Wordpress Websites that Work

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  • easy to make contact
  • easy to share
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    Firefox join the Google position on non secure Sites

    Firefox join the Google position on non secure Sites

    Google recently released their new version of Chrome which warns users of non secure websites. Websites used to be general HTTP sites and don’t require a security certificate for encryption unless they were ecommerce sites or requiring users to input sensitive data.  Now however there is a move by browsers and also search engines to...
    Google demote non HTTPS websites in rankings and Chrome implications

    Google demote non HTTPS websites in rankings and Chrome implications

    Google Rankings Recently Google announced that websites with a SSL certificate would be promoted in rankings higher than those without. Those of us with straight forward HTTP sites will thus be deranked and appear below HTTPS websites in “organic rankings”. In a nutshell if you do not use an SSL certificate and rely on search...
    Derbyshire Business & Derbyshire Retail Help

    Derbyshire Business & Derbyshire Retail Help

    Almost a year long project started when Dina Holland asked me to have a look at one of her websites which was attracting mega amounts of spam comments and report back. She was aware that it was on a Wordpress Theme which was not responsive and so would get demotes in search rankings. Before...
    Peak Business Insight - Derbyshire

    Peak Business Insight – Derbyshire

    Responsive WordPress based business website using Wordpress. Dina is a consultant in digital marketing and so the site needed to demonstrate the current best practice for using social media and digital marketing to sell her services and workshops. The chosen theme has so much functionality and lends itself perfectly to her objectives.
    Baslow Training Solutions - Derbyshire

    Baslow Training Solutions – Derbyshire

    Responsive WordPress based business website Jules Slack had registered her domain names and needed a website building for her training business. While we setup the CMS for the site with 1and1 Jules did some homework. First off she put the words into Google which she wanted people to use in order to find her website,...
    Google demotes non mobile friendly websites

    Google demotes non mobile friendly websites

    Google promotes responsive websites As of 21st April 2015 Google new algorythums for Google search engines will demote websites which are not “Mobile Friendly“. So what does that mean for WordPress? The simple answer is to Find a responsive theme and reconfigure your website now. Here is a quick guide: first off Backup your site...
    Create killer header images for Wordpress

    Create killer header images for WordPress

    Easy to follow Tutorial using online application. How to create custom header images for your Wordpress website without any fancy graphics packages. Forget trying to guess at it, follow this tutorial to keep complete control of your header image so that it works with your website. Once you have the basics you can create all...
    Walker Optics - Optical Design Consultancy

    Walker Optics – Optical Design Consultancy

    Rejuvenation of an old business website using WordPress Duncan Walker had an existing website with Mr Site which was a “shop window” for his Optical Design Consultancy. He felt it was dated and could do a lot more for him. He knew that something had to be done to make the site work for him...
    Pinterest Rich Pins for Wordpress websites

    Pinterest Rich Pins for WordPress websites

    Increase your websites potential using Pinterest This may sound stupid but first off make sure that you are ready for Rich Pins. What I mean is make sure that your media is presented the way you want it to be seen.   For this you will have to get filling in some boxes.  Go to the...
    Need some SEO advice?

    Need some SEO advice?

    How to get the best out of your WordPress Website When you need some SEO advice and tips, would you search the web for an SEO “expert” or contact a specialist in webdesign, PHP, wordpress, CSS, logo design & SEO? Think of a wordpress plugin as your “SEO expert”. There are several great (and free)...
    Ski Breezy - Catered Chalet Chamonix

    Ski Breezy – Catered Chalet Chamonix

    Revamping an old business website with WordPress and incorporating a weblog Breezy had an existing website which was working well in terms of performance on search engines and in terms of generating traffic and business.  However the content management system was one developed by a programmer and was never supported, was exceptionally limiting and very...
    Is the coming year going to be a Responsive one

    Is the coming year going to be a Responsive one

    Mobile and Tablet Friendly websites with WordPress First off what is a Responsive website? To quote Mashable “In simple terms, a responsive web design uses “media queries” to figure out what resolution of device it’s being served on.” So what does that mean for a website? What it means is that the site is automatically...