Custom post categories/category

August 13th, 2013|

I recently spent a bit of time trying to determine how to get the categories of a custom post type, I though that it would be very easy and if I had known the function below it probably would have done.

I was extending a testimonials widget and wanted to filter the testimonials by a selected […]

Make my site a Responsive website.

March 18th, 2013|

What is responsive?
Ok first let’s all get on the same page, responsive design to us means having your website respond to the different devices that it is served on, in a more favourable way. Historically websites have been fixed width with a boxed layout and pretty much stay the same on all devices, with the […]

Shortcodes Plugin

November 19th, 2012|

Shortcodes Heading

I have just been playing around with Shortcodes Ultimate and its seemed too good to be true but on closer examination it is pretty much as good as you expect, saving lots of hours styling elements yourself.

There is a highlight shortcode.

Amersham Websites demo text.
[spoiler title=”Accordian Shorcode […]

Website Security

February 17th, 2012|

Here at Amersham Websites we take website security very seriously, we now provide all of our websites with a Limit Login Attempts plugin, this allows you to administer the amount of login attempts accepted before locking the user out, and also you can administer the amount of time the user is locked out for, we […]

WordPress functions on non wordpress pages

February 11th, 2012|

The problem

If you have insalled wordpress somewhere other than the root of your site how can you access the wordpress functions on a non wordpress page? So for example I had installed wordpress at but I wanted to access the wordpress functions on a page at www.mydomain/nonwordpress.php

The solution

Took me a little while to work […]

WordPress Basic’s

January 17th, 2012|

After spending numerous hours explaining to many clients how to use the wordpress platform I thought it would be helpful to produce a basic guide to using and performing basic functions, whilst most people do know how to do it I thought it would be a good idea to document for those who have forgotten […]

Get Directory for Image Paths

January 9th, 2012|

I am trying to post little snippets of help as I remember them and this issue was a bit annoying when I started out with wordpress but like most issues once solved it was pretty straight forward to fix, now a few clients have asked me about this too so here is the issue and […]

WordPress Widgets not saving

December 30th, 2011|

This has had me stumped for hours but I finally got to the bottom of it. I will do a more comprehensive article on this subject at a later date, but here is the issue and solution for those who come across this.

The issue

When dragging a widget into the widget area in the admin panel […]

Show posts short code

December 22nd, 2011|

Shortcodes are a really useful tool to perform functionailty or grab data that you require in your post without the need for complex code knowledge. Using predefined snippets you can pull in the required data you need. We have developed this shortcode for ourselves specificaly for pulling in posts, if you feel this would benefit […]

WordPress 3.3

December 21st, 2011|

With the new release of wordpress 3.3 Amersham Websites were real keen to try it out, named ‘Sonny’ after a Jazz musician, here at Amersham Websites we are calling it wordpress 3.3 as we are not as geeky.

There is a new drag and drop uploader which makes uploading media that much easier, as if it […]

HTML Canvas tag

December 20th, 2011|

I have recently been playing around with the new html canvas tag and seeing what its capabilities are, I’ve been quite impressed and it seems for drawing dynamic data this is going to be a real strong tool. You can also use it for animations which could mean this will replace flash, at the moment […]

Why use wordpress?

November 14th, 2011|

Amersham Websites Ltd (AWL) view

We use WordPress at AWL as it is a very easy to use interface. Our clients often do not have any coding knowledge and so WordPress provides the perfect software to enable them to update web content without the need to have any coding knowledge.

It is an open source software, meaning […]