Skip navigation

Category Archives: WordPressDotCom

Tutorials, tips, news, and articles specific to using, the free WordPress hosted service.

The Cyclical Nature of Blog Stats

In 2006, I completed a year long informal study on several of my blogs about the best times and days for me to publish content on my blogs and published what I learned in When is the Best Time and Day to Post on Your Blog? My conclusions were that Mondays and Tuesdays were the […]

How to Access Banned Blogs

As discussed in Banned Again: Why Aren’t You Concerned?, continues to be a target for censorship and blocking from various countries and groups around the world attempting to penalize the whole for the “wrongs” of the few the courts or governments decide to penalize, those cutting off thousands of blogs from access. I […]

Protecting Your Content on

By Jonathan Bailey of Plagiarism Today Users of the self-hosted version of WordPress have always had a lot of tools for protecting their site and their feeds. They have always had a variety of plugins for protecting content, including anti-scraping, content theft detection and much more. Even the ability to edit themes and the core […]

Alert: Possibly Related Posts Feature on Blogs has activated a feature without warning that has many up in arms of protest, making it one of the least welcoming additions to Since the beginning of, one of the most requested features has been the ability to showcase related posts from our own blogs. has activated this ability, but the […] Banned Again: Why Aren’t You Concerned?

According to Brazil: Bloggers united against ban by Global Voices, blogs are or soon will be banned due to a judge in Brazil ruling against a blogger featuring a YouTube video embedded in the blog of a couple having sex. The details of the blogger and content in question is a bit […]

Strip Down Your Blog: CSS Naked Day

Get ready to go naked. On April 9th, 2008, hundreds, possibly thousands, of blogs and websites will go naked in honor of CSS Naked Day. Join fellow WordPress bloggers in honoring web designers and WordPress Theme builders by going naked. This is the third year of the annual CSS Naked Day which honors web design […]

Whooping Woopra Blog Statistics Program

I’m rarely totally and completely blown away by anything, and yesterday at WordCamp Dallas, John Pozadzides blew the whole crowd away with his new blog statistics program, Woopra. John is a blogger, author of the popular One Man’s Blog, and an experienced web user, web company owner and business man. He understands the importance blog […]

A Twist for Guest Blogging on Problogger

If you want the blogging opportunity of a lifetime, check out Problogger Darren Rowse’s invitation to guest blog on his blog, the top rated blog about blogging in the English speaking world. The interesting twist to this involves Those wishing to enter their submission for consideration as a guest blog post are requested to […]

Apologies: Future Posts Released Again

As I have/will/did write in the future post, Blog Struggles: Surviving Offline Downtime, which released a week ahead of schedule due to a repeat of a glitch on that hasn’t been seen for well over a year, I depend upon the future posts feature of WordPress for my blog to keep going while I’m […]

Content Theft and WordPress

I and many WordPress “representatives”, along with the developers and staff of WordPress and Automattic, are getting more and more complaints and requests for help dealing with content theft issues. We all need to clear this up and spread the word about how this works in relationship to WordPress. In order to go after a […]

Adding Avatars and Gravatars to Your WordPress and Blog

Avatars, or the well known Gravatars, are tiny images, often called your online identity, picture, badge, logo, or graphic image which represent you and/or your blog. Some use photographs of their face or body, or a body part like an eye, nose, or hand. Others use pictures of animals, flowers, scenics, or graphic images. Many […]

Blogger’s Choice Award Winners Announced

It appears that I’ve come in third in the Blogger’s Choice Awards for the Best Blog About Blogging category. Above me are Darren Rowse of and a newbie on the block, Blogging Basics 101. I’d love to showcase the others who came in below me on the list, but it appears that the counting […] Marketplace and The Theme Debate

Last week, Matt Mullenweg made public his idea on creating a Marketplace to add more options to bloggers for a fee, especially meeting the demands of so many for more, more, and more. Among the proposals under consideration, and I stress that, since this is not a done deal but an idea, is […]

Are Tags Working For You?

I asked this question on the Blog Herald: Are Tags Working? After Pam of Grassroots Science (Alaska) reminded me recently about the flaws in tags, the lack of consistency and control, I’m asking you again. Are tags working for you and your blog? With the advent of tags built into WordPress 2.3, a whole new […]

5 Advanced Techniques for Creating Plugins and Widgets for

by engtech of Internet Duct Tape As a reader of Lorelle On WordPress you might already know there is more than one type of WordPress blogging software, but most people who know what WordPress is have no idea there are different flavours of it. WordPress also called self-hosted WordPress, or has one blog that […]