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Cookie Consent


You will know that “cookie consent” buttons now litter the internet and makes it less usable and friendly. In 2012 we updated our terms of service and made available a plugin to provide our users  with controls to provide consent. Apart from ourselves, none of our users have ever employed it, so we have turned […]

WordPress 4.0 coming soon


We’re excited that a fresh pressing of WordPress is just out. We’re installed elsewhere to give it a spin and it is looking much cleaner and smoother than ever. Hopefully you too will be able to experience it very soon.

New mapping tools for ourlocality


We’ve been using a number of mapping applications on ourlocality including mappress, mapbox, batchgeo, and mashupforge the output from which can be embedded relatively easily into a page, with a bit of trial and error. However in the past you had to have the right permissions and ask really nicely before we would let you loose on […]

Love math?


  ((/ˈleɪtɛk/ lay-tek or /ˈlɑːtɛk/ lah-tek rather than latex!) is a powerful markup language for writing complex mathematical equations, formulas, etc. Did you know that ourlocality has it built in? Activate LaTeX by enabling the option from Settings > Slim Jetpack. LaTeX is a document preparation system and document markup language. It is widely used for the communication and publication of scientific documents in many fields, […]

Changing and responsive


Things change at ourlocality weekly, not that many notice, but we try hard to fine tune and improve platform stability, usability and security as well as answer questions as best we can – quite responsive really. Responsive templates are all the rage and we have a few over @ourlocality. If you’re not sure whether you […]

Disappearing links


There is no mystery that links have disappeared from the blogroll. As of 3.5 they were gone. Those in the know will have worked out that creating a custom menu achieves pretty much the same thing. Pernickety folk will be asking how do you set the target, to open a new window. Well you can’t. […]