If you’ve ever tried to optimise your WordPress website for SEO, you’ve surely heard of the Yoast SEO plugin. Yoast SEO is arguably the best plugin available for improving your SEO performance on WordPress and has over 1 million active installs. Once you install the Yoast SEO plugin on your WordPress website, the plugin will automatically improve some areas of your website upon installation, such as changing your homepage so that it doesn’t have "Just Another WordPress Site" in its page title, and creating a sitemap for your website. However, I recommend manually checking some of the configurations of the plugin to...

We all remember the internet in the 90s, where every website was proudly decorated with those awful animations. Back then it was a novelty trend, but looking back at them now they look tacky and outdated, and the load speed? Awful. Thanks to technological advances over the past few years, we can now create sophisticated and realistic-looking animations which, when used properly, can enhance the whole look and feel of a website, providing a more interactive experience to the user. However, a lot of people overdo it, trying to make their website look super high-tech and sophisticated, and often overlook the key...

When you first install WordPress, you will likely want to look for a theme to replace the default theme already in use. However, there are thousands of themes available, so finding the perfect theme can seem daunting, especially when new themes are being released each day. Here is a checklist that should help single out the theme best suited for your website.   1. Make Sure Your WordPress Theme Is Responsive and Fast   No matter what your WordPress website is designed to be i.e. blog, gallery, e-commerce etc, you need to make sure that your theme works on mobile and tablet as well...

Without search engine optimisation (SEO), you aren’t going to be found on search engines and rank for the terms that will bring new visitors to your website. For example, if your business is called Bill’s Brilliant Bikes and you’re located in London, no-one on the internet is going to use the search term “Bill’s Brilliant Bikes” if they’re looking for bikes in London; they would use search terms such as “Bike Suppliers in London”. So to help you out a little with getting to grips with SEO, we have compiled this blog to help all of the Bills out there that just...

Although I would recommend WordPress for creating a small business website, WordPress isn’t right for everyone. This post outlines what every small business should consider when deciding whether to build their website in WordPress.   Pros   1. WordPress is perfect for a small business wanting to get their name out there with little maintenance If the objective of your business is to make people aware that the business has a presence on the internet, WordPress is the CMS you should use. It is easy to get your WordPress website up and running. By installing a plugin such as Yoast and configuring page titles and...