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Making the most of WordPress – SEO for idiots

Making the most of WordPress – SEO for idiots

Want to ensure your WordPress site is optimised for SEO, but no idea where to begin? This handy guide gets you up and running in minutes using highly recommended plugin Yoast SEO.

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Making the most of WordPress – Google Analytics

Making the most of WordPress – Google Analytics

This guide to using Google Analytics with your WordPress website will take you through the setup and explain how to use the basic features. Within just a few minutes you can have a wealth of stats on your website which can help you identify where you need to make improvements.

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Google Opens Digital Garage in Manchester

Google Opens Digital Garage in Manchester

On the 1st December, the Manchester Central Library became home for Manchester’s very own Digital Garage from Google. If you’re looking for a digital tune-up, this could be the place for you. The Digital Garage in Manchester will provide free, in-person digital skills training from the […]

Review of Introduction to Arduino Course at MadLab

Review of Introduction to Arduino Course at MadLab

After completing the WordPress for Beginners course at MadLab, my next course to tackle was Introduction to Arduino. I was bought an Arduino starter kit last year, and never really managed to get going with it. I found the code very confusing, and found it […]

One World Premiere, Two Regional Premieres, Three Professors and 81,000 balls open the Manchester Science Festival 2015

One World Premiere, Two Regional Premieres, Three Professors and 81,000 balls open the Manchester Science Festival 2015

This morning I arrived at the Museum of Science and Industry for the opening of the Manchester Science Festival 2015. I had the honour of being among the first to see some of the festivals highlights. First up we were taken to the World Premiere […]

Hacking with the Raspberry Pi

Hacking with the Raspberry Pi

I’ve had a Raspberry Pi now for almost 2 years, and in all honesty, I haven’t really done much with it. I bought the Pi because it was advertised as helping people (ok, children, but who cares) learn how to code, but when I first […]

Review of the WordPress for Beginners Course at MadLab

Review of the WordPress for Beginners Course at MadLab

Last week I attended the WordPress for Beginners course at MadLab. The course is taught by none other than the co-founder himself, Mike Little! I think it’s pretty obvious from this that you’re unlikely to find a better tutor, but none the less I went into […]

Manchester Science Festival 2015 – The Launch

Manchester Science Festival 2015 – The Launch

Last night saw the launch of the 2015 Manchester Science Festival. Held at the iconic Museum of Science & Industry. On arrival we immediately knew that the organisers were going all out to bring us non stop science for the event, with event the canapes […]

Getting Started with the CodeBug

Getting Started with the CodeBug

Last week my CodeBug with electronics and wearables kit Kickstarter finally arrived! After my failed attempt at getting into electronics using the Arduino, I thought that maybe the CodeBug, with programming based in Blockly, would allow me to pick up basic concepts without having to […]

Make a ‘Flappy Bird’ style game with Scratch

Make a ‘Flappy Bird’ style game with Scratch

As part of my job, we sometimes create and implement workshops for children or disadvantaged adults in the Greater Manchester Area. This Summer I’ve been tasked with creating a workshop to engage children with code. Today I have created a simple ‘Flappy Bird’ style Scratch […]

My PC Essentials

My PC Essentials

As my new laptop is about to arrive, I need to get it all setup. Any time I get a new PC or laptop, there are certain programs that I download straight away, so here is a list of my PC essentials; For Browsing; Google Chrome […]



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