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Common WordPress objections

I hear lots of objection about using WordPress. In this post I will address them to give you a balanced view of this amazing website platform 1.WordPress is complicated to use Yes it has a learning curve, but so do all the other website platforms. There is a lot of...

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Common WordPress objections

I hear lots of objection about using WordPress. In this post I will address them to give you a balanced view of this amazing website platform 1.WordPress is complicated to use Yes it has a learning curve, but so do all the other website platforms. There is a lot of...

Progressive web design

What is progressive web design? Progressive web design is a method of designing and building your website in 'chunks'. Here is a list of 'chunks' I have identified that many small business require on the website. They don't need all the chunks at once, but as their...

What is progressive web design

Wix & Squarespace resources

I can't stress how much these two website builders are NOT the easy option for building your website. Dont just take one or two peoples positive experience as an indication of the suitability of these platforms. Look at these independent reviews. I have just put...

What is a value proposition

What is a value proposition? A value proposition is a combination of a few sentences and some imagery that you use to make a 'promise of value' to your potential client. It consists of 5 parts. The end result - or the promise of what your client gets when they work...

What is a value proposition

A guide to WordPress spam and how to avoid it

Spam originating from your WordPress website can come from two places. Comment spam and form submissions. Unfortunately there is no one magic bullet to stop all spam. My advice, is to take basic precautions but also to not worry about it too much until you have to....

How to write an about page

Your about page is likely to be your second most visited page, your home page being the first. This is where people go to find out more about you and decide if they like you, if you are a good fit and if they want to trust you with their health and wellbeing. It is...

Are you ready to build a website?

Building a website can be a terrible experience. Just ask around. Most people will tell you it's been hard, it's taken ages and there has been a lack of support when they needed help. There are many reasons why it's hard. One of the top reasons is you are just not...

Should I update my PHP version

If you are managing and maintaining your own WordPress website, you need to know what PHP is and when and how to update it. This will keep your website running with the best and latest code possible. What is PHP? Simply put, PHP is the software language that...

What is a wireframe

A wireframe is sketch of a web page layout to understand what elements a web page will have when it is finished. The wireframe can also be called a template or mockup. A wireframe has no design features, it is mainly black and white. Here is an example of a...

What is a webmaster?

What is a webmaster? A webmaster is responsible for maintaining and updating a website. I think the role needs to be kept quite general because there is an overlap with so many other online marketing activities that a webmaster can do. It's important to make the...

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Updating your WordPress website FAQs

Yes you can do this via a manual update. Take a back up of your site.Download the WordPress version you need from the WordPress website.Using your file manager program navigate to your website root folder. Delete the old WordPress folders  ‘wp-includes’...

My email has stopped working

If you have an email account that your website hosting is providing and you think it has suddenly stopped working then here are a few steps for you to take. Quite often the server hasn't gone down, it is the connection from the server to your email program eg....

Hosting Basics Mini Guide

Hosting Basics I have been building websites for over 8 years and I have to admit, I sometimes assume everyone knows the basics. Time and time again I am reminded that in actual fact, not many people are aware of the basics, why would they be? They don't build...

WordPress support planning

I’d like to take my hat off to all you tiny business owners who built your own website. It’s not easy.  I’ve seen lots of adverts telling you that building your own website can be easy. Web builders like Wix, Weebly and Squarespace. You also have Wordpress theme...

WordPress support planning

Why your website might get hacked

  How critical is your website to your business? Would your business suffer if your website was taken down? What about if your website content was replaced with something else? What if your customers started receiving spam emails from you? These are all...

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The power of a website

The goal of this article is to help you understand the power of a website, it can be so much more than an online brochure. Your best sales person If a website is designed to drive sales, it can be your best, high performing salesperson. Why? It can say the right...

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Weider Web discovery process

What is a discovery process? A discovery process is a process we work through with all of our clients. It is designed to discover enough information to enable us to build a high performing website that delivers value to your business. It consists of 4 workshops...