You have your restaurant set up, the menus nailed, and you are slowly running out of budget. So how do you connect with the thousands of hungry customers out there? Your website is the gateway to your business. Before even walking through your door, your potential customer base will probably have had some form of contact with you online first and so it's crucial that your website is the best. For restaurants, this initial contact is vital. In fact, according to the booking giants, OpenTable, the 2017 figure for the number of people who take to the web to check out a...

Introduction To do bulk redirects in WordPress we will want to either use a plugin or add redirect rules directly to htaccess. The first method is the usage of the Redirection plugin, and the second method is to use the .htaccess file in your website. Using the Redirection plugin is easier and less technical, however it is less efficient and your redirects can be slower. If you decide to use the .htaccess method, it is more technical but your redirects are faster because they are processed before anything else in WordPress. Here is a guide on how to do both of these methods,...

In recent years, the importance of page speed and loading time has been a recurring theme. Ignoring site performance issues is perilous for the success of a website, with site visitors (including Google and soon to be Facebook) turning away in droves from slow-loading sites. A recent Google study indicated that 53% of people will abandon a mobile site if it takes more than three seconds to load. Yet, the actual sites in this study often took more than 22 seconds to load, so clearly, we have lots of work to do here. Below are a few articles you maybe be interested in...

In today’s social climate, aesthetic is becoming an increasingly crucial way to portray your brand's identity and help you stand out from your competitors. With the majority of the world’s population now online, your business’s website is the new storefront and web designers the new visual merchandisers. With a background in illustration, I completely understand the desire to create an incredibly flashy website that's hugely creative. However, after spending time working as a UX and web designer for a marketing company, the importance of functionality at the design stage has made itself clear. A site’s design can be key in helping or...

When building a WordPress website, there are many WordPress plugins available that can help you reach that completion deadline faster. Through personal experience, I use these 5 WordPress plugins that help me speed up the development time for a website, and I’ll explain why you should too.   1. Duplicate Page   When creating pages for your website, you may be spending a long time creating similar posts and pages by copying the content from one page onto another. This plugin simply adds the option to duplicate a post/page in one click. As simple as this sounds, this saves me plenty of time when creating...