WordPress basics: How to back up your site

If you’ve worked hard to create an amazing website with WordPress, the last thing you want is to somehow lose some of your hard work. Whether it’s a failed update, getting hacked, a problem with your host, or even user error on your part, it’s...

WordPress basics: How to change a theme

One of the foundational elements of a WordPress website is a theme. In WordPress, a theme is essentially a collection of code to apply a style to a website. Similar to a “skin” for a web browser or computer application, a theme allows you to quickly and...

WordPress basics: How to install a plugin

One of the best features of WordPress is the ability to extend its features through plugins. In WordPress, a plugin is a set of files that adds custom code to WordPress, allowing you to add virtually any feature you want to your website. Almost 50,000 plugins are...

Which PHP version works best for WordPress?

If you use the Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress, you might have noticed a new popup recently encouraging you to upgrade your website’s version of PHP. Beginning with Yoast SEO 4.5, released in late March, Yoast added the “nag screen” for sites running...