Why did Zemanta disappear?

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Many of us WordPress bloggers got a shock when our beloved Zemanta plug-in disappeared from our blogs without warning a few days ago. I was writing a post when I thought ‘Hang on, something is missing here.’

When I realised what it was I immediately wrote to WP Support who have been absent for approximately 2 weeks and received this information today.

Zemanta is no longer compatible with WordPress.com. There is an announcement post here: 

http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/removing-zemanta-integration

It says; 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!

Best,
Silvo”

Now isn’t that just the best news and support you could wish for?

And it works in seconds.

Keep on Posting guys.

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10 thoughts on “Why did Zemanta disappear?”

  1. I’ve tried this link several times today and it says that the plug in is downloaded, but it’s not. Driving me crazy. I’ve had to re-add Zemanta several times already; it just keeps vanishing.

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    1. Hi Jenny. thanks for visiting me and leaving your calling card. I’m not sure if my post was helpful to you or not as your comment doesn’t say anything. But it looks like you have your beloved Z back like me.

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