I also had to install the latest Windows update which helped some, but something else is going on. I removed a program that was a heavy drain on connecting to the Internet. This helped a bit, but not much. I ran several diagnostic and anti-malware/spyware programs that revealed nothing was going on in those areas.
I noticed last night my favorite Internet cafe Wi-Fi was responding a lot more slower than normal. That’s true on the one phone I access using the Wi-Fi. I am careful on using the Internet because too much use can get me banned. That’s one thing I noticed about free Wi-Fi at restaurants and fast food places; it tends to have limits. I am hoping it’s a temporary thing as I ran CCleaner, restarted my computer after a full shutdown, and it hasn’t done much to improve speed.
It doesn’t help when I re-blog about half the time, it creates a blank post instead of the re-blog post. This started after they added the new editor as it wasn’t an issue earlier. I may pull an older laptop out of storage and see if it works any better than this laptop. I haven’t used it much since getting this used laptop.
If Congress gets its act together and passes a second stimulus check, I plan on using part of the money to get a replacement laptop as this one I acquired almost two years ago. A few months ago I tried to buy a mobile hotspot, but the cell phone company was out of the mobile hotspots and it didn’t look like they were ordering replacements. I tried another cell phone company today and it’s out of stock on the reasonably priced hotspots.
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I checked last night and saw it posted. It usually shows up Thursday or Friday at https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new. I shortened it a bit as the new editor is being more a pain than the old editor.
Here’s the direct link – Brand new travel records and feature enhancements: https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new/migration-records
Findmypast’s migration month continues with the arrival of vintage ship posters and records from Colonial America.
Along with brand new records and newspapers, a nifty update to our search experience is now live. Here’s what’s new this Findmypast Friday.
Genealogical Guide to Early Settlers of America
With indexes unique to Findmypast, explore three volumes of detailed information on the families and communities of Colonial America.
With our clever record search, you can pinpoint an early American family by name, year, town, or state. And the optional keyword search can help you refine your results even further.
Step back in time and see the eye-catching adverts your migrating ancestors saw, digitized in full color.
This collection can give you rich insight into where your ancestors went and how they got there. If your relatives traveled on any of the featured vessels, why not add the poster to your family tree? A dash of color can really bring the stories from your past to life.
We’ve added over 200,000 more newspaper pages with five brand new publications and updates to 16 others. New to the collection are:
The Quote Editor has one requirement to work. You have to add the citation link before moving on. I usually add it first before adding the quote.
It doesn’t have this requirement if you copy a post that has a Quote Block before the new editor was added. Simply replace the quoted text in place of the old text. I always used a link to the original article even before the new editor was added.
This makes it easier in some ways. I created a template as tables can be a pain to replace in a Quote Block.
Where I noticed an issue is if you add a list in a Quote Block. It doesn’t matter if bullet points or numbered list. It posts it as a regular text block. A solution is to either copy/paste in Notepad or a similar program, then copy it from Notepad to WordPress. At that point, you can number it by placing a number in front of each item.
It’s a pain and sometimes I leave it as copied instead of adding numbers.
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Bit of background – I don’t remember when WordPress switched me to the new block editor. At the same time, it switched my phones to it at the same time. I have the WordPress app, but use Chrome when posting. When I started to re-blog a post, I had a notice to switch to the new block editor.
When I started this new post, I didn’t get the notice to switch. Of the 2 posts I scheduled on this phone this morning, it was the new block editor. The 7 posted from my laptop were the new editor as well.
Seems to be a one-time occurrence or possibly rare as when I did the re-blog as tomorrow’s first post after having to start the post over, it didn’t show back up.
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