Due to #Stayathome practices during COVID-19, we only hold monthly meeting on Zoom. On April 16th we started our first meeting. Here are the notes
Announcement and Online Events.
WordPress 5.4 came out.
If you haven’t updated, you might want to study the Field Guide with all the goodies in there.
Also on Gutenberg Times you’ll find a summary of the new block editor features
Gutenberg plugin was released this week 7.9
With additional Block Design Tools, like line heights, for Heading and paragraph, Gradients, for Cover Block, Columns and Media & Text blocks.
More Block Patterns
Hero Two Colums
Numbered Feature list and
Approx 138 Pull Requests are listed in the release notes. Dive in or subscribe to the Gutenberg Changelog podcast. The latest episode will be recorded the Friday after a new version is released and will come out Saturday afternoon or Sunday.
Birgit Pauli-Haack of Pauli Systems will walk you through the basics of SEO and how to make sure you ongoing postings are helping your site’s search engine visibility. She shows you are few tools you can use to test your own site, what to look for on Google Search Console, and how to submit your sidemaps. You see how to start using Yoast SEO plugin to improve your writing focus before you publish your next blog post or landing page.
Charlie Rose of SEOMechanic, will then take it to the next level and talk about Local SEO and gives you tips and tricks of keyword search, ways = to find out what people are actually searching for. And how to gauge intent of your visitors. He’ll mention a few of mistakes to avoid.
Charlie Rose has 20 years of experience helping companies fast-track success in organic search results. You can read more about Charlie on the seomanic.com website
Birgit Pauli-Haack, founded of Pauli Systems a web development and strategy company in 2002 and with the team of developers, designers, copy writers and project managers, she helps business and organizations how to connect online with their customers and donors. Check out her full bio on the Pauli Systems’ website.
Tips, Tricks, and Pitfalls to Avoid When Moving Your Site to SSL (August 16, 2018)
Reusable Blocks for Content Creators (Gutenberg) (September 20, 2018)
3rd Party Editors for WordPress (October 18, 2018)
REST API, Best practices for Developers (November 15, 2018)
The Business of Being a Web Developer (December 20, 2018)
Call for Volunteers
We won’t have a meeting in June, both our co-organizers will be traveling. One of the question in the survey was “Would you be interested in organizing an event within WordPress Meetup SWFL?”. 50% of the participants answered Maybe(6) or Yes(3). When we get back we will schedule a video conference call with all to discuss how we can get more people involved in organizing meetups. If you are interested, feel free to submit your name and you’ll be invited to the video call, too.
Online Events for WordPress Developers
We did our own test on our test site. I really like it:-) It also shows, that you need to be consistent when uploading images to your library. The Widget displays the caption section for the image underneath the image, and it looks much nicer if you fill out the caption field for all images to be displayed in the Widget.
How to use the Gallery Widget?
Got to Appearance > Widget
Click on Galllery widget and select the widget section
Give the widget a Title
Click on “Add Media” to select the respective images from the Media Library
Make adjustments to other settings, like column number and type of display
Click on “Insert Gallery” button
Preview in Gallery Widget admin screen
Click on Save
Note: You might see in the video that the desired number of columns is set to 2, however, the display in the widget admin screen shows 3 columns. That is a known issue and already in the issue tracker as #190
Since our meeting, there were two more updates to the plugins. It’s now in version 1.3. If you’d like to test it but don’t want to set-up a new test site, send me firstname.lastname@example.org an email and I will give you access to the tt.wpswfl.org site where we keep the Gutenberg plugin updated
This will delay the release of Gutenberg a few weeks and with it the 5.0 release.