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Speeding up WordPress

How to make your WordPress site fast? It won’t come as a surprise to know that almost half of our visitors expect a webpage to load in under 2 seconds. If a site fails to get the information to us fast, we disregard it and go foraging for a more tech savvy site that presents […]

WordCamp Birmingham 2015

Two Days of Events for WordPress Developers This weekend, we attended WordCamp Birmingham, a gathering of WordPress professionals; developers, designers and publishers in the UK got together to code, discuss, workshop, lecture and celebrate all things WordPress. Held at The Studio on Cannon Street, this was our second decent on a WordCamp and it was […]

The basics of Blogging

Take control of your online blog. Bitesized points to make Blogging work for your business. The output of consistent content increases interest and conversations with our audience. The percentage of unused blogs is massive at over 90%. This is due to the fact that we are all too busy to spend time talking about our […]

Ever needed to show a link to the latest post dynamically in the text editor in WordPress? Shortcodes are great little tools and easy to create, firstly you need to load up your themes functions page and add the following code. [sourcecode] function my_recent_posts_shortcode(){ $args=array( ‘post_type’=>’post’, ‘category_name’=>’news’, ‘max_num_pages’=>20, ‘posts_per_page’=>1 ); $wp_query = null; $wp_query = […]

Sometime when editing your custom WordPress theme you may want to list the latest posts and highlight the post when your on that post / page. This can be done by firstly setting up your CSS to style a link how you want it when its current [sourcecode language=”css”]#latest-news h2 a.current{ color:black;}[/sourcecode] Next you need […]

What is RSS?

Really Simple Syndication with a Really Simple Explaination Forget about manually bookmarking pages of sites and wasting time sifting through page upon page of favourites you’ve saved on your browser, because technology is on our side to make our lives even easier as always. Really Simple Syndication (AKA RSS) is technology that keeps web users […]

WordPress is a great Content Management and Blog solution for a web development platform when used correctly. Wordpress can give you a great code platform and foundation for a CMS and Blog functionality, but of course you can tweak WordPress to your own specific needs and add a few nice little features to your custom […]