WordPress

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 1 month, 1 week ago

    It is important to update your WordPress plugins, theme and WordPress itself, on a regular basis. It should only take a few minutes to do this. If you don’t, the chances of getting hacked increase.

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Do you use WordPress to publish blogs? If you do, login and go to Users / your User profile and scroll down to find Biographical Info. Fill the box with information about your products / services and how you help customers.
    Here is mine:
    Nigel Temple is a marketing consultant, speaker, trainer and writer. 3 million words of copy | 30 years…[Read more]

    • I have noticed that sometimes, no biographical information appears beneath some of our members’ blogs. On the other hand, there may be a few lines – however – the text can be quite dry and factual. This is an opportunity to sell what you do. Once you have added (or amended) the text, it appears beneath all of your blogs.

    • Hi Nigel, Thanks. That’s so helpful.

    • Thank you Margi and I look forward to reading your next blog. 🙂

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 3 months, 1 week ago

    WordPress is an extensive system with numerous features. You can use WordPress to share your knowledge, attract the search engines, inform customers and create sales.

    In order to do this, learning how to use WordPress properly is time well spent.

    If your website uses WordPress, do you feel that you understand the software:
    1. Very well
    2.…[Read more]

  • Navis A posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 4 months ago

    It is important to update your WordPress plugins regularly. If you don’t, this can become a security risk for your website.

    Don’t have too many plugins, as they can slow up your website loading speed.

    From time to time, look through your Plugins and see if you could do without any of them.

    Do you have any WordPress Plugins that you would like…[Read more]

  • Joanna Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    We have started to add some WordPress videos for you.
    Find them via the ‘Videos’ item in the main navigation bar.
    This can be found at the top of screen, if you are using a desktop or laptop.
    If you have suggestions for other WordPress topics, please let me know!

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 7 months ago

    Have you checked that everything is up-to-date in your website recently? If you are a WordPress user, this would include the WordPress CMS (Content Management System), the theme and all of the plugins.

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    What would happen if more people read your website content and returned time and time again? Dull looking pages and blogs have a detrimental effect on your enterprise. Writing engaging, helpful and useful content is only part of the jigsaw puzzle. If you can make your content look interesting and well designed, website visitors are more likely to…[Read more]

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 7 months, 4 weeks ago

    If you use WordPress, how do you get on with the content blocks? Do you have any tips to share?

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 1 year ago

    SMTP in WordPress – could this be why you are not getting all of your sales enquiries? A technical answer to a sales problem.
    https://bit.ly/2V3tvHq

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 1 year, 1 month ago

    If you are a regular blogger, you can revisit previous blog entries and update them. Remember that Google likes to find long form body copy (i.e. a high word count), so adding new content to old blogs can help them to rise up through the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages). In addition, whilst you are working on a previous blog entry, add anchor…[Read more]

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 1 year, 1 month ago

    If you have a WordPress website, see if you can reduce the number of plugins. This will help to reduce your website loading speed. If you are unsure about this, just ask.

  • Ken posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 1 year, 5 months ago

    Hi Marcom, setting up the new blog page | business-compass.com/blog | editing the posts, the upfront text remains the original rough text. Only clicking though the image shows the correct new test. This should be out front. Suggestions?

  • Ken posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 1 year, 5 months ago

    Struggling with the Salient web page for blogging, seems vey complex for a simple task! Help anybody?

  • davidsmestratgy posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 1 year, 5 months ago

    Hi Nigel

    You mentioned that Woocommerce.com is a good free e-commerce plug in for WordPress. Can you tell me a little about it please? How easy is it use? Would a web developer need to help me integrate it properly into a website?

    Thanks.

    David

  • Ken posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 1 year, 5 months ago

    Didn’t know blogging was set up until someone started to post comments, on this page I cant find anywhere on the site:
    Permalink: https://business-compass.com/2020/11/27/hello-world/#comment-1

    Probably should set up a blog page, can you point me?

    thanks

  • Ken posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 1 year, 5 months ago

    Having fun and games embedding our Eventbrite events calendar into a web site page. Have tried their imbedded code, this only seems to work for a single event. Have purchased a plug-in, Events Calendar, to do the same job, going around in circles though. Any suggestions?

    • Within a WordPress website, we have found that the Eventbrite embed code only works if you use an HTML content block and use [raw] codes:
      [raw] EVENTBRITE CODE [/raw]
      You should then be able to place 2 or more events within one page.

    • That follows, tried this method and the problem is the limited number of events you can show on a page before the scrolling for dates becomes unworkable. I got the imbedded calendar to work, though by date only. The plug-in should in theory display the events list itself. However! No doubt its a setting somewhere that’s wrong.

    • Had to be, there is an importer feature for Eventbrite you have to pay more for!

    • Thanks for sharing this, Ken. How about doing it a different way?
      You could have a WordPress page which lists the various events
      either by category or chronologically.
      Each event title + a ‘Learn more’ button could link to a separate page which contains a single event.

    • If I understand? The page would have a base description of each event. That would url link to the Eventbrite listing page for each item. Worth an experiment.

    • I was thinking of linking to pages within your own website. 1 page per event. This is what I do. The thing about linking to Eventbrite is that people can wander off into other events there. Better to keep them on your site.

    • Have experimented with using the plug-in which can also run Course schedules etc. https://business-compass.com/events/list/
      This route doubles the admin and possibility for error, you manually have to set dates/times etc. as caught me out yesterday with last minute bookings for sessions. Not ideal solution.
      Will try the straight url link apprpach.

    • Have tried out another plug in and its half the cost; will now experiment with this. They automatically build a test site for you, which shows skill. https://testdrive.xylusthemes.com/demo31271fb7/

    • Set up the new plug in, and it will direct import from Eventbrite the event page. It creates a hidden page per event. So, solution for zero cost is to have an index page to the hidden pages! If I buy the pro version at 45$ it will auto import, that’s not a requirement for the moment.

      You have to learn to use Eventbrite before you publish…[Read more]

    • May I ask what is the name of the plugin, Ken?

    • Eventbrite Import by Xylus Themes. Most of these plug ins will run course schedules, there is quite a difference though in how they function. This is not perfect but the free version gets me going and keeps down the admin/error possibilities.

    • Thank you, Ken. I will check it out.

    • All change. Realised I was being forced down a route that was messy, creating new pages all the time and not giving me a full diary to see. Simplified now to a single ‘Workshop’ tab on the main page. Not perfect but close. Have removed all the plug ins now, using straight Eventbrite content. Check out for me that it works as it should.

  • Andrew posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 1 year, 6 months ago

    What is the process for setting up a blog page in WordPress?

  • Ken posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 1 year, 6 months ago

    Anyone have a pointer for adding page tags, so I can link a url straight to a section on a page?

  • Ken posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 1 year, 6 months ago

    Had a web site that was on slow, then off and then mostly off, then entirely off. Could edit through admin until it went entirely off. All the usual stuff checked out OK, and a backed up-restore didn’t solve the problem either. Eventually the linux techs at my hoster found a faulty WordPress .htaccess code. They replaced the code new and all…[Read more]

    • Yes, I know the feeling, Ken. When technical issues of this nature happen, I find that Chat support solves the problem. I am glad to hear that this is resolved.

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