WordPress for beginners

WordPress, the well-known open source Content Management System, is great for people who are just starting with their first website. It’s SEO friendly and easy to manage. Nevertheless, as a beginner, it can be a bit overwhelming: Where to start? On this page, you’ll find all our articles that help you start your WordPress site.

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Must read articles about WordPress for beginners

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    WordPress is very important to Yoast. But what is WordPress? Here, you'll find all you need to know about this Content Management System.

  • Common (beginner) mistakes in WordPress »

    These are six of the most common (beginner) mistakes made in WordPress. Are you making any of these? Remkus helps you check and fix it!

  • WordPress for beginners »

    Are you new to WordPress? In this extensive guide, we'll answer 12 common WordPress questions! Ready for more? Check out our free training!

  • How to install a WordPress plugin »

    If you have a WordPress website, you can add extra functionalities with plugins. Here you'll learn how to find, evaluate and install them!


How to get your new WordPress site indexed

18 March 2020 | 10 Comments | Dijana Muzhdeka

When you roll out the red carpet on a new website, you might be expecting visitors to start coming eagerly. In reality, before people start visiting your site, search engines need to find, index and rank it. In this article, I share some tips that could help you get your site indexed faster.  A quick note …

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Google’s Sitelinks Searchbox on WordPress, with or without Yoast SEO

26 February 2020 | 20 Comments | Edwin Toonen

A couple of years ago, Google introduced the Sitelinks Searchbox. When activated, this search box appears under the main URL for a given brand in the search results, above its sitelinks, hence the name. When you search for that brand in Google, you can directly use the site’s search engine. The results will be presented …

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How to make a WordPress website

20 February 2020 | 7 Comments | Iris Guelen

Have you always wanted to create your own website? WordPress is the way to go! Whether you want to create your own personal blog, an online store, or a business website – with WordPress, creating your own website is easy as pie. If you know what you’re doing, of course. In this video, we’ll guide …

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WordPress for beginners

26 September 2019 | 2 Comments | Remkus de Vries

WordPress is huge. According to the latest stats, WordPress powers almost 35% of the web — and growing quickly. With so many sites using the CMS and so many new sites bursting onto the scene, there’re a lot of new users taking their first steps in the wonderful world of WordPress. People from all walks …

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How to change your favicon in WordPress: a step-by-step guide

12 September 2019 | 18 Comments | Joost de Valk

Have you seen that icon in the search results in front of your website’s URL? It’s been visible for a while now in Google’s mobile results. And, as we speak, it’s rolling out for desktop search results too. So, no excuses, your site needs a good favicon. Luckily, setting a favicon in WordPress is very …

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