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

Tools & Tips, Troubleshooting, WordPress

Fun and Games with Mixed Content and SSL Errors

Thanks to Google everyone is now familiar with the secure site padlock in the browser address bar. It's pretty easy to setup thanks to some great tools like Let's Encrypt (that generates free SSL certificates) and (for WordPress) plugins Really Simple SSL. But it's not always plain sailing! Sometimes, despite using these tools you get… Continue reading Fun and Games with Mixed Content and SSL Errors

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Tools & Tips

Your Website and GDPR: Privacy Policy and Consent Copy

In my previous post, Are You GDPR Ready?, I suggested seven steps you should take to get ready for GDPR. In this post I'll address numbers two and three:How to Publish a Privacy Policy on your site to gain your user's consent and Implement an Opt-In policy. Publish Your Privacy Policy Step 1:  Write Your Privacy Policy Yes,… Continue reading Your Website and GDPR: Privacy Policy and Consent Copy

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Tools & Tips, Websites

Using Icons in Websites and Documents

If you're building a website or working on a document and you want to use some icons, where do you find them? A well-placed and well-designed icon can really give your site and files a professional look and feel. There are many places to find them but you can quickly search Bootstrap, Font Awesome and… Continue reading Using Icons in Websites and Documents

A diagram of the QWERTY keyboard lowercase characters
Productivity Tools, Tools & Tips

Typing French Accented Characters on a QWERTY Keyboard

QWERTY or AZERTY? If you're using a computer designed for the English-speaking market, be that US, International or English-English, it  can be a challenge to type French accented characters. In systems set up for French speakers, its far simpler because they have a AZERTY keyboard, which gives quick access to the characters and symbols that… Continue reading Typing French Accented Characters on a QWERTY Keyboard