Thanks you Worpress.com for a quick service


A little note to say thank you to WordPress.com tos team for their quick and accurate service after an automated anti-spam control had flagged my blog as potentially in breach with the terms of service and/or advertisement policy. Thanks again Anthony also for the additional advice.

So I’ll say it again: WORDPRESS ROCKS and the service is great!

New Theme: The Morning After


I was pleased to see this theme now available on WordPress.com, I have been using it for some time in the past for a self hosted blog/website. It is clean crisp, yet packed with all relevant options to make your blog into almost an online magazine. I may have to rethink my theme now.

Introduced in 2007 by Arun Kale, The Morning After was a game-changer as the first magazine style theme for WordPress; it is still considered by many to be the top of its class. In June 2010 WooThemes announced it was taking over the theme:

Considering the significance of this theme, we jumped at the opportunity. We felt that [The Morning After] started so many things in the WordPress community… and we wanted to put our weight behind one of the “pillars” of that community.

The Morning After sports a special home page template with featured posts, three available widget areas, and special styles for posts in the “Aside” format. Also included is an optional full-width page template that removes the sidebar and full support for a custom menu, header and background. A robust theme options menu allows for further customization: header links, page headings, full or partial content an archive pages, and more.

Read more about The Morning After on the Theme Showcase.

 

New Theme: The Morning After.

Wow Your iPad Readers (via WordPress.com News)


A great idea!

Wow Your iPad Readers With the launch of Apple’s iPad we have seen the future of computing and it is touch. Nothing matches the visceral feel of navigating your digital world with your hands. The past four months we’ve been working closely with Onswipe to bring your iPad visitors our vision of what a blog can look like re-imagined for a touch experience. Our iPad-optimized view is app-like in its functionality, but pure HTML5 goodness on the backend: it supports touch … Read More

via WordPress.com News

Add2Any Share Button for WordPress.com blogs


At Dierckx& Associates, my business website, I have been using an addtoany button that is automatically generated to each post. Alas I was not aware that there was a similar option for my wordpress.com blog here. Just tonight  had to find out that there actually is such an option available for your wordpress.com blog like this one as well. I tried it in the previous post and myst say I am quite happy with the user friendliness of this option.

For years WordPress.com publishers have been clamoring to get a social bookmarking button properly integrated on their blogs.  We’re very aware that people have gone to great lengths to get AddToAny’s share button inserted below their posts. Minh of Digital Citizen wrote a fantastic post on how to place AddToAny in WordPress.com posts but that was still a pretty involved process.

Since April 2009 as it turns out there was a way more convenient option available: a share button inserter for WordPress.com.

With Share button integration, your readers and visitors have access to every relevant sharing and bookmarking service (including email) and you never have to worry about maintenance, upgrades, etc.  Here’s an example share button that was actually inserted into this post with the WP.com Share Button inserter:

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Doing this yourself is very easy now.  If you have the WordPress “Press It” button, you’ll feel right on home installing your inserter.  In most browsers (sans Internet Explorer), you’ll simply drag the “bookmarklet” (so it’s called) onto your browser’s link toolbar. (Internet Explorer’s just a little different though directions are available.) From there, the process is simple. You’ll publish a post, press the WP.com Share Button you installed and bam — Share button is inserted and you have successfully enabled social bookmarking on your post!  Save changes and you’re done.

If you were not aware of this option already and I admit I am considerably late in discovering it, I suggest you go get  one yourself. It works like a charm.


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