Web Design

Let’s Encrypt SSL – Secure Your WordPress Website The Easy Way

What is SSL and why is it important?

SSL (Secure Socket Layers) is a web security standard which establishes a secure link via HTTPS between a users browser and the web server. HTTPS is an protocol method that encrypts the data sent and received over the internet.… Read the rest

Choosing The Right Theme For Your WordPress Site (Continued)

Back in June 2015 we published a great article entitled Choosing The Right Theme For Your WordPress Site which covered the fundamentals of choosing the right WordPress theme for you. If you haven’t already, please take a look here. In this article we wanted to delve deeper at on what you should be ticking off your theme selection checklist.
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4 great plugins to help fix your WordPress website quickly and easily

Is your WordPress website broken? Are you having trouble removing a plugin? Perhaps your site relies on a certain problem plugin and you are reluctant to remove it altogether? Have you googled around and the list of possible problems are endless and some solutions are a bit outside your technical comfort zone.… Read the rest

WordPress Website Update Issues

Having Issues with Updating WordPress Plugins?

If you’ve been running a website on WordPress for long enough, you’re bound to have come across this issue sooner or later… You know the one;

“The update cannot be installed because we will be unable to copy some files. This is usually due to inconsistent file permissions.… Read the rest

Mobile First Indexing

Mobile First Index – What you need to know

Before going head long into this, I thought we’d take a little walk down memory lane, a time before website owners and possibly even Google gave much thought to ‘Mobile First Index’ and the impact it would have.

Do you remember a time when things were much simpler, when using the Internet meant simply meant getting access to the phone line for a few hours so you could do your homework, stopping your Aunty Maureen from calling your mum as the line was engaged.… Read the rest

Technical Trends in Blogging for 2017

Let’s take a look at some of the biggest trends we can expect to see in blogging this year.

We’ll consider existing trends like Responsive Web Design (RWP) and new trends like Google Voice Search.

AMP and Accessible Content

You might not be aware of the importance of your website performance across all devices and speed delivering content, however, according to a study carried out by Kissmetrics, 40% of mobile users bounce out of a page if it doesn’t load in just 3 secs.… Read the rest

How to deploy your ideal WordPress install to make your development process quicker and easier

 

What is a cloned WordPress install bundle

The concept is simple. Rather than creating a basic WordPress install and having to monotonously install all the same plugins every time you  start a new web project, why not have a pre-rolled version of your ultimate WordPress install, fully loaded with your must have plugins, themes and modifications in one install package?… Read the rest

How hard is it to make a website? What your options are and how to get started

It’s 2017 and time for new challenges! Are you ready for your first website? Or finally decided it’s time to upgrade? Yes!? Well, whether you want a website for your hobby or small business, this guide will help you to consider your options and decide on the best way forward.… Read the rest

Five Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

In my previous blog post, I talked about how to improve your website instantly with only a few tips, but I did not begin to discuss what elements you should avoid including in your blog. Believe it or not, it doesn’t matter how much money you invest in owning the best design on the web if you don’t take into account some factors that may be annoying for your audience.… Read the rest

Useful Additions for Your WordPress Functions.php File

 

What is Functions.php?

Functions.php is a way to add functionality and features to your WordPress website. Functions.php acts very much like a plugin but it resides in your WordPress theme folder. Its remains active as long as your theme is active.… Read the rest