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”

Why I don’t miss the Reblog button currently AWOL on WordPress.com websites

The most frequent feedback from community members of the website Reblog button is that it immediately publishes the reblog to your website when you clicked the button. That didn’t allow you, the reblogger, to preview your post, add your own site’s categories and tags, save your reblog as a draft post, schedule your reblog, addContinue reading “Why I don’t miss the Reblog button currently AWOL on WordPress.com websites”

Remembering WP Admin

**Update 14 February 2020 WordPress.com returned the link to WP Admin in the MySite’s dashboard for all users. You can read more in this recent post. WordPress.com site administration has moved little by little from the WP Admin dashboard to the new-ish Calypso dashboard since it’s introduction two years ago. There are still many featuresContinue reading “Remembering WP Admin”

WordCamp Europe 2016- The Finale

This may possibly be one of the last posts published on the interwebz (regrettably with a small “i”) about WCEU2016 in Vienna, but this was intentional. I’m notorious for writing up my WordCamp experiences long after the “rush” has gone. It helps me gain perspective and focus on what my takeaways from the event really were. (WordCampContinue reading “WordCamp Europe 2016- The Finale”

Some thoughts on this 2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,900 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 48 trips to carry that many people. This past year saw aContinue reading “Some thoughts on this 2015 in review”

One Size Upgrade Fits All? Get Outta Here!

Updated: 30 July 2015: See update at the end of this post. The past couple of weeks have seen a startling rise in the number of WordPress.com users posting in the Community Forums wondering how they can purchase a single upgrade to enhance their free WordPress.com website, most particularly the Domain Name and Domain MappingContinue reading “One Size Upgrade Fits All? Get Outta Here!”