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New WordPress dashboard

The new WordPress admin area

If you’re logging into your WordPress website for the first time in a while, you’ll notice things have changed. Here’s a quick guide to setting things up the way you need them. The old dashboard, where you ended up immediately after you log in, was looking a little tired, so it’s had some improvements as […]

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Pop-up light boxes are taking over the world

Why pop-up light boxes are a bad idea

This is post 4 of 5 in the series “Website sins” If you spend any time looking around the web, the chances are you will have come across the latest craze that’s pretty much guaranteed to annoy – or at the very least confuse website visitors: Pop up light boxes, also known as interstitials. (more…)

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FAQ pages are often used as a sticking plaster for a hard to use website

Why you don’t need an FAQ page

This is post 3 of 5 in the series “Website sins” FAQ pages are quite possibly one of the laziest crimes in website usability. If you have one on your site, you need to get rid of it. Here’s how. Frequently Asked Questions. This is traditionally the place that website owners dump the content they […]

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Why online shops fail

Why online shops fail

If your business sells things in the real world, it’s simple enough to set up an online shop and just sit back and watch the money roll in. That’s the theory but it rarely works out that way. Here are the main reasons why online shops become online flops. We get asked to fix a […]

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