How to use WordPress widgets

WordPress Widgets explained Widgets allow you to add new content and functionality into the “sidebar” areas of your WordPress site. Traditionally many WordPress blog designs were split into two or three columns, with the far right-hand side column often acting as a sidebar. Within these sidebars, you can add widgets. Using the above image as […]

What are WordPress plugins?

In the WordPress world, plugin is a piece of software/code that can be used to extend the functionality of WordPress beyond the standard install. They allow you to add different features and functionality to your site – things like email sign-up forms, galleries and back-up tools? Why does WordPress need this you might ask? A […]

How to install and activate WordPress plugins

Installing and activating a WordPress plugin Installing or adding a plugin is very similar to adding a theme. Just look for the “Plugins” link on your WordPress dashboard. From here you‘ll see a list of plugins you already have installed – here you can activate/deactivate, amend the settings, or delete a plugin. Also on this […]

Getting Started with WordPress hosting

Introduction to WordPress Thank you for choosing LCN WordPress hosting as the home for your new website! To get started you’ll need to check your LCN account email address – this is where we’ll send your setup email. On this email you’ll find your WordPress username, a temporary password, and a link to the login […]

The difference between WordPress posts and pages

Post vs Pages: What’s the difference? One of the most fundamental aspects of WordPress is being able to add new posts and pages to your site (or blog). So what’s the difference? It may seem like an obvious question, but it’s a good one. In the most basic terms, a post is a blog entry […]

How to add a post or page using WordPress

Adding posts and pages to your WordPress site Adding a post By default, you’ll see WordPress has already created the first post on your site for you – but we’re going to delete it and create our own. Login to your dashboard and hit “Posts”. Here you’ll see the default “Hello world!” post WordPress has […]

Using WordPress categories and tags

Categories and tags Categories and tags are ways of grouping post topics together. They help keep your site more organised and accessible, and help visitors quickly find the type of content their looking for. You can choose several different tags and categories for every post. What’s the difference between categories and tags? Categories and tags […]

What are WordPress themes?

One of the key features of WordPress is themes. A WordPress theme is basically a design – a design you can easily add to your WordPress site. No coding or special skills are needed, plus you can switch themes like you change outfits! There are thousands of WordPress themes to choose from too, both free […]

How to add and test a WordPress theme

Adding and testing a new WordPress theme So after much careful consideration, you’ve found a theme that’s right for you and your new website. Let’s get it uploaded to your WordPress site so we can test it out. Login to your WordPress dashboard and look for “Appearance” and then “Themes”. You’ll then be presented with […]

How to add Google Analytics to your WordPress website

This guide will explain how to set up Google Analytics on your WordPress website for customers using web hosting and WordPress hosting. Before you start, you’ll need to set up a Google Analytics account. You can learn about this and how to get started with Google Analytics here. Let’s get started… Installing the plugin […]