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Why your website needs to be secured with HTTPS (SSL) & what to do about it!

[If you'd rather listen to the podcast version - you can do so here >>] When Google talks - we listen! We have to. No one wants the wrath of Google falling on their website. Last year, Google started to officially warn website owners with sites that didn't display the green padlock, non HTTPS, that […]

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Blogging
Updating WordPress and Updating WordPress Plugins

More and more people are reporting that their blogs have been hacked. To keep your blog secure you need to know about updating Wordpress and updating Wordpress Plugins. Out-of-date plugins and old versions of Wordpress are the number one cause for hacked blog sites. This should be a regular check that you perform on your blog.

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Blogging
Are you getting enough?

Opt-ins are the life blood of your business. You can have the most successful blog in the world, in terms of visitors reading it, but if they don't opt-in to your mailing list you are losing the opportunity to convert those readers to clients.

We have all heard the saying 'The money is in the list!", right?

Well it may be a cliche, but it's true.
So how do you make sure you get people to opt-in?

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Tech Tips
How To Add a PDF Link in Joomla

I'm often asked, "How do I add a PDF link in Joomla?" It's something that you might not do that often so it's easy to forget how to do it. Here's a quick reference video to show you how to add the link. The same process can be applied to linking to an image or an […]

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Blogging
How to add a hyperlink by using HTML code

This is Part Two of my Five part Series on using basic HTML with your WordPress blog.

In this post I will show you how to add a hyperlink by using HTML code.

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How To Insert and Center an Image In a WordPress Sidebar Widget

This first post will show you how to insert and center an image in a WordPress sidebar widget using some basic HTML code. This is the first in a Five Part Series showing you how to do some of the everyday tasks with WordPress using basic HTML code.

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Blogging
What's the best font to use for your blog or website?

The best way to have a great looking blog is to choose the right font.

What's the best font to use for your blog or website? You may want to have fancy looking fonts and change fonts every other line but the experienced blogger knows, that when it comes to fonts and the web, it is always best to keep it simple.

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How To Find The WordPress Page Or Post ID?

How to find the WordPress Page or Post ID for use in plugins and widgets.

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Tech Tips
How to fix a green screen on Flash videos

You are trying to watch a video on YouTube or elsewhere and all you can see is a green screen. You can hear the audio but the video won’t play and you just see green. The chances are that Adobe Flash Player is unable to render the video. This happens usually after you have updated […]

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Blogging
WordPress plugins to avoid

There are definitely some WordPress plugins to avoid! WordPress is a constantly evolving platform and has many plugins developed for use with it. Unfortunately, not all of these plugins evolve at the same rate as WordPress and can cause problems with your site because of this. Plugins are one of the biggest doorways for hackers […]

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Blogging
Get an avatar and stand out from the crowd!

Do you read the comments on people's blogs? Have you noticed how many anonymous posters there are out there? Does your eye get drawn to certain comments more than others?

I think you know what I mean - you read the ones with a face rather than the ones that are faceless! They stand out - that's why!

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Blogging
Are you talking to me? How to get your blog comment published!

One of the best ways to get some inbound links (and that much needed free traffic) to your blog is by commenting on another blog. Not just any old blog though! Find a blog that is relevant to your niche market and that would have a similar target to your own and make a comment. But wait, you made a comment and it hasn't been published! The chances are the blog owner didn't approve it (sucks to be you doesn't it!)

Your main focus whilst commenting on blogs is always to get the comment approved. Here are some useful tips that you need to follow to get the most benefit from blog commenting. Review the list and use the tips the next time you are out and about in cyberspace blog commenting!

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Blogging
What is a pingback?

Pingback is a method for web/blog authors to request notification when somebody links to one of their posts. Typically, web publishing software such as WordPress will automatically inform the relevant parties on behalf of the user, allowing for the possibility of automatically creating links to referring documents.
Read the full article for an explanation.

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Hosting
How to set up Filezilla FTP with GoDaddy hosting

You may have your blog or website hosted with GoDaddy but their File Manager can be a little tricky to use. A much better method of uploading your files is to use Filezilla FTP Program.

The following short video shows you how to set up Filezilla with your GoDaddy hosting settings in order to transfer (ftp) your files.

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