WordPress Portfolio theme: fix for “Nothing Found” + search box on home page

I experienced a bug recently with the Portfolio theme for WordPress, which I use on my Gingerling Design website. The bug was possibly triggered by the installation of the Gutenberg beta plugin. Usually on my Home Page shows a series of images generated from Blog posts, but one day it started showing a search box…Continue reading WordPress Portfolio theme: fix for “Nothing Found” + search box on home page

How to select your language in the ThyKingdomCome app

Hi! Welcome to my quick guide on how to you select your native/preferred language in the ThyKingdomCome app. I’ve been working with the ThyKingdomCome team for the past few months doing video subtitling, there a really great bunch and it’s a wonderful project! For this guide I’m using the Android version, however the process for…Continue reading How to select your language in the ThyKingdomCome app

GDPR: you are allowed to maintain a blacklist, suppression list or stoplist. You are also allowed to freak out and panic.

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.

Quickly removing date/time stamps from a text file using find and replace (Gedit, Fedora)

I have been writing a lot recently about little obstacles I have come across while helping the Church of England move content from their old sites to their new ones. Making a list of all the content to be moved is often the first job, but many of the older/proprietary platforms don’t have the ability…Continue reading Quickly removing date/time stamps from a text file using find and replace (Gedit, Fedora)

Removing every other line, or every nth line, from a list using LibreOffice Calc

This is particularly useful when working with lists copied and pasted from withing software (like WordPress or Drupal). Perhaps you are making a list of blogs you have written or you want to check the order of a menu: often when you copy this data you get spare bits of html such as button names…Continue reading Removing every other line, or every nth line, from a list using LibreOffice Calc

Allow your contributors to upload a profile picture to WordPress without using Gravatar

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