About Chrissies
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My name is Chrissie and I live in the UK. I have a background in teaching, which I really enjoyed. I have a wonderful family of four

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Good website theme for photography?

Good website theme for photography?

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Everything Wordpress

Please could anyone recommend a really good website theme for a Photography site which facilitates the use of a Gallery within it?

I am looking for a free theme in the fi

Hi ... Take a look at this article I found. There are lots of great ideas for themes you could use here: https://www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/best-free-wordpress-photography-themes/

Best, Shannon

Cannot verify my new website with google?

Cannot verify my new website with google?

asked in
Everything Wordpress

Hi
I am trying in vain to verify my new website with Google.
I have checked all the trainings but none seems to be up to date any more.

To start with, Google webmas

You need to verify all 4 versions of your website:
http://
https://
http://www.
https://www.
And the easiest way is to use your SEO plugin.

Thank you so much for your reply Marion.

I use Yoast, and I have gone through your training, which is really clear, but my problem is that as I have moved all the content from my previous website to my new one, I cannot find the right place to add the HTML code. I have tried, but obviously I did put it in the wrong place, as it did not work!!

If I may, I will send you a screenshot of my header-php page which may show you my problem.

Very many thanks

Chrissie :)

Here is a screenshot of as much of the page as I can fit in it!

Sorry, you can see there where I have tried to add the code.
It is really kind of you to try to help Marion :)

And here are screenshots of the rest of it:

NONONONONO You don't paste the HTML file into the head of your page, Chrissie. You get the code as I show in the video and paste it into Yoast.

Thank you Marion :)

Chrissie, if you go to Search Console and type into help Verify my website it gives you the steps of what to do to verify your site and gives you the codes you need to.

Hope you are well Chrissie. Nice to see you, it's been a while. xxx

Didn't know that, thanks, Cheryl.
Colette and Philip

You're welcome. We learn something new every day lol. xxxx

Thank you so much Cheryl, yes I am good thank you, hope you are too :)

You are welcome Chrissie.

Yes, I am good thanks. xxx

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Recommendations for best free website themes?

Recommendations for best free website themes?

asked in
Everything Wordpress

Hi
I have just purchased a new domain, and I am bemused by the choice of themes!!
I would really love some recommendations as to the best free websites for a blogging sit

If I can just ask, is there a reason why you are determined to use a free website theme?

Themes don't have to be that expensive. My favorite one was about $65, and that came with incredible support for all of the countless functionalities built in.

It's not a huge expense, but it can make all the difference in your ability to do the things you want to do to turn your vision into reality.

i would be looking at astra or oceanwp or generatepress.
but generatepress has dumbed down what you can customize with the free version - the pro version ( at the moment with 20%off) is available for unlimited sites.
but my personal favourite is astra at the moment....
good luck with your choice
phil
there is at least one plugin to assist you with any minor css mods to yuor theme if you find one that almost is perfect.
but as kyle says - plain is best - and viitors are there to get the answer to their query rather than being dazzled with pretty lights...

Thank you so much for your reply hit, its really helpful :)

As a newbee, I still don't understand the Theme idea and how to apply it. I get these pics popping up like twenty twenty, etc that have nothing to do with my web site and can't figure out what to do with them.
In anycase I wish you luck in your journey and would love to hear about what theme you came up with and what you did to apply it.
That would not only be helpful to me but very exciting for us both.
Best,
Aaron

Thank you for your reply Aaron, I will let you know how I get on. I had to get a new domain because my original website sadly disappeared!! So it is very daunting to have to start all over again!!
All the best
Chrissie :)

Aaron, if you've chosen a theme during the process of going through Kyle's training it will show in your wordpress back office when you're in there.
There may well be several themes showing but you don't need them all. You can go ahead and delete the ones you aren't using but you can't accidentally delete your current theme.
In your dashboard, go to appearance > themes and click on the theme(s) you want to delete. Then click on the delete button at the bottom right hand corner.
Mark

Disappeared? Hmmm! Is there anyway to retrieve it, maybe in your browser history or something like that? That's so weird and so upsetting I'm sure. But you know what. Your next one will be easier and better and more fun and I'll be happy to share your success along the way.
Keep your chin up, Kiddo! It'll all be fine once the Clouds have passed.
Best,
Aaron

I have used various free themes and funny enough just looking at Generate press... I have had issues with slow page loading and although have sorted many issues the remaining ones such as render blocking. Have been told this is probably theme related. Sounds like generated press is the way to go maybe. Looks like we have a majority decision Chrissies... lol

It certainly does Martin, many thanks :)

Another vote for generate press from me Chrissie and this might help you too... Good luck...Mark

That is really helpful, thank you Mark :)

No worries Chrissie, happy to help🙂

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Choosing a website name - how important is qsi, traffic etc?

Choosing a website name - how important is qsi, traffic etc?

asked in
Keyword, Niche and Market Research

Hi
I am trying to choose a new website now as very unfortunately my original website has disappeared - long story!!! But if you should be interested, you can read it in my

QSR is not important when choosing a domain name. Only applies to post content

Hi Chrissie. If you mean QSR then that is not important in choosing your site and domain name. Your site name doesn't have any influence on your rank in google, just your content.
Just be sure that the name you choose has relevance to your niche and, preferably, is not too long.
Hope that helps.
Colette and Philip

Very helpful , many thanks :)

You are welcome, Chrissie. We are sorry you have had this problem but good luck with the new/old website.

I'm in agreement

Thank you Dave :)

Not that important anymore. Sure if you can have your doamin name as a keyword that's fine.

When it comes to a domain name you want to think branding first.

I did a post about picking a domain name - I also did another post - Remember it's your content that will get rankings for that traffic, well before your domain name (site) will.

Hoope that helps

That is so helpful Leo, very many thanks :)

You're welcome

Great points as always Leo.
Mark

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