Introducing Smoother Editing and New Playlists

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We frequently introduce new and improved features to your blogs, and it’s now time for the first major update of 2014. What can you expect from this round of enhancements?

  • A better-performing Visual Editor, with drag and drop file upload support, instant gallery previews, and better compatibility with text pasted from Microsoft Word and other applications.
  • The ability to resize and replace images you’ve already inserted into your posts without having to make a detour to your Media Manager.
  • New, sleek audio playlists for users with the Space Upgrade.

For a more detailed overview of these changes, read on!

A new and improved editor

Your Visual Editor has received a lot of love in this update for better overall performance. While most of these changes remain under the hood and won’t affect your everyday editing, there is a notable improvement for all users who regularly paste in text from…

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New Domains Available to Register

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Starting today, we have twelve new top-level domains available for WordPress.com users to register. If you’re interested in buying a custom domain name for a new or existing site, you can now register domain names ending in .com.br, .net.br, .info, .biz, .mobi, .mx, .es, .nl, .be, .fm, .tv, and .in. These domains are available to all of our users — no matter where you are in the world.

With the addition of these new top-level domains, you now have a total of seventeen options to choose from when buying a domain name (including the existing domains .com, .net, .org, .me, and .co.).

If you’re an existing WordPress.com user, you can register one of these new domains for your site by going to Store  My Domains in your dashboard.

If you…

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Does It Have To Be Either/Or?

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Thinking in Fragments

ImageEarlier this week I was at an event where the prizes were awarded for an essay competition that had been set for our English with Creative Writing undergrads.  The topic they were asked to write on was: In our digital age, what value do books still have? and before the winners were announced a panel of speakers, drawn from different areas of the literary world, were asked to address this question themselves.

Fortunately, the audience was allowed their say as well because one of the problems I had with the responses from the panel was that there appeared to be a view forming that in the future it had to be either/or, the paper or the digital version and I don’t see that being the case at all. Certainly, at the moment, I happily alternate between the two, depending on whichever is the more convenient at the time.  If I’m…

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