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13 11, 2019

WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” Released

By |2019-11-13T19:53:03+00:00November 13th, 2019|I Heart Blank News, WWW News|Comments Off on WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” Released

Great news everyone!  Wordpress 5.3 "Kirk" was released yesterday!  The biggest change from the release notes are the focus on making the 'block editor' better, which a lot of people have been asking for: 5.3 expands and refines the block editor with more intuitive interactions and improved accessibility. New features in the editor increase design freedoms, provide additional layout options and style variations to allow designers more control over the look of a site. This release also introduces the Twenty Twenty theme giving the user more design flexibility and integration with the block editor. Creating beautiful web pages and [...]

12 11, 2019

Marketing And Your Online Presence, Part 3

By |2019-10-23T21:06:43+00:00November 12th, 2019|Business, I Heart Blank News, Random Business News, WWW News|Comments Off on Marketing And Your Online Presence, Part 3

I gave a speech to the local Business Improvement District in Hackettstown titled, "Marketing and Your Online Presence."  I thought I'd share my talk in a few parts to everyone! Take a look at Part 1 and Part 2! Campaigns / Promotions Your advertising, marketing campaign and/or promotion is really the sales force of your business. Rather than hiring someone to go sell your business to people, you use a campaign to get the word out and attract people to your business. When coming up with a campaign for your business…remember that it’s for a set amount of time. [...]

23 10, 2019

Marketing And Your Online Presence, Part 1

By |2019-10-23T21:07:30+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Business, I Heart Blank News, Random Business News, WWW News|Comments Off on Marketing And Your Online Presence, Part 1

I gave a speech to the local Business Improvement District in Hackettstown titled, "Marketing and Your Online Presence."  I thought I'd share my talk in a few parts to everyone!  Take a look and stand by for Part 2! Introduction With most things in life, everything comes down to either time or money. You can spend either your time bringing your marketing plan to life or pay someone to do it. Dedicating the time to spend on your marketing plan is one of the hardest things you can do as a business owner. Most people, including me, want to [...]

4 01, 2019

WordPress Gutenberg Editor: What You Need To Know And What You Can Do About It

By |2019-01-04T23:00:59+00:00January 4th, 2019|I Heart Blank News, WWW News|Comments Off on WordPress Gutenberg Editor: What You Need To Know And What You Can Do About It

I've had a few people ask me about the new Gutenberg Editor in Wordpress 5.0.  Some people, including me, are a little skeptical and some people are diving right in.  Change can sometimes be hard, so I thought I'd put together some explanation of what's going on as well as some troubleshooting solutions to the new Gutenberg Editor. What is the deal with Gutenberg?! (in your best Seinfeld voice) Wordpress introduced the “Gutenberg” editor on the last release Wordpress 5.0 'Bebo'.  You can read my post about it (a quick overview) or check out the new features on Wordpress' Blog (a [...]

7 12, 2018

WordPress 5.0 “Bebo” Released

By |2018-12-07T16:17:06+00:00December 7th, 2018|WWW News|Comments Off on WordPress 5.0 “Bebo” Released

Great news everyone!  Wordpress 5.0 "Bebo" was released yesterday!  The biggest change this is bringing to WordPress is the new editor!  In the past, I would describe the WordPress WYSIWYG editor as basically MS Word '97 (probably the last time I used MS Word.) The new 'block editor' is is going to make creating content in Wordpress way easier.  Although there are plenty of plugins that have a 'visual composer', this block editor will be similar to how some of the 'other' website builders work (eg - Squarespace, wix, etc.).  Here's a quick video: Here's a blurb from WordPress's [...]

22 11, 2017

What Is Net Neutrality & Why You Should Fight For It!

By |2017-11-28T22:21:07+00:00November 22nd, 2017|I Heart Blank News, WWW News|Comments Off on What Is Net Neutrality & Why You Should Fight For It!

There will be a vote on December 14, 2017 in which the FCC will attempt to kill net neutrality.  A lot of people seem to be against it, but don't know what's really going on.  I thought I'd put together a post to help explain what's going on and what you can do. What Is Net Neutrality? Net Neutrality, on it's own, is pretty basic.  It simply means that information across the internet (websites, streaming, downloads, etc.) are all 'equal.'  It doesn't discriminate.  You can stream movies just as fast as you can download something.  All websites, streaming and [...]

20 11, 2017

WordPress 4.9 “Tipton” Released

By |2017-11-20T15:57:33+00:00November 20th, 2017|WWW News|Comments Off on WordPress 4.9 “Tipton” Released

Great news! Wordpress 4.9, titled "Tipton" was released this week. Wordpress 4.9 brings a bunch of revamped features. Here are the 'highlights' from Wordpress' Blog: Customizer Workflow Improved Draft and Schedule Site Design Customizations Yes, you read that right. Just like you can draft and revise posts and schedule them to go live on the date and time you choose, you can now tinker with your site’s design and schedule those design changes to go live as you please. Collaborate with Design Preview Links Need to get some feedback on proposed site design changes? WordPress 4.9 gives you a [...]

5 07, 2017

Get SSL On Your Site Or Get Penalized By Google

By |2017-08-14T22:27:53+00:00July 5th, 2017|Business, WWW News|Comments Off on Get SSL On Your Site Or Get Penalized By Google

Google has started penalizing websites that do not have an SSL (https://) in thier URL.  Even though I haven't posted about it, I Heart Blank has been taking steps and measures to get our sites secure.  As you know, I like to keep people educated so they can make the best decisions for their business.  So here's the deal so far... What Is SSL / TLS? So before we get into it, the simple question everyone asks me is, "What the hell is an SSL?"  The simple answer is it makes your website secure.  Traditionally, an SSL is used [...]

8 06, 2017

WordPress 4.8 “Evans” Released

By |2017-08-12T05:06:49+00:00June 8th, 2017|WWW News|Comments Off on WordPress 4.8 “Evans” Released

Hey Guys. Great news. Wordpress 4.8, titled "Evans" was released this week. Wordpress 4.8 brings a bunch of revamped features. Here are the 'highlights' from Wordpress' Blog: Gear up for a more intuitive WordPress! Version 4.8 of WordPress, named “Evans” in honor of jazz pianist and composer William John “Bill” Evans, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.8 add more ways for you to express yourself and represent your brand. Though some updates seem minor, they’ve been built by hundreds of contributors with you in mind. Get ready for new features you’ll welcome like an [...]

6 12, 2016

WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” Released

By |2017-08-14T22:23:13+00:00December 6th, 2016|WWW News|Comments Off on WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” Released

Hey Guys. Great news. Wordpress 4.7, titled "Vaughan was released this week. Wordpress 4.7 brings a bunch of revamped features. Here are the 'highlights' and video from the Codex page: Here are some highlights from the newest Wordpress release: Twenty Seventeen A brand new default theme brings your site to life with immersive featured images and video headers. Twenty Seventeen focuses on business sites and features a customizable front page with multiple sections. Personalize it with widgets, navigation, social menus, a logo, custom colors, and more. Our default theme for 2017 works great in many languages, on any device, and [...]

16 08, 2016

WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” Released

By |2017-08-14T22:23:04+00:00August 16th, 2016|WWW News|Comments Off on WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” Released

Hey Guys. Great news. Wordpress 4.6, titled Coleman was released this week. Wordpress 4.6 brings a bunch of revamped features. Here are the 'highlights' and video from the Codex page: Here are some highlights from the newest Wordpress release: Streamlined Updates Don’t lose your place: stay on the same page while you update, install, and delete your plugins and themes. Native Fonts The WordPress dashboard now takes advantage of the fonts you already have, making it load faster and letting you feel more at home on whatever device you use. Editor Improvements Inline Link Checker Ever accidentally made a link [...]

16 05, 2016

Adobe Illustrator CC Cheat Sheet

By |2017-08-14T22:17:21+00:00May 16th, 2016|Infographics, WWW News|Comments Off on Adobe Illustrator CC Cheat Sheet

Hey Guys, I posted an Adobe Illustrator cheat sheet a while ago, but...yeah, that was a while ago.  I got contacted by Anja from firstsiteguide.com who lead me to an updated Adobe Illustrator cheat sheet.  That was real nice of her.  You can check out the cheatsheet below or click here. Enjoy!