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WordPress website design principles #3 – work with the F-layout

June 19, 2019

F-layout or F-pattern. Over time viewing patterns can appear, particularly with the left to right reading. People (in the west) generally look from left to right. You can make this work to your advantage on your website.

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What is a WordPress Landing Page and Why Create One

What is a WordPress landing page and why create one

June 5, 2019

A Landing Page is a unique page someone “lands” after clicking on a search result, inbound link, call to action or advert. Find out how to create one.

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WordPress Website Design Principles #2 – Use Negative Space

May 17, 2019

So what does negative space mean in relation to WordPress website design? Breath, just breath. Giving your content room to breath and giving your visitors the space to view what they need will improve the performance of your WordPress website.

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WordPress WooCommerce Training Newcastle. Learn WooCommerce and WordPress

Your stand alone WordPress store can prosper

May 3, 2019

I know you can and should be selling more from your WooCommerce website. Your stand alone WordPress store can sell more. With the right thought processes, consistency and long-term strategy in place, you can create a profitable online store and build your business online.

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WordPress Website Design Principles #1 – Limit Choices

April 26, 2019

#1 Limiting choices. First of a set of 10 articles focusing on web design principles to incorporate into your WordPress website design project.

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Highlights from WordCamp London 2019 – Bringing you the latest insight

April 8, 2019

Find out the low-down from WordCamp London 2019 and how attending affects the impact of the WordPress training I provide to you.

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WordPress powers a third of the web and why it’s great news for you and your business

March 21, 2019

WordPress now powers over 1/3rd of the top 10 million sites on the web. WordPress is statistically the most successful content platform on the web. Why is this good for you?

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How to sell more from your WordPress online store – part 3 of 3

March 15, 2019

This is part 3 of a 3 part series to help you get more sales from your WordPress online store. One of the most asked questions during my regular Newcastle based WordPress training sessions.

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Why lazy WordPress design is bad for business

March 11, 2019

Template WordPress websites are everywhere, you can easily download a template and create an instant website. However, you will find there is always more to website creation that templates.

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How to sell more from your WordPress online store – part 2 of 3

March 1, 2019

This is part 2 of a 3 part series to help you get more sales from your WordPress online store. One of the most asked questions during my regular Newcastle based WordPress training sessions.

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The Benefits of Managed WordPress Hosting

February 12, 2019

This article is based on my twenty years creating and designing websites and dealing with website hosting. Website hosting can be complex. I am not going to go into all of the technical aspects of hosting and the massive range of plan, packages or prices.

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WordPress WooCommerce Training Newcastle

How to sell more from your WordPress online store – part 1 of 3

January 28, 2019

This is one of the regular areas I cover on many of my Newcastle based WordPress training courses. Many individuals approach WP North East with an online selling issue. Part 1 of 3.

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WordPress Web Design and Training Newcastle

Why you shouldn’t just change your WordPress theme

December 30, 2018

Don’t make the mistake of just changing your WordPress theme without taking the time to understand how your WordPress website can be improved to provide a massive return on investment, increase traffic and conversion. A truly user-centric experience.

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How to add an icon to your WordPress menu

December 7, 2018

Sometimes you might want to add an icon to your main menu or top level navigation. A symbol or graphic instead of a written link. With WordPress, this is reasonably straightforward to action.

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WordPress Gutenberg Training Newcastle

Getting ready for Gutenberg. The new WordPress block editor.

December 1, 2018

You may or may not have heard about the big change about to come with WordPress. The new content editor currently called ‘Gutenberg’. This is a big thing in the WordPress community. Set for release towards the end of 2018, or imminently! At the time of writing, it is still in development.

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How to link to a certain part of the same page in WordPress

How to link to a certain part of the same page in WordPress

November 16, 2018

Have you ever wanted to have a word or piece of text on your page that you want to link to another part of the same page?

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Highlights from WordCamp Manchester 2018 – A WordPress Event

November 1, 2018

Find out the low-down from WordCamp Manchester 2018 and how attending affects the impact of the WordPress training I provide to you.

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WordPress SEO Training Newcastle

5 WordPress SEO myths busted and what you absolutely need to do

October 19, 2018

There are many myths and misdirection around WordPress and SEO. Just using WordPress for your website isn’t enough for a great SEO strategy. So I’m going to attempt to clear up some of the regular misconceptions.

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Avoid these mistakes on your first WordPress website set up

September 27, 2018

Having worked with WordPress for over 8 years and delivering WordPress training to many businesses and individuals I’ve developed a checklist and process to streamline and create the best first stage WordPress set up for every WordPress website I create. Find out the mistakes to avoid.

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WordPress Training Newcastle The Benefits of Sticky Posts

The benefits of Sticky Posts on your WordPress website

September 24, 2018

What is a ‘sticky post’ I hear you say? By default, your blog posts on WordPress are chronological, date-driven with the latest at the top. In some instances, you may need a particular post to feature first. Find out how.

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How to add a sign-up to your WordPress website

September 20, 2018

Find out who’s visiting your website and start a conversation. One of the top performing marketing strategies is email marketing. If you are doing this or planning on doing email marketing you need to start building a list. Here are a few ways to add this feature.

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How to set up a local version of WordPress on your computer

September 14, 2018

There are many occasions when you don’t want to work on a live WordPress website. That being the case, working locally, directly on your computer and not online, is an alternative to working live or on your hosting. In this article, I am going to show you 3 ways to set up a local environment and installation of WordPress.

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Why WordPress is great for Enterprise Level website projects

August 24, 2018

In this article, I am going to demonstrate how powerful WordPress can be for complex or large, enterprise projects. Those that are outside the WordPress community are unfamiliar with the power of WordPress and its many benefits.

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WordPress Training Newcastle

Which WordPress form plugin is right for you

August 18, 2018

Need a form on your WordPress website? Where to start, there are so many solutions. Find out my take on the options you have for your WordPress website.

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WordPress SEO Newcastle

How to get started with SEO on your WordPress website – Part 2

July 27, 2018

As a follow on the “How to get started with SEO on your WordPress website – Part 1” here are the next stages you should work on to get going with SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) if you combine these with Part 1 the steps should really power up the search results for your WordPress website.

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How to get started with SEO on your WordPress website – Part 1

June 24, 2018

SEO should not be an afterthought on your WordPress website. If you’re serious about showing up on Google, then knowledge and effort are required right from the start when creating your website.

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Add micro-interactions for maximum gains on your WordPress website

June 8, 2018

Microinteractions are small elements that the user interacts with that can often seem so small that it seems unusual that they can make a difference. Find out how they can add more power to your WordPress website conversions.

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The Easy Way to Add an XML Sitemap to your WordPress Website

May 30, 2018

An XML sitemap is a way for website owners to inform Search Engines about specific page (or images or products) on their website. A WordPress XML sitemap also informs Google which links on your website are more important than others and how frequently you update your website.

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How to move from WordPress com to your own self-hosted WordPress website

May 18, 2018

You’re on WordPress.com and you need additional features and functionality. Moving to your own hosted website can seem daunting. Read here a short overview on how to move from the .com to a self-hosted WordPress website.

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Highlights from WordCamp London 2018 – WordPress Community

April 17, 2018

With WordPress as my go-to web platform and WP North East providing detailed WordPress Training in the Newcastle area it is important to me to be part of the WordPress community. This was my second year attending WordCamp London a three day event in April 2018.

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