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What is Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) and Should I Use It?

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is a Google project that is designed to make web pages load more quickly for visitors on mobile devices. Sounds like a good idea, right? Fast loading pages (especially on mobile) is definitely a good idea! But do you have to use AMP to create them? No. (More on that later)… Read more

How to Choose the Best WordPress Plugins for Your Website

There are currently more than 55,000 plugins available in the WordPress repository and many thousands more that are ‘Premium’ (paid for) and don’t appear in the repository. With such a huge number available it is inevitable that there will be big variations in the quality of their coding. And badly coded plugins will slow down… Read more

Why is My WordPress Site so Slow to Load?

The more the web goes mobile, the more important becomes the speed at which your website pages load. Speed is definitely king – at least on the web. Adding a caching plugin to WordPress and using a CDN are both good ways to speed up your page load times, but they will deliver only limited… Read more

SEO Optimised Themes for WordPress – Are Premium Themes Better?

I saw a question today where someone asked if paying for a premium WordPress theme would improve the level of traffic to their website. The answer is ‘No’. There is absolutely no correlation between paying for a theme and the impact it has on the level of SEO optimisation of your website. The theme you… Read more

How to Fix WordPress Problems – Some Basic Troubleshooting Steps

Errors that arise after updating something You updated a plugin, or a theme, or WordPress itself and suddenly something goes wrong – sound familiar? “…Why can’t I update my posts anymore..?” “…Why am I getting these warning messages..?” “…Why has the layout on the front of my site changed..?” The WordPress eco-system WordPress is often… Read more

How to Make a free WordPress Website in under 2 Minutes

If you’re thinking about operating any kind of business online you need to have your own website. No ‘ifs’, ‘buts’ or ‘maybes’. But how can you do that without needing to know all sorts of technical stuff and without paying for a web designer, hosting fees and all the other associated costs? Get a website… Read more

How to Move WordPress to HTTPS – in Simple, Easy-to-Understand Steps

All websites I build have been set up on HTTPS, by default, for some years now. HTTPS is an absolute necessity if you’re running a shop on your site but, even without a shop, you will benefit from greater security, better performance and higher search engine rankings – Google has been giving better rankings to… Read more

CleanTalk Anti-Spam WordPress Plugin Review – No CAPTCHA and No Spam

CleanTalk Anti-Spam protects you from human as well as bot spammers on contact forms as well as posts I have reviewed the WordPress plugin here, but to see the range of platforms, forums and other implementations that CleanTalk Anti-Spam protects click here and scroll to the ‘Anti Spam Plugins’ section about half way down the… Read more

How to Remove Automated Ads Extensions from Google Ads

If you’re not careful you can burn through money very quickly with a Google Ads campaign. Here’s one way I was losing money and how I corrected it. Google Ads automated ads extensions I was looking at my site statistics recently and was irritated to see that Google Ads paid clicks were going to a… Read more

Best SEO Practice for writing WordPress posts and pages

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is one of those subjects in which you can get lost in all sorts of rabbit holes of technical detail, if that’s what you want. But for most, that level of detail is too much. So this article covers the checklist and process I use to develop search-engine-friendly posts on WordPress… Read more