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Control which Widgets Display on which Pages

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We just added a contact form using Contact Form 7 to one of the widgets on this WordPress 4.7 website and we have a few other widgets as well such as search and site categories. But let's say you don't want all of these widgets to display on every single page of your site. Let's

Install & Configure Caching

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The last thing I want to talk about in this course on building a Professional Services website is caching. The reason why I left caching to the very end is because that's what you want to do when building your site. You should never have any caching happening on your site while you're working on

Install & Configure iThemes Security Pro

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When we talked about WordPress Security basics one of the resources I talked about and recommended was iThemes Security Pro. iThemes Security Pro is a paid plugin but I have provided you with a download link for it here. There is your BackupBuddy download and there's your iTheme security download. You won’t get the next

Create a Sitemap

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Next in this lesson on Integrating your business WordPress site with Google we are going to create a sitemap. We are going to do that over here in this Professional Services site we’re creating. First we need to install the Yoast SEO plugin. So let’s install it and activate it. I’m going to do a

Control Which Widgets Display on Which Pages

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The next thing we are going to do in this lesson on Integrating a Professional Services website with Google is decide which widgets display on which pages. Currently all of the widgets display on all of the pages. We’ve got the “we love helping small business”, “contact us” and “categories”. Everything is showing up on

Add Google Invisible Recaptcha Plugin

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Now that we have added a contact form to our Professional Services WordPress website we need to add some spam protection. The problem can be that anybody can come along and fill this out. In fact, spam bots can come along and fill these out and they do. So that’s why we need Google’s Invisible

Add a Contact Form Using Contact Form 7

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As part of creating a Professional Services Website you’ll want to have an easy way of potential clients contacting you on the site. For this we’re going to create a contact form. We’ll use it for a several pages on the site but not all pages. Come over here to plugins and Add New. My

Install and configure Yoast SEO

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Now that we have covered SEO basics let's install Yoast SEO because it has some tools we're going to rely on for a number of things. First off, we're going to use it for the custom meta description and custom title tag. Let’s come over here to plugins and add new. Last time we installed

Configure Backup Buddy

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We installed BackupBuddy when we talked about understanding WordPress Plugins. Now it is time to configure BackupBuddy and then back up all the work that we've done so far. We've actually done a lot of work and there's no reason why we have to throw that all away if we have a problem. The way

Importing Content From Other Websites

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Now that we have looked at adding content to a WordPress page from other software, the next thing we're going to do is look at adding content from other sites. Let’s just login to the WordPress site first. This is just a raw site. Let's come over to tools and export to export all of

How to Customize a 2 Column Contact 7 Form

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In this session we show how to fix a display problem using a clearing div inside of a collapsing container in a 2 column Contact 7 Form. The problem happens because there is div collapse with the floating columns. Any time you've got floating columns, you need to make sure that those columns are inside

Configure WP eMember Settings for Version 8.9

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In this session we show how to configure WP eMember settings for version 8.9 and explain the advantages and disadvantages related to each setting and how each one works. We also talk about how to deal with automatic payments from members and show an example of a Membership site using Social Triggers and the different

Why I Use WP Affiliate rather than JVZoo

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In this session we compare WP Affiliate to JVZoo and talk about why we prefer to use WP Affiliate. We also talk about how the Paypal system works when managing payments. Member: Okay, I'm speaking of WP Affiliate just triggered but some people you know, whether it's a product or a membership site like you

How to Update WP eMember

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In this session we talk about how to update WP eMember, going to their automated update system and asking them to send an email with the link to their latest products. We show how to delete the old copy of WP eMember and install the new version and keeping the existing data. Member: So my

A Preliminary Evaluation of WP Courseware, Sensei, CoursePress and LearnDash

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In this session we give a preliminary evaluation of WP Courseware, Sensei, CoursePress and LearnDash and discuss the different online reviews for these. We have used these courseware plugins for a variety of courses. Once Rick is done building the Bootcamp Class, he’ll have a set of recommendations and will do a full blown seminar

Troubleshooting Issues in Backup Buddy

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In this session we troubleshoot issues in BackupBuddy and demonstrate how to exclude file and directory defaults. We check the server tools for issues and we suggest updating WordPress, BackupBuddy and all plugins. Rick: Okay so let's go to BackupBuddy. Member: BackupBuddy? Rick: Yeah, that's fine just the Backup or whatever that's fine. Okay so

How to Create a Real Estate Listing with Custom Post Types and Custom Fields in Thesis 2.1

In this session we show how to create a real estate listing with custom post types and custom fields in Thesis 2.1 using the Types plugin and the BYOB Post Meta Fields Extended Box for Thesis 2.1 which gives you a great deal of control over the post meta. We also recommend watching the video