Techy Tutorials

Should You Use a Slider In Your Theme?

There is quite a debate about whether you should us a slider for your blog theme. Nearly all the major theme designers include the option of a blog slider. But SEO experts like Yoast say they should be banned! Although Yoast obviously are the world’s SEO experts, it really does come down to you, and […]

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Learn To Take Good Food Photos

If you run a recipe blog, it’s very important that your food photos are good. Today’s top bloggers have photography skills that rival any professional. It doesn’t matter how tasty your meal is, if it looks like a pile of sludge, no one is going to share your recipe on social media. If you run a […]

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A Guide to Image Editing Software

This Irish Door was created in Adobe Illustrator Adobe makes two popular products called Photoshop and Illustrator. Unless you are a graphic designer, you don’t need them. But they do come in handy if you wish to customize your own blog, or design your own logo. Some themes also contain files that need these tools […]

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Divi (the visual page builder)

Malina is a Divi child theme Divi is the world’s most popular page builder for WordPress, created by Elegant Themes. This front end editor is like nothing you have seen, and will change the way you build websites forever. Using real time design, you can customize the fonts, colors, sizing and spacing, and even apply custom […]

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Create Beautiful Photos with Kim

Kim Klassen is a gifted photographer who offers several wonderful online courses on how to create, capture and edit beautiful photographs, ideal for your blog or portfolio. You can buy gorgeous lightroom presets and textures and download free presets. The courses include: Still Shooting (auto to manual) is a course to teach you everything in […]

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How to Quickly Check Your Stats

Leo Babauta has over 2 million readers, yet never checks his stats! One of the most surprising things about WordPress is always that there are no stats. You don’t need to become obsessive. However, for most bloggers, it’s useful to know who is visiting your site, from where and how long they are staying. The main […]

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Elementor (WP page builder)

Image Elementor is a page builder used by over 400,000 WordPress users. NO more drag and drop, this free product is easy to use, and there is no coding. You can use it to resize columns, set margins and display your best posts, in interesting ways. Use advanced filters to show the exact content that you […]

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Which WordPress Plugins To Use?

Image There are thousands of WordPress plugins, but most of them are not necessary. Having too many plugins can clutter your site. And if you pick the wrong one, it can infect your site and close it down! That’s why it’s important to back up your site. But some are necessary and others are very […]

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How to Safely Back Up Your Site

Image You don’t want to lose all your work, if you suddenly see ‘the white screen of death’. Find a tutorial at Elan Creative to back up your site. Also change your username from ‘admin’ to prevent hackers. Remember to back up your site in case it goes wrong, as you have to delete the old username, in order to […]

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How to Install a New WordPress Theme

Danielle Moss If you have just purchased a new WordPress theme, and are new to the dashboard, this post is for you! First of all, you simply upload the theme and activate it. If it’s a theme you are testing out, you can preview the theme to see what it looks like, before pressing the […]

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