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”

WordPress.com Reveals its Newest New Dash Editor

If you’ve been following the story, you know that the New Dash Post and Page Editor has been a continual work-in-progress since its introduction. This week, WordPress.com revealed the latest iteration of the Editor, according to the News announcement, based on feedback received from its users and is designed to be used on all devices,Continue reading “WordPress.com Reveals its Newest New Dash Editor”

How to Choose the Best Theme for Your Business Website

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
Building a beautiful website for your business begins with choosing a theme — a design that controls page layout, widget areas, and default style. With more than 350 free and paid themes on WordPress.com, selecting a theme for your business website can feel overwhelming, but you can make it easier…

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”

In Memoriam: “Tess” Warn 1952-2015

Sally “Tess” Warn (z”l) was a generous woman, both in real life and online as a volunteer moderator in the WordPress.com Community Support forums where we “met” several years ago. A kind soul, she helped out other WPcom users with her signature sense of humor and her broad knowledge of the platform and the web inContinue reading “In Memoriam: “Tess” Warn 1952-2015″

One Size Upgrade Fits All? Get Outta Here!

Updated: 30 July 2015: See update at the end of this post. The past couple of weeks have seen a startling rise in the number of WordPress.com users posting in the Community Forums wondering how they can purchase a single upgrade to enhance their free WordPress.com website, most particularly the Domain Name and Domain MappingContinue reading “One Size Upgrade Fits All? Get Outta Here!”

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”