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This article shows you how to get the most out of UpdraftPlus for WordPress. How to backup WordPress using Updraft

How to backup WordPress using UpdraftPlus. That’s the aim of this little article. It’s in the name. UpdraftPlus is one of the plugins I will install on basically every WordPress website I create. There are other plugins, such as Yoast SEO, that are just are useful. I’ll probably write detailed “how to” articles on those […]

Can I run my website without cookies? My experiment to see what I can do with less.

Website cookies. They’re everywhere. You’d be hard-pressed to find a website that doesn’t set cookies. Although websites typically have to set a Session cookie, I got to thinking whether I could actually run my website without using cookies at all (aside from that Session cookie). I’ve tried a few different things in my life just […]

June 4, 2018 | Scott Cole

WordPress comment form and cookies - one small step towards an almost cookieless website

The WordPress comment form and Cookies. Privacy. Data Protection. These are topics that are at the forefront of people’s minds at the moment (and have been for some time over the last year). It’s for good reason too. We as internet users really should be mindful of what personal data we put out there and […]

May 24, 2018 | Scott Cole

5 genuine reasons to stop using social share buttons - This is what I found out about them

Should I use social share buttons on my blog? Or, should I STOP using social share buttons on my blog? It’s a question I’ve wondered about lately. I thought I’d share my findings with you. Hopefully, it’ll help you make a decision for your own website and whether you need those social share buttons. I’m […]

5 top WordPress plugins that will give advantages now

Every website, every company, is going to have a different list of requirements when it comes to functionality. That’s a given. However, there are a few plugins I’ll typically install on any website I create for a client. These are WordPress plugins that tend to give immediate advantages. So, what are my 5 top WordPress […]

5 quick WordPress speed boosting tips - Getting started on making your WordPress site faster

What is this for? I’m a big fan of making sure websites are optimised well for speed (as well as many other things). I also understand that not everyone has the time to learn about slightly more complex and time-consuming methods for improving website speed. So, I thought I’d throw together these 5 quick WordPress […]

January 22, 2018 | Scott Cole

Bluehost WordPress SMTP problem with Contact Forms and how I fixed it

It’s possible other people have faced this Bluehost WordPress SMTP problem. I don’t currently host with Bluehost, but I’ve had a client who is and I faced problems that seem specific to Bluehost. It seems the problem only showed itself when the MX Record was set for Gmail to handle the emails (a popular option […]

November 29, 2017 | Scott Cole

The super quick on-page SEO optimisations list

SEO begins at the discovery stage (see my post about 6 steps web designers take that you need to know if you want to know more about the overall process). But on-page SEO optimisation is one of the most important aspects if you want the search engines to be able to read your page correctly. […]

August 9, 2017 | Scott Cole