Posted by Laurence, on September 27, 2017.
Many of us are familiar with WordPress. You may have been considering using it to build your own website. But did you know that there are actually two types of WordPress – WordPress.com and WordPress.org? Both are owned by the same company, Automattic Inc, but both lead to very different types of web builders. Understanding […]Read more
Posted by Laurence, on September 25, 2017.
WordPress is one of the most convenient and effective content management systems out there. It’s also the most popular. Many people without coding knowledge looking to build a website quickly may turn to WordPress and “give it a go”. The problem with this is that many people become reliant on the same themes, causing lots […]Read more
Posted by Kelly, on September 22, 2017.
Are you or your business choosing a WordPress agency? Check out our top tips to ensure that you find your perfect partner A new website could be the biggest business investment you make this year. Choosing a WordPress agency to help create your new online portal can be a nightmare – find out how to […]Read more
Posted by Kelly, on September 20, 2017.
Find out what the fuss is all about and why you need an SSL certificate for WordPress The internet is buzzing with chat about SSL certificates – do you have one? SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer – not a lot of people know that. It’s a protocol which creates a secure connection between a […]Read more
Posted by Kelly, on September 15, 2017.
Due to the demand for e-commerce web design over the last few years our now WooCommerce expert “Lol” has been obsessed with all things e-commerce! WooCommerce powers 30% of all e-commerce sites online today – a huge share of the market! In this post, we ask Laurence, our WooCommerce expert just what really is so […]Read more
Posted by Charlotte, on September 13, 2017.
This blog post is to let you know about a change Google will be making in October 2017. This change affects all websites that use forms to collect data. From the 3rd of October Google will be penalising sites in the search rankings if they collect data through text input (forms) and do not use […]Read more
Posted by Laurence, on September 13, 2017.
Are you looking for a new e-commerce platform? Find out why WooCommerce could be the right choice for you. We are an agency of professional web developers, so we know a thing or two about WordPress. And we’ve chosen WooCommerce as our preferred e-commerce platform. If our glittering recommendation isn’t enough, here are a few […]Read more
Posted by Kelly, on September 13, 2017.
Our quick and clever WordPress SEO guide to boost your site traffic and find new customers You’ve done it! You’ve got an amazing shiny new website, with all the bells and whistles. Bursting with useful content, your customers will absolutely love it. But how do you get them to visit? Use our WordPress SEO guide […]Read more
Posted by Laurence, on September 7, 2017.
Whether you are entering the e-commerce game this year or you have been operating with an online store for a while, a WooCommerce website could be a real benefit for your business. With a Woocommerce website design, you will have the potential to completely adapt your business store and site to fit your own model. […]Read more
Posted by Laurence, on September 6, 2017.
You might be considering switching your WordPress website to HTTPS. If you’re not, reconsider, because there are many benefits that will become apparent once you make this decision. Dating back to 2014, Google began to favour HTTPS when determining search ranking. Their reason was simple. The search engine determined that HTTPS sites were safer compared […]Read more
Posted by Laurence, on August 11, 2017.
We compare two of the most powerful tools for selling online to help you choose the best e-commerce platform. So, here we go… WooCommerce vs Magento. Online shopping is one of the world’s fastest growing markets, and with UK households spending more money online than anyone else, there has never been a better time to […]Read more
Posted by Laurence, on August 10, 2017.
SEO factors to leave behind in 2017 from a WordPress SEO specialist To say SEO has “changed a lot” would be the understatement of the decade. We’ll often see multiple updates per year from Google – including last year’s major Penguin update in September, which made the rewarding of high-quality websites in search results a […]Read more
Posted by Kelly, on August 9, 2017.
WordPress speed optimisation could be the key to generating new business and making the most of your website – so what are you waiting for? Google has spoken – faster is better. That’s probably because Google wasn’t born until 1996, and can’t remember the agonising wait for websites to load over dial up – if […]Read more
Posted by Laurence, on August 8, 2017.
Due to the demand of our fast growing WordPress agency, we have recently taken on another WordPress web designer (and developer!) Jade, the 6th member of our web team. We wanted to get to know a bit more about her, so we asked her a few questions: What was your first day like at Toast? […]Read more
Posted by Kelly, on August 8, 2017.
Looking for some inspiration for your new website? Toast offers an unrivalled WordPress design service If you’re looking for someone to design and build your next great WordPress website, our team of website geniuses can help you. But not everyone needs the whole package. What if you have a great development team in-house, but just […]Read more
Posted by Laurence, on August 7, 2017.
WordPress is one of the most popular platforms you can use to build your website. It’s accessible, customizable, and it has a huge community of savvy users building and sharing a deep knowledge of how to really get the most of it. Unfortunately, in the past, that means it has also been possible for some […]Read more
Posted by Laurence, on August 2, 2017.
Once you’ve built your WordPress site, you have to host it online. Here, people can make the mistake of believing that all hosting services are much the same and that any differences are just minutiae they don’t need to worry about. It would be a mistake to think that, however. Your choice of host can […]Read more
Posted by Laurence, on August 1, 2017.
WordPress is easily one of the most recognisable website platforms in the world. Why WordPress you ask? Over 70 million sites use this free, open-source content management system (CMS), making it the most popular website management and blog updating tools available. But just because something’s popular doesn’t mean you should use it. So, why do […]Read more
Posted by David, on October 25, 2016.
Optimising your website is a process of going above and beyond the look and feel and delving into the really small things that make your site better. If you’re researching website optimisation, there’s a good chance you have a website that isn’t performing too well, so here’s a list of things that you can do to […]Read more
Posted by David, on September 23, 2016.
When you’re looking for an agency for your website, how do you find the best web design service? With 1000s of web design agencies in the UK offering what can all seem like the same services, how do you choose who to ask for a quote? The best way is to ask the right questions before […]Read more
Posted by David, on August 2, 2016.
We all know that WordPress has some pretty awesome free and premium themes available, but you need custom theme development that’s as unique as you are. With off-the-shelf themes, you’ve two options. Try and make your content fit the theme, or try and find a theme to fit your content. At Toast, we don’t use […]Read more
Posted by David, on July 29, 2016.
If you need websites for exhibitions or consultations, WordPress makes a great platform. The thing about websites for exhibitions or consultations is that they are often only required for a specific amount of time. An exhibition might last only a few weeks, whereas a consultation might run into months or years. Get a quote from […]Read more