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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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