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Keeping your WordPress website safe and up to date doesn’t need to be difficult

By Brendyn Montgomery / 19 April, 2017 / Comments Off on Keeping your WordPress website safe and up to date doesn’t need to be difficult

Your website is critical to your business You have a website that is crucial to your business. It generates leads, customers and revenue (or at least it should). It’s a channel through which customers, suppliers, potential new staff and partners will find you and engage with you. It is fundamental to the success of your […]

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Authentic brand and website design

Being authentic with your brand and web design

By Brendyn Montgomery / 28 March, 2017 / Comments Off on Being authentic with your brand and web design

I had an illuminating conversation with a colleague today about the state of online marketing and being authentic in brand and web design projects. Have you ever met a new person at a party and within a few minutes thought to yourself “I don’t really know them yet but they seem like a nice person”? Chances […]

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Increasing WordPress Website Security

Improving the security of your WordPress website

By Brendyn Montgomery / 15 March, 2017 / Comments Off on Improving the security of your WordPress website

Improving Wordpress website security is a lot like increasing the security of your house. It’s all about putting up fences and gates, putting locks on doors and windows and installing an alarm to let us know when something is going down. It’s also about making sure that those fences look good and don’t stop you getting into your […]

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Backup your computer

Theft – is your computer backed up?

By Brendyn Montgomery / 17 February, 2017 / Comments Off on Theft – is your computer backed up?

Just before Christmas professional friends of ours had their house broken into. It is a devastating experience. A computer used for professional use was stolen along with jewellery from a beloved grandma. Somehow they left behind the backpack filled with camera gear. Fortunately, our friends had her computer backup disks with very recent backups so the […]

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why use WordPress

Why use WordPress for our website design projects?

By Brendyn Montgomery / 16 November, 2016 / Comments Off on Why use WordPress for our website design projects?

We are often asked why we choose to use WordPress for our website design projects. Here’s an overview of what WordPress is and why we use it. What is WordPress? WordPress is a powerful, flexible and easy to use content management system (CMS) for creating websites and managing website content. WordPress can power anything from a […]

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Create strong passwords you can remember

How to generate strong passwords for your WordPress admin area

By Brendyn Montgomery / 20 October, 2016 / Comments Off on How to generate strong passwords for your WordPress admin area

I know, I know, we are always going on about strong passwords and why you need one that automated tools can’t figure out. Strong passwords help prevent brute force login attacks on your website. You can generate strong passwords or be creative and get them from incidents that happened in your life. We work hard to keep your website […]

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10 steps to get more clients for your online business

10 Great Steps to get your first 150 customers

By Brendyn Montgomery / 10 September, 2015 / Comments Off on 10 Great Steps to get your first 150 customers

Launching your online business can feel overwhelming! There’s so much to consider when you first launch your online business: Which marketing channels to focus on? (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, google ads, organic search, traditional media) How do I know who to target? What do I need to do to entice my first customers to purchase my […]

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Want to have a .nz domain name?

By Brendyn Montgomery / 20 March, 2015 / 0 Comments

What does it mean? There’s now more choice in .nz domain names, with people able to register shorter, simpler names immediately before .nz – as well as the more familiar-looking options like ‘.co.nz’ and ‘.org.nz’. If you have the domain name www.avocadesign.co.nz you will be able to buy the new www.avocadesign.nz as well. We would highly recommend keeping […]

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Getting good product images for your online shop

Tips for great product images for your online store

By Brendyn Montgomery / 20 February, 2015 / Comments Off on Tips for great product images for your online store

Product images are one of the key brand assets for any online ecommerce store. Shopify recently blogged about how to create great product shots on a reasonable budget. “One thing that is often overlooked by ecommerce store owners is the importance of good product images. As humans are drawn to visual imagery over text, product […]

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How to plan regular content updates for your website

How to plan scheduled content releases

By Brendyn Montgomery / 25 August, 2014 / Comments Off on How to plan scheduled content releases

We have been working with a client on the launch of their upcoming event. Their website is already live but much of the event content does not exist yet. Because it is important for them to have all the content released at a specific time to an eager audience we had to plan a good […]

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