The Block Editor-A Fireside Chat

It was enlightening to learn from posts in the community forum feedback thread on the Block Editor that many WordPress.com users didn’t know how we got here. If you count yourself in that group, grab your favorite beverage, settle in, and let’s review. This may get a bit lengthy and I’ll try not to putContinue reading “The Block Editor-A Fireside Chat”

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”

Say Hello to the WordPress Block Editor

On June 1 we’ll be retiring our older WordPress.com editor and transitioning to the more recent (and more powerful) WordPress block editor. Want to know how this may affect your site and what you can expect? Read on. The WordPress.com Blog-Say Hello to the WordPress Block Editor And so, say goodbye to the Classic EditorContinue reading “Say Hello to the WordPress Block Editor”

The Year that Was 2018

With the end of the year almost upon us, I’d like to take a moment and look back on 2018 with you and share what’s coming in 2019. Beyond the major change to privacy post GDPR last May, the biggest news of 2018 was the introduction of the new block editor, aka Gutenberg. The WordPress developer communityContinue reading “The Year that Was 2018”

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”

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”