How to test your WordPress website performance

Website speed matters. Nobody likes browsing a slow website. If your site is slow, your visitors are more likely to leave and go to a competitor’s website. It’s not just your users who like speedy websites, Google does too. Today I recorded a video showing you two ways to test your website performance. Both methods […]

Add links to WordPress custom excerpts

By default custom excerpts don’t have a ‘read more’ link of any kind. I wanted my custom excerpts to look the same as my dynamically generated ones. It’s a simple code change:

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SEO for WordPress

Do you want more traffic to your WordPress website? Are you new to SEO for WordPress ? Then start here. You have a beautiful website, with great content, but where are all the visitors? A website is next to useless unless people can find it. How do they do that? Using search engines. SEO, or […]

Conversion optimisation: 11 tips to encourage user action

You’ve built your website, you’re managing to drive traffic to it through good SEO, but is it providing a good return on investment? It’s important to think about the purpose of your website. What is the main business goal that you’re trying to achieve? The most common answer is to generate leads, to drive more […]

Setting up domains on WP Engine

Add domains to install Log in to Click on the install name Click on ‘Domains’ Click ‘Add domain’ Add the non-www version of the domain Click ‘Add domain’ Add the www version of the domain Change DNS at registrar Log in to Click on the install name Note the IP Address and CNAME […]

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Full screen background images

I’m putting this here for my own sanity. If I had £1 for every time I’ve tried to solve this issue! The goal here is to have a background image that covers the whole of the browser window. Ideally we want it to scale, stay centred, and keep it’s correct proportions. My go-to article on […]

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Website Budget Calculator

This morning I built the Website Budget Calculator. This tool is meant to be used as a way for potential clients to work out how much they should invest in their website – based on the value based pricing approach. I’m interested in, but sceptical of, value based pricing. I’ve listened to talks and podcasts, read […]