As you know, we think WordPress is a fantastic CMS. But when it comes to managing page load speeds, there are several factors that can contribute to your site being slow.
How long do you think you have to make an impression on a website visitor? Well, to give you an idea, consider how long you might spend on a website’s home page once you land on it. The average time a visitor spends on a landing page is 10 seconds before they decide to continue or bounce. 10 seconds!
So out of that 10 seconds, you don’t want your website to take up any more time than is necessary. You need your website to load as quickly as possible.
If you are looking to setup your first website, or you already have a website, you may know that there are 2 things you must have; a domain name and web hosting.
But what’s the difference?
This is something clients ask me all the time. And I get it - it’s not very clear. Domain names and web hosting can often be confused as being one and the same thing. But they are quite different! Let’s have a look at what they are and their differences.
WooCommerce has been an increasingly popular choice as an ecommerce platform since it was first created. It quickly became the most used e-commerce tool in the world.
So you’ve heard about the GDPR (or General Data Protection Regulation), right? The GDPR is a set of new laws intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). It’s new legislation relating to personal data and how it’s stored.
I’m sure by now you’ve seen “GDPR” in the headlines. The GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation is a set of new laws intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). It came into effect on May 25th 2018. It is new legislation relating to personal data and how it’s stored.
If you’re using WordPress and you haven’t enabled HTTPS yet there’s a few steps you should follow. Google issued a final warning for any websites not using HTTPS by October 2018 stating that it will display a warning for visitors. There’s really no better time to make the switch to HTTPS. Your search rankings will likely be affected and if you’re running WooCommerce then you definitely need SSL.
Domain names, hosting and SSL Certificates - it’s all a bit confusing! What I can tell you straight off the bat is that it’s now an essential tool for both security and SEO to have an SSL certificate for your website, even if you’re not running an ecommerce store. In this post I’ll run through the different SSL certificate options and I’ll spare you as much jargon as I can!
HTTPS or SSL is a secure method of encrypting data that is transmitted between your computer and your website’s web server (or the website you are visiting). Basically, HTTPS is a more secure version of HTTP (the “S” is for secure!) HTTPS gives websites trust, security, and a rankings boost!
You may have read about Google Chrome advising it’s users that it will be changing the way non-HTTPS websites are displayed and accessed. At the very least, you have probably seen a warning on some websites that you’ve visited saying they are not secure. The warnings can range from the website not loading before you accept the security concerns to a red warning in the address bar.