• Written

    Written is an experimental Full Site Editing – Block Based Theme.

    It was developed to replace the genesis-hm child theme previously used on herbmiller.me.

    Available from bobbingwide/written.


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  • My Favourite Theme

    WordPress has supported a Themes System since 2005.

    The first default theme was called Kubrick.

    Since then thousands of themes have been developed. Over 8,500 are available from wordpress.org/themes

    There are many more. Some of them you can buy fairly cheaply. But there are also countless custom themes, developed by individuals and agencies, that provide the look and feel of millions of WordPress sites.

    So which is my favourite?

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  • Does my site run slow with this?

    At the WordPress Cambridge meetup on 10th May 2021 I gave a slightly longer version of the Show & Tell talk I’d prepared for WPChelt in April. “Does my site run slow with this?” reports on attempts to measure WordPress server response, and the plugins used to visualise the results.

    These are the slides for the talk.

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  • SB Chart block v0.3.0 now on wordpress.org

    SB Chart block banner - 4 different chart types

    SB Chart block, my latest single block plugin, is now available for download from wordpress.org

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  • Now what’s going on?

    Something went wrong with my previous post so I tried to reproduce it. Before I was able to debug it properly the problem went away.

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  • Show and tell – What’s going on?

    Yesterday, the Cheltenham WordPress Meetup was a series of Show and Tell talks. Along the lines of Lightning talks, these are talks of approximately 10 minutes, where individuals share something they’ve been working on. There were 7 talks planned:

    1. Richard Bell @Rich Bell demoed Ray and Background WordPress processing, 
    2. Mark Wilkinson @wpmark demoed his Just In Time CSS,
    3. Elliott Richmond @erichmond showed us how to run Xdebug using Visual Code Studio, setting breakpoints, watching variables and changing values on the fly, 
    4. Ross Wintle @magicroundabout demoed his new CSS and PHP based spam pixel plugin to block spam bots
    5. Keith Devon @keithdevon showed us his work on CSS grid for block based themes
    6. We ran out of time before @Jonnyauk had a chance to show his latest work with template parts ( PHP version not FSE ).
    7. and somewhere in the middle of it I talked about 3 plugins I’ve written to help visualise my server side performance: oik-bwtrace sb-chart-block and slog.

    This post is the annotated version of the slides.

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  • Slog – server performance testing

    An update on my long running endeavour to visualise the effect on server performance of changes to my WordPress websites.

    Since 2015 I’ve been developing a routine to compare the effect on server response times of the top 12 WordPress plugins. I’m just about ready to publish some results.

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  • WebP for my iPad

    OK. so I’ve demonstrated that my iPad can’t display WebP format images, so I’ll have to try the picture tag method as a polyfill.

    This is the sample HTML copied from CSS Tricks: Using WebP Images.

    So let’s try displaying oik-types-banner-772x250.webp to browsers that support it and the JPEG version for those that don’t.

    GIMP 45% - 21KB

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  • Image size reduction by quality

    45% - 30KB

    You can speed up your website by reducing the size of images. You can reduce image size by adjusting the image quality. Do this before you upload the file!

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  • Localization of Full Site Editing themes

    Full Site Editing - Localization of templates and template parts

    The WordPress Gutenberg project’s plan for internationalization (i18n) and localization (l10n) of Full Site Editing themes (FSE) has not yet been formulated. I’ve written a proposal, entitled Internationalization and localization: translating templates and template parts, raised as Feature request #27402.

    I believe that very little needs to be done to Internationalize a file containing Gutenberg blocks and HTML, and that it can be translated and localized into a statically delivered file in the user’s required locale ( language and country ) using the process described in the feature request.

    This post briefly discusses some of the challenges of translating rich text content.

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Tide times from tidetimes.co.uk

Tide Times & Heights for Northney onTuesday, 27 July 2021
High Tide:02:23 ( 4.50m )
Low Tide:07:43 ( 0.40m )
High Tide:15:06 ( 4.60m )
Low Tide:20:03 ( 0.80m )

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Tide Times & Heights for Northney on 27th July 2021
02:23 High Tide ( 4.54m )
07:43 Low Tide ( 0.44m )
15:06 High Tide ( 4.65m )
20:03 Low Tide ( 0.78m )