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Adding Facebook to your website

If you started your business with a Facebook page, not least because it was free and easy to use, and you now want to switch to a proper website but not lose that Facebook content, what do you do? You can now incorporate your timeline into your WordPress website using a dedicated plugin. This is […]

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Make your phone number clickable

As more than 50% of websites are viewed on phones these days why not make your phone number clickable. Here's the link format in html:- <a href="tel:07966355054">Call me</a>

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Consigned to history

I recently noticed a forgotten box in the loft as I retrieved the projector screen. It was my old 35m slide projector lying there forlorn and unused, having been overtaken by the technology which brought us Powerpoint. I had forgotten how I used to prepare a slideshow in the 80s. In a touch of nostalgia […]

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Other beerbuses are available

I wrote in praise of the 770 #beerbus but let's not forget that other buses and beer festivals are available, such as the 14th May's Tockwith Festival, back after a year off. You can catch the X70 or 412 service from Wetherby You can visit Tockwith's website here Bardsey's Beer Festival takes place on 19th […]

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Instant Everywhere

For many, reading on the mobile web is a slow, clunky and frustrating experience - but it doesn’t have to be that way. The Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project is an open source initiative that embodies the vision that publishers can create mobile optimized content once and have it load instantly everywhere. This is the […]

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Live-Code sites with Chrome dev tools

Edit HTML and CSS with Chrome Dev Tools. Following on from my two previous blogs about Child Themes for WordPress here's news about an article published in .Net magazine's November 2015 issue. Written by Caner Uguz, its shows you how to use Chrome Developer Tools' CSS and HTML features to try out different layouts. In […]

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Child themes part two

One of the points that I didn't mention in my Child Themes blog article was the fact that, if you create a child theme any alterations you make aren't overwritten if the parent theme is updated by the author or by WordPress. This is a danger if you make any alterations solely to the parent […]

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TalkTalk hack was a SQL injection

The latest news from the BBC and their technical editor Rory Cellan-Jones:- Analysis: Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC technology editor The company first indicated that the "sustained" attack was a DDoS, a distributed denial of service attack where a website is bombarded with waves of traffic. That did not seem to explain the loss of data, and […]

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Child themes

As you gain experience and confidence in using WordPress you may want to try new techniques such as theme design and plugin development. Theme design is probaby the one you will start with. You can learn how to create a theme from the ground up but there is a method that has a lower learning […]

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Mobile friendly websites

You're aware of the April deadline by Google where they said that after the 21st their rankings would take into account whether your website was mobile friendly or not and if it wasn't they would downgrade your site. Unfortunately there are still designers who are providing new sites that don't pass Google's test. Make sure […]

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