Articles by: Josh Bedford

WordPress Speed - Improving your site's performance

Size Matters – Optimising your WordPress site for best performance

April 11, 2018

Just before Christmas we had a new client come to us with two things; an existing website and a whole lot of problems. We’re used to this happening and we... read more

The WordPress Gutenberg Editor. What is it and why should you care about it?

What is the Gutenberg WordPress Editor and why should you care about it?

August 15, 2017

As Bob Dylan once said, “the times, they are a-changin”. I don’t think he was singing about the internet, but he could well have been given how often things are constantly shifting... read more

Google's new rules on intrusive mobile popups

How Newsletter Popups can really damage your SEO.

March 15, 2017

In January, Google changed their search engine algorithms in a way that can negatively affect your website’s SEO if you use newsletter popups. This article summarises the changes, the reasons behind them, and... read more

Secure Trading WooCommerce Gateway

A better choice for payments on your e-commerce website.

February 20, 2017

For quite a while it’s been tough to break free of the hold that PayPal has had in the area of online payments, but we wanted to let you know... read more

Is your WooCommerce site ready for Christmas shopping?

November 14, 2016

There are some people that get all their Christmas shopping done before December. They periodically buy gifts throughout the year, sensibly spreading their spending and buying themselves time to relax and... read more

A day in the life of an Account Manager

October 18, 2016

  At Illustrate, we have a couple of introverts, a couple of extroverts and quite a few “in-betweens”. However, there’s no doubt about where I fit on the scale: I’m... read more

Wordpress Specialists Agency A-Z

The A to Z of a WordPress agency

June 1, 2016

Since working here at Illustrate, I love hearing the question ‘So what is it that you do?’. It gives me a great opportunity to share what a WordPress Specialist does,... read more

Working on Website Design

Getting the best from your web design agency

May 26, 2016

I’ve been having a think here at Illustrate, sometimes we forget to tell new clients how they can get the best out of us. Maybe we’re shy, maybe we don’t... read more

Photographer Taking Picture for Website

Make the most of your alt tags…

December 9, 2015

You’ll almost never see them but they matter. Back in the not-so-glory days of dialup, you’d often see the text of an alt tag while you waited for a few... read more