GDPR Compliance for WooCommerce

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On 25th May, 2018, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes law across all EU countries (and yes, despite Brexit that does include the UK for the foreseeable future!) If you’re running a WordPress ecommerce website using Woocommerce, you might be wondering what you’ll need to do to make yourself compliant; after all, ecommerce involves…

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Help! I’ve had a plugin hacked!

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Having a plugin hacked on your website is a horrible thing to happen. Firstly there is the reputational damage – a hacked plugin can mean your website automatically redirects somewhere unpleasant, is covered with adverts for unsavoury things or simply isn’t there. The plugin hack can also lead to longer term damage if search engines…

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What are the options for WordPress website packages?

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There are lots of web design companies out there offering WordPress website packages. So how do you make sure you have chosen the package that is right for your business? To my way of thinking, the elements of WordPress website packages can be divided into two categories. The first is the essentials: all WordPress website…

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WordPress technical support in plain English

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At one level, WordPress is very simple to use, which is one of the reasons it’s so popular. Adding content, changing content and deleting content is very straightforward and can be done by almost anyone, regardless of their technical skills. At this level, WordPress technical support is rarely required. No WordPress technical support needed? Unfortunately,…

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WordPress website security: what you need to know

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WordPress is one of the world’s most popular website content management systems for good reason. It’s endlessly flexible, easy to work with and meets all the latest web standards. Unfortunately, because it’s one of the world’s most popular website content management systems, it’s also one of the most vulnerable to attack from hackers. So what…

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Where’s the best place to get WordPress plugin help?

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So, you’ve got a WordPress website. You’ve got a couple of clever plugins that, with a little bit of customisation by your web developer, have given your site exactly the functionality it needs at a fraction of the cost of developing something from the ground up. Great! Except you’ve found you’ve got a problem with…

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Striking WordPress support sets the theme apart

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Kaptinlin’s Striking theme for WordPress is widely thought to one of the most powerful themes you can purchase for your website. It’s billed as the ‘ultimate responsive WordPress theme’ and it seems that plenty of people agree – over 17,000 sites use it and that number keeps growing. It’s easy to see why Striking is…

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What does WordPress website monitoring mean?

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You’re told that WordPress website monitoring is important. But why is it important to monitor your WordPress website? And what does it mean? What WordPress website monitoring means when you Google it When you Google “WordPress website monitoring”, you quickly see that most people take it to mean monitoring your website’s uptime (that is, the…

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Joining the ranks of the WordPress experts – Part 2

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In the last post I talked about how joining the ranks of the WordPress experts was something you should consider doing. On the other hand, I think there’s a stronger argument for deciding that rather than even thinking about becoming a WordPress expert yourself you should simply enlist the help of someone who already is…

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Joining the ranks of the WordPress experts part 1

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A few years ago, updating a website was a laborious, highly technical affair. Adding a news story or details of a new product was something that needed to be done by the experts in your web department (if you were a big company) or by your freelance web designer (if you were an SME). These... Read More

Dining at ASK before a journey home #wcldn #rigoblog

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Last talk of my day at #wcldn with @williamsba talking on making your first hire #rigoblog

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Checking out Jon Buchan’s talk #rigoblog #wcldn

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