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WordPress 5.4

Now with some new blocks, new colour gradients, and you can even embed TikTok (what ever that is) One thing I like is the Drop Cap capability to get with the WordPress paragraph blocks. Within your content block check the “Drop cap” option and you get this kind of paragraph. Probably not the best thing […]

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They have a LOT of pasta

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Build a website advice

I’ve been doing a lot of scrolling through Reddit lately. Most of it has been looking for funny/entertaining clips of people doing silly things but I’m also trying to help out on the /web channels. Someone had posted that they wanted to build a site but didn’t want to pay monthly hosting. They had some […]

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How to configure Matomo Analytics with WordPress

This is a step by step article on how to get started with Matomo analytics on WordPress. This guide is literally being written as I go through each step, while lying in bed on a Thursday night after finishing off a newsletter. It started with me wondering if my recent return to writing on this […]

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Getting started with Notion

I’ve started using Notion for all kinds of things in my personal and work life. This includes Draft blog post ideas and publishing schedule Collect and tag links for RWD Weekly Maintain my life to-do list Keep my resume up-to-date and linked against job applications Plan presentations, containing all reference material Writing technical specifications for […]

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Is JetPack for WordPress worth it?

While I was waiting for my coffee the other morning I received an email from WordPress containing my monthly bill for JetPack. The JetPack instance was for this site and was a very modest $3.50, about the same price as the flat white coffee I was waiting for at Ole Steen. So, is it worth […]

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Best thing about Google Chrome

Offline mode is the best thing about Google Chrome. For everything else I use Firefox. If you’re not using Firefox I highly recommend it. It will go a long way to protecting your privacy online and stopping all the snooping that is done online. That combined with it being faster (for me at least) means […]

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Darwin Day

Happy Darwin Day! Today we celebrate the anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, possibly the world’s most famous biologist. I’m on the side of evolution rather than the creationist side of the coin, although truth be told you can have a bit of both if you really wanted to. Take a look at what Sir David […]

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Automatic srcset in WordPress

One of the best things that WordPress did for the web was to roll out an automatic responsive images solution along with their out of the box installation and implementation of WordPress. Below is an image which contains a lot of text, which from an accessibility point of view is terrible, but sometimes we need […]

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AMP Stories

This week I’ve turned to the darkside a little and I’ve been looking at the potential of using AMP Stories. I know right. While I have my own opinions about the direction that Google is trying to take the web with AMP I can not ignore the commercial benefits that it can provide clients by […]