Yes, you can. You can either save it as Draft: Or change its visibility to Private: … Read more about Can I hide a page on my WordPress site before I’m ready to publish it?
Yes, they do. They lose you Google points, plus they increase your bounce rate because your visitors get frustrated and click away. To check for broken links, either have a look in your Google Search Console, or use the Broken Link Checker plugin, but only do it once every six months or so, … Read more about Do broken links on your site affect your SEO?
The best places to check are Nominet, the UK's biggest domain name registry, and ICANN, who, amongst many other things, perform the same function for global/US domain names. So if you want a domain name ending in, say, .co.uk, .uk, .org.uk or .london, check its availability first on Nominet's … Read more about What’s the best way to find out if the domain name I want is available?
What is an SSL certificate? SSL stands for ‘Secure Socket Layer’ and is a widget that encrypts data sent between your website and the visitor’s browser, whether that’s on a computer, tablet or phone. The ‘certificate’ is the bit of data that tells the browser that your SSL is a valid one. How do … Read more about What is an SSL certificate and why do you need one?
"Upload folder is not writable. Export and file upload features will not be functional." This is a WordPress error I received recently when migrating a site from a development domain to the live domain. … Read more about Upload folder is not writable. Export and file upload features will not be functional.
The topic of SEO hacks came up in a conversation with one of my new customers a couple of months ago - they already had a website but were unhappy with their current provider so asked me to take on their hosting and support. I was more than happy to do this, but, as is my standard procedure, I … Read more about Is an SEO hack a serious hack?
Whether you are setting up your Wordpress site yourself or someone else is doing it for you, it's quite common to tick the box in Settings > Writing that says 'Discourage search engines from indexing this site'. … Read more about WordPress tip: the ‘discourage search engines’ tick box