With WordPress being one of the largest content management systems for web design and development, it is vital to know some of the basic ground knowledge, especially for beginners. This blog will identify some of the key aspects of WordPress, outline how you can benefit from learning the basics, and help you familiarise yourself with the platform.   What Is WordPress? Starting as a simple blogging system, WordPress has evolved into the largest Content Management System used to this day. As WordPress grew, they gained hundreds upon thousands of users all working in different fields and, in time, developed into a CMS that powers...

Introduction To do bulk redirects in WordPress we will want to either use a plugin or add redirect rules directly to htaccess. The first method is the usage of the Redirection plugin, and the second method is to use the .htaccess file in your website. Using the Redirection plugin is easier and less technical, however it is less efficient and your redirects can be slower. If you decide to use the .htaccess method, it is more technical but your redirects are faster because they are processed before anything else in WordPress. Here is a guide on how to do both of these methods,...

When building a WordPress website, there are many WordPress plugins available that can help you reach that completion deadline faster. Through personal experience, I use these 5 WordPress plugins that help me speed up the development time for a website, and I’ll explain why you should too.   1. Duplicate Page   When creating pages for your website, you may be spending a long time creating similar posts and pages by copying the content from one page onto another. This plugin simply adds the option to duplicate a post/page in one click. As simple as this sounds, this saves me plenty of time when creating...

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...

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...