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How to Easily Translate your Word and PDF Documents using Google Translate

Google Translate has it's good and bad points: as translation tools go it's not perfect but it is very convenient. One of the little-known features of Google Translate is that, in addition to translating web pages or blocks of text, it can also be used to translate your text and PDF documents. To translate your… Continue reading How to Easily Translate your Word and PDF Documents using Google Translate

Websites, WordPress

Update a WordPress Website Step-by-Step

Following on from the post about what's involved in maintaining your WordPress website, this post shows you how to identify any updates that are needed and then work through them. The most important step, before doing anything (and there is a step in the procedure below to ensure you don't forget!) is to make sure… Continue reading Update a WordPress Website Step-by-Step

Reviews

Create captivating and engaging email footers: a review of Scribe

I was recently asked by a client to set up a some email signature templates that would work alongside her newly launched website and related branding. Great idea! As a consequence I researched a bunch of tools that enable this and I ended up signing up to Scribe so I could test it before recommending… Continue reading Create captivating and engaging email footers: a review of Scribe

Troubleshooting, WordPress

Fixing Your Site after Installing an SSL Certificate on WordPress

Sometimes, after adding installing an SSL certificate or migrating a site from one platform to another, it doesn't behave as expected. There are several fixes for this so, if your site isn't functioning properly after applying an SSL certificate, read on. Generally the issues are caused by problems with your page links; that is, links… Continue reading Fixing Your Site after Installing an SSL Certificate on WordPress

Troubleshooting, WordPress

How to Remove then Update your WordPress Theme

Generally, things go smoothly when you update your WordPress theme, but sometimes they don't. When this happens the way to fix it is often to completely delete the old theme and then reinstall it using the theme files direct from the developer. This post walks you through this process step-by-step. There are several ways to… Continue reading How to Remove then Update your WordPress Theme

Websites, WordPress

How to Maintain your WordPress Website

You've finished your WordPress website (or your webdev has handed it over to you) so now you can get on with writing and sharing your blog posts and updating the content now and again and that's it, right? Unfortunately, as with all your tech, a WordPress website is just like any other and regular maintenance… Continue reading How to Maintain your WordPress Website

Tools & Tips, Computer Maintenance, Tutorials

Spring Clean Your System Series: Introduction

Spring is in the air - at last! With the increasing light, we naturally start to clear out all those dusty corners and give our homes and gardens a good tidy up, ready for the year ahead. But what about your technology? If, like me, you use your computer for work and also have a… Continue reading Spring Clean Your System Series: Introduction

Productivity Tools, Tools & Tips, Websites

SEO Tools: From Yoast to SEO Press

Since I first started working with WordPress I've been using the Yoast plugin for my SEO. It's a great tool. I've been happy with it and have been happily recommending it to clients. But lately there's been chatter in some groups where WordPress pros and others discuss their SEO tools of choice, and I've been… Continue reading SEO Tools: From Yoast to SEO Press