Free Webinar for People with WordPress Sites

 The Website Transformation Workshop is Open for Registrations now!

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This new course is designed for the person who already has a WordPress website, knows the simple basics of using it, but wants to improve upon it.

Come to the Free Webinar to Learn More 

The Website Transformation Workshop: Turn Your Website Into a Client-Attracting, List-Building, Selling Machine… and you’ll learn:

  • Get More Clients with a Modern, Mobile Friendly Website Design That Looks Great on iPhones, Androids, and All Mobile Devices
  • Grow Your Email List by Easily Offering Free Reports, White Papers, Guides, Videos, Audios, Newsletters, eCourses, etc. from Any Page on Your Website
  • Automatically Grow Your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest Followers and Send Your Ideas Viral on Social Media
  • Get Found by Your Ideal Clients When They Search for Help From Someone Like You in Google
  • Grow Your Business Faster by Allowing Potential Clients to Immediately Book Consultations on Your Live, Personal Calendar (this works great for ongoing clients too)

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———— Webinar Details————————-
Date: Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm Eastern/ 4:00pm Pacific
“Turn Your WordPress Website Into a Client-Attracting, List-Building, Selling Machine”
Type: Webinar
Duration: approx. 60 minutes
Webinar page:
http://www.WebsiteTransformationWorkshop.com/freewebinar
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What’s New in WordPress 4.3 (“Billie”)

Billie_HolidayThe new WordPress release 4.3 just came out! Its nickname “Billie” honors jazz singer/songwriter Billie Holiday.

Since 4.3 is a major update (ie. not a minor security update), you might need to manually run an update on your WordPress sites unless you have a hosting account that handles it for you. If you are not sure how to update your WordPress, refer to this step by step article.

This Short Video Shows You Highlights of WordPress 4.3


Use Shortcuts to Quickly Format Your Text

If you like using keyboard shortcuts to format your text without having to grab your mouse to click on the editor menu or toolbar to create lists and headings, you’ll love this feature. WordPress 4.3 comes with more shortcuts to make this possible.

Just type “##Text” in the page/post editor and hit enter. You’ll see the “Text” is now shown in the <h2> format. An asterisk (“*”) quickly creates an unordered list. A less-than sign (“<“) turns the text after that into a blockquote.

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Easily Update Menu Items in Customizer

You can now update your menu items right in the customizer (Appearance – Customize) even more easily and quickly! The new and improved intuitive interface makes it so easy for the users to update the menu in a flash. And as this is done in the customizer, you can preview the new menu right there, too.

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Add Site Icons from Customizer

Site icons are those little icons that appear in browser tabs and bookmark menus. When you put a shortcut to a website on your mobile device’s home screen, you’ll see the site’s icon, too.

Adding a site icon hasn’t been a quick and easy task… until now. WordPress 4.3 comes with a function to add your own site icon easily from the customizer. It even allows you to upload different icons for the browsers (“favicon”) and mobile devices (“touch icon” and “tile icon”) .

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Always Have Strong Password

In spite of the increased number of hacking, many people still tend to gravitate towards easy-to-remember passwords when they create new users or update their WordPress passwords. This is not a good practice, and WordPress 4.3 has taken a step to fix it.

WordPress now automatically generates a strong password for you whenever you try updating your password. Also, when a new user is created, WordPress sends him/her a password reset link instead of the actual password in the email. Now that’s a great security practice!

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Read more about WordPress 4.3 in WordPress.org’s blog post here.

Do you like these new features? Or anything else you’d like to see in WordPress’ future updates? Please share in the comment section below!

2 WordPress Training Programs Coming!

With Summer wrapping up, I wanted to let you know about 2 WordPress training programs I got coming up…

The first is my Flagship Program: The Website Creation Workshop
That will start promotions mid September 2015.
Go here to get more information on that program

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This course is perfect for the person who does not have a WordPress website and wants to learn to create one, or convert their existing website to WordPress.  Or for the person who is not comfortable with the basics of WordPress and wants to learn from the beginning how to build and use a WordPress site.

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num-02the NEW program: The Website Transformation Workshop
That will start promotions Mid August 2015
Go here to get on the notification list for this new program

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This new course is designed for the person who already has a WordPress website, knows the simple basics of using it, but wants to improve upon it.

The Website Transformation Workshop: Turn Your Website Into a Client-Attracting, List-Building, Selling Machine… and you’ll learn:

  • Get More Clients with a Modern, Mobile Friendly Website Design That Looks Great on iPhones, Androids, and All Mobile Devices
  • Grow Your Email List by Easily Offering Free Reports, White Papers, Guides, Videos, Audios, Newsletters, eCourses, etc. from Any Page on Your Website
  • Automatically Grow Your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest Followers and Send Your Ideas Viral on Social Media
  • Get Found by Your Ideal Clients When They Search for Help From Someone Like You in Google
  • Grow Your Business Faster by Allowing Potential Clients to Immediately Book Consultations on Your Live, Personal Calendar (this works great for ongoing clients too)

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To Find Out More, Get on the early notification list for this new program

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What Success REALLY Looks Like

Are you just starting out as a business owner? Or still trying out to figure out how online marketing works?

When I speak to people who are new to running their own online business, I see many of them are excited, but at the same time, very overwhelmed with all the things that come with that. And I get it. I’ve been there. In fact, I know most successful business owners were there at one point or another.

And I’m here to say that your success depends upon YOU never giving up!

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Credit: Sylvia Duckworth

I’ve worked with many people who are considered wildly successful. They are all very respected in the industry. And it looks as though they “got it all figured it out,” and are running their businesses effortlessly.

However, without any exception, I found them working extremely hard in the background, making mistakes, and pushing themselves all the time — just like many of us!

I recently found this “Iceberg Illusion” infographic by the very talented Sylvia Duckworth. With her permission, I am sharing this with you as I think this illustrates so beautifully what success looks like.

This blog post is for those of you who are feeling stuck or discouraged while building up a business… All the experiences you are going through right now are in fact setting you up for success in the future!