We are usually asked about:

Will my website be compliant with the EU Law on cookies?

It is now a legal requirement for any website that has visitors from the European Union to gain consent from your visitors if you use cookies on your site (most websites do). All our packages include full compliance with the EU Cookie Directive by providing a cookies notification for visitors to your site.

Can I run an online shop on my website?

Yes is the simple answer. You can have all the functionality of a shopping cart which keeps your customers on your website until they are ready to pay, where they are then directed to Paypal to pay either from a Paypal account or with a credit card – customers do not need a Paypal account to buy from your shop.
eCommerce integration is included with our eCommerce package or can be added as an optional extra to our CMS package. With any eCommerce solutions an SSL certificate is recommenced. An domain verified SSL certificate is included in our eCommerce package.

How do I get in touch with zaraboyle.com?

There are a couple of options can use to contact us:
Telephone: +44 (0)1691 831920
Mobile: +44 (0)7415 344704
Email: info@zaraboyle.com or use the Contact Us form

What about aftercare and support for my website?

I provide aftercare for all websites I make, usually above and beyond what is agreed. So don’t worry.
And you have any queries please feel free to contact me by phone or email

What about email and email addresses?

I will create email addresses for you from your hosting and will provide the necessary information required to create an email account on your computer or smartphone. However I do not set up email systems on your computer or smart phone etc.
If you do not wish to use your website email address we can create a forward to another address if required.
NB: hosting accounts may have this service as chargeable.

Do I pay 100% upfront or is the payment split into stages?

When the total project cost is less than £100 we do request total payment upfront. But when paying for services from zaraboyle.com that total more than £100 we will only ever ask for 50% upfront and then 50% upon completion of the project. If it make things easier we can, for our website customers, split the annual maintenance cost to monthly payments of £8.50 for non eCommerce Packages or £20 for eCommerce packages.

How can I make a payment for my project?

We accept 4 payment methods at zaraboyle.com.
Once an invoice is raised and sent to you via e-mail you can either pay by

  1. BACS,
  2. Online Bank Transfer
  3. PayPal (You do not need a paypal account to use paypal)
  4. Debit/Credit Card

Please note: that Debit/Credit Card payments will incur a 2.4% charge

Are domain registration and web hosting included?

Your choice of website package will include a domain name (e.g. www.example.com) for one year, and one year of web hosting for your new site. If after one year you are happy with the service you have received, we offer an annual ‘service’ package which includes hosting, domain registration fees and continued customer support for your site for just £85 per year. Web hosting is the place online where your website is saved and accessed by visitors, and all websites need to be hosted professionally. We use provide hosting on our Virtual Private Server (VPS) which is very fast and reliable.

What is an SSL Certificate?

An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certificate verifies a websites identity and enables an encrypted and secure connection between your website and your visitor’s web browser. 99.9% of web browsers recognise SSL Certificates, and will display a ‘padlock’ symbol or green ‘https’ in the browser address bar, assuring visitors of the authenticity of your website.

Why do I need an SSL Certificate?

An SSL Certificate is a must have for any e-commerce store or website that handle sensitive user data, especially those dealing with credit or debit payments. An SSL Certificate verifies your identity reassuring visitors that their personal data is safe in your hands.

Why is authentication and validation so important?

A signed SSL Certificate importantly demonstrates to visitors that your site can be trusted – sensitive information, such as credit card or bank details, can be exchanged with confidence

What is a domain name and where do I get one?

A domain name is the address that is linked to your new website – for example www.zaraboyle.com is the domain name for this website. If you haven’t already got a domain name I will help check for availability of your preferred name. I will explain the advantages of different types of domain names and I will register your domain name on your behalf. Domain name registration is included in the cost of all our website packages. Please note that domain names, although registered on your behalf are owned by you. Should you terminate hosting services with us you are free to transfer the domain name to another company however this will incur an admission fee of £20.

What about aftercare and support for my website?

I provide aftercare for all websites I make, usually above and beyond what is agreed. So don’t worry.
And you have any queries please feel free to contact me by phone or email

What about email and email addresses?

I will create email addresses for you from your hosting and will provide the necessary information required to create an email account on your computer or smartphone. However I do not set up email systems on your computer or smart phone etc. If you do not wish to use your website email address we can create a forward to another address if required. NB: hosting accounts may have this service as chargeable.

What can I edit on my website?

Once your website has been completed you are free to edit your website at will. You can add more pages, text, images, videos, graphic images and much more. You will simply have full control of the website as you own it 100%. What you cannot do is amend the theme or design

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Are domain registration and web hosting fees included?

Your choice of website package will include a domain name (e.g. www.example.com) for one year, and one year of web hosting for your new site. If after one year you are happy with the service you have received, we offer an annual ‘service’ package which includes hosting, domain registration fees and continued customer support for your site for just £85 per year. Web hosting is the place online where your website is saved and accessed by visitors, and all websites need to be hosted professionally. We use provide hosting on our Virtual Private Server (VPS) which is very fast and reliable.

What is website hosting?

Web hosting is the place online where your website is saved and accessed by visitors, and all websites need to be hosted professionally. We use Hosting Ireland for all our websites as they provide a very fast and reliable service.

What is a domain name?

A Domain name is your address on the internet, the www.domainname.com. Domain names are effectively rented and incur an annual cost from £10 upwards All our packages include the first years domain name registration, web hosting and support.

What is Content?

Content is all the information on your website. Google likes content to be updated and rewards this with better ranking so it is a good idea to regularly add or amend your content especially on the home page. Words and text contain the most content as seen by Google and other search engines. Pictures have a little bit if correctly used and Flash, the software that makes sites look ‘cool‘ has none unless very carefully done.

What will I have once I agree to a website with you?

  • Pay your previously agreed non refundable deposit.
  • Choose a domain name. If you already have one we will need the DNS servers details to change on your domain account or you can provide us with temporary login details to your domain account so that we can change the DNS server to point to our web hosting.
  • Provide text and images for your website.
  • Review ‘work-in-progress’ site.
  • Confirm receipt of test emails, forms, shopping cart payments, if necessary.
  • Make final payment for website
  • Then tell everyone you are up and running!

How to enter a post (news item)

Posts are entries that display in reverse order on your home page and or latest news page.
The idea is to add a new post each time you have something to say and not to amend to most recent post. This will build a news history to your site and show visitors that your website is current.

To write a post:

1. Log in to your WordPress ADMINISTRATION PANEL (Dashboard)
2. Click the POSTS tab.
3. Then click the ADD NEW sub-tab.
4. Start filling in the blanks: enter your post title in the upper field, and enter your post body content in the main post editing box below it.
5. As needed, select a category, add tags, and make other selections from the sections below the post. (Each of these sections is explained below.)
6. When you are ready, click Publish

Top tips when posting.
You can say or show the world anything you like on your WordPress web site but here are a few tips you need to know to help you write your posts in WordPress.

Practice Accessibility
To be compliant with web standards for accessibility, be sure to include ALT and TITLE descriptions on links and images to help your users, such as <a title=”Zara Boyle website link” href=”http://www.zaraboyle.com”>zaraboyle.com</a>.

Use Paragraphs
No one likes to read writing that never pauses for a line break. So, break your writing up into paragraphs, use double spaces between your paragraphs. WordPress will automatically detect these and insert <p> HTML paragraph tags into your writing.

Use Headings
If you are writing long posts, break up the sections by using headings, small titles to highlight a change of subject.
In HTML, headings are set by the use of h1, h2, h3, h4, and so on. The format (Size and Colour) of these has been set within the site so its just case of selecting the one you want to use from your editing dropdown menu whilst using the Visual Editor

Spell Check and Proof
There are spell check Plugins available, but even those can’t check for everything. Some serious writers will write their posts in a text editor with spell check, check all the spelling and proof it thoroughly before copying and pasting into WordPress. Think before you post
Ranting on blogs and social media is commonplace today, but take a moment and think about what you are writing. Remember, once it is out there, it can be seen by many and crawled by search engines; and taking things back is harder once it is public. Take a moment to read what you’ve written before hitting the Publish button. When you are ready, share it with the world!

Write frequently
Write as frequently as you can, but don’t let quantity get in the way of quality. Your viewers come for content, not to spend time reading useless stuff.
Don’t use too much slang
Not all the visitors will be from your part of the world so make sure people can understand easily.

Use pictures and videos
They make the pages colorful and viewers get to see a little of your part of the world. They feel connected.

Keep it fresh
Don’t stop posting or amending updating your site. You don’t have to post every day but as a minimum we would suggest once a month. This not only lets you visitors know your site is active but the search engines too.

Save your posts
Save your posts before you press the publish button. Anything can happen with your computer or with an internet connection and you don’t need to lose your post.

Insert Images into Posts and Pages.

When creating or editing a WordPress page or post, you can easily add images at any time using the WordPress Media Uploader tool.
Here’s how to add an image, step-by-step, using the media uploader:

Step 1 – Placing your cursor
In order to add an image to your page or post, you must first insert your cursor in the place in the text where you want the image to appear.
By placing your cursor within your text, you can add images inline with your content.You can also place your cursor on a blank line if you want the image to appear by itself instead.
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Tip: It’s a good idea to place your cursor on the left margin of your text, even if you want the image to appear on the right. That’s because there is a special setting called Alignment that allows you to control whether the image appears on the right or the left side of the text. It even controls how text flows around the image automatically.

Step 2 – Click the Add Media button
Once you’ve placed your cursor on the line where you want your image to appear, click on the Add Media button to launch the media uploader interface, and then select the Insert Media option from the list of actions in the left side of the media uploader window.
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Step 3 – Add or Select Your Image
You can add or select the image you want to add to your page or post by choosing from either of the following options in the center of the media uploader window:
• Upload Files: Upload the image you want to use from your computer by dragging it into the upload area.
• Media Library: Select from any previously uploaded images in the media library by clicking on the one you wish to add to your page or post.
Once you have selected or uploaded the image you want to add, You will see a checkbox next to the thumbnail confirming your selection, and see information about it displayed in the Attachment Details pane on the right hand side of the media uploader interface.

Step 4 – Attachment Detail
The Attachment Details pane displays a small un-cropped thumbnail of the image, as well as important information such as the filename, date uploaded, and image dimensions in pixels.
There are also action links that allow you to Edit Image, which takes you to the Edit Image page, or to Delete Permanently to remove the image from your site. In addition, you can edit the following media information:
• Title: We recommend you enter something meaningful eg Golden Gate and not img2345 that will help you search for the image in the future.
• Caption: If entered the caption text will be displayed below the image eg “The family visited the Golden Gate bridge during our San Francisco holiday
• Alternate Text: Enter the Alt text for the image, e.g. “The Mona Lisa” to describe the media for accessibility. We recommend this is completed for every image.
• Description: A description for this particular media.
Step 5 – Attachment Display Settings
The Attachment Display Settings pane controls how the image is displayed when viewed on the site.
You have options to set how you would like the image aligned on the page (in relation to the text and margins) and what the link behavior of the image will be, In addition you can set what size image you would like to display on your page.

Image Alignment
The Alignment setting allows you to determine where you would like the image to appear in your content area and how it interacts with any text on the page. You have the following image alignment options to choose from
• Left: Aligns the image on the left hand margin, and any text that is on the page wraps (or flows) around the image to the available space on the right.
• Right: Aligns the image on the right hand margin, and any text that is on the page wraps (or flows) around the image to the available space on the
• Center: Aligns the image to the center of the page, with no text displayed around it.
• None: Inserts the image in to the page with no alignment.
• Top row: Left and Right alignments. Bottom row: Center and “None” alignments
• Image Link: The Link To settings determine the URL/web address to which the image will be linked when clicked on by a visitor to your site. You can specify the following image link settings:
• Attachment Page: Links your inserted image to its WordPress media attachment page.
• Media File: Links your inserted image directly to the original, full-size version of the file.
• Custom URL: Allows you to set a custom link URL for your inserted image to link to when clicked.
• None: This setting will remove the link completely, rendering the image “un-clickable”.

Image Size
The Size settings determine the size of the image you are adding to your site. By default WordPress creates a range of four image size for you to choose from:
• Thumbnail: Displays a small thumbnail-sized version of your image on the page/post. Note, by default the Thumbnail size is a square, so some cropping of your original image may occur.
• Medium: Displays a medium-sized version of your image on the page/post. This is a good size to use with Left/Right alignments, as it leaves sufficient space for legible text to either side.
• Large: Displays a large-sized version of your image on the page/post. Note: WordPress will determine the width of the content column of your theme, and display the largest possible image for that space.
• Full Size: Displays a full-sized version of your image on the page/post. Note: WordPress will determine the width of the content column of your theme, and display the largest possible image for that space. If your original image is larger than this column width, the full size of the image may not be displayed.
Thumbnail, Medium, and Large image sizes (Image Alignment: Left)

Step 5 – Inserting the image
Once you have determined your image settings, click on the blue Insert into post or Insert into page button, to add the image to your page or post. After the image uploader window closes, you will see the image in the text editor window, including a preview of the alignment of the image, if you have specified an image alignment.
At any time, you can edit the image settings by clicking on the Edit Image button in the upper left hand corner. You can remove the image from your page/post by clicking on the Remove Image button.

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