WordPress.com has opened all their premium themes to all Jetpack users and WordPress.com users with a Premium or Business account. Sweet!
If you've been blogging for a while with a self-hosted WordPress site, chances are good you've changed themes once or twice, experimented with a few plugins and done more than a few revisions. These actions often generate a lot of digital trash which is hiding in the corners and behind the "real" stuff. This can… Continue reading Tidy Up Your WordPress Blog With WP-Sweep
Embedding rich media (videos, maps, etc.) into WordPress blog posts using shortcodes has been a delight for all . . . except those people who are email followers on our sites. Today, WordPress announced a Jetpack update that fixes that issue for those email subscribers on your site. https://vimeo.com/17360835 Why is this interesting? If you… Continue reading Jetpack Updates
Are you familiar with WordPress Shortcodes? These are handy little codes that simplify adding all kinds of formatted elements to your blog posts. For example, shortcodes make it easy to build a presentation right in your post. No PowerPoint or Keynote needed. Shortcodes simplify embedding videos, make it easy to create a sitemap of your… Continue reading WordPress Shortcodes – Recipes
Many family historians use blogs to document the stories their research discovers. They soon discover those little stories have grown into a significant collection. After posting a story to my blog I was copy/pasting them to a Family Stories folder in Ulysses to repurpose and reuse in other storytelling projects. I say “was” because ever since… Continue reading Geneablogging with Ulysses
WordPress's post formats feature can customize the look of your posts and attract more attention to your family stories. See how.
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