Category: Website How-Tos

Browse the website how-to articles at Hey, Louise, and discover how the pros do what they do.

Discover tools and tips to help you build, grow, and optimise your WordPress website. General topics to do with websites are also covered in this category.

How to Customise Navigation Menus With Divi

Learn how to take control of your navigation menus with WordPress and the Divi theme.

In this video, I cover:

  • What to if you want to control which pages show up in your menu.
  • How to change the order of the menu items.
  • How to place menu items under drop-down menus.
  • The various menu options you can choose with the Divi theme.

Maintenance Mode: How to unpublish a WordPress website

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This post now contains out of date information. Please find my newer, more up to date tutorial: How to Unpublish Your WordPress Site.

There are times when it could be a good idea to unpublish your WordPress website. Maintenance mode plugins allow you to take your website “offline” to the public, but allow you to make content changes.

Putting your website in an unpublished state is as simple as installing a plugin and switching it on. In this article, I’ll go through my recommended way of doing this.

Reduce Your Bounce Rate: Get People to Stay on Your Website

In order to know that your website is getting people to stay and explore, you want to keep your bounce rate as low as possible.

What is Bounce Rate?

Bounce rate is a web design industry term meaning the percentage of people who exit your website after only visiting one page. Ideally you want this number to be as low as possible. A higher percentage means that most people are leaving your website once they get there.

3 Reasons to Keep Your WordPress Website Updated

WordPress is one of the most popular website building tools around, not only because it’s free to use, but its page editor makes it very easy to write and publish content without having to know any computer languages such as HTML.

But things change rapidly in the information technology world, and new updates are released all the time.

There are three main reasons why you should keep WordPress and your plugins up to date:

  • Security vulnerabilities hackers find in WordPress that put, your business reputation, your computer and/or others at risk.
  • New and improved features to enhance your and your visitor’s experience.
  • Plugins that need to be updated or deleted if they are no longer safe, as they can also be security risks.