Things are moving fast in Bari (Italy) as May 11 (our Contributor Day) and May 12 (the Camp / conference day) approach.
During this week we’ll announce the final roaster of Speakers (we will have two tracks) coming from all over Europe, while the tickets have been put on sale a couple of days ago!
Are you coming to enjoy two days of good people, great food and good time ?
Get Your Ticket
After two years of work, the entire Apulian community of WordPress users and developers has managed to be granted the ‘right’ to make a WordCamp.
Next May 11 and 12, 2018 we wait all the interested WordPress enthusiast from all over the world to come in Bari and participate to our event.
Save the date!!!
… and don’t esitate to ask me, or the team, any question you have in case of need! We are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or you can drop us a line!
After the removal of JetPack’s annual stats infographic, another victim of the new Automattic approach to handling the SAS business of WordPress.com is the deletion of any special email or web-notification of the ‘anniversary’ of subscription to their service.
This year I had to lauch the iOS WordPress app to see the display of my twelfth badge, obtained the last January 4th…
I think this is quite a goal … both for me as a die-hard user, and for them for keeping up one of the few platforms I have difficulties remembering being down or defeaced.
So happy anniversary to us!
This year in Milan (Italy) there will be the second WordCamp Milano. The video above is a quick recap of the last year’s edition. I was unable to attend in 2016, but this year – from November 18th to 19th I’ll try my best to be part of the community event.
More infos @ https://2017.milano.wordcamp.org
I have grown an aversion to Google AMP. Playing with the new template I saw that when it was made available here on the WordPress.com platform I’ve enabled it.
Since I manage my blog/website in the ‘old school’ way I could not find anywhere over the Dashboard a setting to disable it. A quick search on the official support forum gave me the answer, simply point your browser to:
https:// wordpress.com/settings/traffic/ $YOURSITE.wordpress.com
…and you’ll be propted with the new WordPress.com interface (still under development) and the option to enable/disable this AMP technology…
And I’m still enjoying the ride !
In a few days it’ll be eleven years that I’m writing here on WordPress.com … and lately I have mixed feelings on the platform.
Some of the new features introduced in 2016 were not of my liking, so I thought to write them down and focus my ideas so to submit them to the Automattic’s team on UI and UX.
The new footer
A new Footer Credits Option was introduced earlier this year.
While I do understand the need of affirming the WordPress.com brand for site hosting (mainly due to the rise of Medium.com as a full featured publishing platform with huge social media echo and integration), I find that not all the options proposed are respectful of my Author status. “Powered by WordPress.com” is – to me – the most right option.
I am not a member of WordPress.com ‘firm’, nor I do feel particularly inside a ‘WordPress.com community’ … since I do participate in any event or coordinated writing effort. So “A WordPress.com Website” or “Blog at WordPress.com” seems misleading to me.
I think that given the WordPress community standards behind Automattic this can be played better in 2017…
Missing template reference
Another personal chagrin is the loss of the mention of the template used by a particular blogger.
Lots of times I found myself discovering the available templates available here on WordPress.com … and being surprised by the stuff published by the various authors and the way they pushed the ‘limits’ of the theme they choose. In this, to make an easy example, my friend Riccardo Mori at System Folder is a master. Now … imagine you go ‘in love’ with the theme he is using: how much efforts do you have to make to see what template is he using if you want to adopt on your WordPress.com space ?
I can understand that if I am in a paying tier this option of hiding my tools and specs … like you can do when you buy an expensive Mercedes. But on free tiers you are hiding a potentially useful information to the platform users…
What do you think ? Let me know in the comments!