Many of us WordPress bloggers got a shock when our beloved Zemanta plug-in disappeared from our blogs without warning. I was writing a post when I thought ‘Hang on a minute, something is missing here.’
Zemanta has been a favourite tool of mine for some time. As I write my posts it intelligently and gently nudges me from the sidebar and quietly suggests related articles that may be appropriate to enhance the post. In addition, although I use mostly my own photos, it comes up with free pics and art which I sometimes slide into the blog post.
When I realised what it was I immediately wrote to WP Support who have been absent for approximately 2 weeks and received this information.
Zemanta is no longer compatible with WordPress.com. There is an announcement post here:
It said; On January 2nd, 2014 we’re removing our third-party integration with Zemanta,
I started Googling like crazy and found this great support post from Zemanta:
“Hey, thanks for reaching out, I’ll gladly help!
The thing is, Zemanta, unfortunately, doesn’t work in the WordPress’s default Dashboard anymore but can be easily re-installed via our browser extension.
It comes with all the features you’re already used to (images, in-text links, related posts & tags) and is really easy to set it up. Just follow the link to our downloads page and install the appropriate extension for your browser.
Here’s the link: http://zem.si/PqCSDD
And please do let me know how it goes or if you have any more questions what-so-ever since I’ll be more than glad to help you out!
Here’s my email address: support[at]zemanta[dot]com
Take care & I’m looking forward to your reply!
Now isn’t that just the best news and support you could wish for?
And it worked in seconds.
Keep on Posting guys.