What Are the Limitations of WordPress.com? (Expert Insights)

Are you wondering whether you should use WordPress.com to launch your new blog? If you are new to WordPress, then you may be curious why WPBeginner and other experts recommend WordPress.org more than WordPress.com. While WordPress.com is easy to use, it comes with a lot of pitfalls that you may not notice when you first… Continue reading What Are the Limitations of WordPress.com? (Expert Insights)

WordPress.com Enters the Fediverse with ActivityPub Support

WordPress.com added support for ActivityPub today, a decentralized social networking protocol that is now available for across free and paid plans. This allows users to join the fediverse from their WordPress.com sites, and interact with content across federated platforms like Mastodon (and many others) with replies automatically published back to the blog as comments. The… Continue reading WordPress.com Enters the Fediverse with ActivityPub Support

Developers Raise Concerns About WordPress.com Plugin Listings Outranking WordPress.org on Google Search

WordPress core developer John Blackbourn sparked a heated discussion yesterday when he posted an image of his WordPress User Switching plugin ranking higher for the WordPress.com listing than the page on WordPress.org. Why has @wordpressdotcom replicated the entire https://t.co/oTA9NDVkFk plugin directory on its .com domain name? Searching for some plugin names now results in the… Continue reading Developers Raise Concerns About WordPress.com Plugin Listings Outranking WordPress.org on Google Search

Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 22

Transcript ↓ In this episode, Cory Miller and Corey Maass discuss preparations for WordCampUS and designing business cards for the event. They receive feedback on their design and decide on a winning business card design that includes pricing information and a QR code. They also discuss the content and layout of their product’s landing page,… Continue reading Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 22

Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 21

Transcript ↓ In this episode, Cory Miller and Corey Maass discuss the progress with their product and plans for marketing. They mention ordering stickers and preparing for WordCamp US. They also talk about the importance of having a clear name for the plugin and creating a frictionless process for potential customers to sign up or… Continue reading Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 21

WordPress.com Launches 100-Year Domain and Hosting Plan for $38K

WordPress.com is now selling a 100-year plan, one of the longest available in the industry, for a one-time payment of $38,000. It includes managed WordPress hosting (whatever that looks like in 100 years), multiple backups across geographically distributed data centers, submission to the Internet Archive if the site is public, 24/7 dedicated support, and a… Continue reading WordPress.com Launches 100-Year Domain and Hosting Plan for $38K

Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 20

Transcript ↓ In this podcast episode, Corey Maass and Cory Miller demonstrate and discuss the features of their OMG IMG plugin. They showcase how the plugin allows users to show or hide sections, customize settings, and create images for social media posts. They also address challenges related to layout and templates, including different image sizes… Continue reading Launching a WordPress Product in Public: Session 20

Business Roundup Week Ending August 4

In the Face of Constant Change, What Do Freelancers Need From WordPress? Understanding changing standards, best practices, and user expectations is key for agency growth. WordPress’ fast pace of changes might be overwhelming for some freelancers, making effective communication about these modifications essential. Freelancers are a major force behind WordPress’s growth, and their real-world insights… Continue reading Business Roundup Week Ending August 4

What is Coaching & What Are Key Times to Have a Coach with Kelly Gallagher

Transcript ↓ In this podcast episode, Cory Miller introduces his professional coach, Kelly Gallagher, to discuss the role of coaching in personal and professional growth. They explore the difference between coaching and therapy and how they can complement each other. They highlight the value of coaching for high achievers and how it can help with… Continue reading What is Coaching & What Are Key Times to Have a Coach with Kelly Gallagher

WordPress.com Makes a Bid for Google Domains Customers, Offering 1 Million Free Transfers

WordPress.com is making a strong bid for Google Domains customers after the the product was sold to Squarespace in a deal reportedly worthy $180 million. Shortly after the sale was announced, WordPress.com pitched Google Domains customers, reminding the public that the company is also a domain registrar, but the call to action didn’t include much… Continue reading WordPress.com Makes a Bid for Google Domains Customers, Offering 1 Million Free Transfers