Reblogging Revisited Again

Following several tests in two different browsers, it now seems that in spite of a Staff remark to the contrary, if a site owner has disabled the Reblog button on their site, it does not appear to be possible to reblog a post from that site via the WordPress.com Reader or anywhere else the Reblog button may show.Continue reading “Reblogging Revisited Again”

The New Reblog

Post updated on 2014/03/10 Reblogging on WordPress.com has a long and contentious history. When it was introduced in June  2010, there was a firestorm of protest by long-standing members of the community against what we felt was an usurpation of our copyrights. At every turn, WordPress.com Staff told us again and again how reblogging was aContinue reading “The New Reblog”

Only 38.5% of you reading this are Human

The human race is a minority on the Internet. And no, it\’s not because your pets have all of a sudden gotten computer-savvy. via Less Than 40 Percent of the Internet Is Human. What I find interesting is that while Bot activity is now 61.5% of all web traffic (an increase by 21% over 2012),Continue reading “Only 38.5% of you reading this are Human”

Retired Themes-Round 2 (sorta)

And the theme retirement trend continues on WordPress.com with new additions to the previous list of retirees: Bueno Dark Wood Enterprise Inuit Types Monochrome Motion Neutra Notepad Notes IL Paperpunch Steira Structure Titan Under The Influence Vostok Again, existing sites can continue to use their theme even though it is retired and sites set upContinue reading “Retired Themes-Round 2 (sorta)”

WordPress.com Transparency on Advertising

It still comes as a shock to some community members that WordPress.com runs advertising on free hosted sites, unless you’ve purchased the annually renewable No Ads upgrade to remove them. This is stated in the Terms of Service that everyone agrees to when signing up for a website here. Recently however, WordPress.com has made a muchContinue reading “WordPress.com Transparency on Advertising”

WordPress.com Business: Get a professional website without a professional price tag

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
Are you a small business owner who wants an interactive website with demo videos? A pro blogger who wants to try out a bunch of premium themes before committing? A non-profit building its first website, and in need of a little extra support? Say goodbye to sky-high web…