Your Site is Experiencing a Technical Issue

Your Site is Experiencing a Technical Issue

Every once in a while your WordPress website may send you an email with the subject "Your Site is Experiencing a Technical Issue". While this may seem scary it is often not a major concern and regularly requires no action to be taken. The email is alerting you that...

Getting Started with WordPress

Getting Started with WordPress

One Click InstallerLogging in to the dashboardSetting Your Home PageAdding PagesCustomising your menuAdding a blogAdding and organising blog postsCustomising your siteKeeping your site software up to date.

Why updating WordPress Matters

Why updating WordPress Matters

I often bang on about keeping your WordPress website updated, sometimes I feel like a bit of a stuck record but emails like the one below serve to remind us why its so important. The details below came from an email send to me by WordFence a firewall plugin I tend to...

Scheduling backups with Updraft Plus

Scheduling backups with Updraft Plus

It's important that you regularly backup your WordPress website and while its easy to manually back up your site its also easy to forget. Its best to set up an automated regular back up so you don't have to worry about it. Here we are using the UpdraftPlus...

What is Gutenberg?

What is Gutenberg?

If you have updated WordPress recently  you will no doubt have seen a notice about Gutenberg the new editor coming from WordPress. It is currently in beta and can be accessed by installing a plugin, but will eventually become the default. So what does it do? well...

Updating WordPress

Updating WordPress

It's really important to make sure you keep WordPress its themes and its plugins up to date, not doing so can result in downtime or even your website being hacked. Updating your site is quick and easy however I would always recommend you back up your site first......

10 Favourite Free WordPress Plugins

10 Favourite Free WordPress Plugins

Here you will find 10 plugins I use frequently when building sites for clients, or when delivering training. Updraft Plus https://wordpress.org/plugins/updraftplus/ WordPress SEO by Yoast https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/ Akismet...

GDPR Cookie Consent

GDPR Cookie Consent

Since GDPR came into force a few weeks ago I've noticed a lot of sites are using the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, which appears at the bottom of this site as well as many others. By default the free version of the plugin does not offer any the ability to customise...

Twenty Sixteen Child

Twenty Sixteen Child

Twenty Sixteen is a great WordPress theme for beginners, however one slight bugbear is the fact that there is no option to edit the footer in the bottom left corner of the theme. One way to do this is by creating a child theme, this is a copy of some of the files used...