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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

Part 4 – Install the Amazon S3 Plugin

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The next thing we're going to do is create a digital product in WooCommerce. This was the physical product that we just created and now we are going to create a simple digital product. But since we are serving our digital products via Amazon S3 we actually need to install the Amazon S3 Plugin before

Part 2 – Create a Simple Physical Product

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The next thing that we are going to do is create our first simple physical product. We looked at sites that have a bunch of sample data but we’re going to actually create a new product and that starts off here, under product, add product. It’s very much like setting up a post or a

Part 1 – WooCommerce and Product Categories – Essential Site Organization

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In Lesson 2, Setup the Product Catalog and Create Products, we're going to be talking about is creating products but really it's not just creating products, it's setting up the store catalog in the process of creating products. Obviously the catalog starts with creating the product but there's a lot more to it than just

Lesson 2 – Setup the Product Catalog & Create Products

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In this second lesson of our Create an Online Store with WooCommerce course we discuss site organization in WooCommerce. We talk about product categories and show how to set them up and then move on to creating simple physical products. We show how to install Amazon S3 which we'll use for downloadable products then we

Part 7 – Configure Payment Gateway Settings

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At this point we’ve configured the General WooCommerce settings and the Inventory, Shipping and Taxes settings. Now it’s time to move on to configuring the Payment Gateway Settings. We’re doing these settings right now in carta1.thesiswoocommerce.com and even though we’re doing this in the Thesis theme, if you are a Genesis theme user, that’s not

Part 8 – Overview of WooCommerce Emails

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We have now configured our payment gateway and it’s time to look at the emails. WooCommerce has a number of emails that are automatically generated and when you’re doing that, it really starts off with these set of basic options. So you can have a “From” name, it could be your company name and your

Part 6 – Configure Inventory, Taxes & Shipping Settings

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Now that we’ve got our General WooCommerce settings configured, we’ll begin configuring inventory, taxes and shipping settings. When we start creating these products we’ll use this system to track inventory for us. So, the first question here is, what happens when somebody begins a purchase but does not complete it. In other words, what happens

Part 5 – Configure General, Catalog & Pages Settings

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We’re going to start off by looking at our General WooCommerce settings for setting up our online store for physical and downloadable products. You can get to the settings just from the settings section here on the menu. We start off by setting up our General Options. We’re in the United States and in this

Part 4 – Install WooCommerce for Genesis 2 and the Agency Theme

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Now what we’re going to do is install WooCommerce for the Genesis 2 child theme Agency. Again, we’re at 2013 style just like when we installed the ClipCart child theme. We’re going to come over here to the dashboard and add a new plugin. Add WooCommerce and then install it. Activate the plugin. Install the

Part 3 – Install WooCommerce for Genesis 2 Using the ClipCart Child Theme

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The next thing we’re going to do is install WooCommerce on a Genesis site. Now, as I said earlier, you sort of expect that installing plugins is pretty much the same, regardless of what theme you’re using but it’s not the case with WooCommerce.We want the Themedy visual designer so we’re going to install it