Why and how to change your website from http to https

By |2018-09-12T12:22:02+10:00February 23rd, 2018|Categories: security, web sites, WordPress|

These days, everyone needs to have a secure website (one using the https protocol - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTPS). The next major version of Google Chrome will start marking HTTP pages containing forms as “Not Secure.” Is your site ready for this? There are many reasons we need secure websites. If you have an eCommerce store, it's critical that payments and details are being encrypted and not just going across the network in plain text. But that's not the only reason. There are a host of them. It's all about integrity, privacy and security. Have a look at this Google Post about Why HTTPS Matters. Even simple websites can also benefit from https, as Google is now using the protocol in their ranking algorithm. So even from an SEO point of view, it's a sensible thing to do. To achieve the https protocol, your website needs to use an [...]

An Avada Review

By |2018-08-21T09:06:48+10:00December 3rd, 2016|Categories: web design, WordPress|

There are literally tens of thousands of WordPress templates out there, both free and paid. Very few stick their head above the crowd. But Avada, from ThemeFusion, is definitely one that does. It is the most sold WordPres theme ever on ThemeForest, and there are many good reasons for that. I have been using Avada from almost the very start. I think I bought my first copy a few weeks after they launched. I liked the look of it, and I took the plunge. I now use it for virtually all of my sites, including this one. The last time I checked, I think they have sold over 350,000 copies, and it's still #1 on ThemeForest after 5 years! Choosing a theme for a new WordPress website is a difficult chore if you are not an experienced WordPress user. It's hard to know what to try and evaluate. The overall [...]