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The concept of this site was derived from assignments throughout my life as a Computing Systems student, where years of research required the one place for storage.   It is a “Go-To” site where some information is written as a step-by-step guide, while other data is used for quick referencing only.

Focus is mainly around:

  • Project Managment
  • Systems Analysis & Design and
  • Website Hosting & Maintenance

But also includes:

  • Multimedia & Web Development and
  • Hardware & Operating Systems

Harnessing YOUR Passion

It’s nice to see this site has helped people over the years & so I’m branching out & taking this further. I’ve always wanted to help others by harnessing their passion & utilise technology to work for them anywhere around the world at any hour of the day. Don’t you want to work ONLY TO FUND YOUR DREAMS?

In order to do that, we’ll be focused on people wanting to setup a website from start to finish with SiteRubix. It allows you to create beautiful websites in WordPress within the Wealthy Affiliate community. It’s honestly the BEST place to go if you’re looking at setting up your own business online. For more information, CLICK HERE. Basically you’ll be utilising Wealthy Affiliate (you’ll get two free websites) & CompuHint will focus on simplifying that training further in layman terms.

So if this site assists you to understand the concepts better or requires more refinement, do let me know, I’d love to hear from you!




Who would’ve thought that I’d ever have an issue going fibre ways? … And yet here I am not liking the fact my Internet Provider moved my landline connection VOIP ways when I specifically requested 2 YEARS ago that they keep it via copper connection in case of emergencies!

Copper Landline Pro’s

  • Can STILL use if electricity is out
  • Can have phones connected to telephone jacks throughout house
  • Don’t need an Internet connection to operate
  • Home Alarm System can be monitored

Copper Landline Con’s

  • Older technology, expensive to run

Fibre Pro’s

  • Newer technology
  • VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol)

Fibre Con’s

  • Phone line needs to be directly wired to router
  • Router needs to be on to work
  • Cannot use if power is out
  • Cannot use to monitor Home Alarm Systems or other medical devices

NOTE: For starters – take note of what your WordPress Theme is as you’ll need this for a full install as this process is just a quick backup that exports your websites content & stores the data in an XML file.

I save this file in 3 separate places, generally

  • On my computer
  • On an external hard drive
  • And lastly up in the cloud; Dropbox is awesome!

This is in case something happens with my website then I’ve got backups stored everywhere.

Creating a User couldn’t have been any simpler … in your Dashboard USERS > ADD NEW

Enter details then select the type of ROLE the user will have access to  ADD NEW USER

You can edit the user & also include an image too

The easiest way to create a CONTACT US form is to search for a PLUGIN that specifically does this for you.

In your DASHBOARD, go to:


Look for one that serves it purpose, I’m using CONTACT FORM 7, then


Manipulating the CONTACT US Form

Go to your DASHBOARD > CONTACT > CONTACT FORMS (a form has been automatically generated for you)

Then go to the MAIL tab, check your email address &everything else is correct, click SAVE.

In the CONTACT > CONTACT FORMS screen you’ll see the name of your CONTACT FORM & there’ll be a SHORTCODE next to it.

Copy that, ADD a CONTACT US page … paste the SHORTCODE in there & PUBLISH

Now you should have a CONTACT US page that people can fill out & when it sends, it’ll go directly to the email you’ve setup in WordPress.

Issues Copy/Pasting from Word

A person came across a problem where they had written content for their website in Microsoft Word, copied it & then pasted the data DIRECTLY INTO THEIR WEBSITE.

Sometimes it looks alright & other times it could look really weird with different fonts, special characters or symbols; it just stuffs up your formatting.

Why does Word affect your content?

Although you can’t see it, when you copy/paste out of Word you take a whole bunch of hidden formatting bits & pieces. But don’t freak, there’s an easy way to fix this!


If using a WINDOWS computer, search for NOTEPAD, built into the system, seems MACS use TEXTEDIT

What is NOTEPAD?

Notepad is a text editor that should be already installed on your Windows computer. It’s used for editing plain text files & for our purposes we are using it as a “dumping ground” to get rid of any hidden formatting issues that we copied out of Word.

Use NOTEPAD to fix Word Formatting Issues

Now comes the fun part … COPY the content from Word & paste it into Notepad.

Copy from Word to Notepad

Copy from Word & paste into Notepad

Then copy the text out of Notepad & paste it into your website POST or PAGE & you’re done!

Notepad fixes Word Formatting

Notepad fixes Word Formatting

It doesn’t look like anything’s changed but all those hidden surprises attached behind the scenes in your Word document have now gone.

Simple task but if you’re NONE THE WISER, hours will be lost mucking around trying to fix your content unnecessarily!

Really can people see my website?

It’s really easy to check …

  1. Open up Google
  2. Type in:
    • site:YourDomainName


    • Click ENTER
  3. If you’re indexed by Google your pages should show up
  4. If NOT indexed yet, keep populating your site with content! indexed by Google

Website Indexed by Google


I tend to find things straight-forward most of the times, especially in places where people have struggled & so I’ve decided I’m going to write up a HOW-TO-DO things based around WordPress since people find building a website overwhelming at times … it’s not really.

Initially it will be a lot of work as I’d still like to continue to help people find their answers, but I’d also like to jot down a quick reference in case someone else will need a hand with the same thing … as I have discovered in my short time (3 weeks) joined up to Wealthy Affiliate. e.g.  how to use PLUGINS & WIDGETS … in layman terms so keep returning here & I’ll start my HOW-TO-DO in the near future!

Systems Analysis & Design


*Scope Definition

*Problem Analysis

*Requirements Analysis

*Logical Design

*Design Analysis

*Physical Design & Integration

*Construction & Testing

*Installation & Delivery

Wanting a better life instead of being stuck in a 9 to 5’er? YES? I was in the same boat! Sifted through the world wide web … hunting hi & low in search for a way of making use of my talent online. I heard of all these success stories so this should be easy right?!

So What Am I Looking For?

For years now, I have been on the hunt for something online, where I could WORK:

  1. From anywhere around the world
  2. At any hour of the day
  3. Even if my child was sick or
  4. While I was still in my PJ’s!

I JUST knew there was something out there for me, but I struggled to find anything. View full article »


Will update regularly as I rediscover HTML shortcuts that I use often. These need to be inserted into the HTML coding tab when editing your website.

Ampersand, &

Places an & in your content instead of using the word “AND”



Generates a © symbol, just add where necessary


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