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WordPress Multisite – How to use AutoSSL in cPanel

Uncategorized/ 11th Dec 2019/Will Cook-Martin

*********** CHECK HTTP -> HTTPS REDIRECT NEED WWW ENFORCED TOO WordPress Multisite enables a single WordPress install with a single database to host multiple websites with completely different content. WordPress admins find this type of install attractive because it means they can manage all their WordPress installs from a single admin dashboard. Installing a plugin […]

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How to test your website’s security

Security/ 27th Nov 2019/Will Cook-Martin

Hardening your website against security flaws should be high on the priority list for any business with an online presence. Websites are constantly targeted by hackers, for a whole variety of reasons, who search for vulnerabilities to exploit. So we strongly recommend that you test your website’s security thoroughly, to ensure that your service is […]

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Move your WordPress site to Clook

WordPress/ 20th Nov 2019/Will Cook-Martin

The thought of moving your WordPress site can be extremely daunting, particularly if the WordPress site is a major source of income for you or your business. The truth is that if the move is properly planned and managed, there will be very little disruption if any at all. At Clook we’ve completed many thousands […]

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How To Set Up A cPanel Addon Domain

Tips and Guides/ 30th Oct 2019/Jamie Hoyles

Our shared hosting plans allow multiple sites to be hosted under the one package using the cPanel Addon Domain feature. It’s important to note however that as Content Management Systems such as WordPress, Magento, etc can use a lot of resources it may be better to create separate cPanel accounts for these websites. Our reseller […]

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WordPress database maintenance

WordPress/ 23rd Oct 2019/Will Cook-Martin

If you have a sluggish WordPress site, one of the most commonly overlooked issues is the size of your database. Like most modern websites, WordPress stores its information in a database. PHP is used to extract this information and turn it into HTML, which your web browser then renders. The size of your database can […]

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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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