How-To: Keyboard Shortcuts

Are you missing the underline and justify text buttons in the WP-Admin Editor? Several users have noticed their disappearance and commented about it in the community forums. You can still use keyboard shortcuts to perform the above actions. If you need a reminder, you can find them by clicking on the ? in the secondContinue reading “How-To: Keyboard Shortcuts”

Lodestar-a trendy theme for your business

WordPress.com just released to its users the Lodestar theme (by Automattic’s Mel Choyce), which is also available for WordPress.org users. It’s a beautiful one-page business theme designed to highlight the best features of your organization. One-page business themes have caught on hugely over the past couple of years. Initial set up of these themes canContinue reading “Lodestar-a trendy theme for your business”

Your Year in Blogging from WordPress.com

Blog @wordpressdotcom? The WPcom stats helper monkeys are on sabbatical. Roll Your Own Blog's Year in Review https://t.co/CF6oZhcv7M — JenT on a social media break (@wpcommaven) December 29, 2016 For the first time since 2010, WordPress.com will not send out its annual “Your Year in Blogging” report to users. As far as this site goes,Continue reading “Your Year in Blogging from WordPress.com”

Only 15% of you write in the WP Admin Editor

WordCampUS happened the first weekend in December and with it Matt Mullenweg’s annual State of the Word with updates and future trends for WordPress and by projection also for WordPressdotcom. There were plenty of jaw-dropping announcements for everyone in Matt’s presentation, but the statistic that blew me away was this: Last year saw the announcement of CalypsoContinue reading “Only 15% of you write in the WP Admin Editor”

Some thoughts on this 2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,900 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 48 trips to carry that many people. This past year saw aContinue reading “Some thoughts on this 2015 in review”

WordPress.com Reveals its Newest New Dash Editor

If you’ve been following the story, you know that the New Dash Post and Page Editor has been a continual work-in-progress since its introduction. This week, WordPress.com revealed the latest iteration of the Editor, according to the News announcement, based on feedback received from its users and is designed to be used on all devices,Continue reading “WordPress.com Reveals its Newest New Dash Editor”

In Memoriam: “Tess” Warn 1952-2015

Sally “Tess” Warn (z”l) was a generous woman, both in real life and online as a volunteer moderator in the WordPress.com Community Support forums where we “met” several years ago. A kind soul, she helped out other WPcom users with her signature sense of humor and her broad knowledge of the platform and the web inContinue reading “In Memoriam: “Tess” Warn 1952-2015″

One Size Upgrade Fits All? Get Outta Here!

Updated: 30 July 2015: See update at the end of this post. The past couple of weeks have seen a startling rise in the number of WordPress.com users posting in the Community Forums wondering how they can purchase a single upgrade to enhance their free WordPress.com website, most particularly the Domain Name and Domain MappingContinue reading “One Size Upgrade Fits All? Get Outta Here!”