Q&A Having an awesome website!

Copons

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lucky you ... i have to do this shit manually every 3 months :suicide-blob:
Fuck, how I hate this kind of crap. Let's encrypt is literally free and available for everybody, and yet some hosts (including the one I use for my old sites) want you to pay for it, or do some crazy useless stuff.

I just saw that there is a plug in for Gutenberg, I thought it was a part of Wordpress 5? Is there any need to install the plug in?
The Gutenberg Plugin is basically the development version. It's updated every 2 weeks, as opposed to WordPress Core that usually sticks to a major update every 2 months.

If you only want stable, super tested stuff: don't use the plugin.
If you want to try new stuff, that might also be removed in the future: use the plugin.
To be honest, I'd recommend to stay clear from the plugin, because things tend to change a lot before "freezing" when entering into WordPress Core.

I have a question about blogging, I'm mostly using the app to do it, but how do I change the author? I have an admin account and an editor account, the later which I want to be the face outwards. But from the app only the admin is the author. Tried googling but couldn't really find any help.
Good question. Apparently the app doesn't let you change the post author... ๐Ÿค”
I guess either you log in as the editor user, or I'm afraid you're stuck with the normal site.

Yeah now I just go change on the site in chrome app.
Fun fact: the WordPress.com Chrome app is... erm... a link to the WordPress.com site. ๐Ÿ˜…
I've learned it myself a few days ago. Apparently it's still there because some people keep using it, but in fact it doesn't do anything at all.
 
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The Gutenberg Plugin is basically the development version. It's updated every 2 weeks, as opposed to WordPress Core that usually sticks to a major update every 2 months.

If you only want stable, super tested stuff: don't use the plugin.
If you want to try new stuff, that might also be removed in the future: use the plugin.
To be honest, I'd recommend to stay clear from the plugin, because things tend to change a lot before "freezing" when entering into WordPress Core.
Hmh I don't mind unstable stuff, I rather have new stuff.:D So might install it.

Good question. Apparently the app doesn't let you change the post author... ๐Ÿค”
I guess either you log in as the editor user, or I'm afraid you're stuck with the normal site.
Using the app, it's tied to my Wordpress.com account but I only use own site in the app. Is there a way to have ones Wordpress,com user be an editor on ones own site and have that be default?

Fun fact: the WordPress.com Chrome app is... erm... a link to the WordPress.com site. ๐Ÿ˜…
I've learned it myself a few days ago. Apparently it's still there because some people keep using it, but in fact it doesn't do anything at all.
I mean I was using chrome on my phone, not the Wordpress app for chrome.:D


I was playing around to see how I would post images on the blog, posting single images with blocks is great because I can choose the quality of the pic, but when making a gallery I can't? That means pics are blurry. Am I missing something?
 
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Heeeeeeelp! For some reason my page takes minutes to load and I don't know why!? I contacted my webhost and they say there are no issues on their end that might be causing it and I have no idea what it could be? I mostly just have official plugins installed
 

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Heeeeeeelp! For some reason my page takes minutes to load and I don't know why!? I contacted my webhost and they say there are no issues on their end that might be causing it and I have no idea what it could be? I mostly just have official plugins installed
in that case - it DEFINITELY shouldn't be happening ... not unless you have some really HUGE images on there
 

lashman

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Well I do haha, but it was never an issue before. Right now it kind of just gets stuck on starting to load the site for a long time.
huh ... that's really weird :/ no idea what's going on

maybe Copons will be able to help
 

Phoenix RISING

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We at http://www.geeksundergrace.com/ are due a makeover.

I'm sensitive to this topic because I'm on its board, and we're considering website options.

We don't have a mobile version of our site, which, to our knowledge, Google "penalizes" for in terms of hits.

This is stuff I don't know about I just vote yeh or nay. I am a creator. I curate content. I leave the web development and bill-paying to other folks.


We consulted one firm that builds websites and they quoted us at $11k as their non-profit discount from $18k. Man, we just a geeky pop culture website aimed at Christians. We don't have that kind of cheese!

So now we're looking into upgrading our theme. I don't care. Whatever. My two priorities are 1. mobile website and 2. speed.

I like our current layout though. I'm not a fan of change for the sake of it.

So yeah, I'm totally with the OP. Don't know what steps to take.
 

Copons

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We don't have a mobile version of our site, which, to our knowledge, Google "penalizes" for in terms of hits.
I can't help you with your site, but I definitely can clarify this.

You don't need a mobile version, but simply that your site is "mobile-friendly".
It basically means that the site looks and works fine on small screens and behave appropriately with the fact that a finger is larger than a mouse cursor (so, for example, buttons should be large enough, and have enough space around to avoid mis-touching the wrong button).

You can check it on your phone of course, or just resizing the browser window.
You could even use the browser dev tools to emulate the actual size of some common phones.

Google has its own test, if you want to try it: Mobile-Friendly Test - Google Search Console (spoiler: your site passes it just fine).
 

Phoenix RISING

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I can't help you with your site, but I definitely can clarify this.

You don't need a mobile version, but simply that your site is "mobile-friendly".
It basically means that the site looks and works fine on small screens and behave appropriately with the fact that a finger is larger than a mouse cursor (so, for example, buttons should be large enough, and have enough space around to avoid mis-touching the wrong button).

You can check it on your phone of course, or just resizing the browser window.
You could even use the browser dev tools to emulate the actual size of some common phones.

Google has its own test, if you want to try it: Mobile-Friendly Test - Google Search Console (spoiler: your site passes it just fine).
Yeah, it creates a smaller version but it's not optimal. It's a scaled-down version of a page you'd view on PC, but I'd prefer something more specialized.

Thanks for the affirmation though!