Vs. WordPress.org. WordPress is a publishing platform that makes it easy for anyone to publish online, and proudly powers millions of websites.
It comes in two flavors: the fully hosted WordPress.com, and the self-hosted version, whose software is available for free at WordPress.org. WordPress is a community-driven project that’s developed by and for people like you. Many thousands of people from around the world contribute to the project, and many millions of websites are powered by it — 25% of the web, in all. From large company websites to personal blogs, and everything in between, everyone can publish with WordPress. Status.
I can’t get to my blog!
Is WordPress.com’s server down? Probably not. WordPress.com runs on hundreds of servers located in several separate data centers in different parts of the USA. Logos. Third Party Applications. Accessibility. Accessibility on the web can mean a lot of things.
But in general it means making websites as inclusive to as many users as possible. Accessibility is important for a diverse group of users including mobile users, users with disabilities, and even search engine robots. Support Options. WordPress.com offers a number of avenues for reaching helpful, individualized support, but sometimes it can be difficult to determine the best place to ask your question.
This document details the various types of support offered for WordPress.com and WordPress.com-related services, and how to take advantage of them. It will help you get straight to the right source, so that you can get the quickest, most accurate answer to your question! Where should I go for support? For more detailed information, please read on. ↑ Table of Contents ↑ Documentation. FTP Access. We do not allow FTP (File Transfer Protocol) access to any WordPress.com blogs.
Please see the information below on alternatives to using FTP. Uploading images and documents To upload images and documents, first check the accepted files support page to make sure filetype you would like to add is allowed. Security. Your sites are well-protected on WordPress.com.
We monitor potentially harmful activity to ensure there is no unauthorized access to your content. To help keep your sites secure there are a few things you can do to protect your data. Keeping your secrets secret The weakest link in the security of anything you do online is your password. Register a Blog. PayPal. To add a PayPal button to your sidebar or post, you can follow the steps below. Note that if you want to add it to your sidebar, you need to copy the code into a Text Widget .
First follow these steps: My Blogs. The My Blogs section of your Dashboard lists the WordPress.com blogs that you can contribute to and/or edit.
Your blogs are also listed in other areas, such as the toolbar at the top of your screen (when you’re logged in): And on the WordPress.com homepage under the My Blogs tab: My User Roles Your user role – Contributor, Author, Editor, or Administrator — determines whether or not you can publish posts and manage a site’s settings. Making a screenshot. A screenshot is an image that captures what appears on your computer screen.
Screenshots can come in handy when trying to explain something to Support, or if you want to blog about something you’ve seen on your computer screen. No matter what operating system you use, you can make a screenshot in just a few steps. Windows Find the Print Screen key. (Depending on your keyboard, the key might be marked “PrtScn” or “Print Screen”)When what you want to capture is displayed on the screen, press the Print Screen key.Open your favorite image editor (like Paint, GIMP, Photoshop, GIMPshop, Paintshop Pro, Irfanview, and others).Create a new image, and press CTRL + V to paste the screenshot.Save your image as a JPG, GIF, or PNG file.
If you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7 you also have the option of using the built in Snipping Tool. For more information on using the Snipping Tool please see this support doc. ↑ Table of Contents ↑ Mac Mac users have a couple of options for making a screenshot: Linux. Shortcodes. Getting Started. Introduction to WordPress.com. Welcome to WordPress.com!
If you haven’t signed up for an account yet, check out the Getting Started support page first. What is a blog? A blog is a collection of commentary posted on the internet. There are all different types of blogs including personal, corporate, political, podcasts, photographic, and more. Blog posts are typically displayed in reverse-chronological order with the latest posts at the top. . ↑ Table of Contents ↑ Browser Issues. Some issues that you encounter with your WordPress.com blog or account can be solved by changing your browser settings, refreshing the page, or clearing the browser cache and cookies.
Supported Browsers Some browser issues may be caused by the browser itself. Delete Site. Deleting a site permanently removes it and you’ll never be able to reuse its WordPress.com address (such as yourgroovysite.wordpress.com). If that’s not what you want to do, you can instead: Change your site’s address and keep your contentDelete old posts and continue using the same addressEmpty your site of all its content for a fresh start and continue using the same addressTransfer your site to someone elseMake your site private so only people you invite can see it Permanently deleting your site If you’re sure you want to permanently delete your site, here’s how to do it: In your site’s dashboard, go to Tools → Delete SiteClick the dropdown menu and choose the option: Permanently delete my site’s address and all content.
After clicking the link in the email, your site will be permanently deleted. At this point, anyone who attempts to visit your site will see a message like the one below. ↑ Table of Contents ↑ Troubleshooting I didn’t receive the confirmation email. Rate this: Help us improve: Admin Bar. Contents Related You may have noticed a gray bar that appears at the top of your pages when logged into your WordPress.com account. This gray bar is called the Admin Bar and it is an easy-to-access toolbar with shortcuts to many of the WordPress.com features you already know and love. The WordPress Logo The drop-down menu that appears when you hover over the WordPress logo is a quick way to access many of social features available on WordPress.com. Dashboard. The Dashboard is the first screen you see when you log into the administration area of your blog. The main idea of the dashboard is to give you a place where you can get an at-a-glance overview of what’s happening with your blog.
You can catch up on news, view your draft posts, see who’s linking to you or how popular your content’s been, quickly put out a no-frills post, or check out and moderate your latest comments. It’s like a bird’s eye view of operations, from which you can swoop down into the particular details. Dashboard The Dashboard contains the following modules: