Starting on May 24, 2022, your site will be eligible to use the latest major release from WordPress — WordPress 6.0. While this version is not the big jump that Gutenberg was, there are some implications for your site theme + your plugins that you should be aware of. Translation: this update could affect the […]
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Learn to love WordPress
In honor of Valentine’s day, it’s time for business owners + bloggers to learn to love WordPress! Which is why our WordPress resource is officially opening up on Friday. Learn to love your WordPress website, instead of cursing at it. You put so much time, money + love into your business, yet dread doing anything […]
WordPress site health score
Do you ever use the “Tools” section in the backend of your WordPress site? Most bloggers + business owners don’t and that has a lot to do with the fact that not much lived there. Until WordPress introduced Site Health. What is Site Health This new feature of WordPress 5.2 + above gives you the […]
WTF is a widget?
The term “widget” isn’t specific to WordPress. In fact, Merriam-Webster has an entry for the noun widget. But today we are defining widget as it applies to WordPress websites + blogs. Not what it means for any piece of software. WordPress widgets According to WordPress.org, “widgets add content and features to your sidebars.” If your […]
WTF is a WordPress theme?
They can have different names, depending on who you’re talking to. Theme, template, layout, skin + design are all options that I’ve heard used before. Whatever you choose to call them, the quick explanation is that you affect the look of your website with your WordPress theme. I stick with the lingo that WordPress uses […]
WTF are Gutenberg blocks?
In December 2018, WordPress released version 5.0 of the open-source blogging tool. With this major update, they introduced the Gutenberg editor + Gutenberg blocks. Instead of treating pages + posts like traditional Word documents, WordPress now lets site owners add components to each page with a more visual approach. First things first. If you don’t […]