The Perplexed WordPress.com User’s Guide to Openverse

If you previously used Creative Commons (CC) Search, you may know that it was picked up by the WordPress.org project last year to continue its development. Here’s the official Creative Commons announcement. As of late last year, CC Search relaunched on WordPress.org and was rebranded as Openverse. Free to Use Images WordPress.com users have enjoyedContinue reading “The Perplexed WordPress.com User’s Guide to Openverse”

Sharing is for Pizza-Reblog and Sharing Revisited

Sharing other people’s website content has been around since the introduction of the internet and a simple copy/paste was usually the medium by which content was shared. Needless-to-say, this wasn’t ideal, especially when entire posts were being “shared” without providing attribution and/or hotlinking images from the original author’s site. In order to give its usersContinue reading “Sharing is for Pizza-Reblog and Sharing Revisited”

Getting One’s Head Around The Full Block Editor

The biggest stumbling block (sorry!) to working with the Block Editor is thinking you need to do something extraordinary to write in it. Let’s get back to writing rather than worrying about the “blockade”. As the Block Editor prompt says, “Start writing”. KISS!* If you previously wrote in the MySite Visual Editor, give the followingContinue reading “Getting One’s Head Around The Full Block Editor”

Getting Started on WordPress.com

WordPress.com is an online service that hosts websites/blogs free of charge. Users signing up for the service must be at least 13 years old for the US, or 16 years for the EU, and agree to abide by the Terms of Service. What do you get when you sign up? A unique, free website URL,Continue reading “Getting Started on WordPress.com”