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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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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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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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Five Essential Plugins for WooCommerce

WordPress/ 16th Apr 2019/Jamie Hoyles

WooCoomerce can easily be added on to almost any WordPress website making it one of the most popular online eCommerce platforms available. There are hundreds of plugins for WooCommerce available – some good, some bad, five that I have found invaluable are listed here… LiteSpeed Cache LiteSpeed has been enabled across our network and is […]

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Right of Registration – .uk Domains

Sales/ 09th Apr 2019/Jamie Hoyles

PLEASE NOTE Clook customers are presently reporting issues purchasing a reserved .uk domain via https://my.clook.net. If you are having issues and want to register a reserved .uk domain, please send an email to billing@clook.net detailing which domain you wish to register and how many years you wish to register for. Please also confirm in the […]

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How to Enable Gzip Compression

Web Development & Design/ 26th Mar 2019/Jamie Hoyles

Optimising your website will not only provide a better visitor experience, it will also position you to rank well with Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines. One way to speed up websites is to enable gzip compression… What is Gzip compression? Gzip is a way of compressing files sent from your server to increase […]

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