WordPress Basics

If you’re new to WordPress, there’s a lot to learn. We’ve provided some tips below to help you get a handle on the basics. If you decide you want some assistance with your site, contact us if we can help you individually.

3 WordPress beginner mistakes and how to avoid them

3 WordPress beginner mistakes and how to avoid them

If you’re setting up a website for the first time, it’s easy to make some mistakes along the way. Most are easy to fix, but a few will create major headaches for you. Here are 3 mistakes that could make managing your website difficult — and how to avoid each one.

Should you design your own website or hire someone to help?

Should you design your own website or hire someone to help?

In a world where everyone can have a voice, you need a way to make yours stand out, and your website is an essential catalyst for carrying out your brand’s identity. At the same time, however, hiring a professional requires a financial commitment. Should you hire a professional to help? We provide a few things to consider to figure out which option is best for you.

What is FTP and how does it work?

What is FTP and how does it work?

FTP (file transfer protocol) allows you to upload files directly to your site, just like moving files around on your computer. Here are the basics of FTP and how to use it on your website.

How to create anchor links in WordPress

How to create anchor links in WordPress

Links allow you to direct your website visitors to another web page easily, but they also can give you the ability to do more than that. With these easy steps, learn how to create anchor links to a particular place in the middle of a page on a WordPress site.

What are widgets in WordPress?

What are widgets in WordPress?

WordPress uses widgets to build content throughout your website in places like the sidebar and footers. Learn how to use widgets in this article.

Navigating WordPress navigation: 3 tips to working with menus

Navigating WordPress navigation: 3 tips to working with menus

Having great content doesn’t do much good if your users can’t find it — that’s where your site’s menu system comes in. Some of its features may not be obvious at first glance, so here are 3 tips to help you make the most of navigation menus in WordPress.

Interview with Kelsey Humphreys: How can you get started in video?

Interview with Kelsey Humphreys: How can you get started in video?

Kelsey Humphreys is the creator of The Pursuit, an online traveling talk show on success and entrepreneurship. On the show, Kelsey has interviewed Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Al Roker, the Property Brothers, and many other well-known entrepreneurs. In this video, Kelsey shares how she got started in video and how you can do the same.

Is a mobile-friendly website important?

Is a mobile-friendly website important?

How important is it to have a mobile-friendly or responsive website? We’ll answer this question and discuss how to make a WordPress website mobile-friendly.

The 3 best WordPress comment systems

The 3 best WordPress comment systems

Is the WordPress built-in commenting system right for you, or should you consider another option? We’ll compare the WordPress commenting system, Disqus, and Facebook comments to help you decide which one you should use.

4 tips for choosing a WordPress theme

4 tips for choosing a WordPress theme

WordPress has well over 1,000 themes available as free downloads, and between all of the other companies selling premium WordPress themes, it’s likely that over 10,000 themes are tucked away in a small corner of the Internet somewhere. While all of the options mean that anything you could possibly want likely exists somewhere, the number of options can also be pretty staggering. With all of those choices, how can you ever make a decision? We’ll offer 4 tips to help.

3 WordPress plugins you should install on your site

3 WordPress plugins you should install on your site

Out of the box, WordPress is a powerful, easy-to-use content management tool. One of its best features, though, is that it is infinitely extendable with WordPress plugins. Many options are available, but we’ll take a look at four plugins to consider as a starting point — Akismet, Jetpack, and Yoast SEO — and how each of them will help your site.

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