We may have introduced a bug that was preventing the proper pings getting to Ping-O-Matic, which in turn made it hard for services like Technorati to keep up with the updates from WordPress.com. This post is testing that we fixed it.
Check out Donncha's WP.com blog. Notice anything different? 🙂
Here’s another new one: Regulus. Again, check it out under your presentation tab! 🙂 If you guys have any favorite themes leave their names and links in the comments to this post and I’ll look into adding them.
We actually turned this on a few days ago, but I don’t think anyone blogged about it. You should be able to add other WordPress.com users to your blog now with different capabilities, try it out under the Users tab.
New theme for you WordPress.com guys to try out, called neat. You’ll find in under your “Presentation” tab.
There was a funky bug where some servers (including my own mullenweg.com) weren’t getting mail from WordPress.com. Detective Donncha was on the case and tracked it down and all that mail should start going through now.
Andy has the details.
We just added a new feature to the admin bar, the blue thing you see at the top of WordPress.com when you’re logged in. “Add to Blogroll” does pretty much what you’d expect, it adds the blog you’re currently looking at to your blogroll. It’ll redirect you back to where you were and the linkContinue reading “Add to Blogroll”
Not really, but I’m just trying to get in Memeorandum. 😉 (Fortunately the trick only seems to work on Sunday nights.) It’s never good to wake up in the morning, fire up your aggregator, and see “WordPress.com” and “sucks” in the same headline, but WordPress.com-hosted Robert Scoble has declared that our RSS feeds suck. ThereContinue reading “Scoble Sucks (and WordPress RSS)”
There was a catastrophic hard drive failure on the central database server very early this morning, Donncha was on the ball and switched all the traffic to a recent backup so most things would work while we investigated the hardware failure. This means that an old version of your site was shown for a fewContinue reading “Back to the Future”
Savvy users of WordPress.com will notice something new on your profile page. What’s it for? Time will tell. Let’s just say WordPress.com is going to become a lot more useful for people who already have WordPress blogs. Cheers to Donncha for rolling this out, as I’m still mostly incapacitated right now.
The slowness and problems of the last day or two have been resolved. Some of the new hardware that was set up for us had some configuration and OS issues that were causing a ton of errors, but that’s no longer an issue and things are back to normal. Please use the feedback form ifContinue reading “Well that’s better”