Gutenberg sounds like the place that a hard fought battle took place in Europe maybe during the “Great Wars” or during the Middle Ages but Gutenberg is not connected to history its the name given to the new WordPress editor that WordPress 5 brings to the blogosphere.
I fully expected and was prepared to backup before upgrading, I have multiple sites so I had tested the upgrade on other sites. I figure though the best way to fix something is to break it first so I went ahead with it and upgraded https://matthewleffler.com to the newest and greatest and YES … it broke a lot of stuff. I’m using it now to post, and I can add stuff to the site, I just cant really edit anything like the homepage or any post or page made with the previous editor I used.
I suspect Gutenberg will allow you to edit previous classic editor pages and posts with no fuss, but if you use a 3rd party plugin builder I’d recommend caution. Sometimes when I entered a page I made in a third party page builder it would show in classic form as the familar collection of short codes and strings of letters that arent even in html or css or php for that matter. Its not the 11th hour here, I just suspect the association between the 3rd party builder and building pages has been severed.
I expect that a reinstall of the builder or an update from the builder will resolve this issue. Now some of you may be in trouble though. What if your builder came with the theme you may have purchased? As in you didnt purchase the builder…if you have been able to update it then I’d hope you’re headed for smooth calm waters, but of the themes I own thats not the case with any one of them. Gutenberg therefore may be headed to breaking all the themes we’ve gone out and bought.
Now Gutenberg is associated with a battle. I personally didnt like it in WordPress 4. My reasons are that as they add features in a sandbox play pen I cant seem to break out of the play pen and do the actual coding I know. Its been my main distaste for Divi and any builder. They make it easier by making it less accessible.
So backup your site.
If you used a third party builder proceed with caution or wait for updates from your builder’s builder.
And if you knew html and css and built your site in the classic browser you’re good to go!
I am going to be able to get out of having to update my homepage for bit. :-). Thanks Gutenberg. I’m not the only one who is a detractor of this editor. Most of you all are too. The WordPress plugin rating is pretty damning.
Adding A User To An Existing Bing Account
You can add an Admin to your account in Bing by clicking on the green gear next to your email address in the upper right-hand corner of the screen after you’re logged in.
Notice on the left-hand side of the main menu the second option is Users.
Click the green button “Invite user”
You’ll be asked to enter First and Last Name as well as Email address. Choose a role.
It’s likely best to start off with the most restrictive and if you need to give more access you can later. I suggest Advertiser Campaign Managerthis role has less permissions than Standard and Super Admin
The easiest way to allow someone else to administer your Google Adwords campaigns is likely to add them as an Admin to your existing account. This allows you to own the campaigns and keep the records long after the user has ended their work on your project. It also leaves you still in charge of the budget and keeps you in an oversight role of your campaign.
Google has made it easy
Step One. In Adwords click the wrench, labeled “TOOLS” you’ll be able to then select “Account Access”
From the Account Access screen click the blue circle with the plus in it on the left-hand side of the page. A lightbox opens with four options.
To add an Admin who will be able to manage the accounts campaign you will likely need to select “Standard”
This gives them access to the make changes to the campaigns but doesn’t allow them to manage who has access to the account, that stays with you.
After selecting “Standard” you can enter their email address. If you’ve hired me, you can add me using the following email address:
Once you have completed this all you need to do is set back and keep up with what’s happening. Don’t be afraid to ask why someone is doing something either…
As a general rule of thumb these are the metrics people consider good.
CTR = Click Through Rate = 2%
Video View Rate = 15%
CPC = Cost Per Click and CPI = Cost Per Interaction are variable and what is good depends on the product or service you are engaged in…
Remember that your Ads are ranked for quality 1-10 10 being the best quality. The higher that number the less you will have to pay to present your ad. It makes sense, if someone has a good highly effective ad and another person wants to show their low-quality ad more they have to pay a premium. You either need quality or more money to get your message out. If you have both then watch the Impression Share metric. This number tells you how much of the supply you are taking advantage of for your keywords. Obviously if you have a high-quality ad, that doesn’t cost a lot you’ll want to run that even more often. If someone else has a low-quality ad they’ll have to pay for the right to push you down on the page.
You should make lots of ads for the same keywords, Google will find which gets the best reaction and show it more and more.
Use negative keywords. Its actually almost more important to know what you don’t want to advertise towards as it is to know what you do. Common negative keywords for almost any Adwords campaign include:
Common Negative Keywords:
Growing up in the Midwest, I always used to love the little mint fudge squares from Marshall Fields. Any time of year, they were great, but especially around the holidays. Do you know the fudge I’m taking about? This Dark Chocolate Mint Fudge is like that – only healthier.
I made these with my daughter, who fancies herself more of a baker and less of a dish washer or “cleaner upper.” Regardless who did the work after this dessert was complete, these Dark Chocolate Mint Fudge turned out exactly as I wanted them to.
They taste great, but they also don’t require refrigeration (like some of my bar recipes do) and they’re easy to cut – like fudge should be.
A lot of fudge recipes call for semi sweet or sometimes milk chocolate chips. I always use dark chocolate – usually capping off around 85% cocoa – and used dark for this recipe, too.
A lot of people prefer milk chocolate because of the texture, as it tends to be smoother. But also because it contains more sugar.
From a nutrition perspective, the benefits of dark chocolate far outweigh milk chocolate. A few of these benefits include:
Cacao beans (which are actually seeds) contain about twice as much antioxidant activity as blueberries.
Let’s be honest, we don’t need to add sugar to have a good time, do we?
The longer you go without sugar, the more sensitive your tastebuds become to them. If you can wean yourself off of sugar-laden milk chocolate for heart-healthy dark chocolate, you’ll eventually get the full flavor of the chocolate along with the sweetness without the sugar overkill.
Not to be vague, but do you really know what you’re getting in milk chocolate. You know you’re getting more sugar, that’s for sure. But your’e also getting a good amount of milk solids, cream and other ingredients.
These are the ingredients in a Hershey chocolate bar: Milk chocolate (sugar, milk, chocolate, cocoa butter, lactose, milk fat, soy lecithin, PGPR, emulsifier, vanillin, artificial flavor).
The artificial flavor labeling is less-than-transparent, which always concerns me, and the PGPR* is there primarily to make the chocolate smoother. PGPR stands for polyglycerol polyricinoleate. In all fairness, it’s not harmful, but now we know how Hershey gets their chocolate to be smoother!
Fudge usually contains condensed milk. To keep this recipe dairy free, I added condensed coconut milk. In addition to the condensed coconut milk, this recipe also contains dark chocolate chips, a little bit of coconut oil and of course peppermint extract.
If you’re not a fan of peppermint extract, then you can just omit it. It won’t affect the consistency, but will make the flavor come through as 100% dark chocolate fudge.
I double boil my chocolate. I stay away from microwaving it because I’ve had a bad experience a couple times with the chocolate overheating and things not turning out right.
I’ve included a simple way to double boil in the notes. I high recommend using this method to melt chocolate.
Yields 42 squares
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cool Time: 4 hours or overnight
I believe Google Cloud was launched after AWS so a head start helps for one.
AWS also has a free tier, it’s like giving the first hit of ecstasy to someone free. Why not use this free server. Then that server needs to expand and you make plans and youre hooked and know the AWS cloud better than Google.
Google Cloud offers a credit of $300 right now to try and get you involved but its not the same as a free tier of service. Once the $300 is gone its always going to cost you whereas you can downgrade a server back to the free tier if ya decide to do that.
There are also some wonky decisions that Google made that leave me annoyed almost daily. The fact you cant utilize smtp ports of the servers leaves me having to go all around to get a WordPress site to send emails…or the inability to easily transfer a project between accounts. I’ve landed myself in a situation where I transferred ownership but I didn’t remember to transfer billing but was no longer a project owner so I couldnt transfer billing anymore, customer service just acted like it made sense that I couldn’t use or config the resource but that my credit card was still going to be used.
SSH and SFTP into AWS fairly standardized and it is relatively seamless. Google makes these difficult.
The way they only give out one static ip address per zone. They have a BETA project and decide if its to allow multiple IPs but…what took so long? IP Aliases or multiple network ip addresses … on AWS I just added the IP addresses, why do I need more than one? Because my name servers need to have different IP address, but again I cant do it right now.
So with all these limits here and there I personally pay for my servers with AWS (its just easier to use) but I use Google Cloud for short experiments where I may need more than 1 IP, and a site that doesn’t ever send an email.is new and overdue.
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Make the holidays easier and a lot healthier with my free e-book, Healthy Holiday Sides. As a busy mom with three kids, I know how important it is to make healthy food – especially over the holidays!
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From their website, Global Point was launched by corporate IT consultants who wanted to bring their skills and experience to companies that need them, helping businesses grow and avoid growing IT headaches. They bring a comprehensive understanding of technology, from small offices up to multinational corporate infrastructure. We emphasize working with customers to identify their immediate needs, as well as to anticipate growth. As a business ourselves, we understand how critical it is to dependably meet the needs of your growing businesses we support. Global Point Works with you and for you as a business partner.
If you’re looking for a help desk, cloud computing, disaster recovery IT services company I encourage you to consider them.
Global Point lists the benefits of their business to business Help Desk Support and they include:
Global Point’s technical advisers understand your business
With our engineers holding years of experience in their respective fields, our clients are given access to exceptionally high level engineers with qualifications in migrations, integration, support engineering, and much more. All our technicians take the time to understand your environment. This is solely for the reason of enhancing efficiency of the resolution of all your issues.
Fixed monthly rate
Our fixed monthly rates ensure that you are not incurring any unexpected costs along the way. That way we can provide your business with updates of when you are nearing your limit or if the support is unlimited and we have a contract that doesn’t require so much work, we will advise you on the better options.
Have agreements built on your terms
We know how important it is to transparently communicate expectations. After understanding your business needs, we’ll suggest best practice ideas for responding to issues. However, all our clients are given the autonomy to dictate exactly what they expect from their computer systems. The SLAs simply enforce them!
Reduced financial risk
When you upgrade your support from casual support to a fixed monthly rate, it becomes an operational expense. This allows for more cash flow to occur without the massive bumps in the budget. This also allows us to understand your environments better than providing your business with ad-hoc support.
All-year round support of your IT
We know the importance of having a range of support options. But what about ensuring consistency? Throughout the year; we make sure that your team is supported and your systems are managed accordingly.
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We often have new clients approach us because they are frustrated with their current IT. Our personal aim is make sure that your business receives the highest level of service, especially during the critical time-periods.
Roasted sweet potatoes are delicious on their own without any help at all. But when you add a little real maple syrup and sea salt, they’re amazing.
I’ve been working on a bunch of recipes for the holidays and wanted to come up with something as an alternative to sweet potato casserole or sweet potato pie. More importantly, I wanted to make a healthier side dish that had less white sugar. Both casserole and pie tend to be quite high in the white stuff.
I also wanted to make something that was fairly easy. As much as I like to cook and bake, I also like to spend a little time with my family. These roasted sweet potatoes take about 40 minutes to make, including only 10 minutes of prep time. Not bad.
Roasting sweet potatoes is a natural way to bring out the sweetness. Boiling sweet potatoes, the first step in making sweet potato casserole, really mutes the flavor of the potato, increasing the need for more added sugar and fat.
I really like making sweet potato fries – yet another version of roasted sweet potatoes – but putting out a dish of sweet potato fries on a holiday table doesn’t exactly scream “festive,” does it.
I’ve also made roasted sweet potatoes with parsnips. If you haven’t tried this, you should. Parsnips are a close cousins to carrots, just white with a bit of a woodier flavor. They go well with sweet potatoes, so keep that in mind if you’re ever looking for a little vegetable variety.
You can get a really nice caramelization on the roasted sweet potatoes without adding any maple syrup or sea salt at all. The sea salt does help to pull the moisture from the sweet potatoes, but it’s not an absolute requirement. A good olive oil and sweet potatoes is really all you need to get them roasted nicely. Just an option if you’re not looking to add any sweetness to this side dish.
These roasted sweet potatoes come with a pretty big nutritious bang for your buck. Here are a few reasons you should keep sweet potatoes in a bowl on your counter at all times.
Regardless of how you prepare them, sweet potatoes are a great addition to any diet – and certainly make for a great side dish on any table.
Yields: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
(See notes for scaling this recipe below)
Let me know what you think of this recipe. I’d love to read your comments below.
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Hot or cold, chopped in a salad or served as a side, roasted Brussels sprouts are probably one of the best “food favors” you can do for your body and taste buds. I made this recipe as basic as possible, but wanted it give an extra boost of nutrition by adding toasted pine nuts.
All in all, this recipe takes about 45 minutes to make, and that includes trimming off the brown parts the Brussels sprouts. Whether you’re making this for a holiday dinner, or just want to have on hand as a healthy side, I promise this roasted Brussels sprouts dish will hit the spot.
When I’ve roasted Brussels sprouts in the past, I’ve always soaked them, thinking it would prevent them from burning or drying out in the oven too much. I took a chance and went soak-free on these babies. They actually turned out great, and for whatever reason, took about five minutes less to roast.
Do you like Brussels sprouts or do you make yourself eat them?
Even when I was a little kid, I used to love Brussels sprouts. The way they were made wasn’t anything special. My grandmother used to simply boil those frozen bags of Brussels sprouts, toss them in some butter and serve them as a side. Maybe it was a kid thing, but I much prefer the tasted of roasted Brussels sprouts to the boiled variety.
You’ve probably heard this a million times, but Brussels sprouts are on of the healthiest vegetables you can eat.
The other star of the show is the pine nut. Not actually a nut, pine nuts are seeds that come from the pine cone of several varieties of pine trees. Pine nuts are often used to make a good pesto sauce, but I wanted to toast these to bring out the flavor and crunch.
Pine nuts are on the expensive side and usually aren’t noshed on like almonds or cashews. No one ever thinks, I think I’ll grab a handful of pine nuts to snack on. Excess pine nuts are always best stored and sealed in a cool, dark space…like a cabinet. Keep them out of direct sunlight as the precious oil in pine nuts can degrade.
Yields: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 – 35 Minutes
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