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?
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 text for images. This… 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
There are times in the life of a WordPress site when doing a content export and import is necessary. In this post I’ll look at: When you would need to export and import content. What content you can export and import. What tools, plugins and services you can use. What issues you might run into,… Continue Reading How To Export And Import Content On Your WordPress Site
I was asked to give a short talk on blogging on Tuesday evening at the WordPress Glasgow meetup. Amongst the things I talked about was tools and plugins that I find useful for blogging. One tool I’ve been using since May this year is Missinglettr for blog promotion. January 2018 update: Missinglettr is currently on… Continue Reading Missinglettr: Easily Drive Traffic To Your Blog Posts
Do you run a large WordPress blog? You will probably have split your content into different categories. Perhaps you have your category list in a sidebar or in a dropdown menu. When a visitor views each category page they’ll normally see a list of the posts in that category, with the newest at the top.… Continue Reading How To Add Custom Content To WordPress Category Archives
I attended a special networking event earlier this week at the Holiday Inn Edinburgh West. Staff from Guide Dogs Scotland were there to raise awareness and funds. The highlight of the morning was a talk from two of the staff, Linda and Leigh. Guide Dogs Scotland’s work Linda told us some facts and figures about… Continue Reading How Leigh’s Life Was Enriched By A Guide Dog
It’s been three months since I last looked at the WordPress Gutenberg editor, so I thought it was time to revisit. The last version I tried was version 0.4. It’s moved on quite a bit since then. We’re now on to version 1.4. What’s new in Gutenberg? Here are some of the changes I’ve noticed… Continue Reading The Evolution Of Gutenberg – Has It Improved?
Should you hire a freelance web designer or agency? The question is nearly as old as the web itself. Most businesses can only take on so many employees to handle common business tasks such as accounting, admin and sales. But what happens when you need a website and find that your staff can’t help? You… Continue Reading Web Design: Should You Hire A Freelancer Or Agency?