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Making Wise WordPress Theme Choices

Making Wise WordPress Theme Choices

For many the choice of WordPress theme is where their journey with WordPress begins to unravel. The choices are endless, free themes, premium themes, bespoke themes, themes with their own page builders, and places like Themeforest which promise beautiful looking...

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Should I use Shopify or WooCommerce

Should I use Shopify or WooCommerce

Shopify and WooCommerce are the two top ecommerce platforms in the world each with their own pros and cons, and I often have enquiries for both of these sorts of sites.  As a business owner, choosing the right ecommerce platform that fits your business needs is...

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5 Tips For Building Your Own WordPress Site

5 Tips For Building Your Own WordPress Site

Designed and managed correctly, a WordPress website is a user-friendly and easy-to-access content management system. You can of course build your site yourself and if you are going to have a try at that here is what I recommend. 1 - Use self hosted wordpress.org There...

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Stop Obsessing Over Green Lights In Yoast

Stop Obsessing Over Green Lights In Yoast

A large proportion of WordPress sites use a plugin called Yoast to help with their on-page SEO.  Used correctly it is a great tool for a whole host of activities, which include things like: Site mapping Setting page meta-descriptions Controlling social-media related...

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How to deal with a hacked WordPress Website

How to deal with a hacked WordPress Website

Getting your website hacked is devastating Your website is such a valuable commodity and fixing hacked websites is complex, and it's not always as simple as rolling back to the previous version. If your website is a business, then security should be one of your top...

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You need to be mobile friendly, no arguments.

You need to be mobile friendly, no arguments.

We are a nation of mobile workers, mobile talkers and mobile surfers. As a business owner with a web site, you need to be certain that your site is mobile friendly if you want it to be effective. Google state that more searches take place on mobile than desktop....

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10 Things You Forgot To Ask Your Web Developer

10 Things You Forgot To Ask Your Web Developer

It never ceases to amaze me how little information clients ask for before they put the security of their web site in my hands.  Here are 10 questions everyone should be asking their web designer... 1. Will I own the rights to my business domain name? This is...

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I have a website, why aren’t I mad busy?

I have a website, why aren’t I mad busy?

If you have a WordPress site, you have seen these words at the top of your dashboard many times: WordPress X.X.X is available! Please update now. This leads to these 3 questions... 1. Is it really that important to keep WordPress up to date? 2. How do I know when to...

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Do I need to upgrade to the latest version of WordPress?

Do I need to upgrade to the latest version of WordPress?

If you have a WordPress site, you have seen these words at the top of your dashboard many times: WordPress X.X.X is available! Please update now. This leads to these 3 questions... 1. Is it really that important to keep WordPress up to date? 2. How do I know when to...

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Why it’s more important than ever to move to HTTPS

Why it’s more important than ever to move to HTTPS

Google have announced that by July 2018, web pages loaded without HTTPS will be marked as “not secure”. Web site visitors using Chrome will see this warning when browsing unencrypted HTTP sites. Users presented with this warning will be less likely to interact with...

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How GDPR affects your website.

How GDPR affects your website.

I've had lots of questions this week from my clients about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and what changes they may need to consider to make sure that their web sites are compliant.  I have read a thousand articles this week and it was confusing, I...

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Trouble selling online?  Change your home page.

Trouble selling online? Change your home page.

Does this sound familiar? ...you have a brilliant product ...it's priced just right ...your web site analytics are showing that you are getting loads of traffic Not only that but you've been working on your SEO like a demon and you can see that your efforts are paying...

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Using WordPress to benefit your business

Using WordPress to benefit your business

While your web site is not a flesh-and-blood team member, it does holds great value for your business in terms of sales and marketing. If you think how valuable an effective and well placed employee can be, then you should consider a WordPress web site as the...

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What is a 1 page website?

What is a 1 page website?

There’s nothing worse than a massive and untidy website, with loads of unnecessary pages. Not only does it look unprofessional, but it loses you customers. Over 50% of all your visitors will spend less than 30 seconds on your website before before losing interest and...

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Using Google Analytics to benefit your business

Using Google Analytics to benefit your business

Does even the mention of the word Google Analytics make you feel slightly confused and nauseous? Dont worry, that's normal, but you need to put your feelings to one side and read on, because if you are running a business web site and you aren't using it, then you...

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BALANCING WORK WITH FAMILY

BALANCING WORK WITH FAMILY

I'm a Web Developer, and as such I regularly blog on technical subjects close to my area of expertise. But this month's post is not related to WordPress at all, but it does tell you a little bit about me, my values and passions.  Sole traders have an interesting...

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It’s okay to blog with the comments off…no really it is.

It’s okay to blog with the comments off…no really it is.

Did you know you can blog with the comments off, I know.... controversial!! The blog police won't issue you with a fine, it's your blog, you can make these grown up decisions for yourself. Common questions about blogging Shall I let people comment on my blog? How do I...

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