Important WordPress tips
- Don’t paste in text from other websites or Word documents – use the “Paste as text” button in the toolbar to strip out the formatting.
- Try not to go overboard formatting text with different colours and sizes – it can get out of control really easily and may not display nicely in other browsers or on mobile devices.
- Keep the pages simple – think about what it will look like on a cellphone. Simple is best.
- Use the in-built text formatting options – Headings, bullet points, bold text, etc. Lots of people skim read.
- You’ll need to be able to resize photos before you add them to a page – images on websites are measured in “pixels”. Your website is probably around 900 pixels in width, so use that as a guide when resizing.
Here are some links to handy WordPress tutorials. I update this page from time to time, when I find good ones.
Editing Pages & Posts
Adding images to a Gallery: www.nextgen-gallery.com/adding-images-uploadingzip-filesimage-folders
NextGEN documentation: www.nextgen-gallery.com/help
Adding email and website links: en.support.wordpress.com/links/
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Search Engines & Search Engine Optimisation
November 13th, 2015
Search Engines & Search Engine Optimisation I used to do a lot of search engine optimisation, and here’s a nice easy list of things that I’ve learnt over the years. You can’t really expect to show up for lots and lots of search key-phrases, so discuss the main couple with me. A key-phrase is three […]read more