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Here at LearnWP we blog about all things WordPress. These mini-tutorials will help you learn WordPress. The WordPress Coaches Corner blog is a companion to our in-person Toronto WordPress training sessions.

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DIY Website | Customize WordPress yourself with these 5 steps

There are a number of DIY website builders available today. We aren’t going to compare different platforms but we will help you learn how to make your WordPress website your own. With a bit of knowledge, you can customize your WordPress theme and fearlessly manage WordPress updates. If you’re like a lot of our WordPress Intensive workshop students, you’ve come to WordPress from the non-geeky side of the web. In other words, you really don’t

Your Website Needs to be Mobile-friendly NOW

Google first adapted its search algorithm to reflect web users’ move to mobile devices by adding “mobile-friendly” as a ranking signal on April 21, 2015. Now [October 2016] Google has announced that it will move to a “mobile-first” index for search results in the coming months. Update – A Google rep recently announced that Google will separate mobile and desktop search indexes. How this will roll out is unclear but we will make sure to update you

How to choose a WordPress Theme

What is a WordPress Theme? A WordPress theme is a collection of files that controls the styling of a website or blog. If you change themes, the overall design your site will display differently in a browser. Every new WordPress installation comes with a default theme installed and activated. WordPress “ships” a new annual default theme every year, the current default theme is Twenty Sixteen. How to Change your WordPress Theme Follow these 3 steps to change your Theme in

Beginner Google Analytics for WordPress

Google Analytics is a free web analytics service offered by Google for website owners so that they can get insights into visitor behaviour on their website including info such as Total number of site visits  Total page views (these two are different numbers) How many pages people visit on average  Your bounce rate (Bounce rate is the percentage of people who leave having only visited one page on your site) Average time people spend on your site 

What happens if I change my WordPress theme?

Will I lose everything if I change my WordPress theme? No, you won’t lose everything. WordPress has been designed so that themes can be changed. All functionality that is WordPress core or plugin related will remain intact when you change your theme, anything that is theme-specific will be gone. Here’s how it works — What happens to my Page & Post content? One of the beautiful things about WordPress is that your website content is stored in a

Spring cleaning for your WordPress site

If your WordPress website has been around for awhile then we suspect that it’s in need of some Spring cleaning. Is your website a bit slow? Are you updating plugins and themes that you aren’t using? What about all those post revisions in the database? Get out your broom and let’s start cleaning up this mess! Start your website cleanup with these 5 steps Step 1: Backup Always start with a complete backup of your site—you should

How to publish your first post in WordPress

If you’re following along with our instructions from How to Start a Blog in 5 Easy Steps then congratulations, you’ve reached step 5. You’re ready to write and publish your first post and start blogging with WordPress. Before publishing your first post, here’s how to create a static Home page & a Blog page WordPress will initially display your blog posts on your home page. WordPress started as a blogging platform so the assumption is that

Free WooCommerce Tools for building an online store with WordPress

Start with WooCommerce Planning to use WordPress to run your online business? WooCommerce is the most popular and trusted eCommerce platform on the Web. WooCommerce is a free plugin that turns your WordPress website into a fully functioning online store. WooCommerce provides advanced store management for both physical and digital products. So start off by installing the WooCommerce plugin — it’s free! Choose a WooCommerce-ready Theme While WooCommerce will work with nearly any WordPress theme we recommend that you

How to Start a Blog in 5 easy Steps

You’ve made the decision to start your own blog — congratulation, that’s great! Starting a blog doesn’t have to be intimidating or confusing. If you don’t know what’s involved or where to begin, LearnWP is here to help. We know you can do this. There are free blogging platforms available but, we recommend that right from the start you choose a self-hosted wordpress.org install. If you’re already on wordpress.com or need to understand the difference

How to Create and Style a Call-to-Action Button that Works!

What is a Call-to-Action Button? Call-to-action (CTA) buttons guide visitors where you want to take them on your website. CTA buttons are important website elements because they Grab site visitors’ attention Encourage them to take a specific action Guide your visitors’ journey through your site Influence visitors to click through  Some common examples of CTA buttons are: Start Your Free Trial Subscribe to our Mailing List Register for our Workshop Buy Now or  Add to Cart Request a Quote

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