Beginners tutorial: uploading images to WordPress

If you’re a newcomer to WordPress, you might’ve gotten as far a creating your own post, but then realised that pages and posts without images can be rather dull. Images lead the eye, attract clicks and help to illustrate difficult concepts, so learn the best way to upload them to your website.

WordPress beginner tutorial: user accounts and logging in

WordPress login prompt

This WordPress beginner tutorial focuses on the very first steps you’ll need to take in order to get started with managing your website. More experienced users might find the discussion about password best practices and user roles useful.

WordPress beginners tutorial: your first blog post

One of the things that makes WordPress such a great platform for business websites is how easy it makes it to add new blog posts and pages. And as a beginner, one of the best ways to build up your confidence with the platform is to dive right in and start drafting out some posts straightaway.

How to add a photo gallery in WordPress

Editing an image gallery in WordPress

Many WordPress website owners don’t realise just how easy it is to add impressive photo galleries to their pages and posts, and some don’t even realise the feature exists at all. This tutorial will walk you through the process of inserting an image gallery into a page or post.

How to secure a WordPress website: for beginners

Padlock symbolising WordPress security

Ten easy steps that show how to secure a WordPress website: you’ll only need basic WordPress admin skills to put these simple security measures in place. Do it now, before it’s too late!

Choose the best WordPress plugins for your website

Power plug close-up

In the world of WordPress, being free doesn’t mean it’s rubbish — WordPress itself is free of course — but there are bad plugins out there (some of which aren’t even free!). So how do you choose the best plugins for your website?

How to set up WordPress: configuring basic settings

Expanded WordPress settings menu

WordPress is pretty well configured out of the box (especially for SEO), but there are a few settings you should give some attention to if you want to make your WordPress website work harder for you. If you can give a little bit of time to considering these settings carefully, you’ll make your website more appealing to search engines and make it harder for spammers to gain a foothold too.

How to spot spam WordPress comments

Spam spelled out in graffiti on a wall

Writing blog posts for your business is a brilliant way of building a conversation around your brand, and getting more of your website indexed by Google. But not all comments are created equal; if you publish spam comments on your website you’ll be sending out a signal to other spammers that you are a soft target. Worse than this, you might even find your site being penalised by Google too.