Go: The SEO Benefits of Creating a Website with WordPress.com

Almost every business has a digital presence now, and businesses that aren’t yet online should be. Whether you’re a small business, freelancer, or blogger, there are a lot of other sites to compete with and everyone wants to rank higher, for good reason.  The SEO Benefits of Creating a Website with WordPress.com – WordPress.com OK,Continue reading “Go: The SEO Benefits of Creating a Website with WordPress.com”

Getting One’s Head Around The Full Block Editor

The biggest stumbling block (sorry!) to working with the Block Editor is thinking you need to do something extraordinary to write in it. Let’s get back to writing rather than worrying about the “blockade”. As the Block Editor prompt says, “Start writing”. KISS!* If you previously wrote in the MySite Visual Editor, give the followingContinue reading “Getting One’s Head Around The Full Block Editor”

Behind the Wheel of the Block Editor’s Classic Block

Changing to a new and unfamiliar system can be really nerve-wracking! That’s the experience I have every time I get behind the wheel of a rental car that’s different than the car I usually drive. Suddenly I’m confronted with a dashboard and indicators that might or might not look familiar. Unless I sit for aContinue reading “Behind the Wheel of the Block Editor’s Classic Block”

Writing in the WP Admin Classic Editor-A Quick Tour for the Perplexed WordPress.com User

For those of us who joined WordPress.com after November 2015, when the “MySite” editor was introduced and who would prefer to write in the “original Classic” editor now that the MySite editor is the Block editor by default, let me give you a quick tour of our earlier WP Admin dashboard. It is still thereContinue reading “Writing in the WP Admin Classic Editor-A Quick Tour for the Perplexed WordPress.com User”

Just Write

When you have an established website, changing themes can be an adventure because sometimes things go pear-shaped. When I switched last month from an older Premium theme to a free block-editor style theme, Hever, I combed my site from start to finish looking for issues and discovered that some earlier posts had formatting problems, evenContinue reading “Just Write”

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”

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”