Website development blog

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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How WordPress speed optimisation can win you more customers

Posted by Kelly Dudley, 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 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? […]

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

Posted by Kelly Dudley, 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 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 […]

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WordPress hosting – host with Toast!

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 […]

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Why you should use WordPress for your website

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 […]

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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 omprovements

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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We’re a WordPress Agency in Oxfordshire

Posted by David, on January 22, 2016.

We only do WordPress. If you’re looking for an agency, we can help you plan, design and build your new site.

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Bespoke or off-the-shelf

Posted by David, on January 15, 2016.

Many clients think that they are paying for a bespoke WordPress website, but what they are delivered is just a customised theme.

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WordPress SEO.

Posted by David, on January 6, 2016.

While it might seem easy to get a WordPress site up and running, it’s your SEO that’s going to get you found and winning you new business.

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Making your website responsive

Posted by David, on January 26, 2015.

If you use Google Analytics on your site, you’ll have probably seen an increase in the amount of mobile traffic coming to your site. If you’re a B2B business, visits from prospective customers don’t always arrive 9-5.

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How do you compare web design agencies?

Posted by David, on August 12, 2013.

There are so many web design agencies out there that it can often be difficult to decide who to invite to quote for your project and who to then choose to do the job!

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