5 Facts You Need To Know About Our New Website Redesign – 2018

Because we value our clients and our users, after months of hard work, we are delighted to officially announce the launch of our new website redesign, www.aai-ug.com having you in mind.

We hope you find the new website fresh, simple, easy and modern. We endeavored to make sure it contains valuable information to assist you improve on the quality of your brand, products and service delivery in terms of creative digital design, website design, commercial printing and social media marketing.

 We understand the value of a cleaner, more professional design to suit our rapidly growing audience therefore constant improvements will help us keep up to date.


Amongst the new features, the site now is accessible via https with an easier and simpler domain name. We have warmly integrated a testimonial section and social media platforms and the latest being our one week open twitter account (aai_ug) to foster improved communication with our clients, users and the creative industry as a whole. We will be constantly updating our content with helpful information, articles, blogs, company announcements and client successes in the testimonials section.


Nowadays, it’s extremely important for any business to have a nice-looking, easy-to-use responsive website. Here at African Art Innovations Ltd, we strive to design and create world class websites in Uganda and the world over.

Our company website is an essential element that users base their first impression on and therefore we would love to treat our visitors and clients to a world class experience.

Although website redesign always implies a lot of work, time allocation and a budget, all this is nothing compared to the excitement of having a brand-new online presence at the end of the process that we are proud to show and share with everyone.

1. Domain

Our domain name has changed from www.innovationsafrica.com to www.aai-ug.com which is simpler and easier.  We have also implemented some of the best SEO techniques to retain our search engine result pages. We trust that you will use this to find us!

2. Responsiveness

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African Art Innovations Ltd resp

Three years ago, google began to prioritise indexing websites with responsive layouts thus non responsive websites had to be ditched down the road sooner than later. We don’t want to be left out! You can now easily get to view search results of our website via your smartphone.

It was so easy for companies to maintain their desktop-only sites several years ago when people didn’t use their mobile devices to shop, order food, do research and connect with their friends according to Forbes.com council.

Nowadays, users may be looking at our site from a desktop, laptop, tablet or many variations of mobile devices. And they expect a seamless experience from all of these entry points. People want to make sure that if they saved anything on mobile; it is still there when they go to the site on their laptop. They want to be able to do the research on their phones and share the information they’ve found on our site with friends and colleagues. And we could lose these people as customers if our site does not provide a smooth experience across all devices and this is exactly what we wanted you to have on the www.aai-ug.com website.

3. Elegant and fits 2018 web design trends

We feel happy and proud at the same time that our new baby is born with a slick new and elegant design above all, mixing up with 2017-2018 web design trends. We pride ourselves by saying that if we haven’t been there, let this be out there and be the only platform to beat the competition.

We at African Art Innovations Ltd are always on the lookout for recent developments in website design in order to provide reassurance to our visitors and clients that the company is growing and on top of the latest trends and technologies.

4. Fast, simple and secure

aai-ug.com domain
aai-ug.com domain

When we talk about being fast, we are basically referring to the page load time verses our local internet speeds. Its design being simple makes it lite and fast though this kind of work takes and consumes chunks of development hours in decision making, the result is worth the hard work. However,  we just didn’t leave it there. A few years ago, all major browsers hugely started to support https enabled websites including search engines such as Google. According to Search Engine Land, Google announced that it would rank better and faster https enabled websites. Https stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol SECURE. All private data is protected against man in the middle attacks and this makes both our site visitors and us to be safer.

Easy To Use Navigation

Technology is evolving and changing so fast. Someone who is on top of the latest trends and understands users’ behavior is able to move far ahead in the game. We therefore did our research on the global website industry to see what other big players are doing and the new features developed and implement that functionality to provide the best user experience and convert them into customers.

5. One of its kind in Uganda

One of the things we believe in is starting up and standing out. Having been in the creative industry now on the verge of making five years, we have witnessed the capacity of what our competition can offer on table, what their online platforms look like, work like and perform like and therefore, we didn’t want to be like “any other thing” on the creative scene in Uganda. So we have spent time the right way by crafting an out of the box slick website that rhythms with our minds, team, clients and the creative industry at large.

In conclusion – DON’T BE LEFT OUT 🙂

We encourage you to visit and explore our new website redesign as we have expanded our resources giving you a wider range of products and available services to deliver the most updated and relevant information on creative digital design and commercial printing scene in Uganda and elsewhere thus giving you the best fix for your company or organization.

Since designed and created world class websites that are easy and fast are our main aim here at African Art Innovations Ltd, visit our web portfolio on our website design page and experience quality at its best.

Worry not if you are having a hard time getting ahead with your social media marketing campaign. We can help you get started on the right track. Check out social media marketing for more information on how you can become a Facebook and twitter fandom as well as view testimonials from some of our clients. You can get your quote today here.

Get insights on how you can become a business guru and improve on your business in the digital era worldwide today on our blog.

If you have any questions or feedback you would like to share with our team, please do so by filling out the form on our contact us page. You can also connect to us via Facebook and Twitter.

We look forward to staying connected!

A Cost Effective, Reliable Service Provider: What Makes Us Unique?

A Cost Effective, Reliable Service Provider: What Makes Us Unique?

A Cost Effective, Reliable Service Provider
A Cost Effective, Reliable Service Provider


African Art Innovations (AAI) is a steadfast growing and upstart company with delivery of excellent services at its heart, and reliability as its backbone. With a virtuous dedication to help growing businesses and organisations widen their customer base, we aim at proliferation of their sales. At AAI, we do this through strategic product innovations that are customized specifically for their businesses. Our top priority is meeting and exceeding the expectations of our customers.

Through experience, we are optimistic and confident about our clients’ growth so we are certain about what they need exactly, what will work for them, and what will take them to their dream position.

In our principles at AAI, we believe that a growing company or business needs profile-raising in order to be acknowledged and located as well as ability to be contacted by potential clients, customers, partners and many others. We therefore cover this whole initial chapter for our clients through our different reliable, excellent and professional services. I will now take you through our services that are exquisitely perfect for your growing company.

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Putting your Ideas Onto Paper

Initially, for a growing company, logo designs and print material are an undoubtedly authentic requisite for promotion. For outstanding promotional items for a fresh new look in potential customers’ eyes, AAI designs logos, banners, postcards, business cards, brochures and flyers, posters, books, magazines, Identity CardsCalendars and all that you need. We make a coverage for you in Graphic Design and Commercial Printing to avail the best for your company.



Website Design at African Art Innovations Ltd
Website Design at African Art Innovations Ltd

Web Designing and Hosting at AAI Ltd

Through Hostaai.com at AAI, Website Design and Domain Registration are already covered for you. In the contemporary world, it is paramount for your business to be on the internet, accessible for worldwide review and thus, recognition and ability to be contacted. As we all know, internet has now developed into the major battle arena and market place for businesses. You wouldn’t want to be left out. For your website design and hosting, AAI has got it all in accomplishment. Buy your domain name from us, we have great service for you. Then for your web hosting, our web hosting has everything you need to make your website a success. When you host with us, you have a peace of mind that your site is safe in the right hands. You won’t regret at any time because our goal is to take your goal to achievement.




Mobile Apps Development

With mobile phones as a new trend that has greatly improved in diversity, AAI is still on for your mobile and application development. Worldwide, people have followed the trend of mobile phones and these as well as computers have become the main gadgets for daily functioning of activities. AAI helps you keep up with the best mobile technology and mobile designs by building mobile versions of websites to creating new custom iPhone and Android apps. We build approachable websites which automatically become active on your screen and browsing environment. We ensure that your phone apps are technologically on point.



Gorilla Arts Africa
Gorilla Arts Africa

Buy and Sale Products and Services Online (E-Commerce)

We have E-commerce solutions that enable you to buy and sell your products online. Like I had asserted already, internet has become a center of business transactions, negotiations, partnerships, marketing, u can name it. With this, you can make your business expand the customer base. We ensure your transactions are secure by creating a secure platform and a merchant account. A merchant account will directly funnel revenue into your bank account with little overhead or hassle. I will give an example: AAI has availed ecommerce solutions to Gorilla Arts Africa and you can easily view their products online. You can transact, purchase, and do any kind of business with Gorilla Arts Africa. This will as well do for your business. If  you want to sell your products online and enhance your sales and transactions, AAI should be your first priority.


Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere

In society, it is always inevitable for people to have an urge to express their views, concerns and un satisfactions. Through advocacy, AAI supports and enables people to access information and services that defend and promote their rights. With an advocate in AAI we are able to represent and defend your cause. At AAI, we hold our clients as our first priority and excellent service delivery as our goal. With advocacy, we confidently make sure that your cause is defended and brought to book.

Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere. Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes.




While, it is obvious that business people normally have a comprehensive range of skills, changes within the business around wider economic climate, or other unexpected circumstances, can result into a gap that cannot be filled with the existing skills within the business. When such a situation arises, it is inevitable for these people to approach a specialist consultant who can provide the skills necessary to deal with the situation. At AAI our consultants are extraordinarily situated not only to analyse the mishap in your business, but also to suggest highly effective approaches to address and fill the gap in your business.

Every growing business deserves a reliable service provider to greatly support it in being recognized, contacted and approached by all potential clients, customers, partners, and the world in its large business structure. We ensure reliability at AAI and you can trust us. Trust us with your business and we will satisfy you with our services.


6 Tips on How to do Market Research for your New Business Idea

The year is soon ending and everyone is already planning for the coming year, so many people who have new ideas and so very many businesses are starting off as soon as the new year kicks off. Well this is not bad in fact it’s a great deal in fighting unemployment but with a new business at hand, you need to know how you are going to get your products or service to your clients and referred to as market research.

How Are You Going to Market your Products or Services? Have you Researched about the Available Market?

So, lets see how we can go by this whole new business before us and How we are going take it step by step.

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We all know the word marketing but most people don’t really know what it means, google defines it as an action or business of promoting and selling products or services including market research and advertising. Another complex term is marketing research which is a process that links the producers, customers and end users to the marketer through information used to identify marketing opportunities and problems.

Basic Research about your Competitors

Before producing samples of your product, first check out your to be competitors, find out how much they charge for each product or service they render to the people. Find out how they get to the people that is what type of market they target. Find out everything from how they organize their offices, shops, kiosk or whatever they use to the last step of the whole selling process.
This is good because it gives you an insight of what you are about to join and you get a chance to make changes and adjustments and this can make things easy for you.

Client Taste and Preferences

After this, make some samples of your products and try to distribute it to the people around you and let them test or taste and compare it with the products of other producers then ask them for their honest opinion, this will help you so much to change and make your product unique in any possible way. You will be able to know what is missing in your product that others have and how to add it in. Don’t be selfish remember two heads are better than one we need everyone around us in business.

Market Research

The next step is looking for market and this is what is referred to as market research. This is an important step in the life of every business and it is the door opener to your new business. Below are some of the things you should put into consideration.

1. Availability of the Opportunity

Determine if the opportunity exists, is there a chance that such products are on demand or if it’s a new innovation is it a necessity to the public. If the opportunity does exist, then you know you are on track and this will work.

2. Get to know who your competitors are

Market Research 1
Market Research 1

As I had mentioned above this is important because you use their loopholes and weaknesses to make your business better. Visit as many outlets as you can, ask questions and make appointments with your competitors and learn more about how they operate the business. This is some strategy billionaires like Tai Lopez have used and they testify to it that it works.

3. Find out about the consumer behavior changes

The demand for every product changes at one point, seasons determine how the consumers will buy a given product for example heavy rain coats have no demand in a hot season, so find out if your product or service is seasonal.

Knowing the consumer behavior changes through market research will help you prepare for the different seasons early enough. Also find out what the consumers prefer, this will help you supply exactly what people want and this will raise the demand hence making more sales and also giving your product more publicity.

4. Possible Number of Customers / Clients

You need to know how many people are in a given area, is it a town, school, church or hospital area? Such places have more people compared to other places and this means the market is bigger here. This will help you know where to supply more or less and what products are needed more in such areas.

5. Number of Competitors in the Business Location

Next you need to know which area has a larger number of such business. Here in Kampala, there are places known for specific businesses for example kiseka market so most people go to these places because prices tend to be lower due to the tight competition. Are you also planting your business that side or are you planning to make it different?

6. Look for areas that will be most receptive to the product


If your product is for hospital use, then you have to stage your business around pharmacies and hospitals not schools and churches, such areas will be the most receptive and the demand will be high.

Well, this topic is so broad and I can’t exhaust it now so am going have to bring you part 2 and discuss further on the remaining areas including publicity and advertisement and so much more. 


Client’s Satisfaction is Key for Building your Business

It is usually a miscalculation for a business to devotedly focus on increasing its own profits putting aside the unfathomable influence devotion on client’s satisfaction has on the building of the business. Ironically, this may be looked at as an unclear strategy, but for those whose businesses have focused on satisfying the customers, a great deal of growth has been achieved.

Customer retention  confirms client’s satisfaction

Client's Satisfaction
Client’s Satisfaction

Similarly, it is an irrational move for a business to put its devotion on making new customers without having a devotion to satisfying the already existing customers. It is true, every single business needs to make new customers, but it should never be forgotten that every business’ easiest, reliable and most available source of new revenue directly comes from the devoted customers who are familiar with the business and have been served well. It is evident that those customers who have been served with devotion to their satisfaction, will undoubtedly contribute to the growth of your business by returning to your business for more services. This automatically, helps your business to maintain customers.

To me, maintenance of customers means attraction of more and more customers. And this is what will trigger the growth of your business. I will now roll to how these two are connected.

Maintenance of customers by devoting to satisfying them

Customers have always been a mystery in the field of business, many times they have moved from business to business in search of the same, but better services. Ideally, this is due to unsatisfactory from their previous service providers. Therefore, for a customer to stay and be devoted to your services, it is essential and of great value for you to devote your business on customer / client’s satisfaction.

Knowing your customers’ needs is very crucial in the process of satisfying them

This can be done through requesting customers for feedback, making follow up and helping them sell more to their customers. That is if your business is selling to other businesses. This is undoubtedly a way of devotion and when customers realise that you are willing to listen to them and that you care for their growth that much, they will appreciate it and want to give you their business. Therefore, the best way to gain more profit from customers is to support them in increasing sales to their customers. Businesses that always satisfy their customers gain loyalty from their customers. When customers become loyal and enjoy your company, they campaign for you and support you at all times.

Satisfied customers are easier to sell to, new products and services, and can easily make sales for your business

Client's Satisfaction
Client’s Satisfaction

Your satisfied customers will enjoy letting other people know about your business. Their friends and family are their first target and this attitude gives them a good first impression which will make the work easy for your business’ sales team. Provision of reliable services means catching the attention of a wide range of customers who will undoubtedly lead to increase in more customers. Naturally, the connection between human beings is that they will always inform each other about what is working out for them and who is making it happen. Some people will always find out about your business through success of other people who are satisfied by the services from your business.

Satisfied customers are at good terms even with an increase in prices

This loyalty of customers makes them comfortable even when you decide to increase the prices. They feel comfortable with the services and therefore can easily adjust to the new prices more reliably than the new customers. This is a crucial moment for your business when you can easily increase prices and customers can easily adhere to the increase. This will mean increased sales and profits from your customers who love what you provide to them.

Focus on client’s satisfaction is one way of being a reliable business

A business people can trust, a business that is serving to be served. A business that a client can entrust its activities reliably with no fear of focus on their own interests. Such a business is sure to grow, growing with its customers.

At African Art Innovations, clients’ needs are our direct focus points and we focus on satisfying all their needs. To us, this is a dedication, a quality that we value, putting aside our own needs. To AAI, a client’s satisfaction is an achievement and a goal to attain. Our clients enjoy the best services, and through understanding what they need, we give them more than what they thought they needed, we make do the best out of the good they need. Our clients’ satisfaction is our joy, and our growth. They grow, we grow and we grow together.

10 Reasons Why Your Business Needs A Website Today That Wins Customers

Website Design at African Art Innovations Ltd
Website Design at African Art Innovations Ltd

A Business Needs A Website not to be like a closed book sealed with no accessibility to be read.

Without a website, people cannot even know that you do exist. You may think that your business does not really need a website and some people even feel that it’s expensive for them and therefore take a website to be just like a luxury for their businesses.

However, a website is one way for your business ideas to be accessed by your targeted people. These can be potential customers, potential partners and many others. To me, a website is your market place. A place where your services can be accessed. It is your first encounter with your clients. It is therefore paramount to stress that a business needs to have a website. Yes, it is of great importance for a business to have a website.
A website is key to your business’ success and I will cite for you 10 reasons why your business needs a website.

1.People, especially your customers, will stay informed and updated

A website is your online image of your business, services and everything your business has to offer. Through your website, customers are able to kip updated with new products of your business, promotional products, activities and you will always avail the rest of the world with all the information about your business.

2. Your business will always be accessible 24hrs through your website.

A website is always accessible and available to both your constant customers and your potential customers all the 24 hours of the day. A website therefore will be providing them with the ease of go through your services, promotions, activities and the news even out of your working time. This great service of being accessible even beyond your working time is a great impression of success and reliability as a business.

3. Your small business will gain credibility and recognition

As it is evident in the modern era, people use the internet to explore the products or services that they need. Through this, when accessed on internet, your small business will automatically gain credibility and be trusted by having a website. Without a website, your potential customers will definitely run to your competitors who have a website. Similarly, it is obvious that having a well-designed website, will improve your business’ image more than a poorly designed website. This is why you need to get an expertise company to design your website.

4. A website gives you a stage on which to display your services

A website is an amazing place to exhibit your work and services. It brings out the outlook of your business, displays your image gallery, and expresses your ideas plus your best services. In short, your website is a mirror that reflects your business image to everyone who checks it. A website displays all the activities, taking place and it has the ability to attract all people including those who don’t know about your business.

5. A website broadens your business’ target market

A business needs a website because it provides an alternative location to sell your products from a small scale to a larger group of market. This is enabled through selling your products online. Selling products online is not only for big businesses. Even retail businesses can sell their products online. Through e-commerce websites which are designed to facilitate online transactions, sales and transactions are made easier and wider. Since internet has taken over the whole businesses industry, it’s important for your business to utilize this great opportunity and increase the sales and the market.

6. A website facilitates and improves customer service

A website is one way of communicating with your customers. A website gives a good image to your customers, and updates them. By availing them with your menu, adding your articles, making newsletters and updating your activities and new brands. You can have a website that uploads newsletters to answer all customer’s questions and keeping you updated. There’s no better way to provide to your customers with a value added service than by sharing information on your website.

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7. A website saves your money

Having a website will save you the cost of having to do vigorous marketing, and then intensive print outs like flyers and brochures. This is true because anyone can access your website at any time through the computer or the phone. The information on the website is able to inform all your potential customers about your services, products and promotional activities.

8. A website saves you time

It is true that availing information to customers usually takes time. Whether it’s through the phone, emails, brochures, this usually takes time. However, with a single click on the website, your customers are already being communicated to. Apparently, when your website is up and running, it is automatically available to your customers and this saves your time. Through your saved time, your increase.

9. A website helps your business to keep up with the competition

You may not notice it, but your competitors are online. They have websites and are getting ahead of your business. Definitely, when your customers are searching for your products and services, and can’t find your website, they will definitely go to your competitors who have websites. This is a dangerous move which can make you lose your customers.

10. A website attracts new customers

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A website has the potential to attract new customers. Usually as people surf the internet, they come across a variety of businesses’ products, services and information. They therefore come across businesses that they actually never new existed. Potential customers are always on the lookout on the internet, you wouldn’t want to miss out on these.

Websites tell the whole world what your business is like, your services, your vision, your strength, therefore, a website is a great part of your sales team. Having a website will definitely boost your business. You can have your website today.

Printing and Design Services

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Print design in its own sense is a graphic design

This is a creative process of producing a visual communication and presentation that is performed in order to convey a specific message or messages from your business to a targeted audience (here I mean clients, customers, potential partners etc.) purposely made for printing. In this field we mean logos, flyers, business cards, books, brochures, magazines, calendars, and many others. Thus, together with a solid logo design, your marketing materials are the face of your business. They are your visual identity, the representation of your brand.

Having effective, well-designed print marketing materials will contribute to the credibility of your business, and build brand recognition. These can be like well-dressed dummies in or at the entrance of a shop to attract customers. Your branding creates a visual and emotional connection with your customers, and good design can be the reason people do or don’t buy from you.

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At African Art Innovations Ltd, we have your design and printing covered. AAI can design a fresh new look that will get your business noticed.  Looking to create a professional and strong image for your company? Design and Print is your solution because design can tell a story about your business.  It’s important that people get a feel for what a business does even if they’ve never heard of it before. AAI is the right idea to put on your mind for this coverage. You know what they say: you only have one chance to make a first impression. Whether it’s a website or the logo in an email signature, potential customers will judge a business in just a few seconds based on visual appeal alone. High-quality graphic design gives businesses credibility and that’s priceless.

No matter how great a product or service, with poor design, it’s unlikely anyone will stick around the company’s website or keep its email long enough to find out. Print marketing can help you stand out from the competition. Because of the fact that web and digital marketing are more commonly being used, having print materials can actually work to your advantage. More businesses are starting to use web instead of print materials, so having professional print design in addition to a solid web marketing strategy can actually help you stay ahead of your competition.

Importance of print material to your business

  • Firstly, it is portable and tangible. Many consumers still prefer print. It gives them something solid and versatile that they can hold onto. Print materials give your customers something that is solid and lasts longer. These can be flyers, brochures, magazines and many others.
  • Another importance of print, not everyone is using the web. It is obvious that not everyone is computer savvy. Some potential clients may still prefer print materials to their online counterpart. Having print in addition to web marketing can ensure that you reach your target audience.

At African Art Innovations Ltd, our goal is to make sure that your business has the most effective visual identity and presence possible. We offer you marketing materials and services that you mostly need. Our goal is to determine what will work best for your unique business needs, and to make suitable recommendations that will help your business grow.

We are here to make sure that your business has an eye- catching and satisfactory image on every client and that you are equipped with all the marketing materials needed to make that happen. That’s what we are best at.

Hostaai.com has Re-Launched Again.

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Hostaai.com is a subsidiary of African Art Innovations Ltd. 

We (Hostaai.com) are specialized in  provision of innovative web hosting solutions. Our web hosting portfolio encompasses an enormous variety of web hosting packages, which offer generous hard drive space and monthly bandwidth allowances, domain registration & transfer options. All accounts can be easily administered via our multilingual web hosting Control Panel. A round-the-clock tech support service is offered as well.

It’s Faster, Better and Simple

The large selection of new options in the greatly improved main navigation menu will no doubt help you to discover new hosting horizons! We provide you with all the tools necessary to manage hosting accounts, as well as to track down all your Cpanel behavior. The outlook of all the pages has been reinvigorated so you can enjoy an ultimate browsing experience!Hostaai Support

This project has been developed during the last four weeks.

Some of the major changes:

  • It’s a one page site. This means you navigate our whole website via one single page
  • improved main navigation
  • all sections have been renamed and logically re-arranged
  • new features in the currency settings
  • new option in the Clients Control Panel
  • detailed General Statistics with a better tracking engine
  • the great level of optimization has been noted with the new layout and this means fast load speed
  • 100% responsive both on desktop and mobile.

After the launch of the new site layout, we will continue our work on the development of a better hosting platform based on a top-quality load balancing cluster technology. Furthermore, our services will soon support multi-currency pricing and payments.

For more information about Hostaai, visit the link HOSTAAI

African Art Innovations Ltd Donates

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On Sunday 20th March 2016, African Art Innovations Ltd donated a banner and offered to provide FREE website maintenance and hosting services to Gain Confidence Africa.

Gain Confidence Africa is an independent non- governmental, non-partisan and not for profit making but an organization driven by the desire to create confidence among the African children and the youth at large. This is aimed at enabling young people exploit the environment around them to attain what they lack other than concentrating on what they lack as a hindrance to their destination.

Gain Confidence Africa whose mission is to build a self-confident destined generation of youth who will face tomorrow’s challenges as opportunities through creation of a platform, where young people and their communities can share skills, participate in promoting human right awareness while exploring innate abilities towards lasting development built on a foundation of equity has the following objectives.

  • To develop skilled, self-sustaining, goal oriented, young people in and outside school with appropriate life skills that will foster financial discipline through development of a saving culture among children and youth for entrepreneur sustainability.
  • To promote social relationship and networking among young people through team work, mobilization of children, youth communities, institutions and policy makers to create a safe and supportive environment for growth and development of the youth.
  • To promote a reading culture among young people in school for quick approach to the general issues as well as encouraging young people to develop a sense of critical thinking about  violence, its causes, consequences and alternatives to bring justice and peace in their communities as future leaders of such areas.
  • To promote the general welfare of the children and the youth through addressing dangers of drug abuse and betting to those in and outside especially schools.
  • To search and develop talent among young people right from childhood in preparation for the future through self-expression, positive thinking upon their life as well as living a purpose driven life to realize their full potential as well as capacity.
  • To promote and develop patriotism among African children to treasure and love their country.


  • Mentorship and personal development
  • Reading together sessions
  • Talent development
  • Critical thinking development
  • Training on small income generating projects
  • Skill training on saving and financial management
  • Connection of different privileged groups
  • Career guidance
  • A look at Africa’s past achievements in science, mathematics among others
  • Training on patriotism for Africa that starts with where we are
  • Leadership training
  • Inspirational programs

As African Art Innovations Ltd, we set out to break new ground in the industry by creating systems and services looking at changing life, while simultaneously providing incomparable customer service in the field of art and technology so a need to put hand on the services provided by GCA geared to youth empowerment.

We therefore encourage anyother interested parties, youths and organisations who look at this noble cause as an opportunity to empower youths in there communities, schools etc to come on board.

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4 Ways to Prevent Image Theft in WordPress

4 Ways to Prevent Image Theft in WordPress

Image theft is a common problem that photographers deal with on a regular basis. Recently one of our readers asked if there was a way to prevent image theft in WordPress. In this article, we will share 4 ways to prevent image theft in WordPress powered websites.

Prevent Image Theft

About Image Theft and Copyright

Copyright laws are universal and applicable around the world. The original creator automatically becomes the copyright owner of their creative work. Even if they don’t mention it on their website, one should still assume that the content they are viewing is protected by copyright.

This includes images, text, videos, or any other form of content that you see on the web.

The problem is that images and text can be easily copied. Many people think that no one would notice if they stole an image and used it on their own website.

It is not only illegal but also unethical to steal other people’s work. There are many places where you can easily find royalty free and public domain images.

While it is flattering to see other people use your work in their own projects, sometimes it can be very frustrating to see a blatant disregard for your rights.

There is no way to completely stop people from stealing your images, but there are plenty of ways to discourage and prevent image theft on a WordPress website.

Here are the 4 most common ways to protect your images in WordPress.

1. Disable Right Click

Stealing images from your website is easy because a user can simply right click and select ‘save image as’ to download them. You can disable right click on your website and make it more difficult for an average user to steal your image.

Here are two plugins that you can use to disable right click on images in WordPress.

Envira Gallery

Envira Gallery is the best WordPress gallery plugin in the market. Apart from helping you create beautiful image galleries, Envira comes with tons of other features as well. One of these features is image protection.

Simply go to Envira Gallery » Settings and click on the Addons tab. Scroll down to locate Protection Addon, and then install and activate it.

Image theft protection addon in Envira Gallery plugin for WordPress

Now create a new image gallery with Envira Gallery. If this is your first time, then take a look at how to easily create responsive image galleries in WordPress with Envira Gallery.

When creating your gallery, click on the Misc tab and scroll down to the bottom. You will find the option to enable image protection. Check this option and save your gallery.

Enabling image protection for a gallery with Envira Gallery

You can now add this image gallery anywhere on your WordPress site. It will automatically disable right click on images.

WP Content Copy Protection

This simple plugin is free and will disable right click on your WordPress site. The downside of using this plugin is that it disables right clicking on the whole page.

If you are using a slider or lightbox plugin, then sometimes this plugin will not work properly.

2. Use Watermark on Your WordPress Images

Watermarks seem to be working great for many stock photography websites. The obvious down side is that your photographs or images might not look the best.

However, you can add watermark tastefully. The goal is to keep the aesthetic appeal of your images while still discouraging people from stealing them.

Method 1: Using Envira Gallery

Again, we can’t stress enough that Envira is photographer’s best friend. It also comes with a Watermarking addon. You will need at least a silver license of Envira Gallery to use this addon.

Simply install and activate Envira Gallery plugin. Upon activation, you need to visit Envira Gallery » Settings and click on the addons tab. Locate Watermarking addon, and then install and activate it.

Now when creating a gallery or editing an existing gallery, you will notice the new watermarking tab in gallery settings.

Watermarking addon in Envira Gallery plugin for WordPress

Method 2: Using Easy Watermark Plugin

The other option is to use the Easy Watermark plugin. Simply install and activate the Easy Watermark plugin. Upon activation, go to Settings » Easy Watermark page to configure the plugin settings.

Settings page for Easy Watermark plugin

For detailed instructions take a look at our guide on how to automatically add watermark to images in WordPress.

3. Disable Hotlinking of Images in WordPress

Another common way to steal images from websites is by loading them from the original source. The image will load from your servers and will be displayed on third party websites without your permission.

This also increases your server load and bandwidth usage.

Here is how you can disable hotlinking of images from your WordPress site.

Simply add this code to the .htaccess file in your WordPress site’s root directory.

1 #disable hotlinking of images with forbidden or custom image option
2 RewriteEngine on
3 RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$
4 RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http(s)?://(www\.)?wpbeginner.com [NC]
5 RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http(s)?://(www\.)?google.com [NC]
6 RewriteRule \.(jpg|jpeg|png|gif)$ – [NC,F,L]

Don’t forget to replace wpbeginner.com with your own domain name.

This code blocks hotlinking while still allowing images to be viewed in search results and on your website.

Can’t find the .htaccess file? Refer to our tutorial on how to find the .htaccess file in WordPress.

4. Add Copyright Notices on Your WordPress Site

Adding a copyright notice to your website can also discourage people from stealing images. You can simply add a copyright notice to your theme’s footer file in plain text or HTML like this:

1 <p>&copy; 2009-2016 WPbeginenr.com</p>

The downside of this is that you will have to edit this code each year. A better approach is to add a dynamic copyright notice in WordPress. Simply add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or a site-specific plugin.

01 function wpb_copyright() {
02 global $wpdb;
03 $copyright_dates = $wpdb->get_results("
05 YEAR(min(post_date_gmt)) AS firstdate,
06 YEAR(max(post_date_gmt)) AS lastdate
08 $wpdb->posts
10 post_status = 'publish'
11 ");
12 $output = '';
13 if($copyright_dates) {
14 $copyright = "&copy; " . $copyright_dates[0]->firstdate;
15 if($copyright_dates[0]->firstdate != $copyright_dates[0]->lastdate) {
16 $copyright .= '-' . $copyright_dates[0]->lastdate;
17 }
18 $output = $copyright;
19 }
20 return $output;
21 }
23 add_shortcode('copyright','wpb_copyright');
24 add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode');

This code finds the date of the first post you published on your blog and the last date you published anything. After that it outputs a dynamic copyright notice.

You will need to add the shortcode [copyright] to any post, page or text widget on your site to display copyright notice. You can also use this code in your theme’s footer.

1 <?php echo wpb_copyright(); ?>

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