Learning WordPress is one of the most useful things you can do, because so many websites use it as a platform. The knowledge you gain here is transferrable to other platforms, though we believe not all content management systems are created equal.
You will how to install your own WordPress site and gain some basic knowledge on how to add content. We also give some more advanced tips for advanced users who want to get more out of the WordPress system. We will continue adding to these over time. For more general website advice, see our FAQs page.
Your WordPress website’s security
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
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
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
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
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 >
Adding a table to a WordPress Page or Post
We are assuming some knowledge of how to open WordPress posts and pages, gained either from the reader’s own experience of from our more basic First Steps page. Tables in WordPress Tables are a fairly new core feature WordPress. Until recently, tables could only be created with the help of plugins, the best being the widely used TablePress. Then along… Read More >