Essential Links

End user support for WordPress

WordPress Made Simple

Our in-house guide to the basics of using WordPress to update web pages and posts.

Web Page Titles & Descriptions

MozThe title tag is the single most important on-page SEO element (behind overall content). Get up-to-date SEO best practices for title tags.
MozGet SEO best practices for the meta description tag, including length and content.


Grisoft AVGAVG Free virus protection software The paid for version provides similar protection but provides additional features such as a Firewall and Spam Protection (many users usually have these covered by other software anyway).
Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Internet Security Software. Great for running manual scans when a problem is suspected.
Get Adobe ReaderView and print Adobe PDF files with this free software NB – Be careful to deselect any optional software which is optionally bundled with Adobe Reader (e.g. McAfee Security Scan Plus).

Web Apps

Pixl EditorPixlr Editor – free online photo editor. A great option for free editing of images.

Choosing Colours

Adobe Color CCAdobe Color CC – Create colour schemes with the colour wheel or browse thousands of colour combinations from the Colour community.
colorpicker.comWe recommend to clients when they wish to communicate a particular colour to us. Here you can select your colour and then specify the required colour as a 6 digit hexadecimal code.


CCleanerCCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it’s fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! 🙂NB – We recommending unticking the Yahoo toolbar installation option when installing (or upgrading) this software.
Open OfficeCompatible with all other major office suites, Open Office is free to download, use, and distribute. This is a free alternative to Microsoft Office. Documents can be saved to Microsoft Office and Acrobat format (pdf) when required. But we still think that Microsoft Office is preferable, especially now that there pricing is more attractive than in the past.


eBuyerEbuyer – Cheap Computers, Laptops, Equipment, Software, Digital Cameras, TVs & more
Rebel Office SuppliesRebel Office Supplies supposedly offer the cheapest prices available online with good quality of service.

National business advice resources

GOV.UK – ‘The best place to find government services and information’ – includes a dedicated section for ‘Business and Self-employed (tools and guidance for businesses)’.

Reviews and advice

Steve's DigicamsSteve’s Digicams – The best cameras listed and reviews on most cameras
(although the site design isn’t great, the information is invaluable)

‘Techy’ software downloads, utilities and web links

FileZilla - The free FTP SolutionFileZilla is an example of FTP software, used to transfer data from one computer to another through a network such as the Internet. It is commonly used in web design to update ‘live’ websites. FileZilla is reliable, easy to use and best of all, free.
Password GeneratorUse the Norton Identity Safe Password Generator to create highly secure passwords that are difficult to crack or guess.
Audacity - The Free, Cross-Platform Sound EditorAudacity® – the free, cross-platform sound editor is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.
Exact Audio CopyExact Audio Copy is a so called ‘audio grabber’ for audio CDs using standard CD and DVD-ROM drives. Useful for coverting CD tracks to MP3s (ripping). We recommend installing the
Lame MP3 EncoderLAME is a high quality MPEG Audio Layer III (MP3) encoder licensed under the LGPL. Used in conjunction with other software such as Audacity and EAC (above). Usually, install this encoder first.


Auction SniperAuction Sniper – tired of losing eBay auctions?
Auction Sniper is an eBay sniper that automates the process of placing your eBay bid in the closing seconds of any eBay bidding auction, dramatically increasing your chance of winning. Just choose your maximum bid and let Auction Sniper do the rest for you.
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