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?
Excerpts can be really handy in allowing you to craft a short summary of your post. The WordPress codex has this to say about them: "The WordPress Excerpt is an optional summary or description of a post; in short, a post summary. The Excerpt has two main uses: It replaces the full content in … Read more about What is an ‘excerpt’ in WordPress?
Have you ever seen this message when you've been updating your plugins or themes? Did you panic? I certainly did! Don't worry about it. It's a default message that WP puts out while it's doing your updates, but occasionally the message can get stuck even though your updates have completed. How … Read more about How do I get rid of the ‘briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance message’?
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is may be something you've never heard of, but I bet you've used it. It basically means requiring an extra layer of security, usually a device of some sort that you carry with you - like your bank card when you want to set up new payment details online, or your … Read more about What is two-factor authentication (or 2FA)?
Off the top of my head I can think of four reasons: Because they often introduce new functionality which sometimes makes your life a whole lot easier Because they nearly always fix known bugs Because WordPress core has been updated and the plugin no longer works properly with the new … Read more about Why do I have to keep my WordPress plugins up to date?
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?