Gutenberg

The first time I ever used WordPress the ‘Add Post’ screen looked like a box to type HTML into. It has evolved to be a WYSIWYG editor in the meantime, but it appears that the evolution stopped a few years back and we haven’t seen an update to the visual editor for a long time. […]

References on Every Page

Having created a central references page I need to place a link to the page on each page – this could be achieved by pasting a sentence and a link into each created page. This is a somewhat clunky solution and requires me to manually paste the information. So, how can I get a link […]

WordPress Comments

I have enabled the comments (only for logged in users) and despite the fact that I don’t think this blog will attract much attention on the web, I have protected myself against some of the spam comments by using Askimet (spam plugin installed by default now) and by producing a blacklist that directs comments to […]

WordPress Permissions at the University of Brighton

To allow the system to administer the blog (install themes, upload images, perform updates, etc) the ‘cmisaspsql’ user needs ‘modify’ permissions on the ‘wp-content’ folder in the WordPress root. To achieve this you must be on a university computer – then follow these steps: Open File Explorer and navigate to your blog root. Find ‘wp-content’ […]

WordPress Installation

What follows is a high-level overview of a WordPress (WP) installation we carried out in the first lab.