Articles to help you manage and use your website effectively

10 Things To Do Right Away with Your Wordpress Website


Congratulations on choosing WordPress for your new website.

This article will not cover the basics of setting up your WordPress website, nor will I cover web hosts or anything like that. This article is assuming you have already picked your web hosting and installed WordPress.

If you haven't done that and want to skip all the technical bits and pieces to getting your WordPress website online, get in touch and I'll share details about my Quick Start Package.

Here are the key things you should do wit…

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5 Tips to Make YOU stand OUT from the Crowd

This blog post is a top 5 guide to making your business stand out. It covers the importance of having strong values at the heart of your business and why they are effective at creating an affinity with your target audience.

As a new year comes, it's natural to take some time to reflect on your business and how things are going. Over and beyond the obvious did I meet my goals it's important to all do some reflection on the intangible parts of your business. It's the intangible parts of your b…

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How To Reset Your WordPress Password

How To Reset Your WordPress Password

Have you lost or forgotten your WordPress password and can't log back into your website?

Not being able to access your site's admin area because you have forgotten your password or username can be very frustrating.

Fortunately, with WordPress, there is always a way to get back into your website or blog.

In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to recover a lost or forgotten password and get back into your site. We'll start with the simple way and if this information doesn't help y…

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How To Plan Your Website – Part 2

This is part two of our three-part tutorial on planning your website.

For Part 1 of this tutorial, go here: Website Planning Process - Part 1

Planning Your Website - Your Web Content

In Part 1 of this tutorial series, we covered the following areas of the website planning process:

  • Step 1 - Define Your Goals
  • Step 2 - Name Your Web Site
  • Step 3 - Your Web Platform
  • Step 4 - Define Your Target Audience

The Website Planning Process Flowchart
The Website Planning Process

So far, we have established the foundations for planning your…

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How To Plan Your Website - Part 1

This is part one of our three-part tutorial series on planning your website.

If you plan to start a new business or take your existing business online, you will need an effective web presence that will help you:

  • Leverage your time, effort, and resources marketing your business.
  • Drive more traffic and gain additional exposure to potential prospects and clients.
  • Inform and educate visitors about the benefits and features of your products or services.
  • Convert visitors into new customers and sub…

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50+ Great Reasons To Choose WordPress For Your Business

Are you thinking about building a new website for your business and don't know which web building platform or application to choose?

Here are 50+ great reasons why you should consider choosing WordPress as the ideal platform to power your website or business blog and some of the many benefits it can offer your business.

1 - WordPress is the world's most popular Content Management System (CMS). WordPress is a proven platform, trusted and used by large companies, small businesses, and millions …

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How To Log Out Of WordPress

How To Log Out Of WordPress

In this tutorial, you will learn how to log out of your WordPress site securely.

If you're new to WordPress, this information will help you if you or someone you know is experiencing difficulties working out how to log out of the WordPress administration area.

Normally, you would just exit your site by typing in a different URL into your web browser, or by closing your web browser altogether without logging out. This works fine if you are working on your website on your own computer in a se…

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How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard

How To Customize Your WordPress Dashboard

If you need help understanding or learning how to use the WordPress Dashboard, see this tutorial:

Does your website or blog run on WordPress? If so, did you know that you can easily customize your WordPress Dashboard and areas of your administration section to suit your preferences?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to customize various aspects of your WordPress admin area without touching any code.

Areas covered in this tutorial include:

  • Declutteri…

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The WordPress Dashboard

The WordPress Dashboard

In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn about the WordPress dashboard, how to use it to manage all the different areas of your website or blog, and how to navigate the different sections of the dashboard to access your site's main administration and management features.

You will also learn some useful "hidden" features of the WordPress dashboard that will help you to manage and use your WordPress site more effectively.


Note: For this tutorial, we'll assume that you already have a Wo…

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WordPress Website Maintenance Tips for DIY Website Owners

DIY Website Maintenance

I've been working online since 2008. During that time I've been helping website owners with their website maintenance. When I starting working with a new client I always wonder while I wait for my first login to give me access what I will find on the dashboard of my client's WordPress site.

Some of the most common things I've seen...

  • No system in place to backup their database or site - how lucky they have been to not have something happen

  • Numerous plugins needing to be updated

  • WordPress needs to be…

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