6 advantages of a WordPress theme for your small business website

One of the most powerful features of Wordpress (alongside plugins) is the ability to install a pre-built WordPress theme to change the look and operation of your website.  This has been one of the big factors in why WordPress runs on millions of websites and is the most popular choice for self-hosted websites.

Using customisable themes isn’t a new thing but with cleaner, simpler designs for mobile they make a compelling argument over a custom website.  Of course, they are not for every business  There might still be a need for custom website (a design built entirely from scratch) but for those who want a fast and cost-effective solution, using themed templates are the way to go.

As a small business owner, opting to use a template might be more beneficial. What are the benefits though and what do you get for your money?

How to make a WordPress small business website

Being the world's most popular website content management system (CMS),  many small businesses use WordPress as their go-to platform for their website.  The power of plugins and open-source licencing has created a vast and rich ecosystem to allow for almost anything...

8 Important Factors That Affect Your SEO

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is essential for any small business owner.  SEO works to make your website become more effective at promoting your products or services by ensuring its visibility in search results.  Whether it's for your restaurant business or hosting...

Why You Need an HTTPS Website in 2018

Have you come across websites showing as ‘unsecured’ in your browser? Is your own small business website ‘unsecured? What do these things mean and why should you care about your website’s security and why you need an HTTPS website in 2018.

WordPress 4.9.1. Security & Maintenance Update

WordPress 4.9.1 is now available. This is a Wordpress security and maintenance release for all versions since 3.7. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. Site Essentials or Site Management clients will have this upgrade applied shortly.  If you...

WordPress 4.8.2 Security & Maintenance Release

A new security release has been published for WordPress to fix security issues discovered in WordPress 4.8.1 and earlier.We encourage all users of WordPress to upgrade.If you have any questions or need any assistance to do this, simply go to our ServiceDesk

New look for coaching website

Leadership Coach Christine Locher needed a cost-effective solution to add more prominence to her services. Rather than bespoke development, we suggested a new Wordpress theme installation to freshen up the look and improve the user experience on mobile. Christine...

Free Website Security & Health Check

Want to know everything about your website? Do you want to make sure there are no security errors or vulnerabilities you have overlooked? Interested in site performance and visitors? We're offering a free health check and report to the first 10 businesses registering....

10 handy SEO setup tips for new sites

Use this handy SEO setup checklist and make sure your site has the basics covered SEO is often described as a black art but in truth basic SEO best practice can be mastered using a few simple rules. For this TechTuesday article we'll focus on the technical aspects of...

Improve your website security and trust with SSL

Running a secure (HTTPS) website improves security, trust and Google will love you for it.  Let us show you how you can easily add a free SSL certificate to your website using LetsEncrypt. Last time out we explained what HTTPS is and what advantages it brings.  This...

HTTPS and what it can do for your website

by | A common topic that comes up when talking about hosting and site security.  So what is HTTPS / SSL and what can it do for your website? Put simply, it’s an encryption layer between websites and browsers to ensure other people cannot see your...

What is PHP7 and why should you be using it?

For the first in a series of Tech Tuesday articles, let us explain what PHP7 is and why your website should be using it. PHP is the backend to countless websites and is one of the most common languages in use across the web.  As a server-side scripting language, it’s...

Stitch Design – On demand web development support

Stitch Design's online store provides each school with a bespoke themed shop, product display and ordering options.  With a high rate of site changes they rely on GorillaHub's technical expertise with on-demand development support. Stitch Design is a school clothing...

Yobiba – Branding and website for collaboration startup

With nothing more than a name, we helped startup Yobiba define their image and create a professional site that sat comfortably alongside the industry's large providers. Yobiba delivers a full suite of Unified Communications services, from basic audio conferences to...

Daisy’s in the Park – WordPress CMS development

Our client wanted a contemporary design and PDF upload functions for menu and offers upload to ensure site content remains current.  We delivered a fresh new site with bespoke Wordpress CMS development Daisys In The Park operate two cafes in Pinner and Radlett and...

RMR Homes – Digital Marketing Strategy

Created and implemented an effective marketing strategy using online and offline methods to allow RMR to focus on client delivery whilst ensuring that brand awareness and reach is increasing. RMR Homes provide architectural and planning services, conversions and house...