The Lauren Effect – Anyone can build a website, cannot they?

The Lauren Effect – Anyone can build a website, cannot they?

Can anyone build a website? Well, companies like Wix, Weebly and 1and1 would certainly like us to think so. And now Eastenders would like us to think that anyone can start a website design business.

What’s in a number? The difference a local phone number can make.

What’s in a number? The difference a local phone number can make.

Mobile phones have changed the way we live our lives, how we think about communicating and opened a whole new opportunity for small businesses to keep in touch. But sometimes the old ways are good, and having a “proper” phone number can make a big difference. So how can you go old school without going…

Lessons from the Heart – why you shouldn’t keep all your eggs in one basket

Lessons from the Heart – why you shouldn’t keep all your eggs in one basket

How would you cope if your whole business went offline for 5 days? And how do we make sure it doesn’t?

If a picture paints a thousand words, then why not paint your blog?

If a picture paints a thousand words, then why not paint your blog?

Having images on your blog posts makes a huge difference in how many people will read it and how many will follow links to your site.

Hello 2016

Hello 2016

As we embark on a new year, we tend to take a little inward look at ourselves and decide to make some New Year’s Resolution or other. I’m not a big fan of resolutions but it does occur to me that I use one phrase far too often during client meetings. The cobbler’s children have…

How we stopped contact form spam with CleanTalk

How we stopped contact form spam with CleanTalk

The first “spam” email was sent in 1978 and we’ve been battling it ever since. It’s an annoyance that has become less of a problem as email services have improved their filtering, but for people running a business online, contact form spam is still a big headache. You can skip my explanation / rant and jump…

Headway tip – removing Category Archives title

Headway tip – removing Category Archives title

This is a slight change in the nature of the blog posts here. Sometimes I find useful snippets of code or ideas that other WordPress / Headway geeks may enjoy. If this post makes no sense to you whatsoever, don’t worry, it’s not supposed to! If you’re using the Headway theme and you want to…

Using Yoast? “Your homepage cannot be indexed by search engines” – DON’T PANIC!

Using Yoast? “Your homepage cannot be indexed by search engines” – DON’T PANIC!

UPDATE 25/11/15: OnPage have reached out to ask us to link over to their special OnPage & Yoast FAQ page – which we’re very happy to do! UPDATE 23/11/15: Well, Yoast SEO is now on version 3.03, so most problems should be resolved. If you’re still stuck, try https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/wordpress-seo UPDATE 18/11/15: Yoast have since released SEO…

Using Google Chrome and getting strange menu flickering in WordPress? That will be the slimming paint!

Using Google Chrome and getting strange menu flickering in WordPress? That will be the slimming paint!

If you use Google Chrome as your browser, in the last day or two you may have noticed strange things happening to the menus in your WordPress dashboard. This is “thanks” to a new feature being enabled in the latest version of Chrome but is easy to fix.

Why taking Direct Debits on your website is both easy and worthwhile

Why taking Direct Debits on your website is both easy and worthwhile

If you’ve ever gone through the hurdles to set up a website to take credit card payments, and the associated hassles with merchant accounts and processors, you’d be forgiven for deciding to stick with PayPal. Direct Debit, well that sounds like even more of a nightmare, doesn’t it?

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