Taking Screenshots on Windows 10

Taking a screenshot of the display on a computer can be a great way to convey the configuration settings or an error message. Preparing the article Install IIS on Windows 10 I was interested in taking screenshots of my progress through the various screens. I looked at using the pnt […]

Where does UpdraftPlus save its Backups?

Where does UpdraftPlus save the backup files, if none of the multitude of cloud storage offerings is used? Not wishing to use an external storage location, such as Google Drive, Dropbox or Microsoft OneDrive. I configured UpdraftPlus to save the file locally, within the website space. The question is “Where […]

Remove the Dotted Line Around a Clicked Link

When I click on a link a dotted line appears around it. As an example, the image below is taken from some recent development work. It shows a menu in white on a dark background. Here I have clicked on the link to the contact us page. The white, dotted […]

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Install IIS on Windows 10

For testing and development it’s convenient to install IIS on a Windows computer. In this case Windows 10. IIS is installed through the Windows features control panel. To access the Windows features, begin by opening the control panel by right clicking on the Windows logo. From the control panel home […]

Adding a New Product to a WooCommerce shop/catalogue

1. Introduction WooCommerce is a highly customisable shop/cataloguing plug-in.  Details on usage are provided directly via the following references https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/managing-products/ https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/variable-product/ https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/related-products-up-sells-and-cross-sells/ https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/linking-a-project-to-a-product/ The text below is an overview which may be helpful, however if in doubt, refer to the official WooCommerce documentation Having logged into your WooCommerce enabled WordPress […]

Website Error 406 Not Acceptable

I like to run WordPress websites showing their URL as friendly URLs. The permalink setting of Post name (http://www.example.com/sample-post/) is selected for this. However, on a new WordPress website after clicking on Save changes I was getting a screen showing a 406 not acceptable error. I investigated making this setting […]

WooCommerce Sort by Custom Field

Modify the WooCommerce catelogue ordering to sort using your own custom field. Rather than taking the products by alphabetical order, or whatever, I wanted to be able to fine tune the ordering and be more specific. I chose to add a custom field to the WooCommerce shop products. This would […]

Why add ALT Text to an Image?

Adding ALT text to a website image is good for SEO, but is that all? The image alt text is the short phrase that pops up when you hover over an image. The alt text can also be shown when the image fails to load or download. The alt text […]