Martin Jarvis @admin-martin ?

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The WimUk website is faster than 86% of all websites. This is a good result considering the highly functional nature of the site and the fact that it is a WordPress website – WordPress sites are generally slower than normal HTML websites due to the fact that each page request requires the execution of lots of scripts and hundreds of database […] View
  • Martin Jarvis posted a new activity comment 1 year, 8 months ago

    Hi Sue. I hope you don’t mind, but I noticed your profile photo was flipped by 90 degrees and so I edited it to place it up the right way.

    In reply to - Sue Frith changed their profile picture · View
  • Have you checked your site speed out at http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/? The WimUk website is faster than 86% of all websites. This is a good result considering the highly functional nature of the site and the fact that it is a WordPress website – WordPress sites are generally slower than normal HTML websites due to the fact that each page request…[Read more]

    • Hi Martin, thanks for that update. As we will be getting busier in the coming months, with more information and activity. It’s good to know the site will be able to keep up. Brilliant.

  • Martin Jarvis posted a new activity comment 2 years, 8 months ago

    Actually, that’s not the original video that I posted to my activity stream here, but glad you like anyway 🙂

    Just in case anyone else has the same problem, when I pasted my youtube video url when adding my post here, I pasted it with a list parameter on the end (e.g. ….&list=UUpO8Ek_UhGo_pzlKleBCung). This seems to have the effect of always…[Read more]

    In reply to - Martin Jarvis posted an update If a video will make your point more clearly than a text update, try adding a video link to your WIMUK activity stream like the one below. Just enter your normal update and then […] · View
  • If a video will make your point more clearly than a text update, try adding a video link to your WIMUK activity stream like the one below. Just enter your normal update and then click the video icon below the box and paste your Youtube (or other) URL into the space provided. WIMUK visitors will then be able to view the video directly within the site.

    • We need a like button on this. This is fab! Well done Martin.

      • Actually, that’s not the original video that I posted to my activity stream here, but glad you like anyway 🙂

        Just in case anyone else has the same problem, when I pasted my youtube video url when adding my post here, I pasted it with a list parameter on the end (e.g. ….&list=UUpO8Ek_UhGo_pzlKleBCung). This seems to have the effect of always…[Read more]

  • You can now post image, video and url links into your activity feed to achieve an effect similar to this (see below). Not all links will present images, but a good many will and so it is worth trying out a few when you next post an activity update.

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  • Martin Jarvis posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    That should be fixed now Sandra. I submitted a test mentor application to try it out – so please ignore when you receive it (and let me know if you don\’t receive it).
    Best regards, Martin

    In reply to - Martin Jarvis posted an update Quite a few changes on the website this weekend – so please keep an eye open for problems and let me know if you find anything odd. We have upgraded WordPress, our theme, and a […] · View
  • Quite a few changes on the website this weekend – so please keep an eye open for problems and let me know if you find anything odd.

    We have upgraded WordPress, our theme, and a whole bunch of plugins to bring the site bang up to date.

    One of the big advantages of these changes is that the website is now ‘responsive’. For those of you who…[Read more]

    • Hi Martin,
      There seems to be a problem with the mentor and mentee application forms. Just a blank page is coming up.
      Could you please have a look. It seems to need re-attaching and also making sure that all the other completed forms are still attached and available.
      Thank you

    • That should be fixed now Sandra. I submitted a test mentor application to try it out – so please ignore when you receive it (and let me know if you don’t receive it).
      Best regards, Martin

  • URGENT – FOR ALL WIMUK MEMBERS…

    We have had to add another level of security on the top of this website. When you try to log in to your wimuk account you will need to enter…

    username: wim and password: stophackers

    This is before you get to your usual login screen.

    Many apologies for this inconvenience. Along with most other WordPress…[Read more]

  • Martin Jarvis posted an update 4 years ago

    I\’m doing some site updates this weekend. This might mean a few functions don\’t work until this is complete. apologies for the inconvenience… but your site will be better when it\’s finished.

  • I\’ve just upgraded the WordPress software that runs the site. I\’ve also upgraded a few plugins and fixed a problem that was causing the pagination at the bottom of the home page to fail.

    As always, if you notice any glitches as a result of these changes… please let me know.

    Martin

  • Martin Jarvis posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

    Well done Sandra. I\’m sure you were an absolute success.

    Let\’s hope they don\’t wait another 30 years to invite you back.

    In reply to - Sandra Pollock posted an update It’s wonderful to be a record breaker, again. Last evening I was guest speaker at an all male businessmen’s club. In nearly 30 years of it’s existence I am the first female […] · View
  • I have just installed CloudFlare on the WimUK website. CloudFlare protects websites from malicious traffic and significantly improves page load speeds.

    If you notice any problems please let me know.

    If you want your own website protected and speeded up, please get in touch.

  • I\’m preparing the site for a larger update (which I hope will take place in the next few weeks), but in the meantime if you need to change your password please request a new one here.

    • Hi Martin,
      Thanks very much for doing this. I’ll try to bring it to the attention of anyone I am aware has like me forgotten their password, on occasion.

  • Martin Jarvis posted a new activity comment 4 years, 11 months ago

    I can highly recommend Guy Kawasaki’s e-book called ‘What the Google+’. The book is essentially a ‘how to’ guide to Google+ (my copy cost just £0.99 on Google Play for my Android).

    I’m starting to focus more effort on Google+, and have pretty much given up on Facebook. I think that Google+ will be the big social media platform in the…[Read more]

    In reply to - Sandra Pollock posted an update Is anyone using Google+? I joined up to it a couple months ago and am finding it quite interesting to use. I would love to try the Hang Out option. If you’d like to join me on […] · View
  • I\’ve upgraded WordPress and a bunch of plugins this morning. Everything should work as it did before (or even better). If you do notice any glitches, please let me know and I\’ll try to sort it out.

  • I have upgraded the website software versions today so that we are using the current versions of WordPress, BuddyPress, the Theme and all plugins.

    Once again, due to the complexity of the site this was not a trivial change, so if you notice any issues please let me know.

  • I have just moved the WIM website on to a new server. This should give us a more reliable and, ultimately, better performing platform.
    However, a move of this sort isn\’t trivial for a site as complex as WIM so if you notice anything odd (or different) over the next few days, please let me know.

    • HI Martin,
      The moves seems to have gone okay. I’ve not come across any gremlins, so that’s good. Will let you know if that changes. Thanks for your help and support.

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