As sad as it it is to say goodbye to our Yabberz Mascot, the Gnome.
It is Fantastic to have a new home that is ready for occupancy on DAY 1!
We, Yabberzis (Yabberzites?, Yabberers?) owe a great debt to Milissa and Mike Horton who founded and supported Yabberz in 2014.
They will be missed……and, I for one, hope that they will stop by The Planet now and again to post, to update us, and to comment……
For the rest of us, I firmly believe that The Planet is going to be a fine home. I want to offer a big round of applause to AdLib and Kalima, two of the Founders of this Site, which is 10 years old, for their efforts to create an Updated 10th Anniversary Planet POV.
It will take a bit of work to get used to posting here but the WordPress Platform offers extraordinary features AND is perfect for the kind of interaction that we from Yabberz have come to value so much. AND, the standards for posting articles and making comments are just as high here as they were at Yabberz.
So, this is my first post on the new site. I have been a Planeteer for 6 years but this was still new to me. I used the three resources that are found in the FAQ here to get to know the site and then I dove right in.
- A short video (6 minutes) that gives you an overview of the Word Press Posting System WordPress and Gutenberg, #4: How to Create WordPress Posts
- A PRINTABLE PDF that takes you through the process step by step: https://s3.amazonaws.com/downloads.ithemes.com/public/ebooks/WordPress-Gutenberg-Ultimate-Guide.pdf I printed it up and boy is it great!
- A longer video (19 minutes)that provides a step by step demonstration.
Let me point out one really unique feature at the Planet. The COMMENT page…..indicated by the Megaphone. It’s Nickname is: “Time Out for Off Topic” It’s the page for short comments on whatever is striking your fancy at the moment: Short News Stories, Thoughts on the World, A Wonderful Video or Image….a free floating place to express yourselves…Love it! It is really a perfect spot if you want to share something but do not want to go through the extra steps involved with Writing a Post/Article or think that the topic is not broad enough to even be a Post…..
Lastly….The Planet is always AWIP…A Work in Process…..AdLib, our fearless Admin and resident Blogging guru and site designer, wants to hear from you and that aforementioned Comments Page (TO-OT, Time Out for Off Topic) is a great place to let him know what you think of the Planet. You can also message him (or any other member of the community). There is a group of Yabberz Community Members who volunteered to be Beta Testers and they will be giving the site a very careful test drive as well.
And so it begins…..
Welcome to the PlanetPOV Community my fellow Planeteers.
If I can be of any assistance…just let me know using the message system and I will do my best to be of help. MurphtheSurf3