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Online security: Generating and using passwords with password managers

This week there was a big leak of millions of email address – some with passwords. So I’ve made a 7 minute video that’s really worth watching explaining why you should use a password manager to generate and remember passwords, and how doing so is not just more secure but is actually more convenient as well.

If you want to try a password manager, check out 1Password (my favourite) or LastPass (others are available).

User Management

I’m often asked to add, remove or change users on my clients’ WordPress sites. But it’s actually really easy to do this yourself. This video explains why you would use multiple user accounts and talks you through adding a new user in WordPress. We also look at deleting and editing users, and re-visit the password reset process.

What’s new in WordPress 4.8

WordPress 4.8 contains lots of “behind the scenes” stuff that you probably won’t notice.  But these changes will make your website editing easier, either now or in the future. However, on the surface there’s not so much to see.  This “what’s new” video is only three minutes and shows you just two main new features.  Enjoy!

What’s new in WordPress 4.7

OK, WordPress 4.7 isn’t new now, but it’s been a while since I did a screencast, but I’m way overdue an overview of what’s new in WordPress version 4.7. So here it is.

What’s new in WordPress 4.6

This is a short overview of what’s new in WordPress version 4.6.  There’s not much, but hopefully a few helpful tips and pointers to help you through the new release.

WordPress 4.5 update

This is a short video giving an overview of the main changes for users in WordPress 4.5.

 

WordPress Loops and Queries – A guide for developers

This video is a screencast for WordPress developers describing the different types of WordPress loops and queries:

  • WP_Query
  • query_posts
  • get_posts

I outline the different uses, show code examples, explain the pros and cons and so on.

 

Confession: this was a bit of an excuse to try out some recording kit and to try doing a more in-depth screencast tutorial. It’s a bit long and rambling (despite editing) and far from perfect, but isn’t so bad for a first go at this kind of thing. Do let me know what you think!

WordPress version 4.4 update and overview of embedding

A quick update on what’s new for users in WordPress version 4.4. To be honest, the answer is “not much”, but it’s an excuse to look at the “oEmbed” feature of WordPress.

Setup Week: Customizer Part 2

After the last Press Up’s whizz through the customizer, today we take a more leisurely and in-depth look at its features and give some more tips.

Setup Week: Customiser Part 1

After a bit of a break we take a whistle-stop tour of the theme customizer. The customizer lets you change theme options with a live preview, and even preview new themes!

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