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Nobody likes a slow Wordpress site. Slow loading times not only cost visitors/sales, but can also hurt a site's Google ranking. If your website is mission critical and you've noticed it takes a while to load, it would be well worth spending some time sorting the...

What would you do if you lost everything? That's the question the people behind World Backup Day want you to ask yourself on 31st March. A quick look at the stats featured on the website offers a stark reminder about how important it is to get a backup...

This short series has looked at both how and why a Wordpress website may have been hacked, so in this last part we will look at what can be done to prevent a hack occurring in the first place, or a reoccurrence. If your site has...

The previous post looked at some of the common methods by which a hacker might gain access to a Wordpress site. Understanding these methods is a crucial aspect of being able to prevent reoccurrences in future, but many site owners are left perplexed by the fact...

Discovering your website has been hacked easily ranks as one of the least enjoyable experiences associated with running a website. Depending on the type and extent of the hack, the cleanup process can be quite lengthy and costly, but many sites can be cleaned up...

SSL certificates used to be the preserve of e-commerce websites, banks and anywhere else online that needed confidential information. Nowadays they’re quickly becoming the standard for almost all websites, so what are they and why should you get one for your site? What are SSL certificates...

The news that Yahoo has suffered a hack that has potentially affected one billion user accounts should be a wake-up call to all internet users that don’t have a system in place to manage passwords. Companies such as Yahoo and Google are big targets for...

As a musician living and working in the 21st century, at some point you're going to have to use social media to promote your music, a gig, your band, or all of these in some combination. Universities and music colleges are slowly catching up in their...

What is your budget? During the initial discussions around a new project, this is often one of the first questions that a client will be asked. This can seem to be somewhat of an invasive question a first glance, but there's are perfectly good reasons to...

Now that you've completed (or at least started) the process of researching your new website, the next thing to prepare is the site's content. This is a really important step that's often overlooked.As a designer, I'm quite often asked if I can design the site and then...