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You need take orders online… and you’re not ready

Small local shops are facing challenges like never before during the Covid-19 pandemic. So are the big ones, but they have marketing departments and other infrastructure to help them cope. As a small shop or local business you’re facing a situation where your usual and loyal customers are self-isolating and you’re not getting any passing…

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Useful links for planning

When planning your site here are some useful links for you to check out. Comparing the hosted options Make a Website Hub reviews the choices between the hosted options below. Visit their sites to check out the current offers and pricing plans: Wix Weebly Squarespace WordPress.com WordPress: .com and .org WordPress.com and WordPress.org are easily…

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Site structure and content planning

Who will be managing your site? At the planning stage it’s crucial to consider who will be managing your site. Think about what staff/time resources you’ll have to keeping it updated in the longer term. Ask yourself: Who will update the content? Are they volunteers or paid staff? Is their position secure or is the…

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Gutenberg Blocks Wish List

WordPress users like Gutenberg Gutenberg, the new ‘block’ editor, is a great development for WordPress.org. Editing content is more intuitive, especially for beginners. I have demo’ed Gutenberg for my local WordPress meetup (in Cambridge, UK). I’ve also taught Gutenberg as part of a 10 week beginners’ course on WordPress at a local college. In both…

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Sidebars, footers, main content – what does it all mean?

In a WordPress website you have several areas – sidebars, footers, etc – which get edited and managed in different ways. Once you know what they are it’s easier to plan your content and shape how your site will look. It also helps you plan how users will navigate their way around it and to…

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