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If you are thinking about creating a bespoke CMS think again!

If you are embarking on a project to create your own content management system my advice would be to stop. Here’s a great video from Japheth Thomson where he dismantles the rationale for starting a bespoke cms project.

Connecting streets with WordPress

Our latest WordPress project has just gone live.  We worked with Cheltenham Connect and Cheltenham Borough Council to produce www.connectmystreet.org. “Connect Streets is all about local people taking ownership of the places that really matter to them and having a say in how they should be developed. It’s also about how our own behaviors (such …

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Our latest WordPress project goes live!

Learning Disability Today is a well established print magazine that serves professionals in both the public and private sectors. Our brief was to create an online version of the print magazine but also add in jobs, community functionality, a newsletter and integrate social media. Features: WordPress and Buddypress, Mailchimp integration , Groups, Activity streams, Member …

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Pootlepress.co.uk gets Live Help

We have added Live Help to the Pootlepress website. To use Live Help just click in the bottom right of your screen where it says “Click here for live help!” . We hope you find this useful.  

WordPress training course – April 4th, Cheltenham

Our WordPress training course in Cheltenham on the 4th April, 2011 has only 6 places left. To book a place visit our WordPress training page.  For details and directions for our Cheltenham courses please visit this page. If you would like further information please email me at jamiemarsland@pootlepress.co.uk.

5 top tactics you can use today to stop your Public Sector organisation using social media

Guest post by Tony Winston – Senior Programme and Risk Management consultant at Inovatieum Plc. “The invidious creep of social media into the workplace brings a frightening minefield of trouble as well as a huge waste of time and money. “ Here are 5 tactics you can use to keep social media projects out of …

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WordPress 3.1 released

WordPress 3.1 has been released today. As I blogged yesterday this includes a new admin bar, internal linking and a streamlined writing interface. There are also improvements ‘under the hood’ such as better post format support. WordPress becomes a more powerful Content Management System with every release. For more information visit the WordPress website.

2 improvements coming in WordPress 3.1 (Video 1 min, 46 secs)

In this video I show 2 improvements coming in WordPress 3.1. Front end Admin bar –  that  provides 1-click access to edit pages, create new posts, reply to comments etc. Internal linking – that allows users to search through existing blog posts and add links in the content.

WordPress worldwide usage charts

The chart and table below show the comparative usage of the top content management systems.  They are taken from the website BuiltWith.com.  It makes interesting reading!    

10 really useful gadgets and programs that I can’t live without

WordPress – For publishing all kinds of websites, from simple blogs and complex content management systems, to e-commerce websites. Has a huge development community and thousands of plugins that extend functionality. Firebug – Firebug lets you inspect and edit CSS and HTML in your web pages. Adobe Photoshop – Still the best image manipulation software …

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London WordPress course 9th May, 2011

We have now confirmed our first London WordPress training course will run on the 9th May.  Spaces are limited and our courses sell out quickly.  You can find more information and booking details here.

8th March WordPress Training course SOLD OUT

Our 8th March WordPress training course has now sold out :) The next WordPress training course takes place in Cheltenham on the 4th April. More details can be found here. We are also close to finalising a date in May for a London training course.  This will be announced next week.

7 lessons we learnt building a hyperlocal website in Leckhampton (so far)

Last year we launched www.leckhamptononline.co.uk. Leckhampton is a small area of Cheltenham that is home to 5000 residents. 7 months since launching, leckhamptonOnline now reaches a quarter of all Leckhampton residents and is growing 15% every month. Here are 7 lessons that we have learnt so far. As ever it would be great to hear …

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