[Action Required] Changes to your Google Maps APIs account

Posted on May 3, 2018

This morning I got an email from Google with the subject "[Action Required] Changes to your Google Maps APIs account", at first I thought it was another GDPR notification and was just about to hit delete when I noticed the name of a website I'm currently working on included in the email. So what does this actually mean? Well up until now if you wanted a Google Map on your website to show you're customers where you business was you ...

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WordPress SEO with SEO by Yoast

Posted on May 3, 2018

One of the most popular Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) plugins for WordPress is Yoast SEO. This plug in makes it easy to set meta data for any given page or post along with a handy traffic light system to guide you through optimising your content. https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/ First you need to install the plugin, if you do not know how to install plugins take a look at this post first. Once installed follow the ...

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The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive

Posted on April 8, 2018

Sometimes when trying to upload an image to your WordPress media library you will get an error that says "The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini", What this means in real terms is that the file is too big for your site. While your first step should be resizing your images sometimes you will need the ability to upload larger files, and while you can upload your files via ftp if your hosting has cpanel you can ...

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Cropping Photos

Posted on April 8, 2018

There are times when you need an image for your website to be a particular size or aspect ratio, for example you might need a long thin image for your header or to use a small section of an image for a product or portrait photo. In this blog post I'm going to explain how to crop out a section of a photo using the free image editing package Gimp - GNU Image manipulation program. Lets say this is your picture... and this is your ...

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Adding WordPress users

Posted on March 2, 2018

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.  Administrator The administrator has full access to the site, can change content ...

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Adding Menus to WordPress

Posted on March 2, 2018

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 already created a menu skip to step 5. 3. Give you menu a name, and then click ...

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Adding Posts

Posted on March 2, 2018

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

Posted on March 2, 2018

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

Posted on March 2, 2018

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 the [Update Profile] Button 6. You will now need to log in to the dashboard ...

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Resetting your password

Posted on March 2, 2018

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 website, and when it arrives click the link to rest your password. 4. Enter ...

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