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Talking openly about what it means to be dyslexic

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Blog, Customer Spotlight | 0 comments

Talking openly about what it means to be dyslexic

This video entitled ‘The Unusual Suspects’ is a 30 minute video made by dyslexic members of staff who talk openly about what it means to be dyslexic and how it has affected them at work and at home. It has been made to increase awareness of Dyslexia and marks the start of the Positive About Disability campaign by West Midlands Fire Service to raise awareness of disability among its staff. The video has already been endorsed by the Department of Work and Pensions and the British Dyslexia Association. It was great to work on this project with Aaron and the cast from West Midlands Fire Service. The project was filmed in a studio and edited over four...

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A fresh new look for Dash

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Customer Spotlight, Feature | 0 comments

A fresh new look for Dash

This week sees the launch of the new look web design for DASH – a disability led charity working with arts and cultural organisations and individuals regionally and nationally. This collaboration between two Birmingham design agencies lead to some inspiring creative ideas. Vivid provided the slick design & Stunn the all important CSS and backend coding. Read More about...

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Why WordPress makes for a great content management system

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Blog, Editorial | 0 comments

Why WordPress makes for a great content management system

WordPress as been around since 2001 and is a well established content management system (CMS) in the web community. Its simple to install and as a great number of professionals writing and developing plugins to enhance its capabilities. Its all these factors which make for a stable, secure and highly customisable platform. Support WordPress themes play a key role in its success. With many to choose from you’ll never get board of the possibilities.  We can help design or customise a theme for your business add professional plugins to maximise user interaction. It also supports video streaming and multi-lingual user interface and offers great web standards and a easy user experience. WordPress links Google’s mobile friendly algorithm rewards responsive sites How social media can benefit small business Why WordPress makes for a great content management system How to password protect your WordPress site How to disable comments on your WordPress site How to add comments to your WordPress posts Removing the URL field from the WordPress comments form How to Import a Microsoft Word Document into WordPress...

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How to password protect your WordPress site

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Blog, Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

How to password protect your WordPress site

Security is always a big issue when you have an online presence. WordPress is no exception. Along with a good backup routine and maintaining a healthy plugin directory you always want to make sure your WordPress site as a strong username & Password. When WordPress is first installed a ‘Admin’ user account is created by default. Its a good idea to delete this user account and create a new account with a strong username and password. Don’t be complacent, attacks can happen The longer the password. The more difficult it will be to crack. This should be a combination of characters and contain upper-case letters, numbers and keyboard characters. What makes a bad password Because attacks to sites are becomming more common its worth taking some precautions Don’t use only letters or just numbers Don’t use family names, children, girlfriends/boyfriends or pets Don’t use phone numbers, Social Security numbers or birthdays Don’t use the same word as your log-in, or any variations Don’t use any word that can be found in dictionaries, including foreign words. WordPress 3.8 + Since the introduction of WordPress 3.8 the standard password generator as undergone a face lift. The all new  “password strength detector” forces you to create a strong password. This is always a good starting point and a great way to increase site security. WordPress links Google’s mobile friendly algorithm rewards responsive sites How social media can benefit small business Why WordPress makes for a great content management system How to password protect your WordPress site How to disable comments on your WordPress site How to add comments to your WordPress posts Removing the URL field from the WordPress comments form How to Import a Microsoft Word Document into WordPress...

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How to disable comments on your WordPress site

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Blog, Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

How to disable comments on your WordPress site

You may wish to disable comments globally on your WordPress website for security reason. Perhaps if you’re posting sensitive material and don’t always require users to leave feedback. 1. Login to your WordPress website and navigate to the Dashboard 2. Choose ‘settings / discussion’ in the menu 3. Uncheck the box that reads ‘Allow people to post comments on new articles’ Unchecking the box will not effect previously saved posts and settings. WordPress links Google’s mobile friendly algorithm rewards responsive sites How social media can benefit small business Why WordPress makes for a great content management system How to password protect your WordPress site How to disable comments on your WordPress site How to add comments to your WordPress posts Removing the URL field from the WordPress comments form How to Import a Microsoft Word Document into WordPress...

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