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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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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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Why Choose Elementor Pro

WordPress/ 24th Jul 2019/Jamie Hoyles

Elementor Pro is the premium version of this easy to use page builder. Packed with additional features it is a great addition to Elementor and will help take your sites to the next level… On Elementor’s own Pro vs Free comparison there are dozens of extra features listed, and importantly they are ones that you […]

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Five Essential Add-Ons For Elementor

WordPress/ 12th Jul 2019/Jamie Hoyles

Here I take a look at the plugins, templates and add-ons for Elementor that make this WYSIWYG editor one of the leading website builders available… Five Essential Add-Ons For Elementor Elementor Pro At $49 for one site, the pro licence of Elementor offers all the free version does and more. It empowers you with more […]

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Elementor Page Builder for WordPress

WordPress/ 02nd Jul 2019/Jamie Hoyles

Following on from my post Which WordPress Editor is Best? I explore the Elementor Page Builder – a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editor which claims it allows users to create beautiful websites using a simple, intuitive drag and drop interface. I’ve traditionally built sites for my clients combining the classic editor 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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