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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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Are You WordPress 6.0 Ready?

WordPress 6.0 is coming soon, but is your website ready for it? As with any major update it’s always worth planning in advance to ensure you’re not going to end up with a broken website! Some things to consider: Is my theme compatible? Are my plugins compatible? Will auto update take care of it? Do …

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GDPR Compliance

GDPR – What’s All The Fuss?

GDPR is the biggest change to privacy laws in the last 20 years and replaced the 1998 Data Protection Act. The digitalisation of our lives, since 1998, has brought about the requirement to update the 1998 Act. So what does it all mean? GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and came into force on …

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Case study of web development project by Ampersand Studio

Case Study: The Loft Beauty Rooms

What a stunning website this turned out to be! There was a need for the online presence of The Loft Beauty Rooms to be modernised and be more representative of the personality of The Lofty Ladies and we couldn’t have been happier to make this come true! Visit Website It must be said that the …

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Limited by Name, Limitless by Nature!

Ampersand Studio is now a Limited company! The full company name will be Ampersand Studio Oxon Ltd. but we’ll continue to trade as Ampersand Studio and nothing else will really change! You’ll still get the same exceptional customer service, the same support for your website and the same high speed, secure hosting services. Despite our …

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Is your Wordpress site in danger?

Is Your WordPress Site In Danger?

On 2nd March, iThemes, the company behind plugins such as iThemes Security, announced that it’s been discovered that over 400 plugins and 25 themes were using as insecure version of the Freemius Framework, which could affecting the security of thousands of WordPress websites. – Not sure what all this means? Let’s break it down! [Edit: …

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