WordPress 5.0 Bringing Gutenberg Editor to Core

What is Gutenberg?

Gutenberg Editor is a brand new editor set to replace the current WordPress Editor. It is intended to upgrade the writing experience within WordPress and will become a part of WP core in version 5.0. While there has been a lot of mixed opinions surrounding the update, the core team is committed to this upgrade, and it is planned to go into effect sometime in 2018.

Whether you’re happy about it and cannot wait to learn the new editor, or you’re going to revert to the old editor asap via a plugin, you should at the very least have an idea of what to expect when the new editor becomes part of WordPress core. If you haven’t already tested Gutenberg, I strongly recommend doing so here at this test site. You can also download and install the plugin onto your own site via the plugin here.
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Recommended Page Builders for WordPress

Recommended Page Builders

Page Builders are an amazing way to create professional content without the need to know code or spending hours trying a to configure a page with code. They are helping many people make quality content faster and with better designs. Below is a list of the Page Builders we recommend and some pros and cons to help you choose the one that is best fit for you and your site.
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Intro to Schema Markup and Rich Snippets

The Key to Standing Out

It doesn’t matter what type of site you’re running, everyone wants to be noticed on the web. That’s why people create websites in the first place, right? To get discovered and be the next big thing that everyone is talking about! Schema markup and rich snippets can be the key that makes your site stand out in a google search. The reality is that there are thousands and thousands of websites that don’t stand out. Even the best site with the best content could get swept under the rug. This is why schema markup is so important. Before I dive into that, let’s back up a bit and talk about search engine optimization…  Read More

Branding Your Emails in Woocommerce

Creating Comfort

Have you ever made an online purchase and upon receiving your confirmation email suddenly you feel uneasy about your order?  Maybe the style of email didn’t match that of the company, or the logo was the same, but the fonts and formatting just weren’t in sync? It’s a little unnerving, right? Instead of feeling enthusiastic about your order, suddenly you find yourself hoping this company is actually legit.
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Local Development and Site Migration with Flywheel Local

Building your site locally before publishing online is a great way to ensure that what you’re presenting to the world is a polished and finished product.  There are a lot of really great tools available that allow for the configuration of a local server on your machine.

I use MAMP primarily, but if you are a beginner, I suggest Flywheel.  If you haven’t had any experience with configuring a local server before, it can be overwhelming to get over the initial learning curve and have a fully operational server.  For beginners that just want to build your site without really digging into server configuration, I think Flywheel is a great option. It’s specifically built to work with WordPress, so the amount of work you need to do is limited.

Installing Flywheel is easy!  Simply visit their site: https://local.getflywheel.com/ and download for whatever OS you’re using. They will request some information from you prior to downloading the app,  input that, and your download should begin.
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