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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 available 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. From large company websites to personal blogs, and everything in between, everyone can publish with WordPress. 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. Logos. If you would like to show your support for WordPress with a button or image on your blog, the Logos and Graphics page on WordPress.org has a large selection to choose from.

Logos

There are many different colors and sizes available, including versions that work great as wallpapers for your computer or phone. In addition to the official logos, there is also a selection of Fan Art available. Note: Please only use logos in accordance with the WordPress trademark policy. Help us improve: Third Party Applications. WordPress.com allows you to connect with third-party applications that extend your WordPress.com site in new and cool ways.

Third Party Applications

This is done in a secure fashion so you can revoke and manage access to your account at any time and third party sites will not need your password. How Do I Connect To An Application? 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 We also provide a level of accessibility to users of mobile devices by offering mobile themes. . ↑ Table of Contents ↑ 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. ↑ Table of Contents ↑ Documentation. 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. It’s the key to your blog, your email, your social networking accounts or any other online service you use. All it takes is one person to guess your password and they can delete every post you ever made. . ↑ Table of Contents ↑ Choosing and using good passwords. 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.

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

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. Shortcodes.

What is a shortcode? A shortcode is a WordPress-specific code that lets you do nifty things with very little effort. Shortcodes can embed files or create objects that would normally require lots of complicated, ugly code in just one line. Shortcode = shortcut. Available shortcodes Video ↑ Table of Contents ↑ Audio [audio] displays uploaded audio file as an audio player.» Images and Documents. Getting Started. Hello and welcome to WordPress.com! This page is about how to sign up.

For a more general overview about WordPress.com and blogging, please visit the Introduction to WordPress.com page too. Sign Up & Activate To get started, you need to sign up for an account. On the first screen, you will be asked for a username, password, and email address. 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. Admin Bar. Contents Related. 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.