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Adding graphs and tables to WordPress

Tips and Guides/ 09th Feb 2018/Jamie Hoyles

I’ve recently been working on a couple of personal sites that require results and statistics to be displayed to the visitor and have been looking for an easy way of adding graphs and tables to WordPress. The data is stored offline in excel – ideally I wanted a free or cheap plug-in to do the […]

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WordPress Security – Update Your Plugins

Tips and Guides/ 21st Dec 2017/Will Cook-Martin

Wordfence announced this week that they saw the largest distributed brute force campaign, since their service was setup. The WordPress security company suggests that the possible explanation for this attack, lies in the publishing of a massive database of hacked credentials on the dark web on the 5th December. On December 5th, a massive database […]

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How to move WordPress media files to CloudFlare

Tips and Guides/ 14th Dec 2017/Will Cook-Martin

We’ve already discussed integrating CloudFlare with WordPress, in a previous article. This detailed how to serve all content over CloudFlare’s network – but what if you wanted to specify what content is passed to CloudFlare and what isn’t? For example if you are using a lot of bandwidth at your hosting provider because you have […]

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Web Marketing Campaigns / High Traffic and Web Server Considerations

Tips and Guides/ 05th Dec 2017/Will Cook-Martin

When it comes to planning marketing campaigns for websites, or putting in measures to fulfil high traffic events such as Christmas (only 21 days away – where did that time go!) for ecommerce stores, the web server is often forgotten altogether. Imagine the scenario. You’ve got a great new product promotion all ready to go. […]

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Why is my website hitting CPU, RAM or general LVE limits?

Tips and Guides/ 27th Nov 2017/Will Cook-Martin

There is nothing more frustrating than a website being down because it’s hitting LVE limits on a shared or reseller hosting package. Especially after you’ve spent all that time developing it and even more time trying to get traffic to your website. This guide will explain why you may be hitting these limits and what […]

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How to view a website before you switch your DNS

Tips and Guides/ 20th Nov 2017/Will Cook-Martin

How do I view my website without switching DNS, or how can I get a temporary domain name, is one of the more common questions we get asked. Customers who ask this, are either developing a new site or have migrated from another provider and want to test everything is working before they point their […]

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Why you shouldn’t develop on a live Website without testing

Tips and Guides/ 13th Nov 2017/Will Cook-Martin

Editing code directly on a live site is very tempting. It’s only one line of code, what can go wrong… The simple answer is a lot! Without comprehensive testing, it’s difficult to foresee the unintended consequences of a simple code change. For example if you use a CMS such as WordPress, you will more than […]

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How to make Magento 2 faster by integrating CloudFlare

Tips and Guides/ 02nd Nov 2017/Will Cook-Martin

Integrating a Content Delivery Network (CDN) with Magento 2 is one of the simplest ways to make your Magento store faster. The end result is that your static content i.e. images, JavaScript and CSS, will be delivered from a server closest to your shoppers. This can result in a faster Magento store and as an […]

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Banning visitors from sending emails through Contact Form 7

Tips and Guides/ 13th Sep 2017/Jamie Hoyles

Following on from my previous post, How to stop spam emails being sent through Contact Form 7, sometimes a user may wish to permanently exclude a visitor from submitting information through the plug in. This article tells you how to block a user from sending mail via the form… The reasons for doing so can […]

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How To Back Up Your Website

Tips and Guides/ 26th Apr 2017/Jamie Hoyles

Building and maintaining a website is easier than ever nowadays, but that doesn’t mean things can’t go wrong. The site could get hacked, it could become compromised after an update, or you could delete critical files by mistake – and that’s just for starters. Whilst we at Clook will always keep daily, weekly & monthly […]

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