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Web Design Blog

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...

Embed a Twitter feed on your website

Embed a Twitter feed on your website

A few years ago Twitter closed it's API off meaning that if you're looking to embed a Twitter feed on your site then you have to use their Oauth authentication. Here's a nice function that allows you to embed a list of your latest tweets on your site, just to keep...

WordPress 5.3 Kirk Update

WordPress 5.3 Kirk Update

New exciting features coming in Kirk: Highlights With this new update WordPress have refined the block editor that was previously introduced in WordPress 5.0 by adding in new blocks, more intuitive interactions, and improved accessibility. New features to the editor...

Mobile Web Design Best Practices: A Definitive Guide

Mobile Web Design Best Practices: A Definitive Guide

Mobile Web Design Best Practices for a Mobile First World Over the last decade, mobile phones have become an essential part of our lives. It is very uncommon to find someone who doesn’t own a mobile phone or even smartphone at that. This increase in the use of...

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