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”

My theme’s been retired! Now what?

The number of available themes, both free and premium, here on WordPress.com has been holding steady at 288 since the beginning of 2018. No new themes (at all!) have been introduced since the “Photo Blog” and “Small Business” premium themes were introduced in December 2017 and lots have been retired since then. Most of thoseContinue reading “My theme’s been retired! Now what?”

Has anyone seen Gutenberg?

In the roadmap outlined by Matt Mullenweg at WordCamp Europe in Belgrade, the new Gutenberg editor for WP Admin users on WordPress.com was to be integrated sometime in June. Yes, here on WordPress.com. (Pro tip: WordPress.com is the test arena for  features coming to standalone WordPress.) Here’s the full #WordPress #Gutenberg roadmap in one shotContinue reading “Has anyone seen Gutenberg?”