Paris #3

Hot afternoon walking in Paris on our way to Sacre Coeur.

Before we started the ascend on the stairs we needed to cool off and also grab a few bottle of waters for hydration. The grocery shop was packed with people on their own daily grocery chore and with tourist, like us ready to melt. 

As for Gutenberg. We are writing on Version 0.3.0 – if you want to learn more about the updates WPTavern has the news for you. BTW just adding a url to the editor doesn't work anymore, we need to embed the url via the + sign. 

Gutenberg 0.3.0 Adds Front-End Styles for Core Blocks, Notices Framework, and Text and Image Quick Inserts

And that works like a charm. 

says Birgit Pauli-Haack

Gif uploads and insert works as well, in the right size for the content. The original recording size width was 1600+ 
I remembered where I found the Categories and tagged it with #GutenbergChallenge – I am up now 3 posts this week. I'd rather do small things every day before I do one big thing a week. 

That's it for today. Tata

Paris #2

So, the Instagram embed worked somewhat. Let's try it again because I forget to get a screenshot of the "Sorry message" 

Got it now. To reproduce: Click on Insert > use Embed Tab > Scroll to Instagram and select it. Grab the photos Instagram Url from the other window and paste it in the form. 

A Bear with Angels greeted us outside the Gare du Nord in Paris. Later that day, while waiting for our family, I learned more about the artist Richard Texier from his Wikipedia page.

By the way, seems I found the Drop Cap Settings in Gutenberg. Nifty.

Paris #1

We arrived by train from Brussels after our flight across the Atlantic. Gare de L’Est has change quite a bit since 1994. What hasn’t changed is that they don’t announce the platform where trains arrive and leave until 20 minute before scheduled time. So you hang out near the big boards for a while. So, I planned to embed my Instagram photo from this URL above I just got a note “Sorry, we could not embed that content” Maybe that changes, when I hit publish? I like how I can change the gallery settings for the blog above… 🙂 Let see what happens when I publish. Hitting it now. And the pix showed after publishing. Above error message only appear when looking at it through Gutenberg Editor

Testing how to use Google Photos in WordPress

Link to Google+ post as oEmbed


Does not work with photo album links.

Need to install plugin: 
First plugin – no success at

Second plugin: google-picasa-albums-viewer

Album still wouldn’t work.

Trying a single video link now:

Now trying to do the embed short code:


Is there an oEmbed for Slideshare Clipboards or single Clips?

Recently discovered Slideshare Clipboards. You can clip single slides from other people’s presentations, organize them in private and public clipboards and add a comment. Continue reading “Is there an oEmbed for Slideshare Clipboards or single Clips?”

Welcome to

the testing and demo site of the WordPress Meetup SWFL.

We use this site for demo purposes or to test things, during the meetup or before it. It gives us also a playground when looking at different ways to accomplish certain tasks.

These are all three sites on the domain.

  • – official site of the WordPress Meetup with meeting notes and announcements.
  • – Testing & Demo of plugins and Themes
  • – Testing of a Beta version of WordPress Core and a beta version of Jetpack plugin.

All sponsored by Pauli Systems Team. Thank you.



Google Drive Direct Link Generator

A few days ago, I was stumped by Google Drive. I upload all my photos and most files to Google Drive, and it’s actually replaced my hard drive most of the time. So one of the graphics uploaded there is an image I wanted to use in a post, but all I could get was the sharing link and not the link to the actual file. For a HTML page to display images you need to able to point to the file not to a pointer to a file. I found the solution! Wooza!

Found this site: Google Drive Direct Link Generator
Paste your ‘normal’ Google Drive sharing link into the top field and it will  convert the Google Sharing link to the actual file location.
The source came from the documentation of Seriously Simple Podcast plugin by Hugh Lashbrooke.

Image from Google Drive