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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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Why You Should Optimise Web Page Images

Web Development & Design/ 06th Jun 2019/Jamie Hoyles

On page optimisation is important if you wish to be found on Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. Whilst most people know to write their content around what they wish to rank for, they don’t necessarily optimise web page images… How to Optimise Web Page Images Give Your Image a Related Filename For a dog groomer based […]

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WordPress Vulnerability WP Live Chat – CVE-2019-11185

Security/ 28th May 2019/Will Cook-Martin

We’re seeing an increased number of support requests due to a current WordPress Vulnerability, specifically relating to the WP Live Chat plugin. If you use the WP Live Chat plugin, please ensure you are aware of the vulnerability and have followed the recommended steps to resolve. The issue is described here along with the remediation […]

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How to Enable a Cron Job Within cPanel

Web Development & Design/ 23rd May 2019/Jamie Hoyles

Cron is a Linux tool which schedules a command or script to run automatically on your server at a specified time and date. A cron job is the scheduled task itself. It is generally used for running scheduled backups, monitoring disk space, deleting files (such as log files) periodically which are no longer required and […]

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Changing Your WordPress Site URL

WordPress/ 20th May 2019/Jamie Hoyles

Firstly it’s worth noting that once you change your WordPress site URL the old one will stop working. Visitors will not be forwarded to the new site address unless you add web forwarding against the previous domain name. 3 Easy Ways to Change your WordPress Site URL… 1) Through the Admin Dashboard The most common […]

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Advanced WordPress Security Tips

WordPress/ 15th May 2019/Will Cook-Martin

We’ve previously discussed WordPress Security Tips, you should review the information contained within that post, before completing our Advanced WordPress security tips guide. There’s a myth doing the rounds that suggests WordPress itself is not secure. Let me start by saying that’s not the case. WordPress is by far the most popular CMS in use […]

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Leverage Browser Caching to Improve Website Speed

SEO/ 08th May 2019/Jamie Hoyles

Leverage browser caching is often an area highlighted when running a GTMetrix performance report. When activated it can significantly enhance visitor experience as page load times decrease and pages can seem to load instantly. What does Leverage Browser Caching mean? Leverage Browser Caching is a process where web page content and data is temporarily stored […]

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Upgrading from Shared to Reseller Hosting

Sales/ 02nd May 2019/Jamie Hoyles

A lot of customers begin their journey with us here at Clook on shared hosting, initially having just the one domain online. As time goes by business demands change, other personal projects appear and a second website requires a place to be stored. This can be done on shared hosting (it’s possible to host 20 […]

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Google Map Citations to Help Local SEO

SEO/ 30th Apr 2019/Jamie Hoyles

Google Map Citations are worth pursuing if you have a Google My Business page and wish to appear on local searches and map results. Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) have evolved over the years. Previously if you wanted to appear at the top of the page you would simply optimise your site to appear high […]

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