Why are List blocks over on the left?

Earlier today Andrew Leonard and I were playing with the columns CSS property. When we were applying it to a list block we noticed that the block was to the left hand side of the editor. We were using the Twenty Sixteen theme. We tracked it down to some CSS that set the left and right margins to small values. Normally they’re auto.

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WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup – 18th November 2020 – WP Plugin Presentation

Join the WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup on 18th November 2020 for a WordPress plugin presentation by Joe A Simpson Jr.

Lucky 7: Don’t Install ANYTHING ’til You Hear This WordPress Plugin Presentation

Joe A Simpson Jr

Most of us hit the ground running with WordPress – we have a site to build for a client or ourselves and install ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to help us achieve our goals. As a WordCamp Lead and WordPress Meetup Organizer, I often have to talk the aforementioned builders off of the ledge with the tips contained in this presentation.

I will share my Lucky Seven, a few must-have WordPress Plugins everyone should use, and why you should be using each. We will also chat about how plugins help you achieve your goals, level up, add value to your work with WordPress.

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WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup – 21st October 2020 – Gutenberg – the block editor

Join the WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup on 21st October 2020 to learn about Gutenberg – the block editor – from Belinda Mustoe.


A content creator’s guide to the block editor.

The new Gutenberg editor gives content creators more freedom to create layouts without programming knowledge. However there is still a steep learning curve on how to use the block editor efficiently.

Belinda will be providing an overview of the block editor in WordPress 5.5 as well as answering any questions on how to use the block editor with your site.

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WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup – 16th September 2020 – What’s new in WordPress 5.5 and how to use it

Join the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 16th September 2020 to discover what’s new in WordPress 5.5 and how to use it.

By mid September 2020, WordPress 5.5 should have been live for about 5 weeks. WordPress 5.5 “Eckstine” was released on 11th August. And 5.5.1 was released on 1st September.

What’s new in WordPress 5.5

There are quite a few changes that affect the end user, including:

  • Automatic plugin and theme updates
  • Block editor changes – updated to match Gutenberg v8.5/6/7.
    • New UI design
    • Block inserter
      • Block directory and search
      • Block patterns and search
    • Image editor
  • jQuery
  • Lazy loading
  • XML sitemaps

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WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup – 19th August 2020 – Plugin Kollektiv

Join the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 19th August 2020 for a series of talks given by members of the Plugin Kollektiv on their work supporting some popular plugins available from WordPress.org

About the Plugin Kollectiv

The Pluginkollektiv is a group of WordPress folks from Europe, determined to take care of some beloved plugins in the WordPress.org plugin directory. Ever heard of Antispam Bee, Statify or Cachify? Well that’s us.

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#OnlineWPMeetup – the next 6 months

For the remaining 6 months of 2020, the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup will remain online. I ( Herb ) will be creating the Events on Meetup.com and the website in due course. The proposed events are as follows.

Date Title Speakers / Notes
22 July 2020 How to build a WordPress website – Part Two Paul Tansom and Scott McKeown
19 August 2020 Plugin Kollektiv Bernhard Kau, Torsten Landsiedel and Simon Kraft
16 September 2020 What’s new in WordPress 5.5 and how to use it. PLUS
What bugs you?
The organisers.
21 October 2020 Gutenberg Belinda Mustoe
18 November 2020 WP Plugin presentation Joe Simpson jr
16 December 2020 Quiz and social With tinsel and baubles
Overview of the next 6 meetings

Apart from July’s meeting, which was postponed for a week, all are being held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 7pm.

There may still be a clash with other meetups: e.g. Cheltenham, Manchester, Edinburgh. But we do start slightly later. You can, if you wish, try to attend more than one meetup in an evening. I don’t recommend attending meetings concurrently.

We’ll continue to use Zoom and will record some of the meetings. We’ll edit the videos before publishing them on YouTube. This may not be done instantaneously.

WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup – 22nd July 2020 – Build your own WordPress website – Part Two

Join the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 22nd July 2020 for “Build your own WordPress website – Part Two”.

Following last month’s meetup with Vicki Jakes’ talk entitled “Build your own WordPress website in 21 steps” we’re going to go into a lot more detail on some of the steps. Intricate technical stuff.

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WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup – 17th June 2020 – Build your WordPress website in 21 steps

Join the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 17th June 2020 to learn how to build your very own WordPress website in 21 steps, with Vicki Jakes.

In 2019, Vicki guided 200 small business owners through a beta test version of her WordPress Bootcamp course: Create a website in 21 days.

Lots of small business owners were able to build their own website…. like, a ton.

Vicki Jakes

This is a great starting point if you’re new to WordPress and want to learn what it takes to get a website up and running. 

I should have done this earlier. I thought this was more complicated than it really was

Small busines owner – Beta tester

While this talk is aimed at those new to WordPress, things change so quickly that there’ll be something in this for everyone to learn from.

The event starts at 7pm BST (6pm UTC). We will be providing a Zoom link for you to connect to the online Meetup.

Please register to attend this virtual event so that we can send you the link.

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