In the first episode of this series about web hosting we looked at the different types of web hosting. In the second episode we talked about what to look for in a web host. This week we’ll talk about web hosting recommendations. This article aims at helping WordPress beginners choose the best host for them. … Read more

In the previous article in this series on web hosting, we looked at which types of hosting are available for a WordPress site. We also came to the conclusion that when you are starting out on your online journey, you should choose shared hosting for your website. In this article we will look at the … Read more

How to choose a web host without regrets is the #1 issue for DIY WordPress users who are non-designers and non-developers. Good web hosting is an essential factor in running your own website without frustrations. In this first in a series of articles on web hosting, I’ll explain what to look for and what to avoid when you choose … Read more

Those of you who are already on my email list or in my Facebook group have already heard, seen and read me bang on about the need to move your website from http to https as soon as possible. Here’s the post where I finally explain, once and for all, how and why you should make … Read more

Has someone told you that WordPress is difficult to learn? You’ve come to the right place: I’m here to show you that with the right tools it is not difficult to learn how to use WordPress. These resources for the fearful beginner will make your WordPress learning process a breeze. Is it difficult to learn … Read more

Are you building a website for your business on a tight budget? Still unsure whether WordPress is better than Wix or SquareSpace? Getting confused and overwhelmed by different people telling you different things? In this article, I will explain to you why WordPress is better than Wix or SquareSpace and other web builders if you are … Read more

Orange and fennel seeds on two plates. The difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org.

The content management system WordPress comes in two flavours: WordPress.com and WordPress.org. For the non-initiated, it can be confusing to understand the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. Let’s clarify it here once and for all. The blatant difference. WordPress.com is a free hosted platform. On WordPress.com you can build your own blog or website using … Read more

Business rush hour: people walking very fast in a city. Siteground will get your website to be faster.

SiteGround are running a migration offer, just extended until Sunday 11 September. And I’ll take this opportunity to repeat: SiteGround is one of the best web hosts in the world. I always say it. And I’m not the only one: I am in very good company when I make this bold statement. 1st opinion: SiteGround … Read more

Avoid the cliff edge: keep your WordPress website regularly updated, backed-up and maintained.

Just like you need your peace of mind by getting health checks from your doctor and MOTs for your car, your WordPress website absolutely needs a worry-free maintenance plan. The first thing about a WordPress website (or any website) is that a website is a living thing in a constantly evolving world with infinite components, … Read more

Tips jar

Does your copy have the winning difference? I promised my clients a compendium of tips for writing good web copy, as an important part of my service is educating them on how to run their WordPress site and make the most of it in order to advertise their business and make the world know about them. … Read more

Knowing how to create custom sidebars is great. But sometimes it’s not enough: you might want your custom sidebar to show certain categories only, and exclude others. This post shows you how to exclude categories in WordPress. I recently had to solve this issue for a client, The Stop Hunter. After having built the main The … Read more

Cat hiding in a bag

Sometimes it might be necessary to hide content in WordPress feeds and archives: you might not want all pages and posts to be available or visible to every visitor to your site. A typical situation when this need to hide content may arise is a membership site. An easy to use plugin helps us solve … Read more

An elephant walking on a slackline: nothing is impossible in Wordpress.

One of the things I like the most about WordPress is that nothing seems to be impossible. Every time a client throws a request at me, I know I will find a solution for it. Out of the box, WordPress only offers one sidebar across a site. You can choose whether to have a sidebar … Read more