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WOW Update – New Theme and Key Tools

New Theme - Tools and Changes

Hey it’s been a while since I have posted. I’m still here but if you are a past visitor you will have noticed that I recently updated my WordPress theme and WOW has had a bit of a major overhaul, bootstrap style. It took me a good few months to complete the design and make it as bug-free as possible but as I now work part-time in a school and being a widowed single mother time is very precious.

WordPress Database Cleaning Plugins Round-up

WordPress Resources

Cleaning your WordPress database might not be top of your agenda.  Whenever you have published a post or page, trashed a comment or simply haven’t even thought about it, there is likely to be left-over useless data. Over time that data builds up clogging up your database which can affect the performance. You can off course go into your database and clear things up manually which may be exhaustive for the average user or you could make use of a cleaning plugin.  Here is my round-up of WordPress cleaners to keep your WP database in tip-top shape.

WOW Weekly – Are LogMeIn at it Again, Surely Not?

Password Cartoon - LogMeIn Acquires LastPass

Welcome to this week’s edition of WOW weekly, featuring LogMeIn, Apple, the number 7 and a Microsoft trade-in! This particular edition should be renamed to fortnightly as last week I devoted time to having a good clear out (home wise) and spending time with my children during the first week of their school holidays. I also managed to upgrade to El Capitan which was well worth the upgrade! Sadly I’ve given up trying to install Windows 10 on my aging 5-year-old laptop.

Import/Export Brackets Themes and Extensions

Brackets Tutorial

If you have, or want, brackets installed on multiple operating systems (OS) then it could be rather cumbersome having to manually install all your favourite extensions. Enter Brackets-ExtensionsBulkInstall a handy brackets extension which enables the bulk installation of extensions and themes on other platforms. In the following tutorial I will be exporting from a Mac to a Linux machine

Top 20 Brackets Extensions You Should Use

Brackets Extensions

As a big fan of open source software I was quite excited when Brackets, a code editor, founded by Adobe, was initially released in November 2014. Released for Mac, Windows and Linux and is guided by a community of fans, that are willing to improve and build upon it. Since it’s release I have tested many extensions but here are some of my favourites, for a bonus I’ll throw in the ones that will make Brackets more visually appealing. Star

LogMeIn Axes Free Version of Their Remote Desktop Software

Remote Desktop

Giant’s LogMeIn have recently axed their free remote desktop software and offered users a subscription only offer. No doubt LogMeIn is very useful and popular for business owners but by axing their free version they are bound to lose a lot of customers that won’t want to upgrade to the subscription based service especially if you only need to fix one or two computers several times a year.

Top Time Saving WordPress Plugins

Top Time Saving WordPress Plugins

Navigating the WordPress plugin directory to find the right plugin can be difficult. Some people may think that there is too much choice where as some will think there is not enough. Over the past couple of weeks I have tested some top time saving WordPress plugins from just under the 28,000 plugins that are on offer from the WordPress plugins directory to save you time, boost your productivity and possibly make your blog even better.

Converseen – Image Conversion Tool For Linux and Windows

Image Conversion

Converseen is a all-in-one batch image conversion, compressing and resizing tool that is available for both Linux (Source and PPA) and Windows. Like many web designers having to process images to make them suitable for the web you may have to use a variety of different tools, I have used Shrink-O-Matic to batch resize my images, GIMP and it’s save for web plugin to compress individual images and also Trimage batch image processor. Having to use 2 or more tools to convert, compress and resize images can be very time consuming so having a tool to do all of those jobs for you will be extremely productive.