WordFest 2021 Part Deux

WordFest 2021 Part Deux

To this moment in time, I still can’t believe the team over at Big Orange Heart did the second Wordfest in 6 months. The first one was in January and was excellent. The other one was on Friday (July 23rd) and was even better. I was glad that Goldstein Media was able to be a…

WordFest 2021

WordFest 2021

WordFest Live, run by A Big Orange Heart, is back for its second time! The inaugural WordFest Live was only in January. It was a total success that they wanted to do another one. WordFest Live is a 24 hour WordPress virtual conference to help promote the open-source operating system and mental health in the…

Always Backup Your Site

Always Backup Your Site

I came into work, with an idea. I wanted to add a sidebar to this blog. I love the Twenty Twenty theme, that I’m using, but a blog needs a sidebar. Without a clear way to just add it, I turned to the Goog. There I found a plugin that would work with Twenty Seventeen….

WordPress 5.3 Is Out – Update right away?

WordPress 5.3 Is Out – Update right away?

WordPress 5.3 is out. With it comes some great new features. Significant improvement of the Site Health Tool Addition of a default theme that is known as TwentyTwenty Enhancement of the Admin User Interface Enhanced support for PHP 7.4 Enhanced accessibility So, do you run out and go install 5.3 right away or do you…

Are WordCamps Dying?

I’ll skip to the answer. No. In a WordCamp US recap article on Freemius Brandon Ernst talks about how WordCamp US had received some strong feedback about how it was run this year. He initially asks the question if WordCamps are dying? In the end he says no, and I agree. Honestly look at the…

Matt Mullenweg, Automattic, & WordPress

Matt Mullenweg, Automattic, & WordPress

So many people are complaining about Matt Mullenweg and his “aspirations” for Automattic and WordPress.com. I don’t have issues with any of those “aspirations” or his getting investment from Salesforces. What I do have a problem with is that Matt has co-opted and confused the brand of WordPress. There is the self-hosted and open source…

The Block Editor In WordPress

Apparently after a year of neglect my old personal site was too far gone to repair. Having this experiment going to play with the block editor (aka Gutenberg), I decided last night to make this site my main site going forward. I’m still undecided if I’m going to swamp the domains around. It would probably…

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