So I took a punt and installed Gutenberg here and set about reformatting the pages and recoding my layout plugin to use blocks. It all seems to work, but it’s a little sparsely documented and still has a few rough edges. There are a few things it’s weak on, especially around images and galleries, but that’s always been the case with WordPress.
Making this post has just highlighted that the tag cloud is missing.
A year ago my friend John Gray opened his studio, The Gray Room, in Bridgeton. On the 29th of July the studio is having an open day. Come along for nibbles, good bants and a studio demo. The images I’ve taken there are shown below. (more…)
For a while now just over half of the visitors to mcaleavy.org have been coming from mobile devices and the image lightbox I was using, Fancybox, wasn’t really mobile friendly. It pops up a little window, and you really don’t want a little window on a teeny, tiny screen. Not great on a photography website.
Nothing else was suitable, and then Fancybox 3 turned up. But nobody had written a WordPress plugin for it. So I sharpened my pencil.
Lots of swearing and wrestling with JQuery and RegEx later and it works. It took 14 lines of code. They just took some finding.
Today’s discovery. If you’ve had WordPress installed and running your website for more years that you care to think about, and have been through a lot of different plugins and themes over the years, your database is probably full of crap. (more…)