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WordPress Update – critical to prevent cross-site scripting hack

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WordPress update 4.0.1 is now available. This is a critical security release for all previous versions  and WordPress have advised users to update all sites immediately. Sites that support automatic background updates will be updated to WordPress 4.0.1 automatically. If you are still on WordPress 3.9.2, 3.8.4, or 3.7.4, you will be updated to 3.9.3, […]

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WordPress Northern Ireland Meetup

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I recently attended the newly formed meetup group for WordPress Northern Ireland, held in Belfast. We meet at the Common Grounds Cafe, close to Queens University.  This consists of an interesting mixed group of 60 members from a variety of  web technology backgrounds and website owners. The first  talk, on the night, was given by […]

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How to use the Google Keyword Planner

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The Google Keyword Planner is an essential tool to use whether you are researching keyword ideas for ad campaigns, or simply for content development purposes for your website. The keyword planner will show you the searches being made on Google and give you a strong indicator of what the most popular search terms are, for your business […]

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Customize the WordPress admin menu based on user roles

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  If you have multiple users for WordPress administration,  some can end up with permissions that you really wish they didn’t have. There are plenty of plugins that will let you customize user permissions but it’s not that hard to do ourselves by removing certain links from the admin menu for those specific user roles. Basic example […]

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Simple Guide to Social Media Cheat Sheet

Should you use social media for your small business. This guide gives a good appraisal as to whether  the various options are really relevant to your business: http://blog.ineedhits.com/search-news/the-small-business-social-media-cheat-sheet-infograph-132010964.html   Belfast Web Design Northern Ireland

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Landing page best practices to convert browsers into customers..

Landing pages are critical for any promotion specific marketing – but in particular for paid marketing where a measured ROI is essential to your success . The purpose of a landing page is to provide a hyper-focused experience that is designed to accomplish the singular conversion goal of your marketing campaign. The reason why you […]

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Bing:18 things you need to know about SEO

Here’s  a list that Bing has released which should be taken into account when optimizing your websites. It gives an insight into what factors are important for ranking well in Bing searches: http://www.bing.com/community/site_blogs/b/webmaster/archive/2011/08/19/18-things-you-need-to-know-about-seo.aspx

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Securing a .Net website

There’s a harsh reality web application developers need to face up to; we don’t do security very well. A report from WhiteHat Security last year reported “83% of websites have had a high, critical or urgent issue”. That is, quite simply, a staggeringly high number and it’s only once you start to delve into to depths of […]

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Useful WordPress items

This is a list of my own references for use in WordPress sites: How to remove/hide items in admin menu: http://camwebdesign.com/techniques/simplify-the-wordpress-admin-sidebar-navigation/ 30 best website plugins http://blog.ineedhits.com/tips-advice/the-best-30-wordpress-website-plugins-for-2011-30149564.html?source=NL11-05-31BNLblog1h Customise posts in order or  a Custom Field http://kovshenin.com/archives/customize-posts-order-in-wordpress-via-custom-fields/ How to set up Home Page so can be edited as a Page http://bloggingexperiment.com/archives/wordpress-page-as-home-page.php

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