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Must Have WordPress Plugins

Any web developer will tell you that no WordPress website is complete without a full suite of different plugins. WordPress plugins are basically tools which help you monitor your website, perform menial tasks, and which can provide helpful insight into your content and visitor trends.

With that in mind, we have compiled a list of the top five WordPress plugins:

  1. Yoast SEO

Modern search algorithms are becoming more and more complex. With increasing competition every day, it is becoming harder and harder for websites to get themselves into the top search engine results. Yoast SEO (Search engine optimisation) is a great WordPress tool which can provide SEO insights and suggestions with regards to your sites content. It can help you craft content which will perform well in search engine ratings. Any website on the first page of Google for a popular keyword is bound to do well – use Yoast to help yourself get there!

  1. Slack

If you are building some sort of website which aims for community involvement, then you may want to consider using a plugin like Slack. Slack allows you to communicate with people from around the world, and can be integrated directly into your website. It is extremely convenient, and can be used in conjunction with a suite of other tools.

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Web Design Company

Essential Criteria For Choosing A Web Design Company

Assuming you are following the established and sensible advice that you should not design and build your website yourself, you should now be considering which skills, talents and services a web design company should be able to offer you.

Before you choose any of them here are some of the core factors you should take into consideration.

#1 Programming and Functionality

No matter how stunning the graphics might be across your site, they are worthless if the website doesn’t function properly. Nothing will have visitors to your site leaving quicker than pages, links and other functions that do not work. It is not only frustrating for visitors but the impression it gives them of you and your business is entirely negative.  Ensure any web designer you are considering can show you evidence that their programming skills are at a sufficient level for the needs of your website’s operation.

#2 Copywriting

If your web design company has copywriters that can work on the copy within your site it can be a huge bonus. So many businesses lose out because they fail to see the benefits of well-written copy on all their site’s pages. Good copy will keep visitors on your site for longer, and will certainly be more effective in getting them to take action such as subscribing to your email list or making a purchase.

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Ecommerce Platform

The Simplest eCommerce Platforms for Beginners

As the internet continues to expand and grow its capabilities, more and more people are starting remote or online businesses. Starting an online store is now easier than ever with a range of eCommerce platforms and dropship providers, and all you need is a few dollars and some marketing smarts.

One of the most important things when opening a new online store is getting the right eCommerce platform. Some platforms are made for large businesses or experienced designers, while others are much simpler, designed to be used by normal people who have a bit of an entrepreneurial streak.

With this in mind, here are the best eCommerce platforms for people starting their first online store:


I think that Shopify would top anyone’s list of the simplest eCommerce platforms out there. It is designed to help you create your online store with the least amount of fuss possible, even if you aren’t really very technologically minded. Shopify is adaptable to any business of any size. It boasts over 1000 apps which you can use to increase the success of your store. Best of all, it’s simple!

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Single Page vs Multi Page Web Design – The Pros and Cons

In the past, multi-page web designs dominated the internet. Some websites even opted to split single articles or topics into multiple pages to keep the amount of content presented at any one time to a minimum. However, one-page website designs have begun to grow in popularity in recent times, with most quality designers offering both options.

Both single and multi-page website designs have their pros and cons, and both styles have particular function which make them attractive to certain people. When designing your website, it is important to consider both styles to decide which will have the greatest impact on your target audience. We have outlined the major pros and cons of both styles below. Hopefully they will help you get started on your web design journey:

Multi-page design:

Almost everyone is familiar with multi-page website designs. The standard layout involves a number of pages, each covering a particular topic or part of a topic, and each accessible via a home page and/or menu bar. Multi-page web design is generally used when people have a lot of content to present, but can detract from the main focus of a website (if there is one).