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What should I put in my website footer?

Website Design
A website footer is the band of information (usually arranged into boxes) that sits at the bottom of every page on your website. It’s a great place to put information that you really want people to see and have access to constantly as they move through your website. There are so many ideas to choose…

#WordPressTip: Copy Text into NotePad First

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When writing articles in another program that isn’t WordPress (like Word, OneNote, etc.) ALWAYS copy text into NotePad first, before copying it into your WordPress post or page. This process strips out unwanted code (that you can’t see). This unwanted code can make your WordPress post or page settings act strangely and things that usually…

Why Website Structure Matters for SEO

Website Design
I’ve been researching SEO (search engine optimisation) and want to point out something that could really help your site’s rankings. Search engine optimisation is a series of techniques used to increase the number of visitors to your website by improving your page ranking on search engines like Google (i.e. ways to get higher up the…

Favourite WordPress Plugins

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Backups: UpdraftPlus. There’s no point in building a website if you risk losing it all if it’s hacked or it breaks (both very possible), so excellent backups are a must! This plugin backs up your site (I backup to Dropbox) and allows you to move it and clone it for testing. It also backs up elements (plugins, themes etc.) before you update them, in case they aren’t compatible with the rest of the site and they break everything. Security…

Use a Landing Page Form for RSVPs

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Up until now, you may have been asking people to RSVP to your email address. This isn’t the best way to handle replies – you’d be better off directing them to a landing page on a website, for several reasons: 1. Links to landing page forms (which are online) are trackable but email links aren’t (in any mailing system). This means the clicks to email addresses won’t show up in your report…

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