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.
These tips help you select the perfect hero background image for your website. Learn the role resolution, orientation, and contrast play in selecting a hero image and download a template to help you ensure you choose the best hero image for your site.
Is your website outdated? Use these 5 warning signs to find out.
Even if you don’t deal with secure information like bank account or credit card numbers, your site needs HTTPS encryption. Learn why HTTPS is important and how to migrate a WordPress site to HTTPS in this tutorial.
Learn how to publish a self-hosted WordPress website to Apple News with this simple 4-step tutorial.
WordPress uses widgets to build content throughout your website in places like the sidebar and footers. Learn how to use widgets in this article.
A content delivery network, or CDN, is a distributed network of data centers. Learn how content delivery networks improve the speed of your site and how to use one with WordPress in this article.
Can everyone consume your site’s content? In this article, we’ll discuss accessibility considerations for visual proximity issues and hearing impairments.
Colorblindness may affect many visitors to your site, as studies show it affects 8% of men and 0.5% of women worldwide. With this in mind, three considerations should be made to ensure your site is accessible to colorblind visitors and doesn’t prevent them from seeing your content.
Some visually impaired visitors to your website use screen readers to read your content. Is your website accessible to those visitors? These tips will help you find out.
Over the past few years, website design has conceptually evolved from a linear design — designing a web page like a word processing document, top to bottom — to a “content block” design. The content block concept views web pages as a grid, with multiple columns and components assembled together to form a web page like pieces of a puzzle. Here, we examine the content block trend and several websites using a grid layout design.
As the name suggests, “duotone” is a two-color design. Many times, these two colors are blended together to form a gradient. Several large companies have hopped on the duotone bandwagon as you’ll see in the examples here.
Brutalism refers to websites with a raw, function-over-form look that is anything but sleek. With basic fonts, large or busy text, and little to no visual flash, websites using brutalism certainly stand out — and whether that’s a good thing or not is a cause for debate. Take a look at these websites embracing brutalism and decide for yourself if they’re innovative or just plain ugly.
A hero image isn’t a picture wearing a cape; instead, it’s a large, immersive image that covers most of the screen of a website. Hero images are perhaps the most prominent design trend used across the Web today. Here, we take a look at the hero image trend and several websites using it.
How can Google and other search engines better find your content? Use these 7 SEO tips to optimize a WordPress website for search.
Is Google AMP for you? We weigh the pros and cons here to help you decide if you should use it on your site.
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.
When you add a link on your website, you’re probably linking to another web page. But did you know links are good for way more than that? These 4 creative link ideas will help you do more with your links.
How can your website stand out from everything else on the Internet? Here are 5 ideas to help you get more views on your site.
Do you wish WordPress would install theme, plugin, or WordPress updates automatically? This tutorial explains how to set up automatic updates on your site.
The WordPress editor is soon due for a big change with the advent of the Gutenberg editor. What does this mean for WordPress users? Find out here.
We won’t really blow your mind. This won’t amaze you or shock you — instead, it’ll inform you on the basics of clickbait and how to avoid creating it.
Throughout the month of August, we shared Quick Tips to help you make the most of your WordPress site. Read them all here.
The recent Jayden K. Smith hacking hoax reveals some misconceptions about internet security. Find out how to keep your social media accounts safe here.
Net neutrality rules are set to change later this year. Find out how these changes could impact small business owners.
Letting a domain name expire puts you at risk for losing it altogether. Here, we explain the basics of domain names what to do to protect yours.
This tutorial explains how to add images and other content types with the WordPress media editor and how to and links to content in WordPress.
How do you back up a WordPress site? This article explains how to perform a backup automatically through your hosting provider, with a plugin, and manually.
This tutorial explains how to install a theme in WordPress, how to download and install a third-party theme, and how to change your active theme.
In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to install a plugin from WordPress or manually from a third party.
This article explains the basics of PHP, how to tell what PHP version your site is running, how to upgrade PHP, and why it all matters.
A child theme is a modified version of an existing theme. This post explains what child themes are, how they work, and why they’re useful.