WordPress 3.6.1 Security Release – Time to update!

It’s that time again – time to update WordPress that is. 🙂 WordPress version 3.6.1 was released, and this is a security and maintenance update. There’s 3 major security fixes that will help prevent unscrupulous people from gaining unauthorized access to your site. For more information on the specifics of the updates, check out the …

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How to get more organized with Evernote

We live in a crazy busy world. It seems like everybody has six different things going on all the time. And I don’t know about you, but I’ve tried just about every way I can think of to keep track of things – client notes, birthday party ideas for the kids, family event planning, etc. …

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How to "hide" a WordPress site while in development

I received a question by email a few days ago, and it seemed like a perfect candidate for another how-to video because I know lots of people have this question. Now the answer shall be recorded for posterity. “I’m about to start my first blog and LOVED your 10 simple steps. I have a quick …

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Video isn’t so scary after all

For years, I’ve been watching everyone else do video marketing – tips, webinars, classes, product reviews, etc. And it always seemed like something that I didn’t have the right skillet to do. Or the right budget to pay someone to do for me. Until I found a 30 day video marketing challenge. Hm. The goal …

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WordPress 3.6 is out – time to update your site!

Huzzah! WordPress 3.6, a.k.a. “Oscar”, was released yesterday afternoon. As with all WordPress updates, it is recommended that you backup and then update your site as soon as possible. (Need some help with that? We go you covered!) Why? Although major version releases are mostly about feature updates, they do also contain some bug fixes …

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Using Facebook as a Page

This is one of those questions that comes up now and again, so I thought I’d make a quick tutorial to show you how to Post to Facebook as a Page. First of all, to post as a Page on Facebook, you need to be an admin for that Page. If you are an Admin for …

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Select a image to use with links on Facebook Page

I discovered this one yesterday, quite by accident. I was playing with a link to one of my older blog posts, to see what image came up with it. And there it was, a little link on my Facebook Page to upload an image to go with the link. Wow. Never saw that before. And …

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WordPress 3.5.2 – Security & Maintenance Update

The folks over at WordPress released a security and maintenance update for the self-hosted software recently. If you haven’t already updated your site, you should go make a backup of your site and update it as soon as you can. The security fixes included in this release are: Blocking server-side request forgery attacks, which could …

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How to Install WordPress in a subdirectory

The question came up recently about how to install WordPress in a sub-directory so they could use OptimizePress for some landing pages. (OptimizePress is a theme specifically for creating product or event landing pages, squeeze pages, opt-in pages, sales pages, etc. Because it is a theme, it will override your existing theme if you want …

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Doing social media wrong

Right now, in my LinkedIn inbox, I have 10 invitations to connect that I will not be accepting. Half of them are from Social Media experts/managers, and the rest are from coaches, business strategists, and marketing professionals. This is the reply that I’m going to send to them: You’re doing it wrong. You sent me …

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Changing the favicon with a Genesis theme

I get a lot of random WordPress questions, and yesterday was no exception. A friend had purchased a Genesis Child Theme – Event Manager – for her upcoming conference for moms. While she was having good success using the theme and getting her site set up, she was having a devil of a time changing …

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Add body_class to body tag in WordPress

One of the great things about WordPress is the theme. It helps to make sure that all of you pages and posts are uniform, providing a good experience for your visitors and working with you brand to keep things consistent. But sometimes you need to do something on one specific page – change the color …

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Is your website normalized?

I was working on a new ebook tonight, and had a crazy thought about the similar theories between a well planned website and a normalized database. (Holy cow, that class in college really does have an application in real life!) forgive the technical speak for a minute and I will explain how I can to …

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How to add categories to pages in WordPress

For a recent project, I needed to ability to have different page colors based on the subject of the page. I thought about using a custom page template, but I wanted to be able to style using CSS, so I would have needed to include the body tag inside the page template, which would have …

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