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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. 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: 

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

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!

Best,
Silvo”

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

And it worked in seconds.

Keep on Posting guys.

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0 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.

  2. Awesome! Thank you so much for posting. I’ve been trying to figure out what happened to it for a couple of weeks.

    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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