How to optimize images to speed up your website

How to optimize images to speed up your website

Your website needs to look professional if you want clients to sign up to work with you through it. You’re expected to have big, beautiful photos for your blog posts. High quality photos can be huuuuge in file size, making your site load slow. And a slow site means visitors never come back. In fact,…

7 plugins every service-based sidehustler needs

7 plugins every service-based sidehustler needs

Using WordPress for your service-based business site? You’re going to need to use some plugins. With more than 53,000 plugins in the WordPress plugin directory (not to mention the many premium plugins out there), things can get confusing fast. Which plugins are the best for SEO, contact forms, security and performance? These are the plugins I…

How to create a custom button for your site

How to create a custom button for your site

I’ve got some CSS love for your site today. Buttons are a great way to make a call-to-action stand out, but instead of using images, use some HTML & CSS so you can easily re-use your buttons, even if you change the text. Insert a link on your page, and add a class to the…

How to add Google Fonts to your website

How to add Google Fonts to your website

Picking fonts to use on your website can be hard enough, but once you’ve chosen Google Fonts, you may be left confused about how to use them on your site. Google offers three options to make the fonts available on your site: Standard, @import and Javascript. For each one, I recommend creating a child theme if…

How to improve your site navigation

How to improve your site navigation

Even with great content, if visitors can’t find what they’re looking for, they’ll just leave. Make sure it’s easy to navigate your site: here’s how you can improve your site navigation. Improve your site navigation: Planning Planning is one of the most important steps in any web design process. You should be planning out your content and…

6 steps to improve an old blog post

6 steps to improve an old blog post

If you’ve been blogging for a while, you’ll have lots of great content just sitting around in your archives. All that content is probably not being read as much as it could be. Your writing has improved over time and it’s unlikely that every page and every single blog post you have on your site is…