How to securely share admin access to your WordPress website

A WordPress website back-end dashboard. Learn how to share access safely.

Should I give my web developer my username and password?

On the surface of it, this seems like quite the quandary. After all, how will your developer be able to make changes to your site if they do not have the login details? But on the other hand how can you be confident that you’re not exposing your site to unnecessary risk? Read on to learn how to securely share access to your WordPress website.

Why can’t I have a links page on my website?

Chain link fence, symbolising hyperlinks.

The links page is dead. And reciprocal links are dead too. However good the offer might seem, however well-intentioned the advice given to you by your friend might’ve been, however well your competitors’ website might seem to be doing, do not under any circumstances create a page full of links. Read on to find out why…

Web design usability best practice: support your users

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Convincing people to pass their personal information on to you can be difficult. This isn’t just because it’s laborious, but also because of issues surrounding trust and privacy. This is why it’s so important to use best practice in web form design in order to reduce friction points and maintain user trust.

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.

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!

Choose the best WordPress plugins for your website

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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 & 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.

Optimising images for the web

Modern Spiral Eggcup, with egg

Images are a great thing to add to your website. They add colour, catch the eye, and help to break up long blocks of text. But the first rule of using images on the web effectively is to use them sparingly. The second rule is to make sure they’re as small (in terms of file size) as possible. Read this tutorial to learn more about optimising images for the web.

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.