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Make fewer HTTP requests in WordPress

WordPress/ 05th Sep 2019/Jamie Hoyles

One of the common items highlighted in both Pingdom’s Speed Test tool and a GTMetrix report is ‘Make fewer HTTP requests’. Pingdom describe this practise as: Decreasing the number of components on a page reduces the number of HTTP requests required to render the page, resulting in faster page loads. Some ways to reduce the […]

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Autoptimize and Contact Form 7 Conflicts

WordPress/ 29th Aug 2019/Jamie Hoyles

Autoptimize is a great plugin for WordPress that combines scripts and code to reduce HTTP look ups. This can speed websites up considerably, improving both visitor experience and how Google, Yahoo, etc rank the site. Using Autoptimize and Contact Form 7 on the same WordPress install however can stop a visitor being able to send […]

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Recaptcha and Contact Form 7 Conflicts

WordPress/ 21st Aug 2019/Jamie Hoyles

One of the most popular WordPress contact plugins is Contact Form 7, however it is fairly common for users to find themselves being flooded by unwanted emails. We have a great blog post online containing information on how to stop spam being received yet a recent update to one of the recommended integrations can throw […]

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Choose the right hosting for WordPress

WordPress/ 15th Aug 2019/Will Cook-Martin

WordPress is a very popular content management system which is used to power millions of websites around the world. Blogs, business websites, eCommerce stores, forums, helpdesks, pretty much any type of website you can think of, you can use WordPress to build and manage it! A site powered by WordPress is only as good as […]

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Choose your brand and domain name

Tips and Guides/ 05th Aug 2019/Will Cook-Martin

Going back a few years, the process of forming a business started with creating a brand name that captured the founder’s vision for the new venture. Whether or not the name was available as a domain name was probably not even a factor. Nowadays, memorable and/or short domain names are in very short supply and […]

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Why Choose Elementor Pro

WordPress/ 24th Jul 2019/Jamie Hoyles

Elementor Pro is the premium version of this easy to use page builder. Packed with additional features it is a great addition to Elementor and will help take your sites to the next level… On Elementor’s own Pro vs Free comparison there are dozens of extra features listed, and importantly they are ones that you […]

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Five Essential Add-Ons For Elementor

WordPress/ 12th Jul 2019/Jamie Hoyles

Here I take a look at the plugins, templates and add-ons for Elementor that make this WYSIWYG editor one of the leading website builders available… Five Essential Add-Ons For Elementor Elementor Pro At $49 for one site, the pro licence of Elementor offers all the free version does and more. It empowers you with more […]

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Elementor Page Builder for WordPress

WordPress/ 02nd Jul 2019/Jamie Hoyles

Following on from my post Which WordPress Editor is Best? I explore the Elementor Page Builder – a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editor which claims it allows users to create beautiful websites using a simple, intuitive drag and drop interface. I’ve traditionally built sites for my clients combining the classic editor and […]

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What Is WordPress

WordPress/ 13th Jun 2019/Will Cook-Martin

What is WordPress? WordPress (also known as WP) if a free to use, open source Content Management System (CMS) used by millions of websites around the world. It is written in a coding language called PHP and uses a MySQL database to store information (don’t worry if those terms frighten you – you don’t need […]

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Which WordPress Editor Is Best?

WordPress/ 10th Jun 2019/Jamie Hoyles

WordPress 5.0 was released on 6th December 2018 and with it came a new WordPress Editor for creating your pages – Gutenburg. The difference between Gutenburg & the previous editor is quite a contrast. Where before, the editor worked very much like a common word processor, Gutenburg has seen the introduction of ‘blocks’ in order […]

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