Tag: blogging

July 4, 2020
July 3, 2020
June 27, 2020
June 23, 2020
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 that I automatically delete anything that mentions SEO.

May 29, 2020
May 28, 2020
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 through the same cycle myself several times; where I post about stuff I want to keep on my blog – almost like a diary, I guess – while trivial stuff I post to Facebook, along with occasional links on Facebook to something I have written here. But because the Facebook posts get far more reaction from people than my posts here – even the Facebook posts pointing back to here – I get sucked in and gradually start posting everything over there.

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 – most install simply and easily, and are then configured as if part of the core Wordpress package.

Here are some of the plugins that I find useful.

June 18, 2015
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 a good move? Big mistake; and yes, I should have backed up, but normally a Theme upgrade is a trivial and reversable thing. Not this time.