How do I switch from Wix, Squarespace or a website builder to WordPress?

The short answer is, if you've outgrown the features or functionality of your current website builder services, such as Wix.com or Squarespace (or any number of services provided by website hosting companies) then you're going to need help making the move. Move from Wix.com or switch from Squarespace We've helped businesses of all sizes move from Wix.com, switch from Squarespace, and a whole host...
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Do you want to recruit staff via your website and ditch agency fees?

Whether it's a single role, or recruiting staff for a new office, if you've got a WordPress website we can get your WordPress website set up so that you can recruit staff without having to pay listing or agency fees - just a single license fee for the WordPress plugin and until the end of October (2019) we'll install the plugin for free if you're an O'Brien Media website design or website hosting...
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Wordpress, SEO and All its Benefits

10 facts on the impact of WordPress

We live in a world of content, masses, and masses of content. Every day, people are writing blog posts, creating and posting infographics, sharing case studies and customer testimonials, and launching businesses. Wordpress website development is at an all-time high. One of the most popular ways to get your content (whatever it may be) in front of an audience is to create a website. It can serve...
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New mobile-first website designed for Fixed Locally PC & Laptop Repair

Having designed the previous brochure-style website for Fixed Locally owner Steve the continued growth of the business meant that the site outgrew its humble beginnings. The new website featured a design refresh plus the addition of new features and some content changes to give the site an SEO boost. Find out more in the Fixed Locally case study. Visit Fixed Locally
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New website launched for Swindon’s Painting & Decorating Contractors

Painting and Decorating Contractors Ltd (PDC) needed to replace their aging Joomla! based website with something a bit easier to manage, and needed a new look to match their updated branding - we proposed a replacement site built with WordPress to allow easy management of the site content, image galleries of their past projects, and keep their website software up to date and secure. Find out more...
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Hackers infecting WordPress sites via defunct “Rich Reviews” plug-in

If you’re a WordPress admin using a plug-in called Rich Reviews, you’ll want to uninstall it. Now. The now-defunct plug-in has a major vulnerability that allows malvertisers to infect sites running WordPress and redirect visitors to other sites. Rich Reviews was a WordPress plugin that lets sites manage reviews internally in WordPress, and also displays Google reviews for a business...
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New website launched for SP1 Bookkeeping in Salisbury

We were approached by Tony at SP1 Bookkeeping to give his website a professional touch. Tony had put together a basic homepage for his website but wanted guidance on the best way to mix promoting his bookkeeping business with making sure that his website was easy to use and on the money (pun intended) from a technical perspective. We used WordPress and Elementor Pro to put together an easy to...
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WordPress 5.3 will change how it blocks search engines from indexing content

WordPress announced an important change to how it will block search engines from indexing websites. This change abandons the traditional Robots.txt solution in favor of the Robots Meta Tag approach. The change brings WordPress in line with the reason for blocking Google, which is to keep the blocked pages from showing in Google’s search results. This is the Robots Meta Tag that WordPress will...
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Malicious plugin found to be being used to encrypt WordPress posts

Recently a new customer came to us needing their website cleaned up after a hack, as part of the cleanup we found an interesting little malicious WordPress plugin, called "WP Security", that was being used to encrypt blog post content. The website owner complained of a newly installed and activated plugin on their website that was rendering their original content unreadable. The hack The plugin...
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Leading by example, some SEO & design changes to our blog

You may have noticed if you're a regular visitor to the O'Brien Media Insider blog, that we've made some minor changes. All in the name of SEO (search engine optimisation) and usability. As some background, Google hates duplicate content, and while they make allowances for some duplicate content that is a natural byproduct of blogging it's best to keep duplicates to a minimum‏. No more blog...
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