Website performance is an important factor in the success of your WordPress website. Site speed affects conversions (whether or not a customer clicks that button, buys that product, fills out that form, etc) as well as search engine traffic and sales. Lighter websites also use less power, less bandwidth, and less disk space which brings […]
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In an attempt to spend more time with my children (whether they like it or not) I will be finishing for Christmas on Friday 17th December this year, returning Monday 3rd Jan 2022. Emails and calls will be monitored over the Christmas and New Year period and emergencies will be dealt with as a priority. […]
Jem, why is my WordPress website so slow? This question has landed in my inbox several times this week. Site owners, desperate to know why their WordPress website is so so slow, getting little to no answers from their existing developers or agencies. So, why not put together a list? Here are the top 5 […]
In light of recent worldwide events and the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus some clients have expressed concern over what would happen should I be rendered incapable of work for a brief or extended period of time. Luckily, as a digital worker who predominently works from home, I am well placed to follow social […]
If you’re a dev, or the techy type, you may be interested in my blog post on micro optimisations to make WordPress websites run faster, published earlier this year on my personal website: Website speed is a huge factor in your search engine rankings. Faster websites dramatically increase the likelihood of converting a visitor into […]
Cash flow is imperative to any business and freelancers are no exception. As a freelancer with small children, regular cash flow ensures I can pick up the bill for school lunches, replace those worn out running shoes, fill little tummies and keep a roof over our heads. To better anticipate prospective cash flow and keep […]
Uncovering the Pipdig plugin problems Earlier this year, a WordPress client came to me with concerns about their site speed. They were using a theme from UK based provider, Pipdig, and they were experiencing some odd behaviour on their site. I agreed to look into it further, and soon discovered some shockingly nefarious code at […]
In line with Google’s recommendations for “HTTPS everywhere” and its recommendations of switching to https to both increase security and potentially improve positive ranking signals, jemturner.co.uk is now served over https. If you’re currently linking to jemturner.co.uk it would be most appreciated if you could update your links to use the https protocol. Need a […]
This month Jem Turner – Shropshire WordPress expert and PHP developer – celebrates 5 years in business and covers some of the wins she’s experienced so far. From humble beginnings, sat on the sofa with a newborn baby in the crook of one knee and a cheap laptop covered in spit up and cake crumbs […]
Why I love working with WordPress
I've been using WordPress since the heady days of version 1.0 and developing WordPress websites commercially since version 1.5 (released in 2005!)
Free software: now and forever. No crazy license fees or contract tie-ins. Pay only for your site development.
Massive user base
Over 75 million sites are powered by WordPress, with thousands of developers worldwide contributing to core development & free plugins.
WordPress can be anything you want it to be: from a simple blog to a full e-Commerce platform utilising WooCommerce, and more.