Testing out a new plugin - Thrive Architect - a WYSIWG editor for WordPress
This Summer is about 'getting my ideas out there'. This has been a theme for quite a few years now. But, this Summer I have the time to do so, and I want to take advantage of it. I have so many ideas buried away on my personal computer - I want to put them out there.
But, using the in-built wordpress publishing tools is a jarring and frustrating experience.
After a lot of searching around on the internet, trying various products including competing CMS platforms (CMS in this case means "Content Management System" - an example of which is WordPress, the platform on which this website sits - but whatever CMS one uses, it doesn't make up for poor writing style like this what I'm doing now!), I came across WYSIWYG ("What you see is what you get") editors for WordPress. I had come across them in the past, but this time for some reason I understood better what they actually mean. They are like modern web designers, but they're built on top of WordPress, which means you get both your content management system, and a way to 'design' your website that is easy and attractive. After shopping around, I decided on using Thrive Architect.
As I sit here writing this, I am actually writing this on this page. I've got my theme in the background, and I'm writing straight on to it. It's... so different to what I expected (in a positive way).. and like.. woah, so great! This feels - wait for it - seamless. What a positive first impression. I wonder if I can adjust my site template using their editor. I hope so, coz this experience is fantastic!
So, to mix things up, I'm going to dump a bunch of stuff below to see what's what. This post is obviously an experimental, work in progress sort of post.
Like, woah! That's some custom HTML I inserted just there.. in a jiffy! This is amazing! This makes editing my website so, unbelievably, easier!
I'm going to have to learn what all the different features in this plugin do, but on first impressions.. this is easy as to use, and I just love how seamless it is. Literally what you see is what you get. It's painless (so far).
What the map above shows:
The map above shows an exercise I did in a couple of hours the other afternoon. I drew up an alternative version of Westconnex that aimed to be more focused. This project is an evergrowing monster, of which I've splattered much opinion all over Facebook. I'll aim to get some of that opinion (and observations) over here soon.
I've paid special attention to integrating railways around the project (especially at Glebe Island) - something which appears to be overlooked. Yet it's such a simple thing to do. Sigh.
I'll make a detailed post about this Westconnex proposal later.
Lots to learn about this new, transformative, plugin called Thrive Architect I've just purchased and installed. Amazing. I'm glad to be back. So much more to come this Summer. Stay tuned.