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Removing Plugins

Its good practice to remove any plugins (or themes) that you are no longer using, not only does it help secure your site, removing unnecessary bulk can help speed things up. 1. Here you can see a plugin that needs updating, but is not being used.  If you are not...

Updating WordPress

It’s really important to make sure you keep WordPress its themes and its plugins up to date, not doing so can result in downtime or even your website being hacked. Updating your site is quick and easy however I would always recommend you back up your site...

10 Favourite Free WordPress Plugins

Here you will find 10 plugins I use frequently when building sites for clients, or when delivering training. Updraft Plus UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin WordPress SEO by Yoast Yoast SEO Akismet Akismet Anti-Spam W3 Total Cache W3 Total Cache WordFence Wordfence...

GDPR Cookie Consent

Since GDPR came into force a few weeks ago I’ve noticed a lot of sites are using the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, which appears at the bottom of this site as well as many others. By default the free version of the plugin does not offer any the ability to...

Running WordPress locally with Flywheel

I’ve been asked on a number of occasions about how people can run WordPress on their local machine, this is handy if you want to develop a site offline or just want to try it out. Normally I’d suggest using MAMP but to be honest if your new to web design...

Tracking Contact Form 7 submissions as goals in Google Analytics.

Contact form 7 is one one of the most popular free contact form plugins for WordPress it can add contact forms to your website and send the submissions to an email address of your choice. One frequently asked question is how you get these form submissions to show up...

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