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FiveThirtyEight.com

It’s not often then I visit a website, especially on mobile, which really turns my head. But that’s exactly what happened when I visited https://fivethirtyeight.com/. Above is the desktop view but, as I say, I first visited it on my…

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#TheWPshow replay with Steve Kirtley

On this #TheWPshow I chat to my old friend, and seasoned web developer, Steve Kirtley. We talk about the future of websites, after chatting about how the web has evolved.   How we used to build websites (tables/transparent gifs etc)…

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Takeaways from ordering online

I ordered some take out food recently, I was time-pressed with the kids and ordering beforehand, ready for pick up, just made sense. The online ordering experience was really, really poor. When I first started in the web, many things…

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Sending passwords (securely)

Sending passwords (securely)

As a WordPress development & support company, we tend to have access to lots of client’s website credentials, and we often need to send passwords to clients. In this article, we’ll explore how we do that as securely as possible….

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Email deliverability - website forms

Website forms & Email deliverability

Email forms are an essential aspect of any WordPress website. They enable our website visitors to make contact with us thereby fulfilling one of the fundamental reasons for having a website in the first place – helping convert anonymous website…

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Email Deliverability (part 1)

Email deliverability (part 1)

In this article, we look at how you set up and configure your email to help minimise the chance of your emails accidentally going into spam folders (or worse still – getting blocked completely!). If you find yourself saying “having…

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#TheWPshow on Google Search Console

This is an edited replay of #TheWPshow (The WordPress Show) from the 4th of Sept 2020. Feel free to join our community on Facebook where future events are streamed. In the first #TheWPshow after the summer break, I dip into…

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Hosting: Shared v dedicated

Shared v Dedicated Hosting

Hosting is a fundamental piece of the puzzle when providing a solid website experience to your online audience. In this article, we discuss some of the factors you need to consider. Files Our websites are, at the end of the…

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The Challenge for Website Owners

The challenge for website owners

I’ve just got back from being away with my kids in West Wales and, as usual, the brain never fully switches off from business, and I thought I’d come back and blog about what I’ve been mulling: the challenge for…

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Canonical URLs

Canonical URLs are something you don’t normally need to worry about; except in exceptional circumstances. However, they are worth knowing about all the same. What is a ‘Canonical URL’? It is the ‘definitive source’ of the information the page is…

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