Unified We Navigate?

IMPORTANT UPDATE: In mid-March 2021, WordPress.com rolled out unified navigation to combine both the newer “Calypso/WordPress.com” dashboard and WP Admin. Later, in July 2021, a dashboard “Switcher” was introduced to make changing from one dashboard to the other more intuitive with a further refinement to the interface. WordPress.com is in the process of rolling outContinue reading “Unified We Navigate?”

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

IMPORTANT UPDATE: In mid-March 2021, WordPress.com rolled out unified navigation to combine both the newer “Calypso/WordPress.com” dashboard and WP Admin. Later, in July 2021, a dashboard “Switcher” was introduced to make changing from one dashboard to the other more intuitive with a further refinement to the interface. As a result, in order to continue accessingContinue reading “Writing in the WP Admin Classic Editor-A Quick Tour for the Perplexed WordPress.com User”

The Block Editor: A Block Management Guide

The Block Editor (AKA Gutenberg) promises a whole new way to create and display content in WordPress. If you are not yet familiar with it, I strongly recommend working your way through this official tutorial or any of my Block-Aid tutorial posts. If you want to get a feel for the Block Editor without theContinue reading “The Block Editor: A Block Management Guide”

Blog Privacy and Subscribers-5 more things to know

Without a doubt the most popular post on this website is “Blog Privacy and Subscribers“. Originally published in 2011 and updated in August 2021, it remains accurate about how Privacy works in spite of the many changes here on WordPress.com. Since February 2019, any new site you create on WordPress.com is set to “Coming Soon” byContinue reading “Blog Privacy and Subscribers-5 more things to know”

Use the Support Search, Luke!

Those of us who regularly volunteer in the Community Support Forums are well acquainted with user frustrations when it comes to getting a timely answer to an urgent question. What doesn’t always seem obvious is that answers to many of the questions asked in the forums can be found in one of the best resourcesContinue reading “Use the Support Search, Luke!”

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”

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”

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”