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 When you upgraded to WordPress 5.1 you might have noticed a warning in the Dashboard if your site was running an outdated version of PHP.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
Visme is an online infographic maker and design tool which allows you to create high quality graphics easily.
You don’t have to be a designer: Visme comes with dozens of pre-designed templates, graphic elements and images which make creating beautiful content a breeze.
While it’s best known as an online infographic maker and presentation tool, you can use Visme to make many types of interactive graphic content. Continue Reading Visme: A Powerful Online Infographic Maker and Presentation Tool
In my last post, I wrote about adding images to your WordPress posts or pages. Sometimes though, you might want to show a collection of related images in rows. The way to do that is through the WordPress Gallery feature. Adding a gallery Start a new post or page (Posts > Add New or Pages… Continue Reading How To Create A WordPress Gallery For Your Images