Im a big WordPress fan. I use it for everything, recommend it to everyone and I make my living from it. I’ve got a list of cool things I’d like to see WordPress implement / fix but that’s another post.
Today however; I am going to take a swipe at WordPress’ new default theme TwentySeventeen. It’s horrid. I have absolutely no idea how WordPress (a power house) haven’t managed to produce a decent default theme since TwentyEleven.
Whilst I personally support artistic expression – all art is beautiful, this particular theme was designed by an individual that works at WordPress. Im not sure if there were too many requests from the community and the end result is the best she could have done design wise based on these requests or if this is her artistic direction, but it’s almost as though TwentySeventeen is lagging by three years in design. Read More
Title says it all folks. Another clever way to get you to vote for Trump (at the time) and another way it seems; around Google’s spam filters (sarcasm detected). This little tricky bugger managed to sneak its way in and give inspiration to a whole new… Read more
It’s been a while since I wrote here. It’s been a crazy two years for me with massive personal changes and challenges as a consequence. Whilst this post might come across a little cryptic in the sense that I don’t want to go into exact… Read more
Another day and another somebody referring to an Alexa rank for one of my sites. Now this is a question that really gets me all warm and fuzzy inside (stopped getting irritated a long time ago). If you have a blog / site or recently… Read more
Jetpack WordPress visitor stats getting stuck, showing higher than normal visitor to views ratios. Not sure if this has happened to you, or again; happens to my sites only. This is the stats on WordPress (on Jetpack- view enchanted stats on wordpress.com). Two examples: … Read more
As I’m sitting here writing this, grin on my face and all; top right of my Google Chome browser I see the red stop sign with the white hand on it. AdBlock. This is my personal blog, PaperHedge. It’s blocking my own ads. To be… Read more
If you are an artist or designer, it is possible you too hate your previous work. This is especially true with me and any of my previous work regardless of whether or not clients or other users rave about it; I still cannot bear it.… Read more
This is the second time we have received an email from clients with instructions to please sort this ASAP. The below email (most are similiar) has probably caught many webmasters off guard as it seems very innocent at first but tricks you into buying domains… Read more
It all started when interviewing a new SEO intern. I was asked to do the final interview, and for those of you who know me, I am not a big fan of “SEO optimisation”. You usually loose me when I get told that someone will… Read more
Have you recently i.e. in the past year or so; tried to upload a Facebook cover image only to find that the quality looks like a dog’s breakfast? Welcome to the club. I always managed to figure it out but forget the work around so… Read more