Make updating your website easy peasy with My top 5 WordPress tips

Here's my 5 of top tips to make your experience with WordPress a good one
January 9, 2017

WordPress is an amazing piece of kit for maintaining your website, it's one of the most powerful - and accessible - tools available. Rocket Steps have been using WordPress for over 10 years and help you up and running with training and tutorials.  Its highly customisable and design-friendly.

Here's my 5 of top tips to make your experience a good one;

1. Keep your website active with scheduled posts.

Updating your website regularly is one of the best ways to increase activity to your website. This doesn't mean you have to be on it every day, or every week. By using the option to schedule posts, you can create content when time allows, to publish in the future. Timing the release of new content is a great way to maintain engagement. 

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2. Resize your images.

By resizing your images within WordPress you can keep the loading time on your page down. Slow website page loading times are an achilles heel for any website which leads to visitors clicking away from your site. An image doesn't need to be massive to be clear.

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3. SEO as you go.

Search Engines Optimisation for websites is big business and constantly shifts as the search engine companies themselves alter their search criteria for better results. Taking time to get your head around the SEO tools on your website is a good start to understanding how SEO works. A good app like Yoast will help you write better content as you go, optimizing your ability to be seen search based on the kind of content you create.

4. Use good images.

Sourcing good images takes time. This is partly one of the reasons that include illustration as part of the design service. That way I can create new content which is specific to the project. With photography a mindful client will allow some of the budget to be covered by royalty-free images, as misleadingly the term royalty-free doesn't mean 'free'. This is where creative commons licenced images are invaluable, allowing the use of professional quality images with just credit to the author, or simply free for any purpose. Some great CC license sites include, and There is of course google image search, but that's the fast track to breaking copyright law. As I say, sourcing good images take time.

5. Don't lose your password.

This comes up again and again. Get a good solid password and attribute it with the same level of security as your would with bank details. Using the forgotten password link is a quick and easy way to get a new one, but over time can get messy very quickly, especially if you have more than one person updating your website with different admin roles. Aha. If I was doing a top 6 WordPress tips, admin and editors roles would be it. 

Want to know more? I offer wordpress training to help you make the most of your website. Face-to-face, via video or skype, communication is key to what we do. For more information email or call using the contact info at the bottom of this page.

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