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Easily add a blog to your small business WordPress website

Have you already got a simple WordPress website that you now want to start adding a blog to? Given that demonstrating your expertise, establishing your authority and establishing trust are fundamental to getting highly indexed by Google, a blog is an excellent addition to your WordPress website. But many people dive in too quickly without …

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Can you say yes to these 37 questions about your website?

If you are running a small home based business then your website is the most important tool in your business arsenal. But is it good enough? Your website should be delivering in 3 or 4 areas for you: Trust and credibility – it should make you look good Lead generation – it should be getting …

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On DIY website building

DIY is BIG! Whether it’s building your own website or getting stuck in around the home, people love doing stuff for themselves. And that’s great. A couple of years ago I installed my own kitchen and bathroom. And really, I’m no plumber. But the end result is not at all bad – even the pros …

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Free WordPress learning resources

Since originally writing this article the WordPress editor has changed dramatically and now features the new block editor (aka Gutenberg). Fortunately all the resources below now include Gutenberg instruction in their offerings. You can read a good introduction to Gutenberg here. If you are a WordPress beginner getting to grips with adding and editing content …

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Organise your WordPress content with Categories and Tags

In my work on websites I see a lot of WordPress blogs with badly organised categories and tags. Wisely used categories help your readers easily find content and guide search engines so they rank you the way you want. So what are categories and tags in WordPress? A category is a broad grouping for your posts. Some …

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How to avoid website pain and discomfort by properly caring for your site

You just can’t build a site and then leave it sitting there. You’ll be inviting problems from hackers, downtime due to broken plugins or lost enquiries from broken contact forms. Those problems can cost you big time. A hacked site could trash your reputation (maybe from ‘accidentally’ sharing viruses) and lost enquiries could cost you lucrative clients. It doesn’t stop …

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How your website can get you quality leads and better clients

We’re going to look at a few ways you can improve your website and get the clients you really want contacting you. The problem is you are just not getting the enquiries you need for your business to thrive. And what’s more, too many of those who do get in touch, just aren’t turning into the kind …

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Why use WordPress for your website

WordPress is free, community-based, software for building websites. It is very widely used, currently powering about a quarter of all new websites. We use it on Very Simple Sites for your site. The biggest use of WordPress is by a company called Automattic who use it to run WordPress.com where you can set up a website in minutes – with …

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