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London Accountant

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  • Member Since: January 9th, 2012
  • London, UK
  • goringeaccountants.co.uk
  • CTO at Goringe Accountants
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Bio/Description

CTO at a London Accountancy firm.

Previously at Sage < Oracle < Siebel < edocs.

Interests

Tech, supercars, tennis

WordPress Origin Story

Wanted to add a blog to my website and settled on WordPress (being the best and all). So installed wordpress and customized the theme to look like the rest of the website – learning HTML, CSS, PHP, and SEO as I went.

6 months later I wanted to migrate the whole site to WordPress. So I started with a paid theme called Polyon and created all new pages in that that matched the old content. I also created my first child theme and heavily customized the CSS. 3 years later and I changed the site template again, this time to Avada. A month or so migrating (had to re-write all content as all new shortcodes and base css) and the new site is up and running.

I did a quick blog on the history of the site, which can be seen [here]

I simply love WordPress, and can never recommend it enough to friends and colleagues…

  • Posted a reply to "500 error when accessing wp-login.php after 4.0 upgrade", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Would you mind pointing me towards the exact steps needed to "php5-hash needs to be…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "WP4.0 auto-upgrade downloading wrong file?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hmmm, just downloaded both files manually and the only difference is no wp-content directory ie.…

    1 week ago

  • Created a topic, WP4.0 auto-upgrade downloading wrong file?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

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  • Created a topic, Snippet preview - URL displayed incorrectly, on the site WordPress Support Forums

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  • Created a topic, Banned IPs still accessing site (semalt)?!, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Accountancy Website - too busy?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Spent today reinventing the company logo. Wanted something that says "we do a personalized service"…

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Banning users by IP and .htaccess doesn't work because the rule are lowercase", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Banned users is still not working for me either. I have 217.23.7.144 (semalt) getting through…

    4 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Banning users by IP and .htaccess doesn't work because the rule are lowercase", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Any progress on this bug? I have semalt ip blocking added but they are still…

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, Great, but could do with ability to add more fields, like description, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to block semalt.com from visiting your WordPress website...", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    What's weird is the registered sub domains (81. 20. Etc) all seems to resolve back…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to block semalt.com from visiting your WordPress website...", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Spoke too soon Got a WordPress Jetpack stats report saying I was visited by 81.semalt.com…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to block semalt.com from visiting your WordPress website...", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    There's no way I would contact them from the stories I have heard. You are…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Accountancy Website - too busy?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I have zero control over how the AddThis code is implemented. All that is called…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Accountancy Website - too busy?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    If something is not clear for users, then I want to know about it -…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Banning users by IP and .htaccess doesn't work because the rule are lowercase", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I suppose it depends if your apache web server is case sensitive. There are ways…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to block semalt.com from visiting your WordPress website...", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    IP addresses may be endless - they have now switched attack to via a 57…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Accountancy Website - too busy?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi Ross Many thanks for your feedback. But they all work fine for me and…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Accountancy Website - too busy?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Reading up more on Panda - I want to swop out as many stock photos…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Accountancy Website - too busy?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi Ross - how do you mean social is not connected? Do you mean the…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Accountancy Website - too busy?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    After watching: http://moz.com/blog/panda-optimization-whiteboard-friday I decided to reduce the size of my header, to push more…

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, Request: Additional types (not just posts or pages), on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Thumbnail Sizing No Longer Works", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Try installing and running the plugin: Regenerate Thumbnails

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to block semalt.com from visiting your WordPress website...", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I believe it is common to every website out there, semalt are targeting sites with…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Accountancy Website - too busy?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Great, I can go and get some dinner now! :) Thanks again for all the…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Accountancy Website - too busy?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Better?

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Accountancy Website - too busy?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Done, does look less dizzying now... Thanks for all the suggestions - all of them…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Accountancy Website - too busy?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Not a fan of Ken Burns - I will see what I can do. Check…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Accountancy Website - too busy?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Compacted!! Please let me know if this is better? http://goringeaccountants.co.uk/

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Accountancy Website - too busy?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks for the feedback - much appreciated. Thinking about having the best of both worlds…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Accountancy Website - too busy?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Yes, I am with you there - I have been wanting to simplify the home…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to send a link to a file on my site", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    By the way, did you consider gabrielcastillo's approach? Or did you want to have a…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to send a link to a file on my site", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi Michael - yes - /home/public_html/mysitename/downloads I assume you have directory listings off on your…

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, x50+ emails for each lockout notification, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to send a link to a file on my site", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi Michael I can't give you a definitive answer, but I personally tend to create…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "links in POST ONLY are white and can't be seen! Help", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    This is essential for anyone playing with their css files too: http://cms.about.com/od/cms-basics/a/Get-The-Inspect-Element-Tool-For-Your-Browser.htm I use to…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "links in POST ONLY are white and can't be seen! Help", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi there. Happy to have a look at this for you; but can you edit…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to block semalt.com from visiting your WordPress website...", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I added in the recommended code to my htaccess file and the hits disappeared for…

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Really good except for "oldest to latest" sort bug, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Maintenance mode plugin that works with iThemes security, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Plugin not working with iThemes Security", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I had this too. Same as you Diego, to disable maintenance mode I had to…

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Love the Lego theme, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Great for stopping autosave versions piling up!, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Accountancy Website - too busy?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks John. Most of those I took the photos myself though, so not really stock!…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "[Theme Woodwork WP] Changing the picture", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Simple: http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes ...takes 5 mins to set up

    2 months ago

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  • Posted a reply to "Increase over all font size of the customizr theme", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    More to consider when changing the body text-size for responsive designs... http://filamentgroup.com/lab/how-we-learned-to-leave-body-font-size-alone.html

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Increase over all font size of the customizr theme", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    From w3school... Font Size The font-size property sets the size of the text. Being able…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Please Help with Image Thumbnails Sizing. Featured Image", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Ok from a generic wordpress (ie. not theme related) point of view, I would start…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Please Help with Image Thumbnails Sizing. Featured Image", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    @Wonders41 - Looks fine to me in both IE and Chrome. So I am unsure…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Please Help with Image Thumbnails Sizing. Featured Image", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Yup, Mike is spot on - you need to learn some basic web development skills…

    2 months ago