Posts by Andy Reading
Website speed has never been so important
A massive speed boost for your website Google favours fast websites and so do your customers. Faster websites rank higher in search results, increase conversion rates, and keep users happy. Our new optimised WordPress hosting can boost page load speed …
We’re hiring a Support Desk Coordinator / Trainee Web Developer
We’re looking for an enthusiastic new recruit to start their web development career with us as a Support Desk Coordinator and Trainee Web Developer. We’re looking for somebody with enthusiasm and a strong desire to learn and improve their web …
We’re hiring a talented website designer!
We’re looking for a talented graphic designer to join us and help make beautiful, accessible and useable websites. If you’ve got a natural flair for design, a strong creative streak, some experience of web design, and like working with clients …
Community fund news: York Mind
As part of our ethical policy, Castlegate IT has a Community Fund pot, for which our staff nominate and vote on recipients each quarter. At the end of 2016 our staff selected York Mind to receive the latest donation. York …
Changes to Google Local Search
We’ve dropped off the business listings! What can you do to get us back to number one? We’ve been hearing that a lot over the last few weeks. Many websites have dropped a few places and are not appearing in …
Felines funded from Castlegate’s community pot
Director and cat lover Andy Reading adopted his furry friend from York Cats Protection in 2013. He put forward the nomination after the delays in their adoption centre and the flooding of their charity store across the road from us on Walmgate. We’re pleased to be able to contribute to the feeding, treatment of housing of unwanted cats until they can be re-homed.
Castlegate IT rides a big bad ride
Team Castlegate rode this year’s Big Bad Bike Ride. Our team consisted of five Castlegate employees/directors and one former employee, most of whom were first time Big Bad Bike Riders and half of whom had never ridden long distances before in their lives! As a team we raised almost £800 and would like to thank all our clients, friends and family who supported us.
Ten ways to keep WordPress secure
The quality and security of a WordPress-based website relies on the knowledge and approach of the developers. We share our top ten developer considerations for keeping your installation secure.
Why do websites get hacked?
In this article we explore the basics of website attacks, the motivation behind them, and some common ways in which attackers can get unauthorised access. This is not a technical article, and assumes no prior web security knowledge – it aims to provide an overview of the sort of website hacking that we see most often.
Our recipe for WordPress security
WordPress is a powerful and secure content management system (CMS) when used correctly. The quality and security of a WordPress-based website relies on the knowledge and approach of the developers. Castlegate IT are expert developers in WordPress and understand how to use it to build professional, robust and secure content-managed websites.