Author: tomfinley

  • Preface Hi. You may or may not be acquainted with who I am. No one of particular note, but being aware that my profile has risen slightly in recent years, I’ll cop to being an especially noisy middle-aged white man on Twitter, in the WordPress community when it comes to certain issues, like racism, facism, […]

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  • Recently I ran into a particular error on the production version of prufcreative.com: At first this issue seemed like a new version of the dreaded WordPress white screen of death. https://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-fix-the-invalid-json-error-in-wordpress-beginners-guide/ However, it turns out there’s apparently a server-level rule on WPEngine sites, with Global Edge Security enabled, that prevents some Gutenberg blocks from being […]

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  • Aino Themes from Elma Studio One of the cooler WP FSE themes currently out there that I’ve recently comes across is Aino Blocks. Hat tip to the inimitable Nick Diego, who himself continues to be a force in the WordPress sphere. Aino is from Elma Studio and employs some serious Gutenberg magic to ensure you’re […]

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  • Have you ever wondered what these fancy things are called?☝️ There’s a pretty big deficit around a common naming convention, but most people are calling them “social banners”, “social sharing images”, “Open Graph images”, or some variation of the three. Social banners are certainly not uncommon these days, especially if you’re a frequent visitor of […]

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  • About a week or so prior to the release of WordPress 5.9, I had the privilege of participating in a recent Meetup led by the Boulder WordPress community, aptly titled “What’s coming in WordPress 5.9”. A few of the featured speakers were Abha Thakor, Brian Gardner, Birgit Pauli-Haack, and Courtney Robertson. The session focused on […]

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  • Every so often, I start a new Twitter account. No, not alts. Usually they’re for some crazy side project that I become momentarily obsessed with. Sometimes I create new Twitter accounts for my clients. Regardless, it’s never not surprising to view the timeline of an infant Twitter account in its default state. And by that […]

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