10 Super Awesome Insider Tips for your Wordpress Blog


Here are ten insider tips that the pros put to good use:

  1. To expand the text editor and hide the modules on the publishing screen, enable Distraction Free Writing.

  2. The kitchen sink icon in the post/page editor reveals additional formatting options, enabling you to create headings and indent text, for example.

  3. Press This provides a lightning-fast way to grab content (including text, images, and video) from any website and post it to your blog without ever visiting WordPress.com. Just click the Press This bookmarklet while you’re viewing the webpage, and a pop-up publishing window will appear.

  4. Images displaying funky? Adjust an image’s settings to change size and alignment, or to add padding between images and text.

  5. To add YouTube videos to your posts and pages, simply copy the video’s URL from your browser’s address bar and paste it on a line by itself in the post/page editor.

  6. The more tag allows you to display excerpts of your posts on your main posts page, instead of revealing the entire post.

  7. You can customize your post and page slugs, which can be handy when you want to create a URL that’s easier to remember (it’s also a good way to make posts search-friendly). Note that if you change a post slug, the old link will still work.

  8. To customize the tiny image that people see in their address bar when they visit your blog, upload a blavatar.

  9. The Post Revisions module allows you to look back at recent changes you’ve made, compare post versions, and revert to an earlier version if you need to.

  10. Reproduce fully-functioning tweets — not just static screenshots of tweets — in posts, pages, and even comments with Twitter Blackbird Pie.

Now you have the information you need to make the most of your WordPress.com site. Happy blogging!

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