Author: Robert

  • GutenTour: JetFormBuilder Block Collection by CrocoBlock

    I’ve headed out on a world tour of Gutenberg blocks. Third-party blocks. There are starting to be quite a few of them out there, sometimes singly, sometimes in groups of layout and design-related blocks. Especially for the groups of them, you’ve typically got to pony up a few bucks to license them. But one I…

  • the Dashboard Gets a CPT and wordpress child theme

    But wait! I’ve got more about dashboards! Dashboards in WordPress, I mean. Not the admin dashboard, but other kinds of dashboards. We need a WordPress child theme and a custom post type (CPT) to do the job right. When we left last week’s dashboard scenario, we had a flat page built using Divi. Dashboard Custom…

  • Creating Your Canva Ebook

    Let’s talk about Canva, shall we? It’s a brilliant execution of an online service that caters to the world of people (like me, maybe like you, too) who aren’t professional designers but who need things that look reasonably good, that look like they were designed by a competent, if not necessarily downright brilliant designer. You…

  • Toward web3 Marketing

    Supposing you are a startup in the blockchain space… How can you do a genuine web3 thing around your presence and your marketing? What does it mean to communicate in a “web3 way?” Here are some thoughts, still a bit random, but “experiments are ongoing”… Probably better launch a coin of some kind. Unless your…

  • A WordPress Client Dashboard

    Just to be clear right up front, this is not an article about customizing the back-end dashboard that WordPress provides to system administrators. This is an article that captures my journey in creating a WordPress client dashboard to show various kinds of statistical progress to PeakZebra clients. These folks don’t care how many page views…

  • A Solidity Definition

    If you’re keeping an eye on Blockchain, you may have run across mentions of “solidity” as part of discussions of the Ethereum blockchain, and in particular alongside discussion of smart contracts. Any solidity definition is going to lead you straight into the topic of smart contracts and this post is no exception. The smart contract…

  • Is Cybersecurity One Word or Two?

    Is Cybersecurity One Word Or Two? Cyber attacks and cyber attackers figure in mainstream news nearly every day. With this level of exposure, it starts to matter whether you know how to spell things. When it comes to cybersecurity, the answer is that it’s one word, even though other, related terms—like the ‘cyber attacks’ above—are…

  • A Book Table of Contents in an eBook World

    If you publish a long-form content piece on the web, you really owe it to your readers to provide navigational help. That seems obvious, but most things online that call themselves books (just one way of singling out long-form material) don’t go very far out of their way. If there’s any plain-old book table of…

  • Ebook Marketing in 2022

    There’s more than one reason why you might want to write an eBook. You might want to establish yourself as an authority on a subject. You might want to sell copies of the eBook, though be forewarned that it’s not necessarily easy to sell conventional eBooks. Finally (and most likely), you’re looking into eBook creation…

  • Blockchain in WordPress in 2022

    If you land in certain corners of the Twittersphere, you’ll find yourself surrounded by people who are wildly enthusiastic believers in the power of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) to change the relationship between creators and consumers. By extension, they are at least a little enthusiastic about cryptocurrency as a means to an end, though they are…