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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.

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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Scam : The social security administration office

Scam : The social security administration office

On Saturday morning I received a twitter notification saying I had a new follower. It was someone I had met at a few events but not someone I knew particularly well. A few minutes later I got a message.... Nothing suspicious so far. So I replied... as you do. At this...

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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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BBC Microbit training at PlayUK in Macedonia.

BBC Microbit training at PlayUK in Macedonia.

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...

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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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Weeknotes week 1

Weeknotes week 1

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...

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