Treating your website to a spring clean is a great idea. Rinse and repeat regularly for sustained growth in traffic and engagement. Here are some quick tips for improving your website.
A selection of articles to help website owners and developers
Back in 2010 we started using the WP-POLLS plugin to add polls and surveys to one of our WordPress sites. 9 years on, is this still the best solution? Here’s our 2019 view on using polls and survey plugins in WordPress.
Website visitors really do respond more to content in posts that contain great images. Learn how to use images in your blog posts, and how to optimise them.
WordPress uses Categories and Tags to help group similar content together for easy reference. Make sure you have a strong strategy for using categories and tags to improve your visitor experience and help your SEO.
Your WordPress theme may default to displaying archive pages with a snippet of text taken from the first 55 words. This is unlikely to be ideal for you, your visitors, or search engines. Using the excerpt gives you more control.
Premium WordPress plugins are often overlooked in preference to free plugins. This might not be good for your website.
Your premium plugins needn’t cost much, but could give you a better and safer solution.
Many businesses spend thousands building their websites, and then forget to optimise them to get the best speed possible for their budgets.
Find out how fast your website is and let us know if you want it even faster.
Many website owners underestimate the cost of owning their website. Once launched, you need to regularly update your site, keep things fresh, secure it, host it, and build traffic organically and (possibly) via paid routes.
Here’s our guide on the cost of owning a website.
Do you use a lot of WordPress plugins? Of course you do, but be careful not to use too many or you may end up with problems.
How many WordPress plugins is too many?
WordPress is free, with great themes to make your site look the business, and there are plenty of developers who will help put it all together for you, but there are some hidden costs you need to be aware of before going ahead.