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IOS photo file formats

Published: 16 September, 2023 | Category: WordPress Help

Why your new iPhone photos may not show up on your website Did you take the best ever photo on your iPhone and upload it to your WordPress website, only to find it’s the wrong format and won’t display? This is a fairly recent problem caused by new IOS photo file formats becoming standard within Apple products. File formats are…   Read More >

Your WordPress website’s security

Published: 21 February, 2023 | Category: WordPress Help

I am indebted to Daniel Kanchev of the hosting company Siteground, who posted a video ahout this in October 2022, cybersecurity month. These are my own notes on his video. He starts by outlining different kinds of vulnerability and moves onto the solutions. Inevitably, some of the solutions are Siteground-related. Declaring an interest: this website is hosted by Siteground. Data…   Read More >

Website hygiene with WordPress

Published: 26 July, 2022 | Category: WordPress Help

This article is aimed at experienced users of WordPress. It will also help people who have taken over a website that was previously managed by someone else. What is website hygiene? It is the name I give to the practice of removing material your site is not using. You’ll be amazed how many images, pages and posts hang around long…   Read More >

WordPress Image Galleries

Published: 24 February, 2022 | Category: WordPress Help

There are good plugins for presenting image galleries, but WordPress has a native option. It provides a nice feature that can enhance a webpage, but it can also be a bit confusing to set up! Here are some instructions to help steer you through WordPress image galleries. We are assuming some knowledge of WordPress, gained either from the reader’s own…   Read More >

SEO and Keyword Placement in WordPress

Published: 21 July, 2021 | Category: WordPress Help

Search engine optimisation (SEO) is a highly complex specialism separate from webdesign. But ordinary website owners have a few methods at their disposal to improve their online visibility. We are assuming some knowledge of WordPress, gained either from the reader’s own experience of from our First Steps page. Read on to learn about SEO and keyword placement. Yes, it’s Google…   Read More >

Making files available for download

Published: 20 July, 2021 | Category: WordPress Help

We are assuming some knowledge of how to open WordPress posts and pages, gained either from the reader’s own experience of from our First Steps page. Why bother with downloadable files? Offering downloadable documents from a website has many applications. Whether it’s agendas or minutes of a meeting, application forms to print out or policies and pricings that need regular…   Read More >