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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…

  • Created a topic, Specify image dimensions, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Sharing icon colors", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Awesome thank you Jeremy I added this so the email and print icons were still…

    3 weeks ago

  • Created a topic, Sharing icon colors, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Jetpack 3.4 breaks site", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I tried rolling back to prior version, but when i now try to reconnect it…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Jetpack 3.4 breaks site", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    me too

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, New version breaks WP Admin, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, W3TC + CloudFlare = Twice as quick, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "can I change permalink structure withour losing traffic or SERP", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    How did you get on with this?

    6 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "WordPress didn't redirect www to non-www", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Good to know, thanks Will.

    6 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "x50+ emails for each lockout notification", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Fixed with latest versions of iThemes Security. Many thanks for helping!! :)

    6 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Banned IPs still accessing site (semalt)?!", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Closing this thread as this one tracks the issue better: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/blocking-semalt?replies=14

    6 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Blocking semalt", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Same IP address (217.23.8.124) now resolves as buttons-for-website.com Tried repeating the above method but for…

    6 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Open Graph meta error", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Sadly this is still occurring even with the latest version :(

    6 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Snippet preview - URL displayed incorrectly", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Yup fixed :)

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Blocking semalt", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Yup - looking good this end also!

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Blocking semalt", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    fingers cross tomorrow will have no more semalt... thanks again

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Blocking semalt", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks - message cross-over! OK so it looks like we are doing the same now…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Blocking semalt", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Ok so now I have: # END iThemes Security # Abuse HTTP Referrer Blocking RewriteEngine…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Blocking semalt", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    So like this yes: RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ZyBorg [NC] # Abuse HTTP Referrer Blocking RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER}…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Blocking semalt", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks, I'll give that a try and report back!

    8 months ago

  • Created a topic, Blocking semalt, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "wordpress You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Might be worth renaming your plugins directory - to deactivate all of them - then…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "wordpress You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I cant log in either using /wp-admin/ appended to the end. I see that you…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "wordpress You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Have you tried a different browser (IE/Chrome/Safari/Firefox) just to rule out some hard to remove…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Need a plugin for accountants website", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Looks like a iframe portal to me with the tools delivered from a remote site.…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "WordPress didn't redirect www to non-www", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Good stuff! News to me on the auto redirect. How/where do you set what you…

    8 months ago

  • Created a topic, Like the look and feel, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    8 months ago

  • Created a topic, Great stuff thanks!, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Can I add an author who is not a user?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    As far as I am aware the author can only be a wordpress registered user.…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "can I change permalink structure withour losing traffic or SERP", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    You need 301 redirects. I am not sure if 'Redirection' plugin will automatically do this…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Permalinks", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Under: Settings > Reading > Post Page Do you have a blank static blog page…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Remove "My WordPress Site"", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Settings > General > Site Title

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "WordPress didn't redirect www to non-www", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I had to manually add this to my .htaccess file to achieve such redirects, never…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Show Popular Posts - Best way to do it?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    If you install Jetpack plugin then that has a most popular posts and pages widget…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "url rewrite not working after changing site url", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    First thing I would do is regenerate all permalinks by selecting 'default', then save changes,…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "wordpress You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I typically get that when a page I am trying to access no longer exists.…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to move a page to archive", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Per my understanding... Posts are 'archived' into date buckets (month and year). They aren't moved…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "wordpress migration", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Start by installing Yoasts SEO plugin and that does 90% of the SEO for you.…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Simple question about changing page URLs and redirects", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Perhaps you are running a Redirection plugin? WordPress by default does not set up 301…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "500 error when accessing wp-login.php after 4.0 upgrade", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Nevermind - I believe this was platform related as it didn't affect my live server…

    8 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Snippet preview - URL displayed incorrectly", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I'm sure I read in the release notes way back when that this was fixed…

    8 months ago

  • 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…

    9 months 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.…

    9 months ago

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

    9 months ago

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

    9 months ago

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

    9 months 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"…

    9 months 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…

    9 months 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…

    9 months ago

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

    10 months ago