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    WordPress 5.0 “Bebo” Is Here!

    Just a quick post regarding the release of WordPress 5.0 “Bebo”. Grayson Bell of iMark Interactive put together a nice blog post about the upgrade. Also make sure to checkout his video, that mostly covers the Gutenberg editor, at the end of the post. According to Grayson, the biggest change in the new release of WordPress is the Gutenberg editor. Note: Grayson’s post and video covers a beta version of WordPress 5. Mark Maunder put together another nice blog post on the Wordfence site. Do you desire to upgrade to WordPress 5.0, but you’re not quite ready for the Gutenberg editor learning curve?  Grayson Bell put together another post about…

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    Creating a WordPress Staging/Testing Site on SiteGround

    This is a lengthy tutorial, so grab your favorite beverage before commencing. Initially, I was going to follow guidance from two different sources for setting up a staging/testing site under my SiteGround account, but then I looked around in cPanel and noticed a site cloning feature and thought that might be easier, which turned out to be true. What are some of the reasons for creating a staging/testing site? First, to test new features, plugins, or themes you may be considering for your live site. Second, to test plugin, theme, and WordPress updates to make sure nothing breaks your live site. Third, to experiment without interrupting or breaking your live…

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    WordPress: Use Image URLs to Save Space on Your Hosting Account

    I recently took an online introductory WordPress course in preparation for starting my blog. In a lecture on optimizing images, the instructor recommended storing images of a certain resolution and file size. Otherwise, you risk quickly fill up your hosting space. The first thought that came to mind was, can you store images elsewhere and use links to point to those images? I learned about using the technique through my frequent use of Linux forums. I learned about a site called PostImage from a Linux forum I used to frequent. PostImage is what I have used to store images for forum posts, utilizing forum thumbnail links. Couldn’t you use a…