Head-desk-head-desk…..

Do we ask too much of people who write tutorials? I have a common problem, I’m not that bright most of the time. Most people aren’t. Most people don’t have to be because we can all Google things and that’s as bright as we need to be in the modern age and I’m mostly OK […]

What do you mean it’s too big?

Sometimes you want to upload a file, an image maybe, a zip file, a video that’s not hosted on Youtube or Vimeo and you suddenly find you’ve hit a wall. It’s too big. Your default file size says something like 2MB and you know it’s going to be useless forever. Nevermind, it’s OK. Create a […]

FTP – Or how to put baby in the corner.

FTP, or File Transfer Protocol is the method used to get a file from your computer on your desk to the file server that your website is hosted on. To do this you need two things:

An FTP account with your hosting providor.
An FTP program.

The FTP account will come as part of your hosting account with your service providor. You’ll be given an address something like ftp.yourdomain.com and a username and password to access it. This will give you access to the directories on the server where your website files are stored.

#BuiltInOldham

Oldham used to make a lot of things. We were at one time famous as a global leader in cotton manufacture, there were mills everywhere, and the whole town still shows it’s roots as the industrial powerhouse it once was. We were the home of the tubular bandage, the process was invented right here. Parts for some of the first ever computers were made in this town. The British aerospace industry was a major player in the towns economy. We did engineering on a massive scale and we were damn good at it too.
It would be wrong to say that things haven’t changed over the years.

How to do stuff in WordPress when you don’t know how to do stuff in WordPress.

It’s a common thing. Many people want to set up a website of their own for a blog or a small business and can’t afford to hire a freelancer or agency to do it for them, so they read up a bit and ask around their friends and land with WordPress.

It’s fair enough, it powers (currently) [25% of all new sites on the internet][1], including this one, and 30% of ALL online eCommerce sites run WooCommerce on WordPress. And as the BBC would point out, other eCommerce systems are available. Which means that WordPress powers MORE than 30% of all the eCommerce sites online. Shopping is a long way from blogging.

Vintage Boffin HQ

It’s taken a while but Vintage Boffin HQ is ready. Which basically means I did up my office so I can work again. We had a few plumbing issues over the summer and my home office was ruined. Damp everywhere, needed totally redecorating, basically a mess. I’ve done not one stitch of work that didn’t […]

So… this happened.

Installed #analytics and accidentally deleted my entire #WordPress. What am I going to analyse now? — Rhys Thomas (@bingojackson) February 26, 2015 Now I admit I was in the process of rebuilding, fixing and generally messing around with my site but still, carelessness costs. Anyway, an hour or so later I’m back but the whole […]