Website Management

November 13, 2018

Are you ready for Gutenberg (WordPress 5.0)?

Are you ready for the release of WordPress 5.0? The release date is Nov 19 2018, and is less than two weeks away. If you have a WordPress site, you probably would be aware that the major change is the new default Gutenberg block editor. This update will also have an […]
October 4, 2018

Chrome green padlock is now grey and not displaying secure anymore

Until recently, one way to see if a web page is secure is to look out for the green padlock in the browser (next to the URL). If there was no green padlock you would assume that the web page in not secure – that the communication between your browser […]
August 20, 2018

How will the major changes to Google Maps API affect you?

Google Maps is a web-based service which provides detailed information about geographical regions and sites. Almost all websites use embedded Google Maps on their contact page to assist their clients in easily locating their business.  I have been using Google Maps for many years and continue to use it. But there have been […]
June 20, 2018

Why You Should Secure Your Site with HTTPS

For several years now, Google has been encouraging website owners to implement SSL certificates. It all started back in 2014 with the HTTPS Everywhere campaign where the goal was to raise awareness of the security by implementing SSL certificates. SSL later became a Google ranking signal to further encourage its […]
March 10, 2018

Why should I update my WordPress site?

“Everything is working fine, so don’t update your site and risk breaking something!” As the professional who comes in and fixes broken sites, I’ve heard that line so many times. What prompted me to write this post is that is that more recently I have been hearing Wed Design agencies […]
December 2, 2017

Essential Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked

If someone hacked into your bank account, you would know that they were after your money. If they hacked into your email account, though, you need to think of what they wanted with your email. Perhaps they wish to pretend to be you and ask your relatives for money. Perhaps […]
June 14, 2017

Choosing the Best WordPress Theme – 5 Things To Consider

It can be an overwhelming experience when it comes to selecting a theme for your WordPress site. There are thousands of free themes and a massive market for premium themes. Some themes look better than others, but your choice of selecting the right theme should not be based on looks alone. […]
November 23, 2016

7 Reasons Why A WordPress Website Is Great For Your Business

How would you rate the online presence of your business? If you want to stand out in today’s digital climate, a great website can make a world of difference. WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS) in the world, and here are the top seven reasons why we believe a […]
August 8, 2016

The Risks of Publishing Content

Every time you publish content online, be it website pages, blog posts, images, videos or even user comments, you open yourself up to potential legal liability. The Internet is public and available to anyone, so even the smallest blog has the potential to reach millions of people. Legal risks are […]
July 10, 2016

How Much Does a Website Cost?

In this Blog I share some of our internal processes and methodology used at Net Solutions to provide a cost estimate to build a website. I spent many years pioneering and implementing activity based costing for major Telcos with great success. It may sound simple but its the result of […]
May 10, 2016

Ransomware Surges 14% in Q1 2016

The number of users affected by ransomware has increased by 30% in the first three months of this year. The Russian AV firm Kaspersky Lab said it’s security systems prevented more than 370,000 attacks on users in Q1 2016, 7% of which were aimed at the corporate sector. During this […]
March 30, 2016

An Introduction to Domain Names and DNS

Introduction DNS, or the Domain Name System, is often a very difficult part of learning how to configure websites and servers. Understanding how DNS works will help you diagnose problems with configuring access to your websites and will allow you to broaden your understanding of what’s going on behind the […]