If you’re new to blogging and website building then you are certainly looking for information and blogging courses. Free website courses are a great place to start, but they will only get you so far. So then what are the best blogging and website courses that will actually be worth your money? Are there any inexpensive, cheap and free blogging courses, training and tools? Yes! These are the ones I have tried. …
Well, I did it. I took a video with my phone upright instead of across in landscape mode. So the video has the ugly black bars on the sides. And what I want to see is teeny tiny. Now that Google has taken away YouTube video editing, I had to find another way to convert portrait video to landscape video.
Get a look at these cliff jumpers we saw in Maui….
Pinterest likes to make changes all the time! I’m sure it always eventually leads to better experience, but sometimes it’s annoying. Recently Pinterest made it harder to arrange your boards and keep them arranged. So how do you find a specific board you’re looking for?
Here’s a quick tip to find one of your boards on Pinterest fast!…
It turns out PHP – probably something you’ve never touched if you’re not a full time website developer – needs to be updated by you. Updating your version of PHP will not only increase the security of your website, but speed it up as well. Learn how to update PHP.
What version of PHP is on your website?
Pinterest is my favorite social media platform. I would hang out there and collect ideas, even if I wasn’t blogging. For years I have heard successful bloggers recommend Tailwind for increasing Pinterest traffic. But I kept putting it off until I had the time to learn how to use Tailwind and set it up. Well, I decided that it’s finally time to MAKE the time to work with Tailwind!
So I signed up.
If you haven’t signed up yet you can use my link to sign up for Tailwind and get a free month! (And I will get a free month too, so thank you very much.) You can also use Tailwind for Instagram, so if you’re active there it’s even more of a bargain!
It does take awhile to set up Tailwind for Pinterest. Here are 11 tips that I stumbled across or thought of as I started working with Tailwind….
Beginning July 2018, Google Chrome will start warning all visitors to HTTP sites that the site doesn’t have SSL encryption and is “not secure.” Do you know if you have SSL encryption on your website? Do you have a little padlock before your website URL in your browser? Does your URL start with httpS? (Emphasis on the s!) If not, keep reading for a tutorial to easily move your WordPress website from HTTP to HTTPS and preserve SEO. And make Google and your visitors happy!
What is SSL?
Why do you need SSL?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) improves web site’s security with encryption and authentication. Secure sites will begin with https:// (instead of http://). Most web browsers will also display a little lock icon.
Why you need SSL, regardless of the type of website you have
It used to be that you only needed SSL if your website collected information, like payment information and passwords. But now Google has decided to favor websites that have it regardless of whether or not they collect information.…
You save a lot of time if you resize your photos all at once instead of one at a time. And if you do it in free Irfanview, you can add a watermark to each of them at the same time!…
Before you can add a watermark to your photos all at once in a batch, you need to have the right size image as a transparent png image. To do it in Irfanview you need know this trick!…
Photo sizes for blogs and social media change all the time as screen resolution gets better. This can make it hard to know what size to upload photos to a blog. At this point, I’ve chosen to go with a social media size that seems to be the largest and hope it will last me for awhile without taking up too much space. Then to save even more time, I’m going to process the photos in batches all at once. AND at the same time I’m going to watermark them all.
Here’s how I decided on a size and dimensions….
Image sizes (photo sizes) for blogs and social media change all the time as screen resolution gets better. This can make it hard to know what size to upload photos to a blog. And since some social media you can share from a blog post, you’ll want to include images that are the correct size in your posts. But I want to streamline it. I’m searching for one image size for all social media.
One image size for all social media
Choosing an image size for blog posts
Since I personally like to use Pinterest, I’m still going to make a main image for my blog posts that will look good on Pinterest and will display decently on Facebook and Twitter. But I’m going to start trying to share images on Instagram or possibly Snapchat. When I have a post with a lot of images, like my post about Maui[link], I’m going to make the additional images a size and dimensions that will work well on the photo social media platforms….