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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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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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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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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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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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