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WordPress wisdom from Gremlins
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Sebastian Moran

Life Lessons and WordPress Wisdom from Gremlins

Warning: This post may contain Gremlins. With Christmas around the corner, one of the classic Christmas movies is still Gremlins (1984), a mid-eighties mix of comedy and horror, set with a very Christmas theme. With the film’s mix of Frank Capra and Speilbergisms, the setting is a riff of Bedford Falls from It’s a Wonderful Life, even if it does look like the back-lot of Universal Studios. The film is a classic mix of director Joe Dante’s best work and an amazing soundtrack by the late Jerry Goldsmith. Here are the top five life lessons from Gremlins that apply to

WordPress 12 Days of Christmas
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Sebastian Moran

WordPress 12 Days of Christmas

With Christmas only a few days away, now is the time to reflect on the many nuggets of joy that WordPress has sprinkled over our lives. As well as the frustrations and the many, many things that can break on clients site, as well as the things that WordPress core updates can break. On the 1st day of the Christmas, WordPress gave to me – A way to delete the Hello Dolly plugin on client sites, so clients did not activate it by mistake. On the 2nd day of Christmas, WordPress gave to me – Maybe a reason to update WordPress core

WordPress 5.0
MainWP How To's
Sebastian Moran

How to make sure your child sites are ready for WordPress 5.0

With the WordPress 5.0 release less than two weeks away from being shipped, the release is going to be pushed back to be later than November 27, 2018. You need to make sure that your child sites have been updated to deal with the new version of WordPress. The major changes being the new default Gutenberg block editor. WordPress 5.0 release data has been pushed back due to certain issues, with issues found in the beta, and release candidate being delayed till 22nd November, to warrant more time for beta testing a major WordPress update. The Gutenberg default block editor

Gutenberg
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Todd Jones

Blockbuster announcements and Gutenberg update

There have been a few announcements of recent weeks that have made quite an impact in the WordPress space. Today we discuss a few of those including a Gutenberg update, a major WordPress company acquisition, and the announcement of a WordCamp US location. So, if you are ready to ride, then hop on. Giddy up WP Engine acquires StudioPress Some of you may have noticed this week that StudioPress has been acquired by WP Engine. This is really big news and one announced with joy on Facebook by Brian Gardner. Gardner explains he will remain with the company, I will

WordPress Podcast Roundup
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Todd Jones

WordPress Podcast Roundup for May 2018

In today’s podcast roundup, we look at Mission statements at Kitchen Sink WP, the many lives of Rand Fishkin from WP-Tonic, and Philadelphia WordPress developer Ebonie Butler who appears on Hallway Chats. Saddle up as we ride through the WordPress Podcast Roundup. WordPress Podcast Roundup Podcast E219 – Should you have a Mission Statement? – Kitchen Sink WP I love the introduction to the podcast as it uses a redux of the old Six Million Dollar Man TV show. Adam Silver is the host and he kicks off the show talking about WordCamps coming up as well as ones he had

WordPress Roundup
Roundup
Todd Jones

The May WordPress Roundup comics style

The little town where I live is having a festival this weekend. You know those American festivals, full of food (something on a stick), music, art, and just lots of laughter and fun. The only thing is, the name of the festival in this town is just a little unusual. You see, the name of the festival is Toad Suck Daze. Yes, there is a story about Toad Suck, where it comes from. The legend, the story, is explained by Toad Suck Park Manager Scott Fryer to John Metcalf of Citylab, “It’s where a ferry used to cross the Arkansas

GDPR ROUNDUP
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Todd Jones

Don’t let the GDPR sink you! GDPR Roundup

GDPR. That’s all people seem to be talking about. I guess the promise of hefty fines will create all kinds of emotions. So, where does that leave WordPress professionals? It is definitely something we should take note of for our clients. One UK developer said he had field almost a dozen calls in a week from clients wanting to know more. Obviously, since the GDPR is a new law for the European Union, it has more urgency for European developers, but the law is applicable to anyone working with European users. Therefore, we all need to know something about what

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Todd Jones

WordPress Roundup: How the GDPR effects your WordPress business

In this month’s WordPress Roundup, we are taking a look at Gutenberg, GDPR, Theme Frameworks and learning more about Thin Content from Yoast. Buckle up! Let’s ride. April 2018 WordPress Roundup My Gutenberg Experience Thus Far – WP Tavern Are you ready for Gutenberg? One of the most anticipated new features for WordPress, Gutenberg is set to be released around or after WordPress 5. Jeff Chandler of WP Tavern recently posted an article about his experience with Gutenberg to date. While Gutenberg has some good features, according to Chandler, one of the biggest issues is incompatibility with many of his

Podcast Roundup
Roundup
Todd Jones

Podcast Roundup for March: Fresh voices and new podcasts

In this month’s podcast roundup, we take a look at some brand new podcasts and hear some fresh voices. Podcasts are enlightening. One thing that makes a podcast so great is you get to listen in on a conversation between two veterans. As we continue the Podcast Roundups, I thought it might be good to look for fresh voices. This month, I tap into two new podcasts and we revisit one that is well known. This month, we listen to new podcasts by Paul Everitt and Mike Campbell. We also check in with Joe Casaba’s popular podcast. March 2018 Podcast

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