Category Archives for "Wordpress"

WordPress Plugins: Fever In The Bunk House Now

Other Authors , Wordpress

Choosing the right WordPress plugins to help manage a marketing platform is like rolling dice – you have to roll the dice to see what happens. Adding plugins is an easy enough task, but it’s always encouraging to find a resource that gives a full review and even video demonstrations of what to expect from the performance of every helpful little add-on to your WordPress platform.

You’re visiting one of those sites.

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Add Google Maps To Your WordPress Blog


For those of you who haven’t yet discovered my Self Empowering Videos, I am republishing my latest video here. But, you really should pop over and check out my Videos site. There are more than 100 videos online and only a small handful are published here.

So, without further ado, here is my latest video: Add Google Maps To Your Wordpress Blog.

If you are using Wordpress to brand…

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Retrofit Your Elegant Theme With Shortcodes


If you have followed my (excellent) advice, you have purchased Elegant Themes. You have installed one of their beautiful themes on your blog. Perhaps you even did this some time ago. In that case, the theme you have installed might not have the new Shortcodes feature.

If you have done extensive modifications, you might not want to update the theme. In that case, you can retro fit your customized theme with the new feature like this…

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WordPress Theme Installation Video


In this video, I show off a few features from Elegant Themes, one of my favorite theme providers. We will also download, extract and upload to our domain one of the themes we find there.

Some of the features of Elegant Themes that I love are the shortcodes and ePanel features. Shortcodes allow you to quickly bring in beautiful buttons or tabs, without coding. The ePanel allows you to turn on or off categories that are dislpayed in a variety of places.

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Do All Themes Support Excerpts?

FAQ , Wordpress

QUESTION TO CENAY: if I want a page looking like a blog with “read more” link, or excerpts, how do i make that? Is it possible that not every theme supports this?

I answered with this…
It is possible not every theme supports it, but you can test with a couple of methods. You can also change your blog’s display method in a couple of different ways. I will detail each here.

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22 Things You Should Do After Installing WordPress


I know 22 things sounds like a long list, but trust me, do these things right after installing your new Wordpress blog, and you will start to see immediate traffic, it won’t take as much work to manage your blog, and your visitors will love it!

Little Tweaks With A Big Impact

First and foremost are those little annoying tweaks, that left undone now, can have repercussions later. (These are presented in no particular order since I make sure ALL are done before I install plugins or start posting.)

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10 Things You Should Do With Your Blog


Occasionally, you come across a concept so profound that just reading it is enough to shift your universe. Today, I read one. In fact, once I read it, I had an epiphany and just had to share it. It’s not mine… it’s not even close to anything I have written to date (but wish I […]

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Upgrade From To Self Hosted

Video Released , Wordpress

Many first time bloggers start out on, only to discover they are limited in options, plugins, advertising and flexibility. When that happens, it’s time to step up your game and go with a mature blogging platform. I highly recommend – the self-hosted option of the popular blogging software.

With the self hosted option, you no longer have anyone telling you what you can and can’t include for advertising, plugins, or content. Need a customized change? You can.

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18 WordPress Plugins I Can Not Live Without

Featured , Plugins , SEO , Wordpress

I have been promising a list of my personal *must have* plugins that I install on any new blog. Today, that promise is kept.

These are the plugins I install on every blog I create, regardless of niche or specialty. There are a few that I add to certain types of blogs that will won’t be discussed, but you can get more information on these in my book, the Ultimate Guide To Wordpress Plugins.

They are listed alphabetically, not in the order of installation.

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