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8 Great WordPress Plugins

July 5, 2019

If your site uses WordPress, you’re probably familiar with plugins. Plugins are there to make life easier, essentially. We’ve gone through some of the top plugins on WordPress and picked out 8 that you may want to consider for your site.

  • Woocommerce – Woocommerce powers over 40% of all eCommerce websites on the web. Powerful and easy to use, it allows you to manage products, orders, discount codes and much more. You can read more on Woocommerce here
  • Yoast SEO – Yoast is a plugin to help with SEO on your site. Yoast is a free plugin but the premium version offers more features for advanced SEO. See here for more information.
  • WP Rocket – A number of caching tools are available for WordPress sites and WP Rocket is one of the most popular. Caching helps to maximise site performance and improve speed. The free version offers limited features but a premium version with more advanced options is available. You can read more on WP Rocket here
  • Elementor – This page builder has become one of the more popular tools out there in the past year and the reviews are outstanding. This powerful page builder allows you to easily manage page content and includes both a free and premium version. See here for more.
  • Smush – This plugin is mainly used for image compression and resizing. Having multiple large images on your site will cause issues with speed and performance. Smush helps with this by automatically compressing images once uploaded and again comes with either a free or premium version. You can view the full list of features here
  • Slider Revolution  – Powering over 2.5 million websites, Slider Revolution allows you to add sliders, carousels and more. Currently there isn’t a free version but it is cheap to purchase and includes a good deal of functionality but the premium version gives access to many more templates and features. View a full list of features here
  • Sucuri  – This security plugin helps to flag any security issues or breaches on your website and alerts you if anything does happen. Generally, your website host will look after security but this added layer of protection gives you peace of mind. See here for more info 
  • Redirection – This plugin allows you to easily manage 301s, 404s and more which can help reduce errors and improve site ranking. This plugin can be a useful tool but used incorrectly it can cause some issues. Take a look at more features here 

These are just some of the tools you can use to improve your WordPress site. *Please be aware that installing and updating plugins on your website may cause some issues*

At 2Cubed Web Design & Development, we can assist you with any of the needs above, helping you decide on and install / updating plugins. We offer a number of services to help you grow your online presence. Check out our list of services – https://2cubed.ie/services/

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The Importance of Ecommerce for Retail Businesses

The Importance of Ecommerce for Retail Businesses

Category: Tips and Tricks
March 15, 2019

Ecommerce has grown dramatically in its importance and its ability to be the deciding factor between whether a business is a success or not.

This was more clearer than ever from the findings in the 2019 PwC Irish Retail & Consumer Report which provides a vast array of interesting insights about consumers and the current state of the retail sector in 2019.

One of the prevailing recurring themes of the report was the need for retail businesses in this day and age to not only have a website but an Ecommerce website where customers can purchase products online.

Two key insights found in the report in relation to Ecommerce was that 20% of Irish consumers shop online weekly or more often via their mobile devices and also 30% of consumers purchased online weekly or more often in 2018, compared to 24% in 2017.

There are many reasons why you should consider having an Ecommerce website for your business if you haven’t already. Here are 3 great reasons why you should have an Ecommerce website:

Better Customer Experience

By having an Ecommerce website it is extremely convenient and easy for customers to browse your online store and purchase a product whenever they wish. By having an online store you remove the need for the customer to make the journey to your bricks and mortar location and purchase their product of choice. By giving them the convenience to do this at home they will be more at eased and relaxed. A happy customer is a buying customer.

Reach a Broader Global Market

By bringing your retail business into the digital market you will open yourself up to a whole new market that can potentially have a global reach. When you are a bricks and mortar business your customers will be generally just those in the immediate area as it would be inconvenient for others from further afield to travel just to shop at your store. By restricting yourself to only the local populace you have not only greatly reduced your target market but also reduced your potential earnings. By having an Ecommerce website you remove this restriction and your market is virtually endless in its reach.

Passive Earnings

By having an online store you are always open for business 24/7! This is a great advantage over a traditional shop which is open for a certain amount of hours and usually only on certain days also. When your store is online and always open for business people can purchase off you any day at any time. By giving them this convenient option you have endless opportunities to earn money as you are no longer restricted by traditional business hours.

While there is and will always still be a place for traditional physical retail businesses it cannot be denied that those choosing to shop online are increasing and will continue to do so into the future. By not having an Ecommerce website you’re not only restricting your potential earnings but you are ignoring an ever growing and important part of the retail market.

If you would like more information or would like to inquire about getting an Ecommerce website created and developed please contact 2Cubed and get your business the traffic and success it deserves. You can call us on 01-9058114 or 051-440425, email hello@2cubed.ie or else get in touch using the live chat on our website!

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New website for Suzanne Jackson

Category: Projects
January 5, 2017

Having already conquered the beauty market, influential blogger Suzanne Jackson decided to launch her exclusive designer fashion range SOSUbySJ.com – and came to 2Cubed to design and develop her Shopify website.

SOSUbySJ.com showcases Suzanne’s keen eye for affordable glam, featuring her brand new 35 piece wardrobe staple collection which consists of pieces designed by Sue herself as well as a number of pieces she handpicked from designers in Paris and London.

Launched in late 2016, SOSUbySJ.com was extremely well received by the Irish media, with Goss.ie calling the range an “AMAZING collection.”

Check out the full range at SOSUbySJ.com

Preparing for the Wexford Business Awards 2015

Category: News
May 27, 2015

As this time of the year comes around again it’s time for the photoshoots. Not everyone in the office is fond of them.. I don’t who is to be honest.. After all the complaining they turned out pretty well and we had great fun with Fergul from Diamond Photography http://www.diamondphotography.ie/. Fergul was great to work with and have to give him a little mention.. he deserves it for working with us! All we need now is good photo shop skills to smooth the lines and wrinkles!! Anyway the photos are for a reason, the Wexford Chamber Business Awards 2015.

We have been shortlisted for the Wexford eCommerce / Social Media Award for our work in Web Design in Wexford through eCommerce Development.

Also we have been shortlisted for Service Provider Award again to recognize the work we do with Web Design Wexford, eCommerce, App Development, Website Maintenance, Digital Marketing and excellent customer service.

We would be delighted to win either of these on the 5th of June.

Web Design Wexford

The Wexford Business Awards

 

2Cubed Web Design Wexford Short Listed for Two Awards

Category: News
May 14, 2015

Web Design Wexford

Web Design Wexford

Web Design Wexford

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for two awards at this years Wexford Business Awards 2015.

2Cubed Web Design Wexford have been shortlisted for the following

SME of the Year and eCommerce / Social Media Award

It is great to be noticed as a leader in these areas and being shortlisted is a great honor.

Wish us luck on the night, winners announced on the 5th of June.

Best Web Design in Wexford

April 15, 2015

Best Web Design in WexfordLately we have been awarded some very prestigious web design contracts in Wexford. We are working with some great companies upgrading their existing websites. Some of these are Secret Valley, Loftus Hall, The Apex, Pure Oil, LifeBites, and Prim-Ed Publishing. We are very grateful to be working with such great companies. We have some great websites all around Ireland and especially Dublin with our other office.

Winning such rewarding web design contracts in Wexford highlights how active businesses are in the area. It’s great to get a chance to enhance these websites with the latest technologies, making them mobile responsive and using the latest trends in eCommerce.

Ronan here has been very busy with Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and improving new website and existing websites performance on Search Engines.

Have a look at our portfolio page and view our latest web designs. We try keep this up to date as possible. As you will see, each and every website we design and develop is unique to that customer, making us the best choice for web design in Wexford. This is incredibly important to us, as we endeavour to provide high quality web designs to all our customers. We work with each customer to create their own unique website design.

We are nearly six months now in our new head office in New Ross and are so delighted with our new facilities, having our own conference room, training room, and development office; it really has made the difference. Customers that have been to see us just love it here.