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How to Access Banned WordPress.com Blogs

As discussed in WordPress.com Banned Again: Why Aren’t You Concerned?, WordPress.com 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 […]

100,000 Edublogs

James Farmer announced 100,000 Edublogs on his popular Edublogs.org, the online education tools and community of blogging educators. Edublogs was the first WordPressMU run site, with WordPress.com following soon after. I’ve long been a huge fan of Edublogs and the work that James Farmer has been doing to make blogs free to educators and students. […]

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 […]

James Farmer Takes on Edublogs.org Full-Time

It is with great joy that I announce that James Farmer of legendary Edublogs and all its associated free blog services, is leaving his work with The Age and going full-time to Edublogs.org. Today I handed in my notice at The Age and come July 1st I’ll be working 100% for myself, the majority of […]

Adding Video and Podcasting Bling to Your WordPress.com Blogs

We’ve mostly focused on static visual things you can do to dress up your WordPress.com with Blog Bling. Let’s take a look at how to add video, podcasting, audio files, and more to your WordPress.com blogs. There are videos and podcast files found around the web that you can provide access to via your WordPress […]

Edublogs.org – Providing Free Blogs to Educators and Students

Edublogs.org was one of the first WordPress.com style blogs based upon the multi-user blogging program, WordPressMU. Recently, it was announced that Edublogs.org now has almost 17,000 bloggers signed on, an amazing number. Edublogs is a free blogging service for teachers, researchers, librarians and other educational professionals. It creates an interesting blogging community, all blogging about […]

Blogs That Stand Out

Recently, someone complimented this blog, saying “among all the blogs I’ve looked at this is one that really stood out”. I loved the compliment, but it also got me thinking. What makes a blog stand out from the blogging crowd for you? What is it about a blog that makes it stand out from the […]

When a Comment Requires the Honest Truth

Maybe it was one of those days. Maybe it was something in the air. Today, I had six comments that required the honest truth as a response. Not the tempered, kinder and gentler response but the hard cold truth. The kind of truth you have to give knowing that some can’t take it. Not all […]

Blame WordPress For the World’s Problems

Let’s call this person “wise” using air quotes to give you a description of where they come from in life. This “wise” person confronted to me at a public event to announce that WordPress was evil and must be destroyed. “After all,” he informed me soundly. “While WordPress says it supports freedom of speech, it […]

Blogging Tools: DownThemAll Browser Add-on

DownThemAll! Firefox Extension is another tool for your blogging toolbox. As a reminder, most power bloggers use Firefox or Chrome web browsers. Not just because they are “better” in the terms of meeting web standards, but also because of their powerful extendable features. Browser extensions, add-ons, or plugins allow you to extend the features and […]

WordPress School: Copyright Policy

We’ve started our mini-series on adding policies to your WordPress site with some basic information and details on how to organize and structure policies on your site. It’s time to evaluate the five different policies featured on almost all websites regardless of topic or goals in Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course. Remember, we add […]

WordPress School: Adding Policies

It’s time to talk about policies in Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course. While every website, personal or professional, requires some policies, learning how to publish policies on a WordPress site involves learning about WordPress Pages as a content type, customizing the navigation menu, using jump links, creating lists, customizing links in Widgets, and a […]

WordPress School: Excerpts

If you are following along with Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course you’ve been writing posts as part of the article series assignments and other assignments. Go to the front page of your site in the Twenty-Eleven WordPress Theme and take a look. Do you see long posts, one after another, and have to scroll, […]

WordPress School: HTML Inline Styles

In this mini-series for Lorelle’s WordPress School , we’re learning about HTML basics. I shared a little history and information to help you get started and gave you an HTML file that you will use in this tutorial. In the next tutorial, I covered some very basic HTML elements found in the test HTML file. […]

WordPress School: Bookmarklets and User Scripts

In the last tutorial in Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course covering the web browser, your gateway to the web and WordPress, we covered bookmarks and how to save a web page for later access and reading. In this tutorial, we take bookmarks a little further by exploring browser bookmarklets and user scripts, small but […]