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Are you getting ready to build your website but not sure where to start?

Take a look at our video to help organise your thoughts before getting stuck into the build side of things!

These are our top 3 tips to think about before getting stuck into building out!

Particularly important is understanding SSL Certificates, this is the difference between HTTP and HTTPS and if that all sounds too complicated, it’s the difference between the search engines allowing your website to be indexed and not.

With the introduction of GDPR and improved privacy policies in the EU, search engines needed to ensure they were also following the same rules and for this they had to improve their own privacy regulations, hence the introduction of HTTPS which is abbreviated from ‘Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure’ and it’s the SECURE that really makes the difference.

There are companies trying to get you to purchase a certificate for silly money, where as there are several website companies that you can build your website on that do not charge for a certificate and include it as part of the annual fee they charge you to host it. Such as Weebly and Wix.

Make sure it’s intuitive!

With roughly 90% of people browsing the internet on their phones and tablets these days, you need to make sure your website is mobile friendly.

Mostly all templates these days are, the main issue you may come across is when you upload lots of full size images to your website and don’t reduce them down, this will clog up your website memory storage and slow down the load time – which really annoys people trying to find your details quickly!

Make sure it’s easy to manipulate

Don’t feel just because a large proportion of websites are built on WordPress that this is the only tool out there to create a fabulous website! There are tons of other platforms you can choose from, so unless you want to start getting technical and learn lots of theme editor coding, then I’d hugely suggest using drag and drop site builders like Weebly and Wix which will look smart, have great SEO features and make you look really professional super quick.

Many of the other sites that aren’t WordPress also have e-commerce elements for you to build a swanky looking e-shop. So again don’t feel like you have to be bullied into using WordPress – it’s not the only platform that can do the job!


As ever, if you need some assistance and have got yourself in a pickle with a template or you are stuck with an unfamiliar platform and looking for some quick guidance, please do get in touch with our team. Head over to our homepage to see all the services we provide. We are happy to help!

email: enquiries@websitemagpie.com

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