Category: Technical Stuff

  • The Current Silliness of WordPress

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    WordPress silliness Well, Full Site Editing is here. Thought I’d be excited about it.So far it’s been a colossal pain in the arse to get existing designs converted to Block Themes. For some unknown reason, WordPress 5.9 onwards prevents you from seeing a list of already created templates from WordPress 5.8. You have to access […]

  • BT’s Digital phone number switchover.

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    BT looking at retiring copper lines. A local test in our area suggests BT is trialling Fibre connections with Digital phone numbers as new phone lines. This would be great for saving costs on maintenance (and to Customers? somehow doubtful). Costs and savings? to us or BT? I expect the connection costs to match pure […]

  • Full Site Editing via Gutenberg

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    What is Full Site Editing Full Site Editing brings design back into WordPress’s main editor, Gutenberg, allowing you to create a blank canvas to work from, and call in various theme queries to make templates and their parts global. When you make a page/post using blocks in WordPress’s Gutenberg editor, you are pretty much designing […]

  • Dumping Elementor

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    While it was great to quickly design something useable and have it instantly displayed on the site. I think I can do its features via custom JavaScript and CSS. Next question is, do I want to continue with WordPress and have to deal with the weekly attempted break-ins? With Gutenberg advancing more into theme building […]

  • Publii theme tricks and tips – part 1

    Make a Child Override theme for changes! Yes, so Publii/Handlebars.js is a bit different to how WordPress works, still editing the base publii themes to suit your needs is a must. When Publii updates it installs the starter theme freshly each time.Create a folder in your site input folder called ‘theme name-override’ and put your […]

  • Publii limitations (as of 0.38.1)

    Very Basic editor We’re going to use Publii to migrate to Static Sites from WordPress, the functionality and feel of the post editors are very lacking. Only the basic stuff is in, thankfully I can put posts in as HTML to get around most of the issues.Really to make me happy to use it, it […]

  • WooCommerce Product tabs

    Previously, I had a site selling computer parts through WooCommerce and had specification data needing to be uploaded with product details without overwriting the manufacturers own product description. The answer was Custom Fields and calling that data into its own tab. Allow custom fields to be viewed in a custom product tab in WooCommerce Woocommerce as […]