WordPress Auto-Update Bug – Time To Check Your Website Now!

Feb, 21, 2018 | Community, Webmaster | 1 Comment

This is a friendly PSA to all of our clients who have a website built on WordPress! You may have already heard the news floating around the internet in recent weeks that a WordPress automatic update caused all subsequent WordPress automatic updates to stop working. If your WordPress website has automatic updates enabled, there’s a pretty decent chance you are affected. How can I check if my WordPress updates are broken? The bug was included in WordPress version 4.9.3. To check what version of WordPress your website is using, simply log into your dashboard, hover your mouse over “Dashboard” in…



How To Make Your WordPress Website Load Faster (Tip #2: Database, Comment and Revision Management)

Jan, 17, 2018 | Business Websites, Tips for Blogs, Web Hosting | 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. Even More Important Disclaimer: We cannot stress enough the importance of taking a full backup before making any changes to your site. Tip #1 of this series is available here: How To Make Your WordPress Website Load Faster (Tip #1: Image Optimisation) Welcome back to our series on improving the loading time/speed of your WordPress website! Ever been laying…



How to Spot Scam Emails

Dec, 19, 2017 | Email, Online Security | 0 Comments
How to Spot Scam Emails

These days, it’s getting more and more tedious to sieve through your inbox of emails, let alone try to handle the standard junk emails that offer “your chance to make millions”. I might be the harsh parent in awakening your reality by saying this, but no one is going to give you a million dollars or teach you how to make it. Sorry. What is Phishing? Scam emails are a form of phishing, which is the act of disguising as a trustworthy entity with the intent to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details. You can…



How To Make Your WordPress Website Load Faster (Tip #1: Image Optimisation)

Dec, 07, 2017 | Business Websites, Tips for Blogs, Web Design | 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. Even More Important Disclaimer: We cannot stress enough the importance of taking a full backup before making any changes to your site. Tip #2 of this series is available here: How To Make Your WordPress Website Load Faster (Tip #2: Database, Comment and Revision Management) Purgatory, according to theology, may be defined as the intermediate state after physical death…



Facebook Chat For Your Website?

Nov, 30, 2017 | Community, Web Design, Website Marketing | 4 Comments

Ever visited a website and noticed a little tab in the bottom right corner, usually something along the lines of “We’re online!” or “Chat with us now!”. Perhaps you’ve even used this feature yourself and chatted with a sales or support person on the website you were browsing. If you’ve ever felt like this would be a great feature to have on your own website, you may have started to research live chat software, and possibly come to the conclusion that the best ones come with a bit of a hefty price tag – particularly for a small business. Well,…



Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Wife, Hide Yo Apple Mac

Nov, 29, 2017 | Community, Online Security | 0 Comments

Update! Apple have now released a patch to fix this issue. High Sierra users are advised to ensure all updates available to them via the App Store app on their Mac are installed as soon as possible. Check it out here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208315   A quick warning to all of our customers who own an Apple iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and so on (you know… all the things) with the most recent High Sierra operating system installed on it. (If you’re running any other operating system – you’re in the clear for this one!) It has been revealed this morning…



Round the Office Roundup

Nov, 24, 2017 | Roundups | 0 Comments
Round the Office Roundup

Happy Black Friday one and all! Today marks the start of the busy sales season heading up to Christmas. Speaking of, have you prepared your website to handle the festive season? We thought we’d start off the weekend vibes with a roundup of all the weird and wonderful stuff we’ve been up to lately. Tech Stuff WordPress endured a couple of security vulnerabilities this month, starting off with a potential SQL injection attack. This was patched with the release of 4.8.3 however, and if you’re keeping up to date, you should now already be up to version 4.9. Later on…



Are your WordPress emails ending up in Junk?

Nov, 15, 2017 | Email, Tips for Blogs, Tips for Hosting, Web Design | 0 Comments

One of the mistakes most commonly made on WordPress websites is forgetting (or simply being unaware of the necessity) to properly set up outbound email. It isn’t made particularly clear that it should be done at any point, nor is it a setting that can be adjusted in WordPress without a plugin, but setting up your website’s outbound email is an important component to ensuring your emails get delivered successfully and do not end up in your customer’s junk folders. The reason it is so commonly neglected is that email sent from your WordPress website will still work without being set…



Is your website ready for Click Frenzy, Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Nov, 09, 2017 | Community, Marketing and PR | 0 Comments

Will your website be taking advantage of the upcoming online shopping sale season for Click Frenzy, Black Friday or Cyber Monday? No matter which day you opt to celebrate with a sale (perhaps all of them!), now is an important time to ensure your website is ready to handle the upcoming sale season and any promotions you may be thinking about running. Click Frenzy – Tuesday, 14 November 2017 Black Friday – Friday, 24 November 2017 Cyber Monday – Monday, 27 November 2017 The following steps should help to get you started: Decide your promotion What will you offer – a…



Ever worry that your WooCommerce store isn’t working?

Oct, 25, 2017 | Business Websites, Tips for Hosting, Web Hosting | 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. We recently stumbled upon a tool that we thought was so handy, we simply had to share! Have you ever worried about whether or not your WooCommerce store is actually working correctly and customers are able to get through your checkout successfully? Or perhaps, you’ve had a customer contact you to let you know your store isn’t…



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