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 When you upgraded to WordPress 5.1 you might have noticed a warning in the Dashboard if your site was running an outdated version of PHP.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?
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?
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)
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
Just starting out with your WordPress site? One of the first things you’ll want to learn is how to add an image to a WordPress post or page. The process is exactly the same for both. There are two phases to adding images to a post: Uploading the image to the Media Library Inserting the… Continue Reading How To Add An Image To A WordPress Post: A Simple Guide
With the release of WordPress 4.9.8 you might notice a new prompt on the WordPress Dashboard – Try Gutenberg. But what is it? And should you try Gutenberg? What is Gutenberg? Gutenberg is a new editing experience for WordPress which has been under development for the last year. It’s designed to modernise the way that… Continue Reading Time To Try Gutenberg? Introducing The New WordPress Editor
The WordPress Media Library is the home for any files uploaded to your WordPress website, chiefly images and documents. In a brand new WordPress site, it will look bare because there’s nothing in it! In order to use any files on your site, you need to upload them first. Let’s take a look at how… Continue Reading A Beginner’s Guide To The WordPress Media Library
WordPress Edinburgh has been a regular event for me most months, and last week we moved to a new home at Codebase. This was where was last year’s WordCamp Edinburgh was staged. We kicked off the new phase with a talk by Tim Nash. Tim works for hosting company 34SP.com who sponsor our meetups (thanks… Continue Reading Stay Safe! Practical Security Tips For WordPress
GDPR is coming… The enforcement date of May 25 2018 for the new European data protection law is only a few weeks away. WordPress Core and plugin developers have been looking at solutions for abiding by GDPR for WordPress sites. Been living under a rock and don’t know what the GDPR is? Read my post… Continue Reading Making WordPress GDPR Compliant – Do You Need a Plugin?