Tag: blogging

July 4, 2020

If you are using a free theme with your WordPress blog, you may find yourself stuck with a colour scheme, formatting etc. Here is how to break out of that in fairly easy way. I’m going to use Firefox, because that is the browser I…

July 3, 2020
June 27, 2020

And so my websites have moved again, although it is five years since I last went through this.

I am amused by what I typed then…

June 23, 2020

I’m about to move my domains to a new server, and I couldn’t help notice that 3 of them are shifting a large amount of data, which I couldn’t explain.

June 17, 2020

There is not a week go by that I don’t get email via my website from some charlatan wanting to boost my website’s listing on Google. Even with spammer detection in place, they still manage to get through. It has now got to the point…

May 29, 2020
May 28, 2020

When I set up this blog, I wanted to put in a simple check on people commenting, to prevent spam. It worked for a while, but different plugins have broken over the years.

March 29, 2020

I’ve kept a personal blog for a long time, although I haven’t been posting to it much recently. That’s my bad. The problem is Social Media sites like Facebook, and how they seem to have become the universal way to connect with friends. I’ve been…

March 23, 2018

But one of the things I will be using the time for is working on the update on my board game forum site, Posh Games.

This is long overdue. Official support for the version I am on ended in 2009, although I’ve managed to keep it going and secure. I have made 2 attempts, over the years, to upgrade, both vexed by the new version lacking features that are central to my website – mainly a fully integrated calendar/scheduler, allowing you to attach dates to specific topics (so people can schedule a game session, then discuss who is coming and what games to bring).

February 27, 2016

WordPress plugins are additional bits of software that can be installed to work with WordPress. There are many kinds of plugins – some change radically how WordPress behaves, others simply add or expand functionality. You don’t need to be a programmer to use plugins –…

June 18, 2015

When I was lured to Facebook, I fully intended to use it for trivial stuff and general comment, while keeping both this, my personal blog, and Food Adventure, my food blog, going. Not for the first time, I’ve found myself using FB to the exclusion…

April 19, 2013

Just wasted a couple of hours putting my foodadventure.org.uk site right. I had been playing with facebook like icons, and noticed that the WordPress Theme I use had an update. I really like Magazine Basic, so I thought going from 2.7.9 to 3.0.0 must be…