The new Gutenberg block editor has some permalink issues as described below. When you first create a post and are working on it, under the Settings > Document controls, you won't see any permalink option. If you press the Save Draft option at the top as you are just starting out with your post, then … Continue reading WordPress.com New Gutenberg Block Editor Permalink Issues
As a web designer, when I'm visiting a website, if the design is exceptional, I'll take a moment to scroll down to the page bottom and find out who the site designer was. Lately I've been seeing a lot of really nicely designed websites created by Little Village Creative Services. Their design approach seems to … Continue reading Little Village Creative Services
Here's a question I'm often asked by people: How long after creation does it take for a page or site to show up on a Google search? The chart below from the Website Group attempts to answer this question in a simple way. The real answer is that there is no simple answer. The results … Continue reading How long after creation does it take for a page or site to show up on a Google search?
In these two videos, you'll learn how to completely backup and restore your Facebook account -- even to another user account -- using Acronis software. This is important in case your account gets hacked, suspended, or content is mistakenly deleted. For those wanting to shut down their Facebook presence, it provides a way to keep … Continue reading How to completely backup and restore your Facebook account.
When people ask me for advice about what name they should give their website address, I usually suggest that they pick two or three. Here I explain why. Your Business Name Dot Com You'll always want your organization or business name as a website address. That way people searching by that name will be more … Continue reading Choosing the Right Domain Names
The visual guide below is for those who have setup a WordPress.com account and completed the initial steps to create their first free WordPress.com website.
Introduction The following instructions assume you don't have a website yet, and haven't registered a domain name. However, these instructions are also helpful for someone with a self-hosted WordPress website wanting to use the JetPack plugins suite -- which requires a WordPress.com user account. Keep these instructions open in a window as you go through … Continue reading Getting Started With WordPress.com Hosting
If you're a Network Solutions customer, you may have noticed a bill recently for renewal of your .INFO domain name. A few years ago, Network Solutions was giving all of their customers the .INFO extensions for "free" -- at least for an initial period. Then they began to charge at the time of renewal. Larger companies … Continue reading Network Solutions Service Renewal for .INFO Domain Names
If you're a self-hosted WordPress user, and you've noticed some site images not loading, it may be a result of a failure with the Photon photo caching feature in JetPack. Try turning off the feature under Dashboard > JetPack > Settings > Appearance. Delete any SuperCache or other local plugin site cache because those will … Continue reading WordPress Images Not Loading – JetPack Photon Image Cache Down
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