How to fix this site may be hacked – Yikes!

Your customer calls you up and asks you if your site’s safe to visit. When you Google yourself, you see those five horrible words under your site’s listing: “This site may be hacked“. What do you do next? Find out what Google knows Google’s decided your site’s hacked, but how do you find out why?…

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How to get new customers for your wordpress ecommerce business

Adding more to the bottom line of your wordpress ecommerce shop will often come down to new customer acquisition; getting new people to buy your stuff. Whilst we really shouldn’t forget our existing customers, this post will go into some detail on different techniques you can employ to either get new customers or push more…

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WordPress Ecommerce: 7 ways to improve your bottom line

WordPress is a solid, flexible and scalable choice for your WordPress Ecommerce website. You’re probably already using WooCommerce to power your WordPress Ecommerce shop but what can you do to really improve your Ecommerce revenue through your WordPress site? Here’s what you can do to really get your profits up. Speed your WordPress Ecommerce site…

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GDPR Compliance for WooCommerce

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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GDPR Compliance: WordPress & Gravity Forms

Boring but somewhat important note: General Data Protection Regulation compliance (GDPR compliance) and how Gravity Forms GDPR compliance is implemented is a legal topic and it's best to seek qualified legal advice regarding its implementation in your business. Although this article offers technical detail about some aspects of its implementation, it in no way constitutes... Read More

Website support and maintenance: why you shouldn’t neglect it

Website design is the exciting bit of having a website. Website support and maintenance is the stuff that happens after your website goes live and it’s very easy to see it as something unimportant you can neglect. I’d like to make the case that website support and maintenance is just as important as the build…

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WordPress website security: what you need to know

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?

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

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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Five Top Tips: How to choose a WordPress site developer

So, you’ve made the biggest decision about your website. You’re going to use WordPress. Now for the next biggest decision: your WordPress site developer. How do you make sure you’ve chosen the WordPress site developer who’s right for you? Here are my five top tips. Ask for a WordPress site developer recommendation First of all,…

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Why a WordPress monthly support package will improve your marketing

In the early days of WordPress, the joy of it was that you could update your website yourself and didn’t need any technical expertise. These days, the joy of being able to update your own website is still there: in fact, it’s probably the main reason you chose a WordPress site. But there’s also a…

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What to look for in a WordPress support company

There are lots of reasons for choosing a WordPress website. For many companies it’s the ability WordPress gives you to add and change content without the need to go through a third party. This is undoubtedly a big advantage. However, as you’ve probably discovered, having the ability to update your own website content is not…

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Joining the ranks of the WordPress experts – Part 2

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

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

When do you need WordPress theme support?

What is a WordPress theme? Before we consider when you might need WordPress theme support, let’s take a step back and answer the question that many of you may be asking. What is a WordPress theme and do I have one? Your WordPress theme is basically the design of your website and the way the... Read More

Why you need to act on the update WordPress site messages

You know those update WordPress site notifications you see when you log into WordPress? What do you do when you see them? Take the necessary action and update your WordPress site? Or ignore them because your site is working fine and, as the old saying goes, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’? If you’re…

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What are the options for WordPress support?

So you’ve got a WordPress website. Congratulations – in my opinion you’ve chosen (or had chosen for you) one of the best web content management systems (CMSs) in the world. But I’m not sure it’s enough on its own. Having a great CMS that makes it easy to add and update information is no good…

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WordPress support forums: indispensable or irritating?

One of the best things about WordPress is the support forums. They are where WordPress users all over the world post problems and provide solutions. When WordPress support forums are indispensable If you have any queries, can’t figure something out or have just got a problem with your WordPress site, WordPress support forums are the best place... Read More