I've been using Ubuntu version 13.04 for a week now. I installed it on an old HP laptop that was running Windows XP. With Windows installed, the laptop was incredibly slow so upgrading to Windows 8 wasn't an option. How easy is it to install Ubuntu? There are various choices when installing Ubuntu … [Read more...] about Upgrading to Windows 8? There’s a better solution
For a few years I've worked with NGOs (inclusive of charities and non-profits) in setting up WordPress Websites and implementing fundraising forms. A while back I setup a dedicated service to make getting an online donation form simple for Non Government Organisations. From this grew an associated … [Read more...] about Using WordPress for your Charity?
I've started to use the Ubuntu Linux distribution (Operating System). How Apple and Microsoft are going to compete in the future with the likes of Ubuntu is an absolute mystery. I last used a desktop version of Linux a few years back (it may have been openSUSE). The ease of use of Ubuntu now and a … [Read more...] about Yes. Ubuntu beats your Apple
WooThemes make some beautiful and well coded WordPress commercial Themes. Unfortunately there are sometimes little elements that need changing and it isn't always simple to make the changes. One of these frustrations is removing the Comments Off text that appears in the Post meta (next to the … [Read more...] about WooThemes – remove 'Comments Off'
My regular readers will know that I'm a bit of a Font Awesome icon font fan. I just love how simple they are to use and the speed with which they load (much faster than using images for icons due to fewer HTTP requests, CSS having a smaller filesize than images and so on). Best of all is that Font … [Read more...] about How to animate Font Awesome icons using CSS
If you display a Twitter feed in a widget or Page or Post on your WordPress Website you may be getting errors displaying the Tweets. Errors range from just not showing Tweets to Error fetching Twitter RSS feed, This does not appear to be a valid RSS or Atom feed, A feed could not be found at … [Read more...] about Why your WordPress Twitter feed is broken
I recently covered how to copy and compress (ZIP) multiple files and folders and add a timestamp to the ZIP filename. All this was done using a batch file in Microsoft Windows8 (however the instructions should work fine for older versions of Windows). Using BAT (batch) files are awesome as the files … [Read more...] about How to delete files older than x days using a BAT file
Time to go old school. In this tutorial I'll demonstrate how to use a batch file in Windows 8 to backup your chosen files and folders. Microsoft Windows8 comes with an inbuilt backup type application called File History but, called me old fashioned, but I just love the simplicity and accuracy of a … [Read more...] about Backup files and folders in Windows 8
A while back I blogged how I was testing out the Google PageSpeed service. I'll blog at a later stage in more detail about what's good and not so good about PageSpeed as well as whether I recommend CloudFlare or Google PageSpeed. I will mention here that the Google PageSpeed service works … [Read more...] about Speeding up charity WordPress Websites