WordPress is the world’s most popular Content Management System (CMS), and is believed to power well over 25% of global websites. One of the huge benefits of it is that the WordPress software (‘WordPress core’) is free, so you can get going with it for little or no cost. Many people start … Read more about How to move from wordpress.com to self-hosted WordPress
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?
What is 'alt text'? 'Alt text' is an extra little bit of information that can be added to media items like images. It's there for use by screen readers, which are used by people who have vision problems. When the screen reader comes across an image it will read the alt text, so the … Read more about What is Alt Text and why does it matter?
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?