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”

Has anyone seen Gutenberg?

In the roadmap outlined by Matt Mullenweg at WordCamp Europe in Belgrade, the new Gutenberg editor for WP Admin users on WordPress.com was to be integrated sometime in June. Yes, here on WordPress.com. (Pro tip: WordPress.com is the test arena for  features coming to standalone WordPress.) Here’s the full #WordPress #Gutenberg roadmap in one shotContinue reading “Has anyone seen Gutenberg?”

Not The Daily Post

The casting off of The Daily Post after 7 years has left many bloggers adrift with feelings of abandonment. The Powers That Be also removed the page that listed community organized events that was available there, but fortunately you can still find it in The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. Missing The Daily Post's challenges andContinue reading “Not The Daily Post”

Your Year in Blogging from WordPress.com

Blog @wordpressdotcom? The WPcom stats helper monkeys are on sabbatical. Roll Your Own Blog's Year in Review https://t.co/CF6oZhcv7M — JenT on a social media break (@wpcommaven) December 29, 2016 For the first time since 2010, WordPress.com will not send out its annual “Your Year in Blogging” report to users. As far as this site goes,Continue reading “Your Year in Blogging from WordPress.com”

Only 15% of you write in the WP Admin Editor

WordCampUS happened the first weekend in December and with it Matt Mullenweg’s annual State of the Word with updates and future trends for WordPress and by projection also for WordPressdotcom. There were plenty of jaw-dropping announcements for everyone in Matt’s presentation, but the statistic that blew me away was this: Last year saw the announcement of CalypsoContinue reading “Only 15% of you write in the WP Admin Editor”

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”

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”