How to use a Broken Link Checker and why it’s important

How often do you check your blog for broken links? Do you use a broken link checker? If not you should. The Broken Link Checker plugin is notorious for slowing down website loading speeds. Instead you should use a broken link checker website. You get the same information but with no performance overhead on your own site. Why do I need … Read More

The Blogger’s Guide to HTML

The very nature of being a blogger means that at some point you’re probably going to need play with some HTML. But what if you don’t have a technical background? Where do you start? That’s where I come in – here is my blogger’s guide to HTML. What is HTML? HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. It’s basically a … Read More

How to Install a Free SSL Certificate with Siteground

Siteground is one of only 3 hosting providers recommended by WordPress at the time of writing. They’re renowned for their 24-hour support and the latest technologies to make the websites that it hosts load faster. Did you know that you can also get a free SSL Certificate with Siteground? I know – it just keeps getting better. When I started … Read More

How to Use Yoast SEO for WordPress

Yoast SEO for WordPress is the number 1 SEO plugin for WordPress. It has over 1 million active dowloads and has an overall 5* rating. I’ll be honest, I don’t know any serious blogger who doesn’t use this plugin. Whenever the subject of SEO comes up this is the plugin everyone recommends. What is SEO and why is it Important? … Read More

The A-Z of Blogging Terms for Beginners

There’s nothing worse than reading a Facebook thread where people are getting excited or sad about their new DA (domain authority) score and you’ve not got a clue what one of them is. Fear not my friends, I have done the hard work for you and compiled The A-Z of blogging terms for beginners. But I didn’t stop there, oh … Read More

7 Essential WordPress Plugins for Mum Bloggers

Plugins are one of the things that makes WordPress such a great blogging platform. You name a feature – there will be a plugin for it. But which ones do you REALLY need? And which ones are really worth having? If you’re not technical it can be very overwhelming and that’s why I’m here. Check out my essential WordPress plugins … Read More

Tech Help Tuesday #1

Welcome to the first edition of tech help Tuesday. This is going to become a monthly feature where I help you with your blog tech problems. If you have any questions or problems that you need help with leave a comment or send me an email at thebloggenie@gmail.com and I’ll answer them for you. Linky Badges First up is Helen … Read More