Roundup Of WordPress Resources and Groups
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Roundup Of WordPress Resources and Groups

I subscribe to a number of newsletters, listen to podcasts, follow news sites, watch YouTube videos and participate in Facebook groups. There are a large number of these WordPress resources and communities available online. Each of them provides valuable ways to keep up with what is happening with WordPress, share knowledge and help each other….

Current State of WordPress Themes – Analysis and Recommendations
Editorial | Review | Site builder

Current State of WordPress Themes – Analysis and Recommendations

I am writing this post on the history and current state of WordPress themes. Since I’ve been using WordPress there has been a big shift in themes and I think another one is underway. I’m looking at WordPress themes because today, as much as every before, it is important to pick a good theme.  In…

Beaver Builder vs Elementor – Update and Recommendations
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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…

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

Gutenberg Block Editor – Avoid the Traps
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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, I’m…

Decisive Victory in the Page Builder War
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Decisive Victory in the Page Builder War

Last updated 1/1/2020 (pricing updated) 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…