- More Tag
You can truncate your blog entries so that only the first part of certain posts is displayed on the home and archive pages. When you do this, a link will be placed directly after your excerpt, pointing the reader to the full post. You can find the More Tag button in the first row of the visual editor toolbar or by pressing Alt+Shift+T. You can also customize your "read more" message, and fix formatting issues.
- Getting More Views and Traffic
Tips for attracting more visitors to your site, including telling people in your social networks (related: Publicize), making your content visible to search engines, paying for traffic to your site, bugging your friends "in real life", adding appropriate categories and tags, and a few more suggestions.
- Writing Settings
The Writing Settings control your WordPress writing experience. To change your site’s writing settings: Go to the Writing Settings page. Select your site to open the Writing settings tab. Writing Settings The Default Post Category lets you select the category to be applied to a post if you forget to assign categories before publishing. Learn more about categories here. […]
Plugins are tools used to extend the functionality of the WordPress platform. However, they are only applicable to self-hosted blogs and web sites using the WordPress.org software. Plugins are not permitted here at WordPress.com for various security reasons.
- Copyright and Fair Use
WordPress.com is a publishing, rather than a file sharing platform, so copyrighted materials are often used in commentary, journalism, or the transformation of the material into something original of their own. As such, it’s important to consider if the manner in which the material is used falls under fair use, before submitting a DMCA notice. Under Section 512(f) […]
- Blogging U.
Blogging U. courses deliver expert advice, pro tips, and inspiration right to your email inbox. Reach your own creative goals while improving your technical know-how. All courses are free — all you need is a WordPress.com account. Four different tracks are available: Blogging, Website Creation (coming soon), Writing, and Photography (coming soon). Below, learn more about […]
Nothing makes a site feel like an extension of your personality more than its look and feel. With WordPress, there are many ways to accomplish this. With a little effort it is easy to make your site as unique and individual as you are! Here are some of the ways you can customize your site. […]
- Infinite Scroll
Infinite Scroll is a feature that loads the next set of posts automatically when visitors approach the bottom of the home page or posts page. It’s designed to help visitors read through many posts without effort. Infinite scroll is gradually being added to all themes that can benefit from it. You can see a list of themes that currently feature Infinite Scroll in the Theme Directory. Also, learn how to disable Infinite Scroll.
- Categories vs. Tags
Categories are used for broad grouping of post topics while tags are generally used to describe your post in more detail.
- Create Content
A general overview of publishing posts or pages on your blog, the several ways of adding images, video, and audio, and a few other tips.