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 same … Continue reading New Privacy Features and Updated Policies — The WordPress.com Blog

Your site, Automattic’s Privacy Policy and the GDPR

Beginning May 25, 2018 all sites on the web operating within the EU or having site visitors from the EU will be subject to the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). I have tried to wrap my sorry head around the requirements mandated under this regulation and am still reading sites like the ICO.org.uk website and WebDevLaw, … Continue reading Your site, Automattic’s Privacy Policy and the GDPR

The New WordPress Editor: What You Need to Know about Gutenberg – WordPress.com VIP

Following WordCampUS late last year, Steph Yiu gave a great overview to WordPress.com's VIP users and their support teams on the changes coming to the WordPress Editor with Gutenberg. I hope this overview will give you some additional information about the coming roll-out of Gutenberg as well. As you read Steph's overview keep in mind … Continue reading The New WordPress Editor: What You Need to Know about Gutenberg – WordPress.com VIP

Survey Says… What’s Gutenberg?

Many thanks to those of you who took time to answer my brief end-of-the-year survey. We seem to be doing  OK on this site. You were generally able to find the information you were looking for and topics were covered to your satisfaction. The biggest question on your mind was Gutenberg, which is not surprising. … Continue reading Survey Says… What’s Gutenberg?

WordPress.com Business Now Supports Plugins and Third-Party Themes

Now official-A huge and exciting step for WordPress.com and its users. Congratulations WordPress.com!

The WordPress.com Blog

For many years, WordPress.com has been a simple way for people to create their own beautiful WordPress website in minutes.

But that simplicity came with a tradeoff — WordPress.com did not offer built-in support for the thousands of third-party plugins and themes that helped make WordPress the world’s largest and most open web publishing platform.

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Summertime!

I'm currently taking an extended vacation from posting, but wanted to pass along a couple of updates: WordPress.com Business Plan Gets an Upgrade (unofficial): Since there has been no public announcement from WordPressdotcom/Automattic about the changes to the Business plan upgrade following the forum thread this past May, it seems those changes are in the … Continue reading Summertime!

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 can … Continue reading Lodestar-a trendy theme for your business