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The difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org

Posted by Kelly, 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 […]

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Need a bespoke WordPress theme? Let’s talk…

Posted by Kelly, 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 […]

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Key things to look out for when choosing a WordPress agency

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 […]

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The importance and advantages of SSL certificates for WordPress

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 […]

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Is your WordPress website secure and on HTTPS?

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 […]

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Why WooCommerce is the best choice for your e-commerce site

Posted by Kelly, 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 […]

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Your quick WordPress SEO checklist

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 […]

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How much does a WooCommerce website cost?

Posted by Kelly, 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. […]

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How to switch a WordPress website to HTTPS

Posted by Kelly, 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 […]

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WooCommerce vs Magento – who is the e-commerce winner?

Posted by Kelly, 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 […]

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18 myths to leave behind in 2017 [from a WordPress SEO specialist]

Posted by Kelly, 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 […]

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How WordPress speed optimisation can win you more customers

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 […]

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Meet Jade, our junior WordPress web designer

Posted by Kelly, 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? […]

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How our WordPress design service can help you build a better website

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 […]

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Top tips for WordPress Security

Posted by Kelly, 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 […]

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WordPress hosting – host with Toast!

Posted by Kelly, 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 […]

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Why you should use WordPress for your website

Posted by Kelly, 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 […]

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What is website optimisation?

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 […]

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Finding the best web design service for your new website

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 […]

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Custom themes for WordPress

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 […]

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Websites for exhibitions or consultations

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 […]

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Website audit

Posted by David, on May 6, 2016.

Toast offer free basic website audits to help you identify issues with your website.

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Help with Digital Marketing

Posted by David, on May 1, 2016.

Toast can help you to improve your digital marketing efforts and show you what’s working and what isn’t.

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Local SEO backlinks

Posted by David, on March 31, 2016.

Your site can benefit hugely from local SEO backlinks. We can help you improve your ranking in the local search.

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WordPress for charities

Posted by David, on March 18, 2016.

WordPress makes the perfect CMS for charities, NPFs and NGOs – we can help you build the perfect site.

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WordPress SEO

Posted by David, on March 16, 2016.

We can help you to improve your WordPress SEO

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WordPress help

Posted by David, on March 15, 2016.

We provide ad-hoc help with WordPress. From conflicts to crashes and hacks – we can help!

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Bespoke WordPress website

Posted by David, on March 11, 2016.

We can help you build your new bespoke WordPress website. We only built bespoke WordPress websites. All our projects follow a tried and tested process, from planning through to development.

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WooCommerce site improvements

Posted by David, on March 1, 2016.

Toast can help you to improve your Woocommerce WordPress website.

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WordPress Hosting

Posted by David, on March 1, 2016.

Where you host your website can impact on its performance and rankings.

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