Fifteen Years-A Brief Retrospective

WordPress.com reminded me yesterday that 15 years ago, on September 10th, I signed up for my WordPress.com account and started a blog (not this one). It’s hard for me to grok that a decade and a half have whizzed by and that I’m still here, and trying to remember what this platform was like 15Continue reading “Fifteen Years-A Brief Retrospective”

News – An Update on the Classic Editor Plugin – WordPress.org

Welcome news on the WordPress Classic Editor end of life. “Before the release of WordPress 5.0 in 2018, the Classic Editor plugin was published to help ease the transition to the new block editor. At the time, we promised to support the plugin through 2021 and adjust if needed as the deadline got closer. AfterContinue reading “News – An Update on the Classic Editor Plugin – WordPress.org”

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”

Unified We Navigate?

IMPORTANT UPDATE: In mid-March 2021, WordPress.com rolled out unified navigation to combine both the newer “Calypso/WordPress.com” dashboard and WP Admin. Later, in July 2021, a dashboard “Switcher” was introduced to make changing from one dashboard to the other more intuitive with a further refinement to the interface. WordPress.com is in the process of rolling outContinue reading “Unified We Navigate?”

So long 2020!

I don’t like end of the year posts, but I’ll make an exception for 2020, which by anyone’s standards was an exceptional year. And I think I can safely say, not always in a good way! The Ablockalypse This was the year I set up an editorial calendar and for the most part kept toContinue reading “So long 2020!”

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”