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Category Archives: WordPressDotCom

Tutorials, tips, news, and articles specific to using, the free WordPress hosted service. Tip: Get Your Own Email

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

In the most recent WordPress Wednesday News on the Blog Herald, I reported on the mass copyright violations and scrapings of 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 has turned into a entity of its own. To celebrate the two year anniversary of and Lorelle on […]

Happy Birthday, turns two today. Happy Birthday! was the first to embrace WordPressMU, the multi-user version of WordPress which, a month later, powered 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 […] Announces Strong Password Indicator

In a recent announcement, 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, the hottest blogs and posts on, 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 blog […]

Get Your Blog Now Verified by Google’s Webmaster Tools

Since Google came out with the Google Sitemap, bloggers have had no luck verifying their blogs until now. Jalaj P. Jha has come up with “Get your 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 Blog

Virginia DeBolt of Blogher writes in “Blogging Tips: The Importance of Title and URL” about how many 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 blogs is When you register […]

Are You Uncategorized?

I’m seeing a lot of blogs, especially those on, 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 […] 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 support through the FEEDBACK button. Thanks, crew! So if your custom CSS […]

Looking for WordPress Support and Help: Ask the Right Questions

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

Strange Referrer Links in Stats

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


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