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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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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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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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5 Tips for Blogging With Your WordPress Website

March 9, 2018

WordPress is built for blogging. It is one of the most widely used blogging platform for business. Blogging takes time and resources, so here are 5 tips to help you make the most of blogging with your WordPress website.

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What you need to know when planning content for your WordPress website

March 4, 2018

You need your WordPress website to be a business driver. You’re paying for hosting, WordPress care and spending time working on content. You need all that activity to bring you a return. You need your WordPress website to convert visitors into customers – conversion rate is a key metric for a successful website.

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The best places to find free images for your WordPress website or blog

The best places to find free images for your WordPress website or blog

November 11, 2017

Most websites need a large amount of photography and images to showcase the website content or to help create an eye-catching blog post. With that in mind buying pictures or commisioning a photo shoot can sometimes not be possible. In that situation, how can you find free to use images for your content?

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Changing from HTTP to HTTPS with WordPress

Changing from HTTP to HTTPS with WordPress

October 1, 2017

I’m asked this question more and more. Should I change my WordPress website to HTTPS from HTTP? Do I need to do it now?
As always with websites and digital, some technical aspects need to be considered, however. Here are my thoughts on business impact and actions you need to plan for.

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How to supercharge your WordPress website speed. (without plugins)

September 21, 2017

Having a fast loading and efficient WordPress website is an ever-increasing necessity. Your visitors demand an experience online that is a rapid and concise when visiting your website. There are many factors that affect how your website performs, here I am going to take a look at 3 key factors you need to consider when reviewing your WordPress website performance.

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WordCamp Edinburgh WordPress Training

My Highlights from WordCamp Edinburgh 2017

July 28, 2017

Read my takeaways and insight from WordCamp Edinburgh 2017. Two tracks and plenty of coffee and refreshments to keep everyone energised. Speakers for the two-day event covered the latest WordPress ideas and thinking.

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Your quick start guide to effective SEO with WordPress

Search Engine Optimisation. Get the basics right first. Your quick start guide to effective SEO with WordPress

July 26, 2017

[Video and Slide Deck] In July 2017 I had the opportunity to present at the North East, Newcastle WordPress meetup. The topic of my presentation was – Search Engine Optimisation – Get the basics right first – Your quick start guide to effective SEO with WordPress. If you were unable to attend the Newcastle Meetup, you can view my slide deck, watch the video and read my presentation transcript.

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My Highlights from WordCamp London 2017

April 20, 2017

WordPress WordCamps happen across the world, typically in major cities, however, they can be larger, such as WordCamp Europe. March 2017 saw the WordCamp London Convention. Typically a ‘three track’ event, which means throughout each day there are 3 sets of talks on at any one time covering a broad range of WordPress and website related topics.

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WordPress Hosting insight

How to choose hosting for your WordPress website

February 28, 2017

A successful website is essential in today’s hyper-competitive online space. Choosing the right hosting for your WordPress self-hosted website can seem like a daunting task. There are thousands of hosting companies across the world, and many of them have a simple solution to install and host a WordPress website.

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3 tips for picking the right WordPress theme for your business

January 17, 2017

One of the powerful aspects of WordPress is being able to add or create a customised theme for your website. This provides the front end styling of your website, the visual look and feel. Read my tips and insight to guide you when select the right theme for your business website.

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"Belinda [WP North East] was extremely patient and understanding. I now have a much better understanding of WordPress and I'm not so afraid to use the various elements to achieve a website that would better serve the company. Belinda is knowledgeable, kind and calm. The perfect trainer for someone like me, a little nervous of technology and lacking in confidence when it comes to using an unfamiliar programme . Thank you."
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"Belinda [WP North East] prepared thoroughly in advance for each session, asking questions about my expectations, so that no training time was wasted. Her instruction was clear and very informative and she was prepared to accommodate my specific requirements taking a flexible approach to content during a couple of sessions enabling me to successfully launch my first website on schedule."
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""I would highly recommend Belinda's [WP North East) WordPress one-to-one training.  I needed help developing an existing wordpress site. She not only helped me do this but made sure I had the knowledge to do further work on my own.  She is very patient, straight to the point, doesn't mess around and is very easy to work with.  She will start from wherever your level of skill is and make sure you understand what she is teaching before moving on.  Excellent!"
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