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How to add comments to your WordPress posts

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Blog, Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on How to add comments to your WordPress posts

How to add comments to your WordPress posts

By default your designer or administrator may have disabled the comments on your WordPress website. To activate the comments on selected posts follow the simple instructions below: 1. Login to your WordPress website and navigate to your Dashboard 2. Click on the ‘All Posts’ link 3. Locate the post you wish to add comments 4. Click the ‘Quick edit’ link under the post entry 5. Tick the box ‘Allow comments’ When you click update the comments should be available on your website. 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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Removing the URL field from the WordPress comments form

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in Blog, Tips & Tricks | 6 comments

Removing the URL field from the WordPress comments form

WordPress started as just a blogging platform in 2003 and is now used as a content management system to host millions of websites around the world. By default WordPress allows the user to leave a web address when they post a comment. It’s this web address many spammers use to create inbound links to their websites. By adding a few lines of code this can be prevented. Login to the WordPress dashboard Choose appearance > Editor Open functions.php and paste the code below at the end of the file. function remove_comment_fields($fields) { unset($fields['url']); return $fields; } add_filter('comment_form_default_fields','remove_comment_fields'); Now the Url field won’t be displayed (see below) 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...

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Revitalise Branding

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Feature | Comments Off on Revitalise Branding

Revitalise Branding

Revitalise Branding & Label Design Revitalise Supplements are a family business based in Birmingham. They are passionate about health, and the benefits vitamins and minerals can bring to a daily diet. They are keen to support the local economy,  in addition a reduced carbon footprint is achieved by manufacturing in the UK. Revitalise were searching for a local business who they could work with closely to produce a range of labels. Vivid had good connections and understood the printed process. Revitalise required a classic logo and label design, something that would stand out on the shelves at local shops. We had many meetings with the client and chose an Autumn feel as we felt the colours reflected the business.   Read...

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Grestone Academy

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Blog, Customer Spotlight | Comments Off on Grestone Academy

Grestone Academy

Grestone Academy School is based in Handsworth Birmingham. The academy is committed to learning and developing children’s abilities to the highest possible standard. Grestone Academy were searching for a local business to build and host their website. Vivid have great links with the local community and understand how the web could be used to bring awareness to the school. From the initial meeting Vivid recognised that the website would need to reflect the schools great potential and meet the following criteria: Allow staff to add content through a online content management system Provide current news and information to parents Display children’s great work through a dedicated gallery section Allow parents to sign up for the Academy newsletter Distribute site content through social media Include a resource section to display games and useful SATs revision sites. Read...

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How to Import a Microsoft Word Document into WordPress

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in Tips & Tricks | 2 comments

How to Import a Microsoft Word Document into WordPress

So you have a Microsoft Word document with text and images embedded and you wish to migrate into WordPress. To make things simple. WordPress have included the WordPress Icon seen on the WordPress menu bar below. In the following videos, I’ll show you how to format your Microsoft Word document and paste them into WordPress. Part One Part Two Finally you’ll need to add your photos back into the post using the WordPress image uploader. Be aware that your Word document may not migrate perfectly. For example, if you’ve defined heading 2 in Word to be Times 24pt blue,  then when you bring it into WordPress it will appear the same as you’re <h2> tag defined in your CSS. 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...

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x5 fantastic illustrations by Chris Smith

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Blog, Editorial | 12 comments

x5 fantastic illustrations by Chris Smith

Chris Smith is a Digital illustration artist from Croydon, London. Below you can view some of his most recent illustrations which have earned him commissions with agencies all over the world. Chris uses a range of digital software programs to enhance his work. If you are an illustrator or aspiring painter then I would encourage you to check out his work at the following addresses: Chris’s Flickr page...

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How social media can benefit small business

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in Blog, Editorial | 6 comments

How social media can benefit small business

What is social media? Social media has been around for a few years now. Facebook launched in 2004 and Twitter soon followed in 2006. There are many variations on these two themes but all follow a similar format. They’re very easy to setup, manage and customise with your company branding. Sometimes referred to as Micro Blogs they can help communicate with your clients and drive more traffic to your website. Most are free and provide a powerful way to display interactive media on your website without the expense of hosting all these services yourself. There are lots of Micro Blogs to choose from. Here are few popular ones that offer good support: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Youtube, Vimeo, Flickr and Digg   Why should my business invest the time? Most small companies shy away from social media, believing they simply don’t have the time to use them. If you meet a...

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How to get Copyright Permission to use a song on YouTube‬

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Blog, Tips & Tricks | 2 comments

How to get Copyright Permission to use a song on YouTube‬

‪Sometimes a client will ask for a well-known song to be included in their work, often to be viewed worldwide and appear on Youtube. In order to play recorded music in public, legal permission is needed from the copyright holders. A music licence gives you this permission. I knew from previous experience that obtaining a music license for a small DVD run could be obtained through PPluk.com. Applying for a track to be used on Youtube would be a more complicated process. I started by searching Youtube for any golden nuggets of information which might point me in the right direction. Here I found a useful video uploaded http://www.youtube.com/user/Uryens108 The clip pointed me to a number of sites which contain the four main publishers. By doing a simple search in the licensing section and choosing the SYNC licensing option you can obtain the publisher. You’re looking for the publisher...

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M21 – Live Art Event From Medieval to 21st Century

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Blog, Customer Spotlight | Comments Off on M21 – Live Art Event From Medieval to 21st Century

M21 – Live Art Event From Medieval to 21st Century

The M21 Live Art Event on 5th and 6th May 2012 brought together disability arts organisations, disabled and deaf artists, producers and mainstream organisations to celebrate the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Held in the historic town of Much Wenlock, Shropshire, famous for being one of the birthplaces of the modern olympics, performances were held in the street, surrounding area and, within the Priory Hall. Renowned artists such as Tanya Raabe, Alan McLean, Simon McKeown, Sean Burn, Noëmi Lakmaier, Ann Whitehurst and the Disabled Avant-Garde explored (to name a few) climate change, country living and historic practices. Vivid designed the website for M21 and was delighted to be invited to the event. DASH (Disability Arts in Shropshire) the project organisers had gone to great lengths to make the day special. The artists exhibiting at the event recorded the day by posting their work on the M21 website. The...

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