Category Archives: IT Admin

Things to know about in the office, the software you might use. Do’s and Don’ts for being on line or using computers

How to start your website

Getting started with your website is easier than ever thanks to the combination of some great software and the services from some great hosting companies that are designed to make the process simple. This tutorial will take you through the steps of getting yourself up and running all within about






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Get the most when using windows search

Windows search allows you to find files on your PC but it can be a bit hit and miss. Luckily there are lots of options to make your search work better. These advanced options include filters to limit your results to a date range, a type of file, or some






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WordPress release 3.5.1 is out

A security and maintenance update for WordPress was released last night and addresses a number of bugs and a small set of security patches. One of the security patches fixes a problem that has been in all previous versions of WordPress so it is particularly important you apply this as






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PayPal IPN on you test site

There are many reasons to have a test site that only you can see. Unfortunately this may mean that you can’t make everything work properly if you rely on other services such as PayPal IPN (Instant Payment Notification). Make sure your customers can access or download their purchase immediately after






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Changes to Google Apps – no free Google Apps option

I recently wrote about how to Set up Google Apps for small business. Unfortunately the free option that I mentioned is no longer available. Google have withdrawn the free service for businesses that have less than 10 users and now you have to pay a fee if you want this






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Amazon S3 price reduction

An Amazon S3 price reduction was only one of the things announced at the AWS re:Invent summit. Amazon S3 is a storage service that lets you keep your data securely ‘in the cloud’ This storage service is pretty impressive and this is the 24th price reduction since 2006. These reduced






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Set up Google Apps for small business

Google Apps provide Web based email, calendar and documents that let you work from anywhere and yet still use your own domain name to give you the look of a large organisation, without the cost of a large organisation IT department. Choose the Google Apps package that suits your business






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Plugin maintenance – Review and update Plugins

Plugin maintenance is part of maintaining you WordPress website. If you download your plugins from the free WordPress plugin directory then you will automatically be advised if there is an update available, but you need to manually check for plugins that are never updated. This article is part of a






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Rotate your backups to save space and stay sane

Backups are critical to your business but the only thing worse than no backup is not being able to find the one you need! Backup rotation A common practice is to “rotate” your backups. The term rotate probably comes from the days when a backup was done on a physical






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See your website before it goes live

How do you see your new web site before it goes live, and how do you see your old site after it is gone? It is an exciting time when your new website goes live, I am going through this process at the moment with a client and it is






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