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It’s time for change

What’s happening? As of the beginning of April I will no longer be employed by Hack Oldham to manage the space, it will revert back to being member run. I recommended this change to the membership and they have agreed. Why? Hack Oldham was always intended to be community run, after all it’s owned by the community and operates for the sake of the community. ...

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The next step?

For the last few years I have focused on Hack Oldham, a non profit co-working and maker space in Oldham, what started out as a tiny little group grew into something much larger with the the move into the former Wahoo building on Yorkshire Street. As you have probably seen we have been beset with delays eventually opening 6 months late and then spending the first 6 ...

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Adding WordPress users

By creating individual user accounts for each person who you wish to be able to update you're website you are able to control what they are able to edit. For example while you have full access to your site, you may want your staff the be able to update content, but not change the theme or add plugins. A default WordPress installation has 5 user roles. 1.  ...

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Adding Menus to WordPress

By default WordPress will add every page you add to it's menu and while this is ok to start with it can soon become cluttered. In this post we'll look at how to take control of your WordPress menus. 1. From the dashboard select "Appearance" and then "Menus". 2. To create a new menu click the "Create new menu" link near the top of the page, if you have ...

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Adding Posts

1.  From the dashboard select "Posts" then "Add New". 2. Give your post a title and some content 3. Assign your post to a category 4.  Add tags to your post to indicate its relevant keywords. 5. Click the [Publish] button to make your blog post live.

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Adding Pages

1 . From the dashboard select "Pages" then add new. 2. Give you page a title and some content then click the [Publish] button. 3. Once the page is live the [Publish] button will change to [Update] allowing you to save further changes.

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Changing your password

1. Log into the WordPress dashboard using your existing username and password. 2. From the dashboard menu select "Users" and "All Users". 3. Hover over your username and click "Edit". 4. Scroll down to the "Account Management" section near the bottom of the page and click the [Generate Password] button. 5. Enter a new password and click ...

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Resetting your password

If you forget the password you need to access the WordPress dashboard you can easily change it to a new one by following the steps below. 1.  From the login page click the "Lost your password?" link near the bottom of the screen. 2. Enter your email address and click the [Get New Password] button. 3. Check your email for a message sent from your ...

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Accessing the dashboard

One of the benefits of using a content management system such as WordPress is the fact that you do not need any special software to manage your website, everything you need is built in to the WordPress dashboard. To access the dashboard on your website follow the steps below. 1 . In the address bar go to {your web address}/wp-admin for example http://demo.apwebs...

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Speeding up WordPress

The other day a client came to me asking if I could do something to speed up their WordPress website, now there are lots of things that can be done but having had a look it was apparent that the website was quite large, so the obvious question was "how fast is the hosting".  I tested the site using https://tools.pingdom.com/ to get a benchmark and then took a copy ...

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