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Give Your WordPress.com Blog a Unique Design

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November 25th, 2010
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WordPress.com users are limited to about a hundred styles and no way to modify them except a few simple options, a variety of widgets, and the Custom CSS upgrade. Those of you with WordPress theme design and modification experience may find the lack of being able to edit the template files to be quite limiting, but nothing could be further from the truth. If you’re a WordPress.com user seeking to produce your own unique design, look no further than this collection for some of the best Custom CSS blogs on WordPress.com. Some of the blogs in this collection used the Sandbox theme (practically a blank slate) to build their unique design using nothing but their own CSS, but some have used their Custom CSS upgrade to build extensively on top of existing fully designed themes. Do you use custom CSS on your WordPress.com blog?  If so, we’d love to see […]

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WordPress.com Retiring PressRow for Pilcrow

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The WordPress.com theme team will be retiring the sorely out of date PressRow theme in favor of the new Pilcrow theme. The new Pilcrow theme is incredibly similar in style to PressRow, but supports all WordPress 3 feature, like custom menus and featured images, and boasts six layout configurations and four color schemes. Those of you who use Custom CSS along with the PressRow theme, may be interested in this very short list of CSS differences in Pilcrow. PressRow will be officially phased out next week, but Pilcrow is available in the Appearance section of your WordPress.com blog’s Dashboard if you’d like to switch to it or try it out before that happens. Pilcrow will soon be available to self-hosted WordPress users via the official theme directory. Are you a PressRow user? What do you think of the new Pilcrow theme?

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WordPress 3.1 Comes to WordPress.com

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November 19th, 2010
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Now you can try some of the latest and greatest WordPress 3.1 features without having to upgrade your own blog to the alpha release. All you need is a free blog from WordPress.com. The WordPress.com team has just merged all of WordPress.com with the 3.1 branch. Not only will WordPress.com users have access to new features like internal linking, improved Dashboard pagination, and Dashboard column sorting, but the WordPress 3.1 branch has just gained well over a million beta testers! If you can’t wait to try WordPress 3.1, get a free WordPress.com blog today and don’t be afraid to contact the Happiness Engineers if you find any bugs. Do you have a blog on WordPress.com? What do you think of the new features?

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Embeddable Tweets for WordPress

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November 9th, 2010
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Twitter introduced Blackbird Pie back in May of this year, providing the world with an easy way to embed fully functional tweets. Before Blackbird Pie’s introduction, the common way to embed tweets was to simply take a screenshot. Blackbird Pie not only easily embeds the tweet itself, but also leaves the profile link, @-mentions, hashtags, and other links in tact. Despite Blackbird Pie’s usefulness and firm roots in Twitter, it’s received little recognition over the past months. Blackbird Pie will be getting some well-deserved recognition now that it has been fully integrated with WordPress.com, and those of you with self-hosted WordPress blogs can join the party too with the Twitter Blackbird Pie plugin. What do you think of Blackbird Pie? Will you be making use of it on your blog?

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WordPress.com Launches FoodPress

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November 3rd, 2010
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Just a few days ago, I was trying to decide what to do with my significantly neglected WordPress.com blog, and I decided that I was going to start a food blog “just like everyone else on WordPress.com.” Well, it looks like I wasn’t alone in that far-reaching generalization. Just in time for the food-filled fall and winter holidays, WordPress.com has launched the simply awesome and hunger-inspiring FoodPress. FoodPress features the best food-related posts from WordPress.com’s network of over 14 million blogs. The posts are hand-picked “by scouring food-related tag pages like food, recipes, baking, cocktails, and more,” so don’t forget to tag your posts! I hope that FoodPress is the first in a long line of GenrePressing WordPress.com blogs, and I hope that technology and photography are next. What do you think of FoodPress, and what kind of GenrePressing blogs do you want to see next? P.S. GenrePress – you […]

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Automattic is now a Domain Registrar

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October 20th, 2010
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Automattic recently appeared on ICANN’s list of accredited registrars as ID #1531, meaning that the company is now a full-fledged accredited domain registrar. WordPress.com is one of Automattic’s most popular services, and domain mapping is one of their most popular upgrades, so this is potentially yet another game-changing move for the company. According to Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg, Automattic will continue to partner with GoDaddy until they have finished building tools to take advantage of their new registrar status over the next few months.

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WordPress.com Launches Text Messaging Feature

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October 12th, 2010
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WordPress.com has just launched a new text messaging feature. Users can now do a variety of blog management tasks via the new 77377 (PRESS) short code. By simply activating the service at Settings/Text Messaging in your admin panel, you can receive notifications when users are added or removed, and when the theme and privacy settings have changed. Users who choose to upgrade the service for only $20/year will be able to add extra protection to their blog via an SMS-enabled two-step login process, receive new comment notifications with the ability to moderate or reply via text message, receive new post notifications, and publish a post of 160 characters or less. This feature is only available in the USA, though the WordPress.com team will look into expanding the service to other countries if the feature proves popular enough.  As always, standard text messaging and data rates apply. What do you think of […]

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WordPress.com Makes it Easy to say Goodbye

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October 6th, 2010
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The WordPress.com team has now made it even easier to leave your WordPress.com blog for a self-hosted WordPress blog. The new offsite redirect upgrade allows you to easily redirect your blogname.wordpress.com blog and all of its permalinks to your new domain. The previous redirection method was a five-step process that had a tendency to cause some confusion during implementation. Now, all you need to do is export your blog, purchase the offsite redirect upgrade for $12/year (the same price as the previous redirection method), and enter your new domain name. Matt Mullenweg, Automattic’s one and only Chief BBQ Taste Tester, highlighted the importance of the new offsite redirection upgrade, stating “the easier you make it for people to go, the more likely they are to stay.” The psychology certainly makes sense to me. I’d be less tempted to make a panic-influenced exit if I knew it was easy to leave […]

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WordPress.com Stats Updated

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September 30th, 2010
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If you’re a WordPress.com user, you may have noticed that your stats received a significant facelift today. The Flash-powered line chart has been replaced by an interactive Javascript-powered bar chart and the module layout is now fully customizable. The new design was a team effort, though some credit should definitely go to Nick Momrik for handling the new chart and a good majority of the extra work, Joen Asmussen for the overall design, and Matt Thomas for keeping everyone on track. Currently, the new stats interface is only for WordPress.com users, but the WordPress.com Stats Plugin for self-installed WordPress blogs will be updated once they have all the kinks worked out. Unfortunately, my WordPress.com blog is private, so I really don’t have enough stats to truly test the new interface. What do you think of the new WordPress.com Stats interface?

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