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Confessions From an Amazon Failure

Confessions From an Amazon Failure

HOW I MADE NO MONEY WITH AMAZON: “Better to have tried and failed than to have never tried at all.” Humph. I hate failure. When I put effort behind something, I expect some level of success - a modicum of financial reward. See my post, this past August,...

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Gravityscan

Gravityscan

GET A SAFER WEBSITE: From the security experts, maker of WordFence, a great complementing site security and monitoring enhancement - Gravityscan. Unlike WordFence, no plugin is needed as this is SAAS. The best part - this is free! Simply signup on the...

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Square Payments for WooCommerce

Square Payments for WooCommerce

SQUARE - A GREAT PAYPAL ALTERNATIVE! Do you have a WooCommerce shop setup on your site and need or want and alternative to PayPal? Consider using Square! It's free to signup and transaction costs are the same as PayPal: 2.9% + $.30 per transaction. BONUS:...

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I’ve Been Hacked!

I’ve Been Hacked!

HOW DID I GET HACKED? Suffice to say, there are infinite ways to hack, gain access to, a website. If WordPress, a hacker's vehicle of choice is overwhelmingly via plugins you install! What? Yep, not much difference here than handing the keys to your car to...

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Background Images – Divi Theme

Background Images – Divi Theme

I'm a big Fan of the Divi Theme for WordPress from Elegant Themes. It's packed with easy to use site builder features and the developers are focused with consistent updates. However, sometimes you might need a little more tweaking not (currently) readily...

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Rotate Video

Rotate Video

SITE OF THE DAY! Ever shoot or receive a video only to find it's in the wrong orientation, say portrait rather than landscape? If you lack the software, equipment, or skills to correct, I have the fix four you! Head over to Rotate My Video and upload the...

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Changing Your Nameservers to Cloudflare

Changing Your Nameservers to Cloudflare

EXTRA SPEED, EXTRA SECURITY: Here's an easy tutorial on changing your DNS (Domain Name Servers) to use/route through the Cloudflare Nameservers. Why would you want to do this? Well, Cloudflare's free service will speed up delivery of your site to the web...

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Say NO to Hotlinks

Say NO to Hotlinks

HOTLINKS CAN BE A DRAIN As used here, a hotlink is when someone uses a link to publish one of your site's objects (usually, your images) from your site to theirs. Harmless? Hardly, and this practice can be illegal! Firstly, if your images are originals...

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TOP 5, GIFTS?

TOP 5, GIFTS?

NOT TOTALLY USELESS, BUT... Darn close! Every year, around this time, I am (ahem) pleased to present my personally curated collection of..."gifts" - for loved ones, those, not so loved, and, presents for cheapskates! These are not ranked in order, because,...

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BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

MANAGED WORDPRESS HOSTING DEAL! The Black Friday Sale is on at The Site Hosting Co. Through Monday, November 27, you can get Managed WordPress Hosting for only $ One Cent for your first month - a savings of almost $20! Use Coupon Code: SAVINGS at...

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