How To Add A Logo To Your Theme Using The URL

If you are using a more advanced theme then you will be asked to insert the URL of your logo into the control panel of your theme builder.

Your logo can be in png or jpeg format and it is really simple to do. I have used my theme as as example but most themes will be similar enough for you to figure out the gist of it.

First of all, go to your menu and hover over Appearance. Then open up your theme’s options as shown below in blue. My theme is called MyProduct but yours will be the name of your theme followed by theme options.

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How To Add A Simple Contact Form To Your Site

Having a simple contact form on your site makes it really easy for potential customers to contact you. Here’s a really simple way to do it.

Create a new page called Contact Us

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How To Add A Google Verification Code to Your Site

1. Go to the admin page of your site – “the dashboard”

2. Select Plugins from your menu on the left hand side and select add new

3. Enter “verify google webmaster tools” into the search bar

4 Install the plugin and activate it

5. On the menu choose settings

6. Select Google Webmaster Tools

7. Make sure that you choose the option on Google for HTML Tag. Paste the HTML code from Google into the box on your website and click update.

8. Go back to Google and click the verify button.

That’s it. Job done.

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How To Change Your Business Address on Facebook

Facebook don’t make changing your business address or details very easy but I have managed to find out how to do it and thought you might like to know too as it could save you hours of frustration. Thank you Paola for this brilliant nugget of information.

 

1. Click “About” on the left side of your Page
2. Click “Edit Page Info” on the right
3. Next to “Category,” remove ALL categories you have listed, and enter in “Local Business” as your ONLY category.
4. Now you should be able to edit your location. Once you are done, you can go back to Category, delete “Local Business” and replace with the categories that you wish to have listed for your business.

Posted on Wednesday by Paola Pinello Hinton

I hope you find this useful and please have a look in the search bar for anything else that you may need to know.

 

 
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How To Choose Better Keywords

Wouldn’t it be great if you knew what people were actually searching for and what keywords they were using?  Well the good news is that this information is freely available on Google.

If you can’t decide what keywords to use in your advertising then this tool is just for you. You simply enter the keyword or phrase you are thinking of and Google will tell you how many people have searched using those exact words. This way you can make a more informed choice as to which keywords you go for and how much you are willing to bid for them.

You will first need to go to https://adwords.google.com/um/GetStarted/Home? to create an adwords account with Google. You will then need to create a campaign. This doesn’t have to be a real campaign so go ahead and put some things in the boxes or just click save and continue at the bottom of the page. This will then take you to the tool where you enter your key words.

If you look below you can see one I did a while ago. I simply entered the keywords and google tells me how many people have searched using those terms.

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So that’s it, really simple and totally free to use. You will never have to just guess or wonder again whether your keywords are any good.

I hope you found this post useful, if so keep your eyes peeled for other useful tips and links.

 

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Business and Life Coach

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How To Add A Page To Your Website

 When you first get your wesbiste up and running you might be wondering where all your pages are. WordPress usually comes with one sample page, the rest you have to add yourself. However, this is a simple process so don’t worry, just follow the steps below.

Scroll down until you see pages and hover over it. You will then see a window appear that says all pages and add new. Select add new by clicking on it.

You will now be taken to a blank page like this one…

How to add a blank page

You can then start to add your content. Put the title in the box that says enter title here. Then in the box below you will be able to start typing your text, exactly as I have in this post. You will notice that there are some familiar tools for you to use to fomat your post, add italics, bold, underline change font size and colour. To add photos to your post just click on the tab on the top left of the post that says add media. This will give you the opportunity to download files from your laptop.

Once you have created your new page you will want people to be able to find it. Press publish which is a blue button the the right of the screen. This will now let you add it to a menu.

Next go to the menu bar again on the left and hover over appearance and select menus. This will take you to a page that looks like this…

How to add a pageYou will need to select the page from the first box on the left (you can see the various pages I have created) by clicking on it and then scrolling down and clicking on add to menu.

Your page is now published and available for people to view. You can check it out by going to the top of your dashboard menu and at the top hover over your website name until it says visit site. Click and see the that the page is now showing on your home page. You can alter the order it shows in by moving it up and down in the menu box on the right. The page at the top is the one that shows first. DON’T FORGET TO CLICK SAVE MENU! If you don’t do this then your menu will not be saved and your page will not show on the home page of the website.

You can also add sub directories and pages to your menu by just moving the page slightly to the right of the one above it. This will then show as a sub page. For an example of this scroll over some of the pages on my home page and you will see then that others become visible. This is how to achieve this.

I am here to help so if you get stuck drop me line and I can help you out. Once you have done it once or twice you will be amazed how simple it all is.

 

 

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Business and Life Coach

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How To Install A WordPress Theme

Installing a WordPress theme is relatively simple to do. You can either find a theme you like and download it to your computer/laptop as a zipped file and install it that way or you can follow the steps below.

First thing you need to do is login to your WordPress admin area. Next, click on Appearance » Themes.

Click on Appearance Themes

Once you are on the themes page, click on the Add New button at the top.

Add New Themes in WordPress

On the next screen, you will have the ability to select from: Featured WordPress themes, Popular WordPress themes, Latest WordPress themes, search for a specific theme, or search for themes with specific features.

When you see the theme that you want to install, simply bring your mouse on top of the image. This will reveal the install button, preview button, and details button. Go ahead and click on the install button.

Install a WordPress Theme

WordPress will now install your theme and show you a success message along with the link to activate or live preview.

Once it is installed you will be able to go ahead and populate it with your own pages, posts and images.

To install a theme using the upload method then follow the instructions below. This is the best method for custom themes and themes that you find on the internet for use with WordPress sites.

The first method that we covered only allows you to install free themes that are available in the WordPress.org theme’s directory. But what if you want to install a commercial “premium” WordPress theme from companies like ThemeLab,StudioPressiThemes, etc.

Or what if you want to install a custom theme? Well in this case, you would need to install the theme using the upload method from your WordPress admin.

Start by downloading the .zip file of the theme that you purchased from a marketplace or a commercial theme provider.

Next login to your WordPress admin area and click on Appearance » Themes.

Click on Appearance Themes

Once you are on the themes page, click on the Add New button at the top.

Add New Themes in WordPress

On the next screen, click on the Upload Theme button at the top.

WordPress Theme Install Upload Theme

You will be prompted to choose the zip file that you downloaded earlier. Select the file and click Install Now.

Upload the Theme File in WordPress

Once your theme is installed, you will see a success message along with the link to activate and preview the theme.

Activate a WordPress Theme

Click on the activate button, and you’ve successfully installed and activated your WordPress theme. Depending on the theme, it may add additional settings options that you may need to configure either through the theme customiser or through a separate options panel.

Don’t be frightened to play with it as you can always change it back if you don’t like what you have done. Once you are happy with your site, page, post etc you can publish it so that the world can find it.

 

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Create An Email Address That You Won’t Get Spammed From

squeeze_pageAs an internet marketer I need people to sign up for my offers and give me their email address for me to send information they have asked for, or information that is relevant and that I think would add value. I am sick and tired of those unscrupulous people who collect email addresses purely for the intention of bombarding them with rubbish – and I have been a victim of this too! This spoils things for the genuine people on the internet who are trying to help, educate and support others through the information they share.

I know, but what can you do about it? is what I hear you say, and in my usual bid to educate and support my readers and subscribers I have found something that will help you to get stuff you are interested in without having to worry about getting spammed.

There is a FREE site called 10 minute mail.

You click here  10 minute mail  and you will instantly be given an email address to use that will self destruct in 10 minutes. This means you get an opportunity to apply for the product or service without having to worry about receiving loads of rubbish afterwards. If you feel the content you receive is genuine and useful then you can always go back and give your real email address afterwards to receive other content.

I do hope you will take advantage of this website and not be put off trying things because of those pesky spammers – they deserve all they get!

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How To Syndicate Your Post

How to syndicate your post.If you are wondering how to syndicate your post then maybe I can help?

There is little point going to the trouble of writing a great post and then having no one read it. The whole idea of your posts is to get them read by as many people as possible, either to promote your website or to help you sell a product or service. So how can you syndicate your post is important.

The easiest way is to add share buttons to your website like you can see at the bottom of this post. Once you have published it, you just click on each button and share your content with those platforms. People who are interested in your information can then find you that way.

Another way is to turn your post into a pdf using printfriendly.com and then submitting it to an online magazine such as issuu.com. Most magazines will want your content to be shared with them before you promote it to other sites, so do this first and then once accepted and published you can then share on Facebook Twitter, Instagram etc.

You can use the Google search tool https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/googlebot-fetch? which will index your post so that when someone searches your keyword Google will put your content in front of them. The better at this you get, the further up the pages you will get on Google. Be consistent with your posts, make sure your keyword is not highly competitive and make sure your content is totally unique. Also make sure you include your keyword in your title, your page url and your meta description.

Use Pingomatic.com to promote your content to many online subscription sites and magazines. This will greatly increase your viewing potential.

Publish it on Linkedin if you feel it is appropriate. You can also post it on your fan page in Facebook as a pdf or as a normal post. Sometimes having a pdf of a published article can add credibility to your content.

Use Yeost plugin to help to optimise your keyword for Google. It is a free plugin and simple to use. It will show you for each post what you need to do to improve your chances of being seen by as many people as possible.

Syndicating your posts is a free way to get you noticed by hundreds or thousands of people. Without syndication you are just hoping someone will happen upon your website or post and this is very unlikely given the amount of content on the internet.

Of course, this is a big subject and way beyond the scope of this single post. I hope I have given you some things to go and research further, but as always, if you need any help or further information then please don’t hesitate to contact me on one of the methods below. I would be very happy to help you to syndicate your post.

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How To Add A Table To Your Posts Or Pages

If you want to be able to add interactive tables to your posts and pages then this is a great plug in for you to try. It is called TablePress and is Free (although a donation is asked for and should be given as it is a great tool).

The tool lets you create tables which are searchable, that you can easily edit and amend and that you can add hyperlinks to at the click of a mouse.

For a video of how to go about downloading it and then using it, this guy explains it brilliantly.

I hope you found this useful, I know it has helped a couple of my clients out. As always, if you need any help then please contact me on any of the methods below.

 

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