Kadence Blocks Tutorial – The Row Layout Block
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Kadence Blocks Tutorial – The Row Layout Block

Introduction Like it or not, people judge Gutenberg based on their experience using Elementor, Beaver Builder, Divi and other page builders. Its true. We have gotten used to a rich and flexible editing experience, with lots of layout and design choices, and with a module or widget for everything. Consequently, the default Gutenberg experience can…

Switching to Kadence and Gutenberg from Astra and Elementor
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Switching to Kadence and Gutenberg from Astra and Elementor

Introduction I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying, “The shoemakers children don’t have any shoes.”  In discussions with WordPress site builders I often hear comments about the need to update their own sites.  They are so busy working on other people’s websites that their own is neglected.  I’ve been building websites since 1994 and I’ve…

Current State of WordPress Themes – Analysis and Recommendations
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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…

UpCloud, RunCloud, and WordPress – Setup and Walkthrough
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UpCloud, RunCloud, and WordPress – Setup and Walkthrough

Video Version Introduction There are three dimensions when considering hosting: price, quality, and convenience. For price, in the WordPress space, you can go from free to diamond-encrusted royal deluxe, with a lot of range in between. Quality also varies greatly, from server farms that stuff as many accounts on as possible to physical dedicated servers…

Analytify – A Good Free Google Analytics Plugin
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Analytify – A Good Free Google Analytics Plugin

Every website should have some form of visitor tracking. The analytics data lets you know if you are providing relevant content and engaging your visitors. Google Analytics is the most popular solution and while there is a very expensive enterprise plan, most sites are fine with the free version. Google Analytics has a lot of…

Media Library and Large Images – Beware the Defaults
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Media Library and Large Images – Beware the Defaults

Introduction WordPress creates several copies of each image you add to the Media Library, each of a different size. It is very likely that the defaults settings that control the size and number of images created do not align with the image sizes your site uses, thereby wasting space and server resources. Further, if you…