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 […]

Black Ops in the Black Sea

Source:: Craig Murray Black Ops in the Black Sea Sometimes it is worth stating the obvious. The United Kingdom does not have a coast in the Black Sea. British warships are not infesting the Black Sea out of a peaceful intent, and there is no cause for them to be entering disputed waters close to anybody’s coast. This is not a question of freedom of navigation under the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea. There is nowhere that a British warship can be heading from the UK… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Black Ops in […]

P2 Puts Easy, Flexible Project Tracking Tools In Your Hands

Source:: North British Post P2 Puts Easy, Flexible Project Tracking Tools In Your Hands From to-do apps and day planners, to spreadsheets and full-blown subscription services, making your work trackable and visible can really help with productivity. P2 is the tool we use at Automattic (the company behind WordPress.com), and today we’d love to share some ways you can do the same. What sets P2 apart from other project tracking tools? There is no shortage of project management tools out there, but the killer feature of P2 is its total flexibility. Instead of having… Read the full article:: […]

We are living in age of multiple revolutions

Source:: Gerry Hassan We are living in age of multiple revolutions We are living in an age of multiple revolutions Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, June 22nd 2021 This Wednesday is five years exactly since the UK overall – led by England and Wales – voted for Brexit. The matter is still alive and present in so many ways – in the Northern Ireland protocol, in Scotland, in the UK argumentative relationship with the EU, and in the dividing lines which shape British politics. Here are eleven takes about the state of… Read the full article:: Gerry Hassan We […]