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”

Survey Says… What’s Gutenberg?

Many thanks to those of you who took time to answer my brief end-of-the-year survey. We seem to be doing  OK on this site. You were generally able to find the information you were looking for and topics were covered to your satisfaction. The biggest question on your mind was Gutenberg, which is not surprising.Continue reading “Survey Says… What’s Gutenberg?”

Remembering WP Admin

*Update 23 March 2021 WordPress.com combined aspects of both the Calypso and WP Admin dashboard into one single navigation. Read the official announcement and then visit my post Unified We Navigate? *Update 14 February 2020 WordPress.com returned the link to WP Admin in the MySite’s dashboard for all users. You can read more in thisContinue reading “Remembering WP Admin”

How-To: Keyboard Shortcuts

Are you missing the underline and justify text buttons in the WP-Admin Editor? Several users have noticed their disappearance and commented about it in the community forums. You can still use keyboard shortcuts to perform the above actions. If you need a reminder, you can find them by clicking on the ? in the secondContinue reading “How-To: Keyboard Shortcuts”

Build Your WordPress.com Site-The Tutorials

You’ve signed up and created your very first WordPress.com website. Congrats, but now what? Two of the biggest challenges new users have when starting out on WordPress.com are choosing a theme and learning the basics of site set up. WordPress.com helps you select an initial theme based on the information you provide about what yourContinue reading “Build Your WordPress.com Site-The Tutorials”

WordPress.com Reveals its Newest New Dash Editor

If you’ve been following the story, you know that the New Dash Post and Page Editor has been a continual work-in-progress since its introduction. This week, WordPress.com revealed the latest iteration of the Editor, according to the News announcement, based on feedback received from its users and is designed to be used on all devices,Continue reading “WordPress.com Reveals its Newest New Dash Editor”

Singing The New Dash Editor Blues

Since about 2011-12, WordPress.com users have been redirected to the New Dashboard (“New Dash”) after logging in on the main WP.com log-in page rather than to their primary site’s Dashboard. This change coincided with the introduction of the WordPress.com Reader and “Freshly Pressed” to the New Dash.  The “Quick Editor” was added and allowed users to selectContinue reading “Singing The New Dash Editor Blues”