Blog: Dan Brady

GDPR and how it affects your business

First, a disclaimer: Please note that we are not lawyers, and this is not legal advice The ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) is the European Union’s new data privacy law. The European Union is changing the way it regulates data protection in the wake of large-scale cyber attacks and data loss incidents. Coming into effect in May 2018, GDPR will supersede the existing UK Data Protection Act 1998, building upon and strengthening current rules. GDPR has some potentially far-reaching consequences

Enqueue Fontawesome in WordPress, without a plugin

Fontawesome for icons is … awesome.  The easiest way to use it is their CDN. It’s one less thing to serve from your hosting and, as it’s widely used, your site visitors may already have it cached in their browser (evidence here). In WordPress, to use the fontawesome CDN without using a plugin, and to use the best practice enqueue method, add this to your (child) theme’s functions.php   add_action( ‘wp_enqueue_scripts’, ‘prefix_enqueue_awesome’ ); /** * Register and load font awesome

Fixing WooCommerce 2.2.x upgrade errors

We’ve noticed a few minor but annoying problems emerging from recent WooCommerce 2.2.x upgrades. These relate to settings not persisting after upgrades. So, in the spirit of sharing with the community (and hopefully saving others some time!), here’s a few problems and their fixes: (Note: these issues may only affect older WooCommerce sites which may have originally been built using WC v1.6.x) Checkout not recognising the contact details WooCommerce has probably changed the default shipping address setting to ‘default to

WordPress tip: Rename “Posts” to “News”

Sometimes with WordPress websites the term ‘Posts’ isn’t ideal. For example, you might prefer the name ‘News’. Here’s how to rename “Posts” to “News”, and use “News article” as the label where appropriate, eg for single articles. Copy the code below to your functions.php file: /* Rename “Posts” to “News” And use “News article” as the label where appropriate, eg for single articles Source: */ add_action( ‘admin_menu’, ‘consil_change_post_menu_label’ ); add_action( ‘init’, ‘consil_change_post_object_label’ ); function consil_change_post_menu_label() {         global

How to resize and crop an image in WordPress

WordPress has a very handy in-built image editor. Here’s a quick screencast showing how to resize an image and crop it to exact dimensions. It’s all pretty easy, the only counter-intuitive thing is that the crop icon is selected by default – clicking that icon makes the crop occur so you do that when you’re happy with the size and crop settings. There’s no audio.

Thank you Mrs BeeBakes!

Christmas has come early! Look what the wonderful Helen Bowman (aka Mrs BeeBakes) brought us today: Hand-made, delicious and they look amazing! We’d heard she made great cakes, but seeing – and tasting – is believing. Thank you Mrs BeeBakes! ps naturally, they’ve all gone already – but you can get your own from Mrs BeeBakes