• WordCamp London bucket list – 5-7 April 2019

    In previous years I’ve written a bucket list for things I want to achieve while attending WordCamp London. This year I already have 9 items. I’m sure I’ll find the 10th very soon.

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  • Magnetic poetry

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  • oik-blocks test

    I’m testing the latest version of oik-blocks on my iPhone. The Blocklist block below is displaying a list of all the blocks with the namespace prefix oik-block. Some of these blocks were written specifically to help me to populate blocks.wp-a2z.org

    Address – oik-block/address
    Displays your address
    Block icon – oik-block/blockicon
    Displays a Block icon
    Block info – oik-block/blockinfo
    Displays a Block’s information
    Block list – oik-block/blocklist
    Displays a list of Blocks for a chosen prefix
    Contact form – oik-block/contact-form
    Displays a Contact form
    Countdown – oik-block/countdown
    Countdown timer
    CSS – oik-block/css
    Inline CSS
    CSV – oik-block/csv
    Displays CSV content
    Dashicon – oik-block/dashicon
    Displays icons
    Fields – oik-block/fields
    Displays Fields
    Follow me – oik-block/follow-me
    Displays Social media links
    GeSHi – oik-block/geshi
    Generic Syntax Highlighting – for code examples
    GitHub Issue – oik-block/github
    Display a link to a GitHub issue
    Google Maps – oik-block/googlemap
    Displays a Google Maps map
    Magnetic Poetry – oik-block/magnetic-poetry
    Write magnetic poetry refrigerator messages
    Nivo slider – oik-block/nivo
    Nivo slider
    Person – oik-block/person
    Displays a person’s information
    Search – oik-block/search
    Displays a search form
    Shortcode block – oik-block/shortcode-block
    Expands oik shortcodes
    UK Tides – oik-block/uk-tides
    Tide times and heights
    WordPress – oik-block/wp
    Displays information about WordPress and PHP versions

    Some of these blocks are duplicated many times by other plugins. Some of the other plugins provide better versions of the blocks. But, rather than drop my blocks, I’ll continue to enhance my versions while the Defacto standard for a particular block has not been set.

    Of course, I won’t know which is the best version until I’ve catalogued them all. it’s going to take some time and i hope it’s going to be worth it.

    follow my progress at the

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  • Core RSS

    Does anyone still use RSS? It’s a new block in Gutenberg 5.0

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  • My Favourite Block

    A poem about Gutenberg blocks for the new block editor.

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  • WordPress 5.0.1, Classic editor 1.3 and No Gutenberg

    Here we go then. I’m in the pub and have just updated to Wordpress 5.0.1.

    I started writing this post on my iphone.

    My own blocks didn’t seem to work properly. I investigated later.  After I’d upgraded oik-blocks to the latest version, everything was fine on my laptop.

    With Classic Editor v1.3 per post switching between editors can be done using the Default editor current user Meta Box.

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  • WordPress 5.0, Gutenberg and the Classic Editor – what did you expect?

    Well that was a fuck up! 

    I’ve heard reports that the Classic Editor plugin was updated just a few hours before WordPress 5.0 was released and now there’s a completely different user experience. 

    The ability to easily choose the editor to create your content has disappeared.  For me, that was the whole reason for having the plugin. Some things don’t work in Gutenberg / 5.0 so I need the ability to use both.  

    I don’t think the use cases for the Classic Editor and Gutenberg and WordPress version combinations have been thought through.   I know that I am going to continue to want to use both Gutenberg and the Classic editor under WordPress 5.0. And I need the ability to easily select my preferred editor.  That’s how it was with 0.5. It’s how I tested my sites’ compatibility. 

    You don’t bugger about with something hours before a release. You give people a chance to test it.

    Lessons need to be learned. WordPress 5.0 release should have been delayed until:

    • v1.0 of the Classic Editor had been tested with Gutenberg 4.6.1 and WordPress 4.9.8 & 5.0-RC3.
    • User documentation was ready.
    • The host of issues starting with #4855 had been addressed.

    Fortunately, I haven’t yet upgraded anything yet. I will be testing Classic Editor v1.1 very carefully.

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  • oik v3.2.8 now available

    I bit the bullet and published, on wordpress.org, the latest version of oik a couple of days before WordPress 5.0 is due to be released. 

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  • oik-block – Gut feel revisited

    Back in April I was developing a prototype plugin called oik-block that contained a number of prototype Gutenberg blocks plus a whole load of code that helped me to form opinions regarding Gutenberg’s compatibility with my sites and to estimate the code of migrating to Gutenberg and/or WordPress 5.0. I’ve recently forked oik-block to create a new plugin called oik-blocks. Here’s an update.

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  • Switching from Canvas to Storefront

    Switching from Canvas to Storefront covers the trials and tribulations of updating a WooCommerce site with a new theme without breaking the live site through the use of a local development version and a separate test site.

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Tide Times & Heights for Northney on
Saturday, 16 October 2021

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Tide Times & Heights for Northney on
16th October 2021
01:57 Low Tide ( 1.42m )
09:49 High Tide ( 3.97m )
14:29 Low Tide ( 1.48m )
22:17 High Tide ( 3.92m )