Uploading images to WordPress: a beginners tutorial

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 user accounts and logging in: a beginners tutorial

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.

Publish your first WordPress blog post: a beginners tutorial

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 secure a WordPress website: a beginners tutorial

Padlock symbolising WordPress security

Read these 10 easy steps to learn 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!

How to set up WordPress & configure basic settings: a beginners tutorial

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: a beginners tutorial

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. 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 downrated by Google too. Read this tutorial to learn how to spot spammy comments.

Use your website to build a mailing list: a beginners tutorial

British Edwardian Postbox -- how many people are on your mailing list?

If you aren’t currently using your website to build a mailing list, you really are missing a trick. At EggCup Web Design we understand the power of social media and use it everyday to build relationships with new clients. But despite what the doomsayers might say, email definitely isn’t dead.

A free website: what is the true cost?

Black and white die

As a small business owner myself I understand the pressures small businesses are under and I know how hard it can be to find a suitable budget for your company’s website. A well-intentioned friend might generously offer to build you a website for free, but are you sure you’ll actually get good value?