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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