I have blogged at WordPress.com for almost 5-6 years. And I absolutely enjoyed growing my blog at WP.com.
But since WP.com was free, certain limitations were always there. Few of which I was able to bypass with a few workarounds. Here I’m sharing the same to make your blogging experience better with WP.com
This post has provided for a solution to the question, ‘How do I make my readers subscribe to my WP.com blog without the need to hunt for the Subscription Widget on their own?”. This suggestion also works for linking a custom-made image directly to the subscription method of your choice.
WP.com is such a great service to bloggers that the number of users are touching new heights everyday. With them are exhausting the available wordpress blog sub-domains. This post introduces a model to reuse the those blogs since WP.com inherently does not give an option to recycle the wordpress.com blogs.
Typekit, as they say on their website, are the easiest way to use real fonts on web. Not so much when to comes to your WP.com blog. Yes, a few of the WP.com themes are directly supported but for a majority of the themes you have to work it out on your own ( with a bit of their support). Here’s some info which might help you get TypeKit Fonts to work on your WordPress.com blog
Being an Arsenal Supporter, I was looking for an Arsenal Badge which I could put on my WP.com blog. Sadly, the ones i found were either not compatible or not good enough. So I made an attempt to make one on my own. Here is the code to get Arseal’s badge on your website. Alternatively you can use the same code to make yourself a badge for the team/club that you support.
This is about ‘The 7 Links Challenge’ by Darren Rowse which is like a self-interview introducing the readers to the various dimensions to your blog. You may use a challenge like this one to introduce your readers to the variety that your blog delivers.
Long before Twitter widget didn’t exist on WP.com blogs, i used this code to make it work. You may still use it for developmental purposes.
Recently, I moved from my WP.com blog to WP.org blog. Henceforth, at least till i become absolutely comfortable with it, i will be posting about blogging on WP.org blogs. Stay Tuned.
Let me know what you feel about the workarounds for WP.com