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Hacking Isn’t Personal

After your site’s been compromised you can feel pretty vulnerable. Unfortunately hacked WordPress websites are a regular occurrence so I wanted to take a moment to go into the reasons behind hacked websites. Hacking isn’t personal, but it can sure feel like it if you don’t know the following facts. Fun Fact #1: Sites are… Read more »

7 Years

I can’t believe it’s been seven years since I started up Crafty Coding as a sole-trader in Finland. The time flies so quickly and there’s never a dull moment especially moving to Crafty Coding Ltd. in the UK and Diginörtti in Finland. Here’s to the next seven years as an entrepreneur! If you want to… Read more »

Minimum WordPress Security by WordFence

WordFence has started a new video series called “Ask Wordfence” where they answer questions that users have sent to them. The first in the series lists 11 steps to achieve a minimum level of WordPress security. You can watch the video from their blog or watch and subscribe to their channel on YouTube. The basic… Read more »

Time for a new website?

How to Know When It’s Time for a New Website

Some companies like to change their website design according to the weather but that can play havoc on the brand you’re trying to build. Customers need some kind of continuity whether that’s the same logo, brand colours, comfortable shapes etc. Here are a few pointers on how to know whether you need a new website or not.

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3 Reasons to Code a Custom Theme

It’s not always clear why you’d want to have a custom theme developed rather than a ready-made WordPress theme. This article contains three of the main reasons why you should fork out for custom coding rather than buying a cheaper theme. It’s Better Quality There’s a lot of great themes out there. There’s also a lot… Read more »

Secure your site with a Firewall.

Website Firewalls are Ace!

Sometimes all the security plugins in the world just aren’t enough. WordPress is still the most popular CMS out there and unfortunately it makes it a serious target for no-life nerds/criminals and their bots. Here’s how a firewall can help.

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How to Delegate Well

Delegating is one of those challenges that inevitably comes up when startups start growing and attracting more work. If we accept that TIME = MONEY, then we have to accept that revenue is restricted by the time you can afford to dedicate to profitable projects. While freelancing or beginning as a startup, it might be possible to… Read more »

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What Is a Management Plan and Why You Should Have One

A management plan is what helps you manage your business and retain relative sanity. Running a business means managing several moving parts at once, and doing your best to keep them all greased up and turning nicely with the minimum of grinding. Having a well defined vision will help you keep your goals in mind in… Read more »

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Gravity Forms – Mobile image rotation problem hack

Recently I’ve been developing an application that uses Gravity Forms to allow visitors to add content. Just as I had everything running smoothly, Gravity Forms uploading decided to be a pain in the bum and photo’s taken on Android (and probably iPhone) mobile portrait mode were rotated the wrong way. I tried a few different… Read more »

What is happening with content marketing in 2016?

Another year gets flushed down the temporal toilet and, for many of us, it is time to gather new momentum and think of new ways to revitalize our business and marking practices. We’ve already had a small sample of 2016, but there are plenty more changes coming in this year that also affect how you… Read more »