Fonts

One of my favorite WordPress themes is Enfold theme, you can change your theme fonts in your General Styling settings.  Although it’s a little tricky to see what the fonts look like unless you update your theme.  This Google Fonts link will help!

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Facebook News Feed standout

Facebook news feeds for business – It’s what my mum taught me.

Have a read of this PDF by Hubspot which explains everything you need to know about Facebook’s News Feed and how it impacts your business and your content strategy. Read more

Sidebar custom menu active state

I have a client that needs to have a custom sidebar menu, with sub menu’s that show an active state if you are on that page. The challenge is they want to use the default wordpress custom menu’s so I needed to c

Here is a screen shot of what the sidebar menu looks like. Read more

Update to WordPress 3.5.2 in Progress

For those hosting with Florence Road we’ve updated most of the sites to WordPress 3. 5.2 over the weekend.  As part of our managed WordPress hosting service this is executed as part of your hosting package.

The official line from WordPress is that this update fixes a number of important security loopholes.  See below.

This is the second maintenance release of 3.5, fixing 12 bugsThis is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. The WordPress security team resolved seven security issues, and this release also contains some additional security hardening.

The security fixes included:

  • Blocking server-side request forgery attacks, which could potentially enable an attacker to gain access to a site.
  • Disallow contributors from improperly publishing posts, reported by Konstantin Kovshenin, or reassigning the post’s authorship, reported by Luke Bryan.
  • An update to the SWFUpload external library to fix cross-site scripting vulnerabilities. Reported by mala and Szymon Gruszecki. (Developers: More on SWFUpload here.)
  • Prevention of a denial of service attack, affecting sites using password-protected posts.
  • An update to an external TinyMCE library to fix a cross-site scripting vulnerability. Reported by Wan Ikram.
  • Multiple fixes for cross-site scripting. Reported by Andrea Santese and Rodrigo.
  • Avoid disclosing a full file path when a upload fails. Reported by Jakub Galczyk.

We appreciated responsible disclosure of these issues directly to our security team. For more information on the changes, see the release notes or consult the list of changes.

Learn WordPress – Training Melbourne

We’ve had numerous requests in recent weeks to extend our online WordPress training, to live WordPress training sessions in Melbourne.   Read more

Facebook tabs don’t work on a mobile – here’s a fix

Facebook tabs don’t work on a mobile.  This is a known issue, but by adding some parameters to the URL  you can force the Facebook iframe tab to load as though it’s in desktop mode. Read more

bitly

Track any URL with a bit.ly – realtime analytics wow

I used bit.ly a long time ago to track my internal newsletter sends, but it’s been a while since I’ve had the need to use bit.ly as Google Analytics, Mailchimp and Facebook have typically been enough data for me.  Recently, I was helping out on a Facebook Page custom tab, and one of their requirements is how many clicks they get on each of the links.  Enter Bit.ly.

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Twitter Analysis – Sentiment Split on Schwab sacking

I read with interest this morning the article by Caroline Wilson suggesting that Melbourne CEO Cameron Schwab was sacked because the club supporters were divided about his role within the club.   I wondered how Melbourne Football Club came to this conclusion.  Was it old fashioned letters, phone calls, emails and text messages, or did they utilise the power of social media to determine his popularity? Read more

Hootsuite

Manage Multiple Social Media Accounts with Hootsuite – The Basics

In this video I cover how you can use Hootsuite to manage multiple social media accounts, which will save you heaps of time!  Hootsuite is free for the basic accounts.  I’ll show you how quickly you can sign up, and connect your accounts.

SEO Explained – What are backlinks?

SEO is a mysterious beast, and in an effort to simplify the key elements of SEO we’ll be posting a series of posts on the basics of organic search.  We don’t pretend to be SEO experts, so these posts are a combination of our experience, research and common sense.   Let’s start with backlinks, what they are, and whether you should employee a backlink strategy to improve your rank. Read more