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

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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: for beginners

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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

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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?

Use your website to build a mailing list

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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?

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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?

New year, new start, new website!

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To celebrate the new year we treated ourselves to a new website – we’ve made improvements to the custom design, load speed, and search engine optimisation. Read on to find out more, and how we could help you.

Do what you do best, and don’t let others do it for you

Book cover: Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh.

As the founder of a web design company, you might be surprised to learn that I myself am regularly approached by other companies who offer web design services too. Their offering is simple: they are happy to act as subcontractors for my own work, and they claim they can build […]