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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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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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How to Save Time and Money by using WordPress to set up a Website {Part 1}

How to Save Time and Money by using WordPress to set up a Website {Part 1}

Last week I talked about Wordpress – what it is and how it can benefit you as an idea maker and implementer. This week, I’m going to show you how to use both versions (Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org) to initially get a head start on launching your ideas, and, set you up for moving to a more official website when you have more time and resources. Your to-do list for bringing your business or idea to life can sometimes seem daunting. For your website, it really doesn’t have to be. Setting up a simple website to get your idea out there – while the spark is still fresh and motivation is high – isn’t as time-consuming, or expensive, as you may think.

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What is WordPress?

What is WordPress?

I love WordPress. My clients have no doubt heard me tout its amazingness over the years. I now use WordPress as the platform to create all of my websites because it gives me more time, flexibility and options. Its versatility and user-friendlyness lets me work with new and growing small businesses, which means I can take on the projects I enjoy the most.

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