WordPress MultiPurpose Themes + PageBuilders: A WP Visual Development Revolution

Like many of my fellow WordPress Developers, I do not use the WP Visual Editor but rather employ one of the top 6 WP PageBuilders. There are five  primary reasons for this. First,the Tiny MCE WP editor no longer delivers WYSIWYG development. Many shortcodes and full width pages defeat the tool; Second, PageBuilder carry along … Read more

Admitting To Being A WordPress Developer Reluctantly

As a developer specializing in WordPress websites,  a WordCamp multi-time presenter and WP Toronto Meetup organizer., you would think I would be proud to acknowledge being a WordPress developer. Five years ago, yes. But at the start of 2018, not so much. What? Not aligning yourself with the CMS system that has 29.3% of the … Read more

WP East Meetup About Gutenberg

Gutenberg continues to create ripples and reactions among the WordPress community. And this session lead by Andy McIlwain at Kobayashi Online with a full turnout was no exception. Here is the current rating of the Gutenberg plugin at WordPress.org as of Nov 19th 2017: I suspect if a rating were taken of Gutenberg among the  20+ … Read more

Gutenberg Posts At November 1st

In early June of this year, WP’s Gutenberg became available as a beta plugin for WordPress users to try out which we faithfully did. This review gives some samples of  editing in Gutenberg. Our tests found this first beta to fall well short of not only popular PageBuilders like BeaverBuilder, Divi and Elementor but also … Read more

An Informative WP East Session on Themes

WP Themes Trends Andy  McIlwain at WPMeetup East had a host of speakers on the topic of most useful WordPress themes. And the common element among all the speakers was the use of various strong Pagebuilders  combined with savvy Multipurpose themes. This is the state of the art for  Frontend Development in WordPress. The MultiPurpose … Read more