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Updating WordPress

by | Getting Started | 11th December, 2015

Despite being completely free to use, WordPress is under continual development by its parent company Automattic. This means that in order to keep your WordPress website up-to-date, you should always follow the update procedures. Updates tend to either provide general improvements or essential security patches, so it is worth investing...

Introduction into Plugins and Widgets

by | Getting Started | 18th November, 2015

Two components of WordPress are plugins and widgets. However, what do these mean? In this article we’ll explore what these options are and how they effect the WordPress website. Plugins The typical use for WordPress is for writing blog posts or serving as use for a small site, being a...

How to Install WordPress

by | Getting Started | 22nd August, 2015

Through your cPanel account, you can easily install WordPress via an installer program called Softaculous. This method is a simple and fast way which takes no longer than a few minutes. WordPress can create a fully working website which you can easily customise according to your requirements. Install WordPress using...

Changing the WordPress Appearance

by | Getting Started | 1st August, 2015

When you have a new WordPress website or perhaps an out of date website, changing the appearance is an important factor. Giving the website a new look and feel, changing the website name or improving menu items can all easily be done through the appearance customise wizard that lives inside...

Setting Up The WordPress Cron

by | Getting Started | 1st August, 2015

Before setting up the WordPress cron, it is beneficial to understand what job the cron performs. Crons are used to execute processes at certain intervals – for example if you’ve written a WordPress post that you would like to be published say first thing tomorrow morning, when that time comes...

Installing a Theme

by | Getting Started | 11th July, 2015

WordPress has a variety of themes available to make the average looking blog website into something much more interesting. You can choose a theme that fits the feel of your website, from a professional portfolio to a gamer news blog. From the WordPress panel, you can change the appearance and...

Recommended WordPress Plugins

by | Getting Started | 27th June, 2015

WordPress plugins can transform a simple blogging website into something much more interesting. You can also use plugins to make management improvements for the webmaster and speed optimisations for visitors. To browse recommended plugins, log into your WordPress admin panel. Use the left hand side menu to select ‘Plugins‘. Once...

Getting Started with WordPress

by | Getting Started | 3rd May, 2015

WordPress is a very powerful blog posting and website content management system. It is free and open source which has proven its worth in being one of the best website creation tools with little prior technical experience. Anyone can use WordPress and create a website within minutes. In this article,...

Customising the WordPress Sidebar

by | Getting Started | 11th March, 2015

As standard a WordPress website has a sidebar on the right hand site. This sidebar contains a search bar and links to recent blog posts, recent comments, monthly archives, categories and meta information. You may find, however, that you would like to customise this section to either remove some items...