Looking for the best minimal WordPress theme compatible with Gutenberg? Here’s Koji. Developed by Anders Norén, Koji is a stunning light-weight theme that focuses on content. The Koji theme promises a pleasant browsing/scrolling experience also.
Note: This is not a promotion. Koji is simply great, and I’d recommend this minimal Gutenberg theme anytime.
Koji is ideal for freelancers and bloggers who embrace minimalism. The theme emphasizes your content and loads blazing fast on modern browsers and all devices.
Why I use Koji
I was in search of a Gutenberg compatible theme that’s minimal. I love GeneratePress (which is minimal and compatible with Gutenberg as well), but I wanted something even light-weight and easy to use. I didn’t need a lot of options and customizations GeneratePress offered. Koji looked ideal for me.
I do recommend GeneratePress if you prefer to make money from blogging. It’s a great framework. Check my GeneratePress review for more details.
Koji is ideal for small personal websites like mine with lots of images and text-based content.
Clean Design, Speed & Typography
As you can see, Koji renders your system font stack which makes the website load faster on all devices. The smooth animations also promise a better experience for your readers. This feature makes Koji the best fit for photography based blogs and portfolio websites.
It’s clear that the developer has built Koji with the new WordPress Gutenberg editor in mind. The theme has full support for blocks and editor styles. It also supports the classic editor.
What I’ve Done With Koji
I’ve edited Koji’s stylesheet a bit to fit my needs. I’ve also replaced some png files with Base64 strings. My site’s sidebar area and headings are styled to render Sofia Pro font. I’m not using the social icons that came with Koji theme. I use Lightweight Social Icons developed by Thomas Usborne.
PageSpeed Insights & Pingdom Website Speed Test Result
Keep in mind that kaijudigital.org is based on CentOS, NGINX,MariaDB, & PHP-FPM, and the server is optimized for better load time. I use Autoptimize plugin developed by Frank Goossens (futtta) to reduce the file requests and compress other stuff.
These were the results of mighil.com + Koji WordPress theme. Go ahead and check kaijudigital.org’s performance score if you’re still worried about the page loading speed.
Here’s the Pingdom Website Speed Test Result:
Take a look at the Pingdom Page Performance Grades:
So, if you are looking to install a best minimal Gutenberg compatible WordPress theme, go ahead and get Koji for free from the WordPress theme directory, or install it through your WordPress administration panel at Appearance → Themes → Add New.
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The Vesta control panel (VestaCP) is an open source hosting control panel, which can be used to manage multiple websites, create and manage email accounts, FTP accounts, and MySQL databases, manage DNS records and more.
There are a lot of tutorials on how to install WordPress on VestaCP. The Vesta Control Panel comes with Softaculous, but you’ve to pay for the license to auto-install WordPress on your server using Softaculous.
If you’re looking for a free option, an auto install bash script would be the right choice to install WordPress on your server.
You’ve to add a domain first (using the Vesta CP web interface).
The script is only applicable to the admin group. i.e. username:admin.
Major features of the WordPress auto install bash script
I edited the bash script posted by @jetonr on GitHub Gist. I modified a little bit for VestaCP admin group. The main features of the script include:
Downloads the latest.tar.gz to the public_html of the user and domain you enter.
Removes unnecessary files (wp-config-sample.php, readme.html, license.txt and latest.tar.gz)
Creates a secure .htaccess file & set correct permissions for the file.
Generates a robots.txt file with right ownership.
Creates a database with user and password you enter. Which will go to the wp-config file.
Creates a wp-config.php file with generated configuration and SALT included.
How to use the WordPress auto install bash script for VestaCP
Choose from the two methods below:
Method 1: Add this line your Bashrc file.
Stick with this method if you plan to set up a lot of WordPress sites. This method will make things easier the next time when you want to install WordPress.
What is Bashrc?
bashrc is a shell script that Bash runs whenever it is started interactively. It initializes an interactive shell session. You can put any command in that file that you could type at the command prompt.
On CentOS, you’ll find the bashrc file inside the /etc directory. Visit this thread if you can’t locate the file.
Edit the file bashrcfile and add this line:
alias wpinstall="curl -L -o 'vesta-wp.sh' https://gist.githubusercontent.com/mighildotcom/7205442783534792a606df39629e22d3/raw/a02564e5eb9931da31e3f4988717b6119a82ea6e/vesta-wp.sh && bash vesta-wp.sh"
It is a fact that there are various kinds of job opportunities available in China. But, without prior knowledge about the current job market, it might be a bit hard for you to find non-teaching jobs in China.
This blog is not for “English teachers.” Do not read to further if you’re a native speaker of English with no little experience and want to teach in China. This article isn’t for you. 🙂
With a little bit of research, planning and hard work, it is possible for anyone to find and get a job in China.
I’m Mighil, a Chengdu-based digital consultant. I’ve been living in China since 2015. When time permits, you can learn a bit more about me and my life in Chengdu.
Finding jobs in China
In case you don’t want to spend a lot of time on research, you can always try getting the help of headhunters or recruiting agencies to obtain employment in China.
Other than that, you can refer to various career websites, expat blogs and resources available online which would help you to find non-teaching jobs in China.
There are many prominent Chinese job websites (some have English interface) available for finding the right kind of non-teaching jobs in China.
If you’re a student or fresh graduate, you could also try enrolling for internships in various companies or institutions in China to find a relevant job.
Given below are specific tips and techniques for the job seekers who want to find a non-teaching job in China.
Attending Networking Events
Understand the concept of ‘guanxi.’
Guanxi (Chinese: 關係) defines the rudimentary dynamic in personalized social networks of power and is a crucial system of beliefs in Chinese culture. Simply put, guanxi is a relationship in the business context, based on mutual trust and benefits.
You can try to build your networks by attending certain networking events some of which should be specifically related to China.
You can gain knowledge about a variety of contacts related to various job sectors such as the corporate sector, management, etc. through these events and meetups.
Using Job Websites
Job websites are one of the best ways to find a relevant job in any province in China. Go ahead and register an account in some of the popular job websites and search for the desired non-teaching jobs in China.
Such websites also allow individuals to gain access to specific contacts of in-house recruiters which are almost unavailable outside the mainland.
These websites also offer various tips and suggestions regarding how to get a job in any place.
Bookmark the websites below:
LinkedIn (Yes, it works!)
51job comes with an English interface and every other site is only available in Chinese. I do offer job consulting and CV translation services if you’re interested. I’ll tailor your résumé in Chinese so that more employers will be interested in reviewing your profile. Based on my previous experience with Chinese companies, medium-sized companies ask for résumé in Chinese along with the one in English. Contact me by email to discuss further.
Websites like liepin.com, lagou.com, and zhipin.com come with a real-time chat feature so that you can have a chat with the potential employer before applying.
Internship and Certificate Programs of Chinese Universities
A lot of universities in China provide a wide variety of certificate programs related to Chinese business, finance, sales, marketing, management, etc. Also, check whether your home country has an internship program in China or not.
Moreover, some of these universities also offer internship programs at large scale companies which will ensure a solid non-teaching job in the future.
So, if you’re a fresh graduate, you can try getting enrolled in any of these universities and attend such certificate or internship programs which would later help you to get non-teaching jobs in China.
Having a Basic Knowledge Of The Chinese Language
Although this may not be compulsory all the time, it is necessary for the individuals to have a little knowledge about the Chinese language.
Individuals who can speak the Chinese language tend to get more attention from the employment givers as a result of having a basic knowledge of the language.
There are tons of Chinese courses available online for free. And there numerous apps for Android and iOS that’ll help you learn Chinese. Go ahead and start learning Chinese today!
Having professional skills is one of the most important eligibilities for acquiring a non-teaching job in China.
You should have a look at your resume, analyze it properly and then add all kinds of professional skills that you possess, for instance, computer programming skills, projects, achievements, etc.
Do not boast a lot on your resume. It’s not a common practice here. That being said, it is vital to possess industry-specific professional skills for employment opportunities in China.
Analyzing The Various Jobs And The Skills Required for Doing Them
You should carefully examine the job description and match them with your professional skills to make sure whether that particular job is relevant for you or not.
For instance, engineering jobs require having certain software or hardware programming skills which should definitely be a solid requirement for applying for that job. Do not waste your time by applying to the wrong ads.
Again, you can start looking for jobs in various online websites such as zhipin.com, lagou.com in order to match your eligibility with the particular non-teaching job. Instead of searching the “job title”, use industry specific keywords.
Starting a Business
It would not be a bad idea to start your own business in China. There are various opportunities available for opening a startup business in China. With the advent of time, there has been a rapid increase in the growth and development of China.
This has opened a lot of opportunities for the various aspiring entrepreneurs for starting their business in China.
If started in a proper and well efficient manner, you can accumulate a lot of income as well as profit from starting a business in China. China is one of the best places for starting a business of various products and services. There are many startup accelerators here and there’s a massive community for the same.
The Decision Of Moving To China
This is one of the essential points to remember before applying for non-teaching jobs in China.
You should make a firm decision of moving into China before applying for any job here.
You should also make necessary arrangements for shifting to the country like getting a passport and the right visa.
The most important thing to do before applying for a job in China is to first spend some time in the country. Do it, this will give you a picture about how things roll here.
This would help you in gaining more information about the various kinds of non-teaching job opportunities available in China.
This would also help you to get information regarding the various kinds of eligibility, certificates, degrees, valuable skills and experience required for finding and getting non-teaching jobs in China.
So, these are some of the various tips and techniques for getting a non-teaching job in China.
China is a land of opportunities. Without a doubt, it is a superpower has emerged to be one of the most rapidly growing and developing countries of Asia.
Just fork this repo and replace the posts with your own. Also, rename the sample poetry collection to replace it with your own collection, or just delete it if you don’t need to use collections. The example is poetry, but you can easily revamp this into essays, short stories, portfolio, or whatever your creative work is.
Customize these values in the _config.yml file:
title : "SparrowX"description : "A clean minimal Jekyll theme for SEO-focused writers."favicon : "/assets/images/image.png"# You can use base64 encoded images.url : "https://sparrowx.mighil.com"# the base hostname & protocol for your site e.g. "https://mmistakes.github.io"baseurl : ""# the subpath of your site, e.g. "/blog" leave blank if no subpath# Site Authorauthor:
name : "Mighil"# appears in the footer and atom feed
To activate Disqus, fill in your disqus shortname:
comments : true # set it to false to disable commentsdisqus:
shortname : your_shortname
Enable google analytics by filling in your tracking ID:
tracking_id : # add your google tracking id here
If you are using collections, be sure to replace this with your collection name:
I’ll share the reviews separately when I get time. Guru (1997) and Amma Ariyan (1986) are probably the only Malayalam films I genuinely love. Guru’s story is influenced by HG Wells’ short story, The Country of the Blind. Amma Ariyan is more like a low-budget, black and white 2001 with several layers of meaning.
Without further ado, here’s the list:
The Big Lebowski
Hotaru no haka
2001: A Space Odyssey
I’m Taraneh, 15
Breakfast on Pluto
No Country for Old Men
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Thing (1982)
Marvellous (Brit TV movie)
High and Low
A Clockwork Orange
How Angels Are Born
The Abominable Dr. Phibes
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
The Fisher King
One Hour Photo
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Escape from New York
Down by Law
Dog Day Afternoon
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The Naked City
Man About Dog
Strangers on a Train
A Bay of Blood
The Seventh Seal
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Tetsuo: The Iron Man
Kuky se vrací
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
Dancer in the Dark
Nil by Mouth
The Book of Eli
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Young Offenders
Men Behind the Sun
Dead Man’s Shoes
Casualties of War
Rang De Basanti
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind
Amma Ariyan (What I want my mother to know)
What We Do in the Shadows
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