How-To: Keyboard Shortcuts

Are you missing the underline and justify text buttons in the WP-Admin Editor? Several users have noticed their disappearance and commented about it in the community forums. You can still use keyboard shortcuts to perform the above actions. If you need a reminder, you can find them by clicking on the ? in the secondContinue reading “How-To: Keyboard Shortcuts”

Build Your WordPress.com Site-The Tutorials

You’ve signed up and created your very first WordPress.com website. Congrats, but now what? Two of the biggest challenges new users have when starting out on WordPress.com are choosing a theme and learning the basics of site set up. WordPress.com helps you select an initial theme based on the information you provide about what yourContinue reading “Build Your WordPress.com Site-The Tutorials”

Singing The New Dash Editor Blues

Since about 2011-12, WordPress.com users have been redirected to the New Dashboard (“New Dash”) after logging in on the main WP.com log-in page rather than to their primary site’s Dashboard. This change coincided with the introduction of the WordPress.com Reader and “Freshly Pressed” to the New Dash.  The “Quick Editor” was added and allowed users to selectContinue reading “Singing The New Dash Editor Blues”

Reblogging Revisited Again

Following several tests in two different browsers, it now seems that in spite of a Staff remark to the contrary, if a site owner has disabled the Reblog button on their site, it does not appear to be possible to reblog a post from that site via the WordPress.com Reader or anywhere else the Reblog button may show.Continue reading “Reblogging Revisited Again”

The New Reblog

Post updated on 2014/03/10 Reblogging on WordPress.com has a long and contentious history. When it was introduced in June  2010, there was a firestorm of protest by long-standing members of the community against what we felt was an usurpation of our copyrights. At every turn, WordPress.com Staff told us again and again how reblogging was aContinue reading “The New Reblog”

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!”