Ramblings of a Writer and Artist

WordPress

Getting to Grips with Gutenberg

Anyone who has used WordPress prior to the latest version 5 is well versed in using the ‘classic editor’ for writing posts and creating pages. With the new version came a new editor called Gutenberg. It hasn’t been well received – one only has to search for the Gutenberg plugin, which was introduced prior to being bundled with WordPress 5, to see the overwhelmingly negative reception.

 

Nearly two thirds of ratings are for one star – the lowest possible score. I must admit that like many others, I too rejected the new editor without looking at it too closely. It seemed to me as though Automatic, the team behind WordPress, had attempted to fix something that wasn’t broken.

 

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Transfer Local WordPress site to Host and Back Again

Last week I shared HERE how to install WordPress locally on your computer for much speedier development purposes. I ended by posing the question How do I get it uploaded to my host? The other question was How do I transfer an already published site to my computer to edit in Local by Flywheel?

 

Ironically, I have been busy developing a couple of WordPress sites in the meantime and couldn’t address this question until now. Apologies.

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Install WordPress Locally On Your System

For the past several weeks I have been working on developing an online literary journal for The Writers’ Block – the premier fiction writing community right here on Steem. This will serve as both a proof of concept and testing ground for our eventual finished product that our dev team will code for us. I have been building it in WordPress and looked for ways to optimize my workflow. As such, I investigated installing WordPress to my PC. Here I will document how to do it. But first, some reasons why you might want to.

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Been and Gone and Come Back Again

Two months. Nine weeks. Or sixty-three days. That’s how long it has been since I last posted on Steem. Why? Life. If you take a look at my last post, we had a family emergency with my son. All is good with him now, but it threw us for a loop. Between spending time on Steem¬†and helping to run @thewritersblock, I had to take a step back for the family’s sake. Something had to give, so I made that something Steem. Then, to top it all, I suffered with my health in the lead up to Christmas and throughout.

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Life

Sunday Emergency

Sundays are usually quiet affairs in the Muxxy household. I get a lie in, only to get woken up either by a dog, cat, or Kim bringing me a strong dose of caffeine to bring me round. As it’s the day before the first schoolday of the week, I spend a little time ironing the kids’ uniforms. Yes, despite the rough exterior, I am quite domesticated.

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3D Modeling

High Kill Book Cover Design in 3D

When I first began on Steem, I shared and posted about my hobby, 3D modeling. Since getting into writing fiction and co-creating @thewritersblock, I have not had much of a chance to indulge in this pastime. Steemhouse Publishing, our publishing house, is in the final stages of editing our first book called High Kill, written by our very own @rhondak under her pen name, Diane Ryan. This book would naturally need cover art and a month or so ago we set about designing one.

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