So there you are one day trying to add your latest funky photo to your beautiful new WordPress website, and something weird's happened. You might be getting an error message, you might not. Maybe the Publish button doesn't work any more. Or an option has disappeared from your admin menu. Maybe your … Read more about How to check your WordPress site for plugin conflicts
One of the things I like best about WordPress is that it's actually quite hard to make a total mess of things. Every change you do to a post or page is stored so you can easily go back to previous revisions, but did you know that it also uses a recycle bin? If you want to get rid of a post … Read more about I deleted a blog post accidentally – how do I get it back?
Site speed ups can be very complicated and involve a lot of tweaking, but if your site is loading really slowly have a look at the filesizes of the images on your pages. A large filesize will slow your site down considerably, particularly on mobiles which have restricted bandwidth. You should be … Read more about Is there a quick way to speed my site up?
Yes, you do, particularly if you're using cloud hosting (which most of us do) rather than your own servers or virtual private servers (VPS). Most hosts provide some sort of firewall protection, but on cloud hosting the firewall runs around the cloud space, rather than around your individual … Read more about Do I really need a firewall and anti-virus on my WordPress website?
If you put a post on your website as a blog page can you alter it at a later date to turn it into an actual page?
Yes, you can. You can either copy all of the content from the Post and paste it into a new Page, or you can use a plugin. Try something like 'Convert post types', though I have to admit to never having used that myself so do let me know if it works. … Read more about If you put a post on your website as a blog page can you alter it at a later date to turn it into an actual page?
The importance of testing your WordPress website If you've updated your WP version recently you'll be familiar with the success screen - "Welcome to WordPress vx.x.x". Of course, that only means that the new version has been installed correctly on your site - it doesn't actually mean that your site … Read more about How do I know which bits of my WordPress site to test after an update?