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London Accountant

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

    4 hours ago

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

    4 hours 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…

    5 hours 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…

    5 hours 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/

    5 hours 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…

    7 hours 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…

    8 hours 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…

    15 hours 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…

    16 hours ago

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

    3 days 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…

    4 days 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…

    4 days 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…

    4 days 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…

    4 days ago

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

    4 days ago

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

    4 days 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…

    4 days ago

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

    4 days ago

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

    4 days 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!…

    4 days 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

    5 days ago

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    5 days ago

  • 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

    5 days 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…

    5 days 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…

    5 days 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…

    5 days 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…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "[Theme Woodwork WP] Changing the picture", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    It's a whole background for the header according to the source code. http://www.free-wordpress-theme.net/preview/wp-content/themes/woodwork_wp/images/header.jpg is the…

    5 days ago

  • Replied to an idea, Have a editor tab for 'HTML'

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  • Replied to an idea, Have a editor tab for 'HTML'

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  • Replied to an idea, Have a editor tab for 'HTML'

    5 days ago

  • Replied to an idea, Have a editor tab for 'HTML'

    5 days ago

  • Created a topic, Good but does indeed have bugs, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    5 days ago

  • Created a topic, Essential but requires some playing with, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 days ago

  • Created a topic, Saved my bacon, thanks!, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 days ago

  • Created a topic, Very useful for troubleshooting memory issues, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 days ago

  • Created a topic, Great plugin but struggle with css conflicts, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 days ago

  • Created a topic, Absolutely Essential, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 days ago

  • Created a topic, SO useful for recent pages/posts, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 days ago

  • Created a topic, Should be part of core WP!, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 days ago

  • Created a topic, Great for automatically interconnecting relevant posts, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Accountancy Website - too busy?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi Andrew. Good thought! Fortunately the business targets small to medium companies - none of…

    6 days ago

  • Created a topic, Does exactly what it says on the tin, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 days ago

  • Created a topic, Super handy when changing themes!!, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 days ago

  • Created a topic, Accountancy Website - too busy?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Google chrome error when redirecting http://www to http://", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I do this in .htaccess file direct: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> Options +FollowSymLinks Options -Indexes RewriteEngine On…

    6 days ago

  • Created a topic, Works great but still use .htaccess also, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 days ago

  • Created a topic, Tough to say for sure but longtail queries have increased, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 days ago

  • Created a topic, Essential for any WP site, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 days ago

  • Created a topic, Good, but have to be careful!, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 days ago