Welcome to the Gutenberg Editor – This Is The Default Post

Of Mountains & Printing Presses

The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable. This whole post is composed of pieces of content—somewhat similar to LEGO bricks—that you can move around and interact with. Move your cursor around and you’ll notice the different blocks light up with outlines and arrows. Press the arrows to reposition blocks quickly, without fearing about losing things in the process of copying and pasting.

What you are reading now is a text block the most basic block of all. The text block has its own controls to be moved freely around the post…

… like this one, which is right aligned.

Headings are separate blocks as well, which helps with the outline and organization of your content.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Handling images and media with the utmost care is a primary focus of the new editor. Hopefully, you’ll find aspects of adding captions or going full-width with your pictures much easier and robust than before.

Beautiful landscape
If your theme supports it, you’ll see the “wide” button on the image toolbar. Give it a try.

Try selecting and removing or editing the caption, now you don’t have to be careful about selecting the image or other text by mistake and ruining the presentation.

The Inserter Tool

Imagine everything that WordPress can do is available to you quickly and in the same place on the interface. No need to figure out HTML tags, classes, or remember complicated shortcode syntax. That’s the spirit behind the inserter—the (+) button you’ll see around the editor—which allows you to browse all available content blocks and add them into your post. Plugins and themes are able to register their own, opening up all sort of possibilities for rich editing and publishing.

Go give it a try, you may discover things WordPress can already add into your posts that you didn’t know about. Here’s a short list of what you can currently find there:

  • Text & Headings
  • Images & Videos
  • Galleries
  • Embeds, like YouTube, Tweets, or other WordPress posts.
  • Layout blocks, like Buttons, Hero Images, Separators, etc.
  • And Lists like this one of course 🙂

Visual Editing

A huge benefit of blocks is that you can edit them in place and manipulate your content directly. Instead of having fields for editing things like the source of a quote, or the text of a button, you can directly change the content. Try editing the following quote:

The editor will endeavor to create a new page and post building experience that makes writing rich posts effortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery.

Matt Mullenweg, 2017

The information corresponding to the source of the quote is a separate text field, similar to captions under images, so the structure of the quote is protected even if you select, modify, or remove the source. It’s always easy to add it back.

Blocks can be anything you need. For instance, you may want to add a subdued quote as part of the composition of your text, or you may prefer to display a giant stylized one. All of these options are available in the inserter.

You can change the amount of columns in your galleries by dragging a slider in the block inspector in the sidebar.

Media Rich

If you combine the new wide and full-wide alignments with galleries, you can create a very media rich layout, very quickly:

Accessibility is important — don’t forget image alt attribute

Sure, the full-wide image can be pretty big. But sometimes the image is worth it.

The above is a gallery with just two images. It’s an easier way to create visually appealing layouts, without having to deal with floats. You can also easily convert the gallery back to individual images again, by using the block switcher.

Any block can opt into these alignments. The embed block has them also, and is responsive out of the box:

You can build any block you like, static or dynamic, decorative or plain. Here’s a pullquote block:

Code is Poetry

The WordPress community

If you want to learn more about how to build additional blocks, or if you are interested in helping with the project, head over to the GitHub repository.

Thanks for testing Gutenberg!


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Why Alcohol Fuel? The Two-Minute Summary

From Alcohol Can Be A Gas

  1. Almost every country can become energy independent. Anywhere that has sunlight and land can produce alcohol from plants. Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world imports no oil, since half its cars run on alcohol fuel made from sugarcane, grown on 1% of its land.
  2. We can reverse global warming. Since alcohol is made from plants, its production takes carbon dioxide out of the air, sequestering it, with the result that it reverses the greenhouse effect (while potentially vastly improving the soil). Recent studies show that in a permaculturally designed mixed-crop alcohol fuel production system, the amount of greenhouse gases removed from the atmosphere by plants—and then exuded by plant roots into the soil as sugar—can be 13 times what is emitted by processing the crops and burning the alcohol in our cars.
  3. We can revitalize the economy instead of suffering through Peak Oil. Oil is running out, and what we replace it with will make a big difference in our environment and economy. Alcohol fuel production and use is clean and environmentally sustainable, and will revitalize families, farms, towns, cities, industries, as well as the environment. A national switch to alcohol fuel would provide many millions of new permanent jobs.
  4. No new technological breakthroughs are needed. We can make alcohol fuel out of what we have, where we are. Alcohol fuel can efficiently be made out of many things, from waste products like stale donuts, grass clippings, food processing waste-even ocean kelp. Many crops produce many times more alcohol per acre than corn, using arid, marshy, or even marginal land in addition to farmland. Just our lawn clippings could replace a third of the autofuel we get from the Mideast.
  5. Unlike hydrogen fuel cells, we can easily use alcohol fuel in the vehicles we already own. Unmodified cars can run on 50% alcohol, and converting to 100% alcohol or flexible fueling (both alcohol and gas) costs only a few hundred dollars. Most auto companies already sell new dual-fuel vehicles.
  6. Alcohol is a superior fuel to gasoline! It’s 105 octane, burns much cooler with less vibration, is less flammable in case of accident, is 98% pollution-free, has lower evaporative emissions, and deposits no carbon in the engine or oil, resulting in a tripling of engine life. Specialized alcohol engines can get at least 22% better mileage than gasoline or diesel.
  7. It’s not just for gasoline cars. We can also easily use alcohol fuel to power diesel engines, trains, aircraft, small utility engines, generators to make electricity, heaters for our homes—and it can even be used to cook our food.
  8. Alcohol has a proud history. Gasoline is a refinery’s toxic waste; alcohol fuel is liquid sunshine. Henry Ford’s early cars were all flex-fuel. It wasn’t until gasoline magnate John D. Rockefeller funded Prohibition that alcohol fuel companies were driven out of business.
  9. The byproducts of alcohol production are clean, instead of being oil refinery waste, and are worth more than the alcohol itself. In fact, they can make petrochemical fertilizers and herbicides obsolete. The alcohol production process concentrates and makes more digestible all protein and non-starch nutrients in the crop. It’s so nutritious that when used as animal feed, it produces more meat or milk than the corn it comes from. That’s right, fermentation of corn increases the food supply and lowers the cost of food.
  10. Locally produced ethanol supercharges regional economies. Instead of fuel expenditures draining capital away to foreign bank accounts, each gallon of alcohol produces local income that gets recirculated many times. Every dollar of tax credit for alcohol generates up to $6 in new tax revenues from the increased local business.
  11. Alcohol production brings many new small-scale business opportunities. There is huge potential for profitable local, integrated, small-scale businesses that produce alcohol and related byproducts, whereas when gas was cheap, alcohol plants had to be huge to make a profit.
  12. Scale matters—most of the widely publicized potential problems with ethanol are a function of scale. Once production plants get beyond a certain size and are too far away from the crops that supply them, closing the ecological loop becomes problematic. Smaller-scale operations can more efficiently use a wide variety of crops than huge specialized one-crop plants, and diversification of crops would largely eliminate the problems of monoculture.
  13. The byproducts of small-scale alcohol plants can be used in profitable, energy-efficient, and environmentally positive ways. For instance, spent mash (the liquid left over after distillation) contains all the nutrients the next fuel crop needs and can return it back to the soil if the fields are close to the operation. Big-scale plants, because they bring in crops from up to 45 miles away, can’t do this, so they have to evaporate all the water and sell the resulting byproduct as low-price animal feed,which accounts for half the energy used in the plant.
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Masanobu Fukuoka’s Natural Farming and Permaculture

Bill Mollison on the left and Masanobu Fukuoka inspect the luscious growth Fukuoka’s farming method produces.

Now that I have the time and eventually the money to promote my favorite subject which is self sustainability. I was very happy to find the site below. Today I am posting a link that to this great article on Natural Farming. I have said it before and I will say it again – Learning how to grow your own food is the best thing you will ever learn and well worth your time.

The next best thing to learn (imo) is how to be energy self sufficient. The ability to grow both your food and your fuel is very exciting and why I find being able to use alcohol as a fuel as the best answer for the future.

Source: Masanobu Fukuoka’s Natural Farming and Permaculture

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Penguin Traffic – Still Hanging Around

Penguin Traffic

My Traffic Exchange Penguin Traffic is still owned by me and I need to put it to use or sell it. Too much work has been done to let it go for free. Besides my plan for it to be my “product” is still being worked on and updated to keep up with the recent changes.

If I could have anything change it would be to have the chance to be alone for 90 days and concentrate solely on my online business. It would help if Paypal would decide if my site is worthy of a pay button again.

In 2017 I was basically told that these types of websites do not work anymore and that I should give up and start using “safe lists” and “viral mailers”, which I did. For reasons I will not explain at this time other than to say I am hoping it was a good decision that I have kept Penguin Traffic.

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It Is Not Too Late To Cash In On This Revolution

It is not too late to cash in on the Bitcoin revolution. While I have always found local currencies to be very intriguing I must admit that I know very little about crypto-currencies. That is why I purchased this pdf from a place called Clickbank that gives me a commission if you buy through my link.

This sentence is a hyperlink to the sales page for this pdf so you can read all about whether you feel it is worth purchasing. (aff)

I wonder if Satoshi Nakamoto will have a statute someday? No one even knows this person’s real name and as far as I can discern it makes sense that it could be many people contributing to one great idea. There is a lot of great information on the internet about bitcoins and other crypto-currencies and I am busy soaking it up.

Bitcoin is a new currency that was created in 2009 by an unknown person using the alias Satoshi Nakamoto. As part of the implementation, they also devised the first blockchain database. In the process they were the first to solve the double-spending problem for digital currency.

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Comparing List Grab Splash Pages

Whenever I upgrade at a Mailer or TE I try to start promoting that site with the splash pages they provide and see how they work.

Below I pasted in the links for 4 of the splash pages

Feel free to join and upgrade.

List Grab Splash Page Number One

List Grab Splash Page Number Two

List Grab Splash Page Number Three

List Grab Splash Page Number Four


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Listen To Beautiful Music And Develop Your Brain At The Same Time

Around 35 years ago I purchased my first subliminal tape and listened to it every night as I would fall asleep. At the time I did not know if listening to that tape made any difference or not but I sure did think it made a huge difference back then. It was not until many years later that I learned that was the difference, we benefit from what we believe in.

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Gratitude Should Begin And End All Things

Many years ago while listening to Mike Litman get all excited about all the great things he has learned and loves to share, a lady called in and said the following: “Gratitude, it all begins and ends with Gratitude”.

While I would be more than happy to tell you all the great things Mike Litman has shared I would rather tell you how that word, “Gratitude”, began to enter my life. I say enter my life because it continually amazes me how that one word started showing up in conversations, books, emails and even in ads I was viewing as someone who likes to read other peoples advertisements. I remembered a lesson that is taught in many places and relates to paying attention to those things that you would normally not pay attention to.

Being grateful is something that I have always found easy and I start my day by finding at least one new thing to be grateful for besides that I woke up. I also do not know whether you are religious or not but I believe this is part of learning a new skill and faith makes it easier for you to learn the lesson concerning giving before you start getting.



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Finally! Build Your List and Then Get Your AR

Building your own list of people that you can then begin to build a rapport with is absolutely the best way to find success on the internet. Normally this starts with an auto-responder service but that can be both expensive and daunting to learn. This is why I started out with what are known as Safelists and Viral Mailers where you can learn how to write better emails and test your results before even thinking about paying for an auto-responder service.

Recently Matthew Graves from Web’s Best Marketing launched a site built for those of us who like to use free traffic in the way of Safelists, Viral Mailers and Traffic Exchanges called Your Viral List.

This site is perfect for building your list and then later when you can afford an auto-responder service your list will be integrated into it and all the work you did will not be lost.

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Why I Wish I Had Started With PTC Sites?

Back in 2005 when I was sitting at home recovering from a nasty virus that tried to kill me I discovered the internet. At least the part of the internet where people were saying they were making a living selling products on the internet as an affiliate. While I have met few people who enjoyed their job more than me; I did realize I was not very good at it and finding something else I could do would probably be a good idea. While my journey has been a long one with many changes along the way if I could start over I would have started with PTC sites before trying to sell products as an affiliate.

“Affiliate Marketing” was the name of the first game I was trying to play on the internet. It is like golf or tennis where learning what to do is easy but mastering what to do can take a life time. After you have sold half a dozen or so products that you never make any money on because you did not meet the owners “limit” do you start to realize how tough this can actually be. If you are lucky enough to find a product that you can make enough sales to make money on you see the owner decide he has moved on to a new product and no longer supports that one and on and on go the challenges of affiliate marketing.

While selling products on the internet as an affiliate can be lucrative it also takes time to learn and your competition never sleeps so you are spending a lot of time just keeping up. While these are all skills that can be learned if you can start making some money while you are learning that is a good motivation to keep at it.

WordLinx - Get Paid To Click

Wordlinx was the first PTC site I found and I was amazed that I could be paid for just looking at ads. Granted it is not a lot of money but it was a way to learn and pay for my own advertising. Later on I was able to learn how to rent referrals and that required managing a large list of people which was very helpful in my learning how people act online.

Recently I started up at Neobux again because they also allow you to rent referrals and they were giving a lot of ads and therefore money at the end of 2016.

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