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Blogs, articles and opinion about all things WordPress.

updating wordpress

Should I update my WordPress version?

If you run your own site or are thinking about getting one created, you need to might’ve heard people saying about updating WordPress. This can be quite a scary word I know, but it’s important. Many people think updates can be a pain. Especially since we’re all guilty of clicking ‘remind me later’ on our […]

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mobile-friendly site

Why you need a mobile-friendly site

With such a range of options and possibilities on a phone, everyone seems to be using them constantly. And having a mobile-friendly site is vital for keeping everyone happy. The average smartphone user will be on their phones for more than 4 hours a day. This shows people live their lives on their phone and, […]

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site audit

Why is a site audit so important?

Site Audits are much more important and useful than people initially believe. Most people think once their website is live, it’s done and dusted. But websites are much more than that – they need maintenance. And getting a site audit can show you where it needs a little work. I’m going to take a look […]

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move to a faster server

10 reasons to move to a faster server

We’ve all been there: waiting seemingly forever for a site to load only to give up and go elsewhere. Frustrating as it is for us as the customer, it’s much worse for the owner of that site. They’ve just lost you as a potential customer and this likely won’t be the only instance. A move […]

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What is more important logo or website

Is your website more important than your logo?

I’ve worked on 100s of logo projects, and they can be a bumpy ride. After all, your logo represents your business – it’s often the first thing that people see and it alludes to the promise of things to come should the person engage further with your business. This is one of many reasons why […]

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Website maintenance costs money

Why changes to your website cost money.

There are 1000s of ways to build a WordPress site, but it’s never going to be a set-and-forget process – you will need to invest money in your website over time. I often get asked why we will need to charge clients for work on a website that we built 12 months ago – and […]

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What are website wireframes

What are website wireframes?

It helps if you think of your website as a house and website wireframes as the plans. Before anyone starts mixing up cement and buying bricks, an architect will come in and make some simple sketched that identify the design and functionality of your building.

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Website support banbury

Website support banbury

Local Website support Banbury from Toast. Based in Banbury for over 20 years, we can help you with all your website support and maintenance requirements.

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Securing your WordPress website

Securing your WordPress website

If you, like a lot of people, started to think about securing your WordPress website after their site has been hacked, but it is something you should consider from day one.

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GDPR Checklist

GDPR Checklist

GDPR lands this month, and if you (like a lot of people) have not quite got around to getting everything sorted, panic not! Our GDPR checklist is here to help!

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GDPR

GDPRrrrrrgh!

Yes, it’s just around the corner, and yes it definitely does affect you. Get GDPR compliant now.

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Need a bespoke WordPress theme?

Having a bespoke WordPress theme developed means that your site will do everything you need and nothing you don’t.This makes a huge difference if you are managing an important site.

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Moving to WordPress

Re-platforming to WordPress

If your website is sitting on an old CMS and is just a pain to update, consider moving to WordPress – it will make managing your site much easier.

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Microsites using WordPress

Microsites using WordPress

One of the great things about WordPress is its flexibility. We use it to build some pretty large corporate websites, but it’s equally at home for smaller microsites.

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WordPress upgrade help

WordPress upgrade help

WordPress does make it relatively simple to upgrade the core WordPress files and plugins to the newest versions, but it’s never something that should be done without following the correct procedure. We see lots of sites that are seriously out-of-date. This is often down to websites being left for months with no new content or […]

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WordPress site has been hacked

Help, my WordPress site has been hacked

Even as you read this post, there will probably have been some access attempts on your site – hacking is a real threat to all websites, but if yours is properly set up, you can avoid it. Protecting your site from hackers is very important. If you do get hacked it can take your site […]

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blank white screen

WordPress blank white screen

Known as the ‘White Screen of Death’ (or WSOD for short), this is caused by a misconfiguration or error somewhere in your install. The cause of this can be down to one or more of many different factors. You might have extra spaces (invisible) in your functions.php file, or there might be an issue with […]

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Backlinks

Local SEO backlinks

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 Help

WordPress help

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

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