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We’re really happy to announce that we’ve added over 30 free Google Fonts to your Theme Customizer. Even better, you don’t need any upgrades to access them; these fonts are free for everyone. Go to WordPress.com → Customize to see the new Fonts section in the sidebar. From…
Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
Newer domains and websites pass older sites all the time. How can an older site maintain its ranking over time? Matt Cutts, of Google answered that question in January 2014. Tune in, listen and learn.
Helping people is part of my personality type. Both blogging and answering support questions have helped me to become more open and expressive. I have never been in a blogging challenge before and this is my Zero to Hero inside story part 2.
Search engines like optimized content that’s relevant and fresh. The next time you have a slow blogging day and you aren’t truly committed to publishing a post on a new topic why not breathe some freshness into an older post?
In case you have missed it WordPress.com Staff are running a 30 day blog challenge titled Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog. The challenge has entered day 4 today. Anyone can join in. It matters not if the blog is brand new or one you have been publishing in and want to improve. …
There is an exciting new color palette feature addition that WordPress.com bloggers using eight free themes will enjoy. Eight free themes, including Superhero, Writr, Spun, Panel, Zoren, Fontfolio, Twenty Thirteen, and Typo, now offer free color palettes you can apply. Read the announcement. Hopefully, more themes will be graced with the same feature soon.
Want to find blogging tips, tools and tutorials in this blog fast? This index of links to blogging tips articles in list post format that itemize ways to build a better blog, become a better blogger and promote effectively may help you find what you need quickly.
The two primary reasons bloggers offer email newsletters are to promote their posts and/or products/services. But keeping a newsletter going is no easy feat because subscribers suffering from digital overwhelm as we all are, may be tempted to unsubscribe.
Whether you blog to inform, to entertain, to persuade or to provoke controversy, to have a successful blog you must identify your target audience and Let Your Audience’s Interests Guide Your Content Strategy.
Have you ever wondered what the most to least popular FREE WordPress.com themes are? Has your theme been retired? If you were to chose another theme which one would it be?
Do you want a WordPress.com theme with a magazine style layout that provides your readers with brief front page previews (teasers) of posts to select from and click into without you having to insert the more tag into each post?
Throughout the last 2 years I have been trying to accommodate mobile and tablet users by choosing responsive width themes. I have been happily noting I do have more mobile and tablet viewers. However, I have also noted something perplexing and wonder if my readers have noticed it too. Have you noticed your page view…
Enhancing your WordPress.com blog’s accessibility and share-ability with social networking icons can be a quick coffee break set up or a longer project. It all depends on the theme you use.
The New WordPress default theme; ‘Twenty Fourteen’ is a dark magazine styled beauty with balanced use of white space that’s absolutely packed useful and eye-popping features. From lovely typography and a prominent featured content area up top to multiple sidebars and post formats, Twenty Fourteen has it all.
In fact, a blog is a website but there’s a strange notion out there that websites and blogs are not both websites. The arrival of custom menus at WordPress.com was very well received as many of us wanted the flexibility to structure a website for a long time.
Between 2011 – 2012 I noted those visiting my blog using mobiles and tablets were on the rise. I also noted the affects the mobile explosion was having on blog design and learned either selecting a mobile friendly theme or responsive width theme was a choice I could make. That’s when I began experimenting with…
A personal blog is a weblog where people publish articles related to their daily lives, interests, projects, passions and happenings. Personal blogging is a crème de la crème when it comes to being a creative outlet for self expression and a wonderful way to meet new people online.
Update: October 22, 2014. Changes to the WordPress.com upgrades policies mean accounts registered after September 1st, 2014 cannot purchase individual upgrades other than, domain mapping, premium themes and site redirects.
Desktop and laptop computers have long been a staple in middle and high schools but that is rapidly changing. Schools across the USA are spending billions on various kinds of technology for the classroom and aren’t investing only in computer stations and keyboards.
The growth of mobile use shows no signs of slowing. A new report suggests by the end of 2013, there will be more mobile devices on Earth than people. Mobile data traffic worldwide will increase 13 times by 2017. That’s from the latest Cisco VNI Mobile Data Forecast Update, 2012-2017 released in early February.
If your site navigation isn’t intuitive then all the hard work you do to promote your content is for nothing, as visitors these days scan content quickly, and they won’t return if they can’t immediately locate what they want.
Most bloggers by now will have heard about claiming authorship for their posts. Possibly many will be wondering how to do this with their WordPress.com blog. The instructions for using the attributes rel=”author” and rel=”me” posted on Google are possibly a bit confusing for bloggers without some HTML background – in fact without some minor…