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Paul McGowran

Paul McGowran

Business & Management Consultant
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For instance, I have a wordpress site that needs upgrading

What problem are you trying to solve?

I have a bespoke WordPress Theme and cannot update my Galleries2021-04-13T13:25:01+01:00

This is a strange one isn’t it?  We have experience of this where a bespoke wordpress theme or ‘white label’ theme has been supplied and has never been updated or upgraded in line with WordPress upgrades.

As the site owners added an image to one of their galleries, all the existing images in the gallery disappeared.  This was completely puzzling and counter to what they expected.  Where had the existing gallery images gone?  How do you update the galleries with new images?

We were able to solve this problem for this customer.  Just as well really, as the original developer went out of business and the local supplier has no experience or knowledge of WordPress and could not help the customer.

A bespoke wordpress theme or a so-called ‘White Label’ theme is developed with the idea of creating a standard appearance for a wordpress website.  This theme will then be sold many times to similar businesses with minimum effort.  This is not always the best option.  Particularly, if in our experience the developer then goes out of business and offers zero support.

A premium wordpress theme allows you to customise your wordpress website to your unique needs.  A bespoke wordpress theme can restrict your choices when it comes to customising your site.

We provide WordPress Maintenance plans for just this scenario.  All too often users are left in the lurch with no support, left floundering in a sea of confusion.  Please get in touch and let’s chat about how we can help you out.

Why has my WordPress site has lost images and I how do I get them back2021-03-11T14:53:43+00:00

There are many different reasons why your wordpress site can lose images?  Don’t worry, the chances are you haven’t lost them all.  The chances are a plugin update has resulted in your site not processing them correctly.  Some times your theme and some standard plugins don’t always work well together.  If you want, we could take a look for you.

My site has dropped in the Search Engine Results Pages, what can I do?2021-03-11T14:53:57+00:00

The great thing about the Internet and the World Wide Web is it makes everything accessible to everyone.  The difficulty is the everything and everyone bit.  Unless you’re constantly on top of your content and updating your site, your competitors certainly will be, most likely.  Then there is Google and the other search engines tweaking their algorithms and filtering what content works. The simple answer is to have a constant eye on your rankings and those of your competitors and products.  The market is moving and changing your site has to adapt to survive.  SEO is about staying head of the competition and attracting their customers to your site.

Digital marketing is a maze, where do start?2021-03-11T14:54:07+00:00

You’re absolutely right, Digital marketing is a maze!  We prefer to think about Digital Marketing to be like the London Underground Tube Map.  So many lines, so many stations and interchanges.  The simple way to navigate digital marketing is to have a strategy.  Where are you now and where do you want to get to?  What essential elements do you want to include, what do you want to avoid?  We can help create a strategy with you and then develop the content and help you analyse how effective you are being.

My WordPress site needs updating but my theme doesn’t work with the new version2021-03-11T14:54:22+00:00

This is a common issue.  WordPress Themes are not WordPress they are different.  If you used a premium theme on your wordpress site and have not maintained the current version there may be a conflict between when WordPress update their version number.  We have experience of this very issue, and the good news is that it can be resolved.

Because of Covid I need more virtual business support while I focus on the business2021-03-11T14:54:45+00:00

Virtual Business Support is now a much sought after resource.  Covid-19 and the three lockdowns have caused huge disruption to how business worked.  At we can provide a wide range of virtual business support support services.  We like to keep your online business front and centre and connect as many parts of your business into this as possible to create a truly online and integrated business.

Can Management Consultancy really make a difference to my business?2021-03-11T14:54:54+00:00

Like all things, if you believe Management Consultancy makes a difference then it will.  But seriously, Management Consultancy works by bring external perspectives to your business and challenging you to shift your view about what is possible.  If you are open to thinking differently about your business then Management Consultancy makes a difference.  If you think you can get by yourself then perhaps keep going where you’re going.