Author: Cassie Selin
Updating WordPress Plugins And Themes The Right Way
So you’re managing a WordPress website yourself, and the plugin and theme update notifications are starting to pile up. It’s time to update, but what should you do? You may have discovered through previous misadventures that updating the software on your site doesn’t always go well. There can be errors in the update process, or the newer version of a plugin might be buggy and cause problems. The solution to this potential issue is to understand how to back up and delete plugins from the WordPress file system. Your wordpress themes and plugins are all represented by folders containing files…
The Latest Web Design Trends We Hate
Just because everybody is doing something, doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. Here are four web design trends we wish would fade. Front page carousels An example of a front page carousel Clients often ask for this one. Imagine a site with a lovely big, visual banner heading up the landing page, with a pointed call to action. Sounds great! Now imagine 5 more banners with their own calls to action, patiently waiting their turn to appear. Maybe the user will see the second one, if they’re a particularly slow reader – but wait, they’ve already scrolled past. The introductory…
What’s the Big Deal About Mobile First?
“Mobile first” is a buzzword you’ve probably heard if you’ve spent any time looking into the process of setting up a website. But what does it mean? Mobile first describes two things in the context of web design. One in a technical sense, and one in a more general sense. Mobile First – An approach to building websites Back in the day, websites could only be viewed on a computer, whether that be a desktop PC or a laptop. But it’s been over 10 years since the first iPhone was released and a new wave of smartphones revolutionised our relationship…
Why isn’t anyone coming to my website?
So you’ve published a website to promote your business – only nobody has visited. Your site might look beautiful, but it’s not worth much if nobody sees it. So what are the reasons your site might not be getting much traffic? It’s hard to know the reason if you’re new to building and promoting websites. 1. Google doesn’t know about it Google, for all it’s wonders, isn’t omnipotent. It doesn’t know the instant a new website appears online. Google finds new websites by ‘crawling’ the web – basically, Google sends out bots that follow link after link after link, mapping…
How to make WordPress posts
Are you new to using WordPress? Take a look at this overview of the WordPress post editor to get a feel for how you can create your own blog posts, news and articles.
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