Setting Up a WordPress Site

Gutenberg Blocks – Further Formatting

Here are some other useful formatting blocks, beyond the more typically used formatting blocks.  quotepullquotepreformattedversetablecode These blocks can be found in the Formatting section of the editor, except for Quote, which is stored under Common Blocks.  Quote Quote option 1 This is a quote – option 1 style. This becomes an HTML <blockquote>, with class wp-block-quote. Interestingly, hitting […]

Gutenberg Blocks – Wide Alignment and Full-width

The Gutenberg editor introduces some new and interesting alignment options:- full-widthwide-alignment These options require that your theme explicitly supports them.  See Developer Aside for a deeper discussion on what is needed to support these alignment options. What Does Full-Width Mean with a Sidebar? Since the use of wide-aligned and full-width may not be entirely sensible […]

Gutenberg Blocks – Text and Formatting

Let’s take a look at each of the standard blocks provided with Gutenberg.  First, the more typical blocks which deal with text and formatting:- paragraphheadinglistsubheadingbutton See these other articles for further formatting blocks and image-handling blocks. All of these typical blocks can be found in the Common Blocks section of the editor, except for the […]

X Theme is not for me – an independent review

Am I alone in hating the X theme?  There’s a lot of hype about it, it seems to be “the designer’s dream theme” of 2016. The sales pages are great and it looks like you can create wonders with it in just a couple of hours. And maybe you can…. if you have the energy to […]

Plan the Site

Step 2 for refreshing the website is to plan the main site pages. Most small businesses can be described in about 4 key pages:- Home page One or more pages about Services or Products About us (the business, organisation or site) Contact details / form Additional useful pages to consider are:- FAQs Examples or samples of work, products […]

New Look

Step 1 for refreshing the website is to refresh the design.  Here is the new look.  I hope it works better in terms of providing better visual contrast, more lively look, easier to click on navigation. Next steps are: – Refresh the design – nothing too fancy, just clear and clean and lively Plan the […]

Refreshing the Website

It’s time to give this website a refresh and that is what my focus is right now. There are times when you realise that your website is not doing all that it could be for you.  I had some feedback with comments on the site:- links not working header image conveying the wrong message page […]