Going Dark

Source:: Craig Murray Going Dark This blog will be going dark for a few months. The Queen kindly paid for my dinners for over twenty years while I was a British diplomat and Ambassador, and now she is going to be paying for my dinners again. That is very kind, I thought she had forgotten me. The following is a statement from Nadira: 29.07.21 Today is the most heartbreaking day. My husband whose health has been found to not be suitable for prison must hand… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Going Dark

Heading Font Weights and List View Toggles Arrive in Block Editor and WordPress 5.8

Source:: North British Post Heading Font Weights and List View Toggles Arrive in Block Editor and WordPress 5.8 Let’s dive into some recent block updates meant to improve your efficiency and spice up the look of your blog or website. Stylish Heading Font Weights Headings not only draw your audience in, they help get your message across. Now you can enhance the font weight of headings with the click of a dropdown menu. Between the options for font size and font weight, you’ll be able to create the perfect look you’ve been aiming for. To start experimenting, select… […]

The Second Annual, Official WordPress.com Growth Summit is Coming and You Won’t Want to Miss It

Source:: North British Post The Second Annual, Official WordPress.com Growth Summit is Coming and You Won’t Want to Miss It You’ve got an idea; let’s get it online. Join us for the second Official WordPress.com Growth Summit on August 17th in the Americas + EMEA and August 18th in APAC.  Calling all creators, small businesses, and publishers!  Are you a blogger looking for ways to drive traffic and attract more visitors? Are you a small business owner that wants to start selling products and services on your site? Are you an artist or creator who wants to learn how […]

Make Your Best Photos Shine

Source:: North British Post Make Your Best Photos Shine We’ve recently launched an upgraded photo carousel experience that takes photo viewing to the next level on mobile devices. Now your visitors can swipe, zoom, and double-tap with ease and get the best look at those beautiful snaps! Video Overview Here’s a short video overview of using the photo carousel on a mobile device and the upgrades we’ve introduced: What’s New Smooth, Hands-on, High Resolution Photo Viewing Full-width photos expand to the display of your deviceSwift, smooth pinch-to-zoom, and double-tap-to-zoom… Read the full article:: North British Post Make Your […]

Toryism is bad for your health. Literally it kills

Source:: Gerry Hassan Toryism is bad for your health. Literally it kills Toryism is bad for your health. Literally it kills Gerry Hassan The National, July 20th 2021 Boris Johnson and his administration have presided over the biggest domestic disaster to befell a UK Government in living memory – arguably since the UK began. There have been terrible calamities before such as Blair and the Iraq war, Eden and Suez, Chamberlain and appeasement, Salisbury and the Boer war. But these are all foreign policy disasters which cost the UK’s reputation severely –… Read the full article:: Gerry Hassan […]

WordPress.com Managed Hosting Webinar with Rudy Faile, Automattic Systems

Source:: North British Post WordPress.com Managed Hosting Webinar with Rudy Faile, Automattic Systems On June 16, 2021, WordPress.com presented a live webinar focused on Managed Hosting with WordPress.com. The topic expert was Rudy Faile, Automattic Systems Engineer. Hosting the webinar was Sam Vaidya, Automattic Happiness Engineer. If you missed the live event, don’t worry. You can watch the recording at your convenience on Youtube or view it right here. What Does the WordPress.com Managed Hosting Webinar Cover? In this webinar, you’ll learn from WordPress.com Happiness Engineers and product experts how to build a… Read the full article:: North […]

Popular Podcast App Pocket Casts Joins Automattic

Source:: North British Post Popular Podcast App Pocket Casts Joins Automattic We’re excited to announce that Pocket Casts will be joining Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com. More than 80M people in the US listen to a podcast weekly, and this critically acclaimed podcast app makes it easier for fans to discover podcasts and customize their listening experience. Pocket Casts has been recognized by The New York Times, WIRED, The Verge, and other top publications for its exquisite design and user-friendly features. Pocket Casts should be the podcast app you listen… Read the full article:: North British Post […]

6 Ways WordPress.com Courses Help You Grow

Source:: North British Post 6 Ways WordPress.com Courses Help You Grow WordPress.com experts invite you to join our community-driven courses to get your blog or podcast started, launched, or taken to the next level. Join today for on-demand content, access to a course community of peers, weekly office hours with our dedicated experts, and virtual meet-ups to connect with other learners like you. Start learning here.  Overheard on our Blogging for Beginners Course Community: “Taking this course has pushed me to think beyond my comfort zone and take a step back in… Read the full article:: North British Post […]

Build a Blogging Habit with Reminders in Your WordPress App

Source:: North British Post Build a Blogging Habit with Reminders in Your WordPress App Writing regularly on your blog both improves your writing skills and engages the readers that visit your site. The more you write, the better — you can meet your posting goals while also building an online audience that keeps coming back for more. But to keep up a good habit, sometimes you need a nudge. So, we’ve added Blogging Reminders to the WordPress mobile apps to help keep you on track. Choose the days you prefer to blog, and a… Read the full article:: […]

A new England is emerging – modern, hopeful and not about the past

Source:: Gerry Hassan A new England is emerging – modern, hopeful and not about the past A new England is emerging – modern, hopeful and not about the past Gerry Hassan Sunday National, July 11th 2021 England’s success in getting to the European Championship final today at Wembley is a major football moment – and a lot more. This is the first time England have ever reached the final of this tournament and only the second time they have ever reached a major competition final – the other being 1966 and victory over West Germany. Football… Read the […]

How do we hold power to account in Scotland?

Source:: Gerry Hassan How do we hold power to account in Scotland? How do we hold power to account in Scotland? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, July 7th 2021 Scotland has a rich tradition of celebrating its difference and distinctiveness, seeing in its autonomy a kind of semi-independence that is exhibited in civil society, the public sphere and public life. Scotland’s public sphere is one of the main ways we communicate, define ourselves, relate to others in public, and hold power and institutions to account – hence contributing to the democratic and political… Read the full article:: Gerry Hassan […]

On Being A Bit Wrong

Source:: Craig Murray On Being A Bit Wrong I was down in London last week for discussions around my appeal to the Supreme Court, and staying in a hotel close to Leicester Square, I wandered along to see the fans during their game with Ukraine and its very noisy aftermath. I was hoping to write a piece about disgusting uncouth yobs of racist English nationalists and their stupid and perhaps violent excesses. With the exception of the most hardline of unionists and the politically correct automatons of the… Read the full article:: Craig Murray On Being A Bit […]

Where and who are Scotland’s radicals today?

Source:: Gerry Hassan Where and who are Scotland’s radicals today? Where and who are Scotland’s radicals today? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, June 30th 2021 Summer has arrived in Scotland and what passes for holidays in a pandemic  – schools formally off, the Scottish Parliament in recess, lots of staycationing, and maybe even Nicola Sturgeon feeling she is entitled to at least a short holiday. UK politics never seems short of crisis, incident and scandal. Boris Johnson’s haphazard but so far popular Premiership is proving ill-disposed to running a country facing… Read the full article:: Gerry Hassan Where and […]

FBI Fabrication Against Assange Falls Apart

Source:: Craig Murray FBI Fabrication Against Assange Falls Apart On the final day of the Assange extradition hearing, magistrate Vanessa Baraitser refused to accept an affidavit from Assange’s solicitor Gareth Peirce, on the grounds it was out of time. The affidavit explained that the defence had been unable to respond to the new accusations in the United States government’s second superseding indictment, because these wholly new matters had been sprung on them just six weeks before the hearing resumed on 8 September 2020. The defence had not only to… Read the full article:: Craig Murray FBI Fabrication Against […]

Warmongering British Actions in the Black Sea

Source:: Craig Murray Warmongering British Actions in the Black Sea The pre-positioning of the BBC correspondent on HMS Defender shatters the pretence that the BBC is something different to a state propaganda broadcaster. It also makes plain that this propaganda exercise to provoke the Russian military was calculated and deliberate. Indeed that was confirmed by that BBC correspondent’s TV news report last night when he broadcast that the Defender’s route “had been approved at the very highest levels of the British government.” The Prime Minister does not normally look at… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Warmongering British […]