Retired Themes-Round 2 (sorta)

And the theme retirement trend continues on WordPress.com with new additions to the previous list of retirees: Bueno Dark Wood Enterprise Inuit Types Monochrome Motion Neutra Notepad Notes IL Paperpunch Steira Structure Titan Under The Influence Vostok Again, existing sites can continue to use their theme even though it is retired and sites set upContinue reading “Retired Themes-Round 2 (sorta)”

Beware the ToS Rights Grab of Headliner

Originally posted on Memoirs of an Underwater Photographer:
This is just a warning folks…. This came to my attention recently, wordpress.com has integrated a new 3rd Party Service into its post blogging panel (you know, the panel that comes up after you publish a post). I wondered about it – ostensibly it looks like a…

WordPress.com Transparency on Advertising

It still comes as a shock to some community members that WordPress.com runs advertising on free hosted sites, unless you’ve purchased the annually renewable No Ads upgrade to remove them. This is stated in the Terms of Service that everyone agrees to when signing up for a website here. Recently however, WordPress.com has made a muchContinue reading “WordPress.com Transparency on Advertising”

My Top Takeaways from WordCamp San Francisco

WordCamp San Francisco happened Friday and Saturday this weekend with many of the WordPress.com Happiness Engineers and Developers from Automattic both in attendance and presenting. This was the first time that I participated via the livestream, which was entirely brilliant, and it almost felt like being there, especially with the addition of the Hallway interviews.Continue reading “My Top Takeaways from WordCamp San Francisco”

WordPress.com Business: Get a professional website without a professional price tag

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
Are you a small business owner who wants an interactive website with demo videos? A pro blogger who wants to try out a bunch of premium themes before committing? A non-profit building its first website, and in need of a little extra support? Say goodbye to sky-high web development…

Just don’t mention the “c” word

WordCamp Jerusalem took place this past Wednesday and welcomed a very nice turnout. I’ll write more at length about the full conference a bit later. What I want to write about now is a not uncommon perception that I encountered during WordCamp. During one discussion about using WordPress to help change the world, I ventured toContinue reading “Just don’t mention the “c” word”

Doing Business on WordPress.com

More companies are making their way to WordPress.com to build their web presence either as a blog or as a full website (as long as e-commerce is not the primary function of the site). And what’s not to like? On signing up and agreeing to the Terms of Service, a company gets a free orContinue reading “Doing Business on WordPress.com”