Capital.com: editing website news

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Chris Wheal’s latest editorial project, Capital.com, is now visible worldwide and the app that funds our editorial work is downloadable from the UK app store. The editorial is provided by a team of (currently) eight UK freelance journalists. We operate through a Brighton-based agency, Lark, which handles the admin and Read more…

Wordfence plugin adds security to WordPress sites

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WordFence security plugin for WordPress websites appears to lock down the site, keep out hackers and destroy malware. Even the free version looks good, but I have paid. With WordPress so popular, hackers have long targeted weaknesses within the CMS or within individual plugins and themes. There are constant updates Read more…

Which WordPress plugins do I use?

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On hosted WordPress (that’s WordPress.org, not WordPress.com) you can install plugins that add functionality to your site. This can be to the visible part of the site or the back-office – the content management system (CMS). Here are a few I have installed and found useful: All in One SEO Read more…

Deadlines for Journalists and PRs

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One of the worst press offices of 2014 was the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). As the main regulator for the financial services industry this is not good news for financial journalists. My experience of the FCA press office in January suggests there have been no positive New Year resolutions. Telegraph Read more…

Paid-for WordPress plugins that work

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Much of what WordPress does is available free of charge but some things are worth paying for. Two plugins I have paid for and in which I have seen the value are: Anti-Spam by Cleantalk Associated Post Pro by Dennis Hoppe. Cleantalk is a spam filter for comments. It works Read more…

New year, new-look HFMA guidance

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My first project this year is producing new-look costing guidance for my longest standing client, the HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association). I’ve been subbing and laying out the HFMA’s members magazine, Healthcare Finance, and associated briefings since January 2002. Now, 13 Januarys on, I’m applying the association’s new corporate branding Read more…