The Secret Recipe of Comment Spam Comments

Originally posted on Lorelle on WordPress:
Mr. Louis Vuitton just sent me a message in my blog comments I’d like to share with you. I share this touching message because it is highly educational when it comes to the art of spam comments, and serves to remind us of why we love having Akismet, the…

Where to find help on WordPress.com

Once you set up your WordPress.com site at some point you’ll probably need extra help in finding information or solving an issue. While every new member of the WordPress.com community receives a welcome letter with a link to Learn WordPress, the always free tutorial for beginners, and other helpful resources, many answers can be foundContinue reading “Where to find help on WordPress.com”

Hacked!? Not So Much: Your WordPress.com Account and Security

This past weekend a number of WordPress.com users discovered that a spam post promoting a “make money from home” scheme had been published on their websites without their prior knowledge or consent.  Many of those sites had not posted for some time while others had recently posted. What was common to them all, apparently, was the useContinue reading “Hacked!? Not So Much: Your WordPress.com Account and Security”

Expired Domain? Oh no!

Have a Domain Name upgrade on @wordpressdotcom? Add the renewal date to your calendar and renew before it expires.Don't wait for a reminder! — JenT (@wpcommaven) July 13, 2012 WordPress.com users with expired domains seem to be the flavor du jour in the Community forums today. So, this would be a good opportunity to remindContinue reading “Expired Domain? Oh no!”

How to write a great bug report

As someone who frequently answers questions in the WordPress.com community support forums, the following suggestions from the JetPack blog on how to write a bug report are really excellent. “Often bug reports don’t include enough information. Meaning we have go back and ask for details so we can investigate. If you want to increase theContinue reading “How to write a great bug report”

Blog Privacy and Subscribers

Even before signing up for a new WordPress.com website, most people have already decided whether they want their site visible to casual readers or have their site out of public view. But what about the subscriber and search engine aspects of these choices? Public Sites: Sites whose Privacy settings are set to Public, or setContinue reading “Blog Privacy and Subscribers”