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Tips, Tricks & Lessons Learned

Improve your website

Here are some general tips that will help you improve your website. I was involved recently in listing hundreds of Guest Houses on an online portal. As part of this process, I visited each and every guest house website that was involved, and many more that we did not...

Introduction to WordPress Training Course

Who is this course for? This course is for people that has no, or limited knowledge of Wordpress. It's a Wordpress crash course to build up your confidence using Wordpress. Once you have completed the course, you will be able to create your own website using...

Change to Outgoing Email Policy

Hetzner Africa has informed their clients of the following changes to their Outgoing email policy from 5 July 2016. Below is the full text of their email: This email serves as a reminder that we will be changing our outgoing email policy as communicated on 8 June...

The importance of website backups

In April 2016 I realized the importance of file and data (Mysql) backups for websites again. On the same day several Wordpress websites was hacked and taken down by a small ISP. Now normally this is not that bad, as the client can use the KonsoleH (Hetzner Africa...

One Million and counting .co.za domains

The ZA Central Registry (ZACR) has recently reached a milestone. There are now 1 Million + .co.za domain name registrations! The exact number (and counting) is that there are 1,040,547 .co.za domains in action. Their website is...

Some Woocommerce mistakes I made

Woocommerce is a great product, and ecommerce solution of choice for me. But you need to know that not everything Woocommerce is free. Some of the most handy features are paid extensions.

Payment Gateway Comparison – South Africa

Deciding on the right payment gateway can be confusing, it's almost like comparing the prices of various medical aids.  I have drawn up a simple comparison matrix that you can use as a guide, that is not meant to be comprehensive. iVeri Monsterpay Sage Payfast VCS...

New African geographic domain names

The ZACR (ZA Central Registry) has launched several African Geographic Top Level Domains (gTLDs). These are domain name extensions like .capetown, .durban, .joburg and .africa (coming late 2014). You if have a business now is the time to get your new domain name.

Ecommerce – Where to Start

Sell to clients via your website, whether they are browsing with a computer or cellphone, or sell via Facebook ! Ecommerce has never been easier, because a e-commerce website no longer needs to be programmed from scratch. This is because there are many free and paid...

Sell to cellphone users

7.9 Million ! A study by World Wide Worx ( see worldwideworx.com ) recently showed that 7.9m South Africans accessed the internet via their cellphones. About six million people received the internet through computers, laptops, and tablet computers. Most ( 90 percent )...