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”

How to Build a Website From Scratch With WordPress.com in 10 Steps-via WordPress.com Go

Originally posted on Go WordPress:
Creating a website from scratch can be intimidating. This is especially true if you have never designed one before and your time is tight. When you have other things to do (like building your business or pursuing the passion you’d like to share), it may feel like an insurmountable task.…

Web Design All Looks the Same Now

New research explains why. Much like midcentury modern has overtaken the American home, design homogeneity has descended upon the web. It comes in the form of particular typefaces, notably Georgia and Arial; the use of white and off-white as default background colors; and certain design elements, such as hamburger menus and flat design, that areContinue reading “Web Design All Looks the Same Now”

Full Site Editing arrives on WordPress.com

Try Our New Tools for Creating Beautiful Sites February 4, 2022 Ben Sailer Last week we opened up limited access to a revolutionary array of new site editing tools that will transform how you create, edit, and update the look and feel of your WordPress.com website by leveraging easy-to-use drag and drop functionality. Today we’re excitedContinue reading “Full Site Editing arrives on WordPress.com”

The Trouble with Widgets

Back in mid-August, WordPress switched to a Block interface for adding and updating widgets. The announcement was made on August 10th on the WordPress.com News blog, which has 87M followers, but it still came as a surprise for most. “Widget” is a fancy word for “doodad,” which is itself a fancy word for “small toolsContinue reading “The Trouble with Widgets”

What The Heck is going on with Themes?

Frankly speaking, there’s so much to cover here, let’s just dive in and see where it takes us. Please keep your Best Speculation monitors activated. The WordPress.com Great Premium Theme Cull of 2021 WordPress.com has retired all remaining Premium themes. This means they are not included in the Premium or Business upgrade plans and, indeed,Continue reading “What The Heck is going on with Themes?”