I don’t need a website, I get all of my business from FB

The importance of a strong online presence cannot be overstated, especially for small business owners and sole traders. While social media platforms offer an excellent avenue for reaching customers and building a brand, relying solely on them may be a short-sighted approach. Here are compelling reasons why small business owners and sole traders should consider…

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The Importance of Email Authentication

With the current agenda of big tech to reduce spam, small business owners must grasp the significance of email authentication protocols like SPF, DKIM, and DMARC to ensure their messages effectively reach their intended recipients. These protocols play a crucial role in verifying the authenticity of emails, mitigating the risks of phishing attacks, and enhancing…

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It’s good to talk.

Many business owners see their website as a stand-alone tool – whether that is an online shop, a marketing tool for capturing potential client details, or simply a shop window. What you may not be aware of, or may have seen the jargon and clicked the back button, is that many online services have the…

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When things go wrong…

We saw a Facebook ad this week for a well-known online store builder. It was for a plugin that would back up your data to prevent you losing all of your products due to user error. We found this funny and terrifying in equal measure. This is why…. With our service ALL of your data…

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COVID-19 Update

At McEniff Towers it is business as usual. Both in terms of work being carried out, and the service levels from our partners. If you do have any concerns then please do get in touch.    

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WordPress Plugin Security

There has been lots of bad press recently for a range of WordPress plugins with security vulnerabilities. Our sites do use WordPress plugins; none of which are currently subject to the issues reported in the press. We keep the number of plugins used in our sites to a bare minimum, and only those that we…

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Pretty Crazy Stuff

I’ve been ‘messing around’ with the internet since I bought my first desktop PC from Dixons in the late 90s. My first website was built after reading a huge tome which was essentially a dictionary of HTML. There was a lot of trial and error… Since those distant days of dial up internet, I’ve been…

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