How to Speed Up WordPress – The Flick Digital Guide (2017 ed.)

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Let’s face it – slow websites suck. They are terrible to work with, they are horrible for clients, they make you look bad, Google doesn’t like them, and your visitors leave before the good stuff even loads. After years of working with WordPress without a clue how much could be done to speed up the sites I was building, I …

How to update images using Cornerstone

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Updating images on a WordPress website built using Cornerstone is quick and easy. You should already have an image ready – ie cropped if need be, compressed and saved for web. If you don’t know how to prepare images for web, please go through this tutorial on how to save images for web first. If you prefer watching videos this …

How to save images for web pages & blogs

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The point of saving images for web is to compress the file size so your web page loads fast. While we are here, we are going to go over some basic points about best practices for images on a website. If this is all new information to you there will be a bit of learning. But it is important for …

How to edit text using Cornerstone

The Cornerstone feature box - editor

Editing text on a website should be simple, and with Cornerstone it couldn’t be easier. Pretty much it goes like this: If you prefer watching a tutorial video, this guides you through the same things you will find in this post. I recommend doing this first – it may be all you need to do. It is a little over …

How to login to WordPress

A screenshot of the Wordpress login screen

Today is a small step, but if you’ve never used WordPress before please start with this. You’ll learn how to login, update your details, and move between the frontend website and the backend where you can upload images, make updates and so on. If you know your way around the WordPress dashboard you can probably skip this. When you’re ready …