How to Create a Post- part 1

In the video below we show how to create a blog post using the inbuilt Gutenberg editor that comes with WordPress.

 We explain what the Blocksy theme drags in by default and by using content from a text document we use the Gutenberg editor to create a post and to insert some images as well as a YouTube video.

We explain what elements can be inserted by  Gutenberg simpliciter namely block items that are colour Grey and we explain how those elements are expanded upon by a plug-in.

 We demonstrate how to use a spacer to create white space on a post and page for layout design.

 And we demonstrate how to use the preview tab button to see how things look as you progress in building a post. 

WordPress backend overview

In the video below  we consider briefly the back-end of your WordPress installation and cover a few important things;

 a general overview of the Blocksy theme and how it works in general

 how to do updates on plugins and themes – this being very important for security on your site

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Dealing with Work Stress

Everyone who has ever held a job has, at some point, felt the pressure of work-related stress. Any job can have stressful elements, even if you love what you do. In the short-term, you may experience pressure to meet a deadline or to fulfill a challenging obligation. But when work stress becomes chronic, it can be overwhelming—and harmful to both physical and emotional health.

Unfortunately, such long-term stress is all too common. In fact, APA’s annual Stress in America survey has consistently found that work is cited as a significant source of stress by a majority of Americans. You can’t always avoid the tensions that occur on the job. Yet you can take steps to manage work-related stress.

Certain factors tend to go hand-in-hand with work-related stress. Some common workplace stressors are:

  • Low salaries
  • Excessive workloads
  • Few opportunities for growth or advancement
  • Work that isn’t engaging or challenging
  • Lack of social support
  • Not having enough control over job-related decisions
  • Conflicting demands or unclear performance expectations

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Effects of uncontrolled stress

Work-related stress doesn’t just disappear when you head home for the day. When stress persists, it can take a toll on your health and well-being.

A stressful work environment can contribute to problems such as headache, stomachache, sleep disturbances, short temper, and difficulty concentrating. Chronic stress can result in anxiety, insomnia, high blood pressure, and a weakened immune system. It can also contribute to health conditions such as depression, obesity, and heart disease. Compounding the problem, people who experience excessive stress often deal with it in unhealthy ways, such as overeating, eating unhealthy foods, smoking cigarettes, or abusing drugs and alcohol.

Together We Can Do So Much

Helen Keller