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”

The New WordPress Editor: What You Need to Know about Gutenberg – WordPress.com VIP

Following WordCampUS late last year, Steph Yiu gave a great overview to WordPress.com’s VIP users and their support teams on the changes coming to the WordPress Editor with Gutenberg. I hope this overview will give you some additional information about the coming roll-out of Gutenberg as well. As you read Steph’s overview keep in mindContinue reading “The New WordPress Editor: What You Need to Know about Gutenberg – WordPress.com VIP”

Survey Says… What’s Gutenberg?

Many thanks to those of you who took time to answer my brief end-of-the-year survey. We seem to be doing  OK on this site. You were generally able to find the information you were looking for and topics were covered to your satisfaction. The biggest question on your mind was Gutenberg, which is not surprising.Continue reading “Survey Says… What’s Gutenberg?”

WordPress.com Business Now Supports Plugins and Third-Party Themes

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
For many years, WordPress.com has been a simple way for people to create their own beautiful WordPress website in minutes. But that simplicity came with a tradeoff — WordPress.com did not offer built-in support for the thousands of third-party plugins and themes that helped make WordPress the world’s largest…

WPcom Business Plan gets an upgrade (unofficial)

With very little information to go on, it looks like WordPressdotcom has taken the final leap to enter the full, managed WP hosting arena by offering its Business plan users access to a wider range of plugins and custom themes through the Calypso dashboard. This includes access to WooCommerce and forums like bbPress and BuddyPress.Continue reading “WPcom Business Plan gets an upgrade (unofficial)”