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…



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…



WordPress for Beginners #2: How to optimise for Google and People

Welcome to the second part in a three part series about starting and maintaining a WordPress website! In the first part we took you though how to set up your first website With a simply step by step guide. Now we have your site hosted and domain name registered, its time to start creating and tailoring unique content for it! A website is like a digital business card (especially the landing page) so you will want to think about your content to make it friendly for both search engines and people. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is an absolute must if you…



WordPress for Beginners #1: Creating a website

If you are considering starting a website on WordPress, congratulations! Over 33% (one-third) of all website owners have discovered the power of using WordPress for their site content. WordPress allows you to create a professional-looking site for eCommerce, complete with plugins that you can use to allow for a variety of functions on your site. If you have an excellent idea for a website, follow these tips to get started with WordPress. Getting Started 1.  Firstly, sign up for a domain name at Digital Pacific. There are many things to take in to consideration when deciding on a domain, our blog on…



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,…



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…



5 Tips to Optimise your WordPress Website

Jun, 15, 2017 | Web Design | 3 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. Welcome to the fourth piece of our 6-part series on how to optimise, protect, and maintain your cPanel hosting and WordPress website! Check out the other parts of the series here: – 5 Tips to Optimise your cPanel Hosting for WordPress – 5 Tips to Protect your cPanel Hosting for WordPress – 5 Tips to Maintain your cPanel Hosting…



Website Completion Checklist

Mar, 11, 2015 | Web Design, Website Marketing | 0 Comments
Website Completion

The task of building a website isn’t something that should be taken lightly since the very look and functionality of a website provides a big influence on the actions in which your visitors may take. A poorly designed but well functioning website can turn your potential customers away, while an amazingly designed but unusable website can do the same, making it important to create the right kind of balance. However, getting this kind of balance from the word go can be a little tricky and is more often than not addressed once a website has already been developed. It comes…



Current and Future Web Design Trends

Feb, 03, 2015 | Web Design, Webmaster | 0 Comments
Web Design Trends

Just about everything in the world of technology evolves at such a rapid rate that, for the average consumer, can be an ongoing battle to keep up with. Look at smartphones for example, they are getting bigger and more powerful every few months, or the size and clarity of computer monitors or television screens that just keep improving. This kind of evolution isn’t only limited to physical hardware, but it also applies to computer software and even web design. Have you noticed how most modern websites that you visit are always quite similar in the way that they function and…


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