What are Excerpts and how to use them

Excerpts are optional hand-crafted summaries or teasers of your content. They can be used to shorten your blog posts so that only part of the entry — usually the introduction or a summary of the post — is displayed, instead of the entire entry. Using excerpts is completely optional. Depending on the theme, excerpts you… Continue reading

Add your website to Google Search Console

Google Search Console is a free tool by Google that helps you monitor your site’s presence in Google Search results, and to help Google understand your site better. This article explains how to add and verify your WordPress website to Google Search Console. If you haven’t already, sign in to Google Search Console – www.google.com/webmasters/tools/home Click the… Continue reading

Fix Facebook broken link preview

(The steps below also apply if Facebook is showing the wrong link image thumbnail.) Occasionally when sharing content on Facebook you’ll find that the link preview is broken like this: Here are the steps to fix it: 1. Visit the Facebook debugger tool – https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/ 2. Paste in the problem link and click the Debug button.… Continue reading

Click to send an email with a mailto link

You can make links that open an email window when clicked, like this: Click to send me an email These are known as mailto links, and they are easy to make in WordPress. Highlight the text or image that you want to make into a clickable email link. Click the Insert Link button in the WordPress… Continue reading

Apply nofollow attribute to external links

When publishing sponsored content, SEO experts advise to apply the nofollow attribute to your external links to avoid getting penalized by the search engines. Learn more about why and when you should use nofollow links – Infographic: What Is The Nofollow Tag; When & How To Use It It’s easy to apply the nofollow attribute to your… Continue reading

Fixing text styling inconsistencies in your content

Occasionally you may find the font in a post to be different from the rest. This commonly happens when you copy and paste content into the WordPress post editor. In addition to the content, the extraneous and unnecessary formatting has been copied along with it. This additional formatting information overrides your theme’s font styling and causes… Continue reading

Display tweets on your site with the Twitter timeline widget

You can display a collection of tweets (a timeline) in your WordPress site with Twitter’s embedded timeline widgets. This timeline can display your own tweets, your Likes, tweets about a hashtag and more. In this article we will create a timeline of a user’s tweets.   Display your Twitter widget within your post content To embed… Continue reading

Understanding and troubleshooting floated images

Why does this happen? Text may get cut off in weird positions because of how you float images and other elements in your blog post. Here is a classic example of a problem caused by floated images. Other examples of float problems are when text appears to the left or right of the image when… Continue reading