Follow this free online tutorial to learn how to make your own simple website or blog using free software called WordPress In 2020, it's never been easier to build your own website from scratch. Right now, you might have little more than an idea rolling around in your head, but if you follow this … [Read more...] about How to Build a Self-Hosted WordPress Website in 2020
You’ve probably landed here because you’re looking for the answer to the question – "What is a blog?" To sum it up it in one sentence – a blog is a type of website, or part of a website, typically run by one person, or a small group of people, that’s regularly updated and managed through a … [Read more...] about What is a Blog?
Website hosting is confusing for a lot of beginners. In this article, I'll explain in jargon-free terms what it is, why you need it and what you do with it to get a website or blog online. To create your own website you need three things: a domain name, specialist software and hosting. In other … [Read more...] about A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Website Hosting
In this article, we’ll be looking at how bloggers and website owners make money through affiliate marketing. Let’s start with a brief explanation of how affiliate marketing works. In simple terms, you promote a product or service created by somebody else. It could be a person, a small business or … [Read more...] about What is Affiliate Marketing? – A Guide for Beginners
Are you looking for paid freelance blogging work? Try using one of the popular online job boards listed here. These job boards may not be the places to find the best work, but they are a good starting point. You might have to trawl through a lot of adverts to find the perfect job(s) for … [Read more...] about 7 Websites to Help You Find Highly Paid Freelance Blogging Work
Zoella is a popular fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger from the UK. To power her successful blog, she uses a free software called WordPress. Although the software is free to download, there are additional costs involved in setting up a blog like Zoella's. At the very least you'll need a … [Read more...] about What Blogging Platform Does Zoella Use?
In this article, I'll show you how to use a plugin to scour the pages of your WordPress website for broken links. Once discovered, you can either fix or delete them. The plugin I'm going to show scans internal links (the ones pointing to your own pages) and external links (the ones pointing to … [Read more...] about How to Check Your WordPress Website for Broken Links
If you want to use WordPress to build a self-hosted website or start a blog, you have a choice of two flavours: WordPress.org and WordPress.com. What are the differences between the two? WordPress.org provides you with the software you need to start a WordPress powered website or build an app. … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between WordPress.org and WordPress.com?
Are you wondering how to choose and buy a domain name? Maybe you're wondering how the registration process works, or how you link a domain name to a website. If you are, this article will help you out. We'll be looking at everything you need to know to research, register and manage domain … [Read more...] about A Beginner’s Guide to Domain Names
If you're running a website on the self-hosted version of WordPress, you probably know how easy it is to break it. You might install a plugin that conflicts with another. You might add or remove code that stops your site functioning properly. You might disable a feature you like simply by … [Read more...] about Things to Try When You Accidentally Break Your WordPress Website
When somebody requests a page from a WordPress website, the software performs lots of actions before rendering the page in the browser. Have you ever wondered what WordPress does during that time? According to this infographic created by WPBeginner, WordPress performs no less than 29 actions … [Read more...] about How WordPress Works Behind the Scenes (Infographic)