Internet users usually decide within seconds whether they are going to leave or stay on a page. Even for simple WordPress sites, poor loading time is a common problem that causes visitors to hit that ‘back’ button. But fear not! There are several simple tricks and practical plugins that help optimise WordPress performance.
WordPress menu plugins are designed to help you make your website easy to navigate. Thanks to features such as mega menus, sticky menus, animated flyouts and more, you can structure and style your menus to suit your content and ensure a great user experience. In this guide we present some of the best WordPress menu plugins and share some tips to help you choose the right plugin for you.
WordPress websites are always subject to change. Some users may be dissatisfied with their provider and want to change web host, while others may be unhappy with their current domain name and want a new web address. With WordPress, it’s easy to transfer domains and change providers, whether you work with your own WordPress installation or use wordpress.com.
Do you sometimes believe that less is more? CMS heavyweights such as WordPress, Typo3, or Drupal, aren’t always the best choice. They simply have too many features for small projects, simple blogs, or streamlined corporate websites. In cases like these, a flat file CMS is the best solution. These systems work without a MySQL server running in the background, and they provide surprising...
In addition to the right content, the design of your website must also fit the topic. The CMS WordPress is well-known for enabling you to change the look of your website with just a few clicks. This is even easier with the right WordPress theme. However, the range of templates available is huge. We present the best WordPress themes!
You have an idea and want to bring it to life online? Then you need a web hosting provider. But who offers the best web hosting services and what do you need to look out for when comparing web hosting providers? Cost is a big factor, but you should also ask yourself how much web space and how many domains you need? What about security and content management systems? Here’s our review of the UK’s...
When it comes to cookies, the small text files for internet browsers, a distinction must be made between first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies improve a website’s user-friendliness by storing user preferences as well as information that has already been entered so that it can be used later on. These cookies can only be analysed by the respective website operator, meaning...
Websites often use image galleries. If you are establishing an online presence in WordPress, you can find numerous WordPress gallery plug-ins in the repository to help you create one. So, how do these plug-ins differ, and which functions are important? We will provide you with a comparison of four tools that can help you quickly create a photo gallery in WordPress.
A website menu is a core element to make it easier for your website visitors to navigate your pages and find the information they’re looking for. If your site is built with WordPress, you can create a WordPress menu in the admin section of the CMS. We show you how to create a WordPress menu, add items, and edit or delete them in this step-by-step guide.
Calendar modules on websites inform users about the dates of different events. Which calendar plugins can you use to integrate a calendar with event dates, a holiday home calendar for bookings, or a sporting event with a limited number of participants into a WordPress website? What requirements and costs need to be considered?
The IONOS Web Hosting Guide: advice for website administration
Hosting an internet presence (web hosting) is getting easier and easier thanks to the variety of tools and increasingly user-friendly content management systems. But it’s still good to familiarise yourself with the finer points of online service administration: and this is where our Web Hosting Guide comes in. In our Digital Guide to hosting, you’ll find in-depth information and recommendations on programs, tools, plugins as well as general hosting tips. These useful articles are designed for all levels, from beginners to professional users: with relevant content and comprehensive detail, the IONOS Web Hosting Guide offers expert knowledge to a broad readership.
CMS, blogs, and technical matters
The ‘Hosting’ category is one of six sections of the IONOS Digital Guide. This is then split into three further subcategories: ‘CMS’, ‘Blogs’, and ‘Technical matters’. The first of these is devoted to content management systems, looking at the considerable number of options available for website creation and administration. The ‘Blogs’ subcategory offers advice and guidance on the establishment and operation of a successful weblog. Here, we also introduce the many extensions and tweaks available for the most widely used blogging and CMS application of all – WordPress. Our final section focuses on information and tips on ‘Technical matters’. This subcategory explores the different sorts of web hosting, the various programs which lighten your web hosting workload, new hosting opportunities, and everything else you need to know about the administration of internet resources.
From beginner to expert: hosting tips for every ability
Our Web Hosting Guide isn’t just for checking basic requirements and techniques of site administration – trained professionals can also expand upon their existing knowledge by reading our articles. Articles like ‘What is shared hosting?’ or our ‘Blog with success’ series are suitable for readers who are new to web hosting, whereas specific posts like ‘Indexing management with robots.txt’ or ‘The top ten .htaccess tricks’ require prior knowledge and experience. This variety makes our Web Hosting Guide attractive and accessible for anyone interested in website administration. Whether you’re a small to medium-sized enterprise, a blogger, a developer, or simply a technology enthusiast: IONOS has got you covered.