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How to Create a Custom PayPal Button for your WordPress Website

How to Create a Custom PayPal Button for your WordPress Website

You want your website to be more than just a brochure for your business, right? Why not get the most out of the time and money you’ve invested in it?

Creating “Buy Now” PayPal buttons is a great way to enable your website to do more than just share information about your business and make connections with potential customers. It monetizes your website. If you’re a service-based business, or you’re not planning to run a full e-commerce online shop, PayPal is a quick, affordable and easy way to achieve this.

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How to Safely Update WordPress & WordPress Plugins (+ backup your entire website)

How to Safely Update WordPress & WordPress Plugins (+ backup your entire website)

Why Updating WordPress is so important – One word: Security. Along with all the nice visual and functional changes, keeping up with the newest versions of WordPress and Plugins protects you more from cyber attacks. There is countless malware out there that can infect your website’s health, or steal your password, so WordPress comes out with these big (and smaller) updates to put up a thicker wall between your site and computer viruses. I’ve had people come to me in a panic because their website was showing questionable text that they definitely did not put there. Not a pretty site, and it feels violating. So, please, for your own peace of mind…always keep WordPress and all Plugins up-to-date.

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‘RGB’ Social Media Icons Image Pack – FREE Download

‘RGB’ Social Media Icons Image Pack – FREE Download

I’ve got a FREE gift for you today! Click here to download the Graphic Design-themed ‘RGB’ Social Media Icons image pack.

You’re free to use them on your website or blog, no credit or link-back required – but I encourage you to share the love with your friends by using the social media sharing options at the end if this post.

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How to make a Favicon

How to make a Favicon

See that little icon in the tab? That’s called a favicon (or “shortcut icon”, “tab icon”, “bookmark icon”). Does your website look like the first image, or the second one? This small design touch is something I notice is missing from a lot of websites and blogs. Though a favicon may be small, it’s a big part of your website because it helps your visitors identify it.

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Taking it to next level: How to Save Time and Money by using WordPress to set up a Website {Part 2}

Taking it to next level: How to Save Time and Money by using WordPress to set up a Website {Part 2}

So you’ve got your Wordpress.com blog/website and you’re writing and sharing your ideas. You may find that this is working out really well for you. If so, that’s great! Keep going. Share your posts on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest to start building an audience. I’ve noticed that there are a lot of people, especially bloggers and authors, who use this free version of Wordpress for their main website.

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