Remove a WordPress Tag

How to Remove a WordPress Tag

Go to All Posts and select your Post to Edit. On the right sidebar navigate to tags. Your tags will be listed in order first will be last or bottom of the Tags list. Click the small x in a blue circle to remove the tag and click Update to save.


Add a category to a post

Best Practices Add a category to a post

How to assign a Category to the Post.

Open the selected post and on the right hand sidebar, scroll down to categories and click the desired category. Update your post.

Alternatively you can add a category to a post by going to All Posts on the left hand sidebar. Hover over the title. In the Quick Link Options, click Quick Edit

In quick edit select your category. Again there are more choices. You can add more tags (remember the comma after the tag) or make this post sticky(this means make them appear above the other posts) or you can change the status of the post(not category) to draft or Pending Review.

Automatic Update Fails – How to Manually Update WordPress

How to Manually Update WordPress to Latest Version

How to Manually upgrade to Latest WordPress core

If restrictive file permissions are set on your site, you may have to upgrade your WordPress core manually. You may be other reasons for doing a manual update but either way it has to be done.

This article explains how to do this…

Upgrading WordPress Core Manually

  1. Alway create a full backup of your website including if possible a database backup. This is very important in case you make a mistake.
  2. Download the newest WordPress
  3. Unzip the file into a directory on your computer  extract it but double clicking.
  4. Deactivate all of the plugins on your WordPress site.
  5. Go to your website root directory and delete your ‘wp-includes’ and ‘wp-admin’ directories.
  6. Upload the new wp-includes and wp-admin directories from the new freshly extracted version of WordPress, replace the directories you just deleted.
  7. Never delete your wp-content directory it contains themes, plugins and Uploads.
  8. Delete the WordPress .maintenance file

    If you are upgrading manually after a failed auto-update, remove the .maintenance file from your WordPress root directory. To do this navigate to root force showing hidden files

  9. Visit your main WordPress page at /wp-admin/.  Go to the plugins folder, where you can bulk activate and individually activate your plugins.
  10. Your upgrade is now complete and you should be running the newest version of WordPress.

Website Design Tralee

Pinguis Website Design in Tralee

CMS, Responsive – Mobile Optimised – Websites. SEO ready websites for your business in Tralee.

Our web design services include professional eCommerce design, real estate, classifields, auction, Roofing,  and other business and other website design.

Websites and eCommerce shopping carts we design are very well presented and easy to navigate so that’s a big help to earn first place in search engines. We design them in such a way so that the user gets the maximum use from the website.

If you don’t have a logo we will design one for you which will represent your business. We also make digital banners and info-graphics/images to explain your business

The Content Management System will change your approach to websites. Thanks to a modern content management system – CMS. You will be able to change the look of the website. Adding new pages is as easy as going to pages in the left hand options bar and Add New then typing in your text editor.

Your site will begin to stand out from your competitors. This method enables you to publish new content, add pictures and write new articles easily.

WordPress Full training will be provided. Having already helped many companies in Ireland to build their online presence.

Responsive website design Tralee – €199

Choose responsive web design packages above or contact us for dedicated website design for Tralee package.

Responsive website design Tralee

Better WordPress performance


WordPress performance how to get better Website performance

On Shared hosting packages

Small Business Website for Irish Businesses

Searching for the cheapest solution, is not always searching for the solution that will make you happy in the long run. If you’re using WordPress on a server that is hosted by a third party (like for example GoDaddy) and you find out its slow or sluggish, likely you have selected the hosting provider based on the cheapest price.

The cheaper they get, the more likely it will be that their support and performance will be poor (quality comes with a price). We ourselves started with a super cheap (GoDaddy) server back in the days, but quickly realized it was insufficient for our needs, and after moving to another “heavier” server. We eventually moved to Blacknight hosting company. Our advise is to host at a company you know and trust. Be aware that moving sites from one place to another is quite often a tough task (migrating sites, swithcing DNS records, transferring mails etc)

Website Plugins

Better WordPress Performance – another reason why sites become sluggish, is if you have too many plugins running on your site. Each plugins performs certain activities when there is interaction between client (browser) and the server. If you don’t need a specific plugin, consider turning it off. We try to embed as much logic as we can within our theme such that you don’t need those plugins, so please share with us your needs and we will try to embed the features of the plugin in our theme too, assuming we think the features make sense and are useful for other clients too).

Huge images

Uploading huge images can be a killer for your performance. Photos shot by modern smartphones and tablets (let alone digital cameras) can easily be several megabytes in (file) size. This isn’t particularly beneficial for the performance of your site.

My personal rule of thumb if that each image should not be bigger than 100Kb, and stored in JPEG format. JPEG files can be compressed in a great way, without loosing much of the quality of the images. If you don’t know how to manipulate the (file)size of photos, consider asking an expert, or investing some of your spare time on Google. We ourselves do offer photo enhancement services.

Hosting your website abroad

When selecting your hosting provider, be sure to pick one that has a data center that is relatively close to your country, preferably in your country. The closer the data center is from your website’s visitors, the better the performance will be.

The Design Process

The Design Process Pinguis Website Design Explains

Explained the design process


Keyword density tells you how often a search term appears in a text in relation to the total number of words it contains



Onpage optimization refers to all measures that can be taken directly within the website in order to improve its position



In the field of SEO, link building describes actions aimed at increasing the number and quality of inbound links to a webpage



Our SEO review consists of several factors like a content, linking structure, social media efforts, and its trust on the internet

On-Page and Domain Trust Factors

A trusted website is actually common sense and I’m going to give you a checklist.

A Home page, About, Contact, Privacy Policy, Terms of Service Pages are necessary and the basic structure to a website. Also they are the pages that show google that your a serious business and not just a spammy website.

Whenever you create a new website, the very first thing you should do is create these pages. These pages are huge on-page trust signals because Google knows that most spammers could care less about adding them. Try this plugin – auto-terms-of-service-and-privacy-policy  it generates Privacy Policy and Terms of Service content for your site.

When creating Links Out

Adding a link to WordPress page or post

1 to 3 links to research content is ideal for you post. The Internet is designed to be one massive resource, not an isolated event on your website.

Link out, be apart of the community, and gain Google’s trust.

Notes when linking out:

  • Don’t go crazy: linking out in moderation is great, just don’t link out to 100 different websites in your article. Every link you add to an article, decreases the chances that it will be clicked.
  • Don’t link out to websites if it is not trusted. Some of these websites include gambling, porn, and illegal activity. SEO is common sense..

Social Shares

Social sharing tells Google that people are finding value in your content. A unique perspective will provoke the social shares.

Encourage Blog Comments

Some don’t allow them but if you do, post should stimulate comments on public blogs, actively try to provoke comments on your blog. It shows Google that your website is becoming a community and resource (that equals trust).

Be Active on your Blog by posting

Have an active blog get your website more spider visits from Google, and helps recognises your website as an authority within the industry. And most importantly, a good blog will attract links naturally.

Google counts relevant backlinks as votes.

 Quality recognised  votes = more trust, more traffic, and easier ranking.

Don’t Copy People’s Content

Do not copy from other websites.

Longer Domain Registration that make sense

Google trust a website with a longer registration length. Spammy sites hope to make it through a year, i.e. ( while business websites intend to be around for the long haul.

Make Whois Public

If you’re not a scammer and have a serious business, don’t hide your WHOIS information. SEOs think having private WHOIS protects them in some way, it can actually be a red flag if Google is doing a manual review on your website.

If you’re doing more intense SEO campaigns, just create fake WHOIS. Private WHOIS is NOT a good way to send trust to your site.

How does Trust effect Your Website

Every single link campaign with high-quality trusted links. A large percentage of how Google trusts your website will depend on the type and quality of back links you have and the distribution of your anchor text.

Paid Directories

Paid and free Directories have a high PR rank, domain authority, and trust flow. So by posting your website there, the benefits may be numerous links, trust and exposure.


On-Page Solutions and Domain Trust Factors

Website Design Prices Ireland

 Website Design in Ireland, Builders, Architecture, Products, Engineering, Trades, Professional or Business Websites in Ireland.

What does your website design needs.

A good website designer encompasses many different skills and disciplines to bring together a websites.

They are many areas of website design which include web graphic design; interface design; authoring, including code and software, user experience designers and of course search engine optimization. What good can a website be if its not seen.

Website Designers may work in teams covering different aspects of the design process, although some designers will cover them all at a cheaper price with better results i.e pinguis website design.

The term Website design is used to describe the design process, relating to the front-end or client side design, a website design also including writing mark up.

Web design and web engineering are closely related or even overlapping disciplines in the scope of web development.

Web designers are expected to have an awareness of usability, if their role involves creating mark up then they are also expected to be up to date with web accessibility guidelines and modern website design standards.

Our Website/Package features:

  • Content Management System where  you can create/modify your content.
  • One year free website hosting and domain name
  • Professional sourced beautiful themes and templates
  • Your company’s branding/logo
  • Color scheme adapted to your company design needs

Price: €250.

With fast, excellent looking and on a budget? You choose from a professional design and have it adapted to your needs. For this kind of sites we use only professional high quality themes/templates.

CMS Website Design starting at €300

Price: €300.

No limit on page number and designer on hand a every stage

An excellent website design option that enables you to control the content of your website.

Graphic design is custom, limited.

WordPress based theme and has all functionality including:

  • Simplicity Simplicity makes it possible for you to get online and get publishing, quickly. Nothing should get in the way of you getting your website up and your content out there. WordPress is built to make that happen.


  • Flexibility WordPress, you can create any type of website you want: a personal blog or website, a photoblog, a business website, a professional portfolio, a government website, a magazine or news website, an online community, even a network of websites. You can make your website beautiful with themes, and extend it with plugins. You can even build your very own application.


  • Publish with Ease If you’ve ever created a document, you’re already a whizz at creating content with WordPress. You can create Posts and Pages, format them easily, insert media, and with the click of a button your content is live and on the web.


  • Publishing Tools WordPress makes it easy for you to manage your content. Create drafts, schedule publication, and look at your post revisions. Make your content public or private, and secure posts and pages with a password.


  • User Management Not everyone requires the same access to your website. Administrators manage the site, editors work with content, authors and contributors write that content, and subscribers have a profile that they can manage. This lets you have a variety of contributors to your website, and let others simply be part of your community.


  • Media Management They say a picture says a thousand words, which is why it’s important for you to be able to quickly and easily upload images and media to WordPress. Drag and drop your media into the uploader to add it to your website. Add alt text, captions, and titles, and insert images and galleries into your content. We’ve even added a few image editing tools you can have fun with.


  • Full Standards Compliance Every piece of WordPress generated code is in full compliance with the standards set by the W3C. This means that your website will work in today’s browser, while maintaining forward compatibility with the next generation of browser. Your website is a beautiful thing, now and in the future.


  • Easy Theme System WordPress comes bundled with two default themes, but if they aren’t for you there’s a theme directory with thousands of themes for you to create a beautiful website. None of those to your taste? Upload your own theme with the click of a button. It only takes a few seconds for you to give your website a complete makeover.


  • Extend with Plugins WordPress comes packed full of features for every user, for every other feature there’s a plugin directory with thousands of plugins. Add complex galleries, social networking, forums, social media widgets, spam protection, calendars, fine-tune controls for search engine optimization, and forms.
  • Builtin Comments Your blog is your home, and comments provide a space for your friends and followers to engage with your content. WordPress’s comment tools give you everything you need to be a forum for discussion and to moderate that discussion.
  • Search Engine Optimised WordPress is optimized for search engines right out of the box. For more fine-grained SEO control, there are plenty of SEO plugins to take care of that for you.


  • Multilingual WordPress is available in more than 70 languages. If you or the person you’re building the website for would prefer to use WordPress in a language other than English.


  • Easy Installation and Upgrades WordPress has always been easy to install and upgrade. If you’re happy using an FTP program, you can create a database, upload WordPress using FTP, and run the installer. Not familiar with FTP? Plenty of web hosts offer one-click WordPress installers that let you install WordPress with, well, just one click. All you need is a username and password.


  • Importers Using blog or website software that you aren’t happy with? Running your blog on a hosted service that’s about to shut down? WordPress comes with importers for blogger, LiveJournal, Movable Type, TypePad, Tumblr, and WordPress. If you’re ready to make the move, we’ve made it easy for you.


  • Own Your Data Hosted services come and go. If you’ve ever used a service that disappeared, you know how traumatic that can be. If you’ve ever seen adverts appear on your website, you’ve probably been pretty annoyed. Using WordPress means no one has access to your content. Your own your data, all of it — your website, your content, your data.
  • Freedom WordPress is licensed under the GPL which was created to protect your freedoms. You are free to use WordPress in any way you choose: install it, use it, modify it, distribute it
  • Software freedom is the foundation that WordPress is built on.
  • Community As the most popular open source CMS on the web, WordPress has a vibrant and supportive community. Ask a question on the support forums and get help from a volunteer.
  • Contribute Yourself You too can be on WordPress. Help to build WordPress, answer questions on the support forums, write documentation, translate WordPress into your language.

What is a favicon

What is a favicon and why is it necessary

A favicon short for “favorites icon” is an icon associated with a website or webpage intended to be used when you bookmark the web page.


Web browsers use them in the URL bar, on tabs, and elsewhere to help identify a website visually. It’s typically a graphic 16 x 16 pixels square and is saved as favicon.ico


The aim is part of your company online branding strategy. When it comes to your brand never stop. Always thing of other ways to promote your brand online.

Favicons are very a very small thing, maybe the least important bit of a site, but it’s attention to detail that makes a site stand out, favicons are very important from a branding point of view. Everything adds up. And up are probably doing what your competition have done already.

What’s the purpose of a favicon?

The main reason for favicons is to improve your websites user experience. Favicons are used in all modern browsers at the address bar, in the links bar, in the bookmarking area and making your brand instantly recognisable in your bookmark list. Besides that, a few browsers also show favicons whenever you create a shortcut link for the corresponding website in your desktop and on mobile device.

How to create a favicon?

Creating a website favicon. You don’t even need to be a designer.

I have created a small websites list below these websites allow you to create a favicon simply by uploading a image. So if you want to create a favicon for your brand, all you need to do is to upload your logo to one of the following sites and download the favicon file, and then upload it to your website. It should be in the .ico format. If you are required change the extension to .jpg .png or what ever your want. There is even sample to browse and if you choose download…

Our list Favicon generators:
Favicon CC

Favicon Generator

Favicon Generator for iOS, Android, PC/Mac

Favicon & App Icon Generator

Dynamic Drive- FavIcon Generator

favicon.ico Generator

Download mine and try it. Right click and save as…

Force Showing Hidden files with ftp

How to Enable force showing all files in file transfer protocol program.

Certain files are ‘hidden’ by default (such as .htaccess files). FTP clients differ in the menus used to alter settings to enable these files to be seen, but all work along the same principles.

The following is a guide to showing those ‘hidden files’ when using FileZilla.

1) Open FileZilla FTP client.
2) From the Menu bar choose Server
3) Select Force Showing Hidden Files which should be the last option.

You should now be able to see all files including ‘hidden files’ within the FTP remote window. These files are .hidden prefixed with a .

Force Showing Hidden Files | Website Design in Ireland

With every change you are running a risk ‘Hidden files’ are hidden for a reason. They contain very important information about how your website operates.

Filezilla Warning force showing hidden files | Pinguis Website Design

We strongly recommend that you back-up your web-site to a local drive before you attempt to edit any hidden files.

Call Pinguis Website Design in Ireland for a free first consultation.