May 29, 2020

Switching my Wordpress theme to SemPress recently, I didn’t realise it lacked a search function. The previous theme did and it was handy to have as I have trouble remembering when I wrote something. So a bit of fiddling to do with the website this weekend.

May 25, 2020

Changed our business email hosting provider over the weekend. A fairly straightforward process other than changing the MX records. Used the live chat support to find out what they need to be changed to. It took nearly an hour for them to do it. Maybe there was a genuine reason for why it took so long but anyway. Got it sorted eventually. And the new system is a lot easier to manage. Read more

March 29, 2020

As an IndieWeb newbie I am very much still getting to grips with many aspects of applying the principles to my Wordpress blog. I had been struggling with how to implement reply-contexts until I came across this article by Chris Aldrich where he explains very clearly how to use the Post Kinds plugin. I hadn’t discovered the Response Properties box available in the post editor up until this point, but now I have I can show neat looking links, excerpts and author details for anything that I am replying to or commenting on. Read more

March 12, 2020

NetNewsWire - never used any previous iterations of it before. Loaded it onto my phone this week. Clean and simple interface. Fast loading. Easy to use. Easily beats any other RSS readers I’ve used. On my home screen.

February 26, 2020

Having moved my blog to Wordpress, the first task

Having moved my blog to Wordpress, the first task was to choose an IndieWeb-friendly theme. Over at IndieWeb.org there is advice aplenty on what themes work well - I won’t pretend to understand it all yet. I have used Autonomie by Matthias Pfefferle. I like it’s minimalist look - no doubt some tinkering will occur. The second task was to find a way to easily post to the blog without involving the ghastly Wordpress app. Read more

February 24, 2020

For the past few months my blog has been hosted on Micro.blog. I really like the frictionless nature of using it. I mentioned this in a post in which I also said that I was done with Wordpress. So why have I been fiddling around with a self-hosted Wordpress site for my blog for the last week? Firstly, when I said I was done with Wordpress I was referring to Wordpress. Read more

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