Steve Hanlon

"I've worked with web technologies since the mid-90s. I've used WordPress for over 15 years. Back in those early days it was a brilliant tool for blogging and keeping in touch with friends and the community. As WordPress has evolved and turned into a mature web platform, I've helped businesses large and small to get the most out of using WordPress. I'm a programmer and dev-ops techie by trade and when I'm not working with web tools, you'll find me writing mobile apps, tinkering with a Raspberry Pi and python or just learning about new tech."

Generating a Universal Analytics tag in Google Analytics 4

If you create a new property in Google Analytics you might find that you get a tracking code that starts with a “G-” prefix. This is for the new version of Google Analytics (GA4) and it’s incompatible with older tracking code and plugins within WordPress. In this video we show how to set up a new GA property which uses a Universal Analytics tracking …

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Using UpdraftPlus to back up your WordPress site

UpdraftPlus is one of the most popular plugins for backing up a WordPress site. It’s easy to create a single, one-off backup which can be downloaded in case there is a problem updating a site, but it’s also straightforward to set your site up to regularly back up and to copy those files to some cloud storage, like Dropbox. We’ve put together two videos …

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