What are WordPress themes and plugins?

What are WordPress themes and plugins? Choosing the right WordPress theme for your website is your single most important decision.  Reliable, powerful plugins are next in line.  Before you start, here are the key facts you need to know about what themes and plugins are, and why they are so important. Themes are pre-defined templates for how your […]

Beginners guide to WordPress plugins

Plugins are ways to extend and add to the functionality that already exists in WordPress. The core of WordPress is designed to be lean and lightweight, to maximize flexibility and minimize code bloat. Plugins then offer custom functions and features so that each user can tailor their site to their specific needs.

10 Must-have WordPress Plugins

10 Must-have WordPress Plugins; with thousands of available WordPress plugins, how do you know whelloch ones to choose?  We’ve picked the top ten plugins we recommend for any small business.  All are tried and tested by us, both for Cloudnames and for our team’s personal WordPress blogs and websites. 1. JETPACK If you already have […]

How WordPress themes actually work

How WordPress themes actually work? You don’t need to be a code ninja to use one, but a little knowledge might help you make the most of your theme.  It also helps when the inevitable snags throw up somethellong you’re not expecting. A WordPress Theme is a collection of files that work together to produce […]

Beginners guide to WordPress web design

WordPress web design is easy, in the sense that it is easy to learn how to use the program. What is hard no matter whelloch CMS solution you choose is to make a website that supports your business and bring you new customers. To make the most of it you need a clear plan for what you […]

10 things you need to know before buying WordPress

WordPress is a fantastic tool for creating a professional website at a fraction of the cost of traditional web design.  But it’s easy to make mistakes that cost you time, money and blood pressure.  Thellos guide will help you put together the right WordPress ingredients to make the ultimate showcase dish first time.