Websites, WordPress

Update a WordPress Website Step-by-Step

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

Websites, WordPress

How to Maintain your WordPress Website

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

Productivity Tools, Tools & Tips, Websites

SEO Tools: From Yoast to SEO Press

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

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Tools & Tips, Websites

Using Icons in Websites and Documents

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

Troubleshooting, Websites, WordPress

When WordPress Migrations Go Wrong

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

Websites

Why is Google Search Console saying there is no traffic to my site?

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?

Websites, Services

Do you need help to build a website for your business?

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?

Websites, Security, Tutorials

Install an SSL Certificate to change your website’s address from HTTP to HTTPS

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