Site upgrade announcement

I see that we’ve gotten way behind on installing software updates – one of the pitfalls of living our lives mostly on the road. I’ve installed the newest WordPress version as well as updates to several of the plugins, so hopefully everything still functions more or less as it did before. If you find any problems, let me know.

And if you’re wondering why this post includes these two photos, blame Suzanne.  She asked how to add photos with the new editor (discussed in a newer post), so I experimented around until I figured it out myself.

This is just a placeholder for now. I’ll add a real description when I get more time.

24 response to "Site upgrade announcement"

    • By: Scooter Posted: March 3, 2020

      And thank you too. I need a good kick in the butt from time to time.

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: March 3, 2020

    Just to beat a dead horse, or perhaps a broken bicycle….

    WordPress and Cycle365 don’t store any sensitive data, except passwords. Likewise, no sensitive data is transmitted to or from users, except passwords. Thus, even if hacked, the only thing an intruder could get would be passwords. The solution? It is always recommended that anyone on the Web — not just Cycle365 users — should always use a different password for each site. That way, if my cycle365 password is exposed — not likely — the worst that could happen is that the hacker could post stuff to Cycle365 under my name. (That would probably mean better rides, better photos, and better writing.)

    Anyway, I felt the need to allay fears of anyone who might be concerned about any of these issues.

    • By: NancyG Posted: March 4, 2020

      Thanks Bill. Good tips. Keeping track of passwords is my challenge!!

  2. By: Suzanne Posted: March 4, 2020

    Thanks for the upgrade, Scott. But I can’t figure it out. I don’t see where the icon is to add pictures. There’s something about a block manager? ????? I hate these upgrades.

    • By: Scooter Posted: March 4, 2020

      Huh. I don’t know either, and will have to research it when I get a chancelater today. I did see an option for setting the featured image, which I did. Hopefully you’ll approve of my choice here.

      • By: Suzanne Posted: March 4, 2020

        Not sure I approve of your choice! I wanted to delete the pictures when I saw I didn’t know how to post them, but it was past my bedtime and I was too tired and grumpy. I was going to use the Greg-impersonation for my next challenge entry – but you beat me to it. AT least you didn’t post the Bill-impersonation of me climbing a tree.

        • By: Scooter Posted: March 5, 2020

          My apologies, Suzanne. It was the first photo in the catalog when I started experimenting, and I was So charmed and delighted by it that I used it without thinking.

          The plus sign doesn’t respond? That’s really strange. Maybe your fingers were damp or something? I’d try again before giving up.

          • By: Suzanne Posted: March 5, 2020

            Thanks for the very kind words – you are forgiven.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: March 4, 2020

      Use the “plus sign inside a circle” icon. When you click that, it will add a new block and you can choose the type of block. Choose the option that says “image.”

      I’ve used other WP sites that have upgraded to the block format. They allow each individual user to choose to revert to the more familiar entry format if desired. Not sure why this installation doesn’t have that option. I’ll keep looking for it.

      • By: Suzanne Posted: March 4, 2020

        When I click the plus sign in the circle, it doesn’t react, it isn’t a hotspot. I tried using different browsers but that didn’t help. I can use the older version that you have kindly made available, but I really wanted to at least learn to use the new version!

        • By: Bill Stone Posted: March 5, 2020

          Suzanne, probably your best bet is to “switch to Classic Editor” because you’re already familiar with that. If you want to try the new editor, you might want to start a new post from scratch. You’ll see the “plus sign inside a circle” icon in two different places. One in the upper left corner, and one immediately beneath “Add Title.” They do the same thing. See if either of those will work for you to add a new block.

          • By: Suzanne Posted: March 5, 2020

            I have tried a new post a dozen times. There is never a cross beneath the add title space, and as I already mentioned, the other plus in circle is never active. Ok, I guess I’ll just have to use the old version. Thanks anyway.

        • By: Scooter Posted: March 5, 2020

          Suzanne, How do you access the website? What operating system and device are you using? Also, can you take a photo of what your screen looks like when you try to use the new editor and post it or email it to me?

      • By: Scooter Posted: March 4, 2020

        That is so funny. I love that song, and haven’t heard it for awhile. Coincidentally, it was in the sound track of a Spanish film we saw last night.

        All the way from China though? Can you get the Coronavirus from tea or oranges?

  3. By: Hopkins Escapades Posted: March 4, 2020

    Nice headstand on the seat! You make it look so easy. Cirque du Soleil here you come!

  4. By: Bill Stone Posted: March 4, 2020

    If the “Classic Editor” is installed, users can be given the option to use the old method or the new “block” method for creating posts and entering text, images, etc. The “Classic Editor” seems not currently to be installed.

    I quote:

    Classic Editor is an official plugin maintained by the WordPress team that restores the previous (“classic”) WordPress editor and the “Edit Post” screen. It makes it possible to use plugins that extend that screen, add old-style meta boxes, or otherwise depend on the previous editor.

    Classic Editor is an official WordPress plugin, and will be fully supported and maintained until at least 2022, or as long as is necessary.

    At a glance, this plugin adds the following:

    Administrators can select the default editor for all users.
    Administrators can allow users to change their default editor.
    When allowed, the users can choose which editor to use for each post.
    Each post opens in the last editor used regardless of who edited it last. This is important for maintaining a consistent experience when editing content.
    In addition, the Classic Editor plugin includes several filters that let other plugins control the settings, and the editor choice per post and per post type.

    By default, this plugin hides all functionality available in the new Block Editor (“Gutenberg”).

    • By: Scooter Posted: March 4, 2020

      Awesome. Thanks so much, Bill. We’ll look at having this installed as soon as we can get to it – hopefully tonight or tomorrow.

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