I'm liking these options! This week WordPress.com introduced a new Customizer panel to its users called Content Options. The new panel offers a number of minor tweaks that would ordinarily be handled by a few simple free pl… Learn more at WordPress Tavern.
Today we’re launching a feature that will show instant notifications for new comments and likes — even when you are not actively using WordPress.com. Browser notifications give you a real-time sense of your readers’ reactions, allowing you to stay more engaged with your audience. Notifications will show up in Chrome or Firefox in the same… Continue reading Browser Notifications on WordPress.com
WordPress 4.6 is set to introduce a broken link checker in the editor, a handy new feature which lead developer Andrew Ozz dubbed “spellcheck for URLs.” Nice! Learn more at WordPress Tavern.
The internet just marked another major milestone. The first website, Tim Berners-Lee's description of the World Wide Web project, went public 25 years ago on August 6th, 1991. The launch was unceremonious -- Berners-Lee announced the project on a Usenet group, and it wasn't until after August 23rd that new users visited the site. However,… Continue reading The first website went public 25 years ago
This week the Ulysses writing platform (Mac - $44.99 & iOS - $24.99) released an update that includes publishing to WordPress blogs - both those hosted at WordPress.com and self-hosted sites. It even supports multiple blogs! Also included are many of the WordPress options you use regularly, including: save a post as a draft , publish it immediately… Continue reading Ulysses for Blogging
Many users didn’t realize that instead of using a popup to paste a link, they can just select a text and press CTRL+V (Command+V on mac) to paste the URL. The visual editor automatically converts it into a link. This is just one feature. Find the rest at wpbeginner - where you can learn how to… Continue reading 10 Awesome WordPress Features That You Probably Didn’t Know Existed
Those of us with a treasured family journal, scrapbook or collection of letters have a window into the personal side of our family’s history. That one or more generations of people took the time and effort to protect and preserve those treasures makes them even more precious. Today, we have a large community of bloggers… Continue reading Why You Need a Blog Editor
Cooper’s situation highlights the dangers of entrusting your content to a publishing service that may not even give fair notice before removing your website. As a writer and performer whose livelihood depends on the freedom of expression, Cooper would be better served with an open source, self-hosted publishing platform like WordPress, along with daily off-site… Continue reading Google Removes Dennis Cooper’s 14-Year-Old Blog