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Praise for BackupBuddy

We integrate the premium plugin Backup Buddy in all our WordPress sites. WP is a complicated beast, and it is not unheard of for things to stop working after an update. Sometimes plugins don’t play nicely together when a new version is added, and on the odd occasion the whole site may stop working.

Backup Buddy allows us to:

  • Schedule backups to suit the individual client
  • Manage server migrations easily and smoothly
  • Move sites from a development environment to their new home
  • Reverse updates individually on a plugin by plugin basis if required
  • Deal quickly and efficiently  with disaster recovery should it ever be necessary

Here’s an example . . . .a recent update to a Facebook Feed plugin one of our clients was using stopped working when used in the sidebar. Using Backup Buddy’s file restore facility it was a matter of two or three minutes  to restore the  previous version of the plugin and get everything working again, something that might have taken ages to do manually. This premium plugin and the convenience and safety it offers is part of every Webcraft WP package.

A busy start to 2017

Just taking a short break to write what I see is this year’s first blog article. Ironic when you consider how many times I tell clients there is no point in having a blog or a FB page if you don’t post regularly !

So – without further ado, here are a few sites we have completed since the beginning of the year:

 

West Highland Yachting Week

This is a site for Scotland’s premier sailing regatta. They are a long-established client, but they needed a site they could get more ‘hands-on’ with, keeping entry lists and results pages updated easily, so we created a shiny new WordPress site for them.

We maintain the site and provide support free of charge as sponsors for this event.

 

 

Paradise Found

Paul Booth is a landscape gardener based in Aberdeenshire. We actually started Paul’s site last year, but he got too busy to send us the material  needed to complete it.

Fortunately we were able to pick the project up where we left off and it is now a thing of beauty. Needless to say the client is delighted.

 

 

 

Craignish Cruises

This local boat trip company takes customers into the infamous Corryvreckan whirlpool and on wildlife and whale watching trips.Argyll coast.

A new boat this season meant it was time for a dynamic new website as well. The Trip calendar allows holidaymakers to see exactly what trips are available when, and it is planned to add online booking in the near future.

 

 

Retreat 2 Crete

We’ve done a lot of holiday cottage sites for local businesses on the West coast of Scotland, but this is the first one for a villa in Crete.

The owner wanted something atmospheric, that would lure potential customers in.

This is the result. See what you think. 

 

 

Etive Boat Trips

 

It’s been a very boaty year so far, which suits us as we are sailors ourselves.

This is a site for a new boat trip company who will be taking holidaymakers up remote and dramatic  Loch Etive this season.