Today, I want to touch on one of the biggest questions newbie bloggers have: ‘should I use WordPress.com or WordPress.org?’ I’m going to briefly go over the three main differences between the two so that, hopefully, you’ll get an understanding of what’s best for you and your business. To start with, I’m going to assume that you already have a vision for your blog – it might be that you want to maintain it as a hobby, turn it into a business using affiliate links and selling courses, or turn it into a shop front to sell your own products. […]
I think it’s about time I let you in on a little trick you can use to start running your business on autopilot – it takes only a few seconds to set up. So get ready take a little break from your laptop and go out for a day or two whilst your business runs smoothly in the background. ‘WHAT?! Run my business and not be there?’ – I hear you saying – ‘I can’t do that!’. Yes you can! I know that, as entrepreneurs, we may cling on to the belief that we ought to always be hard at […]
In the online community, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that Pinterest is going to be a very useful friend, if we learn to use it correctly. The number of traffic-growth stories surrounding the use of Pinterest is constantly on the rise, and I know we all want a little bit of that Pinterest magic! So, today’s post will focus on how promote your Pinterest without even trying – disclaimer: this post won’t to go into SEO side of your pins. We all promote our blog posts the second we publish them, right? And people come running and screaming to read and […]
Guys and girls, today I want to show you how to create something that, when you have your website under construction, will allow you to start promoting it, gain a following, and let people know what you’re all about! We’re going to learn how to create a basic ‘coming soon’ page on WordPress! In fact, I’m going to walk you through how I created the one you can see below! Remember, this is a basic ‘coming soon’ page, we want something you can put out there without too much faffing around. Action gets results, NOT talk! A ‘coming soon’ page […]
Do you want to know if your Twitter cards are working? Isn’t it so frustrating when we think we have set something up to work, and it just doesn’t seem to appear, or work as we would expect. Well, today I am going to show you how to check if your Twitter cards have been set up correctly, validate them, and see a preview of how they will look when you send your tweet. If you’re wondering what the hell Twitter cards are, you can see how they boost your Twitter performance here, and if you’re wondering how to […]
It’s time to really promote your work on Twitter! Are you ready? In this post, I am going to show you how to create Twitter cards! These helpful little “cards” will show up when you share a link to your content, on Twitter. Your tweets will go from this: To this: I mean, you tell me which looks more appealing!? With Twitter cards, the user is immediately engaged with an image, a catchy post title, and a description so they can see what your post is all about! If you’re wondering what else you can do to improve your Twitter, check out […]
OK, so this post is all about helping you take your WordPress website one step closer to the way you envision it, by installing and using WordPress themes. We all know that when we first download WordPress the default theme probably isn’t the one we want to use, and that means that it certainly isn’t how we imagine our site looking. So you go on to search through a ton of WordPress themes and work out which one you want to use. What do you do now? Well, depending on where you’ve found it, whether it was a free one or a […]
Menus are such an important part of your web design, and it’s a shame how often they may be overlooked. Let me give you an example of why they are important: Let’s pretend you’re job hunting. You’re on a company’s website – we’ll say it’s a commercial website for this example– the top menu bar will always have the call to actions they really want you to focus on as a customer. They will have their shop, different categories etc, but today you’re looking for jobs. So where do you head to next on the page? The footer. That is where you will find all the […]
Have you seen all the Twitter quotes, like the one below, floating around blog posts? Well, they are known as Click to Tweet blocks. Using these blocks makes it incredibly easy for your readers to share important parts of your content with a simple click. Within this Tech Bytes tutorial I walk you through how to include the Click to Tweet plugin and set it up with your WordPress site. You’ll also get to see what the different options look like, from boxes, to author blocks. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to get people sharing your work! […]
It’s not very often that we find a free WordPress theme that gives us exactly what we want in terms of font styles, colours, sticky navigation bars, and so on. Well, I mean, I’ve never found one with EVERYTHING. If any of you have, then where?! How?! Let me know your secret, please! Let’s imagine we’ve now found this theme. We love the layout and the extra widgets it gives us automatically, but there are a few tweaks we want to make within the code base. What do we do now? We need to make a child theme! By the end of […]
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