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How to set up Staging Environment for WordPress

Creating a staging environment for WordPress I recently changed web hosting companies to Site Ground. One of my favorite features that they offer — which my previous web host did not offer– is a WordPress Staging Environment (and not for WordPress they also offer staging environments for Joomla and other software programs). It’s a feature […]

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Author Website with Divi

Author Website with Divi

Divi Themes for Authors In this video tutorial, I’ll show how to create an eye-catching author website with Divi. Divi is the flagship WordPress Theme from the folks over at Elegant Themes. They create some stunning looking WordPress themes. Divi is an easy to use drag-and-drop WordPress theme. Elegant Themes makes it even easier for […]

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Check Affiliate Link

Check Affiliate Link

Check affiliate link video for down in this post. Quick lowdown on affiliate links This post is about affiliate marketing, but it’s something that authors should be doing on your author website in order to add another source of income to your business. Note: if using affiliate links on your website you need to disclose […]

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Moving WordPress Site

Moving WordPress Site

I’m moving WordPress Site because I’m changing web hosting companies. Just like moving in real life, I was dreading making this move for the obvious reasons… Downtime Deadlinks Broken Images Manually intensive Expensive (hiring someone to move my WordPress site) A lot more headaches kept popping in my head But thanks to a plugin, it […]

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How to Survive WordPress Hack

Fixing My WordPress Hacked Site

I had to deal with an unpleasant event recently and that was having to fix WordPress Hacked Site. About a month ago my WordPress-powered website for my Thriller Author Interview Podcast was hacked and brought down hard. It took a week to recover. I’ll walk you through what happened, why it happened, and how I […]

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WordPress Author Themes

Author WordPress Themes

Author WordPress Themes: Introduction Author WordPress Themes make it easy for indie authors to have a beautifully designed professional looking author website, easily (especially once you have a killer author WordPress theme you can use). In this post, I’ll be sharing Author WordPress Themes specifically designed for author/publishers. So if you’re an author/self-publisher and you’re […]

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WordPress 4.4. Plugin Compatibility Info

WordPress 4.4 Plugin Compatibility

WordPress 4.4 plugin compatibility issues? On December 8th, WordPress released its latest update, WordPress 4.4 (“Clifford”)¬†and usually the bigger updates to WordPress, like Clifford, bring an increase¬† in the risk of plugin compatibility issues with your website. And sure enough, I updated and encountered an issue. The WordPress 4.4 Plugin Compatibility Problem Third-party plugin developers […]

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How to use Google Forms for Writers

In this video, I’ll show writers how they can use free Google Forms to create beautiful online Review Copy and ARC (Advance Review Copy) Request Forms in order to find potential readers to review your books. The entire process is done online. The potential reader fills out the web-based Review Copy/ARC request form and the […]

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WIP Progress Bar

Author Work in Progress Bar

You’ve probably seen them on author’s websites, progress bars (or progress meters) that track that writer’s current writing project. It’s a fun way to keep your readers/fans engaged even when you’re busy writing. The progress bar tracks the word or page count of that writer’s “Work in Progress (WIP)”. When I wanted to add my […]

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Oops Word on Big Red Button Correct Mistake

Don’t Waste That Online Real Estate

Page 404. We’ve all encountered those error web pages, announcing that the page we’re looking for is caput. Wikipedia describes it better… The 404 or Not Found error message is a HTTP standard response code indicating that the client was able to communicate with the server, but the server could not find what was requested. […]

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