Quiz: Should You Use WordPress.org or WordPress.com?

If you’ve taken the time to read our article WordPress.com and WordPress.org: What’s the Difference? then you know there are major differences between the two WordPress platforms. While both the hosted and self-hosted versions of WordPress are technically free to use (at least to start), that is pretty much where the similarities end. The major difference […] View original post at …

WPWeekly Episode 274 – WordPress Commercials, Storefront, and the Customizer

In this episode, John James Jacoby joins me to discuss the news of the week. We give our take on the new WordPress.com commercials and whether or not they hit the mark. We share what’s new in Storefront 2.2.0 and the problems some people are facing trying to get visas to attend WordCamp Europe. Last but not least, we discussed …

WordPress.com’s TV Commercials Are Confusing

In Matt Mullenweg’s 2016 State of the Word, he announced the WordPress Growth Council. The council was created as a think-tank for individuals and organizations in the WordPress community to share ideas on how best to tell WordPress’ story to grow market share. The Growth Council serves as a collaborative means to combat the more than $300M in advertising spent by competitors like …

UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd Links WordPress.com to the Spread of Terrorism

UK government officials are targeting online service providers after terrorist Khalid Masood killed four people and injured more than two dozen in an attack in Westminster last week. In an article published on the Telegraph Sunday morning, British Home Secretary Amber Rudd called on Google, Twitter, and Facebook to take action on extremist content. She also identified Telegram, Justpaste.it, and …

How to Move Your Blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org: Step-By-Step Guide

When you’re ready to scale up your WordPress.com blog or website without limits, migrating to a self-hosted WordPress.org site is the best way to go. You can get full reign over your site’s design and functionality, as well as access help from people in the WordPress community (and us here at WPMU DEV!) when you’re […] View original post at …

WordPress.com Adds Customization for AMP Pages, Pushes Update to AMP Plugin

When Google first launched AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages), its open source initiative to speed up the mobile web, the project focused on getting publishers on board. AMP pages were featured in the “Top Stories” carousel and soon adoption of AMP grew beyond news publishers to other industries such as e-commerce, recipe sites, and local listings. Ebay has AMP’d up 15 …