With WordPress being one of the largest content management systems for web design and development, it is vital to know some of the basic ground knowledge, especially for beginners. This blog will identify some of the key aspects of WordPress, outline how you can benefit from learning the basics, and help you familiarise yourself with the platform.   What Is WordPress? Starting as a simple blogging system, WordPress has evolved into the largest Content Management System used to this day. As WordPress grew, they gained hundreds upon thousands of users all working in different fields and, in time, developed into a CMS that powers...

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 2017 and beyond there is no good reason to submit your website to the major search engines. You can and should register your site with Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools to get diagnostic information from these search engines yet there is no specific need to do this. If your website is live on the Internet and you are doing the usual digital marketing basics like having social media profiles and creating listings in relevant business directories like Yell.com, then the best SEO tip we can recommend is submitting your website to search engines, so that your site will...