The WordPress.com Desktop App

There’s a new desktop app for WordPress blogs, this time from the good folks at Automattic, the people behind WordPress.com. I know many of you have heard me say that WordPress.com and WordPress are two entirely separate entities, so let me clear this up right now. You can use this app with both WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress(.org) […]

Back on WordPress.org (again)

It wasn’t too long ago that I moved to WordPress.org after an almost three-year absence, and then quickly moved back to WordPress.com. I had a lot going on and just wasn’t ready to take the plunge. Now, I am ready to take the plunge, and here I am, again. I could re-hash all of the […]

Back on WordPress.com

After ten days of blogging on WordPress.org, here I am, back on WordPress.com. It’s a decision made with both hope and regret, but one that I need to make in order to continue the work I started. Over the past three years on WordPress.com, my ability to write code (PHP and JavaScript in particular) had […]

Back on WordPress.org

So, before I get too far into this post (or perhaps before I even start it), I should point out that there are essentially two recognizable types of WordPress. There’s the main one, WordPress.org, which is blogging software that you install on a hosting provider. You own it and manage it, so there are fewer […]

Preview the Upcoming WordPress Dashboard

MP6, the future of the WordPress Dashboard, has arrived on WordPress.com. If you have a WordPress.com blog, visit Users -> Personal Settings in your blog’s Dashboard and check “Enable experimental admin design (MP6)” now! If you follow WordPress development, you may have heard that this was on the roadmap for WordPress 3.6, but was pushed […]

Two Step Authentication on WordPress.com

If you have a WordPress.com blog, now is the perfect time to make your account more secure with our new two step authentication! Two step authentication (also referred to as two-factor authentication) requires you to enter a one-time secret code from your mobile device whenever you log in, after entering your password of course, which […]

Farewell Google Reader

For better or worse, Google Reader is gone, and no amount of complaining is going to bring it back. Google has made up its mind, probably because they couldn’t make money off of it, which is kind of important for a free service. RSS, and other less-used feed formats, are simply amazing. They make it […]

Tweet From Your Blog

Are you tired of your Twitter client, or do you just want to turn your blog into your own social media hub? Well, now you can Tweet from your blog! Yes, I did mention this briefly in my earlier Timepiece post, but I figured it was so cool that I had to mention it again. […]

Off to Vienna

I’m off to spend a week with the rest of the Happiness Engineers in Vienna, as we work together to improve your WordPress.com experience. If you’re curious about why we travel to work together, check out this great article about what goes on behind the scenes.