Chris L. Meyers

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Install the Classic Editor for WordPress

Frustrated with the new block editor (Gutenberg) for WordPress? You’re not alone. While many are excited about the new features, others are unhappy with the disruption to their process. If you find yourself in the latter group, here’s how you… Continue Reading →

How to Choose a WordPress.com Plan

If you read my previous post and decided you would like to go with WordPress.com for your site, here’s a basic explanation of which plan will suit your needs the best. Let’s assume that you are an author named Silo… Continue Reading →

Which WordPress is Right for You?

I regularly encounter confusion concerning WordPress. I think most of the confusion has to do with what people call the two options. People talk about .com versus .org. This makes it sound like competing domain names, but that’s incorrect. So… Continue Reading →

Should You Be Afraid of Gutenberg?

The new Gutenberg editor for WordPress may seem like a scary transition. But take a few minutes to look at some of the features and you may be pleasantly surprised.

Writing with Markdown

Why Markdown? One frustration of using a word processor is its insistence on helping you correct things. Suggesting words, offering corrections and presenting you with a variety of formatting options — a word processor’s large set of features can be… Continue Reading →

New Theme

Although I have a plethora of ideas on a variety of topics, I think any blog ought to have a general theme. I could spout off about anything, or I could focus my attention on providing my readers with some… Continue Reading →

Linux Isn’t Hard

One thing I’ve grown accustomed to hearing over the years is that Linux is too difficult for the average user. Ten years ago, I would have agreed with this statement. But after some recent experiences with macOS and Windows 10,… Continue Reading →

Why a Laptop Shouldn’t Have a Glossy Screen

Years ago, I owned a 2008 MacBook Pro. Not the unibody model, the one with the anti-glare screen. I remember how happy I was with that laptop. It had one of the best versions of OS X (Snow Leopard), a… Continue Reading →

Razer’s Bad Design Decisions

Many things fall into the category of bad design decisions. One that I’ve come across on many occasions is the configuration tool for Razer input devices. An online account with the vendor is required in order to configure the device…. Continue Reading →

Linux Desktop Environments Have a Lot to Learn

Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away … Or maybe ten years ago in this galaxy … two main Linux desktop environments were dominant: GNOME and KDE. Sure, there were smaller segments of users who chose something like XFCE,… Continue Reading →

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