With hundreds of website hosting companies to choose from, what makes one stand out above the rest? This article covers several factors to consider when making your choice.
You don’t have to do anything to create a blog page, but that doesn’t mean you can’t change it to your liking. One easy tweak is changing the number of posts that display on each page. This article explains how to change it.
WordPress stores a revision history for every post and page, creating a copy of every change you can later restore. This article explains how to make use of this handy feature.
WordPress 5.2 will release on May 7, 2019. This update focuses on several major new features, including the Gutenberg Block Directory, Site Health Project, and Update Package Signing.
If you add a form to your website, ponder these 4 key considerations to ensure your forms are doing as much for you as they can.
This article explains how to repair your WordPress website when you receive the message, “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Back in a minute.”
SEO isn’t the only way to increase your website’s traffic. Good reviews can also help. Here, we examine how to use reviews to drive traffic to your site.
Recently, a team of so-called “security researchers” has been reporting issues discovered in WordPress plugins publicly without allowing the developers to fix them first. What does this mean for you and how can you protect your website?
Security researchers found a critical exploit that allows an unauthenticated user to remotely execute code through the WordPress comment system. Find out what it means for your website and how to ensure your site is secure in this article.
With a thin border and a transparent background, ghost buttons have become increasingly popular in the website design world. Should you consider using them on your website, and if so, what’s the best way to use them?
If you used WordPress before Gutenberg was released and have since upgraded, you have content that wasn’t created with Gutenberg on a site that uses it. WordPress gives you a couple of different ways to manage that content. Here, we’ll examine both.
Learn about the 165 enhancements and updates coming to WordPress 5.1 — including Site Health Check, Gutenberg improvements, and various other developer tools — in this article.
How many plugins does a WordPress website need? Can you have too many? Here, we examine three factors to help you decide how many is right for you.
In this article, we take a look at 5 pages your website should most likely include — and the few exceptions of why it might not be necessary.
If you give other people access to your WordPress site, it’s important to understand the difference between user roles so you can give the right people the right permissions. This breakdown of WordPress user roles explains each role in detail.
What are pingbacks and trackbacks? Should you enable them on your site? We’ll examine both of those questions in this article.
One of the most crucial elements to an effective website is ensuring loads quickly for your visitors. In this article, we examine tools for testing your loading speed and detailed information to provide you insight to help speed it up.
Is SEO something you can simply “have” or “turn on?” How does SEO actually work? We’ll provide some answers in this basic SEO overview.
As WordPress 5.0 goes live, what do you need to know before upgrading? We break it all down here in this comprehensive guide.
As 2019 approaches, we put together a feature wish list for WordPress next year. Here are 5 new features we hope WordPress will incorporate in 2019.
Do you find yourself setting alarms or reminders to make changes to your website at just the right time? If so, these WordPress automation tips will help you reclaim your day as you schedule events in advance.
Building on the hero image website design trend, many websites use a color overlay over an image to make text easily readable.
How can you use your website’s blog intentionally to build your business? Learn three ways to do so in this video.
Major details regarding the WordPress 5.0 launch have now been revealed as WordPress has set a November 19 launch date and previewed the new Twenty Nineteen theme.
In October 2018, the WordPress accessibility team lead resigned, highlighting issues she’s faced with Gutenberg. What does her decision mean for the future of accessibility in WordPress?
Since Gutenberg released to the public, developers have released new plugins that add extra functionality to Gutenberg with additional blocks. Here are 4 plugins that impressed us with a bevy of new blocks you can add to your Gutenberg editing experience.
WordPress first released the Gutenberg editor in beta form over a year ago, and it is now available to the public in the WordPress 4.9.8 “Try Gutenberg” preview release. But now that it’s out, what is WordPress working on next? Here’s a preview of WordPress 4.9.9 and 5.0.
Search engines make ranking decisions based on the content itself with all else being equal. So instead of trying to outline Google’s formula, let’s take a different approach and reverse-engineer it. At MPWR Design, we rank #1 for quite a few search terms, so here’s a breakdown of what we’ve learned from four of our posts that rank well.
Even though search engine rank is important and SEO is a common buzzword in the website world, it isn’t entirely possible to rank in search results for a particular topic worldwide because of location. Here’s how location affects search results and how to compensate for it with your content.
Want to learn more about how people find your site? Google Search Console provides valuable insight to how your site is discovered through search.
Recommendations are great, but which plugins do we actually use? Take a peek behind the curtain as we list each one we use and describe what each does.
Once you’ve launched a website, you might decide to use ads to monetize it. Is this an effective approach? We analyze the success of banner ads as well as some alternate forms of monetization in this article.
You might have heard someone say, “WordPress can’t do that.” But is this the truth? Here, we separate fact from fiction and examine the actual limitations of WordPress.
Because Gutenberg itself is a type of page builder and replaces the classic WordPress editor, themes and plugins that use a different editor have the biggest potential for compatibility issues. Not all page builders will automatically break, but they could unless they’ve specifically added Gutenberg support. Here’s a look at what some of the more well-known page builders have said about Gutenberg.
The WordPress team announced Gutenberg, a new content block-based editor, in 2017. Since then, they’ve been hard at work preparing Gutenberg for its public release. Recently, WordPress announced that it would include the option to try Gutenberg in WordPress 4.9.8, releasing July 31, 2018. What does this mean for your website?
Website security can sometimes fly under the radar but the threat is real because of the treasure trove of data you may have stored on your site. To learn more, here’s a look at new malware targeting WordPress, called BabaYaga, and some strategies you can take to protect your site.
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.
Shortly before the GDPR went into effect, WordPress implemented some tools in WordPress 4.9.6 to help you prepare. Here’s an overview of the tools, what each does, and what you need to do to ensure you’re prepared.
Normally it’s a good idea to keep your website up to date and always run the latest version of WordPress, your theme, and your plugins, but for the rare occasions you need an older version, how can you downgrade WordPress? Here’s a simple guide to help.
On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, Google announced the Google Maps Platform and accompanying changes to their pricing structure. If you use Google Maps Platform, how will these changes impact you?
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.
GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, is a regulation protecting personal data of citizens of the European Union. The GDPR creates a single data protection law for the European Union. As the owner of a WordPress website, here’s what you need to know to prepare for the May 25 GDPR enforcement date.
WordPress offers to automatically scale down the size your images display for you, but did you know you can change the default image sizes so it’ll offer the size you want out of the box? Here’s how to do it.
Usually, everything you need can be encapsulated in one WordPress installation. Under certain circumstances, though, you might desire to run multiple WordPress installs on one website. If that’s the case for you, here we show you two different methods for running multiple separate WordPress installations on one website.
Single-page websites are trendy, but are they a good idea? How does using only one page affect your SEO? We explore the pros and cons and provide examples of effective single-page sites here.
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.
How do you change your website’s font on a WordPress site? We offer tips on how to use your theme change your font, use a plugin to override your theme, or change your fonts with CSS.