Author: Clarke Design

Why do I sometimes have to pay for WordPress updates

WordPress is a magnificent tool and powers a massive number of websites across the internet. Every WordPress website is built from the main WordPress core, a theme to determine the look and feel of the website and some additional plugins to give your website the functionality you need. Nearly every website designer that uses WordPress as their foundation also uses third-party themes, plugins and extensions to build your website. If they had to write all of these from scratch, rather than buying in a pre-written plugin, your website would cost tens of times more and website designers would keep having...

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Why do we charge for fixing a website

Websites are our world and we design, build and maintain them all day every day. However sometimes, like with any technology, they can go wrong. Sometimes it’s just a typo, a colour change, replacing an incorrect photo or the wrong email or phone number… Other times, it’s something more serious that breaks the website, stops a vital component from working, or shuts down the whole site. These more serious issues naturally take time to resolve. Sometimes they are due to the operating system on the web server being updated. Maybe the WordPress core has been updated or a plugin...

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Why you must backup, backup, backup

To understand how bad losing data can be, “just close your laptop, turn off your smartphone, shut down your computer… and then try to carry on without them” This is how it feels to lose data. It’s a lonely place, isn’t it?

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7 great reasons to sell online

Launching an eCommerce website can seem like a daunting project if you’ve never done it before. Sadly, in our modern world, if your business is not selling online, this could be hurting your business more than you realise. Even if you get customers into your high street store, a high percentage of them will still use their smartphone (even whilst in your shop) to look up product reviews, compare prices or find alternative sellers. You are probably losing customers without even knowing it. So here are 7 great reasons why you should start selling your products and services online....

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