How-Tos & Video Tutorials

How to Update a Plugin in WordPress

It’s important to always keep your plugins updated in your WordPress website. Watch the video above for a short tutorial or follow the directions below: Log in to your WordPress Dashboard Click Plugins Under the outdated plugin click the View version details link to see what the update includes Before making any updates be sure…

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A Simple Overview of the WordPress Dashboard

If you’re brand new to the world of WordPress, this tutorial is for you. In this article (+post) I walk through each section of the standard administrative console and WordPress dashboard. You’ll most likely be spending most of your time under the following sections Posts, Media, Pages or Appearance but here is a general overview…

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How to Create a Sales Page (without Leadpages)

Click here to enroll in the free DIY course A common misconception in the world of online entrepreneurs is you have to have Leadpages to build beautiful, easy-to-use sales pages. But that’s not the case. I don’t have anything against Leadpages, they’re just not my favorite when it comes to building sales pages. I use the…

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How to Get Started with MailChimp

  I’ve used MailChimp, and only MailChimp, since 2011. It completely satisfied everything I needed for my previous coaching business and definitely holds it’s own in my web design business. I guess, let me back up… I’ve used MailChimp (and only MailChimp) for my business. I’ve worked with several design clients who use ConvertKit, OntraPort,…

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How to Best Optimize Images for your WordPress Website

I just started on a brand new redesign for a client. She’s got a smokin’ hot new logo and branding (from my go-to-gal Meghan Turner Design Studios) and some fresh copy. Basically, her whole site is getting torn down and built back up in the best possible way! Except for her blog posts. She’s written some…

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Monthly Maintenance To-Dos for Your WordPress Website

Just as you’d take your car in for its routine oil change and take yourself to the dentist for a cleaning… your website needs regular maintenance, too. This is something you can hire out to your designer or developer or something you can take care of yourself if you’re committed to remembering. Keeping your site…

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How to Setup a PayPal Button and Add it to your Website

Have you ever wondered how people get paid from their website? This short tutorial shows you how you can easily add a button to your website that allows your clients to instantly send you money and pay for your services. Go to your PayPal Account Click Tools Click + Open PayPal Buttons Click Create new…

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Where to Find Inspiration for Your New Website Design

You might have already started browsing the internet for some new web design inspiration but are feeling a little overwhelmed with so many options… Some web design+development professionals might first encourage you to get all of the copy (aka words, text, body) for each of your pages (aka Home, About, Services, etc) together and the technical…

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5 Steps to Take When You’re Ready for Website a Makeover

You’ve been ready for a new website for a little while now and you think you’re ready to dive right into hiring a pro. But did you know there are some vital steps that should be taken before hiring your web designer? A great web designer will certainly coach and guide you through all of…

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How I Manage My Editorial Calendar & Blog Content with CoSchedule

I bought an annual subscription to CoSchedule a few months ago and really haven’t jumped in until just recently. I have so many blog post and video ideas I couldn’t find a means to managing it all. Plus, I really wanted to get on a regular publishing schedule, but just couldn’t find my rhythm. Until…

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How to Backup Your WordPress Website

You always want to make sure you have a recent backup of your WordPress website to prepare for the unthinkable. You never want to have the stress of losing a website or having it malfunction and not knowing if you’ll ever be able to get your precious baby back. Staying up to date with your…

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