Arrgh! This one has been driving me nuts. Flickr has switched over to its new presentation layout and in the process ignored hundreds of pleas to ensure the previous picture sharing functionality was kept, particularly the facility for embedding Flickr slideshows in websites and blog posts. More
I’ve been relying on Google Drive to handle my cloud-based file storage for several years. Recently I switched all my files over to Dropbox. This is why. More
If you use Picasa, the desktop based photograph management and uploading application from Google, you need to be aware that Picasa can lose images and folders from time to time. If you notice your pictures going missing in Picasa, first off, Don’t Panic! More
Here are six applications that I can’t live without. These programs can improve your workflow and team working. The best bit is that I’ve only included products that are available with a ‘no cost’ option. More
Here’s another great plugin that’ll help keep your WordPress site secure, and it blocks the majority of spam comments too. More
Facebook have updated their Data Use Policy and inevitably, once again, there are several new “Facebook you can’t distribute my information” posts and emails doing the rounds. It’s been said before, and I’m sure in a few months’ time it’ll have to be said again:
Facebook is a commercial concern, not a public service. If you play in Facebook’s backyard, Facebook gets to set the rules, not you, and In order to play in their backyard you have to agree to their rules of the game.
If you have a standalone WordPress installation, I recommend adding the Brute Protect plugin. Brute Protect is designed to reduce the chance of your WordPress site falling victim of a ‘Brute Force Attack‘. This is where a nefarious computer system (a malicious bot) continually tries to break into your WordPress account. More
I wanted a different look for my Flickr cover image and created this film-strip Flickr cover image template for the job. Included are links to Photoshop, jpg and png files you can use to create your own film strips. More
It pays to read your suppliers’ notices and check the details of any contract changes. All Amazon Affiliate Account Operating Agreements with Missouri residents will be terminated on August 28. More
The Word Press Theme Twenty thirteen arrived rather late to the New Year’s party. Eight months late in August to be precise. The 2014 WordPress theme – Twenty fourteen is planned to be released along with WordPress version 3.8 in early December this year. The decision to base Twenty Fourteen on an existing premium theme – Further, should go a long way towards ensuring that the deadline is met.
It is easy to add a link to a video, but, if you do your site’s visitors will end up leaving your site to see the video and they may not return. It is much better to show the video in your WordPress post or page by embedding it.
Update: Timing is everything! With the release of WordPress 3.6 Video (and audio) embedding is now built-in. So you’ll only need to follow the steps below if you’ve not updated to WordPress 3.6. Read about the WordPress 3.6 update here. More