Tag Archives: Wordpress

Creating content collaboratively

I’ve been aware of the ‘Users’ option in the WordPress settings for many years. I looked into the facility when setting up the Multiphasic Phylarological University (a site that, unfortunately, I’ve never been able to find enough other interested parties … Continue reading

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How to time travel using WordPress

Disclaimer: this is how it currently works; I offer no guarantees that this information is valid in your epoch! The only constant is change. Heraclitus (c.535 BC – c.474 BC) The ‘permalink’ Each WordPress post is allocated a permalink (short … Continue reading

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Scribble: Rant – No Variations on the Theme, revisited

The preamble to the preamble I spent three hours (!) this morning talking with ‘a’ WordPress Happiness Engineer, (to whom I shall refer as ‘HE’ and ‘they’, for reasons that will become apparent, should you actually make it that far; … Continue reading

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Click to embiggen revisited (classic editor)

Sam “Goldie” Kirk posed some questions in response to my recent ‘How to’ post about images. Here, I aim to explain more clearly how to link a small image in a post to a larger one, using the classic editor. … Continue reading

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Reverting to the WordPress Classic Editor

Update 14Oct2020: Oh, dear. My environment has been reverted from ‘classic’ to ‘block’ again. I guess what the ‘Happiness Engineer’ did back in August didn’t stick. *sigh* Update 21Aug2020: Something’s broken. The advice I give below no longer works. I … Continue reading

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How to Use the Classic Block on the Block Editor on WordPress.com

Originally posted on ThoughtsnLifeBlog:
AHHH why are WordPress.com forcing us to go the the Block Editor on the 1st June 2020. Well, I am sure you know the reason why. If you are feeling daunted by this, and nervous, do…

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WordPress editor upgrade woes

Well, this is a pain. By ‘this’, I mean the new WordPress editor. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love youngsters. I can’t eat more than one at a sitting, though. My theory — which is mine — is that … Continue reading

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Replacing the Older WordPress.com Editor with the WordPress Block Editor

Well, this is a blow. I’ve been using this same WordPress editing interface for the past decade, and it works fine. I’ve just found out that it’s apparently being withdrawn, and we’re all being forced to move to the new … Continue reading

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How to ‘reblog’

Hitting the ‘Reblog’ button (assuming that it’s enabled on the site) allows republication of a blog article on your blog. By default, a reblog is categorized in the really useful (not) category ‘uncategorized’, so for best results it’s a good … Continue reading

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Adventures with a dumbphone, Part Six

No series such as this would be complete without using the WordPress app* to compose and publish a blog post! Naturally, the theme of this post will be: My experience with using the WordPress app Well, so far, it’s been … Continue reading

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