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WordPress Training based Ireland. We offer free business Website by Pinguis Website Design. We provide a comprehensive list of WordPress Tips and server management hints to experienced users and new wordpress users.

We deal with Changing Server Permissions, installing wordpress for the first time and code snippets. How to find the right web host, How to install WordPress, Getting to know the WordPress Dashboard, Creating Content: Posts vs. Pages and when to use each, How to write a WordPress post, Using WordPress themes, How to use WordPress widgets, Using WordPress plugins, How to create custom WordPress menus
Getting Started the Install, and Planning Your Website. The best WordPress Training.

What is WordPress?

WordPress started off as a blogging platform which allowed users to share with the world their passions, hobbies and images. Businesses quickly noticed how easy and straight forward this system was to use and quickly adopted it as their platform of choice on which to build their business website. In the spirit of WordPress we provide free WordPress Training

Why use WordPress?

Why WordPress is a winning solution for your business website:

1) Extremely easy of use – If you can work Microsoft Word or send an email then WordPress will be a breeze to learn.

2) Millions of businesses around the world now use WordPress. With a massive community online assistance is always online with D.I.Y. enthusiasts waiting to help you. Is it the #1 choice of Content Management Systems available today.

3) Safe and secure  WordPress is updated regularly which makes it harder and harder for hackers and bad guys to break into your website.

4) It’s free  and governed by GPL a body, responsible for free open source software – free to download and use with no monthly or yearly costs.

5) It’s highly customisable – With thousands of free templates or Premium WordPress Themes, the choice is yours. With 100’s of thousands of themes to choose from there is the perfect layout and look for you – available free or to buy today.

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…

All content showing on WordPress Frontpage

Front Page Showing All content.

This happen when your Front page and Posts page are set to the same page in setting >> Reading Settings

All content showing on WordPress Frontpage



Make sure your using static pages in Dashboard -> Settings -> Reading.

If you don’t plan on posting these setting are perfect for your website.

Set the Frontpage to Home or your desired homepage. And don’t touch the Posts Page.


How to best setup page display on your WordPress Website

Change the Front Page to your homepage and then the Post Page to your Blog page.


Ideal Setting for WordPress to display frontpage and Post


Pinguis Website Design create WordPress business Websites, free and own domain websites for Irish Businesses.

Customise Your Website

How to Customise Your WordPress Website with the built in WordPress Customiser.

Customise Your WordPress Website with the built in WordPress Customizer | Pinguis Website Design in Ireland

Go to WordPress back end, locate themes under Appearance on the left hand bar.

Click the Customize button. This will bring you to a screen which will allow to modify your WordPress theme in real time.

On the left you will see a list of the available options and on the right a live preview of your changed website and how those changes will affect it.

Remember Save Changes before exiting every time (this commits your saves to the WordPress database).

Customiser is great but only for set elements decided by the themes developers.

Different themes allow different functions in customiser. Standard themes will allow you to modify your website title and tagline. To see how it will look on your actual site immediately.

To do this, expand Site Identity tab the Site Title & Tagline can be changed or edited here. As you type you will see the new text showing up in the preview on your right side.


Once you’re happy with the result, simply click Save & Publish button.

You may also change the menu in this page allowing you to switch or alter you main navigation and depending on the theme you footer also. All theme’s do not have footer navigation (refer to your theme documentation)

Customiser also allows you to add widget to your WordPress website.

And to even change to Static Frontpage and blog pages.

These are standard WordPress custom functions but as discussed before any thing else is a theme developers decision.

Explore your WordPress website make changes don’t be afraid of it.

Contact Pinguis Website Design on 087 7547-098 for your WordPress or Trades Website.

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.

Search Box in WordPress

How to Add a simple search box in a wordpress page or post.

Google Search Box in WordPress

The example is simply a search box to one of my clients website here in Kerry.

Who is a photographer in kerry and asked specifically to be ranked for that search term.

It might not be very pretty but you can add some css in your style.css file.

How to achieve the search box in wordpress

Add the code below in text mode and save.

<div class="searchboxinwordpress"><form action="//" method="get"><input class="query" name="q" type="text" value="photographer in kerry" /><input name="hl" type="hidden" value="en" /><button class="button" name="btnG" type="submit" data-g-event="Tips and Tricks: Basics: Search form start simple">Search</button></form></div>

And add a bit of css to your stylesheet


background-color: transparent;

float: left;

width: 300px;



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