Tom Rankin

Tom Rankin

About Tom Rankin

Tom Rankin is a musician, vegan, and Staff Writer at WordCandy. When he’s not writing about WordPress, he’s on the look out for the ideal beard comb.

4 Simple Steps to Tweak Avada for Better Sales With WooCommerce

2018-10-31T16:19:33+00:00June 22nd, 2018|6 Comments

When it comes to selling products with your Avada website, the WooCommerce eCommerce plugin is king.

The Automattic-owned giant is the most widely used WordPress e-commerce solution in existence, currently powering over 30% of all online stores. However, because of how great it looks out of the box, it’s very tempting to stick with the default display options – meaning your storefront could end up looking similar to the thousands of others plying their trade.


4 Key Elements of a Great Photography WordPress Website

2018-10-31T16:21:37+00:00June 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Your photography is creative and stunning, and those qualities should also apply to your website. However, if the thought of tackling the design and development of your site sounds overwhelming, you’ll likely need a helping hand – something with great foundations that that can be built upon to help match your unique requirements.


The 500 Internal Server Error: Why It Happens, and How to Fix It in WordPress

2018-10-31T16:23:28+00:00June 8th, 2018|0 Comments

In a previous post, we looked at how to combat the dreaded White Screen of Death (WSoD) – but that’s not the only error that can ravage your WordPress website and leave you tearing your hair out. The 500 Internal Server error is just as damaging (and potentially confusing) to fix.


The White Screen of Death: Why It Happens, and How to Fix It in WordPress

2018-08-31T10:49:17+00:00October 5th, 2017|4 Comments

The ‘White Screen of Death’ (WSoD) is a horrible error for a website owner to encounter – one of the worst, in fact – especially if you don’t have the knowledge to fix it. With only a blank screen staring back at you, there’s absolutely no indication of what’s happened, and no way of knowing what to do next.


The 6 Reasons You Should Choose WordPress for Your Website

2018-11-01T06:08:30+00:00May 29th, 2017|9 Comments

There are a number of solutions available for creating websites, each with their own advantages, disadvantages and fanatical user bases championing each of them. This means finding the solution to publish your content could be tough. Make the wrong choice and you’re potentially stuck with a platform that causes you headaches and grief further down the line.


Head to Head: A Comparison Between AMP and Instant Articles for WordPress

2018-09-04T12:26:09+00:00May 18th, 2017|4 Comments

Web browsing on mobile devices has steadily increased from the early ’00s, to the point where we’re now consuming more content from mobile devices than any other platform. While ‘mobile-first’ and responsive design initiatives have been popular in recent years, less attention has been paid to how quickly web pages load on mobile devices.


The Beginner’s Guide to Integrating AMP With WordPress

2018-08-31T12:45:56+00:00April 28th, 2017|8 Comments

Smartphone and tablet usage in the US has reached tipping point, with reports suggesting that over 60% of digital media time in the US is spent on our devices. Unfortunately, developer’s attitudes have taken a long time to catch up when it comes to our mobile experience. Concepts such as ‘responsive design’ and ‘mobile-first’ have been steps in the right direction, but work on improving our mobile browsing speed has been lacking.


4 Creative Ways to Engage Church Members Using Avada

2018-12-20T03:09:29+00:00April 20th, 2017|6 Comments

Your website is much like an old-fashioned paper newsletter. It provides instant information on your church and its activities, all from the comfort of the reader’s home. And just like a paper newsletter, your website has to appeal to those viewing it. Your church may provide a great deal of value to your community, with activities and opinions of real interest to your congregation, but if your website can’t convince members to get involved, all that good work may go unnoticed.


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