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WordPress for Beginners – online course

Starting on 24 September 2020 I taught a 10-week course for Hills Road Sixth Form College and will be offering this online for the foreseeable future. Visit the Hills Road Adult Education pages and search for ‘WordPress’ to find course details. The courses will run either on a Wednesday morning or a Thursday evening and …

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Gutenberg Resources

In December 2018 Gutenberg – the new WordPress – editor finally launched and changed how we edit WordPress sites. It is intended to make the editing process easier, more intuitive and more fun for general users. I’m a fan – I think it’s a step in the right direction and makes editing easier and clearer. …

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Free Google Map

Google has now started charging, or at the least taking credit card details, in order to let you use their API key to add their maps to your site. You can read more about that here in this useful blog post from High Rise Digital. It’s still possible to add a google map for free, …

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Separating two blocks

Sometimes you want a gap between two blocks. When you have an image that has text from a particular paragraph block wrapped around it you may not want the following paragraph text block to wrap as well. Separating blocks can be a problem with an image block and a paragraph block that you have put …

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Sidebars, footers, main content – what does it all mean?

In a WordPress website you have several areas – sidebars, footers, etc – which get edited and managed in different ways. Once you know what they are it’s easier to plan your content and shape how your site will look. It also helps you plan how users will navigate their way around it and to …

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New WordPress editor – Gutenberg

Gutenberg is landing… Tomorrow, December 6, 2018, WordPress.org will update the core of WordPress with the new editor, ‘Gutenberg’. It’s a little controversial and makes some big changes to how the ‘back end’ of your WordPress site will look once you have updated WordPress. Some links that may help you Get the official intro from …

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Writing content for your website

Content – a quick overview You’re finally there: writing content for the main pages on your site – ‘welcome’ and ‘about’ pages for example.┬áThere are two main things you need to be aware of – your main audience is humans (of course) but the way to reach more of them is by making your site …

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