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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Foreign Facebook Followers

I just had the following message passed to me This is creepy, Go to your Facebook account settings, then blocking, then block users, and type in “following me” without the quotes into the text box then hit the “block button. You will find 15-20 or...

Securing the WordPress admin user.

Hands up if you have a WordPress website? OK now hands up if you have an administrator on your site with the username admin? How did I guess? Well the simple fact is, that’s the default, but to understand why this can be a problem you need to understand how many...

How to merge text in Inkscape for laser cutting (or vinyl cutting)

One thing a lot of people seem to want to do with the laser cutter at Hack Oldham is to cut out words and letters, Often people want to merge the letters together so that they form one complete shape rather than individual letters.  Below I’ll explain...

Editing WordPress images

I’ve been asked a couple of times recently about how to crop images for the WordPress websites, and while for many jobs I’ll tend to recommend Adobe Photoshop or GIMP the fact is the image editor in WordPress itself is perfectly capable if not a little bit...

Creating animated gifs from video

I was asked the other day about hosting video for a website, not an uncommon request and normally I would recommend YouTube for hosting video, however in this case my advice was different. When the video was sent to me I discovered that it was only a few seconds long,...

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