The Blog - Useful WordPress Advice

The WP Doctors Blog contains lots of pracical WordPress ideas, thoughts and tricks so that you can get more business from your business website.

The ideas range from capturing leads from your website, to how you can do the hard work for your customers to make it easier for them to buy.

If you want a particular challenge or idea explained in a blog article, please just contact us with your thoughts! Otherwise, we hope you find the articles useful!

Where are good places to host your WordPress website in the UK?

Where are good places to host your WordPress website in the UK?

A question that I’ve been asked several times in the last couple of months is all about hosting. i.e. Where should you host a WordPress website if you’re in the UK? Since there are literally thousands of hosting companies that …

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Categories: WordPress for Business, WordPress Tips

How you can get the most benefit from sharing your business videos?

Sample Video on YouTube

This is an article that was inspired based on a conversation that I had with with a client last week. I was asked about what is the best way to share your business videos, so that it results in …

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Categories: WordPress Tips

Why most WordPress Themes are not suitable for businesses offering services…

WordPress is a great platform for creating a website. You can quickly knock something up with a free or premium WordPress theme and a few WordPress plugins. However, most WordPress themes are useless if you offer a B2B business service. …

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Categories: WordPress for Business

How to automatically delete spam comments in WordPress

After a few months, pretty much any WordPress website gets hit by spam comments at some point. It’s pretty much an inevitability. Some of the comments that you get are extremely convincing, and it’s sometimes difficult to determine if …

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Categories: WordPress Tips

The false economy of Free WordPress plugins…

The one thing that people love about WordPress and the WordPress.org plugins is that they are free. Sure, they don’t cost any money. But they’re not truly free.

You can ask on the WordPress support forums for some help. …

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Categories: Business Thoughts, WordPress Plugins

We all judge a book by the cover. (Even if we don’t intend to)

As much as we might not want to, we all judge a book by its cover. It doesn't matter how good we are in business, if we don't look competent, professional and appealing to our customers, then we're missing out on opportunities. Let me explain this with an example...
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Categories: Business Thoughts

With WordPress, what is a pingback? Should I approve them?

This week, I was asked a question by someone who uses WordPress for their blog. Sheryl asked me "What is a pingback? And should I approve them?". So I'm going to describe what a pingback is using as little technical language as possible.
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Categories: Frequently Asked Questions, WordPress Tips

7 Website Mistakes that Businesses are STILL making in 2013

One of the benefits (or curses!) of being a web developer is that you get asked to give your opinion on other people's websites. Some people are asking because they are really asking "do you agree my website looks amazing?", others are asking "my website is rubbish, where do I start to make it better?". When using other business services or even when I've been asked to give feedback, I encounter a range of website mistakes. Most people use the web these days, so business owners should know better. So this article combines them all into mistakes that I'm still spotting even in 2013!
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Categories: WordPress for Business, WordPress Tips

Since WordPress 3.5 – my whizzy website thingys are broken… help!?

In the last few days, I’ve been contacted by 2 of my clients saying that things such as tabs, scrollers, slideshows, accordions on their website are broken. The issue occurred when they upgraded their website to WordPress 3.5. So …

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Categories: Changes in WordPress

The painful truth about website backups… (and how to avoid it)

Even in 2013, so many people are not backing up their websites. Over a 2 week period at the end of December, 3 people contacted me because their websites had been hacked. Only one of those people had a

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Categories: WordPress for Business, WordPress Tips