Nivo Slider is a WordPress plugin used to control slideshows on WordPress Pages and posts. (Assuming the plugin is installed) you can find the Nivo Slider control panel in the main WordPress Dashboard under Nivo Slider. It is possible to add any number of sliders to a site, but it is recommended to stick to 1 […]
Last Sunday a man from Austria strapped himself to a weather balloon, floated up 128 100 feet, then jumped. 9 minutes later he floated gently to the ground, landed on his feet and shattered four world records. The man is Felix Baumgartner, the event was the Red Bull Stratos Journey to the edge of space, […]
In his book The $100 startup, Chris Guillebeau shows readers how to launch an ‘Instant Consulting Business’. The basic idea is that you can plan and launch a small consulting business in a day. There is no “consulting school” or degree. You can start a new business as a consultant in about one day, if […]
Last week Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg made a formal apology for completely messing up the UK University fee issue. The apology was recorded on video and posted on social media channel YouTube. On any other day, this would have seemed like business as usual for a politician. “I made a mistake, I want to […]
Yesterday I had a chance to attend The Digital Barn in Barnsley. As events in my neck of the woods go, this is probably the closest and being help on a Saturday really works for me (pretty sure my wife disagrees). This year The Digital Barn was a 2 track event, which meant I had […]
Since 2008 I have offered white label WordPress design & development services. This means I’ll build your website without ever speaking to your client, asking for any credit, talking about the project on Twitter or highlighting the cool functionality we built in case studies. A lot of freelancers and design agencies like the idea of […]
If there’s one thing I hate, it’s people bragging about their broadband speed on Twitter, because mine has always been laughable. Until now. The UK’s phone company (BT) have taken it upon themselves to finally install fibre optic cabling in the booming metropolis of Thirsk, which means I can now connect to an FTP server […]
People of the Internet, you are mad! So far this year I’ve worked on dozens of existing WordPress sites that have no form of data or file backup AT ALL. None, not even automatic hosting backups. Now, if you’ve ever lost a Word document (who hasn’t?), think about how devastating it would be to lose your […]
Over the past few days I’ve been tweaking my website to update the design. Part of the process included adding a site search box, something I haven’t bothered with before. This is nice, but it also presented a problem because some of my pages are for my eyes only. So rather than write a custom […]
If you’re a regular visitor to this blog you deserve a medal. Not only isn’t it updated very often, but the content I do update it with is mundane at best.
It wasn’t always like this. In the early days of blogging I published tutorials, reviews and general WordPress stuff at least once a week. This type of ‘trust blogging’ didn’t bring me much in the way of traffic but it did give prospective clients an insight to the way I work, leading to a steady number of sales leads.
And then Twitter came along
Granted, Twitter had been in the background for a year or 2 already, but it wasn’t until I went into freelancing full-time (and had nobody to talk to) that Twitter became my main outlet for publishing. Compared to blogging, Twitter appears to have 2 really cool benefits: Read More