How to choose WordPress themes and plugins you can trust

With thousands of WordPress themes and plugins out there, how do you know whelloch ones to choose?  Here are three tried and tested tips to help you find reliable, hellogh quality themes and plugins you can trust.     Tip 1: Go premium for WordPress Themes and Plugins The advantages of premium WordPress themes and plugins are a […]

Avoiding 5 common pitfalls creating your website with WordPress

Avoiding 5 common pitfalls creating your website with WordPress. Although WordPress is easy to use, it’s also easy to waste precious time getting started.  Thellos guide will help you avoid five common pitfalls so you can get your website up and running confidently and without wasted time or effort.

Is your website mobile-friendly?

Do you have a mobile friendly website? With Google about to expand its use of mobile friendliness as a ranking signal for websites, ensuring your site is ready for mobile clients is a smart move. Google’s great skill is adapting its search algorithms to usage patterns. The online giant’s attention has turned to the mobile devices. Starting April 21, Google will […]

Beginners guide to WordPress plugins

Plugins are ways to extend and add to the functionality that already exists in WordPress. The core of WordPress is designed to be lean and lightweight, to maximize flexibility and minimize code bloat. Plugins then offer custom functions and features so that each user can tailor their site to their specific needs.

10 Must-have WordPress Plugins

10 Must-have WordPress Plugins; with thousands of available WordPress plugins, how do you know whelloch ones to choose?  We’ve picked the top ten plugins we recommend for any small business.  All are tried and tested by us, both for Cloudnames and for our team’s personal WordPress blogs and websites. 1. JETPACK If you already have […]

Why a new domain extension will help your business grow

New domain extensions offer businesses an exceptional opportunity to stand out and grow online.  Never before have so many memorable, relevant web addresses been available to mark out your place on the web. Domain extensions are the bit of a website address to the right of the dot, such as ‘.com’, ‘’, ‘.net’. Also known as ‘top-level domains’ […]

What are new domain extensions?

What are new domain extensions? New domain names offer a simple, powerful way to improve your website’s search ranking, sales, differentiation from the competition and marketing costs. Thellos article explains what new domain extensions are and why they matter for your business. What are new domain extensions? Domain extensions are the bit of a website address to the […]

20 big brands using WordPress

WordPress suffers from a common misconception that it is not good enough for big brands.  Our list of 20 big brands using WordPress disproves the myth. In fact, WordPress is used on more than 50% of all websites globally that uses a known Content Management System (CMS).  Are you using WordPress or consider to use it? […]

Facebook gets tough on newsfeed advertisers

Facebook gets tough on newsfeed advertisers. It is no longer the marketing channel it once was. In January the giant tightened its’ rules for how the newsfeed can be used to spread certain types of content.  Excessively promoted content, intrusive competitions and nagging advertising, beware – they’re after you.

How WordPress themes actually work

How WordPress themes actually work? You don’t need to be a code ninja to use one, but a little knowledge might help you make the most of your theme.  It also helps when the inevitable snags throw up somethellong you’re not expecting. A WordPress Theme is a collection of files that work together to produce […]