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Setting up Woocommerce Tutorial

So you want to set up an online shop using wordpress as your platform. That’s easy to do. Once you have your site set up, you can go ahead + start selling in no time. Just follow these few simple steps to installing WooCommerce, click a few buttons, + away we go.

Setting Up Woocommerce Tutorial | PIXEL BOUTIQUE | Travel + Code | Minimal WordPress Themes | How To Guide

First things first. Make sure you have your host, domain + wordpress installed. Preferably a theme too, but not required to enjoy wooCommerce – Read this guide if you’re unsure of any of this before continuing through this woocommerce tutorial: http://pixelboutique.co.uk/start-your-own-wordpress-blog.Read more >

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Featured Blogger

Featured Blogger | Ciao Flamingo

Welcome to my brand new monthly feature on the blog – Featured Blogger – The clue is in the title really. Each month I will be interviewing one blogger that inspires me, in hope that they inspire you. A chance to take a look into their world, what they do, how they work, wordpress top tips + heaps more. First up… Ciao Flamingo.

Featured Blogger | April

The French beauty Charlène, of Ciao Flamingo, has accepted the first feature + I’m honoured to have her on-board. Her blog is an entertaining read + she has a pretty awesome bunch of followers. She’s an active IG friend of mine + her grams inspire me every day. From fashion + travel, to lunch time treats + catgrams, her feed is clean, cute + full of joy.

 

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Travel

An afternoon stroll in Oxford

Oxford is a wonderful place to take a stroll, whether that is in the rain or sunshine. It’s beauty always shines through. Luckily, we were there on the hottest day of the year so far for England. A high of 25.5 degrees C — which is a pretty big achievement for the British aisles this time of year – we are normally cursed with the dreadful April Showers.

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This Medieval City in Southern England is home to 38 colleges + packed full of history. For you Harry Potter fans it also has some little gems for you too. I didn’t hit the tourist spots this time around, our afternoon was short but very sweet.

For a quick guide on how  to spend a few hours in Oxford, carry on reading.

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Tutorials

Start your own wordpress blog

So you have chosen to start your own WordPress blog + you’re unsure of how to get started or what to do first? Have no fear. My quick start guide will help you every step of the way + you will be blogging in no time. No technical / coding skills are required; click a few buttons, enter a few details, choose a few options, + away we go.

If you already have your blog set up + just need some helpful tips on certain subjects, then you can check out my support page for various tutorials + guides.

Start your own WordPress Blog Tutorial | PIXEL BOUTIQUE | Minimal WordPress Themes

So let’s get you on your way to blogging. If you have any questions along the way, please drop me a comment in this post + I’ll help you out where I can.

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Code

The best code + tech book on my shelf

I’m the type of girl that judges a book by it’s cover, I would never deny that, and when I say this, I only refer to books, not people. I’m a sucker for good design, and the included contents being code related is a total bonus. When I found ‘The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software‘ I was beside myself with excitement.

The minimal cover design and the fascinating synopsis had me reaching for the plastic and swiping a purchase immediately — that’s a lie, I asked Santa for it, but you get the gist.

Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

The best code + tech book on my shelf | PIXEL BOUTIQUE | Travel + Code
The best code + tech book on my shelf

This book kept my brain active whilst riding the Indian rails in January. Full of science that I never knew I needed. It starts by explaining the fascinating works of binary and morse code and goes on to bigger and better things.

Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software book | PIXEL BOUTIQUE | Travel + Code

If you love technology, code and the general working of computers, large or small, then this book is for you. I suggest that you add this pretty and informative book to your reading list and then let me know your thoughts.

“What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries…”

Go ahead. Treat yourself. Buy the book. Join me in understanding how code has changed the way we live and work via Pretzold’s quirky mind.

Happy reading. x

 

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a commission. This item was a genuine purchase that I made via amazon.co.uk and I was not paid to review this item.

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Freebies

Free 2017 Monthly Calendar Printable

2017 has arrived (a month ago — sorry, I’ve been away), and it’s time to replace your monthly calendar and get organised. I gave up on purchasing physical diaries last year, after I spent $60 on a beautiful little thing that I never ended up using. My phone is my main portal for organising my life, but I still need a monthly planner that I can quickly glance at in my notebook — so I created one, and because I like to share the little joys in life that make us happy, here it is for you to download for free:

Free 2017 Monthly Calendar Printable (44 downloads)
Free 2017 Printable Calendar Planner | PIXEL BOUTIQUE | Travel + Code
Free 2017 Printable Calendar Planner

Download the Calendar for Free

If you need a smidge of help keeping track of your social / work activities, then click the link below to download your copy of the planner now. Cut out and simply stick it anywhere you desire.

  Free 2017 Monthly Calendar Printable (44 downloads)

Share your pictures of how you are planning your year by using #pixelboutique on Instagram.

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Travel

Abode Bombay – Boutique Mumbai Hotel

So I’ve been backpacking in India for just over 3 weeks now and I’ve been so lazy with updating my blog, I’ve just been having so much fun and the time has flown since we first landed in Mumbai. My sincere apologies to those I promised that I would keep it up to date.

When we landed in Mumbai, we were instantly greeted with what can only be described as ‘a bloody nightmare’ for various small reasons that resulted in us jumping in a ridiculously over priced taxi to our hotel that was located an hour away in Colaba.

Before leaving the UK, we had pre-booked our Mumbai accommodation at Abode Bombay. I was a little sceptical at first as it was way out of our “backpacker budget”, but what the hell, one little treat wont hurt… right?

Abode Bombay | Boutique Mumbai HotelAbode Bombay | Boutique Mumbai Hotel

It certainly didn’t hurt one little bit…

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Tutorials

How to create aWordPress Image Gallery

Hand me a text editor, and I can create you an image gallery. Hand me a CMS and I’ll figure it out after a week. Yes a week. I admit, this is not good coming from a “WordPress Developer” – oops!

So, for those of you (like myself) that somehow missed the WordPress Image Gallery know how boat, here is my “How To” on creating a clean gallery for your blog posts and pages.

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Travel

Backpackers Checklist | India [ updated ]

I’m very much a “to do list” kind of girl, in fact, I have a list of all my to-do lists, so obviously, with planning such a huge trip (4 weeks backpacking in India), I had to source and create one gigantic checklist. I spent two months in India back in 2011, and from that trip I learnt what to pack and what to leave at home. I’m a light traveller, so trust me when I say that the following is pretty much essential to make your trip that little less stressful.

This post has been updated. To see what’s new, look out for the green text.

Travel + Code | India Backpacking Checklist | PIXEL BOUTIQUE

This list may look daunting and exhausting to complete (and I’m afraid it can be), but if you give yourself enough time to research and plan properly, it will run like clock work, and it will all be worth it when you land on Indian soil and you are immediately thrown into the most contrasting culture you will probably ever experience.

I’m heading back out to India 3 days after Christmas, so I’ve pretty much ticked all of the below off, and hopefully I can advise you on the struggles that I have overcome along my planning journey. Planning Christmas and India at the same time has been a little hectic, so this list is probably more for my own sanity than to help others.

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