People ask me this question all the time: 'Can I use the free version of WordPress.com to build a small business website?' The simple answer is 'Yes, you can'. WordPress.com is easy to set up (as part of the Starter training course it takes about 10 minutes) and offers over 340 themes (layouts) for your … Continue reading Can small businesses use WordPress.com to build their website?
As part of our WordPress Advanced Course we cover how to embed Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube videos to a blog post or page. One of our students last Saturday embedded this video; I really like it, it's hilarious and relevant to us in Ireland with our upcoming referendum next month on 'Same sex marriage'. Enjoy … Continue reading Add YouTube videos to your WordPress site
Our next WordPress.com Starter and WordPress.com Advanced Courses are confirmed. Both courses will be held at SureSkills in Dublin 2. The Starter Course on Tuesday March 6th, and the Advanced Course on Tuesday March 27th, 2012. There is also an early bird discount for booking before February 29th - please email me if you have … Continue reading WordPress.com Starter and Advanced Courses in Dublin in March 2012
We have had quite a few enquiries in the last few weeks about training outside of Dublin, more specifically in Cork and in general in the Munster area. We plan all our courses by demand, and so far Dublin as a location has been suitable for everyone. Also we have SureSkills available as a fantastic … Continue reading WordPress Courses in the south of Ireland – Cork & Kerry
We still have regular discussions about whether you can use the WordPress.com plattform to build your website and/or blog, or if you are better to go for the self-hosted version WordPress.org. You have to make sure that you don't violate WordPress' terms and conditions, so I thought I would share with you what WordPress says … Continue reading What kind of website can I use WordPress.com for?
This was just one of our topics in last week's workshop 'LinkThink - Connect & Develop' in Dublin. Quite a few people said they find LinkedIn a bit confusing and difficult to navigate. Most people were already a member of our LinkedIn group after clicking the link on my website to sign up. However, the … Continue reading How to find groups in LinkedIn and bookmark them as favourites
Last Tuesday we had another WordPress Starter Course at SureSkills in Dublin and we thought we'd just have five participants. We started at 10am and then went for our well deserved break at 12pm. We were just getting a cup of coffee and dived into the chocolate, when suddenly a very friendly and happy Jack … Continue reading A new course participant – our WordPress dog
The official annual WordPress Conference with the overall message: WordPress is huge, getting huger. The team is kicking ass. Great things are to come. They really care about experience and performance at every step of the way - as Chris Coyier put it nicely. http://s0.videopress.com/player.swf?v=1.03
WordPress is fantastic for building your personal or commercial website, and it's great that you can update almost everything yourself - but sometimes it can be a little tricky and time consuming to figure things out which don't work as they should. Even though many time they are very small problems, they can be very … Continue reading How to add more photos to a post – cursor seems invisible and is jumping around
Just a little more information regarding our free workshop 'LinkThink - Connect & Develop' on Tuesday August 30th at 10am in the Grand Canal Hotel, Dublin 4. As a topic for this month's workshop I would like to suggest 'How to make my site more search engine friendly - how do people find me on … Continue reading WordPress Workshop ‘how do people find my site in Google?’
First of all, thank you very much for all your replies and suggestions. They were very helpful and I will keep them in mind for future workshops and meetups. Our next free workshop 'LinkThink - Connect & Develop' in July is confirmed. This time we have opted for the Grand Canal Hotel in Dublin 4 … Continue reading Our next free workshop ‘LinkThink – Connect & Develop’ in July
A friend of mine, Roland Gröpmair, was involved in creating an iPhone app for Special Olympics Ireland - a great cause and we would like to help to spread the word. Please support them by downloading it for free from the app store. You can read the full press release 'Special Olympics Ireland launch iPhone … Continue reading Special Olympics Ireland launch iPhone App for 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games