What’s on the horizon?

It’s year two of the seemingly never ending WordPress.com new user interface changes. If you are up for it there are upcoming editor changes. You can register to be a BETA tester in response to the Call for Testing: Editor, and provide feedback before this iteration is finalized. Or you can just follow  Horizon Feedback:…

Mark Only Spam as Spam

Spam! There is no single accepted definition, but I think most bloggers will agree, spam is unwanted commercially motivated electronic communication (not limited to email), that’s a likely a source of malware. I think most bloggers will also agree on what isn’t spam. No commenter should be shut out of discussion on your blog because…

WordPress.com: Ads On or Ads-Off?

WordPress.com bloggers are reporting “PopPressed”and “EcoPressed” advertising is now appearing at the end of their posts.  It all began with FreshlyPressed which led to FoodPress which led to PopPressed and now EcoPressed. WordPress.com (Automattic) and Federated Media partnerships have been formed, and sites powered by WordPress.com aimed to redistribute content published on WordPress.com blogs and…

WordPress.com adds Facebook to Publicize

WordPress.com sends your published blog posts to several places to automatically promote them for you.  Publicize supported third party services now includes Facebook, as well as Twitter and Yahoo! You can now send your WordPress.com posts to Facebook. Joining our Yahoo and Twitter features is our latest in WordPress.com’s Publicize family: Facebook. Read all about…