Over the past year of blogging ever since I converted the FiggiRiggi.com website to have it’s own domain, I gathered a tremendous knowledge about converting the basic information-based website into a blog site. By doing so, I had to learn the hard way to see which plugins were the best fit for my blog. After converting tom-stone.com and electro-marketing.com into other WordPress blog sites, I found that there were some common plugins that worked for all. Although here and there, I found some plugins were necessary to add depending on the function of the website.
There is a transparency movement among the blogging industry to reveal how we made our blogs to help new bloggers catch on and grow their sites to success. I like that there are so many plugins available to help customize a site. To help you get a good picture of what you might want for your blog, I have created a list of the plugins that operate in the background of Thomas Stone’s CV. I have spent countless hours picking out the best plugins and I think my list will help you leap forward instead of doing the extensive research that I performed. I periodically change out the plugins when I find better ones or a feature that I like and want to improve the site. So, check back once in a while and see what’s been changed on my list. Keep in mind that using too many activated plugins can slow down your site, so I recommend somewhere near 20. Sometimes, you can simply hard-code your functions.php file in your child-theme instead of using a plugin. Continue Reading
Thanks to a WordPress plugin called Jetpack for creating such a wonderful way to display photos. It’s simple and easy to configure. Speaking of a repair and plugins, the Yoast SEO plugin keeps demanding that I write at least 300 words. I don’t exactly know why that’s such a big issue, but I comply and just spill out words that pop out of my mind. I might not reach all of those words, but at least I can come close with these blog postings.
I am thinking that I might study up and become a WordPress designer and developer on the side.
I’ve finally posted a pleasing gallery page that contains a selection of some of my favorite works of art. Some are figure drawings, cast metal, digital art and clay. Last month I had posted a gallery page, but as soon as I ran an update on the site there were problems. I removed the page, but decided to post it as it currently is even though it’s not the exact format that I originally wanted. I am presently testing the site offline to resolve the issue. The drawings section shows a progression of skill within a 2-year period. I was regularly attending figure drawing sessions at JCAS in Jersey City, NJ, but a major road closed for renovations which created a hindrance to the commute. This Spring, that road is planned to reopen and I may return to the drawing sessions on a regular basis. Continue Reading
I’ve decided to change my art portfolio CV website to a new and improved version. I decided to use someone else’s web design in WordPress. I’m not a WordPress developer and I have just gotten into using WordPress this year with my fig blog. So, to get my site up quickly, this was the best option. I like to write topics that I’m passionate about, so I’ve been busy with my fig blog and then decided that my art portfolio website also needed an upgrade. In the past, I used a site design from Zen Photo, but it was a pain in the butt each time I ran an update. I’ve been wanting to write in this blog for quite some time so that people can get an idea of what I’ve been up to these days on my creative side. So, with that said I plan to post graphic images that I’ve created for my fig blog and anything else that’s creative in nature.
I have plans on a continuous cycle to update my portfolio images very soon. Check back soon to see more.