Following on from the post about what's involved in maintaining your WordPress website, this post shows you how to identify any updates that are needed and then work through them. The most important step, before doing anything (and there is a step in the procedure below to ensure you don't forget!) is to make sure… Continue reading Update a WordPress Website Step-by-Step
Login to your cPanel accountGo to https://yourdomain.com/cpanel and enter your login credentials (username and password).Open the Email Accounts AreaScroll down to the EMAIL section and click Email Accounts.Click CreateClick the blue + Create button to open the next screen.Create the new account1. Select the domain to use for the email account from the Domain list.2.… Continue reading Add a New Email Account in cPanel
You've finished your WordPress website (or your webdev has handed it over to you) so now you can get on with writing and sharing your blog posts and updating the content now and again and that's it, right? Unfortunately, as with all your tech, a WordPress website is just like any other and regular maintenance… Continue reading How to Maintain your WordPress Website
Since I first started working with WordPress I've been using the Yoast plugin for my SEO. It's a great tool. I've been happy with it and have been happily recommending it to clients. But lately there's been chatter in some groups where WordPress pros and others discuss their SEO tools of choice, and I've been… Continue reading SEO Tools: From Yoast to SEO Press
If you're building a website or working on a document and you want to use some icons, where do you find them? A well-placed and well-designed icon can really give your site and files a professional look and feel. There are many places to find them but you can quickly search Bootstrap, Font Awesome and… Continue reading Using Icons in Websites and Documents
WordPress is a fantastic CMS with so many plugins and ways to extend the functionality, there's not much bad to say about it - which goes some way to explain why so many of us are using it to build our own and other's websites. That said, it's a technology like any other and sometimes… Continue reading When WordPress Migrations Go Wrong
You've just set up Google Search Console and submitted a sitemap but you check back a few days later and there's no traffic being logged? In this case, check which URL you are using. With the introduction of HTTPS and the change to no longer requiring WWW in the website address, there are four possible… Continue reading Why is Google Search Console saying there is no traffic to my site?
Since I first started working with WordPress I've been using the Yoast plugin for my SEO. It's a great tool. I've been happy with it and have been happily recommending it to clients. But lately there's been chatter in some groups where WordPress pros and others discuss their SEO tools of choice, and I've been… Continue reading From Yoast to SEO Press OLD
If you need to build a website but have never made one before, it can be a daunting task and easy to put off. Often you'll get quotes back from web developers for high prices and still not really understand what is is you're buying. Nowadays though, with new site builder tools like WordPress, unless… Continue reading Do you need help to build a website for your business?
Introduction Google announced last year that they were prioritising sites that had a verified SSL Certificate over those that didn't. This meant, in SEO terms, that those who made the move or who were already set up that way had a slight SEO advantage (all things being equal, which of course they never are.) They… Continue reading Install an SSL Certificate to change your website’s address from HTTP to HTTPS