Appropriate meta descriptions for a WordPress site allow users to find and visit your sites faster and more frequently. It’s no wonder then that adding a meta description in WordPress is a recommended practice. Learn how to create meta descriptions for WordPress, what you should consider, and what makes for a good description.
If you change the domain, restructure your site, or delete posts, you may find that some URLs are no longer responsive. The solution is to implement a redirect. With WordPress, you can set one up manually or use a WordPress plugin to create a redirect. Read our article where we reveal how to redirect a page in WordPress.
WordPress widgets are dynamic elements that can be used to add additional functionality and content to a WordPress website or blog. Numerous widgets are already included in WordPress, many more by external providers can also be installed. Used correctly, widgets make a website even more appealing and bespoke. Read on to find out more.
Embedding videos, images, maps, and calendars in WordPress can quickly eat into your available file storage. To avoid page load speeds from decreasing, you can use iframes to embed content from other platforms or websites without burdening your media library. Find out how to use WordPress iframes manually or with a plugin.
WordPress updates protect your website from threats and keep it running smoothly. There are several options for updating your WordPress site. Read our article to find out why regular updates are important, when they need to be performed, what to look out for, and what options you have when it comes to updating WordPress.
AMP WordPress plugins provide faster loading speeds for your WordPress sites on mobile devices. Whether users open your website on smartphones or on tablets, you can ensure optimal functionality with a WordPress AMP plugin. There are many extensions, but which one is really worth it? We provide you with an overview of the best AMP plugins for WordPress.
Using WordPress icons will not only brighten up your site, but also make it easier for readers to navigate. Icon Fonts in particular offer many advantages and there are numerous different pictograms available for every purpose. Our article explains what Icon Fonts are, how to add icons to WordPress, and where to find them.
If you have a good product line or high-quality posts on your website, you’ll probably want to spread them far and wide on social media. Luckily there are numerous WordPress social media plugins that help you do exactly this. Keep reading our article to find out which features these plugins have and which ones are the best.
Back in the days, website design relied on elaborate programming. Nowadays, you can design a website in just a few simple steps using a WordPress page builder. Although the selection is huge and various WP page builders exist, not all of them are recommendable. Read on to find out the pros and cons of the five best WordPress page builders.
There are various reasons for having to do a WordPress URL change - be it transferring from a test environment to a live site or even a domain move. There are also different methods you can use for a WordPress site URL change: Dashboard, wpconfig.php file, or database - we explain the different options step by step in our article.
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.