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If your WordPress website breaks – the white screen of death and other errors

The blog post will help you fix your WordPress website if it breaks. While WordPress is an excellent choice as a Content Management System there will be times when things go wrong. The default setup of WordPress is not to display error messages so you are likely to be presented with either the dreaded white […]

Why use a Content Management System such as WordPress

This blog post covers when and why you should use a Content Management System such as WordPress for your website. When you have a business with products or services to promote, you need a website and keep it up to date. For those unsure of the term, here’s a good definition of Content Management System: […]

Latest version page builder plugins make web design with WordPress a breeze

There is a new generation of page builder plugins that make web design with WordPress a breeze. In the past we often had to accept the page designs of the theme developer or spend time customising the CSS files, adding to the functions file and modifying graphics and icons. As web developers this wasn’t a […]

Why and how you should keep up with WordPress version updates

Keeping up with your WordPress version updates is important, however do it with caution. WordPress is the world’s most popular Content Management System that powers 25% of the most popular websites (WordPress powers 25% of the world’s top websites) and has nearly 60% of market share of all websites. We use WordPress for many client […]

Recent WordPress security issues – how to update the version and your plugins safely

There have been some recent WordPress security issues which mean that you must get your WordPress version and certain plugins updated as soon as possible. Recent WordPress security issues addressed by Version 4.7.3 Version 4.7.3 of the content management system includes fixes for the half dozen flaws that could allow for, among other things, cross-site […]

WordPress website backup options

All website owners need to consider the backup of their website. Questions to ponder include who is responsible and can they quickly get a recent version of your website back on line should the worst happen? If your website is powered by WordPress then there are lots of WordPress website backup options and we’ll cover […]

WordPress updates to version 4.6

August 2016 saw the popular content management system WordPress updates to version 4.6. In keeping with the established tradition it named after a Jazz great, this time “Pepper” in honor of jazz baritone saxophonist Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III. It is available to update through your dashboard and you will be greeted with a message […]

Best WordPress caching plugins to improve the speed of your website

If you use WordPress as your Content Management System then you’re already well placed to rank highly on Google. There are many factors that help to improve your page rankings and we have covered these extensively in previous blog posts (see Google ranking factors). When Google publicly talk about ranking factors they boil it down […]

The latest WordPress release to 4.5.3 fixes security bugs

The latest WordPress release doesn’t provide much additional functionality but is highly recommended. It provides fixes for eight security bugs and 17 maintenance issues. The most critical security flaw the project fixed is a bug that allowed attackers to change a user’s password by leveraging stolen cookies. The WordPress security team’s Michael Adams discovered this […]

3 tips for setting up WordPress SEO

WordPress is the most popular Content Management System in the world with the latest statistics showing 60% market share. This means that there are a lot of websites out there making a very wise choice as WordPress is a secure, easy to use CMS that is well supported by its inventors Automattic. It also has […]