With the release of WordPress 4.9.8 you migtht notice a new prompt on the WordPress Dashboard – Try Gutenberg. But what is it? And should you try Gutenberg? What is Gutenberg? Gutenberg is a new editing experience for WordPress which has been under development for the last year. It’s designed to modernise the way that… Continue Reading Time To Try Gutenberg? Introducing The New WordPress Editor
The WordPress Media Library is the home for any files uploaded to your WordPress website, chiefly images and documents. In a brand new WordPress site, it will look bare because there’s nothing in it! In order to use any files on your site, you need to upload them first. Let’s take a look at how… Continue Reading A Beginner’s Guide To The WordPress Media Library
WordPress Edinburgh has been a regular event for me most months, and last week we moved to a new home at Codebase. This was where was last year’s WordCamp Edinburgh was staged. We kicked off the new phase with a talk by Tim Nash. Tim works for hosting company 34SP.com who sponsor our meetups (thanks… Continue Reading Stay Safe! Practical Security Tips For WordPress
You may have noticed a number of cookie consent messages like this when browsing the Web recently: You can’t miss them when browsing sites on your phone… What’s going on?? Have we been invaded by Cookie Monster? Well, no. It’s all in the interest of privacy and transparency. In this post I’ll attempt to answer… Continue Reading Cookie Consent Messages And Privacy: What You Need To Know
GDPR is coming… The enforcement date of May 25 2018 for the new European data protection law is only a few weeks away. WordPress Core and plugin developers have been looking at solutions for abiding by GDPR for WordPress sites. Been living under a rock and don’t know what the GDPR is? Read my post… Continue Reading Making WordPress GDPR Compliant – Do You Need a Plugin?
For the fourth year running, I’m pleased to say that I made it to WordCamp London. And what a conference it was! My main goals for the three days were: Attend the Contributor Day and learn enough about Git and the command line to be able to contribute to WordPress. Learn as much as I… Continue Reading WordCamp London 2018: Technology, Terrific Talks and Tribe
Most WordPress themes built now have a responsive mobile menu built-in. The hamburger icon (3 stacked horizontal lines) has become the symbol of a menu toggle. Though hamburger icons are not universally recognised. But there are a few older themes, like Twenty Eleven, which although they are responsive, don’t have a dedicated mobile menu. Twenty… Continue Reading Comparing Free WordPress Mobile Menu Plugins – Which Is Best?
Reykjavik theme is a relatively new addition (October 2017) to WordPress’ family of accessibility-ready themes. It was created by Oliver Juhas of WebMan Design. Oliver has created a number of accessibility-ready themes, some free and some paid. The name Reykjavik evokes a product which is clean and modern. The theme description begins: Reykjavik is fresh, lightweight,… Continue Reading Is WordPress Reykjavik Theme Clean, Light And Accessible?
Updated 25 April 2018. Everyone loves images on social media. And visual content is popular in terms of shares and engagement. But what about the accessibility of those images? A blind person cannot see an engaging photo or infographic. One way to make images more accessible to users with visual impairments is to add alternative… Continue Reading How To Improve Your Social Media Image Accessibility
On Friday 5th January I attended CMA Kick-Off 2018 in Dundee. It was an event for getting off to the best start in business for the new year with friendly Content Marketing Academy members. January 5th 2018 – business owners from across the UK have travelled to Dundee today to attend #cmako2018 hosted by @chrismarr101… Continue Reading CMA Kick-Off 2018: Brilliant Tips For A Rewarding Year