Delete WordPress Plugins

When I have a fresh, new WordPress install, the first thing I go about doing is deleting auto-installed WordPress plugins like Akismet, JetPack and Mojo Marketplace. The majority of them are very bulky and not necessary for most websites. They tend to cause problems too since they make assumptions about what you need and how you want to show things on your website. Plus, I want to install exactly what I need when I need it so I can find and resolve any issues that may come up along the way. It’s much easier to do that if I intentionally added … Keep Reading >

Anchor Links

If you have a page or post with a significant amount of text and would like to add text links that will take someone to a particular place within the page or post, an HTML anchor link is what can help you out. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be an HTML expert to add them. An index at the top of a very long post or page with anchor links to sections or topics is a helpful way to show your visitors what is contained on the page and provides a simple and quick way to navigate through the … Keep Reading >

How to Get More Subscribers | Episode 1

Don’t like to read? Press play!   Want to listen to this later? Download the audio file for Episode 1. Want the entire series? Download a convenient pdf file of the complete seven-part series. Have Prominent Calls to Action (CTA) When you see that the majority of your visitors ‘bounce’ within a few seconds of visiting your website, it can be a bummer. You wonder what you did wrong. You wonder why they didn’t feel compelled to read more or subscribe. You wonder if you’re completely unaware of what is interesting to people. Luckily, none of these are true. It is … Keep Reading >

Add a PayPal Payment Button

If you would like to accept payments on your website, PayPal is a free option that is fairly easy to use. You must have a PayPal Standard Business account to create and add a button. If you don’t have a PayPal account setup yet, I would be happy to do it for you. Click here to learn more about my PayPal Standard Business Account Setup Package. Add a PayPal Payment Button ► Login to PayPal if you aren’t already. ► Click on the Tools > All Tools > PayPal Buttons. ► Click on the ‘Create New Button’ option to the right of the template … Keep Reading >

Free Website Images

One of the more common questions I get is, “Where can I find good quality images I can use on my website for free?” Luckily for all of us, there are more and more resources every day. Here are the websites I usually go to first: Pixabay – https://pixabay.com/ Unsplash – https://unsplash.com/ Pexels – https://www.pexels.com/ Gratisography – http://gratisography.com/ If you find what you need quickly, it’s a good day. The problem is that if you are looking for a very specific image, the search features on these websites aren’t the greatest. Which means that you’re going to spend more time … Keep Reading >

Customize AddToAny

Adding the AddToAny plugin to your WordPress website is a great way to make it as easy as possible for your visitors to share your content. When you add the AddToAny icons to your website, the icon colors will default to the standard colors for each social site. If you’re like most people, you want your site to look as customized as possible and your color scheme is one of the most effective way to do this. Luckily, it is very easy to change the color of AddToAny share buttons in WordPress. Instructions: How to Change the Color of AddToAny … Keep Reading >

Add Image to WordPress Using a URL

If you store the majority of your images on a cloud-based service, you may want to add the images to your website using a URL instead of uploading them into your Media Library. Here’s how you can do that. Add Image to WordPress Using a URL ► Open the Post or Page to which you would like to add an image in edit mode. ► Locate the image you would like to use and copy the URL. The image used can be in Dropbox, Amazon S3, Google Drive, or any other cloud-based storage system that you have access to and … Keep Reading >