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Category Archives: WordPressDotCom

WordPress.com Tip: Get Your Own WordPress.com Email

No, WordPress.com isn’t offering email services – yet. But there is a way you can create an email address that matches your WordPress.com blog. If I’ve commented on your blog recently, have you noticed the email I’m using in the form? lorelleonwordpress@gmail.com If your WordPress.com blog’s title or domain name hasn’t been taken by Gmail, […]

WordPress.com Blogs Feeds Scraped

In the most recent WordPress Wednesday News on the Blog Herald, I reported on the mass copyright violations and scrapings of WordPress.com blogs, as reported by Letters Home to You in “Has Anyone Stolen Your Writing Lately?” and “Please Help Me Get Google to Pull Their Ads from a Blogging Thief”. There is also a […]

Two Months of Celebrating Blogging and WordPress

At the amazing WordCamp 2007 conference a couple weeks ago, I realized that I’d been staying a bit too exclusive for my personal tastes with this blog. What started out as a test site for WordPress.com has turned into a entity of its own. To celebrate the two year anniversary of WordPress.com and Lorelle on […]

Happy Birthday, Edublogs.org

Edublogs.org turns two today. Happy Birthday! Edublogs.org was the first to embrace WordPressMU, the multi-user version of WordPress which, a month later, powered WordPress.com. From the beginning, James Farmer’s goal was to provide free blogs to educators, especially teachers then later students, to build an interactive community where teachers can share and communicate with other […]

Choosing WordPress: Which WordPress to Choose?

There has recently been some confusion over the issue and types of WordPress blogs. Here is a brief summary to help you understand which is which, what you can do with each, to help you choose your ideal WordPress blog system.

Blogging With Split Browser Firefox Extension

As part of my Web Browser Guide for Bloggers series on the Blog Herald, I explored a lot of new Firefox Extensions to improve my blogging skills and efficiency. In the process, I discovered the Split Browser Add-on. The Firefox Extension splits the browser’s screen into two or more parts, allowing you to view one […]

WordPress.com Announces Strong Password Indicator

In a recent announcement, WordPress.com asks “How Strong is Your Password”, highlighting a new feature on your password update panel that measures the “strength” of your password. I recently wrote an article on the Blog Herald called Protect Your Blog With a Solid Password, offering tips and tricks to help create a strong password that […]

WordPress News You Need To Know

In case you missed it, every Wednesday on the Blog Herald I post a summary of the week’s WordPress news. I cover WordPress updates and security releases, troubles and praises with WordPress, WordPress Themes and Plugins news, fixes, and developments, news about WordPress.com, the hottest blogs and posts on WordPress.com, WordPress events, and other events, […]

Learning Lessons from The Planet Blog

I spotted a press release titled “The Planet Spins into the Blogosphere” and had to check it out. It is an announcement that The Planet web hosting service, claiming to host “more than 22,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 2.8 million Web sites worldwide”, has started its first corporate blog on a free WordPress.com blog […]

Get Your WordPress.com Blog Now Verified by Google’s Webmaster Tools

Since Google came out with the Google Sitemap, WordPress.com bloggers have had no luck verifying their WordPress.com blogs until now. Jalaj P. Jha has come up with “Get your WordPress.com Blog Google Verified”. It’s a simple method of creating a Page with the Page title as the HTML file name Google provides. Create the page […]

Naming Your WordPress.com Blog

Virginia DeBolt of Blogher writes in “Blogging Tips: The Importance of Title and URL” about how many WordPress.com bloggers, and others, make a mistake in setting the blog name and blog titles in their blogs. I’ve covered this before, but let’s look at it again. The format for WordPress.com blogs is example.wordpress.com. When you register […]

Are You Uncategorized?

I’m seeing a lot of blogs, especially those on WordPress.com, with a similar syndrome. So much so, I think it’s contagious. Are you uncategorized? Are your posts uncategorized? Do you have a lot of blog posts labeled “uncategorized”, just sitting there without a category to call their own? Have you abandoned your posts? Categorizing your […]

WordPress.com Hiccup with Themes

If you are experiencing, like I am, a bad WordPress Theme day, your messed up WordPress Theme issue has been reported and they are looking into it. Another Update – Everything has been fixed. If you are still having trouble, contact WordPress.com support through the FEEDBACK button. Thanks, WordPress.com crew! So if your custom CSS […]

Looking for WordPress Support and Help: Ask the Right Questions

Are you new to WordPress.com or WordPress? Need help for your WordPress blog? Sulz guest blogs on Engtech’s blog about how to use the WordPress.com forums, a must read for all WordPress and WordPress.com users. As a volunteer providing free support for WordPress.com in the Support Forums, every now and then it’s hard not to […]

Strange Referrer Links in WordPress.com Stats

Have you noticed strange links in your WordPress.com Referrers list? They tend to look like this: http://example.com/wp-admin/index.php If you do, that means that your blog has been accessed from the WordPress Administration Panels or Dashboard. In other words, a WordPress or WordPress.com user clicked on a link to your blog from inside their WordPress. This […]

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