HTML for Text Hyperlinks

When you would like someone to see something you are referring to on your website or blog, you’ll need to add a hyperlink. This link can take them to somewhere else on your website or to another website. Text hyperlinks are defined as anchors and references in HTML. An anchor is the hyperlinked text and a reference is where you are taken when you click on the hyperlink. Text and graphics can serve as anchors. References can be within an HTML document or to another document. Examples of HTML for Text Hyperlinks A hyperlink is made up of these parts: … Keep Reading >

Free Website Images

One of the more common questions I get is, “Where can I find good quality images I can use on my website for free?” Luckily for all of us, there are more and more resources every day. Here are the websites I usually go to first: Pixabay – https://pixabay.com/ Unsplash – https://unsplash.com/ Pexels – https://www.pexels.com/ Gratisography – http://gratisography.com/ If you find what you need quickly, it’s a good day. The problem is that if you are looking for a very specific image, the search features on these websites aren’t the greatest. Which means that you’re going to spend more time … Keep Reading >

WordPress Support Forum

I recently went into a website that I manage and tried to make some simple text changes. Each time I tried to save the changes by clicking on the Update button, I was taken to the All Posts listings. I had never had this happen before, so I tried some of the tactics that had worked in the past with odd behavior. For example, I tried making changes to different pages, creating a new page and creating a new post. I also deactivated all of the plugins one by one, trying to save a change to a page each time. … Keep Reading >

Bulk Edit Posts

If you have a change you would like to make across a large number of posts, the Bulk Actions > Edit option is going to save you a ton of time! Bulk Edit Posts ► Login to WordPress if you aren’t already. ► Click on Posts > All Posts. ► Select the Posts you would like to edit by clicking in the box to the left of each post or by click on the box next to the word ‘Title’ to select them all. ► Click on Bulk Action > Edit. ► Click Apply. This opens the Bulk Edit options. You … Keep Reading >

Add Image to WordPress Page or Post

The more images you have on your web pages and blog posts, the more appealing it will be to your visitors and readers. It helps break up the text and gives them another way of consuming the information. Luckily, adding images to a WordPress Blog Post is very easy. Add Image to WordPress Page or Post ► Click on the location in your blog post where you would like to add an image ► Click the Add Media button above your toolbar ► Select an image from your Media Library or upload an image ► Update the Image Settings ► … Keep Reading >

Add a Featured Image in WordPress

A featured image in WordPress is a single image that is associated with a post. If assigned, it will show up in different places on your website depending on your theme and your settings. It is also the image that will be shared on social media if someone decides to share your content. I think it’s a good idea to always assign a featured image so you can relay the content of the blog instantly and intrigue your visitor to read. Add a Featured Image ► Login to WordPress if you aren’t already. ► Click on Posts > All Posts … Keep Reading >

WordPress Gallery

If you want to add more than a couple of images to your pages or posts, sometimes it can be tricky to make them look nice. Image galleries are a great option since they group the images into one location on the page or post and align the images uniformly. Luckily, WordPress has a built-in feature called, ‘Create Gallery.’ It is part of the Media Library and allows you to add a simple image gallery to pages or posts on your website. Here’s how to use it: ►Login to WordPress if you aren’t already. ►Open the Page or Post to … Keep Reading >

Choose a Website Color Scheme

A set of colors that complement each other is called a color scheme. The colors look good together and are pleasant to view. Plus, they speak to who you are and what you are offering. If you need some help matching colors for your website, Color Combos is a good place to start. The heart of the site is the Combo Tester, which allows you to see how different color combinations work together on the screen. If you want to see combinations already put together, check out the Combo Library. The library contains hundreds of color swatches, along with their hex color values (which you’ll need … Keep Reading >

Website Creation Process

I have established a specific sequence of tasks whenever I create a new WordPress website. This sequence evolved over the years and continues to evolve but the basic premise is the same – work from the outside in. It has saved me numerous hours and at least 20 headaches, I’m sure. Here’s how it works… I Create a Foundation When I look at a brand new install of WordPress, it’s a very nice moment. Everything is almost as clean as it’s going to get (I’m looking at you Hello Dolly plugin!) and I can create anything I, or my client … Keep Reading >

What is an Image Pixel?

If you are going to add or edit digital images to your website, you’re going to need to know what a pixel is. Pixels are the smallest controllable piece of information in a digital image and is one color made up of certain percentages of the colors red, green and blue. There are other terms related to digital images that you’ll need to know as well: Image dimensions are the length and width of a digital image. It is usually measured in pixels, but some graphics programs allow you to view and work with your image in the equivalent inches … Keep Reading >