So long 2020!

I don’t like end of the year posts, but I’ll make an exception for 2020, which by anyone’s standards was an exceptional year. And I think I can safely say, not always in a good way! The Ablockalypse This was the year I set up an editorial calendar and for the most part kept toContinue reading “So long 2020!”

Writing in the WP Admin Classic Editor-A Quick Tour for the Perplexed WordPress.com User

IMPORTANT UPDATE: From mid-March 2021, WordPress.com started rolling out unified navigation to combine both the newer “Calypso” dashboard and WP Admin. As a result, in order to continue accessing (for now) the Classic Editor in WP Admin, you must first enable the Advanced Dashboard Pages in your Account Settings. If you do not see thatContinue reading “Writing in the WP Admin Classic Editor-A Quick Tour for the Perplexed WordPress.com User”

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Block Editor

We’re still waiting to say Hello to the not-so-new Block Editor. According to the Staff reply I mentioned in the comments to my previous post, “the team encountered some problems” that’s delayed them changing the default editor to the Block Editor on the millions of sites hosted on the WordPress.com platform. (See my update below)Continue reading “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Block Editor”

The Block Editor: A Block Management Guide

The Block Editor (nee Gutenberg) promises a whole new way to create and display content in WordPress. If you are not yet familiar with it, I strongly recommend reading through this official tutorial as well as my earlier post, “What You See Is What You Get, Maybe.” To get a feel for the Block Editor,Continue reading “The Block Editor: A Block Management Guide”

What You See is What You Get, Maybe…

In my last post I mentioned that big changes were coming in 2019. To no one’s surprise the Block Editor, aka Gutenberg, was introduced as the default editor for all new WordPress.com websites and in March 2019 the ability to switch back to the Classic Editor was removed from themes that fully support the newContinue reading “What You See is What You Get, Maybe…”

GDPR-A Finale, hopefully!

It’s taken some time for it to appear, but WordPress.com site owners now have a new Support Guide to assist them in crafting their own site’s Privacy policy, if needed. Warning: a small rant lies ahead. There are online services that should be lauded for the way they informed their users about what they wereContinue reading “GDPR-A Finale, hopefully!”

New Privacy Features and Updated Policies — The WordPress.com Blog

We’re rolling out updates to our privacy features and policies in the coming weeks. You’ll have more control over your personal information and more detail on what information we keep and what we do with it. The updates will also make sure we comply with new privacy laws, and will help you do the sameContinue reading “New Privacy Features and Updated Policies — The WordPress.com Blog”

How to Create a Website for Your Small Business (a Three-Part Tutorial Series) from Automattic Design

Are you a small business owner looking to set up your very first website? There’s been some really great tutorials and content coming out of Automattic’s various satellite blogs to help you. I entirely missed the first two installments of this series on Automattic.Design on creating a SB website, so here are links to allContinue reading “How to Create a Website for Your Small Business (a Three-Part Tutorial Series) from Automattic Design”