Fundamentals of Building an Online Business

If you would like a sound overview of how Online Marketing and building and online business all fits together, then register for this webinar on the “Fundamentals of Online Marketing and Building an Online Business”.  This webinar will help you be able to strategize on how YOU can create a successful business online too.  It is explained in plain English, with lots of visuals, making it easy to understand.  Go here to register for the “Fundamentals of Online Marketing”, or click on the image below.

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 Register here for this free webinar by following the link below
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www.WebsiteCreationWorkshop.com/diy/call/fundamentals/

This call shows you how all your activity on the internet leads you back to your website. Just to give you an idea, here are some of the slides you’ll see in the webinar video:

fundamentalswebinar-screen1Role of your website

fundamentalswebinar-screen2Domain name? Hosting? What are those?

fundamentalswebinar-screen3What do browsers do?

fundamentalswebinar-screen4What is a WordPress site made of? And how do I make changes?

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fundamentalswebinar-screen9Want to sell from your website? Here is how the money flows.

 

So register here for this free webinar by following the link below
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www.WebsiteCreationWorkshop.com/diy/call/fundamentals/

 

New Features in WordPress 4.0 (“Benny”)

benny-goodmanWordPress released its newest version just last week! As you probably know, every major WordPress version comes with a nickname. This particular version is fondly called “Benny,” honoring a jazz clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman. (WordPress.org announced this new release on their blog post ).

Watch this introductory video by WordPress.org to learn the new features of WordPress 4.0.

 Here are some of the highlights of the new features of WordPress 4.0 (please note some of the features might not be available, depending on the themes you use):

 

Enhanced media library view

When you go to media library, you’ll see that only the thumbnails can be shown in a grid layout, making it so much easier to find what you are looking for. The details view of each media is more intuitive now. You can even play videos/audios right in the media details view, too.

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Finding the right plugin got so much easier

We all know one of the powerful aspects of WordPress is its plugins. But finding the right plugin can be a time-consuming process. WordPress 4.0 introduced a very intuitive plugin viewer. It’s now more visual, easy to navigate, and provides all the info right in your dashboard. 

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Embed object can now be viewed better in the Visual Editor

Don’t you sometimes end up spending extra time, trying to show an embed object correctly by going back and forth between the WordPress editor (where you just see the codes) and the Preview screen (where you can see how the object will actually look on your site)? WordPress now supports some embeddable objects to show up right in the Visual Editor as they will look once published. What a time-saver! Go here to find out which embeds are supported by WordPress 4.0.

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Check it out:

Time-saving features for the Page/Post Content

With WordPress 4.0, it’s so much easier to keep writing content without scrolling all over the place! They made the Visual Editor expand and formatted better as you enter the content. In the meantime, the items on the right sidebar (“Publish,” “Category,” etc.) do not move around. No more manually having to change the editor screen size nor constantly scrolling up and down when entering page/post content!

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Not sure how to update your WordPress site to WordPress 4.0? Click on below to see some tips!

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You can Click Here for the Instructions on
Updating Your Site to the Newest Version of WordPress

9 Tips to Promote Your Website (Infographic)

So you built a WordPress website. Great! Now, what’s the next step?

Many website newbies seem to think that once their website is up and running, people will automatically find it without you having to do anything else. Like, “If you build it, they will come.”

The reality is, building a website is just the beginning. You now need to market your website to drive traffic.

But no need to worry! As scary as this might sound, [Read more...]

WordPress Security Updates and Keeping Your Website Secure

Just yesterday, WordPress 3.9.2 was released. This was so called a “security release” to address some security issues with the previous versions.

This particular release includes 5 changes to make WordPress sites more secure, and if you want all the technical details you can read it  here from WordPress.org.

WordPress folks constantly pay close attention to possible problems with WordPress and come out [Read more...]

Success Story from a Coach for Teachers

Today, I would like to feature my Website Creation Workshop students, Kitty Boitnott, a coach who works with teacher leaders, teachers in distress and teachers in transition to a new career.

Kitty first took my course in 2013 and implemented all the things she learned when she created her first site by herself. And she didn’t just stop at one website!  Here is her new site that she recently created called “TimeOut4Teacher”:

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This is what Kitty had to say about Website Creation Workshop: [Read more...]

How to Reduce Spam Comments in WordPress

nospam-200If you have a WordPress blog, you’ll sooner or later start seeing random, unrelated comments posted on your site.  That is called “comment spam,” which can be very annoying! These spammy comments can take up space, “taint” your blog with unprofessional language, confuse your blog readers, and could even include links to undesirable sites.

Fortunately, there are WordPress plugins that can reduce comment spam for you so that you won’t need to spend time manually deleting them.  Just install one or more of these plugins and activate them, and kiss those spammers goodby!

Top 7 WordPress Plugins to Help Combat Spam Comments:

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(http://wordpress.org/plugins/antispam-bee/)
antispam-bee Our favorite… [Read more...]

5 Great Theme Companies with Beautiful WordPress Designs

One of the hardest things in building a WordPress site is picking a theme!  You can spend hours trolling the internet finding the perfect theme.

Although there are many free WordPress themes available from WordPress.org’s Theme Directory, my recommendation is to go with a premium (paid) theme from a reputable WordPress theme company.

Why? …..Well, here are some things you should consider before jumping at any free themes: [Read more...]

Declare Your Independence Day!

“No More King” they said as they declared their independence from the King of England 238 years ago. Back then the people of the United States wanted to be free from someone else telling them what to do.  They wanted to be in control of their destiny!

Watch this short fun video below from School House Rock. (Yeah that show from the ’70s)

And in celebration of July 4th today, I have opened back up my Website Creation Summer Camp for registrations.  If you’d like to join us this summer and declare your independence from others when it comes to building a website, just go to:
http://www.WebsiteCreationSummerCamp.com/register

Happy July 4th!