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Why Is WordPress Eating Comments?

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?

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Using Images in WordPress Blogs

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

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Exploring WordPress’s Classic Block Editor

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

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Thoughts on the WordPress Block Editor 3 Months In

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

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Customizing Your Blog with CSS: Not as Scary as it Sounds

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

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Making a Blog Unsearchable

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