Starting a blog in 2019 is a piece of cake. It was the same in 2018, 2017 and before. If you're really into the idea of starting a blog, what do you need to know about the process? What decisions you make now could save you time and money in the future? In this post, I’m going to explore … [Read more...] about Starting a Blog in 2019? Should You Choose Self-Hosted or a Free Platform?
Do you have a problem on your blog with user engagement? Do people land on your blog posts and click away before they've read the first line? If so, you might want to consider making your blog look more attractive. More appealing. More welcoming. After all, you've spent hours researching, … [Read more...] about 8 Blog Post Formatting Tips to Increase User Engagement
It’s a question we’ve all asked at one stage or another – “What is a WordPress plugin?” And here’s the answer… A plugin is a script or program you add to the core files to make WordPress do something it wouldn’t normally do. Okay, so now you know the basic definition of a WordPress plugin, … [Read more...] about What is a WordPress Plugin?
"What is a WordPress theme?" It's a question every WordPress newbie asks. By the end of this post, if I do my job properly, you'll know the answer. Think of a WordPress theme as a layer over the software's framework. The theme is the thing that gives your site its looks and some functionality … [Read more...] about What is a WordPress Theme?
WordPress is free open source software used to build websites, blogs and apps. You probably know this already. So let's take a look at WordPress in a bit more detail. In the web design industry, WordPress is what's known as a content management system (CMS). It uses a coding language called … [Read more...] about What is WordPress?
There's a 100% chance your website will go down at one time or another. Maybe it's down right now? Go check and come right back... Was it down? I hope not! Downtime may only last a few seconds or a couple of minutes, but you won't know it's happened unless you have a tracking tool in … [Read more...] about Free Website Uptime Monitoring Tool – Uptime Robot Review
Blogging about your industry is one of the most popular ways to market your company online. But, what should you do if you don't like blogging? Or you just don't have the time? There are at least two obvious answers - outsource or create an in-house management team to handle the … [Read more...] about Tap Into the Power of Business Blogging Without Writing a Single Word
SEO today isn't quite rocket science, although it might seem like it if you're struggling to rank pages on Google. As a blogger or webmaster you can only do so much on-page optimisation. After that, it's up to the algorithm to decide which pages rank and which pages don't. Away from the … [Read more...] about On-Page SEO: 12 Tips for Creating a Well-Optimised Web Page or Blog Post (infographic)
If you follow hundreds or thousands of people on Twitter and struggle to keep track of what's going on, you might want to start using a feature called Lists. What is a Twitter List? A Twitter List is essentially a separate feed to which you assign Twitter accounts. If you're following … [Read more...] about Twitter Lists – What Are They and How Do You Use Them?
If you use the default WordPress username - admin - on a self-hosted site, you should seriously consider deleting it as you are potentially leaving your site open to hackers. Don't worry - you can switch all posts assigned to admin to another user...more on how to do that further down the page. In … [Read more...] about The Hidden Dangers of the WordPress Admin User