By Nathan Platt of Solidblueliquid Okay so this post is all about self-hosting WordPress, but before we begin telling you all the wonderful benefits let me sort out a few common misconceptions. Wordpress.org, wordpress.com and self-hosting Across forums and the internet everyone gets confused … Read more about Moving to a Self-Hosted WordPress site
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?
You can put Alt text on both hyperlinks and media items like images. To put it on images, go to your media library, edit the image you're looking for and add your alt text. But what's the point of the Alt text box? It's there for use by screen readers, which are used by people who have … Read more about What’s Alt text?
Not necessarily - it really depends on your site. For example, if you have a business training dogs or running workshops, fly-on-the-wall shots taken with your mobile often give more authenticity that professionally posed shots. But by and large, if you're selling a product or a … Read more about Do I really need professional photos for my website?
Yes, they are, which is why when you're writing a new blog post you need to choose the title carefully. If you're blogging to improve your SEO then the title of the post is possibly the most important bit of text in the whole post. Try to incorporate one of your target keyword phrases, but … Read more about Are blog post titles important for SEO?
You may have heard that copying content either within your own site, or from someone else's site, can cause your site to lose Google points. Is that true? Well, yes and no. If it's done maliciously (like you copy a whole site because you can't be bothered to create your own and want to steal their … Read more about Does duplicate content affect my site’s SEO?
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 can. The 'Additional CSS' functionality in the customizer is great if you want to change how an element, like an image, looks on the whole site. But what if you only want to change the look of a single occurrence of that element? To do this you need to know a little bit of html … Read more about Can I change the way a single image looks on my site without affecting all the others?