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| Drupal

This tutorial is all about managing users on your Drupal 8 site.

I'll show you how to control who can do what on your site:

  • Who can create, delete, and edit content?
  • Who can upload modules and themes?
  • Who can modify menus and blocks?

You also see how to make user accounts more interesting. You do this by allowing users to add more information about them. 

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| Podcasts

Welcome to the OSTraining podcast in 2019.

In this first episode of the year, I talk with Josh Strebel from Pagely. We focus on his new project called NorthStack. Whereas Pagely was the very first "Managed WordPress" service, NorthStack is best described as a "Managed AWS" service.

We talked about NorthStack and what it tells us about the future of WordPress. Is the ecosystem going to splinter as more development moves to Node, Laravel and other platforms? Oh, and I don't let Josh leave without asking about the future of his excellent Pressnomics conference.

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| WordPress

So you're excited about using WordPress’s new Gutenberg editor.

Gutenberg is a great tool that offers flexibility and easy creative options. But what happens to all the posts and pages you have already created on your WordPress sites? Will your content look the same after you enable Gutenberg? And how easy is it to take advantage of all the new features?

I'll answer those questions in this blog post.

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| WordPress

Since 2011, almost every year, the WordPress team have released a new theme.

However, the team didn't release a theme for 2018 because there were no major WordPress releases.

This year, we're back on track and there's a new default theme, called "Twenty Nineteen". This new theme is needed to take full advantage of this flexibility offered by Gutenberg.

Twenty Nineteen offers significant creative freedom. However, it’s almost a blank slate to begin with, and that can be a little daunting.

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| WordPress

Text and image blocks may be the most frequently used blocks in Gutenberg, but there are many others that come standard with WordPress new editor.

Previously you would have had to install a plugin or use HTML to get the same results. Let me show you some of the really cool and useful new features in Gutenberg.

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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!

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| WordPress

In a previous blog post, we explained that the new Gutenberg editor has moved many key text features into blocks. The same is true with images in Gutenberg.

In the old WordPress editor, you could click "Add media" and use many image and media features from that pop-up screen. That has all changed with Gutenberg.

In this tutorial, I'll walk you through the options for handling images in Gutenberg.


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| WordPress

Gutenberg comes with a variety of different standard blocks as part of the editor. Many of these standard blocks allow you to add text.

Your first experience with Gutenberg is probably going to involve text blocks. If you just start typing on a new page or post, you have created a "Paragraph" block.

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| WordPress

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.

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| WordPress

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.

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Genesis Explained is the latest OSTraining book to be updated. This new release talk about the recently sale of Genesis to WPEngine.

This release also included updates for Genesis 2.7 and 2.7.1, both of which arrived last week and the book already reflects those week.

Nick Croft, the writer of Genesis Explained, has been following along with the development of Genesis. He even got some core contributions in this cycle.

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| WordPress

So you have everything ready for launch and your site is sitting on your local computer. You're ready to move WordPress to the "real" server and start publishing.

Here's a step-by-step tutorial on how to export and import your data base, and get WordPress running on the new server.

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| WordPress

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.

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| WordPress

WordPress themes makes it possible to give your users control of many aspects of their site's designs.

One of the most common design features in themes are featured images. Many bloggers love to use large, high-quality images for their posts.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to add featured image support in a custom WordPress theme.

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