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How to centrally align oEmbeds (including in Gutenberg)

Probably one of my favourite features in WordPress is the oEmbed features. oEmbed is a technology that allows you easily embed content from other sites that use oEmbed technology. Content such as YouTube videos, Twitter Tweets or Spotify playlists can be easily embedding by just dropping a link onto a page, but with the ease…

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How To Create Paged Posts in Gutenberg

Remember folks, there’s no such thing as a stupid question. Recently I had an issue within the new shiny editor of Gutenberg in that…well…I couldn’t work out how to create paged posts in Gutenberg. I needed a paged post within by debug environment to fix a bug for Inline Tweet Sharer. For the live of…

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Using CMB2, importing dates & non-US timestamps

Recently I had a problem with CMB2 and date fields. We were using an API that had dates stored in EU format (which is day/month/year), but try as we might we couldn’t get CMB2 to import the dates correctly. Many of the dates were in US format (month/day/year) and a few never even imported successfully.…

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How to Disable Jetpack’s Contact Form Module

You can almost split WordPress developers into two groups. Those of us (myself include) who love Automattic’s offering of plugins in one module – Jetpack, and those of us who hate it. I’m firmly in the first group, but occasionally find myself in the second camp, as I have recently when I wanted to disable…

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How To Disable Automatic Update Emails

WordPress in version 3.7 introduced a most welcome and a game changing feature – automatic updates. This slightly controversial-at-the-time feature allowed WordPress to automatically update minor or security releases without the need of user intervention. This was needed, as more WordPress installations out there are secure and safe, with fewer bugs. It is a good…

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How to Reurpose your Blog Posts onto Social Media

One of the major sources of traffic to blog posts is social media, but like anything, it needs a clear and coherent strategy for it to work. However, if you are a small, one man band, it can be daunting to begin with to manage not only your blog, but also your Facebook or Twitter…

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