Tutorials

The way many web design agencies bang on about HTML and CSS and other techno-babble you’d be forgiven for thinking they expect you to understand it all.

Building websites and maintaining an effective digital marketing strategy is hard work. We’ve produced these tutorials to demystify the jargon and help you get more out of the web.

At EggCup we know you hire a web designer or digital marketing agency to handle these things for you. But that doesn’t mean you have to be kept in the dark! It doesn’t matter whether you’re one of our clients or not; we’re always happy to share our knowledge, so grab your teaspoon and dig in!

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

HTML web form code

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.

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 add a photo gallery in WordPress: a beginners guide

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.