When setting up a WordPress site, there are certain essential WordPress plugins that you’ll want to use. What are plugins? If you’re not familiar with plugins, they are software add-ons for WordPress which add extra functionality to your WordPress site. If WordPress themes are the decor in your house, plugins are the appliances – the items that… Continue Reading Essential WordPress Plugins And How To Find Them
So you are looking to create or redesign your WordPress site and someone has mentioned the word “Bootstrap” to you as a buzzword in relation to websites. Use Bootstrap. Bootstrap’s really cool. But what is it? And do you need Bootstrap for WordPress? What is Bootstrap? Bootstrap is a framework – a skeleton, if you… Continue Reading Bootstrap for WordPress – What Is It And Do I Need It?
When you look for a theme on WordPress.org, there’s a bewildering array to choose from. Fortunately, you can narrow the search with the feature filter. Are you looking for a two column theme? Or one with footer widgets? Or one suitable for an e-commerce site? (Not sure what those terms mean? Read on.) The feature… Continue Reading Ultimate Guide To The WordPress.org Theme Feature Filter
I was asked recently: Which are better, free or paid themes for WordPress? You might be building a website for the first time, or redoing an existing site. So here’s a list of the pros and cons of free and paid themes to help you decide which is right for you. Free theme pros No… Continue Reading WordPress Free Or Paid Themes – Which Are Better?
Updated 20 June 2019. Why would you want to use a WordPress.com theme on a WordPress.org site? There are a few reasons: Your site is on WordPress.com now. You want to move it over to self-hosted WordPress i.e. WordPress.org. (Or you think you might want to move later.) You want to know if you can keep… Continue Reading Can You Use A WordPress.com Theme On A WordPress.org Site?
If you’ve used Facebook for any length of time, you’ll be familiar with Facebook ads in your timeline. You’ve also probably visited a website, gone to Facebook and then noticed an ad for the very thing you were looking at minutes before! What’s going on? Is the business psychic? The truth is that they’re using… Continue Reading How To Add The Facebook Pixel To WordPress
WordCamp London 2017 took place over the weekend of 18-19 March, with a contributor day on Friday 17th. This year I was down just for the conference weekend. As ever, the organising team, speakers, volunteers and sponsors worked tirelessly to make it an extra special time. WordCamp London 2017 was the most inclusive WordCamp I’ve… Continue Reading WordCamp London 2017 Reviewed – The Best Bits
You love WordPress. You frequently post to your blog. You love your mobile. You’re always taking photos on it and posting them to social media. So the WordPress mobile app should be perfect for you – right? What’s different about the WordPress mobile app compared to desktop? Logging in You need to sign into the… Continue Reading The WordPress Mobile App – Brilliant or Broken?
Someone asked me last week why the image she wanted wasn’t showing up with the post title and description when she added her blog post to Facebook. So I thought I would investigate further. How does Facebook pull in images from WordPress posts and pages? According to the Facebook Image Thumbnail support page for WordPress.com (this also applies to… Continue Reading WordPress and Facebook Image Previews – How Do They Work?
This post applies to the Classic Editor. If you are using the block editor (Gutenberg), please read this post instead: How to Align Images And Text In WordPress Gutenberg Without Woes I had an email query the other day concerning the behaviour of WordPress images on phones. It was to do with the word wrap… Continue Reading How To Solve WordPress Image Alignment And Text-Wrap Problems