Website speed is important. Fast sites have better SEO and convert more clicks to customers. Slow sites annoy users and drive up bounce rates. Yet, speeding up WordPress can be complicated. Minify CSS, HTML & Javascript. Compression. Browser caching. What does it all mean? In this article we show how simply moving to a truly optimised hosting environment can triple site performance without tons of technical overhead. One simple change. A super fast site. What’s not to like?   Hosting with WP Engine When it comes to website hosting you get what you pay for. Skimp here and performance will suffer. And all the...

In this article, I highlight the best plugins to use to improve your WordPress website's page speed. If you haven’t already, I recommend reading my previous blog post on optimising the images on your website before going through this blog post. If you have large, unoptimised images then it is likely that this is what is slowing down your website the most. If you’ve optimised all of your images correctly, you might find there are still issues found in the testers, such as needing to minify your HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files. A lot of these issues can, however, be fixed by installing...

Data is everywhere. Your data. My data. Your customers’ data. GDPR is here to standardise how data is stored and processed. And securing that data is your responsibility. If your site is compromised, what GDPR refers to as a "breach" then you can be fined. And with studies showing that around 70% of WordPress sites have vulnerabilities, it's time to get serious about the data you hold and your website security with WordPress management. In this article, we look at the ten key factors in WordPress security. Any questions drop a comment below or get in touch for a Free WordPress...

So you own a small business. You don’t want to fork out a small fortune for a website, and you don’t necessarily want to spend the next 6 years building your site. Well, lucky for you, there are many different weapons of choice at your disposal. The only variables you need to consider are pricing, time, and functionality. So you’re looking into forging a new site or simply re-building your old one, but you don’t know what to use. The short answer is, it all falls down to what type of business you own. If you run a pilates studio, then you’re...

If you own a WordPress website, you’ll likely be aware of the concept of themes and plugins. Themes and plugins are some of the core functionalities of WordPress and are required if you don’t want to use the simplistic default appearance. Themes exist to give you more customisation to your website and so that your website looks unique. There are plenty of themes available - some free and some premium - so you may find yourself spending a very long amount of time trying to find the perfect theme. One consideration that is often missed is how fast the theme is. If you’ve...