The Blog of Timothy Oxendale

Freelance Web Designer & Developer

Everything You Need to Know About Site Security for Your WordPress Website

Even massive companies with lots of security funding can suffer from breaches. For example, as many as 50 million Facebook users have had their security compromised. Do you know the right ways to invest in site security for your company? It’s often tempting to think that you’re immune to attacks. However, big brands aren’t the  … Read more

10 Spectacular Web Design Trends for 2019

More than two-thirds of people will give up on a website if it is ugly to look at. What people view as unattractive web design can change over time, too. You definitely don’t want to be stuck with a gimmicky design that is five years out of date. Knowing what is trending going into the next  … Read more

5 Ways to Track and Measure Your SEO metrics

Did you know that setting a measurable, quantifiable goal will increase your chance of reaching it? In the search engine optimization (SEO) world, this fact is no different. In order to see the level of involvement, as well as set new targets, you first have to measure SEO performance. But, there is yet to be  … Read more

The Importance of Website Design and What You Need to Know

Understanding the importance of website design can be difficult. This is especially true when your business is putting forth a big investment towards it. Many come to terms with the mentality that if the website exists and functions, then it’s “good enough”. This is far from the case, unfortunately. In a digital era where the  … Read more

7 Common SEO Mistakes to Avoid

There are about 170 million active websites per year on the World Wide Web! How can yours stand out in the midst of so many? Great search engine optimization (SEO) is the place to start. If you don’t get your SEO right, the search engines penalize your page. This means you won’t rank as high  … Read more

5 Ways to Increase Your WooCommerce Security

Starting an online business is exciting, to say the least. However, it is also a challenge because you have to engage in marketing, add new products and deal with customers on a regular basis. It can get overwhelming. One area that you cannot afford to let slide while taking care of your business is security.  … Read more

10 Amazing SEO Tips For Beginners That Will Make You Feel Like a Pro

There are close to 1.9 billion websites on the internet right now. This means that you need a solid understanding of how SEO works so you can rank as highly as possible. This also means that you’ll need to learn the top SEO tips for beginners. Otherwise, potential customers won’t be able to find you-  … Read more

How to Reduce Your Website Page Weight

In 2018, Google announced that it is including loading times for all sites, including mobile sites, as part of their online search rankings. Page weight is basically internet gravity that slows load time. Several forces affect your website’s performance and user experience. The way to lessen the drag is to reduce pageweight or reduce page  … Read more

How You can Improve Your WordPress Search Engine Visibility

No matter how eye-catching, responsive, or useful your website may be, it won’t draw traffic on its own. You have to get your website in front of users, and with nearly 2 billion websites on the internet today, that isn’t going to happen naturally. You have to spend time on Search Engine Optimization, better known  … Read more

What is Premium WordPress Support?

WordPress is the most famous content management and blog publishing application in today’s world. It started back in 2003 as a blog engine but now it has become a fully customisable website creation tool. It is used by millions of people throughout the world. It can be installed anywhere as a backbone for an entire website.  … Read more

8 Tips on How to Increase WordPress Performance

There are over 74 million WordPress websites on the internet. The vast popularity of this open source website creation tool is due to how easy to use and inexpensive it is. If you have a small business, utilizing the power of online marketing is a must. Having an appealing website with engaging content on can  … Read more

SEO Strategies for Your Website that Can Get You Truckloads of Leads

Let me guess: You get the part where optimizing your website for the search engines — and not just your readers —  is important, don’t you? After all, when your site is ranking, you’ll most likely be flooded with web traffic, which then puts you in a very good place to increase your online sales.  … Read more

10 Critical Website Performance Metrics You Should be Monitoring

What you don’t know about your website is hurting your business. Many business owners think that all you need to succeed is a great looking website. But many owners have no idea whether or not their website is actually working effectively as a marketing tool. To find out how yours is performing, you need to  … Read more

10 Reasons Why Your Site Might Have a High Bounce Rate

Anyone who runs a website can empathise with the struggle to gain a steady flow of new visitors. Through practices like SEO, content marketing, social media, pay per click, and offline marketing avenues, we all want people to pay attention to our brand. However, once new website visitors come through, it becomes obvious that getting  … Read more

Improving Local SEO in Wolverhampton

The biggest challenge for many local businesses is figuring out how to rank high in search engine results. As online search becomes increasingly prevalent among customers, businesses are finding the need to incorporate an effective marketing strategy that guarantees top visibility on local search results. To boost traffic to their sites, it has become necessary  … Read more

Make Marketing Easy and Increase Sales with Mobile Friendly Website

With advancing technology, almost every individual owns a mobile phone. In this case, a mobile website is good for the benefit of everyone. Regardless of whether a person owns a computer, they will use their mobile devices regularly. Therefore, utilising mobile friendly websites is a feature you cannot afford to ignore. Many advantages come with  … Read more

The importance of backing up your WordPress website

So, tell me the truth… how long has it been since you backed up your entire website? Mm hmm. I’ll tell you what – why don’t you start that now, and then you can read the rest of this article with a smug sense of superiority, rather than a growing sense of insecurity. Don’t worry.  … Read more

WordPress vulnerabilities and the importance of keeping your site updated

WordPress is expected to release an update on the 18th of August. Why is that important to you? The newest update is said to focus mainly on stronger password protection, a more powerful admin UI, and a better experience for mobile users. It also addresses the latest vulnerabilities that have been discovered to the platform,  … Read more

The Benefits of using WordPress

WordPress has grown from a humble blogging tool to become the most popular and widely-used content management system (CMS) in the world today. Not bad for something that didn’t even exist before 2003. WordPress is at the heart of tens of millions of the world’s top websites, and is very highly regarded – but why?  … Read more

What is WordPress?

On the least technical level, WordPress is an application which makes it easy for writers, bloggers, e-commerce merchants and website owners of all kinds to put their words, their brand and their message in front of the world. On a slightly more technical level, WordPress is a content management system, or CMS. A CMS lets  … Read more

Making Sense of Web Hosting Options

Anyone wishing to do business online needs a website and needs to have it hosted. However, choosing a web host, and then homing in on the right package, can often be a daunting task. The good news is that, thanks to the hugely competitive nature of the web hosting industry, finding value-for-money products is quite  … Read more

My 7-Step Website Design Process Video

Tim’s Solutions is proud to release the first video of a new series that will be available on the home page and on YouTube. Below is the first video Our 7-Step Website Design Process. Maybe you’re thinking about having your first one made …or maybe, you just need a new, better one. In any case,  … Read more

Setting up a Facebook Page for Promoting your Business

You know Facebook is good for fooling around. Believe it or not, you can also use Facebook as a funnel for generating leads for your business. The first step is to create a Fan Page. A Page (aka Fan Page) is different from your Timeline or personal profile. Your Timeline is your personal and individual  … Read more

3rd Place In The KashFlow Invoice Competition

Firstly congratulations to Pinksheep (1st) and Quikfire (2nd), As well as wining 3rd place in the KashFlow invoice design competition I am now a featured KashFlow API developer (you can find me on the KashFlow site here). This is what KashFlow had to say about my design This invoice stands out immediately with the business  … Read more

Basic HTML Tutorial

HTML is a short acronym for HyperText Markup Language. The language consists of tags surrounded by angle brackets and can affect the way a person sees a website. It can be used in scripting languages like PHP, and JavaScript to person any number of actions. Example of a tag: <head> A basic page consists of  … Read more

Common Website Design Terms

For anyone learning how to create or manage a website, you definitely have to learn some of the terminology. I’ve put together 24 common web design terms to help you on your way. 24 Common Website Design Terms HTML – Hypertext Mark-up Language PHP – This is a server-side scripting language. CSS – This is  … Read more

Adding A Favicon To Your Website

A favicon (short for favorites icon), also known as a website icon, shortcut icon, url icon, or bookmark icon is a 16×16, 32×32 or 64×64 pixel square icon associated with a particular website or webpage.Wikipedia For the rest of us who are not as technical. It is that tiny picture next to the browser URL  … Read more

So what’s Empire Avenue and should i be using it?

Don’t tell anyone. This seems to be a secret that many in the SEO game haven’t heard about yet. I almost don’t want to share it lest it become overly saturated, like everything else. But I love to share and I can’t keep this amazing tool a secret. Have you heard about Empire Avenue? Empire  … Read more

Why do I need a new website?

This is a great question. Site owners that are not getting results from their website may want to consider a few important things. A website is a representation of your business online. This is where you make your first impression. There are no second chances to do this, so if your website looks amateurish, then  … Read more

Getting your new website indexed

How Do I Check If My Site Is In Google? Just type your website address in the Google search box. If Google knows about your site, it will tell you. If your website doesn’t come up as a result, you need to submit your site to Google. Another way to check if a page is  … Read more

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