Check email delivery

If customers are leaving you a message on your website then you want to know that the messages are getting safely to your in box. Particularly if you are using a plug-in to give you a nice contacts page. Checking email delivery is bit obvious but very important, you would be surprised how often it … Continue reading “Check email delivery”

Take independent backups and verify them

Always have a tested backup -Murphy’s law says “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong” and in the world of backups this means that when you need it you will find something wrong with it. This article is part of a series on regular website maintenance that you can do yourself. There are some fantastic … Continue reading “Take independent backups and verify them”

When to use Categories and Tags in WordPress

A client recently asked me to explain Tags and Categories for WordPress. It is something that often comes up and the answer is ‘it depends’, as is the answer to many IT questions. It depends on your intention and what you want to do with your writing and your audience. In short it depends on  … Continue reading “When to use Categories and Tags in WordPress”

How much do you love what you are doing?

I saw a TED presentation today and one quote really struck me, Carol Coletta is quoted as saying, “I would pay someone to do what I do” I’ve often heard this from the negative perspective where you would pay to have someone do it because then you would not need to do it yourself, but … Continue reading “How much do you love what you are doing?”