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Take a look at some of the things I’ve been up to in recent weeks.
For whatever reason you will probably finds yourself in a situation where you want to either make a copy of your website, or move it from one host to another. The easiest way I have found to do this is to use a plugin to make a backup of your website and restore it to...read more
https://madlab.org.uk/ This weekend I was lucky enough to fly out to Skopje, Macadonia with Madlab and the British Council to take part in PlayUK, a showcase of gaming technology and the Living Room of the Future, an example of what broadcast media could be. The...read more
Yes I know I didn't do week 3... So this week started off moving lots of WordPress websites, following the closure of a hosting company I was called in to move a large number of sites to another host. If you find yourself needing to move a WordPress website from one...read more
Its been a busy week this week, I've mostly been transferring websites from one server to another after I was approached to help out an IT company who's current web host was closing down, so far I've transferred over 200gb (Thank god for unlimited internet), and there...read more
You may have seen people using the #Weeknotes hashtag and wondered what it was all about, well it turns out its to encourage people to blog about their working week, something I always intend to do... but never get round to it. By tagging the interesting things you...read more
In order to use Google Maps as part of a website or app it uses a system called an API, this allows your project to talk to Google and generate a bespoke map. Each time you do this a tiny amount is charged to your account and at the end of the month you are billed....read more
I do quite a lot of work around digital skills, training people who if given the choice would probably never touch a computer in their lives, but these days we don't really have a choice. Everything is going online, from benefits to bin collections and everything in...read more
It's important that you regularly backup your WordPress website and while its easy to manually back up your site its also easy to forget. Its best to set up an automated regular back up so you don't have to worry about it. Here we are using the UpdraftPlus plugin. 1 ....read more
1. Go into [Dashboard] [plugins] and install and activate UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin, if you do not know how to install plugins take a look at this blog post first. 2. Once installed go to [Settings] [UpdraftPlus Backups] 3. To run an adhoc back up click...read more
If you have updated WordPress recently you will no doubt have seen a notice about Gutenberg the new editor coming from WordPress. It is currently in beta and can be accessed by installing a plugin, but will eventually become the default. So what does it do? well as...read more
1 . Go to [Forms] [Add-Ons] and install the MailChimp Add-On 2. In your MailChimp account go to [Account] [Extras] and then [API Keys] 3. Click [Create A Key] to generate an API Key and copy it to your clip board. 4. Back in your website go to [Forms] [Settings]...read more
Hi, You are probably here because I have told you that you need https (The little green padlock) on your website, Traditionally it was just something we expected on banking or eCommerce but these days there is not really any excuse, It protects you, your customers,...read more
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