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What are 5 things I can do make your website better.

5 Ways to Make Your Website BetterWith the introduction of HTML 5 and CSS3 in October of 2014 and the focus of content by the search engines such as Google and Bing,  it has never been more important than it is in today’s internet environment to have your website error free and for each page to meet search engine criteria.

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Alt-TagsAfter looking at several WordPress websites ‘alt tags’, I noticed that even though we had gone through the entire site and added alt tags when they were missing and placing keywords within our alt tags, I notice a common problem.  The alt tags were missing from most of the image sliders, even though we had added them in the ‘Media Library’.

With many of these plugin’s, they don’t take the time to add the alt tag into the coding for SEO purposes.

I thought I would cover how we fixed one site that was using Custom Fields with an ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) :Repeater Field that we had inherited from a different designer.  The repeater was on the front page and the original coding looked like this: Continue reading

My website didn't have a back-up,  what do I do?Why are back-ups for my WordPress website so important?

Back-ups for your WordPress website can and will eventually pay off.  It’s not a matter of if your site will ever crash, but  when.   The crash may have occur when you enhance your site  or you may be the victim of malware or someone hacking into your site and preventing you from logging in.  Whatever the case,  you back-up is only good if you know how to use it. Otherwise,  you are wasting your time. Continue reading

Categories and Tags in WordPressBasically the difference between an categories and tags in WordPress is that categories are hierarchical and tags are not.

Huh, what does that mean? Well that means, that categories can be arranged in a hierarchy and tags,  well, they are all on their own.

Why do I need to use categories and tags in WordPress,  what do they do?

You must have at least one category selected with a post,  if you do not select one, it will be listed as ‘uncategorized’ .  I do recommend you select a category for all your posts.  As time goes on, and the number of your posts on your website increase, you will find it harder and harder to find your older posts if you don’t give them a category.  Look at it as kind of a filing cabinet. Continue reading