Updates and Changes to the Blog

I made myself useful this morning and made some more changes to the blog.

I started using Twitter recently and wanted to make it easier on myself to keep everything consistent, so thanks to a Facebook Application, I can now update my Facebook status which automatically when I update Twitter, which  which then should appear on Windows Live also.

Posts I make to the blog already appear on my Facebook wall, so that’s not a problem.

What I have done now though is added a Twitter plug-in to the blog which means you will be able to see my Twitter tweets on the right.

I’ve also added a Save/Share plug-in which appears at the bottom of every post or page on the blog. This means that you can Digg, Tweet or share entries here to your favourite social media / networking sites.

For any mobile users, I’ve replaced the existing WordPress mobile plug-in with a new one which according to the author and screenshots loads faster on mobile browsers and will look much better on devices like the iPhone and other devices with high resolution displays (like my HTC Touch HD for example). It also includes a mobile version of the Admin Center so I should be able to blog from my mobile device (if I wanted to that is).

In addition to the new features, I’ve made a fix to the comments system. Nicky showed me last night a problem whereby if you type a long sentence in the comments box it overflowed into the sidebar. That’s fixed now.

I know that there are still problems with the header and I am working to get those issues fixed. When I do manage to fix the header I will be changing the Live Search element at the same time so that it uses the new Bing Search styling.


Richard works as a Cloud Consultant for Fordway Solution where his primary focus is to help customers understand, adopt and develop with Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and System Center. Richard Green is an IT Pro with over 15 years' of experience in all things Microsoft including System Center and Office 365. He has previously worked as a System Center consultant and as an internal solutions architect across many verticals. Outside of work, he loves motorbikes and is part of the orange army, marshaling for NGRRC, British Superbikes and MotoGP. He is also an Assistant Cub Scout Leader.