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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

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

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

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

WordPress Plugin Review – Copify Content Writing Tool

I was recently approached by the team at content-writing service Copify to review their Copify WordPress plugin. I’ve used many content-writing services over the years, so it was a great chance to use Copify once again. So here’s my …

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Categories: WordPress Tips

The Complete Guide to finding Premium WordPress Themes

Why use a Premium Theme?

Premium themes are all-inclusive, polished themes designed to work on your WordPress blog. They aren’t insanely expensive, and will often provide you with a lot of added benefits which you simply won’t get with free …

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Categories: WordPress Themes, WordPress Tips

WP Doctors – New Team Member – Farran Lee

Following an extremely long recruitment process, WP Doctors has it’s 1st ever team member (other than just me!). I’m very proud to announce that Farran Lee has started with me today at the new office at Wessex House in Eastleigh …

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Categories: WordPress Tips

Snippet to make Gravity Forms Address Entry more British

Gravity Forms is fantastic tool for collecting names, email address and postal addresses. However, GravityForms is a US plugin, so the default form labels are all US or Canada-centric. Here’s a simple tweak that you can add to functions.php to …

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Categories: Gravity Forms Tips, WordPress Tips