I seem to be making a lot of posts about my current blog host. The trouble is that I sort of discover these things as I use the platform. There was no list of things that are different between a normal WordPress installation and the one provided by WordPress.com. The latest thing I found was that the main page’s “Posted in: (category name)” link does not lead to my list of categories on my own site. Instead, it despicably leads to wordpress.com’s own category list. Horrible.
I thought I already dealt with this when I stopped using “tags” and started using “categories”, but it looks like WordPress.com is determined to make all our WordPress.com blogs link to them. I may have to move my blog back to a normal web host. My old web host, which I mentioned in my first post, is trying to fix the problems in its server, and by some reports, the server is apparently up again. I mean, at least on my own account, I can configure the template properly and not have all these sneaky links on my site linking to other sites out of the blue.
Update: I’ve decided to add my own “Filed under” links under my posts. It’s a bit tedious to have to do things that the downloadable WordPress software does automatically, but at least it’s better than nothing. A good side effect of this is that at least the categories show up in my permalink pages.