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Conducive

May 19, 2018 is the date that I moved from WordPress to Jekyll. And it’s been a good learning experience. There’s one more platform that I feel comfortable with and it’s a good replacement for simple websites that don’t need comments or lots of updates. Jekyll is flexible, so much function can be easily built into it. It’s fun to…

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My Gutenberg Experience on macOS

I’ve seen so many posts on the pros and cons of Gutenberg thanks to Khürt Williams sharing links with me on email and in his blog. Thankfully, my blog is using Jekyll and I’ve set it up where it just works for well for my needs. I have at least two websites using Gutenberg, one with a bunch of authors…

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Choosing Your Web Platform

This was written in response to an email question. I’m paraphrasing the question. I’m just trying to figure out how to get on the web with very little expense…. I had dabbled in HTML years ago and thought I might go that route with some help…. There are plenty of helpful step-by-step videos on YouTube for each of these suggestions.…

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Learning WordPress Then Jekyll

For four years, I saw WordPress from all angles, then in the last of four I started to think that installing it would be easier because from the beginning it still looked complicated. In 2009, I finally found it less complicated to approach. I decided the best way to learn it was to jump into the theme and take it…

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Jekyll Webmentions and GitHub Pages

I had to change my workflow because I am new to the right way of doing this and I’m finding my groove in all of it. First, I was pushing all of my build files and ignoring _site folder to GitHub Pages and letting it build the site. That was just fine until I wanted to use Jekyll Webmentions gem…

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Fixing connection timeout

Occasionally this site appears down and if reloaded several times, a “connection timeout” with 500 comes up. I thought I had fixed this. I went back into my cPanel and noticed that PHP.ini had 800s on max_execution_time but it was on the domain not on the home directory. But before I added it there, I also added this to the…

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Coloring Books

Recycled paper with colored threads, thick defined soft pages between your fingers, easy tear, and colored pencils or crayons. By the number, bold black lines, thin gray lines, faint lines, patterns, and nature. The makings of a coloring book. People are like these coloring books especially in needing a new web design for themselves. Selling my WordPress theme design specialities,…

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