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WordPress user roles

There are five user roles in WordPress with different levels of access. Depending on the user, you may not want to give them full access to your blog. Read about the different abilities of each user so that you can…

How to start an email newsletter

What is the best method to keep your loyal customers or fans informed with your latest activity? Most people will answer this with Facebook or Twitter, but these solutions are now so popular your content will quickly…

Key Google Analytics terms explained

In a previous post I wrote about how Google Analytics is invaluable for helping the digital communications team monitor activity on the University’s website. While there are many advantages, if you’re new to the…

An introduction to Google Analytics

Over the last few months, the digital communications team have been redesigning areas of the website, such as the newly designed postgraduate taught pages and in the past, the homepage. When making such changes, it is…

How to start a podcast

Starting your own podcast can be quite a daunting process when you look into it. You have to consider, hardware, software, microphones, and have an understanding of XML files or a place worthwhile hosting your podcast.…

How to create an email newsletter people actually read

Newsletters are traditionally the best way to keep an audience or community informed with the latest scoop of what’s been happening with your company or department. If you’re a regular internet user with an email…

How to render and export video content for web

You’ve filmed your video, and you’ve gone to great technical lengths to edit it. Now you need to get your film from the editing suite to the web. Rendering a video for web can be often over-looked and rushed, but there…

Let’s talk about security

If you don’t already use a password manager, this post explains what they are and why we think you should be using one. Password managers As the name suggests, password managers typically allow you to store all your…

Making videos usable

Video usability With video becoming a bigger and bigger part of our digital communications, we need to consider the usability of videos just as seriously as the usability of our webpages. The main points in this…

Accessibility for documents

Creating accessible PDFs We are trying to move towards a standardised way of presenting PDFs. While most (if not all) web content and forms would ideally be published as HTML, sometimes we have to use Microsoft Word or…