Karl Elliott

Just added to #thissite is…

Just added to #thissite is an overview of the “IT Network” itself and what membership is and how to get involved. Read it here.

Karl Elliott


One of the first things I’m asked is “how does that site work?”. So this colophon is here to explain a bit about the site and I’ll be updating it as the site evolves.

Site is a self-hosted WordPress installation under our main VANEL hosting account.
Our hosting is with Krystal.
The site uses the O2 theme from Automattic. O2 is an evolution from their P2 theme which Automattic continues to rely to run their organisation. Read about O2 here.
(Installing O2 is not trivial and essentially it’s counted as a BETA so you need to be careful with it. But I like it and it works great for interactive sites).
You need an P2-breathe theme and an O2 plugin (plus a couple of others) to get it working.

Plugins on this site:
O2 (as mentioned above)
Relevanssi (for search)
Broken Links Checker

Colophon to be updated as the site progresses.


Karl Elliott


to the “new” VANEL Digital website/blog.

We’ve had a few websites over the years that VANEL has been delivering technology and digital support, so in some ways this is just a new iteration. But this one is designed to be both simple and interactive – the idea is to allow you to get involved with the site too.

And although this site is a blog – with articles added regularly – it’s also a place for conversations. So as conversations (via comments) evolve on any article don’t be suprised to find me updating older articles to keep them relevant.

It’s about you getting involved too, so more information on that soon (keep checking the FAQ).

Good to have you here.
Karl Elliott, Development Manager at VANEL & Editor