Virtual FieldTrip: A Conversation with Paul Jarvis

Content creators, small business owners, and makers have all had to shift our practices and orientation without much of a guide book in times of uncertainty. Why is it important for creators to define what enough is, step back, and most importantly, protect our digital footprints in the process? For a one-of-a-kind live virtual OwnContinue reading “Virtual FieldTrip: A Conversation with Paul Jarvis”

The Future of the Block Editor

WordCamp Europe 2021 took place this past week and this year’s event was head and shoulders above last year’s online event thanks to the Hublio app, which brought a real sense of “being there” without actually being there. A huge thank you to the organizers and sponsors for all their work bringing this event toContinue reading “The Future of the Block Editor”

Create With Confidence — and Better Blocks — The WordPress.com Blog

The evolution of the block editor is packed full of features and UI improvements. Start building! Create With Confidence — and Better Blocks — The WordPress.com Blog Lots of improvements and changes, but here’s one of my favorites: What’s more, instead of listing blocks within a fixed-height container, the block inserter now spans the height ofContinue reading “Create With Confidence — and Better Blocks — The WordPress.com Blog”

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…”

Only 15% of you write in the WP Admin Editor

WordCampUS happened the first weekend in December and with it Matt Mullenweg’s annual State of the Word with updates and future trends for WordPress and by projection also for WordPressdotcom. There were plenty of jaw-dropping announcements for everyone in Matt’s presentation, but the statistic that blew me away was this: Last year saw the announcement of CalypsoContinue reading “Only 15% of you write in the WP Admin Editor”

WordCamp Europe 2016- The Finale

This may possibly be one of the last posts published on the interwebz (regrettably with a small “i”) about WCEU2016 in Vienna, but this was intentional. I’m notorious for writing up my WordCamp experiences long after the “rush” has gone. It helps me gain perspective and focus on what my takeaways from the event really were. (WordCampContinue reading “WordCamp Europe 2016- The Finale”

Afterthoughts on WordCampIL

I chronically write my post-WordCamp summary about a month after the event and this time is no different. At least I’m consistent. 🙂 This year’s #WCIL took place at the end of May and a day before we left on a long-planned and long-awaited, 2-week vacation to Norway. Knowing that I was not yet packed, myContinue reading “Afterthoughts on WordCampIL”