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Vs. WordPress.org. WordPress is a publishing platform that makes it easy for anyone to publish online, and proudly powers millions of websites.

vs. WordPress.org

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. There are two ways to get started with WordPress.

Hosting your own WordPress site can be fun and rewarding, but it also requires some technical knowledge and places more responsibility on you, the publisher. Status. I can’t get to my blog!

Status

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. We’re not perfect and we do occasionally experience problems, but our network is designed so that sites continue working even when servers or parts of the network fail. Outages are rare and brief. If you’re curious, you can always check on our current performance and availability status. On the other hand, the Internet is made up of many thousands of networks all linked together. Is WordPress.com down for everyone or just me? If there is ever a major outage or any scheduled maintenance we will post a topic about it at the top of the support forum. Help us improve: Logos.

Third Party Applications. Accessibility. Accessibility on the web can mean a lot of things.

Accessibility

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. We handle accessibility of WordPress.com in two simple ways. First, we follow web design standards and best practices. This means when we build new features and new themes, we are building on a good foundation for making our system and your blog accessible.

Second, we address specific concerns. Mobile Accessibility. 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.

Support Options

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. FTP Access. We do not allow FTP (File Transfer Protocol) access to any WordPress.com blogs.

FTP Access

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. If it is, you can upload files directly from the editor when you create or edit a post. For more information on uploading documents and images please see these support pages. ↑ Table of Contents ↑ Uploading Custom Themes.

Security. Your sites are well-protected on WordPress.com.

Security

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. Whether you’re starting your first blog, or looking to add another blog to your existing account, registering a blog is easy!

Register a Blog

Signing Up for Your First WordPress.com Blog To sign up for your first WordPress.com blog, simply fill out the sign up form over here. ↑ Table of Contents ↑ Adding New Blog to an Existing Account. 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.

My Blogs

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. User roles can only be changed by blog Administrators. ↑ Table of Contents ↑ My Blogs Dashboard Visibility If you want to remove a site from appearing in the admin bar and under the My Blogs tab of the WordPress.com home page (for example, if you don’t need to access it regularly), you have the option to hide or make the blog visible on your Dashboard.

Go to your blog’s Dashboard and look for the My Blogs option: Once you click that, simply hover over the text under the Dashboard column and a link will appear: Filters At the top of the My Blogs page are filters. Making a screenshot. A screenshot is an image that captures what appears on your computer screen.

Making a screenshot

Shortcodes. Getting Started. Introduction to WordPress.com. Welcome to WordPress.com!

Introduction 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.

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. 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. For example, you can access the following features in this menu: Blog Menu The Blog Menu, located next to the WordPress logo on the left-hand side of your Admin Bar, has two different appearances. When visiting one of your own blogs, the Blog Menu provides you with nifty shortcuts for managing your blog’s content, such as taking you straight to your Comments, Customizer, and Widget pages. If you’re browsing a WordPress.com site that you do not own, you will only see the bottom portion of text (shown in a gray-ish hue above). Main Menu Search. Dashboard.