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WordPress 5.0: Getting Your Site Ready for Gutenberg

You may have heard whispers and rumors – who are we kidding, more like gradually intensifying buzz, from WordCamp 2017 to the myriad of articles spawned – around WordPress 5.0 and its main feature, Gutenberg editor. Forewarned, as we know, is forearmed. Let’s discuss what to expect from the update and what steps to undertake to prepare your WordPress site for a smooth transition. Checking plugins’ and themes’ compatibility Since the core update promises to divide the WordPress world into a “before” and “after,” it’s crucial to make sure all of your site’s plugins and themes are compatible with it. Here’s how to go about it. Check the plugins’ “Tested up to” field on wp.org.For plugins, in contrast to themes, there’s a really easy way to check compatibility. Take a look at your plugins’ wp.org page first for an indication of up to which version the plugin has been tested….

How to Promote Your Book Before You Even Write It

So, how should you use the web to establish and grow your readership? Cinderella is actually a story about a novice writer who, after a series of failed trials, stumbles upon a great publisher. Suddenly, the book is on everyone’s shelves and the already-bestselling writer is distributing autographs on every city step. Yeah, those fairy tales are really appealing and even motivating but what about snapping back to reality? The grey reality is that famous promoters don’t usually wander the streets accidently crashing into talents. Nowadays it’s all about releasing your book to an already existing online readership. Of course, it may well be that you’re one of the luckiest people in the world, but it usually pays to put trust in the power of taking control of one’s life. You know, just in case. So let’s go ahead and discuss the easy steps and measures that one should undertake…