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Converted website from Wix to Wordpress

Wix to WordPress – Website Launched!

From Wix to WordPress! What a start to 2023, with a new website launch! This project was to move a website from Wix, in order to modernise the site and also reduce costs. It’s now hosted with Ampersand Studio and has been updated to a responsive, modern design using our favourite page builder – Beaver […]


Top Tips for WordPress Website Optimisation

2022 was a year for optimising websites. It’s clear that business owners are now becoming far more conscious of the need for their website to load quickly and efficiently, rather than just web professionals recommending it. There’s no reason to believe this won’t continue into 2023 so we thought we give you a few tips […]

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Fuse Socials Website Launched!

In the final episode of our website launch trilogy, this one came as a request for a quick turnaround that we’ve managed to accommodate and get turned round in double quick time. Although not always possible we do try our best! It also helps when the team come to you with a clear idea of […]


The Cone Website Launched!

In the second of our 3 part website launch, this week, we’re bringing you The Cone – Banbury! Having produced the brand, prior to The Cone opening, we are delighted to be launching the website now too! From a hand drawn logo concept to a brand concept and website that delivers consistency across all marketing […]

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Banbury Cricket Club Website Launched!

In the first of a few websites, we are hoping to launch soon, we are delighted to present the new Banbury Cricket Club website today! This is phase one of the website development plan, focussing on a fresh new design that truly represents the progressive path the club is looking to take both on and […]


Don’t Be Fooled by Fake DDoS Attacks

If you’ve been following the news lately, you may have heard about a spate of DDoS attacks hitting websites around the world. But just because you’ve heard about them doesn’t mean you’re immune – in fact, your website may be especially vulnerable to these attacks if you’re using WordPress. Don’t let yourself be fooled by […]

How to find a web developer

How to Choose a Web Development Company: The Ultimate Guide

Anyone who has spent time shopping for a new car knows how difficult it can be to find the perfect model. From various price points, features and manufacturers, it can be almost dizzying trying to whittle the selection down to just one car. And that’s before you start looking at specific makes and models.  Creating […]

How much does a website cost?

How Much Does a Website Cost?

Trying to figure out how much a website should cost can feel like a daunting task. After all, there are seemingly endless choices and options when it comes to creating a website.  In this post, we’ll try to demystify the process and help you understand what goes into website pricing. By the end, you’ll hopefully […]

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Can I Host My Own Website?

When it comes to hosting a website from home, the question is not whether it can be done, but rather if it should be done. There are a number of security risks to consider before making the decision to host your website from your home computer. One of the biggest risks is that your computer […]

Ninja Forms Vulnerability Alert - Act now to avoid disruption

Ninja Forms – Update Today!

All Ampersand Studio clients, on a maintenance contract, are confirmed as being safe against this latest threat. Popular WordPress plugin, Ninja Forms Contact Form, is a drag and drop contact form builder installed on over 1 million websites. A vulnerability has been detected that has been given severity of critical and a patch has been […]

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