WordPress: How to Disable Gutenberg With & Without a Plugin

Posted by on Nov 23, 2018 in Articles, Discussions, Latest News, Resources

WordPress: How to Disable Gutenberg With & Without a Plugin

Coming very soon is the next major WordPress update 5.0. Unless you’ve have been hiding under a small bridge somewhere then you’ll probably know that this release comes with a brand new page edit called how to edit the functions.php file. This has had a lot of criticism with most people saying it’s just not ready, other still saying it has bugs but eventually it will replace the old TinyMCE editor for good. Personally I think this is what the WordPress needs as for just adding text it’s fine but to add columns, tables or other design elements requires a plugin to generate shortcodes or an external page builder, some of which are fantastic, some of which are not! Most current themes are not set up to accommodate Gutenberg so it may cause a lot issues. Luckily it can be disabled quite easily…. Disable Gutenberg using a plugin This is the easiest solution simply install the Disable Gutenberg plugin and configure the options to work as you wish. Currently as of 20/11/2018 is offers the below options: Disable Gutenberg completely (all post types) Disable Gutenberg for any post type Disable Gutenberg for any user role NEW: Disable Gutenberg for any theme template NEW: Disable Gutenberg for any post/page IDs Disable Gutenberg admin notice (nag) Option to hide the plugin menu item Option to hide the Gutenberg plugin menu item (settings link) NEW! Adds WP menu item: “Add New (Classic)” NEW! Adds post link to “Edit (Classic)” Disable Gutenberg without using a plugin Plugins are fantastic and really expand WordPress but it is important to use as few as possible to ensure WordPress runs as quickly as possible so my view is it something can be done easily without using a plugin then that is a better option. This option does require adding some code to your theme’s functions.php file so if you”re not sure what you’re doing or not comfortable then then option above is more suitable. If you’re happy adding code. For Gutenberg 4.1 or Higher Add the below line of code to your theme’s functions.php file. You can do this by downloading your theme files or it can be done using the WordPress editor this post will show you how to edit the functions.php file. add_filter('use_block_editor_for_post', '__return_false'); For Gutenberg versions older that 4.1 and 5.0 beta or below Add the below line of code to your theme’s functions.php file. add_filter('gutenberg_can_edit_post_type', '__return_false'); A Disclaimer WordPress and Gutenberg is constantly changing nad being updated so we will keep this post updated as best we can but please be sure to test the code before adding it to your live site where...

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40+ Free WordPress Food Related Themes

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018 in Latest News, Recommendations, Resources

40+ Free WordPress Food Related Themes

WPLift have collated over 40 free food themed WordPress themes that are ideal for restaurants, cafes, recipe and food blogs. The great things about free themes is that if after you have given installed it nad you don’t like it just install another one. View the post now 40+ Free Food WordPress Themes For Restaurants, Cafes, Recipes, & Food Blogs...

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How To Get Your Website To The First Page Of Google Search Results

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in Articles, Resources

How To Get Your Website To The First Page Of Google Search Results

What is the best way to hide a website so nobody can find it? By making sure it doesn’t get to the first page of Google search results. It has been proven that almost no one looks beyond the first page of Google search results. This is because virtually all the relevant results can be found on that first page. What this means  for your business is that to own a share of your niche market, you cannot afford to have your website ranking on the second, third or heaven forbid, fourth page of Google SERPs. If you end up on any of these pages, you will not get enough traffic to make your SEO efforts worthwhile. This is the reason why every business wants to be on the first page of Google search results. Unfortunately, not everyone can be there. There are countless numbers of bloggers and websites struggling to find a place on this page and this makes for very stiff competition. Luckily, there are a few techniques smart website owners can adopt to increase their chances of ranking high for organic search in Google SERPs. We will explore a few of these techniques in this article. Before we proceed, it is important to point out that there are a few qualifications your website needs to meet before you can even begin to think of ranking high for search engines. These qualifications are known as ranking signals. There are more than 200 known ranking signals used by Google to determine if a website qualifies to enjoy a high ranking. However, here are some of the few you need to concern yourself with. User experience Mobile optimization Security Quality and relevancy of content Quality backlinks Social proofs Domain age and so on Once your website meets the above criteria, you are already on the right path to high SERP page ranking. Ready to get started? Let’s dive in Optimize for long tail keywords Long tail keywords could be considered the future of organic search. That doesn’t mean short tail keywords are no longer relevant, far from it, but as customer intent develops, and search pattern changes, it is important that website owners and internet marketers evolve with it. See this simple example: Short tail keywords: “WordPress theme” Long tail keywords: “Free premium WordPress ecommerce theme” The truth is that users are more likely to be specific with their search and type in “Free premium WordPress ecommerce theme”, or something along those lines, rather than simply typing  “WordPress theme”. Using long tail keywords in your content makes it possible for you to modify your content around the particular search terms users are looking for. Long tail keywords help make your content available to a very specific search, unlike short tail keywords that cater to a more general query. This is why long tail searches account for a high number...

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Free Online File Sharing Services

Posted by on Jan 28, 2011 in Resources

After recently helping a client find an online file sharing service after they had issues woth their emails, I came across this blog post www.hongkiat.com/blog/15-great-free-online-file-sharing-alternatives that list 15 free file sharing websites. I wanted to share this with you and you can find everything for free on the internet if you look for...

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Google Adwords Online Classroom

Posted by on Jan 12, 2011 in Resources

Google Adwords have launched the new Google Adwords Classroom that has a number of free videos to help you get the most out of your budget. They are grouped into categories to help you find what you are looking for. “Our AdWords Online Classroom provides free online training to help you achieve long-term advertising success with AdWords. Whether you’re new to AdWords and want to learn the basics, or you’ve been with AdWords for a while and want to take your account to the next level, we offer a range of topics to suit your needs.” Getting Started Create an AdWords account Meet your new account Ad rank, your first clicks, and other new things Why can’t I see my ad? [ad#general-web-ad-unit] Tips for making your ads better Ways to boost your AdWords performance The Opportunities tab: Custom tips just for you Use AdWords data to improve your ads The ABCs of bidding How to measure sucess Turn more clicks into profits with Conversion Tracking What happens after the click? Google Analytics knows Google Analytics: Set up and first steps Google Analytics: Your top three reports The fabulous ROI powers of the Conversion Optimizer Beyond the basics Go beyond search with the Google Display Network Mobile ads: 4 billion users and counting Ad Sitelinks: When you want a little extra oomph Turbocharge your site with Website Optimizer The True Value of Search Specifically for agencies Intro to online advertising Generating business with Google AdWords Optimizing AdWords accounts Multiple account management If you are currently using Google Adwords watching these video tutorials is a...

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70+ Free Abstract Wallpapers For Your iPhone

Posted by on Jul 14, 2010 in Resources

Found this great blog with some amazing wallpapers for your iPhone http://designrfix.com/freebies/70-free-abstract-wallpaper-iphone. We will often post useful bits and bobs for you so please follow our blog by subscribing to our feed on the right to keep up to...

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