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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.

Broken CSS

Following this tweet I thought I would collate these examples of how the same code (CSS) can render completely differently on different browsers.  A problem people often face when building a website.  While usually its a case of items not lining up or not quite being...

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Turn on post revisions

We all make mistakes, but luckily WordPress has our backs. There is a built in backup system that makes a copy of the page or post every time you hit update allowing you to easily revert to a previous version. 1. In order to access the screen options you'll need to...

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Adding Images with Divi

Divi's image module makes it very easy to add images to your WordPress website. 1 . To add an image to your web page click "insert module" and select "Image" or click the 3 lines icon on an existing Image module. 2. Click "Upload and image" 3.  Upload the image using...

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Removing Plugins

Its good practice to remove any plugins (or themes) that you are no longer using, not only does it help secure your site, removing unnecessary bulk can help speed things up. 1. Here you can see a plugin that needs updating, but is not being used.  If you are not...

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Updating WordPress

It's really important to make sure you keep WordPress its themes and its plugins up to date, not doing so can result in downtime or even your website being hacked. Updating your site is quick and easy however I would always recommend you back up your site first......

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10 Favourite Free WordPress Plugins

Here you will find 10 plugins I use frequently when building sites for clients, or when delivering training. Updraft Plus https://wordpress.org/plugins/updraftplus/ WordPress SEO by Yoast https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/ Akismet...

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GDPR Cookie Consent

Since GDPR came into force a few weeks ago I've noticed a lot of sites are using the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, which appears at the bottom of this site as well as many others. By default the free version of the plugin does not offer any the ability to customise the...

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Running WordPress locally with Flywheel

I've been asked on a number of occasions about how people can run WordPress on their local machine, this is handy if you want to develop a site offline or just want to try it out. Normally I'd suggest using MAMP but to be honest if your new to web design and...

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Twenty Sixteen Child

Twenty Sixteen is a great WordPress theme for beginners, however one slight bugbear is the fact that there is no option to edit the footer in the bottom left corner of the theme. One way to do this is by creating a child theme, this is a copy of some of the files used...

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Why I’m not standing for re-election

Hi all, while its normal to say why you are standing for election, I thought having been at the forefront of Hack Oldham since the very start I should explain why I have decided not to stand for re-election this year. As I mentioned I have been leading Hack Oldham...

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