Zemanta not working on WordPress blogs anymore

If you found your blog is not working with Zemanta image and referencing system, you are probably not alone. It was a true handy way to blog, however it’s removed. While searching the cause I found the following information in a WordPress forum (thought sharing it will be of worth):

On January 2nd, 2014 we’re removing our third-party integration with Zemanta, which added some tools like a manual related content tool, and suggestions for tags and images.

Our goal is to provide the best, most transparent, editing experience and, for a variety of reasons, felt that it was needed to develop our own tools internally. To that end, we’re working on improving our editor to incorporate some of this functionality natively within WordPress.com. Some features, like related posts, are already there.

In the meantime, we encourage you to use our own Related Posts feature, and for images, check out our list of websites that provide free images, videos, books, and other content for your blogs.

via Removing Zemanta integration « WordPress.com Forums.

In the mean time I found few interesting links that you might find helpful in this regard:

  1. http://en.support.wordpress.com/add-media/finding-free-images-and-other-media/
  2. https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/29508?hl=en (handy one I think)

I particularly find the deficiency of auto tag suggestions, quite mourning. Hope, WordPress team will not depress their users and definitely bring something interesting and enjoyable as alternative.

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4 thoughts on “Zemanta not working on WordPress blogs anymore”

  1. Hi

    I was searching for why WordPress.com doesn’t have Zemanta integration anymore and I found this blog post.

    I seriously thought that the Zemanta integration was one of the best things about WordPress.com and I dont really understand why WordPress would do something like this without offering a decent alternative of their own !!!

    Cheers
    Mihir

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    1. Hi Mihir,

      What I understood is the WordPress team is trying to develop similar features of their own. But when such tool will be available, no idea.

      Zemanta was a handy tool indeed.

      Thanks.

      Sumanta.

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      1. So they say.

        But what I dont understand is why pull Zemanta before a WordPress alternative is in place ???

        They offer Related Posts (but only to WordPress blogs). What use is that to anyone except WordPress ???

        And what about tags ?? I really miss tags 😥

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        1. Yes, you pointed out correctly, Mihir.
          Automatic tagging was really a smooth tool. Blogging was fine and cool with auto-tagging.
          Unfortunately, its not available.
          Probably, every blogger who used those tools are missing it.

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