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How to Make Sticky Posts in WordPress

Sticky Posts Did you know that WordPress allows you to feature a post by using ‘sticky posts’, one of the least known features of WordPress, though it is a standard part of the posting process? This is a feature that places a chosen post at the top of your blog, ...
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SSL Certificate And Why Your Website Needs One

An SSL Certificate is a digital certificate providing authentication for a website, enabling an encrypted connection. In plain English, this means that any data (messages, login details, payment card details) are encoded so that a hacker can’t intercept them when they’re passed from your device to the website. The authentication ...
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What Is A Parallax Website And Do You Need One?

Wikipedia definition: Parallax is a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight, and is measured by the angle or semi-angle of inclination between those two lines Due to foreshortening, nearby objects show a larger parallax than farther objects when observed ...
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Case Study: The Fostering Company

Imagine you work with children and young people who desperately need your help and one of the main ways you have to try to facilitate that help is through a website that doesn't work properly. What do you do? Situational Analysis The Fostering Company already had a self-built website on ...
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Jackdaw Web Design – Now A Full Service Agency

I’m delighted to be able to tell you that after years of searching for the right associates, I can now proudly call Jackdaw Web Design a full service design agency. What does that mean? Simply put, it now means that I, together with my associates, can handle every aspect of ...
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Will Google’s intention to move UK data to the US affect small business GDPR compliancy?

In February 2020, Google announced its intention to move all its data about British users of its services, including Gmail, YouTube and the Android Play store, to the US.  But how will this affect GDPR compliancy of small businesses? And how will it affect the privacy of UK Google app ...
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Why do you need a rebrand?

Simply Cheesecake® is a business owned by a lovely woman who makes, well, cheesecakes!  Like many of my clients, she'd been badly let down by her last web designer who went to ground and stopped answering her emails. It took Alyson a considerable amount of courage to contact me (once ...
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Ten Ways to Make Your Website More Accessible

What is web accessibility? According to The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), who are an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web, and who also define the standards for making websites more accessible, “Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so ...
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What is web accessibility and why is it important?

Just imagine what would happen if you could tap into a market of over 11.5 million people, and that’s just in the UK.  Imagine how that would benefit your business or organisation. Imagine how that increased revenue could help you help your clients. You may have a brand new website, ...
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How to check your WordPress site for plugin conflicts

So there you are one day trying to add your latest funky photo to your beautiful new WordPress website, and something weird's happened. You might be getting an error message, you might not. Maybe the Publish button doesn't work any more. Or an option has disappeared from your admin menu. ...
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How to move from to self-hosted WordPress

WordPress is the world’s most popular Content Management System (CMS), and is believed to power well over 25% of global websites.  One of the huge benefits of it is that the WordPress software (‘WordPress core’) is free, so you can get going with it for little or no cost. Many ...
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Moving to a Self-Hosted WordPress site

By Nathan Platt of Solidblueliquid Okay so this post is all about self-hosting WordPress, but before we begin telling you all the wonderful benefits let me sort out a few common misconceptions., and self-hosting Across forums and the internet everyone gets confused with the differences between them all, ...
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