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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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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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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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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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How to put in place a temporary domain for WordPress

WordPress/ 25th Apr 2019/Will Cook-Martin

There are a number of reasons that you may want to put in place a temporary domain for your WordPress site. Perhaps you’re developing a new site and don’t yet have a domain name, or maybe you’re moving your WordPress site to a new host and want to test the site works before you redirect […]

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How to help ensure sent email doesn’t end up in a spam folder

Tech Talk/ 18th Mar 2019/Will Cook-Martin

We’ve probably all experienced a time when we’ve been waiting for an important email to arrive, and cursed the email sender, only to find that the email, for some inexplicable reason has ended up in a spam folder. The truth is that there is an awful lot of spam being sent. To try and combat […]

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WordPress – How to optimise images using LiteSpeed

WordPress/ 03rd Jan 2019/Will Cook-Martin

When it comes to speed, less is definitely more. The theory being that the smaller the website in terms of file sizes and number of requests, the faster it will load. One area which is often overlooked, when it comes to optimising a website for speed, is image sizing. If you want to eek out […]

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WordPress – How to create a staging area using Softaculous

WordPress/ 18th Dec 2018/Will Cook-Martin

Let’s be honest, we’ve all done it. Updated a plugin, code, or some element of WordPress and seen the dreaded WordPress white screen of death 🙂 Even if you were wearing your sensible hat and took a backup before you made any changes, you’ve still got the pain of restoring that backup in order to […]

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WordPress How to Upgrade to PHP 7.2 safely

Tips and Guides/ 30th Nov 2018/Will Cook-Martin

There are many reasons you should be using PHP 7.2 rather than an older version, though security and performance probably top the list. In terms of security, if you are using a version prior to 5.6 this is already End of Life (EOL). In short, this means that unless you are using a hardened version […]

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