Get started with Social Media

A quick guide to setting up your first social media page: Get ready: What are you going to share? Essentials: Photos – you will need a large – wide – header image and a small profile image; More quality photos for sharing. Your logo and the link to your website – if you have these. Who […]

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Does your business need Social Media?

What’s all the fuss about? Will my page go viral? Or is it all just a waste of my time? An introduction to help you decide. Reasons to start using social media for your organisation: If you already use it personally; you enjoy interacting with clients; you want to get known about; you have something to […]

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Social Media maintenance

Here’s a very quick maintenance checklist for social media essentials: Weekly: set up your scheduled posts. Allow some room for spontaneity, by not scheduling the maximum number. If you are short of time, post less. Posts – Make it shareable & add a photo (use Pablo ) + a link if at all possible. Schedule […]

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How to add slides

Here’s a nice example of a slider: (Used in Canvas – WordPress Woo Themes.) The slides give an instant feel for the lovely location while allowing room for essential information for newcomers below. How to create slides: You will need about 4 or 5 photos that can be cropped to a narrow rectangle. Optimise your photos: […]

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How to customize your Twitter photos

How to change your Header & Profile photos on Twitter: Sign in to twitter.com. Go to your profile Click the Edit profile button and you’ll be able to edit your account’s: Header photo (recommended dimensions are 1500×500 pixels – but Twitter tends to crop the image, so 1500×600 seems to work better as it allows a bit more room […]

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How to add Variable products to the shop

To add a variable product to a WooCommerce shop: Select Variable product, and then you need to determine the Attributes which will vary: Attributes: Choose your attributes from the drop down list: e.g. Colour; Motif; Size Avoid using Custom Product Attribute – as this will only apply to the current product. If possible, use existing […]

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Image editing with Irfanview

Editing photos for a WordPress website using Irfanview Why do I need to edit my images? Irfanview is deservedly popular image editing software that enables you to easily crop, resize, add text or a watermark to your image, and optimise the file size for the web. And it’s free*! Download and install Irfanview for free* from: Irfanview […]

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How to add a simple product to a WooCommerce shop

Instructions for adding products to a WooCommerce shop built using the WordPress Canvas theme. You will need: Product name – see Choosing the best product names. Product description – short version and (optional) long version. Photos – optimised to 570 px square (recommended) and under 100kb (under 50kb would be even better). Add photos to the Media […]

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