A minimalist approach

[Updated July 27: Today I reverted to the Genesis Framework and the eleven40 Pro child theme. Concise reasoning in today’s post about the change.] Today I re-booted this website. It has a new look and feel, quite a bit different to what went before it. And the domain on which the blog has run since 2006 is also now home to the separate business website I’ve had for some years. So everything you want to know about me is housed under

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A fix for Windows Live Writer to ‘see’ a WordPress theme

I’ve used the Windows Live Writer content creation and publishing tool for blog posts and pages from Microsoft since it first appeared in beta form in the mid-00s. In my experience, it is the best offline blog editor for Windows bar none. It’s not perfect, mind you, with probably the biggest frustration being that of configuration with a theme on your blog, often manifesting itself  when you change the theme from one to another. When WLW doesn’t recognize your theme,

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Introducing the new NevilleHobson.com

Today, the new NevilleHobson.com makes its appearance – version 4.0 of this site I started writing in 2006. Not wanting to make a huge deal out of what, essentially, is the installation of a new WordPress theme – like a new wardrobe – I’ve given the site a new look and and a better feel with the News theme from StudioPress running on the Genesis Framework. If you’re reading this on the blog itself, the design is what you now

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Trust is key to avoiding a bad WordPress theme

A red flag waving is how I saw Siobhan Ambrose’s post a few days ago on why you should never search for free WordPress themes in Google or anywhere else. What Ambrose presents in her post is the result of some credible and compelling research she carried out into what could be going on behind the scenes and unknown to you in the WordPress theme you might be running on your blog if you obtained that theme as a result

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Upgrades to WordPress and the Thesis theme

A new version of WordPress was released last week and I’ve upgraded this blog to that version, 2.8.5. As always, I followed my 6 tips to upgrading WordPress to ensure a smooth and trouble-free upgrade. The WordPress developers say that 2.8.5 is a hardening release as it tightens up on some security areas. As with all such security-related releases, you ought to upgrade if you run WordPress. If you’re a regular visitor here, you might notice some differences in how

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