Get ready to transfer your domain names to WordPress.com

So far the story at WordPress.com was "No Incoming Domain Transfers". However, things are changing for better. WordPress.com is gearing up to accept incoming domain transfer requests. I just happen to stumble upon the support documents detailing out the process. You can also read the complete guide at https://en.support.wordpress.com/incoming-domain-transfer/ However, I tried to move one … Continue reading Get ready to transfer your domain names to WordPress.com

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New Premium Themes: Small Business and Photo Blog

A “Small Business” theme for just $5. That’s really cool!

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Today we’re excited to announce two new premium themes: Small Business and Photo Blog.

Small Business

Small Business is a new premium theme for your entrepreneurial endeavors. At an introductory price of just $5 (or free with the Premium or Business plans), it’s a worthwhile investment for your business.

Small Business Theme Setup Instructions

We know that running a business is no small task, which is why Small Business includes comprehensive video instructions for its key features so you can get your business’ website online faster.

Small Business was designed with a simple, single-column layout for a consistent reading experience no matter the device or screen size, and uses system fonts to reduce page-load time. We’ve also included a few tailored features just for small businesses, like:

Contact Information: Your customers are busy people – that’s why easy access to essential information like your phone number and address is so important. Small…

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Updated Privacy Policy

Updates to WordPress.com Privacy Policy – being transparent

The WordPress.com Blog

As part of our commitment to privacy and transparency, we’re updating our Privacy Policy. We want to give you more and clearer information about how we collect and use personal information — in a more organized and readable format.

Your privacy is critically important to us. These are the first words of our Privacy Policy, and words we live by when designing and building our products.

Here are some of the updates you’ll see:

  • We split the Privacy Policy up into sections titled: “Information We Collect,” “How We Use Information,” “Sharing Information,” “Choices,” and “Security.” Our aim is to make the Policy easier to follow and understand. We really want you to read the whole thing!
  • We added specific information about how our Privacy Policy applies to Jetpack sites and the WordPress mobile app.
  • We included real-world, concrete examples to illustrate our policies and give you a clearer picture…

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Upload Once, Blog Anywhere: Photos from Google

Google photos come to WordPress. What an exciting tie-up!

The WordPress.com Blog

Google Photos is one of the most popular ways of storing and sharing photos online. WordPress.com is one of the most popular ways to blog. Wouldn’t it be great if they played well together — if you could use photos you’ve uploaded to Google on your site?

We thought so, too: starting today, you can browse, search, and copy photos from your Google account right from your blog posts and pages. Introducing: photos from Google!

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New Theme: Radcliffe 2

A great theme redesigned. Would love to test this.

The WordPress.com Blog

Today we’re happy to introduce Radcliffe 2, a refreshed version of a tried-and-true WordPress theme. We’ve optimized it for speed, and added new features specifically with small-business websites in mind.

Radcliffe 2 was a collaborative effort by several members of WordPress.com’s Theme Team. We wanted to update the popular theme for a more mobile-centric landscape, and to add new features that our small-business customers need.

Some specific design considerations for mobile include:

Standard fontsRadcliffe 2 uses system fonts — fonts that are already available on computers and mobile devices — rather than loading its own custom fonts. This reduces page-load time, since sites no longer have to load special font files, and benefits people browsing your site on mobile devices. Like with other WordPress.com themes, the fonts can be changed using the Customizer.

No sidebar: For a more consistent experience between desktop and mobile screens,

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WordPress.com changing its plan prices

Though I had seen the price change to $4 from usual $2.99 on my account once (last week), I thought it to be a glitch. Today in a discussion thread in WordPress.com support forums I see one of WordPress.com staff member confirming that the prices are going to be changed soon. So if you are … Continue reading WordPress.com changing its plan prices

New options to log into WordPress.com

Looks like WordPress.com is experimenting and providing more options to log into WordPress.com. Just noticed a Google login prompt. As the heading says " log in with your existing social profile", more social profiles e.g. Facebook etc can't be ruled out. At last WordPress.com is moving towards more ease of use for the users. One … Continue reading New options to log into WordPress.com