Premium Theme Extinction Event

In an earlier post I mentioned I’d talk about how the changeover to the Block Editor changes how one chooses themes. This post is sort of about that. The WordPress.com Great Premium Theme Cull of 2020. To encourage users to move to the no-longer-new Block Editor interface (aka Gutenberg) WordPress.com recently removed from the ThemeContinue reading “Premium Theme Extinction Event”

Remembering WP Admin – Deja Vu

In a bow to implementing more consistency in the user dashboard*, WPcom has brought back the link to WP Admin in the MySite/Calypso dashboard for all users across the platform. You’ll find the link to WP Admin at the very bottom of your MySite dashboard navigation. This link was removed a few years ago onContinue reading “Remembering WP Admin – Deja Vu”

The Block Editor: A Block Management Guide

The Block Editor (nee Gutenberg) promises a whole new way to create and display content in WordPress. If you are not yet familiar with it, I strongly recommend reading through this official tutorial as well as my earlier post, “What You See Is What You Get, Maybe.” To get a feel for the Block Editor,Continue reading “The Block Editor: A Block Management Guide”

What You See is What You Get, Maybe…

In my last post I mentioned that big changes were coming in 2019. To no one’s surprise the Block Editor, aka Gutenberg, was introduced as the default editor for all new WordPress.com websites and in March 2019 the ability to switch back to the Classic Editor was removed from themes that fully support the newContinue reading “What You See is What You Get, Maybe…”

The Year that Was 2018

With the end of the year almost upon us, I’d like to take a moment and look back on 2018 with you and share what’s coming in 2019. Beyond the major change to privacy post GDPR last May, the biggest news of 2018 was the introduction of the new block editor, aka Gutenberg. The WordPress developer communityContinue reading “The Year that Was 2018”

Real Life is bad for blogging

After spending an amazing month mostly away from the computer and immersing myself in horizons and vistas much wider than a computer screen, it’s been hard to sit down again to blog. So let me sum up briefly what I’ve learned since returning to WordPress.com in case you missed it, too: Gutenberg is now availableContinue reading “Real Life is bad for blogging”

Gutenberg is in the rental unit

If you look in your WP Admin dashboard on your WordPress.com site, you might see this Not seeing a link to WP Admin in your MY SITES dashboard? Here’s why, but you can add /wp-admin/ to the end of your current site address to get there. Depending on the number of WPcom users that enableContinue reading “Gutenberg is in the rental unit”