Add a contact form to your WordPress Blog

A simple contact form can easily be added to your WordPress Posts/ Comments / Pages

Simply –
1. Switch to HTML view

2. Paste [contact-form] in the appropriate place

3. Publish

Note –

Logged in users will see their logged in status and comment box

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Unregistered users will see reguired options and a place for their website address abd comment box

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¿uʍop ǝpısdn ǝʇıɹʍ oʇ ʇuɐʍ noʎ ˙˙˙˙os

This is quite a nifty online tool and is a great catch the eye of your social networking buddies. There are a few websites that will do it for you (unfortunately it is not simply the case to hold down the Alt key with your nose and press Ctrl with your toe…)

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You do have to visit another website, type in your text which will automatically convert your ʇxǝʇ.

Here’s a really simple website

http://www.en.fliptext.net/

OR if you want to have a bit more fun, why not check out:

http://www.flipmytext.com/

There are loads of website ready to flip into action – just search!!!

¡uıds ɐ uı spuǝıɹɟ ɹnoʎ puǝs ‘unɟ ǝʌɐɥ ‘ʎoɾuǝ

Why TWITTER?… should you? do you need to?

The benefits of Twitter and Tweeting has certainly been proven by many business over time and loved by people who want to share their location, feelings and nonsensical status. It’s a proven way of raising your business profile and following your buddies and favourite superstars on a regular basis.

How do you get Followers? Of course, if you have a webpage you can ask people “To follow me on Twitter” but I suppose the easiest way is to follow other people, retweet their posts and reply to comments they make. For me, I really like Twitter as the 140 character limit means I don’t have to spend ages on typing – I can keep it short and ‘t’weet.

Here are my Top Twitter Tips for successful Tweeting

Dont Tweet too often in any one day – people get fed up seeing your icon filling the screen and will probably ‘unfollow‘ you

Retweet great comments, jokes and special offers – be useful… spread the word… make your Tweets interesting enough and get Retweeted!

Find and follow others by clicking on their @name or by searching for them

Use the @name within your posts to create a clickable link to the fellow-tweeter

Businesses share your offers, new product news and competitions

Say hi to your new Followers – they will like to think you care!

Reply quickly to questions – people will have bought elsewhere, moved on and got fed up with waiting… it’s a fast moving e-world

Use the Hash # Tag to anchor conversations, add this symbol before a word, phrase, or abbreviation as it creates a mini-search engine phrase that can be looked up and followed

My frustrations of Twitter

If someone responds to a Tweet, I cant remember what the tweet may have been about… Try a ‘Direct Message’ from your Following List or use # Hash Tag. AND people don’t really like half of a conversation by viewing retweets… It’s a personal preference and with Twitter being used for lots of reasons, you need to find the best way forward for you

Don’t forget

If you love Twitter you can Tweet from the web, your mobile, or by SMS

So there are a few tips – I am sure there’ll be more!

A flipping GREAT School e-Prospectus

An e-Prospectus for your school or college will only impress your prospective parents. The electronic copy of the document is easily accessible online or distributed by CD.

Page Turning Flash Flip Books

e-Prospectus for schools and colleges

A page turning, Flash Flip e-Prospectus

The e-Prospectus shows your school off in super quality and definition and links to a downloadable copy for printing. Showcase your school with full page photos of children at work and play along with the school grounds, facilities and features. The flicking page encourages the visitor to turn to the next page and a simple click zooms in for hight quality text. Thumbnails and a text contents page allow your readers to browse and flick through the e-document with speed and ease.

Full page photos, school colours and school logo

The e-Publications can be branded in your school colours along with the school logo.

Simply send your existing document to e-Brochure.org for immediate transformation or send the documents and photographs and let the team build your page turning, flash flip book.

Parents will be sold on their flipping experience

Stand out from the rest of the schools in your locality and encourage parents to visit your school. Your e-Prospectus will entice them in…. where you can do the rest.

Take a look at Blackwell First School’s e-Prospectus.

Hosting

e-Brochure.org will host your publication so there is no need to worry about your bandwidth for your existing website or whether you even have a website.

e-Magazines, e-Publications, e-Newsletters

Any electronic document can be converted into these amazing electronic documents, it’s worth creating each document with an even number of pages and using large photos which look great from the zoomed out view.

Take a look at The Daily Telegraph Holiday e-Brochure for the Cayman Islands

Any questions call 0845 539 2552 or visit www.e-brochure.org for more examples

How to use your own background on your Twitter Page

Tile Background Image for Twitter Background

Sample Tile Background Image for Twitter Background

Twitter offers a number of standard backgrounds as an attempt for you to customise and reflect your own personality whilst tweeting. These are great, but for the more adventurous, why not have a go at uploading your own background.

There are a couple of rules to comply with:

Images must be smaller than 800k

Images must be in an image format – GIF, JPG, PNG

Photos, large images are great as long as they meet the required file size

Smaller images can be created to tile – there is an option to tile your image on the settings page

Here’s how to use your own background

Change the background of your Twitter Page

Choose Settings, Design, Upload File, Tile if required

1. Log in to your Twitter account

2. Choose Settings

3. Choose Design

4. Scroll down and choose Change Background Image

5. Click on Browse… and search for your image from your hardrive

6. Check Tile if required for the image to be repeated across and down your screen

7. Choose Save Changes

Trouble Shooting: Email Account Quota Exceeded

It is often useful to access your email in more than one location, ie from work or home but you may want to store your emails in a central location and only download them in one place. Most email clients will allow you to read emails and leave a copy on the server to be downloaded from different computers and laptops etc. So in the Advanced email settings you can choose to Leave a copy of the messages on the server by ticking a check box. If all your machines are set to Leave a copy of the messages on the server your email disk quota will become exceeded which will result in sender’s emails being bounced back as there is not enough room to receive the emails and store them on your mail server.

Choose your e-mail software – there may be slight variations to these instructions depending on which version of the software you are running. E.g. it may state in the instructions to look for Settings but your version may use ‘Properties’.  Here is a basic guide to Microsoft Outlook and Windows Live Mail

Open Microsoft Outlook

Tools Menu
Choose Accounts

Open Windows Live Mail

Right Click on the email account
Choose Properties

Email settings for downloading messages from your email web server

Check your email Advanced Settings

… then

Choose More Settings

And the Advanced Tab

Ensure Leave a copy of the messages on the server is UNCHECKED

his will ensure your mail is downloaded from the server and your email disk quota is never exceeded. Your emails can be stored within your email client.

Remember:

You probably only want one machine that will download and remove the emails from the mail server. All other machines should have this checkbox ticked.

Open Microsoft Outlook

Tools Menu
Choose Accounts

Open Windows Live Mail

Right Click on the email account
Choose Properties

Double Click and Triple Click

In many digital documents, you can use the double click or triple click to select words and paragraphs.

A double click will select a whole word
A triple click will select a whole paragraph

To select a whole sentence click in the sentence & then CTRL click

Easy peasy and useful too!