need to send a newsletter to a subscriber list of about 1500 subscribers to one of my sites. Since I do not have my own servers, and are in a shared hosted plan it has become a small issue and now need to look for something to allow me to send this inexpensively.
What a pain! – I manage 3 different WordPress blogs, 5 different twitter accounts, 3 Tumblr blogs and 3 Facebook pages. Each of those channels… Read More »Social Media Publishing is time consuming!
So the interesting thing about WordPress sites is that, if you are not careful, all of the sudden you end up with a bunch of… Read More »WordPress Maintenance: Managing Multiple Sites
Often I am asked for pointers to “how to get started” with WordPress, and I usually tell them that there are a bunch of videos… Read More »Very good video on how to start with WordPress 3.6
I set the stage in Part 1 of this post which is an effort to document my current state of mind regarding where I am about my goals in this adventure.. I realize now that:
Income comes from conversions from traffic you attract.
It is funny… Many of the podcasts and videocasts show only the successful approaches, but just a single handful (that I have been able to find) refer to the you how much time they actually spent to get to that point. Just like home remodel shows on TV!
There are many different skills that come together when approaching this business. Some thoughts on the each of the different areas follow…Read More »I Know One Thing – Part 2
WordPress is a pretty amazing platform…. I continue to be amazed at the ecosystem it has… There are over 59 Million WordPress sites in the world, and over 23,000 plugins!
By now, I have done several dozen WordPress sites, and thought it would be a good idea to share how I typically configure (plugins) these up.. It is not intended to be a step-by-step tutorial, but rather more of a description of what I use.
Good or bad, this is how I do it and it is working for me so far… I am always looking to improve things I do, so I welcome any/all constructive comments.
First, some basic guidelines I follow:
Like so many out there, I have been using the iNove v1.4.6 (by mg12) theme forever! It has been very stable, reliable and I’ve gotten… Read More »iNove Theme Change to Support Custom Menu
I have been looking for a way to manage digital downloads from within my WordPress site for a while. I have tried several plugins, but have never come across one that had all of the basic needs I was looking for.
Then I came across Easy Digital Downloads by Pippin`s Plugins.
WOW! — It is a free plugin that allows you to sell your downloads without expensive hidden fees… Key features include:Read More »Manage Digital Downloads from within WordPress
I have just enabled plug in WP to Twitter so I can auto-issue tweets based on a particular category. Working smoothly. Nice work Joseph Dolson !
Every book, eBook, blog and podcast I have read, mentions the same thing:
You got to be able to account for your incoming and outgoing traffic.
When setting up blog you must be able to track your statistics (not only the people coming in, but also which links within the site are more effective than others. This topic is also very much linked to affiliate marketing as most of the links that are used for that purpose are cumbersome and long… What I need is a URL shrinking or URL Shortener / manager within my WordPress blog. Read More »Link Redirection and Count
One common thing everyone has mentioned when setting up blogs is that you must be able to track your statistics (not only the people coming… Read More »Enabled a link redirection within the site.
When you migrate from WordPress.com into your own hosted instance of WordPress, there is a setting you need to enable if you are using Microsoft’s… Read More »Reminder to Self: Enable Remote Publishing
There has been a lot of posts lately regarding stats on the main social media sites… As I was reviewing them , I noticed each… Read More »Social Media Statistics as of Feb 2012–Consolidated
A recent piece of news captures (finally) the truth about the feeling everyone has about their cable serif. It is overpriced and there… Read More »Traditional TV/Cable is finally caving!