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Off The Shelf WordPress Themes vs Custom Themes

Why “off-the-shelf” WordPress themes are better than custom themes

Avoid forking out thousands for bespoke or custom-built themes, which often result in a worse website anyway. A good off-the-shelf premium theme can still be configured and customised as much as you want and can give you a perfect “million dollar website” for a tiny fraction of the price, even for free! Getting a bespoke …

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Genesis Framework Theme WordPress

Why the Genesis Framework is the best foundation for almost any WordPress site

Of all the thousands of WordPress themes out there, the Genesis framework is the market leader and industry standard for 1001 reasons! You can see all the features of Genesis for yourself at or search Google for “Genesis WordPress theme reviews” to read a wealth of independent reviews of the features and benefits that …

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WordPress Gutenberg

The new Gutenberg editor

In December 2018, WordPress released version 5.0 and with it, the much anticipated Gutenberg editor. It was controversial and split opinion throughout the WordPress community. Gutenberg is the biggest upgrade WordPress have ever made. Ultimately, it had to happen. Nobody likes change, but you cannot argue with progress! Gutenberg is undeniably a giant leap of …

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WordPress Webinar

The Altitude Child Theme for Genesis

Genesis is the industry standard of WordPress theme frameworks and the Altitude child theme is proving to be one of the most popular Genesis child themes around.  Just see the showcase of stunning sites built on Altitude here.[browser-shot target=”_blank” url=”” width=”700″] Like all current Genesis child themes, Altitude is fully mobile responsive, as well as being easy to …

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WordPress Training Courses - Adding a Post

WordPress Posts vs Pages

In WordPress, you can write either pages and posts… Pages For permanent, static content – “timeless” Stick to convention and use short page titles – ideally one-word: “About”, “Services”, “Contact” Avoid gimmicky page titles e.g. “What we do”, “Who we are”, etc You can assign parent pages but not categories. Posts For articles, news and …

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Photography vs Stock Images

If you’re a good photographer try and take your website’s photos yourself, especially if they feature the people/places/products your site is about! If photos are important, consider investing in a professional photographer or a camera for yourself.  Digital SLR cameras are the best.  You can get some amazing deals on 2nd hand digital SLR’s on eBay. Otherwise, …

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WP Courses WordPress Web Hosting UK

Is Cloud VPS Hosting the future of all WordPress hosting?

Assuming you have not been living actually ON a cloud for the last year, you will have heard a certain buzz word mentioned frequently in recent times, both the world of business and among the technology community.  The word I refer to is of course “cloud”.  There is cloud computing, cloud storage and cloud hosting. Just see the meteoric rise in …

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