WordPress.com vs. Self-Hosted WordPress.org: What’s the difference?

Sep, 18, 2019 | Web Hosting, WordPress | 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. A common question that beginner website owners or developers often come across is ‘What is the difference between WordPress.com, and it’s counterpart, WordPress.org?’. Today, we’ve saved you some digging and gone ahead to break down the two platforms for you (with handy analogies, if we do say so ourselves) below! WordPress.com What is it? WordPress.com is a…



WordPress Plugins: What are they, where to find them, and how to sort the good from the bad!

Sep, 10, 2019 | WordPress | 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. For anyone just starting out with building a WordPress website, there can be rather a lot to learn. Today, we’re going to break down one particular aspect: WordPress plugins! At the time of writing, there are over 55,000 plugins available in the official WordPress plugin library, with countless other premium plugins available from other online marketplaces too….



5 Key Features To Include On Every Online Store

Sep, 03, 2019 | ecommerce, Tips for Hosting, WordPress | 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. Following on from a previous post, where we discussed “8 Key Features To Include On Every Website You Build”, we thought we’d deep dive a little further by talking about a few additional features you may wish to include on every online store that you build. Websites that contain online stores require extra considerations over non-ecommerce websites, to ensure…



What’s the difference between WordPress Hosting and regular web hosting?

Aug, 27, 2019 | Tips for Hosting, Web Hosting, WordPress | 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. Have you ever stumbled upon “WordPress” hosting, and wondered what sets it apart from regular website hosting? Not to worry! It’s a pretty common question that pops up with our support team, so we thought we’d put together a post to outline the main differences and benefits of WordPress Hosting vs. regular web hosting. First of all,…



Third-party or plugin? What’s the best way to take bookings or appointments on your website?

Aug, 22, 2019 | Business Websites, Website Marketing, WordPress | 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. Depending on your product or service, there may come a time where you wish to take bookings on your website. This could be for a wide variety of purposes or intents, such as: Booking consultations for professional services such as IT support, business mentoring, specialist advice etc Booking appointments for services such as beauty therapy, dental, physio…



8 Key Features To Include On Every Website You Build

Aug, 21, 2019 | Business Websites, Web Hosting, WordPress | 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. Calling all resellers or web developers! Are you regularly building websites for clients? Do you have a checklist of features and functionality that you include on every site you build? Whether you have a checklist already in place that you’d like to review, or you’re starting out fresh in creating a new checklist, we’ve put together a…



What’s the best way to show customer reviews on your website? (You do have review on your website, right!?)

Aug, 13, 2019 | Business Websites, Web Design, WordPress | 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. How often do you check reviews before making an online, or even an offline purchase? In a recent survey, around 9 out of 10 consumers said they read online reviews regularly or occasionally, and 88% of those said they trusted those reviews just as much as personal recommendations. So one thing is for certain; your website should…



A guide to handling traffic spikes for the growing business! (Part 2 of 2)

Aug, 09, 2019 | Tips for Hosting, Web Hosting, WordPress | 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. Welcome back to our 2-part series on how you can prepare your website to handle traffic spikes (or just a consistent growth in traffic overall). If you haven’t already checked out part 1, you may wish to go back and start there first to ensure you don’t miss anything! 5. Hosting Server Another variable in keeping a…



A guide to handling traffic spikes for the growing business! (Part 1 of 2)

Aug, 07, 2019 | Tips for Hosting, Web Hosting, WordPress | 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. It’s usually an exciting moment when you first launch a website and start to see a few visitors here and there on your traffic analytics. Better yet, when those few visitors turn into a steady stream and perhaps, one day, a figurative torrential flood of activity! But things will usually need to change between those first few…



7 Awesome Extensions for your WooCommerce Shop

Jul, 04, 2019 | Business Websites, ecommerce, WordPress | 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. Calling all WordPress & WooCommerce fans! Whether you already have a WooCommerce store set up, or you’re thinking of getting started, we’ve curated a list of WooCommerce extensions that are popular with our customers. The extensions below can help to extend the default functionality of WooCommerce, adding more advanced and useful features to improve your online sales…



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