Instructions for Adding a Row of Image Links

[PLEASE NOTE THAT I INTEND TO UPDATE THIS POST TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE NEW GUTENBERG EDITOR – if you are already using Gutenberg, then you may find that you can add images in columns, or using a third party block or widget, without having to use the methods described below.]

It’s quite common to want a page layout like the example below, with a row of three images, each of which links to a different page of the website (nails, make up and hair, in my example).

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A Note About WordPress Backups

If self-hosted WordPress was both inexpensive and maintenance free, then I doubt I would even consider the alternatives.

What’s most likely to scare people away from using WordPress is the fear that they will lose their website if it is hacked, they make a mistake or something breaks. This is why it’s important to have a contingency plan.

You can minimise the danger of your site being hacked by keeping your plugins up to date. The WordFence plugin has a number of security features which include emails to tell you when an update is required. When you log into your WordPress dashboard you’ll be prompted to carry out the update, which is easy to do.

dashboard with update showing

wordpress dashboard listing updates required

However,  it’s impossible to 100% guarantee that your website will be safe.

Many hosts keep backups so, if something did go wrong, then your host may be able to simply replace your site with a copy taken before the problem occurred.

However, you should also be keeping your own backups in case this isn’t possible.

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