Why Your Small Business Needs A Professional Website1. YOUR BUSINESS WILL GAIN CREDIBILITY More and more people are searching online for things they want, for solutions to their problems, to compare prices, or just to get some information about a store, restaurant or business before they purchase from them. If you don’t have a website, potential customers will go to your competitors Read more
Boom in cryptocurrency mining cyber attacks on NZCyber criminals could be using your computer to cash in while it sits idle at home. Research by cyber security providers Symantec has found New Zealand ranks 29th globally as a destination for crypto-miners. Symantec technology strategist Mark Shaw says most people don’t even know their computers are infected. “These hackers are infecting people’s machines Read more
WORDPRESS WEB DESIGN POSSIBILITIES IN 2018How will websites change in the coming year? Those are important questions for website owners, designers, and developers. In an environment as shifting as the Internet, it’s important to stay ahead of the curve. Being aware of upcoming developments and trends means you can get your own and your clients’ websites ready for them. To Read more
Shared vs Managed WordPress Hosting – The Right ServiceHosting is an essential part of any online business. Making sure that you use a plan that’s ideally suited to your needs is crucial to serving a fast, secure website for your visitors. As such, the hosting plan you choose can often directly influence your website’s earnings! The aim of this article is to compare shared and managed Read more
Use The Latest Awesome WordPress App On Your iPhone And iPadWordPress is the system that we use to build majority of our websites, it allows for easy management of your content, it’s powerful and even fun! Because your website is built using WordPress, you will be able to take advantage of all the built in features that WordPress has to offer. A notable feature thats Read more
WhatsApp Begins Rolling Out App Aimed at Small BusinessesMany of WhatsApp’s more than 1 billion users already employ the mobile messaging application to communicate with small businesses, but entrepreneurs around the world will soon have a separate, dedicated app for chatting with their customers. Yesterday, Facebook-owned WhatsApp said it had begun rolling out WhatsApp Business for Android users in the U.S. and four Read more
WordPress 4.9.1 Debuts with Updates to Harden SecurityTwo weeks after reaching general availability, WordPress 4.9 gets its first update fixing bugs and boosting security. The open-source WordPress blogging and content management system (CMS) 4.9.1 update was released on Nov. 29, providing users with security and bug fix improvements. WordPress is one of the most widely deployed CMS technologies on the internet today, Read more
Benefits of using WordPress in Content MarketingCreating and launching a fully-fledged website is not enough to get your brand noticed by itself. In order to improve your online visibility, you will need to carry out SEO (Search Engine Optimization) practices. If you want to achieve a higher ranking on Google and other search engines, you’ll need to get serious about search engine optimization. Luckily, Read more
What Will The Future Of WordPress Business Look Like?The future of WordPress is bright like a thousand suns for lack of a better simile. Once a run of the mill blogging platform, WordPress is effectively morphing into an application framework that’s riling pundits and newcomers all over the web. A while ago, we outlined how WordPress came to be and how it grew into a Read more
The Major SEO Benefits for using WordPress in BusinessesInnovation is brimming with unbounded potential yet just a couple of us benefit as much as possible from what we have. Begun off as a standout amongst the most prominent blogging software in the market, WordPress today turns into the best content management software (CMS) for non-blogging websites too. Since its origin in 2003, the Read more
Why should you consider moving to HTTPS with SSL?SSL is the backbone of our secure Internet and it protects your sensitive information as it travels across the world’s computer networks. SSL is essential for protecting your website, even if it doesn’t handle sensitive information like credit cards. It provides privacy, critical security and data integrity for both your websites and your users’ personal Read more
5 reasons WordPress is still the most powerful agent website solution 2017 – 2018Key Takeaways WordPress is a great solution for real estate professionals because of the level of ownership you have over your site. The plugin options are nearly limitless for WordPress. Although WordPress is a wonderful, capable website solution, it isn’t perfect. Ownership means responsibility in setup and a learning curve. Your website is your marketing Read more
Cybercrime | 5 things that you need to knowYou’ve probably heard of cybercrime, but what is it exactly? According to Interpol, cybercrime is one of the fastest growing types of crime because it is fueled by anonymity, convenience and a global reach thanks to digital advancements. As more companies and individuals move to the digital space, they are facing cybercrime in the form of Read more
Melinda Gates: Raising kids in the iGen age• Melinda Gates is a businesswoman and philanthropist. She is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation When my youngest child was born in 2005, the flip phone was still the coolest piece of tech you could get. Now I’m told that all three of my children are part of what demographers are calling Read more
NZ Tech launches national campaign to get women into the industryFemale employees account for just 23 per cent of the tech industry workforce, and a new national campaign has been launched today to try and balance that number out. The New Zealand Technology Industry Association is aiming to reach female school and university students, and dispel the well-entrenched stereotype that technology is exclusively a “boys’ Read more
How to charge your phone efficientlyThe quest for power is eternal. Phones, our tethers to both the virtual and IRL world, almost never have enough juice to last an entire day. Our lives are turning into endless hunts for places to charge. Even charging at home can be difficult, particularly if you share your space with other people and use Read more
7 Reasons You Should Redesign Your Small Business Website in WordPressYour website serves as the digital storefront for your business. If it doesn’t look appealing, load quickly or even have a mobile version, customers are going to keep walking. Many small business owners rely on their website to bring in a steady stream of leads and educate potential customers on what they offer.
However, when it comes to designing and developing a website, most of those same small business owners think they can’t have all the bells and whistles that larger businesses have. But that’s not true. Why? Meet WordPress.
Taking the bite out of the non-malware threatAnother round of viral attacks apparently masquerading as ransomware brought operations across industries to a halt last week. And the targets were anyone from multinational shipping corporations to even Chernobyl, of all places.
3 ways to avoid being phishedA phishing scam is when malicious emails target a company’s customers by pretending to be from a legitimate email address. They will typically use the company name, but with an extra word or character slipped in.
The insurer which spam emails its own staffThe country’s largest insurer is sending fake phishing emails to its own staff to test them on their ability to identify scams. Its 3500 staff are sent a phishing email once a month and those who click on links are then sent an instant reminder to undertake cyber security training. “We started with something quite simple.”
Google unveils VR headsets that don’t need smartphonesWhat the Google started at last year's I/O conference, where it announced the Daydream mobile virtual reality platform and headset, is now complete with the announcement of Google's new, standalone (no smartphone needed) VR headset project that uses inside out tracking it calls WorldSense.
10 best Google Chrome tips, tricks and time saversNetscape Navigator may have started many people surfing the web some 21 years ago but nowadays Google Chrome is king of the waves. Celebrating its ninth birthday in September 2017, Google’s gateway to the web launched back in 2008 and was the first mainstream browser to combine the address bar and search box – and so Read more
4 Easy Fixes To Modern Gadget Problems That You Definitely HaveOriginal source article by Kari Megeed We all love our gadgets – they make life so much easier for us and allow us to do so many things that we could never have imagined, but they also create many problems… 1. Your phone running out of battery so ridiculously quickly. This one is probably everyone’s Read more
Uber suspends self-driving cars after Arizona crashUber has pulled its self-driving cars from the roads after an accident which left one of the vehicles on its side. Pictures posted online showed the car on its right side on an Arizona street, next to another badly damaged vehicle. The car - a Volvo SUV - was in self-driving mode at the time of the crash, on Friday, Uber said. No one was hurt.
WordPress 4.7.3 Security ReleaseWordPress 4.7.3 has just been released. It is the third in a series of recent security releases for WordPress core. WordPress 4.7.2 was released on January 26th to fix a now famous WordPress defacement vulnerability. WordPress 4.7.1 was released on January 11th which fixed a vulnerability in PHPMailer. This new 4.7.3 core release fixes three Cross Read more
15 Facts on How People View WebsitesDo you know what is the first thing that your eye is drawn to on a website? Here are the facts you should know on how people view websites. Text attracts more attention than pictures. People start viewing your website from the top left corner.
Accessibility Basics: Designing for Visual ImpairmentOriginal article by Graeme Fulton With 4.5% of the global population experiencing color blindness, 4% suffering from low vision, and another 0.6% being blind, visual difficulties with using the web are more prevalent than you might appreciate. This guide will look at how designing for people with visual impairments can improve the web for everyone. Accessibility for Read more
Principles of Effective Web Design GuidelinesOriginal source article by Vitaly Friedman In order to use the principles properly we first need to understand how users interact with websites, how they think and what are the basic patterns of users’ behavior. How do users think? Basically, users’ habits on the Web aren’t that different from customers’ habits in a store.
A Comprehensive Website Planning GuideOriginal source article by Ben Seigel This guide is written in relatively non-technical language and provides a broad overview of the process of developing a website, from the initial needs assessment through the launch, maintenance and follow-up. It is appropriate for: Small and medium-sized businesses; Organizations; Institutions; Web designers, developers, and design and development firms. Read more