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Adding Google Analytics to WordPress

For anyone looking to start a website with WordPress, one of the most important things that you can get used to dealing with is analytics. The analytical side of your website is vital for ensuring that you can get the most out of it. That, though, can take a huge amount of time to get […]

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Checklist for Writing Website Brief

When it comes to forming a business, one of the most important assets that you can have is an attractive and easy to work website. While easier for some people to put together than others, what a new website should constitute is a source of much debate. To help you make the right choice, we […]

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Five Major Benefits of Using WordPress

For many people, the perfect basis to build a website on is WordPress. Easy to use and effective from both a management and improvement aspect, it’s the easiest and most effective platform for web development today. However, it also holds many reasons for using it outside of just being simple. WordPress is far more than […]

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Common SEO Mistakes and How to Fix Them

When managing SEO, even experienced veterans of the game can make rookie mistakes. The winds of change blow upon the SEO industry like few others: something is always being made obsolete. To that end, it’s important that you can understand and appreciate of managing common SEO mistakes and how to get around them. Most of […]

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How to Hire A Designer

When it comes to creating a look and feel for any business, the importance of a professional designer should never be ignored or underestimated. Unless you happen to have an artist in-house, you can find that it’s more cost and time-efficient to bring a designer into the company to work with you. However, the world […]

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7 DIY Tips for SEO

DIY SEO for Starters When it comes to managing a business today, there is so much to do that it can become an exercise in exasperation. One such matter that you need to deal with is optimising your website for search engine usage. If you feel like your business is not performing enough on the […]

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WordPress Plugins Recently Used for the First Time

At yesterday’s WordPress Birmingham meetup I decided to ask everyone what was plugin had they recently used for the first time. Here are the results; Permit Press Regenerate Thumbnails Author Sure Cron View Main WP Developer from Automatic Codestyling Localization Front End Editor Advanced Custom Fields Loco-translate I just have to find the time to check […]

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7 Time Saving WordPress Plugins

We are always trying to enhance our workflow for WordPress projects. Here are a few plugins that we use to save time and speed up our delivery process.

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3 Easy Steps To Find More Customers Using Twitter’s Advanced Search

Most of us are familiar with Twitter as a great communication tool, but perhaps not as familiar with its “Advanced Search” feature as an effective research tool. Read on to find out how you can use Twitter’s own search engine to build your customer base significantly; through a process we, at StudioA2, call “active listening”. […]

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How to Network Like A Pro in a Digital World

Networking is an important business skill – and one that’s tricky to master. How do you start? What do you say? How do you strike up an interesting two-way conversation? Many people don’t feel comfortable networking, but here are my top five, tried-and tested networking tips. They’ll help you get the most out of networking […]

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Business Networking in BNI

Would you like to generate more business in London?

At StudioA2, for over two years now, we have been proud members of BNI. It has become one of our best marketing methods to generate new business. BNI (Business Network International) is a form of referral marketing. “98% of businesses rely on referrals to gain new business but only 3% of businesses have a strategy […]

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Top 10 Ways To Grow Your Graphic, Design and Digital Agency

Have you been enjoying the summer? We’ve been busy bee’s this summer from working with some of the top London design agencies converting their beautiful designs into pixel-perfect WordPress websites, having the privilege of giving a talk and sponsoring WordCamp to attending a dinner discussing how we can help our clients build a £1 Million creative agency. As summer sadly comes to an end […]

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Customising WordPress To Meet Your Clients’ Needs

I attended my first WordCamp at the weekend and  had the privilege of presenting a talk, here are my slides.

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21 Steps to Building A Super Profitable Creative Agency

Everyone wants to have a successful agency, but just how do you go about maximising your profitability? I was lucky enough to be invited by The Wow Company to attend Building A Super Profitable Creative Agency by Spencer Gallagher, who has been there, done it and bought the t-shirt.

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5 SEO Outsourcing Pitfalls To Avoid

In the world of online business, search engine optimisation (SEO) is arguably the most powerful marketing tool in a company’s arsenal. Over 80% of all web sessions now start with a search, and it is the methods and techniques of SEO that will help your website get on to that all-important first page of major […]

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WordPress Quick Tips – Adding a screenshot to your WordPress theme

This video tutorial demonstrates how to add a theme thumbnail or screenshot to you WordPress theme.

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The Secret to Designing Beautiful WordPress Admin Icons

I’m pleased to have attended another well organised WordPress London event by Keith Devon over at Google Campus London. A lot of us techy people already know how to create WordPress plug-ins and custom post types for WordPress for use within the WordPress admin panel. But what if you also need to create beautiful matching custom icons to go […]

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7 Common Web Development Outsourcing Disasters

Outsourcing – the process of contracting a third party to carry out a particular service or function for your business – has become a very attractive industry in recent years. Outsourcing companies are able to take on the jobs that you cannot, or may not want to, in-house. In the world of online business, hiring […]

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Can You Really Save Money When Outsourcing?

The last few years has seen the internet become the driving force behind most business. Online companies continue to thrive, while traditional brick and mortar businesses struggle under the weight of the recession. With more and more new and existing companies taking their ventures digital the outsourcing industry has seen a massive upturn, with services […]

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Wordpress Birmingham March 2013

WordPress Birmingham Grows to New Levels

Being a self taught developer, I found it hard to meet other developers and designers. Being sat at home, with a book, and a print out of an online tutorial it is hard to imagine who exactly produces this kind of information. The first chance I had of meeting a developer who I did not […]

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“Hello World” – WordPress Theme Tutorial Part 1.1

This WordPress tutorial will introduce you to building your first WordPress theme. In Part 1.1 we’ll be learning how to build a basic theme that will display some “Hello World” text.

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5 Ways to Boost your Business Using White Label Services

The world of online business is a highly competitive one, and while running a web-based venture can be extremely lucrative, it requires a lot of hard work and a helping hand. When it comes to finding success online, the quality of your product or service can only take you so far; to really thrive you […]

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Using Twitter to Cover Live Events

There’s barely a TV programme today that doesn’t have its own Twitter hashtag feed streamed onto its website; and business, sporting and political events effectively use social media to broadcast well beyond their viewing or attending audiences. This is exciting, dynamic modern-day journalism, and the beauty of it is that it’s accessible to everyone. We […]

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