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WordPress Gutenberg is Here: First Walkthrough

WordPress Gutenberg is Here: First Walkthrough

WordPress Gutenberg has dropped this morning - 7th December Australian time. We flagged it was coming in our post Gutenberg is Coming: What You Need to Do to Prepare. Now that it has dropped, we have filmed a quick walkthrough of what you will see when you...

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Lessons Learned from 15 Years in Business

Lessons Learned from 15 Years in Business

Fifteen years ago, on the 1st of December 2003, I opened the doors to my fledgling small business. Running a small business wasn’t something I grew up dreaming I would be doing. It isn’t something I discussed with my career counsellor (in my case an ancient nun with wobbly dentures who insisted on furtively passing me tattered brochures on becoming a teacher).

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Common Website Problems: “This Page Can’t Load Google Maps Correctly”

Common Website Problems: “This Page Can’t Load Google Maps Correctly”

If you have had your website for a few years, you tend not to pop in and visit it all that often. It’s a bit like a distant relative. You know that they’re there, and hope that everything is fine, but unless they make the front page of the local paper for breaking out of a nursing home to run away and become a groupie with Justin Bieber, you don’t think much else about it. However, ignoring your website does have a downside when technology changes and something breaks on your site.

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YouTube Changes You Need to Know

YouTube Changes You Need to Know

Many small business owners like adding YouTube videos to their websites or blogs. Videos are great for engagement and are a fantastic way to share information and connect with your audience. The problem comes when the lovely YouTube video that you embedded into your site ends, and your potential clients are shown a stack of “related videos” as the final screen.

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Gutenberg Is Coming: What You Need To Do To Prepare

Gutenberg Is Coming: What You Need To Do To Prepare

Changes to website code rarely make headlines and aren’t something that I normally talk about on my blog as they are more effective than Stilnox in inducing slumber. Website code is generally created by raging introverts fuelled by energy drinks using liquid cooled computers in darkened rooms. It is not inherently sexy or newsworthy, except when an icy blizzard of code is bearing down on small business websites, and my businesses need to know what is about to hit them.

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Why You Should Share What You Know (Don’t Hide The Secret Sauce)

Why You Should Share What You Know (Don’t Hide The Secret Sauce)

The first 20 years of my career, I spent wearing corporate suits with super large shoulder pads, in a variety of corner offices with the title Human Resource/Employee Relations Director stencilled on the door. A number of times each year, a manager with their hair pulled into haystack-like tufts from frustration, would collapse into my office chair and demand that I do something about the knowledge black-hole employee in their team.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Business Headshots

The Beginner’s Guide to Business Headshots

Unless your name is Kardashian or you are a millennial, you probably die a little inside whenever someone takes your photo, or try and escape the horror by suddenly needing to top up the potato salad at parties. You look back at your photos that some random or your beloved relative took, and all you can see are rampaging double chins, forced smiles and Trumpesque hairdos. No wonder when you are getting a new website done, and your web designer or copywriter says, “And of course you need to go and get some new headshots taken,” that you smile, nod and vow to blatantly ignore the suggestion.

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14 Unusual & Unexpected Uses For Your WordPress Website

14 Unusual & Unexpected Uses For Your WordPress Website

WordPress powers 31.9% of all websites across the internet, owning nearly 60% of all the content management system websites. Over 600 new WordPress websites are launched each day across the world compared to just 170 per day for Squarespace. And yet, most business owners think that their WordPress website just is an elegant digital brochure sitting in a virtual rack that promotes their business for them when no one in the business is looking.

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What Losing 40kg Taught Me About Change

What Losing 40kg Taught Me About Change

I shakily raised my arm to push the hostess call button above my airline seat. My face flamed with embarrassment as I squeaked out, “Could I please have a seatbelt extender.” I had spent 10 minutes struggling to get my lap band seatbelt connected, wriggling every...

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Should You Put Your Phone Number On Your Website?

Should You Put Your Phone Number On Your Website?

One of the more challenging questions both small and large businesses face is whether to display their phone number on their website, and if so, which number should they use. Why you don’t want to include your phone number on your website There are a multitude of...

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