Three Ways You Can Add Mastodon To Your WordPress.com Website

Have you recently migrated to Mastodon and would like to add it to your site’s social links here on WordPress.com? Here’s how: 1. Add the Social Icons block to your site; Mastodon is already included. 2. Add Mastodon to your site’s Social Links Menu. At the moment it will display as a generic link iconContinue reading “Three Ways You Can Add Mastodon To Your WordPress.com Website”

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.) What Matt said… Looking even more closely at theContinue 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 WordPress.com. There were plenty of jaw-dropping announcements for everyone in Matt’s presentation, but the statistic that blew me away was this: Those are statistics for one month onContinue reading “Only 15% of you write in the WP Admin Editor”