The beginner’s guide to getting a website designed for your business

May 30, 2022

If you’ve never paid anyone to build you a website before, this blog post is for you. Over the next 13 minutes, I’ll take you through the basics of how websites get built. By the end of this post, you should have a good understanding of the website design process, what it might cost, what to expect, and what to look out for.

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Taking over the maintenance and care of an existing WordPress website – some common issues

January 26, 2022

TLDR – too long didn’t read? Here’s the issue in a nutshell. Working on a website you’ve not built can present many challenges even for the experienced web designer, with inherited issues that can be frustrating and sometimes difficult to diagnose. There’s often a cascade effect with problem after problem […]

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Hazel Barlow Coaching website

November 3, 2021

Hazel works as a business coach and organisation development specialist across the private, public, not-for-profit sectors. She provides coaching and consulting services including organisation transition and project change. The site is online at

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GP Electrical Website Goes Live

October 14, 2021

GP Electrical are Northland electricians, based in Kerikeri and servicing the Northland region. They can provide domestic, commercial, industrial and security electrical services. Their new site went live today and is online at

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What you should know about the third party payout scam

June 29, 2021

As a long-time internet user, I thought I was pretty good at spotting a scam. But the one I’m about to tell you about caused me to drop my guard, so I want to forewarn you as this type of scam is becoming increasingly common.  It’s called a Third Party […]

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Will artificial intelligence make copywriters redundant? Or will we always need human writers? I take the Rytr copywriting AI for a spin.

June 4, 2021

What is Rytr? Rytr is an AI writing tool that will help you write articles in a fraction of the time. No need to spend hours manually researching, structuring, and writing content when Rytr can do most of the hard work for you. Simply plug in a keyword and Rytr […]

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Building your own Website using WordPress

November 4, 2020

This article is for anyone considering building their own website in WordPress. You could be self-employed or considering being your own boss, or perhaps you have a small business and you have to do all of your marketing on a tight budget. If you’re about to go into business for […]

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How to Write your own Web Page Copy

September 23, 2020

It’s not easy writing your own copy. Talk to any web designer, and they’ll tell you that their number one issue is how long it takes to get website content from a client. Even professionals can suffer from writer’s block, false starts or constant revisions. I write all of my […]

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Video Conferencing with Zoom

March 17, 2020

Like most businesses, I’m now thinking about how to manage my work around the Covid 19 pandemic. I’m also receiving client emails asking for advice about video conferencing.

Video conferencing is the obvious way to replace face to face meetings. So I wanted to share my recommended tool – Zoom.

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Website and Digital Marketing Trends

December 10, 2019

This is a big topic, so my goal here is to give you a quick overview of where to direct your time and energy. The Fast Pace of Change in Web Tech Web technology is ever-evolving, which means websites can get left behind rather quickly. This often happens as website […]

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Caching the cause of the white screen of death after a site migration

November 13, 2019

Ah, the dreaded WordPress white screen of death – it’s not fun to find. Now, if you can see the site fine when logged in, but once you log out it’s a white screen of nothingness, it’s likely it’s your caching plugin. Lately, I’ve discovered the root cause of two […]

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WordPress Website training for website editors

October 29, 2019

At Web Matters we enjoy training our clients on how to update their WordPress website. So over the years, we’ve learned what website editors struggle with learning or retaining and what they most need to know about how to update their websites. We are now offering  website training service to […]

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