Web Design and Wordpress Guides

Increasing the width of the Gutenberg Editor

Gutenberg Editor too thin? If you have made the jump to Gutenberg on your website (I only just have!) then one of the things that might be bugging you is the width that blocks appear. For some reason they seem... Read More...

Basic Guide to speeding up WordPress

This is by no means a complete guide to speeding up your Wordpress website, but it will get you started and in a lot of cases do most of the work! Start by testing your site with GTMetrix to get... Read More...

Web Developers in Skipton

Looking for a web developer in Skipton? You have a few choices but as 418 I strive to be the best and have the reviews to back it up. I can help your Skipton Business, Club or Organisation get online... Read More...

5 reasons you should find a new web developer

It always amazes me how many of my new clients come to me after bad service from their existing web developer or agency. From slow replies to extortionate pricing the reasons are almost endless. As my first blog post in... Read More...

Basic Page SEO for WordPress Websites

SEO or search engine optimisation is arguably more important than the build of the website itself. After all, if nobody can find your website, it doesn't really matter what it looks like! I always refer to SEO as a big... Read More...

Formatting a page: Using Heading Tags

Heading Tags do exactly what they describe, they tag the headings on your websites page. They are important for both search engines and PageRank as when used correctly, they structure your page which gives the search bots an overview of... Read More...

After the site goes live…

In this post I will be explaining what you can expect when your site goes live and what you need to do. Its a common mis-conception that once a website is live, it will appear in search engines immediately, some... Read More...

Why tables don’t work anymore for web design

Over the years as I have built websites I have always encouraged clients to get involved with the editing of the site content themselves. Its important if your site is going to be successful that you keep it updated with... Read More...

WordPress – Inserting images using the media manager

This blog will explain the simple process of inserting an image into your post or pages in Wordpress. (more…) Read More...

WordPress – Basic SEO Tips

Right from the beginning you need to consider SEO or Search Engine Optimisation. This guide will help you understand some of the basics you need to consider. Another guide will follow to explain parts in more detail. (more…) Read More...

Social Networks and Link Building

Any link going back to your site from someone else's web page is seen as a kind of vote of confidence by search engines in favour of your website. It is assumed that if there are a lot of links... Read More...

Performing a full backup of your website and emails

To login to your CPanel where you will find all your hosting accounts settings and features (including the backup system) you simply need to add /cpanel to the end of your web address. http://www.my-website.co.uk/cpanel Alternatively you can login via 418's... Read More...

WordPress – Creating Links

When editing your website you will often need to create link to another page within your site or to another website entirely. The first thing to do is add the text or image a user of your site will click... Read More...

WordPress – The Text Editor Toolbar

This guide is about some of the main features available to use on the tool-bar whilst adding or editing a new page or post. (more…) Read More...

Configuring a POP Email Account in Thunderbird

This guide will explain how you can download Mozilla's Thunderbird email app, install it on your PC or Laptop and then configure it to send and receive emails. A much better alternative to Webmail. (more…) Read More...

WordPress – Adding a Post to your website

On your website, a Wordpress 'Post' may be used to post news updates, new for sale adverts or to post special offers. This guide will explain how to add or edit new posts. (more…) Read More...

How to use Google Search Properly

This cool graphic shows you the different ways you can use Google's search engine to fine tune the results you get back on every search. Save the Whales Read More...

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