Numbers – Style guide

This is the best practice and recommended style guide for numbers on your website: Use numerals, instead of spelling out the number as a word: 7 as opposed to seven Writing out the numbers 1-10, is a rule from writing for print Use commas every 3 digits (per thousand) in large numbers: 1,000 / 100,000 […]

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How to optimise images for your website

Why do I need to edit my images? Digital photographs from your camera are far too large for the web. If you upload them just as they are, they may make your website load very slowly and you might lose visitors and Google ranking. How to optimise images using Irfanview: Free, easy to use photo editing. Physical size: […]

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How to add text links in WordPress

Step by step instructions for creating hyperlinks: Quick check-list for adding in-text links in the body of a page (or post) in a WordPress website: High-light the text you want to make into a link: Click the ‘Link’ icon in the edit tool bar: Copy and paste the URL (link address) of the page you […]

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Page titles and headings – style guide

Suggested style guide for page titles: Best practice for WordPress post or page titles or headings – best for Google and easiest to read or scan for people. For the main title or heading – type into the box at the top of the page, where it says ‘Enter title here‘: For SEO – to […]

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How to Add and Edit Text in WordPress

An easy to follow check-list to help you get started with adding content to a WordPress website – ideal for beginners or as a reminder. Get Started with WordPress – Step by Step Instructions: Log in to WordPress with your Username and Password: This will open the Dashboard – which gives you managerial control: Click on […]

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How to add a new Page or Post

Decide whether you want to add a Page or a Post. How to add a new Page or Post: From any page click ‘+ New’ then ‘Page’ or ‘Post’ (in the top tool bar). or from ‘Edit Page‘ (it doesn’t matter which page) or from ‘Edit Post‘ (it doesn’t matter which post) Click ‘Add New‘ […]

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How to Log In

To log in and work on a page that has been already set up: Go to your log-in URL  – Probably something like: http://your-website/wp-admin/ Put in your Username: Best NOT to use ‘admin’ for security reasons. Password: This takes you to the Dashboard. In the top LH corner, click on the name of your website […]

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Customising a WordPress website

How customisable is WordPress? WordPress offers an ‘off the shelf’ website – with lots of functions and is highly customisable. However it is not ‘infinitely customisable’ – there are limitations, due to working within a pre-defined framework, but it also has a lot of advantages. Broadly there are 3 levels of customisation (this is a […]

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Canvas – Woo Themes

Canvas is a highly customisable, responsive, WordPress theme. How easy is it to customise a WordPress website? Responsive Layout: The design will scale to fit on all browser widths/resolutions and on all mobile devices. Go ahead and scale your browser window to see the results. Shop Facilities: A secure, easy to use on-line shop can […]

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