Website Building Posts
Posts and videos about making sites with WordPress. It heavily features my favourite tool Beaver Builder.
Perhaps you’ve forgotten to add a child theme, inherited a site without one or thought you might not need one until now. Maybe you want to save complex customiser setting for another project. Either way there is a great plugin from the WordPress repository called Customizer Export/Import that could save you time. When you install and […]Read More
I’ve been working on two projects each with Custom Post Types where posts needed to automatically disappear based on the date. One was for events. The other for job listings. The best solution seemed to be a plugin called Post Expirator. In short At the time of writing Post Expirator had not been updated […]Read More
After three months of testing I’ve moved all our client sites to the (free from the WordPress Repository) Breeze Cache plugin from Cloudways. Here is why and how we use it. My main reasons for the move to Breeze were: On my tests it was one of the fastest particularly with NGINX servers (also repeated this […]Read More
Digital Marketing Posts
These posts go beyond making websites and on to the more pressing topic of how to get people to care about you online.
After a decade of building websites there’s one thing I’m sure about… small businesses don’t get the internet. It’s a sweeping generalisation I know, but go with it. I’m not trying to provoke, I would only like to see small businesses (my clients and friends) getting a better return. 1. Build the Website Yourself As a […]Read More
Digital Marketing is not just for those with deep pockets. Quite the opposite. It’s about being an effective business in a digital age. Few can afford to ignore it, but most, including me, struggle with it. The problem, I think, is that Digital Marketing is often not explained in simple and relevant terms. That’s what I […]Read More
My Facebook experience is limited (understatement!). I had a part-time business that found customers from Facebook, but nothing trailblazing. Yet, in my job of helping businesses get online, I end up giving advice. Mostly, I’ve sent folks to the work of Facebook gurus, but maybe something much simpler was needed. After all most of us who grew up on traditional marketing […]Read More
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