Coming Soon: Make Your Site Private Until You’re Ready to Launch
May15

Coming Soon: Make Your Site Private Until You’re Ready to Launch

When you create a new site, you may want to personalize it before making it public. On WordPress.com, we give you a safe space where you can work on building and editing your site until you’re ready to share it with the world. Until recently, this Coming Soon mode was limited to new sites without plugins or custom themes installed. We realize, however, that many users — regardless of… Continue Reading Adam...

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Expert Advice: Business Fundamentals for Creative Professionals
May15

Expert Advice: Business Fundamentals for Creative Professionals

Are you an artist, photographer, or freelance writer? How about a website designer, master metalsmith, or musician? If you’re in any creative profession and would like to learn more about how to market and sell your services and work online, we’ve created a free webinar just for you. We’ve partnered with our friends at FreshBooks, the leading invoicing and accounting software for creative… Continue Reading...

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Earth Day Turns 50 with a Massive Livestream Event
Apr20

Earth Day Turns 50 with a Massive Livestream Event

As the world fights to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control, another crisis looms. In late 2018, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that if we want to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we need to cut global carbon emissions almost in half by 2030. This decade will be critical. As we’ve stated in the past, the time to act is now — we simply… Continue Reading Anna...

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Expert Advice: Get Started on Your New Website
Apr17

Expert Advice: Get Started on Your New Website

Starting a new website can be a bit overwhelming but we’re here to help! Beginning Monday, April 20th, WordPress.com will host free, 30-minute live webinars to cover those initial questions that come up as you start to build your website. Each day will cover a different topic, all designed to give actionable advice on how to create the type of website you want.  Date: Starts April 20,… Continue Reading Selena Jackson’s...

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Expert Advice: How to Start Selling on Your Website
Apr10

Expert Advice: How to Start Selling on Your Website

Are you just taking your first steps selling a product or service online and don’t know where to begin? Be sure to register for our next 60-minute webinar, where our expert Happiness Engineers will walk you through the basics of eCommerce and show you how to set up your online store. Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020Time: 5 p.m. UTC | 1 p.m. EDT | 12 p.m. CDT | 10 a.m. PDTCost: FreeWho’s… Continue Reading...

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Import Your WordPress Site to WordPress.com — Including Themes and Plugins
Apr07

Import Your WordPress Site to WordPress.com — Including Themes and Plugins

It’s been possible to export your posts, images, and other content to an export file, and then transfer this content into another WordPress site since the early days of WordPress. Select WordPress from the list of options to import your site. This basic WordPress import moved content, but didn’t include other important stuff like themes, plugins, users, or settings. Your imported site… Continue Reading...

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Make Your Business More Accessible with New Blocks
Apr02

Make Your Business More Accessible with New Blocks

From our support sessions with customers each month, we know that growing your brand or business is a top website goal. And in this unprecedented time in which more people around the world are staying at home, it’s important to promote your products and services online to reach a wider audience and connect with more people. Our team has been hard at work improving the block editor… Continue Reading Cheri Lucas...

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Create With Confidence — and Better Blocks
Mar26

Create With Confidence — and Better Blocks

In the last few years, the teams working on the block editor have learned a lot about how people build sites now and how they want to build sites in the future. The latest version represents the culmination of these discoveries, and the next stage in the editor’s evolution. With better visuals and more advanced features, it’ll keep designers, developers, writers, and editors productive… Continue Reading Ramon’s...

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How to Move Your Classes Online — and Charge for Them
Mar26

How to Move Your Classes Online — and Charge for Them

We are proud to host many websites for language tutors, yoga schools, and personal fitness coaches around the world. It’s exciting to see how educators and consultants across different industries are getting creative with their online offerings: language teachers conduct 1:1 sessions to help students hone pronunciation, yoga studios livestream group sessions, and instructors lead writing… Continue Reading Artur...

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Expert Advice: How to Make a Great Website for Your Small Business – Webinar
Mar25

Expert Advice: How to Make a Great Website for Your Small Business – Webinar

Whether you already own a small business or are exploring the idea of starting one, you’ll come away from this free, 60-minute live webinar with a wealth of actionable advice on how to maximize your digital presence. Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020Time: 11:00 am PDT | 1:00 pm CDT | 2:00 pm EDT | 18:00 UTCRegistration link:

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On Working Remotely: An Automattic Reader
Mar20

On Working Remotely: An Automattic Reader

How does a distributed company — a group of people with shared business goals but spread out around the world, representing different cultures, family settings, and local health considerations — stick together during a major health crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic? We don’t intend to make it sound easy. And we are aware — from our families, our communities, the businesses we support, and… Continue Reading Jeff...

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WPBlockTalk: A Free Online Event Focused on the Block Editor
Mar18

WPBlockTalk: A Free Online Event Focused on the Block Editor

Ready to explore the possibilities with the block editor? WPBlockTalk is a free and live virtual event that will bring together designers, developers, and other WordPress enthusiasts from across the WordPress community. Topics to expect: Building the block editor: what it takes to develop the block editor, what features are on the roadmap, and how you can contributeDeveloping blocks:… Continue Reading Cheri Lucas...

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Announcing a New Scholarship for LGBTQ+ WordPress Community Members
Mar11

Announcing a New Scholarship for LGBTQ+ WordPress Community Members

The Queeromattic Employee Resource Group, Automattic’s LGBTQ+ internal organization, is proud to announce a scholarship for LGBTQ+ WordPress Community members who need financial support to attend a WordCamp flagship event for the first time.  For those unfamiliar with WordCamps, they are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from… Continue Reading Niesha...

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Turning a Page with Page Layouts
Mar09

Turning a Page with Page Layouts

Need to add a new page to your site but don’t know where to start? Making a brand new site on WordPress.com and want to design a homepage quickly? There’s a new addition to the WordPress experience that’ll help with exactly that. Let’s take a look at Page Layouts! They’re pre-designed pages you can drop content into, without needing to decide what to put where. To add a Page Layout… Continue Reading Ian...

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A Crash Course in Remote Management
Mar06

A Crash Course in Remote Management

Remote work is a prominent topic lately, as people around the world are doing their best to live their lives and keep themselves and their families safe and prepared during the COVID-19 outbreak. The impact of this outbreak is felt across societies and cultures as well as in the workplace.   Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, is a primarily distributed company with more than… Continue Reading Cate...

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Improved Offline Publishing
Jan30

Improved Offline Publishing

The best technology is invisible and reliable. You almost forget it’s there, because things just work. Bad technology never disappears into the background — it’s always visible, and worse, it gets in your way. We rarely stop to think “My, what good Wifi!” But we sure notice when the Wifi is iffy. Good technology in an app requires solid offline support. A WordPress app should give… Continue Reading diegoreymendez’s Article...

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The Block Editor is Now Supported on the WordPress Native Apps
Jan20

The Block Editor is Now Supported on the WordPress Native Apps

Part of what helps WordPress power 35% of the web is language: WordPress is fully translated into 68 languages. Pair that with the WordPress native apps, which make WordPress available across devices, and you have a globally accessible tool. Today we’re announcing app updates that bring the new Block editor to mobile devices, so on-the-go publishing is even easier for that 35%. At… Continue Reading Karen Attfield’s...

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Entity Form Custom Validation on Submit Button – XRM techie
Sep19

Entity Form Custom Validation on Submit Button – XRM techie

The documentation for Dynamics Portals currently only has an example for adding custom validation to the submit button on a form if you are adding that to a step in a Web Form, but what if you want to add validation to the button on an Entity Form? Read on to find out more. Recently I had a requirement to modify some field values in a portal entity form at the point the submit… Continue Reading Reece’s Article on their...

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A fantastic combination – XRM techie
May30

A fantastic combination – XRM techie

In this post I will show, very quickly, a set of tools and process that is working well for me while developing client side apps for Dynamics 365. This is just one way but some of the tools and how I use them should be something you can take away and implement in whatever you do for you development of Web Resources within the CRM. A few years ago I remember coming across a great blog post… Continue Reading Reece’s Article...

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Hidden does not mean secure – XRM techie
May20

Hidden does not mean secure – XRM techie

If you have ever had to customise an entity form in Dynamics 365 then you will likely have hidden a field, marked a field as business required and possibly even made a field read-only. Did you know however that all of these can be reverse by most users? Just because the field is not visible on the form does not mean the user cannot find the value or edit it. Here we can see a very… Continue Reading Reece’s Article on their...

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Fantastic Portals Error Logs and Where to Find Them – XRM techie
Feb28

Fantastic Portals Error Logs and Where to Find Them – XRM techie

If you have worked with Portals in Dynamics 365 then you will have come across the generic error and very unhelpful text below. The latest version allows you to access this log now but where is it and why can I not find this on the Microsoft Docs site? Read on to find out more. We’re sorry, but something went wrong. Please try again, and if this persists, contact the website… Continue Reading Reece’s Article on their...

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Dynamics 365 Portals – Useful Resources – XRM techie
Feb18

Dynamics 365 Portals – Useful Resources – XRM techie

Now that every Dynamics CRM Enterprise license comes with a CRM Portal as standard it is a good thing to get to know, not to mention it is an incredibly powerful and useful addition to an already great platform. This post attempts to capture all of the useful references I have found to date for learning how to implement portals. The references included in this post relate to the latest… Continue Reading Reece’s Article on...

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Publish changes to CRM Portals – XRM techie
Jan10

Publish changes to CRM Portals – XRM techie

A new feature of Dynamics 365 is the ability to add a Web Portal for access to the CRM by way of a web front end. This is a modified form of the ADX Studio Portals project bought by Microsoft previously and can be enabled directly in the Office 365 admin portal and configured via the CRM and website (with the correct user role assigned). It is a great new addition and has huge potential as… Continue Reading Reece’s Article...

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Field Services Schedule Board – Unknown Error – XRM techie
Jan06

Field Services Schedule Board – Unknown Error – XRM techie

Error messages can be useful but some are downright useless! This one is an example of the latter but a more useful error later led me to the solution. If you have seen the error above on loading the Schedule Board then read on for a possible solution. I tend to ramble so below I have listed the steps I took to fix the problem and below that is the full story. Quick Fix Steps Navigate to… Continue Reading Reece’s Article...

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ECMAScript 2015 (ES6)(JavaScript-ish) is here, time to use it – XRM techie
Dec20

ECMAScript 2015 (ES6)(JavaScript-ish) is here, time to use it – XRM techie

It’s true, the title of this post is a little odd. But then, the history of JavaScript is too. Recently I have been trying to get a better understanding of the web technologies out there and how I can use them within the CRM or standalone projects. This has inevitably led me to the realisation that I am woefully out of date. I will not discuss the history of JavaScript and ECMAScript here… Continue Reading Reece’s Article...

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Dynamics 365 has a Site Map editor! – XRM techie
Dec15

Dynamics 365 has a Site Map editor! – XRM techie

Long has it been a crazy thing that the only way to edit the Site Map has been to export a solution with the SiteMap XML included and then hand edit that to your needs (as in the title image). This pain caused the birth of a number of tools to make this process easier (XrmToolBox being the most popular) but nothing officially released from Microsoft to support their own product; that… Continue Reading Reece’s Article on...

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