How to Reset your Webmail Password via cPanel

With cPanel you can reset your email password and manage email accounts on the fly.   WARNING!! You should only use your email address and password combination on your official webmail link… nowhere else!!  Your webmail link will look something like this: www.yourwebsitename.co.za/webmail   You will be redirected to a secure login after typing the address in your browser’s address … Read More

How to order your WordPress Website on our website

The basics for ordering your WordPress Website online   We understand, with all the options available it may feel overwhelming to order your WordPress website online. This post will explain a bit more about what the requirements are to set up a basic foundation and to further build on it. If you have not yet read about it, we have … Read More

What is WordPress?

What is WordPress? WordPress is a CMS (Content Management System) based on PHP and MySQL. It is free and open source. For WordPress to work it needs to be hosted on a server that supports it. To host WordPress your host will need: PHP version 7.2 or greater My SQL v 5.6 or greater (MariaDB V12 will also work) HTTPS … Read More

Some developers…

Bad WordPress practice   Since 2011 we have adopted a great number of WordPress websites abandoned by it’s original developer. Unknowingly to the client who contacted us to assist with small changes to their website, their website was a disaster waiting to happen.  Lurking below the surface was vulnerable, outdated and insecure software. When we inform them that they need … Read More

Google Analytics

What is website visitor analysis ? It is interesting and illuminating to know how many visitors your website had over a certain period. Google Analytics not only reports on how many visits your site received, but will also provide you with more insight, like where they came from, how long did they stay, what did they did etc. These statistics … Read More

The foundation of good SEO

We receive them all the time!! Those emails offering you a quick fix to get more traffic to your website They promise to get you traffic in no time!! “Quick setup for an x amount – Pay now and get your traffic tomorrow”. I believe that some of those companies can really get you that amount of “traffic” but lets … Read More

Third Party Payment providers for WordPress

Accepting Online Payments Sure, you can move your website to a dedicated server, add all the security modules known to man, but with so many big names getting hacked every so often, how do you offer an online payment service on your website while resting assured that your customer credit / debit card details are safe?   Use online third … Read More

WooCommerce – Review

About WooCommerce We only use WooCommerce to create online shops for clients, we will continue to use it. The plugin is free and open source but WooCommerce has a lot of extra plugins and themes that can be added on, but for a simple online store, WooCommerce out of the box always does the trick. January 2018: According to Builtwith … Read More

MailChimp for WordPress – Review

About MailChimp We love MailChimp, and not because of the Monkey Logo 🙂 After trying a few different options, we found that MailChimp is the easiest to use and understand. It runs separately from your website and you can use this to send normal email newsletters or use their automation services. When a visitor visits your website the MailChimp signup … Read More

Contact Forms

Website Contact Forms are Everywhere Most websites has a standard contact form where visitors can leave a message. This message is then delivered to the website owner via email.  Our add a page service does include a contact form for the contact page, this is a simple form, much like we have here. We use contact forms on websites for … Read More

Sliders for your WordPress Website

Interactive Sliders for your website can be a great idea. We have all seen them, big sliders, small sliders conveying just the right message for you to click and read more. Sliders than contain headings, text, buttons, products images and even video, it can all be done. And very often they look great! Sliders can be used anywhere on your … Read More

Free Images for your website

You are not allowed to use images on your website found on Google or from random websites! But you are not a photographer and you do not have professional images! Luckily there are free images on the internet that you can use for your website. We recommend two websites, (links below) that you can get images to use freely on … Read More

The 7 – WordPress Theme

Our Review of The7 – WordPress Theme We discovered this theme late in 2017 and we love this theme, it is versatile, customisable and any website imaginable can be created with The7. We will start using this theme more in future as it comes packed with 6 extremely powerful plugins that we are very familiar with. It is also the … Read More

Theme X – WordPress Theme

Our Review of  X – The Theme Since we discovered Theme X we have used it on a lot of websites, it is fully customisable and any look and feel can be achieved by using this theme to develop your WordPress website. Theme X does support and includes Visual Composer but it also feature their own page builder called Cornerstone. … Read More

Avada WordPress Theme

Our Review of Avada WordPress Theme In our opinion, Avada is the best WordPress Theme money can buy. No wonder it is the best selling theme on Themeforest. It is fairly priced considering all the options you have, it is quick to design any type of website with, it responds fast and is extremely user friendly. Avada uses Fusion Builder, … Read More

Save disk space on your web server

How to have more available space on your webs server Our HostOne package allows 5 gig of disk space which is a whole lot more than what your actual website need, so what is taking up this space and how can you optomise your disk space usage? The 2 culprits responsible for server disk space usage: 1. Old Backups – … Read More

Why it is important to update WordPress software

Outdated WordPress Themes and Plugins is a security vulnerability WordPress is software and all software needs periodical updates, not only to add new functionality, but more often to fix new security vulnerabilities. We evolve, we get better, faster and smarter, but this means that our threats evolve too. WordPress is popular and also a popular target for cyber criminals. Cyber … Read More

How to Update WordPress Software

Quick Steps to updating WordPress Software (Core, Themes and Plugins)   Create a Backup of your WordPress Site and Database. Test your backup and make sure everything works. Log in to your WordPress website and click the update buttons on your theme, WordPress Installation or Plugins respectively. Check your website to be sure everything works just fine. If all went … Read More

WordFence – All round security for WordPress

Top notch security for WordPress Wordfence’s WordPress security plugin is a must have for any WordPress website. WordFence is the most popular security plugin for WordPress providing state of the art protection for your WordPress website. The WordFence Firewall is included in the free version of WordPress and helps prevent your website from getting hacked. While the Wordfence Scanner will … Read More