Website Design Blog

Hints & Tips, Website design advice, plus the latest projects from Webomattic.

When you’re starting out building a website or starting up an E-Commerce business, it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start. Many people want to build there own website but lack the knowhow to get started. To help solve this I’ve started building WordPress Essentials. Using working examples I’ve begun creating step by step tutorials

Connection is Secure

This is a quick tutorial on how to setup your WordPress site to get the benefits of that little padlock you see in your browser address bar. Without this your customers (as well as Google) will have less confidence in the security of your website. For this example I’ll be using as an example

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Custom Google Maps

There are a great many ways to boost your Google ranking, from creating a Google My Business page, building website citations from directories such as Yell through to effective blogging on both your own site and relevant third-party sites with a high Domain Authority ranking. Backlinks have for a long time been regarded as one

You can grow the online profile of your business through listing your business address and website on these sites. Ensure you are consistent with the information you submit, use the same contact info, email address and logos to ensure that your brand sends the right message across these channels: Google My Business ( – The

Natural Solutions - Bedford Osteopath

Natural Solutions is a new healthcare clinic based in Bedford and Clapham providing Osteopathy and Complementary Therapies. I’ve been working with them to build a new website, an online booking system and social media content. The website is based upon the WordPress framework, and features custom Google Maps, Mailchimp integration plus an online booking system

A Warning to Website Designers

The Approach: A few weeks ago I was contacted by somebody wanting me to quote for a new website. His name was Justin William. What was initially an innocent enquiry turned out to be a potential credit card scam that could have cost me £4000. I’ve posted my experiences here to publicise this kind of

**PLEASE NOTE: This site has been rebuilt and no longer uses GeoDirectory** Vinyl Directory is a new website designed to showcase vinyl record shops and to enable the promotion of record fairs and events worldwide. It was created as an experiment to explore the possibilities of the GeoDirectory plugin system, and to see discover whether

WordPress Tip #6 – Build a Wall

There’s bad people out there, people who will try and takeover your site. You need something to protect you, to keep potential threats at bay. That’s where Wordfence steps in… Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan Wordfence features a firewall and malware scanner to protect your WordPresssite . Wordfence uses with the newest firewall

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Discussion Settings WordPress is now used for much more than a blog. Themes are setup to utilise the post functionality in many ways. Bots exist which will bombard your site with spam links. You can blog these by default by unchecking the following: Settings > Discussion > Allow people to post comments on new articles

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It’s important to backup your site. You may find that something goes drastically wrong with your site and you need to restore your site. You may find there’s security issues, you may have been hacked. There’s many reasons why you may need to rollback your site. Install a backup plugin such as UpdraftPlus (other plugins are

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WordPress Tip #3 – Cookie Banner

If you own a website in the EU, or if your website is aimed at citizens in the EU, you need to compile with the law. If not you may risk enforcement action, and potentially fines. So what is a cookie? No it’s not some tasty morsel containing chocolate chips, these are small data files

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You username is public, it is part of your posts and pages. Making your admin data known helps bots find you, and can lead to increased brute force attempts on your site. If you publish your admin username everywhere it makes it easier for your site to be hacked. It makes sense to have multiple

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