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The new Gutenberg Editor has many different ways to style text and format your content with ease. We have compiled a list of styling options that we have found helpful in using the new editor.

1. Drop Cap


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If everything goes as planed WordPress 5.0 will be released today (December 6th) including the new Gutenberg editor and the new standard WordPress “Twenty Nineteen”. The update brings a number of big changes, especially including the new editor experience. Therefore it’s important to consider a few things before pushing the update button in your dashboard.

What do I have to consider before updating to WordPress 5.0?

Since the new editor comes with some major changes to the WordPress experience and themes and plugins have to be prepared for WordPress 5.0 and the Gutenberg…


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With the new Gutenberg editor release in WordPress 5.0 just around the corner, we thought we would share some tips and tricks to help you get started using the new editor. Here they are:

1. Multiple Editor View Options

You have a few options as far as the ‘editor view’ goes. To find these options, there is an ellipsis in the top right corner, if you hover over that, it says ‘more’. Once you click on that, you will see the options in the screen shot below:


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As many of you are already aware, WordPress intends to launch the new Gutenberg editor in late 2018/early 2019, which will replace the classic editor as the default editor in WordPress core. However, if you feel your website will not lend itself well to these upcoming changes, once Gutenberg is integrated you do have the option of reverting to the classic editor. Backwards compatibility will be supported by WordPress for years to come. In this post we show you how to disable Gutenberg and keep the classic editor in use.

WordPress is constantly evolving

WordPress is the…


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If you use WordPress you’ll likely have come across the term ‘Gutenberg’ in recent times.

Gutenberg is the new editor that is being designed to integrate with WordPress core later this year. Of course this means lots of changes, but it’s not as overwhelming as some think and is really something to be excited about! Read on to learn about the new modern publishing experience that is Gutenberg.

What is Gutenberg?

Gutenberg is the code name of the new editor in WordPress, which will be integrated into the WordPress core software in version 5.0 later this year. …


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CSS Grid layouts are definitely one of the most exciting developments in CSS for years. It’s what all web designers and frontend developers have always dreamed of.

Finally, we are able to convert our grid-based web designs directly into CSS without the help of javascript hacks or any kind of weird CSS technics. That sounds super exciting, doesn’t it? With CSS Grid, we can flexibly position any element of a web page just with CSS (such as our header, footer, sidebar or content blocks) exactly where we need it, regardless of…


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HOORAY, Pukeko our new WordPress theme is here! We have been working on this theme over the last few months and are so happy to present our latest work to you today.

Pukeko is so much more for us than just our latest theme. With Pukeko we have completely redefined our definition of a WordPress theme and how we aim to work with our themes and evolve them over a longer time period. We’ve been creating WordPress themes for quite a while now and in the last few months it has become more and more apparent that we need to rethink our view on WordPress themes.


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We love to follow different Instagram accounts to get new inspirations about photography, food or travels. It is really impressive how many beautiful Instagram accounts are out there and how much love and effort people put into their accounts. But I often recognize that many Instagrammers don’t have their own website or blog next to their social media account. I think this is really sad, since there are a number of good reasons for always building your own, independent web platform (on your own domain) next to a social media account…


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We recently added credit card payments as a new payment option to our Elmastudio WordPress theme store (which runs with WooCommerce). Before we only offered payments via Paypal, but we wanted to find a more flexible additional option for credit card payments. Therefore we chose the online payment service Stripe for our store. For us the biggest advantage in using Stripe was that we wouldn’t need to store any sensitive customer data on our own servers. All payment details are handled through Stripes secure platform.

As with Paypal all payments get…


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We recently moved our entire Elmastudio WordPress website from HTTP to HTTPS. To be honest we should have done this change a long time ago. Of course our contact form and shop pages were already HTTPS and we had the SSL certificate. But since I didn’t want to make any mistakes moving our entire website, I was afraid to make the move. In the end the change was much easier and quicker than expected and with a few helpful tips everything went super smoothly.

In case you haven’t made the move…

Ellen Bauer

Blogger and WordPress theme developer at Elmastudio. Loves traveling, vegan food, avocados, goats, fluffy puppies and lots of tea. YouTube: elmastudio

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