I did a short presentation yesterday (the “dance off”) at Webzine and I was weirding a Blogger shirt because they had just given me one and they have the best clothing of any of the blog tools. Anyway, Niall felt bad that WP doesn’t have any schwag (yet!) and remixed my shirt.
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Just a quick note for those folks trying to use the Webzine invite form: It only works if you’re physically on the Webzine wireless network! So take a laptop to the conference tomorrow and sign up then.
WordPress Design Thoughts
Greg Storey just wrote an article that claims: In several ways I think WordPress has a lot going for it functionally but in order for the software to seriously gain market share the developers need to recognize that design is needed to complete the product. […] And if WordPress can’t figure this out their applicationContinue reading “WordPress Design Thoughts”
More Dashboard Experiments
A few more changes to the Dashboard tonight. First we’ve dropped down the number of “top” blogs and highlighted more “up and coming” blogs. This list should change more and be a bit more dynamic. Second is we’ve re-enabled the “incoming links” section which we had to disable before due to timeouts. However this timeContinue reading “More Dashboard Experiments”
More Server Porn
For the people who are into that sort of thing:
The easiest (and cheapest) way to get a WordPress.com invite is to fill out your email on the front page notify form. We’re going to start randomly selecting people from that list starting today and will be adding a few more almost daily. Now would be a good time to check your email filters andContinue reading “WordPress.com Invites”
The content on the Dashboard has been significantly redone to give you something to enjoy this weekend. Thanks to some code-fu from Andy we are now tracking a lot of interesting stats from across all the WordPress.com blogs. The first thing you’ll notice is we’re highlighting the top blogs of the day across the network.Continue reading “New Dashboard”
LiveSearch and others
Eric discovered the new LiveSearch feature, which has been rolled out for a couple of themes and will be tweaked over the next few weeks. Purple Lilacs found the new admin bar. Miklb did too. John Roberts (of News.com) likes the new post screen. Kathy found a bug, but we’ll fix that soon. 🙂 IfContinue reading “LiveSearch and others”
If you’re a current user of WordPress.com and you’ve run out of invites, let me know. I may be able to bump your number back up a bit. We’re also looking into ways we can grant invites after a certain amount of usage or time automatically, but for now just let us know how manyContinue reading “More Invites”
We’re experimenting with something new, now when you’re logged in across WordPress.com you should see a blue “admin bar” across the top of your blog and others with a few handy links, including “Edit this page” if you’re on your own site. This is only shown to people who are logged in. I’m curious whatContinue reading “Admin Bar”
Lorelle is interviewing WordPress.com users, even though there’s only a few so far. If you like the idea of being interviewed, you should leave a comment on her post.
A few updates
It’s Labor day so we’ve been working extra hard for you. Here are a few of the latest improvements on WordPress.com: Managing links works better. You can now use extended entries with the “more” WYSIWYG button. You now get less generic profile information on registration. Invites are a lot smarter — it prefiles a lotContinue reading “A few updates”