Gutenberg blocks allow anyone to construct complex web page layouts without having to learn a thing about HTML or CSS. What could be more powerful? Reusable blocks, that’s what! In this lesson, you learn how to create your own reusable blocks with Gutenberg. The concept is quite powerful and provides you with the ability to […]
After months of waiting, you’re finally ready to jump in and learn about the WordPress Gutenberg block editor! In this introductory lesson, we cover Gutenberg block basics. We start with an introduction to block concepts — explaining what blocks are and where blocks come from. You’ll also learn how to find blocks, how to add and […]
The new WordPress Gutenberg editor is designed to make sophisticated web page layouts a snap. Unfortunately, there are a few common tasks that are not as easy (or obvious) as they should be. Positioning an image next to a block of text is one of those challenges. In fact, it’s downright maddening. In this tutorial, […]
Are you one of the millions of WordPress users contemplating the impending release of the Gutenberg editor? If so, you are probably more than a little anxious about what that means for all of your existing content. Is it possible to convert your WordPress posts and pages to Gutenberg? In this tutorial you’ll learn what […]
WordPress 5.0 is scheduled to be released in a couple of weeks and that means BIG changes for the default content editor. Today’s video tutorial is a preview of our upcoming Gutenberg Essentials course. In this introductory video, you’ll meet Gutenberg, learn about content blocks, and get to know the new editing interface.
This past week one of our SEO Fundamentals members asked a question about an issue that confuses many site owners. The question raises an important detail that impacts too many sites. Because of that, I want to share that question and my answer with you. Member Pete posted: “I am using the Yoast SEO Plugin, […]
Sometimes the hardest part of using WordPress is knowing where to turn when things go wrong. Where do you turn when you need WordPress help? There are any number of situations where you will find yourself needing WordPress support. Between your theme, the plugins you’ve installed, and WordPress itself, figuring out where to turn for […]
The latest WordPress update is another one of those “minor” releases that requires careful consideration. This release presents users with an opportunity to test the new Gutenberg editor. Is Gutenberg right for you? Watch this update and decide for yourself.
Typically WordPress maintenance releases include bug fixes and security patches only — not new features. But, WordPress 4.9.6 is not your typical maintenance release. In this briefing, I explain why this maintenance release includes new features and why it wasn’t numbered 5.0. I also take you on a quick tour of the new GDPR features […]
These days you can never be too secure online. It seems like some major website is getting hacked almost every week. What hope is there for the small website owner? The first step to securing your website is preventing the wrong people from logging in. While a strong password is a good start, that’s still […]
In my last update, I addressed the number one question I’ve heard about Gutenberg: Will Gutenberg break my website? If you haven’t seen that video, I encourage you to make some time to watch it. I demonstrate some of the problems that might occur with certain themes and plugins. I also show you a few […]
The response to my last video was overwhelming. Pretty much every email and comment expressed the same concern. It seems everyone is worried that Gutenberg will break their WordPress site. It’s a hard question to answer because: a) Gutenberg is still in beta, so it’s still evolving, and b) there are a mind-boggling number of […]