Technical

Site safety

Security plugins

This site is a WordPress blog.       It benefits from the rich choice of security plugins available.     The development of the WordPress core system and plugins is an on-going process, and they are regularly updated.

The site has a security plugin that provides it with an extra layer of protection against hackers.      The plugin has additional security measures for the site administrator, to prevent unauthorised tampering.

Visitor identity

This site collects very little visitor data.       Click thumbnail to see the data held about visitors by the statistics plugin used on the site.       It is pretty anonymous.

The site does not ask for any visitor identification – such as name or email address.       The facility for visitors to this site to leave comments is switched OFF, which makes it easier to keep it safe.       It avoids the need for visitors to log in.

You can leave comments on our Facebook or Twitter  pages.       See Contact us for our email address.

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Error messages

On very rare occasions visitors to this website may get an error message like the one on the left.       This is a problem at the computer centre that hosts our website.        It does not mean there is a problem with your computer.        It might be wise to wait an hour or so before trying to view the GAIN website again.        Everything should be fine before too long.

Zoom in

If the mouse pointer turns into the magnifying glass icon above on a picture or image just click to zoom in.

Statistics

  • Visitor numbers to this site were increasing during 2016
  • Many of them were from outside the UK, particularly the USA
  • A sizable number use the RSS feed
  • As a matter of interest, while Windows is the most popular operating system Linux is quite popular amongst our visitors too.      Please be aware that trying out a version of Linux is technically ambitious, though.      This how to guide might give a rough idea of what is involved, however.
  • The latest site statistics are shown at the bottom of This web site

PDF files

When you click the icon show on the left, the text may sometimes appear uneven, as shown on the right.          Simply click the  +  icon at the top of the display once or twice and it should become much more readable.

Attribution:   Icon by Ethandcltd – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48198391

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GAIN logo - thumbnailPlease be aware that we, at GAIN, are not qualified to give advice.              See disclaimer.