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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 | 1 Comment

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…



A severe wifi security flaw has been discovered this week. We’ve simplified the details and explain how to protect your home or work.

Oct, 18, 2017 | Community, Online Security | 3 Comments

Since the 16th of October (3 days ago at the time of publishing this post), you’ve likely heard about the discovery of a huge security flaw with wifi internet connections. The most alarming thing is that almost everyone is affected by this breach, including people using their own home wifi networks. In this post, we’ve broken down the jargon to let you know exactly what’s happening and how to protect your wifi at home or work. What is the security flaw? A Belgian team of researchers discovered a security vulnerability in the WPA2 protocol. The WPA2 protocol is a system…



Find Out How Many Times Your Password Has Been Hacked

Oct, 06, 2017 | Community, Online Security | 2 Comments

Have you ever wondered how many times your passwords or personal details have been hacked? Luckily, there’s a quick, easy and free tool available that can tell you where and when your personal details have been leaked online. Read on below to find out how! It is a common misconception that the main way your details can get into the wrong hands is via your own computer being hacked. However, the reality is that in this day and age, the safety of our personal information is completely outside of our control. While it’s true that malware and phishing are two very…



Google’s Next Move Against Non-SSL Websites

Sep, 26, 2017 | Business Websites, Community, Online Security | 19 Comments
Google's Next Move Against Non-SSL Websites

If you wish to seek assistance or need some questions answered, feel free to call our sales team on 1300 694 678. From July 1st, Google Chrome 68 will be released which aims to further take the fight to websites that are still running without an SSL certificate, and are therefore insecure. Any sites that do not have SSL Certificates will be prominently marked in the address bar: The purpose of installing an SSL certificate is to encrypt the data travelling between your website and your visitors, ensuring that malicious third-parties can’t get their hands on the sensitive data your customers…



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