WordCamp Edinburgh 2017 took place at Codebase last weekend, and it was a fantastic experience. My first WordCamp was Edinburgh 2012. We were overdue another one in my home city – the last WordCamp Edinburgh was in 2015. Here are my highlights from the weekend. Expect unicorns but not much sunshine! Democratising Democracy: Lessons from using… Continue Reading Unicorn Heaven! Highlights From WordCamp Edinburgh 2017
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A quiz to test your knowledge of WordPress. How many of the 15 questions can you get right?
Updated 15 October 2017. What is Gutenberg? Gutenberg is the new WYSIWYG editor for WordPress, currently in development. Gutenberg is now available as a plugin for testing, with the intention that it will enter WordPress Core in version 5.0 as a replacement for the existing post editor. It will be the biggest change to the… Continue Reading Accessibility testing WordPress Gutenberg – a first look
A guest post by Gareth Simpson. Having a website that covers the SEO basics and is primed for future improvements should be your digital goal. You don’t want to be wasting digital budget on things that other websites do out-of-the-box. It’s important that SEO is factored into the site’s development, and that the future of… Continue Reading 11 Dos and Don’ts for an SEO Friendly Website
Updated 9 May 2018. Why a liveblog? For CMA Live 2017 (content marketing conference extraordinaire), rather than writing about the event afterwards, as I usually do, I decided to do something different. Liveblog the event. I used the 24Liveblog WordPress plugin, which links to the 24liveblog online service. It was fairly straightforward to set up… Continue Reading CMA Live 2017 – Liveblog
For the last 12 weeks, I’ve been a part of the CMA 90 Day Challenge, thanks to the CMA Community. The goal was to produce at least one piece of content every week for a 12 week period. How did I do? I started the week beginning 6 March. The official last day for the… Continue Reading The CMA 90 Day Challenge Review – March-June 2017
What are WordPress excerpts? WordPress excerpts are a short summary of a post or page. Excerpts are commonly shown on Blog pages. You might also see them on search results pages or archive pages. Often there will be a link following the excerpt to read the full post. Here’s an example from my blog page: There… Continue Reading How To Create WordPress Excerpts And Include Links In Them
GAAD 2017 – what is it? Yesterday was Global Accessibility Awareness Day or GAAD for short. This was the 6th GAAD. Its mission is to raise the awareness of usability and accessibility for everyone in the tech industry and beyond. Here is Joe Devon’s accessibility post which inspired the first GAAD. To mark GAAD 2017 I… Continue Reading GAAD 2017: Translating good design into great accessibility
When setting up a WordPress site, there are certain essential WordPress plugins that you’ll want to use. What are plugins? If you’re not familiar with plugins, they are software add-ons for WordPress which add extra functionality to your WordPress site. If WordPress themes are the decor in your house, plugins are the appliances – the items that… Continue Reading Essential WordPress Plugins And How To Find Them
So you are looking to create or redesign your WordPress site and someone has mentioned the word “Bootstrap” to you as a buzzword in relation to websites. Use Bootstrap. Bootstrap’s really cool. But what is it? And do you need Bootstrap for WordPress? What is Bootstrap? Bootstrap is a framework – a skeleton, if you… Continue Reading Bootstrap for WordPress – What Is It And Do I Need It?