WordPress had added comment notifications, complete with comment moderation and reply functionality. When your post receives a comment, you’ll get a Notification that looks something like this:
If you’re using threaded comments, you’ll see if someone responded directly to you, right in the notification.
You will see Approve, Spam, and Trash links in your comment notification if you have permission to moderate comments, allowing you to moderate the comment from within the notification:
Clicking Reply automatically approves a comment and displays an area for you to type a reply in. When you’re done, just click Reply and you can get back to whatever you were working on, without having to navigate to the dashboard to manage your comments.
You can still manage comments in your dashboard, but we hope you’ll find the comment notification a convenient shortcut.
reblog posts directly from your reader, which displays a stream of all the updates published on all the blogs you follow from your WordPress.com account.
We’ve also brought the reblog button back to the toolbar that appears at the top of the screen when you’re logged into WordPress.com. Note that you’ll only see the like and reblog options while you’re looking at individual posts.
For example, you’ll see this on the left side of your toolbar while viewing http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/read-blogs:
And your toolbar will look like this while you’re browsing the home page of en.blog.wordpress.com:
How does reblogging work?
Reblogging is a quick way to share posts published by other WordPress.com users on your own blog. People have been reblogging others’ posts since blogging started, but our new reblogging system enables authors to retain greater control over their content.
When a post is reblogged, it shows up with a link back to the blog it came from, the first image in the post, an excerpt of the post’s introduction (if it contains text), and thumbnails of any other images that the post contains. It also shows any comments left by the person who reblogged the post:
Reblogs published on blogs you follow will also appear in your reader:
What happens when my posts get reblogged?
An excerpt of your post will be published on the reblogger’s site (with a link back to your original post), and you’ll receive a reblog notification in the post comments (you might need to approve it first):
You’ll also receive an email notification of the reblog.
Do I get credit when someone else reblogs one of my posts?
Absolutely! All reblogs contain a link back to your original post, so the more people reblog your posts, the more likely it is that you’ll attract new visitors (and perhaps new followers, too!).
What happens if I reblog a reblog?
If, for example, Stephane reblogs a WordPress.com announcement on his site and Lori reblogs Stephane’s reblog, Lori only re-publishes any comments Stephane made about the announcement. If Lori wants to share the original announcement, she should reblog the post from en.blog.wordpress.com, not from Stephane’s reblog. But if Stephane leaves a really clever comment, Lori might want to share it by reblogging his reblog on her site.
Can I edit a post I’ve reblogged?
You can go back and edit the comments you left when you reblogged a post, but you cannot edit any parts of the original post excerpt (including the post title). If you like, you can add categories or tags to the post. Reblogs show up under Posts → All Posts in your dashboard, and they can be edited the same way you edit your own posts.
Drag & Drop Uploads
The media uploader now supports drag and drop!
You’ll be able to use the new drag and drop media uploader wherever you need to upload your media files – while writing a Post or Page, or directly in the Media Library. In fact while you’re creating a post, you’ll notice now there’s just one icon to represent all of the different media files you’ll upload called “Add Media“:
After you’ve clicked that, find those image/music/video/other files you need on your computer, drag them over and drop them into the WordPress interface, and watch the magic happen! Learn more about adding images and video with step-by-step tips on Learn.WordPress.com.
Flyout Dashboard Menus
We want you to spend the most time creating content as possible, and that’s why new flyout menus have been introduced. They’ll save you time by allowing you to access any of the dashboard menu items from wherever you are, in just one click!
Simply hover over the menu item and the submenu will fly out, allowing you to navigate directly to Add a New Post right after you activated your new theme, or Invite Users right after you finished moderating comments.
More Room for Content Creation
There’s something else you might have noticed. Your blog title is no longer at the top of the dashboard.
Since clicking on your site’s name in the toolbar will take you to your site’s front page, we reclaimed that space back so you have even more room for editing your content.
So to get to your site’s front page, just click on your site title in the toolbar!
We’re looking forward to the extra content you’ll be able to create with the time you’re saving. Happy Blogging!
For WordPress.org users, these features will be coming to you soon in the upcoming version 3.3.
Starting today, when you publish a post, you’ll see a mention of the Publicize feature.
If you click Turn on the publicize feature, it will take you to the Sharing Settings page in your Dashboard. Here you can configure any of the Publicize services you like.
Pick one or more of the services you want to turn on. It’s required that you already have an account with each service you want to use, as you’ll be sent to the service and asked to log in to connect your WordPress.com blog.
Then, as seen above on the Edit Post page, WordPress.com will let you choose which services you want to send your post to. You can also customize the message you send along with the URL.
It’s now easier than ever to grow traffic to your blog. If you have more questions, you can read more about how Publicize works here. Happy publicizing!
Sure, the last thing you want to do is sit behind a computer as turkeys emerge from ovens, gifts are ripped open and grandma busts her moves on the kitchen table. But you don’t have to be tied to the computer to blog — not only does WordPress.com have the option to phone in a blog post, or email pictures and posts from any device you have on hand, but we also offer easy-to-use apps for several smartphones.
Let’s take a look at each of these options, starting with our super-cool phone apps.
WordPress Mobile Apps
If you’re packing a Nokia, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad or Android phone, you can download a free WordPress application to write and edit posts and pages, check stats and even moderate your comments. This gives you a comprehensive way of managing your blog on the move. You can find it on your phone’s app store/market, or find out more at these sites:
Post by Email
Love email and use it all the time — even on your phone? Then you’ll equally adore our Post-by-email feature. While it doesn’t offer as much flexibility as the WordPress mobile app, it’s a swift and handy way to update from anywhere. To enable Post-by-email, you first just need to do a little tweaking from your computer. Simply:
- Head to the Dashboard menu and hit the My Blogs option:
- Enable your blog or blogs for Post-by-email:
- Copy-paste (or download the vCard for) the secret email address and send it to your mobile email address for later use:
Then, Post Via Mobile Email
- Now, from your tablet, phone, laptop or other email-enabled thingy, just bash out an email. The email subject line turns into the post’s title.
- If your device supports it, attach photo(s) to the email. Single photos appear in-line, more than one turns automagically into a gallery
- Address it to the secret email address you found in the My Blogs menu
- Hit send – and that’s it, your post is live!
Phone It In
But that’s not enough! What if you want to record audio of your carol singing antics, or the cat landing suddenly on your uncle’s sleeping face? You’ll need Post by Voice. Here’s how to dial in your call:
- Head back to the (you guessed it) Dashboard > My Blogs menu:
- Activate the Post by voice Enable button next to one or more blogs:
- Jot down the secret phone number and your own private code (they’ll appear in the same place you pressed Enable)
- You’re ready to start posting audio
Dialing in an Audio Call
- Call the number you jotted down (smallprint – doing this outside of the U.S. may prove costly, as calls are charged at standard U.S. rates)
- Enter your secret code (you wrote that down too, or committed it to memory, remember?)
- Record audio of your talking, singing, shrieks of merriment or incidental seasonal sound effects. You have up to an hour to do so.
- Hang up. Your audio post will hit your blog almost right away.
Bonus Round: Automatic Posting to Your Favorite Social Networks
Why go to the hassle of sending out multiple updates, when you can do it all at once? Before you take off for the holidays, be sure to set this up — and every time you publish a new blog post with your phone, it will automatically get sent to your Twitter, Facebook, and other social media accounts.
- Head back to the Dashboard > My Blogs menu:
- Next to the blog or blogs you want to activate, under the Publicize column, check the services you want to automatically send updates to:
- You’ll need to authorize the accounts to sync with WordPress:
- Done! If you want to get into the nitty-gritty, check out our support docs all about Publicize.
You may have noticed a change to your stat charts a couple of weeks ago. We ditched Flash in place of a more robust charting library called Flot. If you didn’t notice, go check it out because you can view all of the new charts with modern browsers including mobile devices such as iPhone and iPad. Sooo sexy! Today we updated the charts to use bars instead of points and lines. We’ve also made the stats page super sexy.
Each module can be opened and closed, moved, or hidden completely. If you don’t want to see a module, minimize it with one click or use the Screen Options to keep it out of sight. Customize everything and view stats the way you want to.
As you hover over each bar in the chart it changes color and displays a tooltip, giving you more information about the data. If the chart is showing data by day, Saturdays and Sundays have a light gray background to make it easier to see weekly patterns. Under the chart you’ll notice a new area, called “fortune cookies,” where we’ll highlight key stats.
During the redesign we went with bar charts because the end of one day and the beginning of another shouldn’t be connected. Each day starts at zero and we think bar charts work much better for this type of data. We hope you’ll agree once you get used to the change.
In this first phase of the stats redesign we’ve focused on the main page. This will allow us to collect feedback from you so we can tweak everything as we go. We’ve only mentioned a few of the highlights here, so take your stats for a drive around town to get used to the feel. Let us know what you like and what you might change. As we gather feedback we’ll apply a bit of sexy to the other stat pages.
Sites using our Stats plugin on a self-hosted blog will see an update after we iterate on the new design.
PadPressed is a WordPress plugin that makes any WordPress blog look like a native iPad app when accessed from iPad. PadPressed bestows upon your humble blog the iPad features we’ve come to know and love such as “swipe to advance” articles, touch navigation, accelerometer positioning and home screen icon support when you’re really jonseing for that authentic app feeling.
You can find themes with Custom Menu support in Appearance→Theme?s by choosing Custom Menu from the Feature Filters menu.
Comparison of WordPress vs ExpressionEngine
WordPress is a simple and easy blog , where as ExpressionEngine is a professional CMS, where many features will come built in package. For WordPress we need can add all the features by different plug-ins.
This is just the initial version of comparation, I will update this with the plugin links and many features available in WordPress
Table of Comparision
|Current Applications Features||WordPress||Expression Engine|
|Easy Tube : Embedding You tube Videos||Plug-ins|
|User Sign Up, Login & Forgot password with integrated used for 3 sites||Available||Available|
|Captcha ( Register, Comments)||Plug-ins||Available|
|Social Book Marks ( ShareThis, Add it)||Plug-ins||Available|
|User Roles||Admin, Editors, Authors, Contributor||(Executive Editors, Editor, Associate Editors, Contributors)|
|Google sitemap generator||Plug-ins|
|Custom Entry Fields: Each section can have its own unique set of entry fields. These can be input boxes, pull-down menus or textareas.||Available|
|Search Engine Friendly URLs||Available||Available|
|Relationships between entries in different sections of your site, enabling information to be shared.||Available|
|Custom Statuses: assign your entries to, like “first draft”, “revision”, “final edit”, etc||Available||Available|
|HTML Formatting Buttons||Available||Available|
|Article Pagination: split your articles into multiple pages.||Available|
|Image and File Uploading||Available||Available|
|Image Resizing and Thumbnailing||Available||Available|
|Image and File Browsing||Available||Available|
|Bookmarklet: Post entries using a convenient bookmarklet||Available|
|User Commenting System||Available||Available|
|Auto Typographic Formatting||Available||Available|
|Auto Convert MS Word Characters||Available||Available|
|Auto Convert High ASCII to Entities||Available||Available|
|Email Anti-Spam Encoding||Plug-ins (Email-Immunizer)||Available|
|Online User Tracking||Plug-ins||Available|
|Search Term Log||Plug-ins||Available|
|Full Page Modeling: Each template represents an entire web page||Available|
|Conditional Operators: Use conditionals to show targeted content to users that meet any criteria you set.||Available|
|Custom Global Variables :Create your own variables that you can use in any template.||Available|
|Template Access Control||Available|
|PHP in Templates||Available|
|Custom SQL Queries||Available|
|Template Versioning System||Available|
|Customizable Workspace: Each user can customize the size of the template window.||Available|
|Multi-Protocol Support (SendMail, and SMTP)||Available||Available|
|Flexible Email Options
HTML email, priorities, word wrapping, CC, BCC and any combination of recipients
|Mailing List Manager||Available|
|Search Term Log||Available||Available|
|IP data can be searched for in entries, comments, forum posts, etc.||Plug-ins||Available|
|Comment Time Interval||Available|
|Secure Form Mode||Plug-ins||Available|
|Duplicate Data Denial||Available|
|Trackback Pings Per Hour||Available|
|Trackback URL Randomizer||Available||Available|
|Search and Replace||Available|
|Forum||Plug-ins (WP-Forum(||Add-on Personal 49.95$|
|Multiple Site Manager||Plug-ins (WordPress MU FREE)||Add-on
|E commerce||Plug-ins (WP- ecommerce)||Available|
|Pod casting||Plug-ins (WP-Pod casting)|
|Recently Updated Sites||Available||Available|
|Custom Member Fields||Plug-ins||Available|
|Email Console Logs||Available|
|Member Quick Links||Available|
|Duplicate Data Removal||Plug-ins||Available|
|Jabber instant messaging clients||Service||N/A|
|Language Translation||Plug-ins/ Service|
|Price||FREE||For an Year
+Additional for addons
Now WordPress.com delivers blog posts and comments in real-time. We started by providing a firehose for our partners but that was only the beginning. Anyone can subscribe to their favorite WordPress.com blogs and receive posts and comments the instant they are published. Soon the conversations on blogs will be as fast as chat rooms.
Our Jabber service is open to anyone with a WordPress.com account. Please see our Jabber support section or click your client icon below for help setting up your connection.