Now we are in the brave new of Gutenberg and it seems that all is well . In the lead up to this I have been testing Gutenberg via a developers plugin. My biggest challenge has been understanding why the change was required. I found a great explanation from a YouTuber called WPCrafter.com look at the video and it becomes clearer. In essence Gutenberg is designed in a way to ensures that editing looks like the final post. Additionally the blocks that are fundamental in Gutenberg can be dragged around and repostioned.
Like many innovations I think that Gutenberg wasn’t explained sufficiently simply the causing some users to panic. Other than the obvious visual difference Gutenberg works well. There are many of the block formats that I have yet to delve into but this will come.
I have been using WordPress since about version 1.5 for the most part I am self-taught. I manage this and 2 other blogs. Two are self hosted and one is a worpress.com blog. This has come about as I read early on in the piece that a blog needs a focus. This one is primarily about what I read and some occasional holiday photos.
I’m trying to post across three devices using the WordPress app on android. I had been writing post off-line on a recent holiday but the drafts are no more. I can redo but that’s not the point.
This then becomes test post. I had only written two posts so no big deal. I did discover that it’s not possible to attach images whilst offline. Now the app can’t access images on the device a bit useless really. Arrgh!
Completing this on a PC after logging in to the dashboard. I wasn’t able to upload any images from the Android App.
I really enjoyed part 1 of Brendan Stemps foray into the dark world of the skew chisel. I have posted a link to that session in another post on this site. In part 2 he really does show what can go wrong in a spectacular fashion.This session is very informative and he has promised an episode 3 in the future. The a link to the video posted on you tube is below.
Another version of the WordPress app for iOS. Gets better I guess. I only really try it when there is an update. Should try it when I’m out and about (that last bit begs a Canadian accent.
I will have to add a photo as well to see if that works.
The Not so amused cat (below) pretending to help me with the post formatting feature in WordPress. I not sure what this offers but after reading a post in an wpbeginner.com article I thought that it was worth a look. Still not sure what it does. I reverted to the default format and still nothing. I mean that the preview didn’t change at all. Here it is in all its image format glory.
I have read a few posts on WordPress sites that say or think that this is a good thing I am still not convinced.
I have just spent some time tidying up categories and tags on the site. The site was first started in January 2008, I know this as I left the first post that WordPress created on installation. That was like cleaning up and finding something that you have bought and forgotten about.
I hadn’t intended to change the site theme but I had no choice. The previous theme is incompatible with the new version of WordPress 3.5. I was unable to add media and some other functions were also disabled A search of the WordPress forums suggested turning off all the plugins etc but this didn’t help either.
One post suggested trying one of the default themes. I opted for 2011. Problem solved. Added some custom headers and the usual gang of plugins and voila I’m back in business..
I love the Jetpack gallery plugin and I have now added another page called Photos. now for shortcodes…….