Plan your Upgrade Process

Posted by on 3 Nov 2017 in All Articles, Search Engine Optimisation, Security, Skills and Learning, Software, Technical Guides | 0 comments

Whilst designing new websites, it’s common to use an off-the-shelf theme as basis for a new site. However, making changes to a theme or plugin can cause problems when it comes to upgrading. When making changes to plugin or theme code, it’s important to be aware that when these plugins or themes are upgraded – your changes will be lost. There are often two very different schools of thought on this. If you’re developing...

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Mozilla Observatory – Test your SSL

Posted by on 24 Oct 2017 in All Articles, Search Engine Optimisation, Security, Skills and Learning, Software, Technical Guides, Technology News | 0 comments

Mozilla have put together a tool for testing many areas of SSL security. We’ve recently discussed using the free Let’s Encrypt service to secure your site, but it is also important to ensure the security settings are up to date. “While we’d love to say that any site that scores an A+ on the Observatory is perfectly secure, there’s a lot more that goes making a website secure than what we can test.” It may not...

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Keep up with Magento 1.x and 2.x Maintenance

Posted by on 12 Oct 2017 in All Articles, Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation, Security, Skills and Learning, Software, Technical Guides | 0 comments

Probably the most tedious part of running a website is the constant maintenance and updates. Continuing our previous post on WordPress, we’ve put together a quick guide of routine checks and changes for both Magento 1.x and 2.x. A poorly maintained website can be a security nightmare, or even impact on your website appearance and search position with potential attacks and spam. Backups Always always keep a backup – but more...

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Keeping up with WordPress Maintenance

Posted by on 24 Sep 2017 in All Articles, Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation, Security, Skills and Learning, Software, Technical Guides | 0 comments

WordPress maintenance is a tedious and thankless chore, but absolutely essential to the smooth-running of your website. A poorly maintained website can be a security nightmare, or even impact on your website appearance and search position with potential attacks and spam. We’ve put together a basic list of the most essential WordPress maintenance; Backups A backup is only ever useful when you’ve forgotten to make them! It’s an...

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GDPR Panic!

Posted by on 11 Sep 2017 in All Articles, Security, Skills and Learning, Technology News | 0 comments

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. Set out as Regulation (EU) 2016/679, it is intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). However, is it seen as a major struggle for companies who are affected by it. Many companies, large and small, are reaching out to third-party companies for advice; often without considering their expertise and...

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ECHR ruling – Employers monitoring and reading your work email

Posted by on 5 Sep 2017 in All Articles, Security, Technology News | 1 comment

It is not uncommon for employees, at every level, to use their work email address to send personal messages to friends and family. A recent case at the European Court of Human Rights has put some panic amongst employers and employees. In a landmark ruling by the ECHR, the judges found the courts in Romania failed to protect an employees private correspondence at work, because his company had not given prior notice that it was monitoring their...

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