FAQs2020-07-25T08:54:41+00:00

FAQs

Here are a  list of common questions we are asked. If you have a question please don’t hesitate to get in touch

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What is an SSL?2020-07-21T16:14:39+00:00

SSL is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browser remain private (Source SSL.com)

Most hosting companies offer it as a service and once installed your website URL will have a padlock and the https not http reference.

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What is a WordPress Theme?2020-07-21T15:25:54+00:00

A WordPress theme has two main functions;  It provides style in the form of layout, complementary fonts, colour and other styling and additional functionality such as tools to make the design and management of the website easier and improve visitor engagement.

What is a CMS?2020-07-21T16:18:38+00:00

A Content Management System is a software application that allows invited users to build and more specifically manage a website quickly and easily. This is possible because all the code that would otherwise take months of development to make the system work, is already done for you.

The popular CMSes are WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Squarespace.

A CMS’s backbone is the ability to organise content using categories, tags and a built in archive system based on month/year.

 

What do you need from us when building a website?2020-07-22T10:16:05+00:00

What do you need from us when building a website?

Our process starts with our evaluation document. This requires you to give some good answers to some classic marketing questions.
You are the expert of your business so our job is to tease this out of you and create content your potential client wants to see.

Where possible, we like to use your images not stock images.

Is WordPress.com and a WordPress website the same thing?2020-07-22T10:31:00+00:00

Is WordPress.com and a WordPress website the same thing?

Think of WordPress.com as a hosting environment for your (WordPress) website whereas setting up a WordPress website from WordPress.org means it can be hosted anywhere. The latter is important because if you are a business you can’t monetise your website on WordPress.com or add any extended features called plug-ins which you will almost certainly want to do.
Is WordPress secure?2020-07-21T15:22:13+00:00

Yes but like any platform, it needs to be correctly managed.

Content Management Systems are vulnerable by nature as they are built on open source frameworks.  WordPress is a target because it is by far the most popular and by its open-source nature. However it would be wrong to dismiss WordPress because of this and here is why:

  • WordPress is extremely good at responding to security vulnerabilities. Its auto-update mechanism  allows WordPress websites to automatically update when there is a new security patch.
  • There are built-in mechanisms that display updates to the site administrator for WordPress themes and plugins and some email the administrator notifications or auto update.
  • There are sophisticated security plug-ins that block, detect and remove potential threats.
  • There are sophisticated plug-ins that detect, clean and restore with the minimum of downtime should the worst happen
Is WordPress good for business websites?2020-07-22T11:20:14+00:00

Is WordPress good for business websites?

Today’s WordPress provides a wealth of powerful online marketing tools on a safe, secure and stable environment.

Like all websites it needs to be managed well and have in place measures should the worst happen. Again WordPress has abundant tools for this to be achieved.

WordPress Website Examples

sonymusic.com
whitehouse.gov
nationalarchives.gov.uk
group.renault.com
thewaltdisneycompany.com (the one time you can truly say it is a Mickey Mouse platform)
toyota.com.br
thesun.co.uk (Yes, surprised me too)

How often should you blog for business?2020-07-21T16:35:20+00:00

There are often natural time intervals within a company and these are ideal for blogging. Some companies do a monthly round up while others feel a weekly blog is more useful.

How long does it take to build a website?2020-07-22T10:03:06+00:00

How long does it take to build a website?

A content rich website takes a week of development time to build and weeks and months of your time to populate.
The week of development time is not all done at once but can be spread over a month or sometimes even longer.

The majority of our WordPress sites take between 3 and 4 days and 4-5 days for e-commerce sites.
You should bear in mind that most websites are different. An empty shop takes less time than one with 1000 products or a website with 30 case studies.

Do your websites come with email?2020-07-22T10:19:00+00:00

Yes. The email that comes with web hosting tends to be basic. If email is your main communication tool and you have several of your team using it, we encourage you to switch to a dedicated email provider such as Microsoft or Google Mail.

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