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My WordPress Origin Story

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I was a journalist when I started my first WordPress blog. I didn’t want to start a blog but it was a condition for freelance contributors at OpenFile Montreal. I knew about WordPress because I’d attended Montreal Girl Geek events where WordPress was mentioned. I attended my first WordCamp Montreal (WordPress conference) in 2011. That …

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Block Patterns in GenerateBlocks Free

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Updated May 1, 2024 This tutorial is for anyone who wants to learn how to create patterns using PHP. This blog post was first written in 2023 but the approach to registering patterns remains the same. For the latest information on WordPress and patterns, check the Theme Developer Handbook in the WordPress docs (Codex). The …

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Debug and Resolve WordPress Bug Issues Fast

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Tricks for Debugging Common WordPress Errors For me, the trick to debug and resolve WordPress website issues is to act a bit like a detective. You look for clues as to why a site isn’t working. Some WordPress problems have obvious solutions. For instance, an error message in WordPress may mention a particular plugin, so …

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The Whys of WP Offsite Backups

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You should never lose access to your WordPress website or blog or have your site suddenly go offline. But if this happens, an offsite backup can save the day. How site owners lose access to their WordPress websites What You Can Do You should regularly back up your data somewhere else. Options, including Dropbox, Google …

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WordPress’s Many Flavours

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What do you mean by a WordPress site? Far from being known only as a Content Management System for blogging, WordPress now powers over 43 per cent of the world’s websites. Famous brands using WordPress include Sony Music, the New York Post and Vogue. In 2024, American singer-songwriter and pop icon Taylor Swift unveiled a …

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