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Don’t get stuck with the wrong website CMS

By Chris Tattum / March 14, 2019

A Content Management System (CMS) is the application that lets you manage and update your website, usually via a “back-end”. WordPress is the system most people are familiar with. In fact, there are many CMS’s available today in addition to WordPress. Systems such as Statamic, Craft, CMS Made Simple, Drupal, Joomla…. The list goes on!...

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Take control of your website and content

By Chris Tattum / March 20, 2019

Know where your website is hosted How “in control” do you feel about your current website? Is it regularly backed up? If the website disappears tomorrow, can you quickly and easily get it back? Your web “host” is the company that stores all your website’s files and content, including images etc. You must make sure...

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How to make your website easy to maintain

By Chris Tattum / March 20, 2019

Use a platform that’s easy to update If you’re not sure how to update your website, ask your web developer to show you how. If you don’t have time to do it yourself, sign up to a care plan and have it taken care for you. Either way, make sure it’s done! If you’re using...

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Test your website page speed

By Chris Tattum / March 20, 2019

Why page speed is important A lot is talked about SEO, how it’s about having the right content and targeting the right search keywords. All this is true and really important. But there’s something that isn’t talked about as much, but is just as important, and that’s page speed. You can spend hundreds of pounds...

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How to make your website easy to update

By Chris Tattum / March 20, 2019

When did you last make a change to your website? Was it easy, or does the very idea fill you with dread? Perhaps you had to ask the person who originally built it for you. Of course, if you don’t have the time then it makes sense to outsource, but wouldn’t it be nice to...

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WordPress isn’t always the best option

By Chris Tattum / September 28, 2018

We’ve been building sites using WordPress for nearly four years now, and it’s never let us down. But there’s no getting around this fact; some clients find it a little too complicated, and it needs ongoing maintenance (such as plugin updates) to keep things ticking over. When we consider any new website project for a...

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The case for custom websites

By Chris Tattum / September 22, 2018

In our recent article and video, we showed how to make some typical edits to a website using a page builder. In summary, you get a lot of flexibility at the expense of ease of use and simplicity. We’re now going to do the same edits with an almost identical website, which in this case...

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The case for website page builders

By Chris Tattum / September 17, 2018

In our previous article we compared page builders to custom websites and the advantages of each. Now we’re going to dig deeper into what a page builder can do so you can decide if it’s the right choice for you. To do this, we’re going make some edits to a real life website. To help...

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