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How to hide certain post types from the WordPress search results

By |2023-03-23T08:41:02+00:00December 19, 2022|

One of the many great benefits of using WordPress is that you are not just limited to pages and posts, you can create your own custom post types and display them on your website. However, in some situations, you may not want some of the custom post types you have created to appear in the [...]

Should I disable WordPress cron

By |2022-11-05T18:12:34+00:00November 5, 2022|

Disabling the WordPress cron can improve the performance of your website, but you need to replace it with something else, otherwise, WordPress, and any plugins you have installed, will not be able to run any scheduled tasks. What does the WordPress cron do? WordPress has a range of automated tasks that is needs to perform [...]

How to back up your WordPress site using UpdraftPlus

By |2022-11-05T18:16:04+00:00November 25, 2020|

When managing a WordPress website, your top priority should be to make sure you are backing up the site regularly. Without backups you have no way of restoring your site should something go wrong. In this post, I'm going to go through how you use my favourite backup plugin, UpdraftPlus, to backup your WordPress website. [...]

How to install a WordPress website to on your PC

By |2022-11-05T18:17:14+00:00November 25, 2020|

Installing WordPress on your PC is a great way to give WordPress a try before you start paying out money for things like hosting. Usually, installing WordPress on a desktop PC is quite a tricky task. However, there is a tool that significantly simplifies the process, and they recently released a beta version that makes [...]

How to plan out what content you need for a new website

By |2021-02-04T20:24:25+00:00November 25, 2020|

Many factors can impact a website's performance, but none are as critical as the content. It is the job of a website to present content in the best way possible. Great content can shine through an otherwise poor website, while poor content can render a great site useless. For this reason, it should be top [...]

Basic ways to keep WordPress secure

By |2021-03-26T19:01:26+00:00November 25, 2020|

The popularity of WordPress makes it a popular target for hackers. The WordPress community does a fantastic job of keeping WordPress secure. However, this is only part of the picture. Users are still the most significant vulnerability in WordPress. In this post, I'm going to go through some of the simple things you can do [...]

Updating WordPress themes and plugins with confidence

By |2021-02-04T20:24:35+00:00November 25, 2020|

Updating WordPress can be a daunting task, especially if you are not a confident WordPress user. There is always that slim chance that something could go wrong. In this blog post, I'll go through some important steps that will enable you to update your plugins and themes with confidence. What needs updating? There are three [...]

My Three Must Have WordPress Plugins

By |2021-04-04T16:52:56+00:00November 25, 2020|

One of the main reasons for having a WordPress site is the immense range of plugins available. Through plugins, you can add all sorts of functionality to your site. The plugin ecosystem is so vast that you have to be disciplined not to overload your WordPress site with too many plugins. The right list of [...]

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