New Themify.me Slideshow Addon

New Themify.me Slideshow Addon

Just a short post about a new WordPress Addon from Themify.me that I really like – the new Slideshow addon.  See example in features image…

I’ve been a member of Themify.me for some years now and use their Theme’s and Addon’s in a number of the WordPress web sites I have developed.  I was attracted to join Themify.me because I liked the variety and ‘freshness’ of their WordPress stuff.

It was ‘cost effective’ to join and have access to all the content, rather than (initially) buy just the few things I needed for some of my early sites, and the Themify team have been updating their content and adding new content ever since and I always find something of interest and value in their releases.

The new Slideshow addon is just the latest example and, fo me, stands out as one of the best slideshow addons I have seen amonst the plethora out there in the WordPress-blog-o-sphere.

I’m going to update one of my sites to include the new addon soon as a ‘weekend project’, watch this space 🙂

Evernote ‘templates’

Evernote ‘templates’

I have been an Evernote user for a number of years and just love the ability to be able to:

  • make notes on any of my devices – Mac, iPhone, iPad
  • store them in the Evernote cloud
  • access them wherever and share them with whoever I want
  • tag them for easy search and discovery

Recently an email popped into my inbox with a link to a blog on ‘Evernote templates’ and I decided to check them out and see how I might be able to use them in my ‘work’ (and play) with Evernote.

The blog gives a good overview of the concept and has links to ‘template’ resources created by Evernote and other people.

While not exactly ‘templates’ (more like a re-usable Evernote document) the ideas presented in the blog are very interesting and I have already started to use some of the sample templates provided.

If, like me, you already use Evernote, check out the ideas in the blog.  They gave me some additional ideas for saving time and effort using Evernote and I’m already on the way to creating some of my own ‘templates’ for common Evernote notes, tasks, etc.

Helping others: Finding good affordable web site hosting for small WordPress sites

Helping others: Finding good affordable web site hosting for small WordPress sites

The title of this Blog sounds like the holy grail for us WordPress site owners doesn’t it? If you don’t think so, then thank your lucky stars because you have probably never experienced the problems I have been wrestling with over the past few months… and I hope you never will! 🙂 Continue reading “Helping others: Finding good affordable web site hosting for small WordPress sites”

Helping others: does Google say your web site is unsafe?

Helping others: does Google say your web site is unsafe?

Xmas is the time for giving, ho ho ho 🙂 and this year I decided to help others by telling of an (unpleasant) experience I had with some of my web sites recently and how I was able to fix it with the help of some other kind people on the Internet (thanks!) 🙂 Continue reading “Helping others: does Google say your web site is unsafe?”

Cold Chisel Live at Manly Vale Hotel in 1980

Cold Chisel Live at Manly Vale Hotel in 1980

On the way home yesterday, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a poster on a telegraph pole: Cold Chisel at Manly Vale Hotel.  My first though was “whe? when?!”, I wanted to see them again.  My second though was “The Manly Vale Hotel was demolished years ago to make way for apartments” 😦 Continue reading “Cold Chisel Live at Manly Vale Hotel in 1980”

Hex and Ella Magic

Hex and Ella Magic

Via Twitter I found an episode of How to be a Fan with Hex  the other day and tracked it down on iView. To my delight two of my favourite celebrities got together, Ella turned up to coach Hex sing one of her favourite Killing Heidi songs, WierContinue reading “Hex and Ella Magic”

Seinfeld: Therepy in a 1/2 episode

Seinfeld: Therepy in a 1/2 episode

Tonight I really needed the release of a good laugh on TV: enter Seinfeld episode: The Trip – Part 1.  You know the one, where Jerry is asked to appear on The Tonight Show in Los Angeles, George accompanies him to look for Kramer. Classic Seinfeld!…and it did the trick Continue reading “Seinfeld: Therepy in a 1/2 episode”