Monthly Archives: November 2010
About 36 hours ago, WordPress.com flipped the switch to incorporate features from the new 3.1 standalone version. This has apparently caused a few unexpected problems and I figure it’s better to wait until the dust settles before editing and publishing the third part of my three WordPress.com wishes.
Hope it won’t be too long.
(Should anyone reading this be using the WordPress Stats plugin on their external, self-hosted WordPress install, if you see other kinds of information that we here on WordPress.com don’t, please leave a comment and let the rest of us know.)
One other stat I’d be interested in seeing in all our Dashboards are full subscriber statistics. As it stands now, subscriber stats only reflect the people who signed up to receive your posts by email. If someone subscribed in the WordPress.com Admin Bar and set their Subscription Reader preference to “never”, i.e. read their subscriptions only in the Reader on WordPress.com, they aren’t counted in your subscriber stats.
As an aside, for the truly stats obsessed who use the Chrome web browser, there’s the WordPress Stats extension which will allow you to check your WordPress blog’s stats without having to log in to your site. For users of Firefox, there’s MMD WordPress.com extension. (NAYY) Of course, if you’re checking your blog’s stats continuously, you also may want to seek help for your condition. Just saying…
So that’s my second wish. What about you? Do you have a wish to make your WordPress.com experience rock? Put it in the comments or post your own “My 3 WordPress.com Wishes” and send a backtrack to any of my posts.
Third wish coming soon; stay tuned! Better yet, sign up for my blog’s RSS feed or read by email. You can grab both in my sidebar.
A major change in the way the PicApp service works has left WordPress.com users wondering how much longer the PicApp images they’ve already embedded in their blogs over the past year will be available for viewing. WordPress.com’s Raanan Bar Cohen announced the collaboration with PicApp almost a year ago in near glowing terms.
We all love adding great images to our blog posts, and today we’ve enabled a new WordPress.com Shortcode that adds millions of available premium images to the mix, all for free.
The announcement goes on to explain that,
The related-images strip you see embedded at the bottom of each photo links to pages on PicApp.com that help support the photographers and agencies involved with these images.