Setting up a website sounds like a technical nightmare for somebody who's never done it before. It isn't. Honestly. If you've used the web and computers for a while, you shouldn't have too much of a problem setting up a website. How so? Because there are plenty of tools to help you. I'm … [Read more...] about How to Build a WordPress Website in 2019: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners
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?
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)
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?
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