This has got to be the quickest I have ever had a WordPress site set up and styled. Not that I ‘did’ it – no database creation and didn’t even use a script. It was all done by ThisIsTap.

Set pemalinks to /%postname%/ and set comments to moderated; changed the default TwentySixteen theme to Make from The Theme Foundry, styled the colours and font sizes – and that’s it.

Should I install plugins? Those would be:

    Optimise database and delete revisions
    Limit Login Attempts

19 thoughts on “First Post

  1. It actually IS pretty cool … you get like a ‘self-hosted’ WordPress for free. There are others … I’ve tried one, doubted that they’d stay around, but amazingly enough, they’re still there [a year+ later].

    Think I have to try this — if for nothing else, so for fun.

    Can you install JetPack and connect to WordPress.com?

    1. I am not sure what you can and cannot install. I installed ‘Limit Login Attempts’ and ‘Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions’ without any problems. They are what I pretty much add to every install.

  2. Perhaps I should disable JetPack and see if that makes any difference. Never considered that before … it’s one of these things I _always_ install.

    1. I didn’t wait long enough to see whether I got an email notification of your comment, but let’s see whether I get a popup notification when I post this reply.

  3. Even though I do CTRL + R, I still can’t see my comment/your reply. It wasn’t JetPack. Do you get the box about non-secure form?

    1. And I didn’t get an email notification of your comment. I don’t get anything about a non-secure form. Can you take a screen grab – maybe put in Cloudup?

  4. NOW, I can finally see all the comments here. Only saw first two for the longest time.

    So far, I haven’t received ANY email notification.

    The weird part is, I only get the pop-up when I comment from the actual form in the blog — not from the orange bubble in the bar. Will try and take a screen shot next time.

    1. That looks similar to the notification I get when I log in to this site with 1Password. It tells me the page is not secured because it is not under HTTPS – unlike the main ThisIsTap page, which is. I would have thought that with the free SSL certs available now that it would be possible to have all the subdomains under HTTPS.

      I wonder whether the paid-for, $5/month is under SSL or whether that is an add-on?

      1. Beginning to think this pop-up has nothing to do with ThisISTap at all. I’m getting it in my regular site too [where I also use Make theme] … but only when I type the comments in the box [as opposed to from the notification bar].

        1. I wonder why Safari thinks you are completing a form – in which you might be submitting sensitive information – rather than adding a comment?

          What happens if you use a different browser, say Chrome?

  5. Good morning!
    I’m in Chrome now, so we’ll see what happens when I post this one.

    1. What happened?

  6. No pop-up here in Chrome … so it must be something in my Safari settings.

    1. Strange.

      I have this machine (MacBook Pro) and a MacBook Air, which I use when traveling. I got a notification from Gmail that it didn’t want to allow Gmail in the Apple Mail app because it was an insecure app. If I wanted to continue to access mail there I would have to go into Gmail in the browser and tell Gmail to allow it. Go figure.

      1. Ha ha! … their own app

  7. Is there any way of deleting revisions in WordPress dot com? Would they affect you allotted quota in any way, do you think?

    1. I too have wondered about deleting revisions, and I don’t think it’s possible.

      Something to ask Support?

      We can delete images, of course – so it’s only the text that is saved and the file size will be just a few KB.

      1. Right … it can’t be all that much! The images I’ve used in the final post anyway so …

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