Corona Activities

One perk of working remotely by default is that not much has changed since the pandemic started. Rereading the last line is a bit unsettling. It’s like the beginning of a bad horror fiction starring Jesse Eisenberg. But the strangeness of this year’s current events aside, the full impact of social distancing and quarantining doesn’tContinue reading “Corona Activities”

What’s New In Gutenberg

A new toolkit The beauty of the Gutenberg project is it is not just an editor, but a coding component system. What at first appears to be an infringement on ‘artistic license’ for developers is alternatively liberation from the TinyMCE editor and its trappings. Gutenberg serves as a standardization for the WordPress software that isContinue reading “What’s New In Gutenberg”

A Twentyninteen Rebrand

As I began the new year, I decided it was finally time to dust off my FTP client and rethink my website. Past iterations of my site were mostly just tinkering and devoid of any real substance. Yes, lessons were learned, but some things just need to be burnt to the ground and built fromContinue reading “A Twentyninteen Rebrand”

Northern Short Course

The 38th Annual Northern Short Course (NSC) will be held March 7-9, 2019, at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, NJ. The Northern Short Course is a three day event for professional journalists that offers lectures and workshop series to help foster professional development. I’ll be leading a workshop titled Why An Opensource Website Matters. Find out moreContinue reading “Northern Short Course”

Working with Pixelgrade and Gutenberg

I work everyday with users on WordPress.com. Implementing Gutenberg into such a large project is vastly different than implementing it alongside an individual website. When working on personal projects, any issue can become a major issue pretty easily. I can see why some of the community isn’t too thrilled with the changeover. I know thatContinue reading “Working with Pixelgrade and Gutenberg”

Creating a blog on WordPress.com

Export – Signup – Import – Setup Here’s a fun scenario, let’s say we have a blog on a self-hosted site but we want to transfer its contents to WordPress.com. How would we do that? Export The first step would be to export the content from our current site. Most content managers have an exportContinue reading “Creating a blog on WordPress.com”

WordPress.com – Pt. 1

Get Started – Register – Profile – Name Creation Register Go to WordPress.com and create a username and password Create a web address WordPress comes with a free web address for every blog. All free blogs follow the same naming scheme ‘yourcoolsite.wordpress.com.’ Pro tip, yourcoolsite is a subdomain of WordPress.com, the entire WordPress.com ecosystem isContinue reading “WordPress.com – Pt. 1”