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8 Signs it’s Time to Update your Website

8 Signs it’s Time to Update your Website

Why Should you keep your Website Update to Date? Having a website is one of the most beneficial to improve your businesses notoriety and increase your overall sales and audience. While having a website is an important part of your businesses digital marketing you can...

What is Pay-Per-Click Advertising

What is Pay-Per-Click Advertising

What is PPC (Pay-Per-Click) and how does it work? PPC or Pay Per Click Advertising allows you to advertise your website and business to several users through Google searches. When a user clicks on one of your ads you are then charged by Google and that is where PPC...

Adding Google Analytics to WordPress

Adding Google Analytics to WordPress

If you own a website, you are probably wondering, "who is viewing my website" or "who is my website reaching". Well, the answer to this is to use Google Analytics. In this blog we will go into detail about What is Google Analytics and how you can add it to your site....

Useful CSS snippets for the DIVI theme

Useful CSS snippets for the DIVI theme

The DIVI page builder is rather good Here at Portal Creative we like to build websites using WordPress. When we started building with WordPress, 99% of our website themes were built by hand using the Foundation framework. This gave us complete control of the layout...

When WordPress plugins go bad

When WordPress plugins go bad

When we're building a WordPress website we like to use plugins. Plugins allow us to add a specific functionality to a website that wouldn’t be available in a stock WordPress install. We use plugins for contact forms, disabling comments and really exciting stuff like...

Why choose WooCommerce for eCommerce

Why choose WooCommerce for eCommerce

What is an eCommerce platform? Put in simple terms eCommerce is the selling and buying of good or services via the internet with a transfer of money and data to complete the sale. When building a website to integrate selling and buying of your goods there are numerous...

How to Improve your Website’s Security

How to Improve your Website’s Security

If you are a small business owner, you need to ensure that your website is secure and to not just forget about your website. Website security requires cautiousness in all parts of web architecture and utilization. This initial article will not make you a site security...

Why Web Developers should use Divi

Why Web Developers should use Divi

Since I started my career in Web Development I have been learning about and using Divi Visual Builder. The reason for this is for its simplicity for when we hand a site back to a client and they wish to continue updating and changing the text on their site. With Divi...

Which is better Squarespace or WordPress?

Which is better Squarespace or WordPress?

WordPress and Squarespace are two of the world’s leading web building platforms but deciding between the two can be tough. In this blog we hope to give you a better understanding of when to use Squarespace and when to use WordPress. By the end of this article, you...

Choosing the right Web Hosting Provider

Choosing the right Web Hosting Provider

Whether you are a business owner, web developer or marketer, you will want people to visit your website. This means that you will need to have it hosted on the internet and choosing the right web hosting provider is extremely important. Let us start with understanding...

WordPress 5.4 Adderley Update

WordPress 5.4 Adderley Update

New exciting features coming in Adderley: Highlights This new update to WordPress sees more improvement to the block editor with the addition of new blocks along with improvements to what is already there. WordPress 5,4 is a major release that gives you more ways to...

Gzip And Set Expiry Dates Of Files With .htaccess

Gzip And Set Expiry Dates Of Files With .htaccess

We've been using one and one as our web host for a good few years now, we've got a couple of older servers which run and host quite a few older sites that were created using PHP 5. You might know that the latest versions of Wordpress require at least PHP 5 to be...

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