I expect you to be singing this post's title in your head to the tune of Paula Cole's song Where Have All the Cowboys Gone? But seriously, where have all the bloggers gone? I feel like the blogosphere has slowed down over the last month or two. I can't see any indication of it in… Continue reading Where Have All the Bloggers Gone?
The title of this post is very much a rhetorical question, because I have no idea. Rory of A Guy Called Bloke wrote about this earlier this week in I Am Textless, and I decided to chime in with my own two cents about WordPress behaving badly. Can't comment at all This has happened on… Continue reading Why Is WordPress Eating Comments?
From very early on in my blogging days, I've scheduled almost all of my posts ahead of time. Another pattern has been that I don't usually write a post all in one sitting. My writing output varies, but often it doesn't keep up with the ideas that I want to write about (although that's not… Continue reading What’s In Your Drafts Folder?
Using images in WordPress can be tricky and quirky sometimes, especially in the block editor. Here are some of the image-related bits and bobs I've picked up over time. Media files are publicly visible If you upload a file to your site, it gets assigned a URL. That's its home, and whether you include it… Continue reading Using Images in WordPress Blogs
Andy of Eden in Babylon was asking the other day about alternatives to the block editor. I've lost traffic of the different names of editors and what exactly they're getting rid of. I also realized I wasn't sure how to access the classic block editor that WordPress says gives similar functionality to the editor they're… Continue reading Exploring WordPress’s Classic Block Editor
In May of this year, WordPress announced that it was getting rid of the WordPress.com editor. I was not impressed, because I liked that editor. I've been using the block editor for about 3 months now, and I have pretty much the same mixed feelings about it now as when I first started using it.… Continue reading Thoughts on the WordPress Block Editor 3 Months In
While we're mostly interested in the human visitors to our blogs, it can be fascinating to see what some of the non-human visitors are getting up to, including an assortment of bad bots. What a 404 error is Before we get to the main part of this post, I need to quickly explain what a… Continue reading Bad Bot Visitors to Your Blog
I've had the WP business plan since last summer, and one of the features that comes along with it is customization using CSS. For a long time I didn't use it because I didn't know how to. To be honest, it looked scary and too much like coding. I've only very recently discovered that it's… Continue reading Customizing Your Blog with CSS: Not as Scary as it Sounds
Sometimes people don't want their blogs to be easy to find, and WordPress offers a way to do that. For a lot of bloggers, we're looking for exactly the opposite. While asking search engines not to search your blog isn't going to be directly relevant to everyone, it explains why sometimes you might be having… Continue reading Making a Blog Unsearchable
Chances are that if you've been on WordPress for a few weeks, you've come across one form of serial liker. We'll talk briefly about that, but the focus of this post will be on a type of serial liker that flies under the radar. The obvious type I'll refer to as the rapid-fire liker. You'll… Continue reading Serial Liking on WordPress