This week's new video class brings the new Gutenberg editor to the OSTraining library.
"The Beginners Guide to WordPress" is now 100% up-to-date for the new era of WordPress blocks. The new videos talk about Gutenberg in depth, from using your first blocks, to creating your own block library.
Here's an introductory video from the new, Gutenberg-infused, WordPress beginner class. This video introduces some of the cool new block options in Gutenberg. It even shows you how to use the old Classic Editor inside a block!
Gutenberg is more than just blocks. It lets you layout a page using columns, thus providing greater flexibility with the look of your page. You can create columns and rows with a variety of different content in both.
As can be expected with such a new release there are some limitations, but it still represents a great step forward. In this tutorial, you will look at using columns in the WordPress Gutenberg editor.
WordPress 5 is here with a brand new editor that changes the way posts and pages are created and edited. Here we provide an overview on how to use the new editor and what to do when upgrading existing sites.
The new Gutenberg editor uses a block-based system to provide flexibility with how content is displayed. This allows you to insert text, images, multimedia content, code, quote, buttons, and much more, with ease.
This is perhaps the biggest single-day release in the history of open source software. That's no exaggeration. I'm unable to think of any other change that was so significant and was quickly pushed out to over 30% of the web.
Did you know that every WordPress site can embed posts from every other WordPress site? WordPress sites are oEmbed providers.
Out-of-the-box, your embeddable posts will take on the look and feel of the WordPress core default template. In this blog post, you will learn how to make your embeddables consistent with the look and feel of your own template.
If you have a multilingual website, it's worth thinking about the SEO challenges you'll face.
Most website owners only need to optimize for one language. Simply adding another language doubles the amount of optimization work you need to do. Plus, you need to think about another version of Google, with different competitors and different challenges.
Until the middle of 2017, it wasn't possible to install any plugins on WordPress.com. If you used WordPress.com, you got a very stripped-down WordPress experience. However, that has started to change recently, and users on higher-level WordPress.com plans can now install their own plugins.
Last week, I was helping out a friend with a WordPress.com site and stumbled upon their WooCommerce store. I hadn't been into WordPress.com for some time, and was surprised by how different the experience was. I knew the "Posts" screen was different, but had no idea that WooCommerce also looks very different on WordPress.com.
In this blog post, I'm going to show you to enable Drupal users to select entities using the "Entity Browser" module.
This tutorial was requested by an OSTraining customer who is building a book review site. The customer wanted to use Entity Browser so that they can create this feature:
The site has two content types: Books and Book Reviews.
When users create a new Book Review, they can use a view to search for and select the book they're reviewing. For example, if they're reviewing "War and Peace", they can search for the exisiting "War and Peace" node.
When the book review is published, the selected node will be embedded inside the book review.
Spam is more than an irritation. It can reduce your productivity. Sometimes the spam prevention can be as bad as the spam itself, making your visitors spot similar images, do maths sums or answer questions to prove that they are human.
This can put people off interacting with your website. Fortunately, WordPress has plugins that can handle spam transparently, without creating irritation to either you or your visitors. In this blog post, you will take a look at two of them.