Editorial

I’ve been building websites since 1993 and working with WordPress since 2012. I have experiences and opinions that might be of interest. I share my point of view on topics and issues relevant to WordPress site building in posts tagged as “Editorial”.
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Beaver Builder vs Elementor – Update and Recommendations

Beaver Builder and Elementor are the two most popular and frequently recommended page builders in the WordPress ecosystem.  For years they were locked in a page builder war for the hearts and minds of site builders.  In April 2018 the stats were compelling enough that I called it,  Elementor had won a decisive victory.  The …

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The WordPress Fire Drill – Three Tasks 100% of Us Waste Time On

The WordPress Fire Drill Remember when you were in school and there would be the occasional fire drill?  When the alarm went off, everyone would line up and file outside while the Fire Department watched.  Those fire drills served a purpose:  to make sure that we knew what to do in the case of an …

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Gutenberg Block Editor - Avoid the Traps

Gutenberg Block Editor – Avoid the Traps

Introduction In this post I want to look at some gotchas when using Gutenberg, the new WordPress block editor.  The demonstration is very visual and I’m not going to try to capture it all in screenshots.  I recommend watching the video for that.  Here I’ll review and summarize the issues.  To illustrate the issues, …

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Decisive Victory in the Page Builder War

Last updated 4/27/2018  A year and a half ago, when Pippin Williams wrote the authoritative review of WordPress page builders, there were several strong contenders. If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll have seen that the field quickly narrowed to two: Beaver Builder and Elementor. These two giants in the page builder arena have been locked …

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My Top WP Toolset Suggestions

Last updated August 26, 2017 I recently discovered the WP Builds podcasts.  Nathan Wrigley and David Waumsley, the hosts, have interviewed some great guests with a focus on topics relevant to site builders and WordPress professionals. The discussions are informal, entertaining, and you get a good feel for the people and an inside view of their world …

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