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How to use WordPress visual mode and text mode to write HTML

The WordPress visual mode and text mode can be a great shortcut for producing basic HTML. This can be useful for adding links and other formatting to plain text widgets, announcement bars, excerpts or other places in WordPress that don’t support rich text formatting. Steps: Start a new post (or page) Make sure you are in […]

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How to screenshot on Mac and iOS 11 – no software needed

How to take a MacOS screenshot Two options:  capture entire screen or just a portion of it. Where will the screenshot be? Usually the screenshot is automatically saved to your desktop but if you installed Dropbox you may have a “Screenshots” folder in your Dropbox that files will appear in. Also, your screenshots may appear […]

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How to remove / deactivate buy button on WooCommerce

WooCommerce is the best eCommerce plugin for WordPress. All workflows are processed smoothly from backend to frontend. My team and I are able to adapt it to match the customized needs of my clients. Users generally find it easy to use. But sometimes stores want to disable the purchase process (remove the cart and the […]

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Best third party Gravity Forms plugins

First make sure to review the mostly free plugins in the WordPress directory: wordpress.org/plugins/search.php?q=gravity+forms wordpress.org/plugins/tags/gravity-form Start with the list of free add-ons by the people who make GF (with a dev license of GF): gravityforms.com/add-ons …and their directory of 3rd party plugins: gravityhelp.com/other-resources Gravity Perks wide variety of add-ons including “Pay Per Word”; “Unique ID”; “Conditional Logic Dates”; […]

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A New Law to Protect Negative Yelp Reviews

Interesting development with Yelp — and other sites that allow public review. The “authenticity engine” and the consumer win again! Last week, Congress passed a law that will make it illegal for companies to retaliate against U.S. consumers who post negative reviews online. Yes, soon you’ll be able to give a bad business one star […]

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The psychology of search

The psychology of search – And defining the perfect keywords for AdWords There are countless questions arising each time one starts a new AdWords campaign – “How do I best reach my customers?”, ”What is my target audience looking for?” and many more. Finding answers to these questions is the major challenge when planning a […]

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WordPress event plug-ins

Important features to note for WordPress events plugins: Feature: save events to users’ 3rd party event and calendar services Integration with third party calendar tools (iCal, Google) Responsiveness for mobile phones/tablets Registration and ticketing  Appearance customization Layouts, views and filters Recurring events – a wide range of support on this feature Shortcodes and widgets for […]

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PayPal Here vs Square for “swipes” and “chips”

Lots of options these days for Credit Card processing—you can see their pricing is virtually identical. PayPal used to have per-item fixed fees and that adds alot for small transactions but now they both offer percentage-only fees. 2016 PayPal Here 2.7% Per swipe (or “dip” of an EMV chip card) 3.5% + $0.15 to key in cards   […]

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Mac Sign software for plotters

I wanted to share my research about inexpensive sign cutting software for plotter for the Mac since it was not easy to find online. I’ve had a few plotters over the years (including USCutter and Summagraphics) and the software was always painful to use – never as sophisticated as Illustrator. Recently I was looking to update my software […]

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The importance of keywords for on-page SEO

How often should I repeat my main keyword on a page? Should the keyword only appear on one page, or on every page of my website? What is the importance of keywords in the URL? What about close variants, plural and singular? Fortunately, the over-emphasis on keywords is a thing of the past. But a […]

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