Microsoft reveals pinning and jump list support for WordPress

Popular blog hosting site Wordpress has revealed several new features over the past few weeks, mostly aimed at enhancing the experience for Windows 7 users and today is no different.

In a post on Microsoft’s official Windows blog, it was revealed that WordPress users can now experience pinning and jump list support for all of their blogs. This is good news for the 20 million Wordpress blogs out there as other websites that use these features saw more page views and averaged longer time on site for visiting users. For example, Hi5 saw a 200% increase in activity, and Huffington Post saw a 49% increase in time spent on their site. In a world where hits are currency, this feature that is now enabled across all the Wordpress sites, is good news for website owners.

Besides taking up space that was previously void, users don’t have to worry about installing more add-ons or a complicated installation process because the feature has been built straight into WordPress. This should help Microsoft see more users adopt the feature as it is now second nature for Wordpress users. 

Only a few weeks ago, the ability to pin your site to the taskbar was added, so it’s nice to see a more integrated environment with the operating system. When the user has pinned the blog, they are then able to view the last five blog entries on the site by right-clicking the favicon, effectively bringing up the dynamic jump list.

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12 Comments

nice.. i wonder their plan for jumplists in windows 8.. I know pinning is obious when you pin something to the homescreen like WP7.. but jumplists will maybe pop up if you hold the icon down?..

Lachlan said,
nice.. i wonder their plan for jumplists in windows 8.. I know pinning is obious when you pin something to the homescreen like WP7.. but jumplists will maybe pop up if you hold the icon down?..

It'll probably require Mango which includes Internet Explorer 9.

Mr Nom Nom's said,
It'll probably require Mango which includes Internet Explorer 9.

This article is talking about Windows 7 & 8 not WP7.

neo158 said,

This article is talking about Windows 7 & 8 not WP7.

i know but Im looking to the future.. how will jumplists work on windows 8 on the startscreen with live tiles? I know they will work in standard windows 8 without the touch screen shell..

Lachlan said,

i know but Im looking to the future.. how will jumplists work on windows 8 on the startscreen with live tiles? I know they will work in standard windows 8 without the touch screen shell..

They weren't talking to you, but to the person they quoted. That individual stated something about Mango, which is the next update for Windows Phone.

They've supported pinning and jumplists since IE9 was released. This blog post is simply stating that it's more successful than they thought it would be.

GreyWolf said,
They've supported pinning and jumplists since IE9 was released. This blog post is simply stating that it's more successful than they thought it would be.

Its a really nice feature. I use it every day especially for my pinned hotmail link.

I love the pinning feature and it's good to see websites benefit from using them. I just wish they we're tab-less windows or like, if whenever you opened a link to a Facebook page, it would automatically open in that pinned window.

It's been the same for Wordpress.com users too, Neowin just got confused with an update highlighted on the Windows blog #OldNewsFail

From the Wordpress blog, September 2010 » "IE9 User? You'll Love ‘Pinning' Your Blog" http://bit.ly/o2bm2g

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