1. SPAM If you are finding that a lot of SPAM comments are making their way onto your blog, don't be too rash and suddenly close all comments. First look at options, including plugins like Akismet and others. And remember, yes, a lot will be dropped into your SPAM folder, but don't worry about … [Read more...] about 10 Random WordPress Blogging Tips
WordPress Tips, Tutorials and How-To's
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Have you ever installed a theme, plugin or widget that asks for a post, page or category ID? Over the years I have come across this tons of times. It might be a setting to exclude a category from your blog archive. Or to choose a specific page or post. In most cases, I have found that people who … [Read more...] about How To Find a Post, Page or Category ID in WordPress
There are a a lot of different perspectives around how people view affiliate marketing. And I just wanted to touch on one of the core reasons some look at it negatively. Watch...Listen...Read... Years ago, there was a skit on Saturday Night Live, a talk show called Ruining It For … [Read more...] about Affiliate Marketing: People Who Ruin It for Other People
When you decide to have a blog on your online store, there are many different directions you can go with it. The key is to make it a educational and useful to your customers vs. a distraction. Here are 10 tips that work for any blog, but with thought, can specifically help you with your online … [Read more...] about 10 Tips To Help You With Your WordPress Online Store’s Blog
Okay, I'll be first to admit that garbage is a harsh word here, but hear me out.Think of it as stuff you don't use and is just taking up space. Kind of like your garage. Or maybe your basement or spare room. There is stuff we just don't need to keep in the WordPress dashboard of our online store … [Read more...] about Don’t Let the Garbage Pile Up in Your WordPress Online Store Dashboard
I am a huge fan of affiliate partnerships. But I enter into these types of agreements carefully, and always with my readers’ and clients’ interest at heart. I use affiliate links in my blog posts and other content, whenever I see a product or service that is reliable, value-driven and a good … [Read more...] about Why I Don’t Always Share That Affiliate Link of Products and Services I Recommend
Recently OptinMonster came out with version 4.0. As a long-time fan of this plugin and service, I initially was going to write a post about the new features, but instead, since my last post on it was March of 2014, it was time to do a new post and go a little deeper (okay, a lot deeper) into my take … [Read more...] about An In-Depth Overview of OptinMonster: Lead Generation For Your WordPress Site or Online Store
I truly believe that a lot of people who start using WordPress will check out the Tools and then conveniently forget that they are there or what they do. That is until they are needed.So let's revisit them and see what they can do for you. Available Tools (by default)Press This I am going … [Read more...] about Did You Forget About Those WordPress Tools in Your Dashboard?
As you create new posts and pages, you will be saving, scheduling and publishing drafts. Your Publish settings are in the upper right corner of your dashboard.Here is an expanded view of these settings.Let's take a closer look at each one. Status You can preview your post anytime … [Read more...] about How to Schedule and Publish Posts and Pages for the WordPress Beginner
No matter how you monetize your blog, you need three essential pieces in place— or at least to set as your goal. Your Niche Wikipedia defines a niche as: A niche market is the subset of the market on which a specific product is focused. The market niche defines the product features aimed at … [Read more...] about The 3 Essential Pieces of Monetizing Your Blog
Please Note. Since this post you are now able to add 3rd-party themes and plugins to WordPress.com If you have been thinking about using WordPress or have just started using it, this in-depth guide is for you. What Is the Difference Between WordPress.com and WordPress.org? WordPress.com vs. a … [Read more...] about A Guide For Beginners: What Is WordPress and Why Should You Use It?
When you install WordPress, under Appearances you will find an option called Customize. This is the Customizer in WordPress. It lets you do some customization on your site and see the results in real-time before you save it. But that's not totally clear. If you are new to WordPress or just … [Read more...] about The Customizer in WordPress. Exactly What Does It Do?