As Android phone user, Google Photos is my app of choice for photo storage. Sometimes I take a lot of photos at events, and I want to add them to blog posts. Usually I resort to downloading the images to my laptop, editing them and uploading them to my blog. It occurred to me the… Continue Reading 3 Free Plugins To Add Google Photos To WordPress
Are you using the WordPress block editor (Gutenberg)? Great! Now with the various blocks you have more options for aligning images with text. There are good ways and bad ways to align images and text in WordPress’ Gutenberg editor. I’m going to show you the options and the pitfalls. This post assumes you know how… Continue Reading How to Align Images And Text In WordPress Gutenberg Without Woes
With version 5, the block editor – aka Gutenberg – has brought a shift in creating content in WordPress. Gutenberg blocks are now the building bricks of posts and pages. But how many are there, and what do they do? What this post covers Adding and configuring blocks Block styles Common Blocks Formatting Layout Elements… Continue Reading Full List Of WordPress Gutenberg Blocks (& How To Add More)
WordPress 5.1 introduced a new feature called Site Health. When you upgraded to WordPress 5.1 you might have noticed a warning in the Dashboard if your site was running an outdated version of PHP. WordPress Site Health Check introduced in version 5.2 WordPress 5.2 takes Site Health one step further. With the upgrade a new… Continue Reading The WordPress Site Health Check – Help or Hindrance?
The UserWay web accessibility widget is an add-on for websites to help improve their compliance with accessibility standards. One of its advantages is that it fixes accessibility issues out of the box, without requiring code rewrites. The widget is free to download and use. You can demo it for yourself at UserWay.org. It’s available as… Continue Reading The Userway Web Accessibility Widget – Does It Boost Accessibility?
If you have built a successful website on WordPress.com, there may come a time when you want to move it to self-hosted WordPress (WordPress.org). For example, you might want to do things which are not possible with a WordPress.com site, such as: serve Google ads run custom code download all the files on your site.… Continue Reading WordPress.com to WordPress.org Migration: What Do You Need To Know?
Earlier this month and for the third year running I attended CMA Kick-Off 2019 in Dundee. The event is for people who want to give their business the best start to the new year. While many of the attendees were members of the Content Marketing Academy membership community, there were also a number who were… Continue Reading Smarter Marketing From Super People! CMA Kick Off 2019
WordPress 5.0, “Bebo” launched on Thursday 6 December. A few days later, on Thursday 13 December, security release 5.0.1 came out. This is the version you’ll get now [the time of writing] if you upgrade from any WordPress install below 5.0. WordPress 5.0.2 is scheduled for Wednesday 19 December. Here’s what I’m going to cover… Continue Reading WordPress 5 Released, Launching A Brand New Editor
As WordPress 5.0 launches today, with a new block editor, it seems timely to revisit this presentation I gave at WordCamp Edinburgh 2018 on 17 November. This was the talk description: The new Gutenberg editor is a key part of WordPress 5.0 which is going to change the user experience of WordPress, for better or… Continue Reading The User Experience and Accessibility of Gutenberg (The WordPress 5.0 Block Editor)
Accessibility Scotland 2018 took place on the 9th November for the third year running. This year’s event took place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, one of the most accessible venues I know. All the talks were live captioned and signed in BSL. Good to see @BillSimmons doing the sign language at #a11yScotland today @ringer… Continue Reading Accessibility Scotland 2018 – How To Understand Users Better