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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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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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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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Subheadings – Style guide

Subheadings: Suggested guidelines It’s important that subheadings are consistent so that the website is easy on the eye (and brain!). Important! Subheadings must describe the contents of the section below Use specific descriptive words to accurately describe the content of the paragraph or section beneath – not general words that could be about anything . […]

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FastStone batch photo resizer

FastStone Photo Resizer is a free tool for resizing optimising and watermarking images in batches – all in one quick and easy process. These instructions offer suggestions for sizes and settings that will usually work on most websites for full size images taken from your camera. These options & settings will be retained for next […]

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How to add images to a WordPress website

Adding images – quick check list: Optimise your image for the web & save in a folder on your computer – keep the folder open Go to the page you want Click near where you want the image Click ‘Add Media‘ -> ‘Upload files‘ (unless already in the library – click on the photo) Drag & drop […]

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Naming images

There are several places to add image names: File name Alt tag/Alternative text Image Title Captions and text Describe your images clearly in all related text for 2 very good reasons: Anyone who cannot see the image (either because they are visually impaired and use a screen reader – or because of some limitation with […]

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