After struggling with an out-of-date website that needed to be reset and refreshed for the coming year, and presented in multiple languages, I’ve decided to rip everything out, use a blank Bootstrap theme, and replace the entire framework with #Gutenberg pages.
This is a very simple site, with text and images, and a couple forms. So far, it has been a very tidy, very quick process. My plan is to build the top level pages in English, then clone my FlyWheel site to then generate the German, Chinese, and Spanish versions.
There has been some feedback in the #WordPress community about developers and agencies being concerned about clients not being able to understand and use Gutenberg.
My business, RP Creative, focuses on building, maintaining, and updating WordPress sites for my clients. So, I do the content work.
My first impressions are that Gutenberg will be a nice time-saving solution for some of the simple websites I build, and less bloated then some of the Page Builders I’ve used.
#make #WordPress #Gutenberg
For my next trick, I will install #WordPress on #AWS.
The best part is, it’s as fast as a greased weasel!
One of the things we’re working on for WPToday is using CodeMirror for inline code editing, syntax highlighting, and theming the code window. A rough version of this will be pushed to GitHub later today.
From WP Tavern … hugely excited about the REST API! Once the infrastructure is in, I think we’ll see really widespread adoption from plugins that right now are creating their endpoints in very ad-hoc ways. Once we iterate a bit more on the core content endpoints and authentication I think we’ll see a lot more specialized interfaces built on WP… read full article
I am very excited to be launching WPToday this month! Do you need a single, responsive, mobile-friendly WordPress site built in a day? Check out WPToday to learn more, and stay tuned for more updates! http://www.getwptoday.com/
Devindra Hardawar at Engadget has a concise article about the most recent vulnerability for WordPress sites. “Thankfully, the fix is pretty simple: Just remove the “example.html” file from any instance of genericons in your WordPress installation.” Most modern hosting companies will provide this update automatically for you.
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I’ll be writing a comprehensive article about this later.
For now, this is proving to be a challenge, but worth it.
Taking the time to do it right will result in a screaming fast WordPress installation. The integration with Google Apps will be a very valuable resource.
Click-to-deploy WordPress on GCE
Yesterday, Google made a major update to its mobile search algorithm that will change the order in which websites are ranked when users search for something from their phone.
This article from Web Designer Depot, one of my favorite daily reads, outlines a very specific way to pivot from freelancer to founder. Pivoting is something I’ve been thinking about lately, how to take creative services to a “whole nutha leva”.
HOW TO TRANSITION FROM WEB DESIGN TO YOUR OWN STARTUP BY COLLIS TA’EED
Read the whole article here.
Jamie Bell, over at Flywheel, has written this great article about design trends for 2015. It’s a refreshing list of tips to hang on your wall to remember as we continue into this new year.
I’ve been working with FlyWheel for a few months now, and have been very pleased with their managed hosting. It’s a terrific platform, and a great team.
Ready to step up your game for 2015? Here are the year’s top trends in web design.