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    Blog Audio: Read/listen time: 1 minute I had the privilege to attend Wordcamp London 2018 over the weekend of 14-15th April 2018. Without a doubt it was the best organised and most inclusive ‘camp’ I have been to so far for any product or platform. I love going to these events and having the opportunity…

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    Win a 3-Month Premium Website Care Package worth £897

    ** COMPETITION CLOSED ** Blog Audio: Read/listen time: 2 minutes I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the New Year than giving your website a fresh start We both know that your website is likely the single most important tool your business has for reaching new customers and generating enquiries and sales. For…

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    Time management tips that you can use TODAY

    Blog Audio: Read/listen time: 8 minutes If you run a small business, are self employed or work on your own you may be asking yourself: How can I stay productive and make the most out of every day, regardless of my state of mind? Fortunately the answer to your question is pretty straight forward and…

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    Why does a WordPress website require maintenance?

    Content management systems make managing our websites and their content much easier. These content management systems are continuously updated to add new features, make them faster, remove bugs and improve security when vulnerabilites are found. By keeping your wordpress installation and its plugins updated you remove known vulnerabilities which make it harder for people to…

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    12 Simple Steps to Bulletproof WordPress Backups ( UPDATED )

    Blog Audio: Read/listen time: 22 minutes I think you’ll agree with me when I say: It’s very hard to have 100% confidence in your wordpress backups. To know absolutely that if anything goes wrong, at any time, that your safe. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This guide gives you 12 simple steps…

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    how often should I update my website?

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    How grooming your pets can keep your website healthy

    A recent visit to a prospective client, a dog sanctuary, gave me a valuable insight into the hard work that this particular organisation do to look after dogs that need rehoming. The situation this client found themselves in resonated with me because I love pets. I have 2 dogs in the office right now,  Charlie…

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    Your website has gone live. What happens now?

    Fantastic, you have collaborated with your appointed web designer (possibly even us), created your content and your site has gone live and is viewable by the public. What happens now? The next steps will depend on what services you paid your web designer (or another third party) to carry out on your behalf but the…

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    Important – WordPress maintenance frequency

    On the other hand, this means that websites which have infrequent updates schedules or where there is no care plan in place remain vulnerable for longer.The longer a website remains without being updated the higher the threat of it being hacked, defaced, damaged or deleted. Whenever we feel there is a sustained change in threat…

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    Social Media “The Good and the Bad”

    Summary This document is not a guide as such, but a discussion about social networking, its obvious benefits and it’s not so obvious pitfalls. Hopefully, this document will assist you in deciding which social media to use for your business or perhaps whether or not to use it at all. So, somehow you missed the…