When your marketing plans get derailed, here’s what to do

If there’s anything the uncertainty of 2020 has taught us, though, it’s how difficult it is to plan. You’ve likely never experienced anything as challenging as the current climate. Markets are unstable, competitors are unpredictable, and consumer habits are changing — some temporarily, others permanently. This festive season, for example, retailers are challenged with making sure...
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Goodbye 2020. Hello Pantone Colors of the Year 2021

The Color of the Year 2021 is out, and we are here for it. This time around, we have two colors- Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. Together, they convey a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting- and we all could use some of it in 2021. Every year since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute chooses the Pantone Color of the Year. It is a benchmark for the whole creative...
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Introducing WordPress 5.6: Sharing your stories has never been easier

WordPress 5.6 brings you countless ways to set your ideas free and bring them to life. With a brand new default theme to use as your canvas if you don't want to have a bespoke theme developed by our Swindon web designers, it supports an ever-growing collection of blocks as your brushes. Paint with words, pictures, or sound. Or rich embedded media. Greater layout flexibility Bring your stories to...
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Time to upgrade! WooCommerce 4.8 is now available!

The WoocCommerce team has announced the release of WooCommerce 4.8, which is now publicly available! It has been in development since November 2020 and Core contributions include about 257 commits from 29 contributors. This is a minor release, which means everything is backward compatible with the previous version. Given the release of PHP8, WordPress 5.6, and the Twenty Twenty-One theme, the...
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Prepare for breaking changes in WordPress 5.6, due 8th December 2020

WordPress 5.6 is due to be released tomorrow, 8th December 2020, and is the first recent major release that is not fully backward compatible with previous versions of WordPress in the 5.x version. This version of WordPress could potentially break websites. Our recommendation before updating your site to WordPress 5.6: Create a backup of your site’s files and the database Check your site’s...
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Google confirms a core algorithm update is started to roll out on December 3, 2020

Google confirmed on the 3rd of December that the third core algorithm update of the calendar year has begun rolling out. A fair amount of time has passed since the last core update, compared to the average time between these types of updates. The last core update rolled out on May 4th. It’s likely the pandemic delayed the rollout of Google’s next core update. As more time than usual has...
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Drupal 7 can now use your site name in the From: header for e-mails

Drupal 7 now has an option to use the site name (i.e. the value of the site_name variable) as the "Display Name" in the From header in system e-mails. For example this would mean the sender might be "Acme Website" <[email protected]> as opposed to just the e-mail address alone. In order to avoid disruption, this is not enabled by default for existing sites. New sites will have it enabled...
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Cybercrime: Keep your money safe when shopping online

As part of National Consumer Week and International Fraud Awareness Week, we want to remind our customers and readers of some of the issues of shopping online and what can be done to limit the risks. Many people might be looking to get themselves prepared ahead of the festive period by shopping for gifts online. As people are again furloughed and usual socialising is curtailed for now, some may...
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