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  • On the 11th October the WooCommerce team announced that WooCommerce 3.2, which has been in development since July, was now ready for deployment on websites! WooCommerce 3.2 is a minor update, and all changes should be backwards compatible with 3.0 and 3.1 sites according to the WooCommerce team , but tit's still recommend to ensure extensions and themes ar...

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  • Social signals are the likes, shares, votes, pins, or views people place on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or other social media sites that filter out to the various search engines.  A search engine's primary aim is to provide high-quality, relevant content to searchers. Search engines, such as Google, judge quality in large part by how frequently a URL is se...

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  • WordPress 4.8.2, a security release for all previous versions, is now available to download and install. We strongly encourage you to update your WordPress based websites immediately. In addition to a number of security issues, WordPress 4.8.2 contains 6 maintenance fixes to the 4.8 release series. 

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  • The aim of automated email marketing is essentially to build a list, so that you don't have to worry about getting traffic any more, as your list is essentially all the traffic you'll ever need. When you want to promote a product you have created or an affiliate product, all you need to do is send out an email and you get more money than you used to get pa...

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  • Automated email marketing happens to be one of the best tactics for online marketing today. In fact, there are many marketers out there making a huge amount of money by using this option. All of them have an autoresponder account and in most cases they simply sell the products or services of someone else. There truly is power in this marketing technique. I...

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  • Setting the scene E-mail marketing is a form of direct marketing, which is used to communicate for commercial or fund-raising messages to an audience. Email marketing concept has dynamically changed the companies' style of marketing of their businesses. Email helps companies speak or express any fresh idea or info more quickly and happily than ever in the ...

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  • Do you want to generate a high traffic of visitors to your online business? Well, blogging may be your solution. There are many benefits of blogging for business. However, the ultimate benefit is to generate and build huge traffic of visitors to your website on a daily basis. When this happens, you will generate better sales for your business. This article...

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  • Blogging has become a very popular means to efficiently market and advertise opportunities, services and products. They're a phenomenal promotional tool. Blogging on a subject reaches a worldwide audience. It can also be faster, easier and less expensive than managing a web site. In fact blogging is also one of the least expensive means to promote your bus...

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  • Google’s efforts to encourage the web’s transition to HTTPS are beginning to pay off. The company has now announced plans to extend the effort with the “Not secure” badge scheduled to show up on more HTTP pages. Google’s end goal is to show a “Not secure” warning for all HTTP pages and encourage the adoption of more secure pages.

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  • Originally launched in 2003, WordPress has become perhaps the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world. Today, WordPress is used by more than 25% of websites and, according to WordPress, more than 409 million people view more than 23.6 billion pages each month and users produce 69.5 million new posts and 46.8 million new comments every mon...

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  • A good CMS system will have the navigation structure built into it. This will ensure that as pages and elements are added to the website, the navigation portion will automatically be updated by the CMS. This saves the developer a lot of time creating special graphics for the buttons since it's all done automatically. Because the CMS is tied to a database i...

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  • In this article we will list the most important things to look for in a Content Management System (CMS). A CMS is crucial for small businesses and hobbyists looking to quickly create a professional looking website with advanced features such as site-wide search, article directory, blogging, document management, frequently asked questions, and message board...

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O'Brien Media and Design
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  • A bespoke software solution is a piece of tailor made software created specifically for your business, in this article we're going to discuss the benefits of bespoke software applications. A well planned and developed custom application can make running your business easier, increase the efficiency of you and your staff and open up workflows that can be so...

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  • It's been a busy year for our team, with projects ranging from simple small business brochure websites to bespoke e-commerce websites and even a bespoke learning resource website for GCSE science students.  We're big fans of printed materials to complement digital marketing methods so we've put together a booklet showing some of the great projects we've be...

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  • WordPress 4.8, released on the 8th June, has some great new features you’ll welcome like an old friend: link improvements, three new media widgets covering images, audio, and video, an updated text widget that supports visual editing, and an upgraded news section in your dashboard which brings in nearby and upcoming WordPress events. If you need a hand we ...

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  • Security releases for Drupal (Drupal 8 version 8.3.4 and Drupal 7 version 7.56) which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities are now available and it's advisable that any websites using earlier Drupal versions are upgraded as soon as possible to keep them secure and prevent hacks and unauthorised access, including information disclosure. Files that hav...

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  • In the early hours of Saturday 17th June we'll be performing an upgrade to our Webmail system. We're upgrading to the latest version of Roundcube Webmail, which powers our system, and have been working over the past month to ensure that our address book and task list enhancements will work correctly after the upgrade.  Following a final round of testing we...

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O'Brien Media and Design
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  • When your busineses has blog, you’ll have the opportunity to provide more in-depth information on your range of products and services; information that typically wouldn't appear on the main pages of your website. For example, too much content surrounding a certain product or service can make your business website look awkward and messy. A blog, however, gi...

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  • In this article I'll cover my top 10 actionable tips to help small businesses and organisations improve on their SEO efforts in 2017. So continue reading and find out how to give your website an SEO boost! 

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  • In a world where new marketing options are presented to us every day, one of the biggest challenges faced by marketing professionals is what to choose and what to leave as white noise.  Through thick and thin, the humble business card has remained strong and ever-present. With over 90,000 searches a month for ‘business cards’, it looks as though they’re no...

O'Brien Media and Design
O'Brien Media and Design
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  • We're updating our online knowledge base and support pages with new WordPress video tutorial clips - take a look over in the support section of our website! Covering WordPress basics like editing text content, the difference between WordPress posts and pages (a very common question!) through to adding image galleries to WordPress posts - we're planning to ...

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