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A blog about stuff and things. 

Recent Blog posts

Take a look at some of the things I’ve been up to in recent weeks.

Mailbox full phishing scam

Mailbox full phishing scam

New phishing scam doing the rounds, an email says "your mailbox can no longer send of receive messages" and that you should "update your storage".   Clicking through displays a login box, which is where your email account details would be captured if you filled...

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Divi – Reducing the space between menu items

Divi – Reducing the space between menu items

You can customise many things about the Divi menu within the WordPress Dashboard under [Appearance] [Customise] [Header & Navigation] but one thing you cannot adjust is the spacing between the menu items, this can be a problem if your menu consists of many items...

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Setting up IMAP Email on Apple Mail

Setting up IMAP Email on Apple Mail

Go to system preferences and click [Internet Accounts] 2. Click the [+] symbol, and then [Add other accounts] 3.Enter your name, email address and password then click [Sign in] 4. At this point you will most likely get the error "Unable to verify account name or...

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Why updating WordPress Matters

Why updating WordPress Matters

I often bang on about keeping your WordPress website updated, sometimes I feel like a bit of a stuck record but emails like the one below serve to remind us why its so important. The details below came from an email send to me by WordFence a firewall plugin I tend to...

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Professional Photos make all the difference.

Professional Photos make all the difference.

I often tell people I'm working with or training about the importance of images on their website, stock photos have a place, but they are never a replacement for photos of your actual work. When it comes to talking photos many website owners will take photos...

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Moving a WordPress website

Moving a WordPress website

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...

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Week-notes  – Week 4

Week-notes – Week 4

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...

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Weeknotes Week 2

Weeknotes Week 2

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...

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