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How to Embed Your Twitter Feed on Your Website

April 18th, 2017

tipiconTwitter is a great social media platform for reaching new customers and informing current customers of what is going on at your club. There are over 310 million active monthly users on Twitter worldwide.

Embedding your Twitter feed into your website can be a great way of promoting your account and an easy way of keeping your site updated with fresh content.

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5 Free Plugins You Should be Using on Your Sport Website

March 1st, 2017

tipiconWordPress is a fantastic platform for building websites and has loads of great functions built-in when it is first installed. Click HERE to read why we recommend WordPress for your website.

There are also thousands of plugins available which extend the functionality of WordPress and enable you to do pretty much anything!

Here we the list the top 5 free plugins you should be using on your WordPress powered website.

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How to Sell Online With WordPress

February 11th, 2017

tipiconAn online shop can be a great way of generating additional income for your club. If your website is powered by WordPress, we recommend you use a plugin called WooCommerce for your online shop.

WooCommerce has lots of options, allowing you to customise every feature of your online shop – from shipping to inventory. It also has many extensions, allowing you to enjoy increased functionality.

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Want to Use a Memorable Domain Name with your NGB provided website?

February 2nd, 2017

tipiconA number of National Governing Bodies (NGB) now offer software to their affiliated clubs and coaches that enables them to create and maintain their own website.  An example of this is the ClubSpark system provided to affiliated tennis venues and coaches by the Lawn Tennis Association.

If your club/business is using one of these services, the site address will usually have the name of the system included which may result in the website address not being particularly memorable.   For example, Shifnal Tennis Club’s web address on the ClubSpark system is https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/ShifnalTennisClub – not exactly easy to remember!

That’s where a service called WEB FORWARDING comes in – you can create/use a memorable domain name of your choice and redirect any visitor using it to your NGB website address.   

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Where Can I Get Help with My Facebook Profile Images?

January 27th, 2017

questioniconThere are two images that you can display on your Facebook page – the cover photo (the large photo displayed at the top and full width of the Facebook page) and the profile picture, the square inset image displayed over the bottom left of the cover photo.

Both photos must be of specific dimensions to display successfully and these dimensions will need to cater for cropping by Facebook.    Many people struggle with getting the sizes right, which is why we recommend using CANVA, a free online graphic design software tool that requires very little knowledge to get professional results.

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5 Tips for Improving WordPress Security

January 5th, 2017

tipiconWordPress is a fantastic platform for building websites, and it is estimated around 20% (and growing by the day) of websites use it.

However, due to its popularity, hackers have been increasingly targeting WordPress sites.

WordPress is, on its own, fairly secure. However, with a few easy steps you can make it even more secure and ensure your site is protected.

Here, we detail 5 top tips for securing your WordPress site.

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Top 5 WordPress Tips & Hints for Beginners

November 12th, 2016

tipiconWordPress is a great tool for designing and updating your website. However, it can be a little daunting for beginners. There are thousands of design options and plugin extensions to choose from and the interface can be overwhelming if you aren’t sure where to find things.

Here are 5 top tips for WordPress beginners.

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Looking for Royalty-Free Images?

October 12th, 2016

tipiconImages are a vital part of any publication, whether it be in print or online, as they can add to the content and also break up long bulks of text.

However, it can be difficult knowing whether you are allowed to use a particular image or not, as many will be protected by copyright and if you use one that is, you could be sent a bill by the owner of the image for royalty payments.

In this post we will show you 4 great sources for images that you can legally use.

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Is YOUR Web Site Responsive?

January 20th, 2015

resourceiconWe were recently asked to review a new website for a club which had been designed by one of the club’s members.    They were very pleased with the design and the content and wanted us to review it from an IT perspective.

Our first impressions were also very positive.  Written in WordPress, the site ticked all the boxes for content – lots of pictures of club members, great examples of the benefits the club offers (get fit, have fun, meet like-minded people), simple navigation, integration with social media, BUT…   the site was not ‘responsive’.

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