Top 5 wordpress plugins for travel blogs 2013 edition

By |June 5th, 2013|

WordPress plugins can be an integral part of your travel blog … if you use the WordPress platform obviously.  Allowing you to add certain functionality and/or features that are not available on the standard WordPress download alone, plugins can help take your blog to the next level.  So back by popular demand (one person asked) […]

Adding a Google+ button to sharebar

By |September 27th, 2012|

Adding a Google+ button to sharebar, and a Pin it button too, is pretty much essential when setting up your wordpress plugin.  They do not come as standard when you download the plugin, but thankfully they’re both really easy to add.

Go to Settings in WordPress and select Sharebar
Click “Add New Button”
Name your button
Input the desired […]

A year in travel blogging by numbers

By |June 18th, 2012|

It is June 2012 and by my reckoning that makes this wordpress travel blog about a year old.  One yeah in which I’ve learnt so much … blah blah blah.  I wont bore you with my inner most thoughts about the blogging world.  I poured my heart out about my travel blogging worries 6 months ago and little has changed to […]

The ups and downs of a travel blogger

By |June 13th, 2012|

I am no blogging expert, that much is at times painfully clear, but having been in the travel blogging game for a year or so now, I find the below are regular emotions I experience whilst writing, reading, formatting, designing, planning etc.  Like most I put a lot into my blog and when it pays off its great, but then […]

Is Youtube video sitting on top of your wordpress blogs menus?

By |June 7th, 2012|

Writing a wordpress travel blog is one thing, but getting all the tech to work in the way you want it to can be (usually is) a pain in the back side.  Take Youtube for example.  Youtube is youtube, and generally brilliant. However, if like me you have drop down menu’s or other parts of your […]

HTML basics for newbie travel bloggers using wordpress pt2

By |May 1st, 2012|

Onto part 2 of this mini series.  In part 1 I covered the html behind images and hyperlinks.  This part 2 will cover just a few of the basic word formatting options that you’re probably used to seeing in software such as microsoft word.

 
Bold
Code1:
<b>backpacks and bunkbeds</b>
Result1:  backpacks and bunkbeds

 

Code2:
<strong>backpacks and bunkbeds</strong>
Result2:  backpacks and bunkbeds

 

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Italic
Code:
<i>backpacks and bunkbeds</i>
Result:  backpacks and […]

HTML basics for newbie travel bloggers using wordpress pt1

By |April 24th, 2012|

I looove wordpress, I think it’s a great blogging platform and the fact that its free (minus the cost of hosting and a domain) makes it even greater.  That said, on occasion wordpress doesn’t always want to play nice, sometimes the toolbar doesn’t always have what I need, or it doesn’t do something in the […]

Getting Hacked: Securing your wordpress travel blog

By |March 30th, 2012|

I must have seriously f*cked up in a past life.  I mean we’re talking about drop kicking a new born puppy off a 40ft cliff and into a dark forest full of blood thirsty T-Rex’s and dense stinging nettles.

You know when you have those ‘why me?’ moments, well this is one of mine.  This post might be a bit of […]

Top 5 WordPress plugins for a travel blog 2012

By |January 26th, 2012|

I like plugins, they are fun and offer me shiny things for my site, not too many of them though otherwise my wordpress site will be slooooooww, which I dont want.  So those I do install need to be worth it *flicks hair like in the tv advert.  Here’s the plugins that I think will add […]

The troubles of a travel blogger in 2011

By |January 4th, 2012|

2011 saw me create www.backpacksandbunkbeds.co.uk, the site you are currently reading. I’d been messing around with websites for 18 months or so prior to its creation, learning to code etc. I had designed a few sites for other people and casually created my own blog at www.getoutofmyfacebook.co.uk , but I wasn’t taking anything too seriously. Just […]

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