Been struggling to catch up with my “real” WordPress feed today, because I have been playing with the standalone version of WordPress I installed this morning.
The good news is that I got it all going. I created a new account on this standalone version, then created a post. I then logged in again using the wordpress.com account I usually use for this site, and was able to comment as Mister Bump.
Success. What that means is that other wordpress.com users can seamlessly comment on the posts.
On a roll, I then installed the classic editor plug-in onto my standalone version. This was the result. Click on the image for more detail.
Is this the “classic editor” people used to use?
If so, I can tell you exactly what I did, but anybody wanting to go down this route must do the following:
- buy hosting somewhere on a site which allows WordPress, and also allows plug-ins.
- install the JetPack plug-in. JetPack offers a free plan. You will also need to instalhe Akismet plug-in. Akismet expect a donation, but it looks as it that donation can also be zero
- Then, you need to export/import your existing site, to pull all the posts across. You will need to export / import the design, too. I’m not even sure that can be done automatically.
They don’t make it easy, do they?