I have recently been working with a UK charity called National Estate Churches Network (NECN). I’ve been helping them rebuild their digital presence after a string of issues, both technical and otherwise, caused them to lose their domain name, website and email addresses. As a knock-on effect they had also lost access to their twitter…Continue reading Twitter account access when you lost access to your email
In May the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force (and no, brexit won’t get us out of it – still no benefit to brexit. Sorry.) In my view this is shaping up be a complicated piece of law for small businesses to follow, both intellectually and technically. Worryingly, I’ve not heard much…Continue reading GDPR: you are allowed to maintain a blacklist, suppression list or stoplist. You are also allowed to freak out and panic.
There are lots of benefits to contributors uploading a profile picture (also known as an Avatar) to your WordPress site: it makes it clearer who is writing each blog, it helps the writer feel part of your site, it makes your site more personable and friendly which helps your readers to engage more. WordPress, by…Continue reading Allow your contributors to upload a profile picture to WordPress without using Gravatar
This blog contains a discussion of website models for Open Source projects with Software as a Service (SAAS) element, and uses four real projects as examples.
Notes from fosdem 2015 relevant to digital community managers.
I will be attending fosdem for the first time in a few days, and have been working hard figuring out all the best talks for Community Managers to go to. Here is a lowdown to save you the effort! Where there are conflicting events, the one I personally will attend is in black and the…Continue reading The Unofficial Community Managers Guide to FOSDEM 2015