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Installing WordPress Plugins

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There are lots of plugins on the WordPress Repository. This is generally speaking a very safe place to get your plugins and is generally the very first place I go to if I'm looking for some kind of functionality. We are here under Plugins and the way you add a plugin is to click “add

Customizing the Functionality of your WordPress Site

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In this fourth and final lesson of our WordPress 4.7 Crash Course we focus on customizing the functionality of your site in particular using widgets and plugins. We make sure that beginners get a solid understanding of what WordPress widgets are, Understanding WordPress Widgets, and the types that are available, Types of WordPress Widgets. Then

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 27 – Understanding WordPress Plugins

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The next thing I want to talk about in this WordPress 3.9 Crash Course are WordPress plugins. So what's a plugin? A plugin is a module that adds functionality to your site. Remember the widget was a module that adds content to a page? This is a module that adds functionality to your site but

How Should I Secure my WordPress Website?

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In this session we discuss how to secure WordPress websites. We recommend to use Sucuri because it scans the site for vulnerability.  We also discuss the basics of using strong passwords, the use of virus protection to make sure viruses are not passed from the computer to the website when logging in to the dashboard,

Which Plugins are Critical for Launching a New Website?

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In this session we talk about which plugins are critical for launching a new website. We talk about why it is important to have an anti-spam plugin like Akismet, a backup plugin like BackupBuddy and a sitemap-generating plugin like Google XML sitemaps. Those are the 3 main absolutely necessary plugins to have on the site

How to Choose the Right WordPress Shopping Cart

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There is no such thing as a "one size fits all" shopping cart for WordPress. In this seminar we discuss all of the things you need to consider before you choose the shopping cart to sell your products. We start off by discussing your various options and then provide you with a detailed checklist. From there we compare that checklist to a list of 5 WordPress shopping cart plugins to help you decide which one is right for you. These videos are available to free members.

Lesson 10 – Part 5 – Installing Plugins

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Next we’re going to talk about installing plugins and I’m going to demonstrate two methods of installing plugins. I’m going to show you the quick installation method which is what you’re going to use almost all the time. And I’m going to show you the manual FTP method which is a way that you used

Lesson 10 – Part 4 – Understanding WordPress Plugins

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What are Plugins and What Do they Do? Plugins are very similar to widgets in concept. A plugin is a module that adds functionality to your site. It may or may not display something on a page. We have plugins that add contact forms and plugins that add image galleries or photo galleries and plugins

Lesson 14 – Part 4 – How to Upgrade Plugins

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The next thing that we're going to do is talk about upgrading plugins. Upgrading plugins has a procedure and it has become quite a bit more robust than it used to be. It used to be that we could update a plugin, it would fail, your site would crash and it was a big pain

How does a Plugin Differ from Custom Code?

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In this session we discuss the difference between a Plugin and Custom Code. Basically, a Plugin is a block of code that can be installed using a plugin system while Custom Code is code added directly to the theme. Member: So you said this, this right here, you call this a plugin. Is that correct?

Lesson 10 – Part 4 – Installing Plugins

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The next thing we're going to talk about is installing plugins on a Genesis theme website. There are two methods of installing plugins. The first method is the Quick Installation Method and this is actually the method you're going to use the most often. It's simple, it's quick, it's easy and you'll get accustomed to

Lesson 10 – Part 3 – Understanding WordPress Plugins

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A plugin is a module that adds functionality to your site and it may or may not display something on a page. We're going to go through this process of adding various plugins to our Genesis theme site. Some of them are going to have widgets that can show up on a page and some

Lesson 11 – Setup the Agency Home Page Using Plugins & Widgets

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In Lesson 11 of our Build a Professional Services Website using the Genesis theme and WordPress we set up the Agency child theme Home Page using plugins and widgets. We begin by talking about the Genesis/Agency Home Page, the typical page elements and home page elements and how to add the welcome message. Then we

Lesson 10 – Understanding and Using Plugins & Widgets

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In Lesson 10 of our Build a Professional Services Website using the Genesis theme and WordPress we explain how plugins and widgets work and how to use them. We begin by talking about what a widget is, using the widgets panel and types of WordPress widgets. Then we move on to talking about plugins, what

Lesson 14 – Part 6 – How to Upgrade Plugins

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Now that we’ve backed everything up, let’s talk about keeping the site up to date. At the moment, the site is really not up to date. If we come back to the dashboard, this site is running on 3.1.1 and it's using Thesis 1.8. If we look at our plugins, we’ve a handful of plugins

Lesson 10 – Part 4 – Installing Plugins

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We're going to talk about how to Install Plugins. You've already seen a very quick demonstration of how to install a plugin using the quick installation method but now I'm going to show you the more detailed version for the same thing. There are two methods of installing plugins. Two Methods of Installing Plugins One

Lesson 11 – Add Style and Content to the Home Page Using Plugins & Widgets

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Lesson 11 of our Build a Professional Services Website using the Thesis theme and WordPress focuses on how to add style and content to the Home Page of your small business website using plugins and widgets.We begin by talking about what templates are and the template choices available in the Thesis theme so that you