Do You Really Need A WordPress Theme Anymore?

Dec, 10, 2018 | Business Websites, Webmaster | 0 Comments

Disclaimer: Any products/services mentioned or recommended below are suggestions based on our own experiences. We have no affiliation with any of the products or services mentioned and you should always thoroughly and independently research your options to decide what is best for you. If you’d told us a year ago that WordPress themes may slowly and subtly be becoming a thing of the past, we’d have smiled, nodded and definitely not believed you. Now however, that may not be the case. Up until this point, the main challenge a DIY website designer will face is the somewhat overwhelming experience of…



Manage Your Website’s SEO Optimisation From A Centralised Spreadsheet

Dec, 10, 2018 | Business Websites | 0 Comments

Disclaimer: Any products/services mentioned or recommended below are suggestions based on our own experiences. We have no affiliation with any of the products or services mentioned and you should always thoroughly and independently research your options to decide what is best for you. Having your WordPress website optimised for search engines professionally can be a very expensive endeavour, both upfront and ongoing. Unfortunately, SEO can be a never-ending battle as the moment you stop paying for it to be managed or stop working on it yourself, a competitor may take over and render all of your previous investment and/or hard…



Top 3 Christmas Considerations for your Online Shop

Dec, 05, 2018 | Attracting Clients, Business Websites | 0 Comments

Disclaimer: Any products/services mentioned or recommended below are suggestions based on our own experiences. We have no affiliation with any of the products or services mentioned and you should always thoroughly and independently research your options to decide what is best for you. The most stressful wonderful time of the year is here! As we head into December and the ultimate shopping season of the year, we present you with our top 3 considerations that may be worth implementing in your online shop. Consideration #1: Consider upgrading your off-site backup system to a real-time schedule If you have a website…



November WordPress Chaos: Are you prepared to be hacked?

Nov, 29, 2018 | Business Websites, Online Security | 0 Comments

Disclaimer: Any products/services mentioned or recommended below are suggestions based on our own experiences. We have no affiliation with any of the products or services mentioned and you should always thoroughly and independently research your options to decide what is best for you. November has been, well, a bit of a chaotic month for the world of WordPress. There have been several significant vulnerability discoveries with popular plugins that many websites use, leading to a spike in hacked websites. The problem is, even if you have done the hard work to harden and secure your website, a plugin vulnerability can…



How To Prepare For This Month’s Big WordPress Changes

Nov, 19, 2018 | Web Design, Web Hosting | 0 Comments

Change is in the air friends, and it’s been a rather long time coming. Finally, WordPress 5.0 is on the precipice of release – and it’s a big one. When is this happening? WordPress 5.0 was scheduled for release on 19 November 2018 but has since been delayed. The new release date is now set for 27 November 2018. What’s changing? A lot. WordPress 5.0 is a major core update. This means that there will be a significant change in functionality and user interface. In particular, for WordPress 5.0, a new feature called the Gutenberg Editor is the star of…



In 2 Months Time, Your Website Could Be In Grave Danger

Nov, 04, 2018 | Online Security, Programming, Support | 0 Comments

We should have posted this article back on Halloween to get maximum bang for our buck on the Grave Danger thing. But we digress! Jokes aside, the danger is very real, and it’s coming at your website in 2 months. That is, only if you haven’t yet updated to PHP v7 or above. Many, many website owners are still running their websites on antiquated versions of PHP. They may have gotten away with ignoring the problem up until now, but the risk gets exponentially larger from 1 January 2019 onwards. What is PHP? PHP is a programming language. Most CMS-based…



How To Understand What DNS Is In Less Than 10 Minutes!

Oct, 25, 2018 | Tips for Hosting, Web Hosting | 1 Comment

Understanding what DNS is, and what role it plays for your website, is a crucial part of being a self-sufficient website owner. It can also greatly open your doors in terms of getting the most out of your hosting, as well as help you manage your online business when things go wrong. We’ve put together a super quick, nutrient-dense article to help you get a full understanding of DNS is less than 10 minutes! Alright, start the clock! We find the “house” analogy the best. Basically, your website and your emails live in a “house”. They might share a house,…



Domain Registration: The best way to do it and top 3 things to watch out for!

Oct, 18, 2018 | Business Websites, Domain Names, Web Hosting | 0 Comments

When you’re first getting started with a new business, or perhaps bringing a bricks and mortar business into the online world, one of the first things you’re going to come across is the need to purchase a domain. What is a domain? A “domain” is the technical term for a website address. For example, the domain of this website is digitalpacific.com.au. It is not a tangible thing, and can be thought of similarly to the address of your house. The address itself is not tangible, but rather a label. It is ultimately a reference which will guide you to a…



Unpatched WordPress installations: A recipe for disaster

Oct, 15, 2018 | Community, Web Design, Web Hosting, Webmaster | 0 Comments

So you’ve just finished your perfect website on WordPress and its live using one of our hosting plans. The design is flawless, every single link works and your SEO rating would make Sundar Pichai himself cry tears of joy. Now the time has come to boost your WordPress site with some plugins that will make managing the site even more of a breeze. But wait, one of the plugins is doing something strange, its posting spam on your site! Popups selling 95% off ray bans are appearing left right and center an theres nothing you can do! Unfortunately this is a very…



What is dedicated hosting, VPS hosting and shared hosting? And when are they right for your business?

Oct, 08, 2018 | Business Websites, Web Hosting | 0 Comments

Many of us see the terms “shared hosting”, “VPS hosting” and “dedicated hosting”, and our eyes understandably glaze over. It’s not very obvious what the difference is at first glance, and even less obvious when each type of hosting it suitable for your business. We thought we’d put together a quick and simple run down of each type, to help you determine whether shared hosting, VPS hosting or dedicated hosting is right for you at this time – and what you might need to consider for the future. We’re going to start from the most heavy duty option, and work…



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