BlogAid Podcast https://blogaid.net WordPress help for DIY site owners and webmasters Sat, 20 Apr 2019 16:22:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 WordPress, SEO, performance, security, and blogging help. MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks marketing@blogaid.net marketing@blogaid.net (MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks) 2018 MaAnna Stephenson Wordpress help for DIY site owners and webmasters BlogAid Podcast https://blogaid.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/itunes-feed-artwork-1400.png https://blogaid.net Tips Tuesday – SEO, Caching, Images, WP API, Gutenberg https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-seo-caching-images-wp-api-gutenberg/ Tue, 16 Apr 2019 05:12:44 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=15975 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-seo-caching-images-wp-api-gutenberg/#respond https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-seo-caching-images-wp-api-gutenberg/feed/ 0 Tips this week include: • Upcoming DIY SEO Workshop series for doing a content revamp • WordPress API connection issues • Tutorial for how to whitelist your IP address in Cloudflare and why you need it • How my move to a new host went and where my sites call home now • My final SEO test for lazy loading images with 2 plugins • How I achieved a dramatic speed increase on one of my sites • What I’m working on now for the Gutenberg course • New posts on my woodworking site and how my first storyboarded video went • An update on the photo processing tool I’ll be using • A tutorial on a new image compression tool I tried that’s fantastic • Why I’m switching to a new image file format • How my final speed tests are going on my wood site for WP Fastest Cache and WP Rocket • What’s in the new Discover report in Google Search Console • Why the Google de-indexing bug is being compared to a virus and how it may affect your Search Console reports • 7 tools to create better researched content Tips this week include: • Upcoming DIY SEO Workshop series for doing a content revamp • WordPress API connection issues • Tutorial for how to whitelist your IP address in Cloudflare and why you need it Tips this week include:<br /> • Upcoming DIY SEO Workshop series for doing a content revamp<br /> • WordPress API connection issues<br /> • Tutorial for how to whitelist your IP address in Cloudflare and why you need it<br /> • How my move to a new host went and where my sites call home now<br /> • My final SEO test for lazy loading images with 2 plugins<br /> • How I achieved a dramatic speed increase on one of my sites<br /> • What I’m working on now for the Gutenberg course<br /> • New posts on my woodworking site and how my first storyboarded video went<br /> • An update on the photo processing tool I’ll be using<br /> • A tutorial on a new image compression tool I tried that’s fantastic<br /> • Why I’m switching to a new image file format<br /> • How my final speed tests are going on my wood site for WP Fastest Cache and WP Rocket<br /> • What’s in the new Discover report in Google Search Console<br /> • Why the Google de-indexing bug is being compared to a virus and how it may affect your Search Console reports<br /> • 7 tools to create better researched content MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 17:33 Tips Tuesday – Gutenberg Course, Blog Traffic, Course Creation Frenzy https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-gutenberg-course-blog-traffic-course-creation-frenzy/ Tue, 09 Apr 2019 05:12:48 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=15952 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-gutenberg-course-blog-traffic-course-creation-frenzy/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-gutenberg-course-blog-traffic-course-creation-frenzy/feed/ 3 Tips this week include: • I’m moving to a new host this week • The new Gutenberg course is well underway and what’s in it • Is there really an online course frenzy happening? I think so, and what I’m doing about it • Links to my speed test posts and the new ones on the way • A new Pinterest pinning methods post and podcast in the works • The latest post in my hobby to money-making site series on how my time in the music biz taught me to write posts • The new Block Manager and better column support coming in WP 5.2 • What you need to know about the new PHP version in the works • A super post for designers on the difference in font icons and SVG icons and why they matter for speed • 5 easy steps to increase your blog traffic and which ones may not be so easy Tips this week include: • I’m moving to a new host this week • The new Gutenberg course is well underway and what’s in it • Is there really an online course frenzy happening? I think so, and what I’m doing about it Tips this week include:<br /> • I’m moving to a new host this week<br /> • The new Gutenberg course is well underway and what’s in it<br /> • Is there really an online course frenzy happening? I think so, and what I’m doing about it<br /> • Links to my speed test posts and the new ones on the way<br /> • A new Pinterest pinning methods post and podcast in the works<br /> • The latest post in my hobby to money-making site series on how my time in the music biz taught me to write posts<br /> • The new Block Manager and better column support coming in WP 5.2<br /> • What you need to know about the new PHP version in the works<br /> • A super post for designers on the difference in font icons and SVG icons and why they matter for speed<br /> • 5 easy steps to increase your blog traffic and which ones may not be so easy MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 18:06 Tips Tuesday – YouTube Embeds, New SiteGround Features, WP 5.2 Beta, DIY SEO Bonus Session https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-youtube-embeds-new-siteground-features-wp-5-2-beta-diy-seo-bonus-session/ Tue, 02 Apr 2019 05:12:54 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=15931 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-youtube-embeds-new-siteground-features-wp-5-2-beta-diy-seo-bonus-session/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-youtube-embeds-new-siteground-features-wp-5-2-beta-diy-seo-bonus-session/feed/ 10 Tips this week include: • All site speed tests are complete, including YouTube video embeds and caching plugins • Why I put off my move to a new host for a couple of weeks • Why I’ll be hosting the new Gutenberg course on Teachable • Reminder of our DIY SEO bonus session today to discuss Yoast’s updated SEO guide • Reminder of our next DIY SEO workshop on Thursday for special formatting to get into voice search, snippets, and more, plus how to make lazy load work for you • The new posts on Heartwood Art and my continued focus on video for the fastest way to turn that hobby site into a money maker • The micro video production tool I’ll be trying • Reminder for Webmasters on the latest survey for your client types, Divi tutorials, and Performance training • What you need to remove from your social share and follow icon plugins • 3 new features added by SiteGround • Why you need to jump quickly on the Kickstarter campaign from She Podcast for their live event later this year • A live chat from Ms. Ileane Smith and special YouTube guest on the release of YouTube Studio coming out of beta • What’s in the WordPress 5.2 Beta just released • The contact form just integrated into the Genesis Revolution theme • A new post grid for Gutenberg Atomic Blocks that Genesis theme users will want to know about • Genesis designers will want to know about the recent Shapers chat for dev environments and code snippets Tips this week include: • All site speed tests are complete, including YouTube video embeds and caching plugins • Why I put off my move to a new host for a couple of weeks • Why I’ll be hosting the new Gutenberg course on Teachable Tips this week include:<br /> • All site speed tests are complete, including YouTube video embeds and caching plugins<br /> • Why I put off my move to a new host for a couple of weeks<br /> • Why I’ll be hosting the new Gutenberg course on Teachable<br /> • Reminder of our DIY SEO bonus session today to discuss Yoast’s updated SEO guide<br /> • Reminder of our next DIY SEO workshop on Thursday for special formatting to get into voice search, snippets, and more, plus how to make lazy load work for you<br /> • The new posts on Heartwood Art and my continued focus on video for the fastest way to turn that hobby site into a money maker<br /> • The micro video production tool I’ll be trying<br /> • Reminder for Webmasters on the latest survey for your client types, Divi tutorials, and Performance training<br /> • What you need to remove from your social share and follow icon plugins<br /> • 3 new features added by SiteGround<br /> • Why you need to jump quickly on the Kickstarter campaign from She Podcast for their live event later this year<br /> • A live chat from Ms. Ileane Smith and special YouTube guest on the release of YouTube Studio coming out of beta<br /> • What’s in the WordPress 5.2 Beta just released<br /> • The contact form just integrated into the Genesis Revolution theme<br /> • A new post grid for Gutenberg Atomic Blocks that Genesis theme users will want to know about<br /> • Genesis designers will want to know about the recent Shapers chat for dev environments and code snippets MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 26:08 Tips Tuesday – Site Security, Pinterest Optimization, Site Speed Tests https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-site-security-pinterest-optimization-site-speed-tests/ Tue, 26 Mar 2019 05:12:47 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=15925 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-site-security-pinterest-optimization-site-speed-tests/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-site-security-pinterest-optimization-site-speed-tests/feed/ 4 Tips this week include: • The big plugin hacks and how to protect your site • Full review, tips, and settings on the latest version of Social Pug • The triple high cost of a site hack repair compared to preventing it • The delightful surprise from my site speed tests that you’ll love • How my new hosting interviews are going and when I’ll be moving • Why I’m focusing squarely on my audience for the wood working site instead of money • Why we’re skipping a week in the DIY SEO live workshops • Why I’m not backing down on my position for what it takes to learn site security and performance • Sitemaps come to the new interface on Google Search Console • What’s up with Google Date Algorithm tweak and how it affects your content revamps • How to optimize Pinterest for discovery in 2019 • What’s in the latest Genesis 2.9.1 release • Why MailChimp parted ways with Shopify and why you need to care • 9 ways to stay inspired and avoid blogger burnout Tips this week include: • The big plugin hacks and how to protect your site • Full review, tips, and settings on the latest version of Social Pug • The triple high cost of a site hack repair compared to preventing it Tips this week include:<br /> • The big plugin hacks and how to protect your site<br /> • Full review, tips, and settings on the latest version of Social Pug<br /> • The triple high cost of a site hack repair compared to preventing it<br /> • The delightful surprise from my site speed tests that you’ll love<br /> • How my new hosting interviews are going and when I’ll be moving<br /> • Why I’m focusing squarely on my audience for the wood working site instead of money<br /> • Why we’re skipping a week in the DIY SEO live workshops<br /> • Why I’m not backing down on my position for what it takes to learn site security and performance<br /> • Sitemaps come to the new interface on Google Search Console<br /> • What’s up with Google Date Algorithm tweak and how it affects your content revamps<br /> • How to optimize Pinterest for discovery in 2019<br /> • What’s in the latest Genesis 2.9.1 release<br /> • Why MailChimp parted ways with Shopify and why you need to care<br /> • 9 ways to stay inspired and avoid blogger burnout MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 17:08 Tips Tuesday – Genesis Themes, Gutenberg Class, Theme Speed Tests https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-genesis-themes-gutenberg-class-theme-speed-tests/ Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:12:20 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=15870 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-genesis-themes-gutenberg-class-theme-speed-tests/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-genesis-themes-gutenberg-class-theme-speed-tests/feed/ 4 Tips this week include: • Heartwood Art is in full production mode • How long it takes most site owners to get into their production groove and why • Completion of the Genesis Theme Speed Tests • Why I need your help for my fully loaded site speed tests • My upcoming session with Kate Ahl on different pinning methods • How my new host interviews are coming • An update on the timeline of the release of the new Gutenberg course • Cloudflare fixed the bug their plugin was having with PHP 7.2 • Why you should never let any plugin developer change your site security • What’s up with Google’s recent change to how they pick up dates to show in snippets • Genesis releases version 2.9 and whether it’s safe to update • StudioPress releases a whole gaggle of 3rd party themes that have been updated to take full advantage of Gutenberg and find out which top seller is not among them Tips this week include: • Heartwood Art is in full production mode • How long it takes most site owners to get into their production groove and why • Completion of the Genesis Theme Speed Tests • Why I need your help for my fully loaded site speed ... Tips this week include:<br /> • Heartwood Art is in full production mode<br /> • How long it takes most site owners to get into their production groove and why<br /> • Completion of the Genesis Theme Speed Tests<br /> • Why I need your help for my fully loaded site speed tests<br /> • My upcoming session with Kate Ahl on different pinning methods<br /> • How my new host interviews are coming<br /> • An update on the timeline of the release of the new Gutenberg course<br /> • Cloudflare fixed the bug their plugin was having with PHP 7.2<br /> • Why you should never let any plugin developer change your site security<br /> • What’s up with Google’s recent change to how they pick up dates to show in snippets<br /> • Genesis releases version 2.9 and whether it’s safe to update<br /> • StudioPress releases a whole gaggle of 3rd party themes that have been updated to take full advantage of Gutenberg and find out which top seller is not among them MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 14:46 Tips Tuesday – Money Making Sites, Social Share Plugins, Host Security Issues https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-money-making-sites-social-share-plugins-host-security-issues/ Tue, 12 Mar 2019 05:12:02 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=15853 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-money-making-sites-social-share-plugins-host-security-issues/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-money-making-sites-social-share-plugins-host-security-issues/feed/ 3 Tips this week include: • How site audits pay for themselves, big time • The best paid social share button plugins to use • The big changes coming to the Webmaster Training program • Why I’ll be focusing on the new design block suites for my upcoming Gutenberg course • 2 new posts in the Hobby to Money-Making Site Series on how to create an editorial calendar and all about branding • Whether or not you want to do basic tips posts on your site • Why I’m seeking advice and tips about Amazon affiliate links • Why you need to update Chrome immediately • The conflicting replies SiteGround gave folks about rebuilding their resource meters • A super scary hosting security issue that very likely affected you • What’s up with a lack of, or delayed emails for comment notification from your site • A check on how many plugins you have Tips this week include: • How site audits pay for themselves, big time • The best paid social share button plugins to use • The big changes coming to the Webmaster Training program • Why I’ll be focusing on the new design block suites for my upcomi... Tips this week include:<br /> • How site audits pay for themselves, big time<br /> • The best paid social share button plugins to use<br /> • The big changes coming to the Webmaster Training program<br /> • Why I’ll be focusing on the new design block suites for my upcoming Gutenberg course<br /> • 2 new posts in the Hobby to Money-Making Site Series on how to create an editorial calendar and all about branding<br /> • Whether or not you want to do basic tips posts on your site<br /> • Why I’m seeking advice and tips about Amazon affiliate links<br /> • Why you need to update Chrome immediately<br /> • The conflicting replies SiteGround gave folks about rebuilding their resource meters<br /> • A super scary hosting security issue that very likely affected you<br /> • What’s up with a lack of, or delayed emails for comment notification from your site<br /> • A check on how many plugins you have MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 21:51 Tips Tuesday – Hosting, Pinterest Sharing, Solving Problems with Blog Posts https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-hosting-pinterest-sharing-solving-problems-with-blog-posts/ Tue, 05 Mar 2019 06:12:31 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=15815 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-hosting-pinterest-sharing-solving-problems-with-blog-posts/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-hosting-pinterest-sharing-solving-problems-with-blog-posts/feed/ 4 Tips this week include: • Update on the paid social share buttons case study and why I’m not releasing it yet • The new Pinterest share case study has begun • Why I’m researching new hosts • An update and new posts for my hobby to money-making site • Why I have to get theme performance testing done and what’s coming for the Webmaster Training • Why it’s time to delete one of my long-standing recommended plugins • What country is getting massive bad bots through and if these are probes for a DDoS attack • Why SiteGround dropped showing IP addresses in AWStats • Why you need to log out when you’re not using WordPress and the toll it takes on your site if you don’t • A new site and property verification in Google Search Console • Hard proof of why we all need to scream for SiteGround to give us our resource meters back • What’s coming in the next two Genesis releases • How to find your audience’s biggest pain points and why you should Tips this week include: • Update on the paid social share buttons case study and why I’m not releasing it yet • The new Pinterest share case study has begun • Why I’m researching new hosts • An update and new posts for my hobby to money-making site... Tips this week include:<br /> • Update on the paid social share buttons case study and why I’m not releasing it yet<br /> • The new Pinterest share case study has begun<br /> • Why I’m researching new hosts<br /> • An update and new posts for my hobby to money-making site<br /> • Why I have to get theme performance testing done and what’s coming for the Webmaster Training<br /> • Why it’s time to delete one of my long-standing recommended plugins<br /> • What country is getting massive bad bots through and if these are probes for a DDoS attack<br /> • Why SiteGround dropped showing IP addresses in AWStats<br /> • Why you need to log out when you’re not using WordPress and the toll it takes on your site if you don’t<br /> • A new site and property verification in Google Search Console<br /> • Hard proof of why we all need to scream for SiteGround to give us our resource meters back<br /> • What’s coming in the next two Genesis releases<br /> • How to find your audience’s biggest pain points and why you should MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 14:42 Tips Tuesday – Paid Share Button Plugins, Dashicon Updates, Green Screen Effects https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-paid-share-button-plugins-dashicon-updates-green-screen-effects/ Tue, 26 Feb 2019 06:12:38 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=15795 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-paid-share-button-plugins-dashicon-updates-green-screen-effects/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-paid-share-button-plugins-dashicon-updates-green-screen-effects/feed/ 2 Tips this week include: • The peek at the big win I’m celebrating this week • New Hobby to Money Site series of posts • An update on my paid social share button case study • A HUGE thank you to the plugin case study sponsor that came through in a big way • Whether it’s safe or not to update to WordPress 5.1 • What you need to check if you see a new warning in WP 5.1 • Whether it’s okay to update to Genesis 2.9 • What’s in the release schedule for WP 5.1.1 and when it will hit • What WP vulnerability was patched after 6 years • Much needed proposed updates for Dashicons that will make our sites faster and score better with Google • An image SEO workshop this week • What we can all learn about ADA compliance on our sites by watching someone use a screen reader • A super tutorial for using XSplit VCam for green screen videos Tips this week include: • The peek at the big win I’m celebrating this week • New Hobby to Money Site series of posts • An update on my paid social share button case study • A HUGE thank you to the plugin case study sponsor that came through in a b... Tips this week include:<br /> • The peek at the big win I’m celebrating this week<br /> • New Hobby to Money Site series of posts<br /> • An update on my paid social share button case study<br /> • A HUGE thank you to the plugin case study sponsor that came through in a big way<br /> • Whether it’s safe or not to update to WordPress 5.1<br /> • What you need to check if you see a new warning in WP 5.1<br /> • Whether it’s okay to update to Genesis 2.9<br /> • What’s in the release schedule for WP 5.1.1 and when it will hit<br /> • What WP vulnerability was patched after 6 years<br /> • Much needed proposed updates for Dashicons that will make our sites faster and score better with Google<br /> • An image SEO workshop this week<br /> • What we can all learn about ADA compliance on our sites by watching someone use a screen reader<br /> • A super tutorial for using XSplit VCam for green screen videos MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 15:33 Tips Tuesday – Social Share Buttons, WordPress 5.1 Changes, Designer Tips https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-social-share-buttons-wordpress-5-1-changes-designer-tips/ Tue, 19 Feb 2019 06:12:37 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=15762 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-social-share-buttons-wordpress-5-1-changes-designer-tips/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-social-share-buttons-wordpress-5-1-changes-designer-tips/feed/ 2 Tips this week include: • Best and Worst Free Social Share Button Plugins test results are in! • Where to find the full 120 page case study report • The best settings for Scriptless Social Sharing • An update on the next case study for paid share buttons and Pinterest buttons • A new post series on turning Heartwood Art from a hobby site to a money maker • Who’s helping me have a ball on Instagram Stories • The best mount for your phone or tablet to do video • A whole bunch of tips on the serious changes coming in WordPress 5.1 • UpdraftPlus just got faster for our backups • Where to find more ADA Compliance testing help Tips this week include: • Best and Worst Free Social Share Button Plugins test results are in! • Where to find the full 120 page case study report • The best settings for Scriptless Social Sharing • An update on the next case study for paid share b... Tips this week include:<br /> • Best and Worst Free Social Share Button Plugins test results are in!<br /> • Where to find the full 120 page case study report<br /> • The best settings for Scriptless Social Sharing<br /> • An update on the next case study for paid share buttons and Pinterest buttons<br /> • A new post series on turning Heartwood Art from a hobby site to a money maker<br /> • Who’s helping me have a ball on Instagram Stories<br /> • The best mount for your phone or tablet to do video<br /> • A whole bunch of tips on the serious changes coming in WordPress 5.1<br /> • UpdraftPlus just got faster for our backups<br /> • Where to find more ADA Compliance testing help MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 17:50 Tips Tuesday – Video is Huge, 2 Free Webinars, Social Share and Pinterest Case Study Update https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-video-is-huge-2-free-webinars-social-share-and-pinterest-case-study-update/ Tue, 12 Feb 2019 06:13:31 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=15709 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-video-is-huge-2-free-webinars-social-share-and-pinterest-case-study-update/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-video-is-huge-2-free-webinars-social-share-and-pinterest-case-study-update/feed/ 10 Tips this week include: • Why I’m focused on video creation for the Heartwood Art site • A free webinar on how to take better photos with your phone • Testing on the free social share button plugins case study is complete, ensure I didn’t miss yours • Who my secret influencer is that will be helping with the Pinterest sharing plugin case study • The two other case studies on my to do list and why I’m dedicating 2019 to this endeavor • Google’s new video grid on mobile • Live indexing on Google and Bing and what else I’m hoping it will do for us • The next DIY SEO live workshop is this Thursday and we’re switching gears for on-page SEO • Multiple reasons why you need to stop displaying share counts • A free webinar on how to future proof your theme design with a focus on Genesis • The road I hope Genesis doesn’t take that was suggested by the new Shaper counsel • Gutenberg can once again allow you to register custom colors for text and backgrounds • Why I’ll be getting the Pro version of the FooGallery for my new wood videos Tips this week include: • Why I’m focused on video creation for the Heartwood Art site • A free webinar on how to take better photos with your phone • Testing on the free social share button plugins case study is complete, Tips this week include:<br /> • Why I’m focused on video creation for the Heartwood Art site<br /> • A free webinar on how to take better photos with your phone<br /> • Testing on the free social share button plugins case study is complete, ensure I didn’t miss yours<br /> • Who my secret influencer is that will be helping with the Pinterest sharing plugin case study<br /> • The two other case studies on my to do list and why I’m dedicating 2019 to this endeavor<br /> • Google’s new video grid on mobile<br /> • Live indexing on Google and Bing and what else I’m hoping it will do for us<br /> • The next DIY SEO live workshop is this Thursday and we’re switching gears for on-page SEO<br /> • Multiple reasons why you need to stop displaying share counts<br /> • A free webinar on how to future proof your theme design with a focus on Genesis<br /> • The road I hope Genesis doesn’t take that was suggested by the new Shaper counsel<br /> • Gutenberg can once again allow you to register custom colors for text and backgrounds<br /> • Why I’ll be getting the Pro version of the FooGallery for my new wood videos MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 19:07 Tips Tuesday – Sticky Bar Plugins, Gutenberg Phase 2, Safely Update Plugins https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-sticky-bar-plugins-gutenberg-phase-2-safely-update-plugins/ Tue, 05 Feb 2019 06:12:18 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=15699 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-sticky-bar-plugins-gutenberg-phase-2-safely-update-plugins/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-sticky-bar-plugins-gutenberg-phase-2-safely-update-plugins/feed/ 5 Tips this week include: • The behind-the-scenes story on my new woodworking venture • Why I changed my mind about the new theme on the wood site • My speed tests are complete and what’s next on the case study test list • Why I’m postponing all Gutenberg related stuff • What’s in the new roadmap for Phase 2 of Gutenberg • A webinar on page building with Gutenberg this week that all designers will want to attend • A great guide to check your site for ADA compliance • Whether it’s okay or not to update to Genesis 2.8.1 • How to safely update plugins with WP Rollback in play • How to backup your plugins prior to update • What to do while that backup is running • What sticky bar plugins me and my clients are looking into • When, and when not, to put ads on your site Tips this week include: • The behind-the-scenes story on my new woodworking venture • Why I changed my mind about the new theme on the wood site • My speed tests are complete and what’s next on the case study test list Tips this week include:<br /> • The behind-the-scenes story on my new woodworking venture<br /> • Why I changed my mind about the new theme on the wood site<br /> • My speed tests are complete and what’s next on the case study test list<br /> • Why I’m postponing all Gutenberg related stuff<br /> • What’s in the new roadmap for Phase 2 of Gutenberg<br /> • A webinar on page building with Gutenberg this week that all designers will want to attend<br /> • A great guide to check your site for ADA compliance<br /> • Whether it’s okay or not to update to Genesis 2.8.1<br /> • How to safely update plugins with WP Rollback in play<br /> • How to backup your plugins prior to update<br /> • What to do while that backup is running<br /> • What sticky bar plugins me and my clients are looking into<br /> • When, and when not, to put ads on your site MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 12:54 Tips Tuesday – Site Speed, Protect Images, Google and PDFs, WP 5.1 Security https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-site-speed-protect-images-google-and-pdfs-wp-5-1-security/ Tue, 29 Jan 2019 06:12:18 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=15692 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-site-speed-protect-images-google-and-pdfs-wp-5-1-security/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-site-speed-protect-images-google-and-pdfs-wp-5-1-security/feed/ 4 Tips this week include: • The surprising tester that is back in my speed test top 2 • Why your host type matters so much for speed • An update on the social share buttons case study • Inside scoop on my recent chat with the folks at Mediavine • My progress on the new woodshop • Why you might need to consider dumping sidebars from your next theme • The firestorm on Instagram and why you must start watermarking all of your images • My take on the recent Pinterest meltdown • Big changes coming to Google images • What Google pulling snippets from PDFs has to do with your robots.txt file • Why you need to care about Dominos getting hit with a lack of ADA compliance law suit • What’s in the new Gutenberg Blocks repository • The premade style blocks I’m checking out • Major security concerns over a new feature coming to WordPress 5.1 • Why you should use Chrome to surf the web • Whether or not you can use trademarked phrases like Super Bowl in your posts Tips this week include: • The surprising tester that is back in my speed test top 2 • Why your host type matters so much for speed • An update on the social share buttons case study • Inside scoop on my recent chat with the folks at Mediavine Tips this week include:<br /> • The surprising tester that is back in my speed test top 2<br /> • Why your host type matters so much for speed<br /> • An update on the social share buttons case study<br /> • Inside scoop on my recent chat with the folks at Mediavine<br /> • My progress on the new woodshop<br /> • Why you might need to consider dumping sidebars from your next theme<br /> • The firestorm on Instagram and why you must start watermarking all of your images<br /> • My take on the recent Pinterest meltdown<br /> • Big changes coming to Google images<br /> • What Google pulling snippets from PDFs has to do with your robots.txt file<br /> • Why you need to care about Dominos getting hit with a lack of ADA compliance law suit<br /> • What’s in the new Gutenberg Blocks repository<br /> • The premade style blocks I’m checking out<br /> • Major security concerns over a new feature coming to WordPress 5.1<br /> • Why you should use Chrome to surf the web<br /> • Whether or not you can use trademarked phrases like Super Bowl in your posts MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 22:41 Tips Tuesday – Site Security, MediaVine Research, Genesis 2.8, Gutenberg Phase 2 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-site-security-mediavine-research-genesis-2-8-gutenberg-phase-2/ Tue, 22 Jan 2019 06:12:00 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=15686 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-site-security-mediavine-research-genesis-2-8-gutenberg-phase-2/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-site-security-mediavine-research-genesis-2-8-gutenberg-phase-2/feed/ 3 Tips this week include: • Why better security equals a faster site and cheaper hosting • A progress report on the Heartwood Art woodshop makeover • Why you need to keep all of your social media accounts active and the bullet I dodged • Why I’m taking a course on affiliate marketing • The SEO I’ll be setting up on my new YouTube channel • Why I’m tickled pink with the investment I made in my new video camera • The new social sharing buttons case study is underway and what else I’m testing • Why working with influencers is so important • Finding new life for this podcast on Instagram • New MediaVine research I’m doing for better speed on sites with ads • When are we moving to Gutenberg? • What they’re working on in Phase 2 of Gutenberg that just cranked up • Why you need to ensure you know how to use the native Text and Image widgets we have now • The release schedule for WordPress 5.1 • Why webmasters need to set up dedicated test sites for WordPress • What the big Collection #1 Data Breach was all about and how to protect your online accounts • What’s in Genesis 2.8 that promises a new theme experience for us and theme developers • Whether it’s okay to update to Genesis 2.8 yet or not • Proposed revision to CSS Coding Standards for WordPress sites Tips this week include: • Why better security equals a faster site and cheaper hosting • A progress report on the Heartwood Art woodshop makeover • Why you need to keep all of your social media accounts active and the bullet I dodged Tips this week include:<br /> • Why better security equals a faster site and cheaper hosting<br /> • A progress report on the Heartwood Art woodshop makeover<br /> • Why you need to keep all of your social media accounts active and the bullet I dodged<br /> • Why I’m taking a course on affiliate marketing<br /> • The SEO I’ll be setting up on my new YouTube channel<br /> • Why I’m tickled pink with the investment I made in my new video camera<br /> • The new social sharing buttons case study is underway and what else I’m testing<br /> • Why working with influencers is so important<br /> • Finding new life for this podcast on Instagram<br /> • New MediaVine research I’m doing for better speed on sites with ads<br /> • When are we moving to Gutenberg?<br /> • What they’re working on in Phase 2 of Gutenberg that just cranked up<br /> • Why you need to ensure you know how to use the native Text and Image widgets we have now<br /> • The release schedule for WordPress 5.1<br /> • Why webmasters need to set up dedicated test sites for WordPress<br /> • What the big Collection #1 Data Breach was all about and how to protect your online accounts<br /> • What’s in Genesis 2.8 that promises a new theme experience for us and theme developers<br /> • Whether it’s okay to update to Genesis 2.8 yet or not<br /> • Proposed revision to CSS Coding Standards for WordPress sites MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 17:09 Tips Tuesday – Site Speed Up, WordPress 5.1 Beta, Survey Results, TinyMCE Advanced Update https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-site-speed-up-wordpress-5-1-beta-survey-results-tinymce-advanced-update/ Tue, 15 Jan 2019 06:12:10 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=15671 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-site-speed-up-wordpress-5-1-beta-survey-results-tinymce-advanced-update/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-site-speed-up-wordpress-5-1-beta-survey-results-tinymce-advanced-update/feed/ 9 Tips this week include: • What the BlogAid survey results revealed and the new classes I’ll be offering • The plugins I’ll be testing in my social share button case study • What caused a super delay in posting on Heartwood Art • The big interface change in the TinyMCE Advanced plugin • What’s in the WordPress 5.1 beta version just released • Why I’m thrilled with Yoast’s proposal for speeding up WordPress Tips this week include: • What the BlogAid survey results revealed and the new classes I’ll be offering • The plugins I’ll be testing in my social share button case study • What caused a super delay in posting on Heartwood Art Tips this week include:<br /> • What the BlogAid survey results revealed and the new classes I’ll be offering<br /> • The plugins I’ll be testing in my social share button case study<br /> • What caused a super delay in posting on Heartwood Art<br /> • The big interface change in the TinyMCE Advanced plugin<br /> • What’s in the WordPress 5.1 beta version just released<br /> • Why I’m thrilled with Yoast’s proposal for speeding up WordPress MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 16:08 Tips Tuesday – Surveys, Genesis 2.8 Beta, Gutenberg Classes, Share Buttons Study https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-surveys-genesis-2-8-beta-gutenberg-classes-share-buttons-study/ Tue, 08 Jan 2019 06:12:55 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=15652 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-surveys-genesis-2-8-beta-gutenberg-classes-share-buttons-study/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-surveys-genesis-2-8-beta-gutenberg-classes-share-buttons-study/feed/ 6 Tips this week include: • New surveys are out for BlogAid groups • An update on what I found in my play time with Gutenberg and Genesis • An update on my theme revamp services and Gute classes • Why I’m investing so much into my new woodworking business right up front • What I’ll be using for client interviews and livestreaming soon • How you can help with my new share button case study • An update on using Google reCAPTCHA v3 with Contact Form 7 • A reminder to delete the new WP theme after updating to WP 5.x • What’s coming in the first meeting of the new WordPress Governance project • A peek into what’s in the new Genesis 2.8 beta theme built on Gute blocks • Why we need to pay attention to Beyonce getting sued over what’s missing on her site • Tips on your image Alt Text for Google and Pinterest • How Beaver Builder is changing in the post-Gutenberg era • How some site DIY and ignorance can cost you more in the long run • How to avoid HTTPS gotchas down the road Tips this week include: • New surveys are out for BlogAid groups • An update on what I found in my play time with Gutenberg and Genesis • An update on my theme revamp services and Gute classes • Why I’m investing so much into my new woodworking bus... Tips this week include:<br /> • New surveys are out for BlogAid groups<br /> • An update on what I found in my play time with Gutenberg and Genesis<br /> • An update on my theme revamp services and Gute classes<br /> • Why I’m investing so much into my new woodworking business right up front<br /> • What I’ll be using for client interviews and livestreaming soon<br /> • How you can help with my new share button case study<br /> • An update on using Google reCAPTCHA v3 with Contact Form 7<br /> • A reminder to delete the new WP theme after updating to WP 5.x<br /> • What’s coming in the first meeting of the new WordPress Governance project<br /> • A peek into what’s in the new Genesis 2.8 beta theme built on Gute blocks<br /> • Why we need to pay attention to Beyonce getting sued over what’s missing on her site<br /> • Tips on your image Alt Text for Google and Pinterest<br /> • How Beaver Builder is changing in the post-Gutenberg era<br /> • How some site DIY and ignorance can cost you more in the long run<br /> • How to avoid HTTPS gotchas down the road MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 20:05 Tips Tuesday – Empowered DIY Site Owner Success in 2019 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-empowered-diy-site-owner-success-in-2019/ Tue, 01 Jan 2019 06:12:53 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=15643 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-empowered-diy-site-owner-success-in-2019/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-empowered-diy-site-owner-success-in-2019/feed/ 4 This is a special edition with a peek into my crystal ball and what I believe will empower you as a DIY site owner and bring you success in the coming year. This is a special edition with a peek into my crystal ball and what I believe will empower you as a DIY site owner and bring you success in the coming year. This is a special edition with a peek into my crystal ball and what I believe will empower you as a DIY site owner and bring you success in the coming year. MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 22:19 Tips Tuesday – Gutenberg Bonus, DIY SEO Workshops, UpdraftPlus Backups, Genesis Future https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-gutenberg-bonus-diy-seo-workshops-updraftplus-backups-genesis-future/ Tue, 25 Dec 2018 06:12:41 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=15580 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-gutenberg-bonus-diy-seo-workshops-updraftplus-backups-genesis-future/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-gutenberg-bonus-diy-seo-workshops-updraftplus-backups-genesis-future/feed/ 2 Tips this week include: • Bonus sessions coming for the WP 5 / Gutenberg workshop • What’s coming in the live DIY SEO workshops that start in January • A chance to get in on the BlogAid holiday discounts before time runs out • Help with upgrading your PHP version before the end of the year • Why I started a brand new email list for Heartwood Art • Why I’m so excited about incremental backups coming to UpdraftPlus • And what’s in store for the near future of the Genesis theme framework Tips this week include: • Bonus sessions coming for the WP 5 / Gutenberg workshop • What’s coming in the live DIY SEO workshops that start in January • A chance to get in on the BlogAid holiday discounts before time runs out Tips this week include:<br /> • Bonus sessions coming for the WP 5 / Gutenberg workshop<br /> • What’s coming in the live DIY SEO workshops that start in January<br /> • A chance to get in on the BlogAid holiday discounts before time runs out<br /> • Help with upgrading your PHP version before the end of the year<br /> • Why I started a brand new email list for Heartwood Art<br /> • Why I’m so excited about incremental backups coming to UpdraftPlus<br /> • And what’s in store for the near future of the Genesis theme framework MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 9:46 Tips Tuesday – Genesis Gutenberg Themes, WP 5.0.2, PHP Updates https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-genesis-gutenberg-themes-wp-5-0-2-php-updates/ Tue, 18 Dec 2018 06:13:45 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=15565 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-genesis-gutenberg-themes-wp-5-0-2-php-updates/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-genesis-gutenberg-themes-wp-5-0-2-php-updates/feed/ 4 Tips this week include: • The 2 new social media places to follow Heartwood Art Creations • Where I’ll be blogging about turning a hobby site into a business • A status update on the WP 5 / Gutenberg Workshops • Whether it’s okay or not to remove the Easy Updates Manager plugin or not • My impressions of Gutenberg after playing with it for a few days • Genesis updates 6 top themes for native Gutenberg compliance with fresh Gute themes on the way • News about the PHP updates we have to do before year’s end • What’s in the new speed benchmarks for PHP 7.3 • Matt’s State of the Word address is now on WP TV • What’s in the upcoming release of WP 5.0.2 later this week • What versions will auto update and the difference in minor vs major releases • A new all in one analytics plugin from Google that I’m beta testing Tips this week include: • The 2 new social media places to follow Heartwood Art Creations • Where I’ll be blogging about turning a hobby site into a business • A status update on the WP 5 / Gutenberg Workshops Tips this week include:<br /> • The 2 new social media places to follow Heartwood Art Creations<br /> • Where I’ll be blogging about turning a hobby site into a business<br /> • A status update on the WP 5 / Gutenberg Workshops<br /> • Whether it’s okay or not to remove the Easy Updates Manager plugin or not<br /> • My impressions of Gutenberg after playing with it for a few days<br /> • Genesis updates 6 top themes for native Gutenberg compliance with fresh Gute themes on the way<br /> • News about the PHP updates we have to do before year’s end<br /> • What’s in the new speed benchmarks for PHP 7.3<br /> • Matt’s State of the Word address is now on WP TV<br /> • What’s in the upcoming release of WP 5.0.2 later this week<br /> • What versions will auto update and the difference in minor vs major releases<br /> • A new all in one analytics plugin from Google that I’m beta testing MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 17:00 Tips Tuesday – WP 5.0/Gute Workshop, Blog Titles, Indexing Livestreams https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-wp-5-0-gute-workshop-blog-titles-indexing-livestreams/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 06:12:29 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=15550 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-wp-5-0-gute-workshop-blog-titles-indexing-livestreams/#respond https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-wp-5-0-gute-workshop-blog-titles-indexing-livestreams/feed/ 0 Tips this week include: • How to Prepare for WordPress 5.0 upgrades coming to SiteGround this week • You can now follow my new woodworking venture on Instagram • A Flash Offer that ends Thursday for safely updating to WP 5.0 and trying Gutenberg • More on my WordCamp US experience this past weekend • 9 of the best headlines to get clicks • What your blog post titles say about your brand • Whether good blog posts are enough to improve your search rankings • A new API that allows Google to index livestreams • A rumor I heard about Gutenberg compliant themes coming to my fave framework Tips this week include: • How to Prepare for WordPress 5.0 upgrades coming to SiteGround this week • You can now follow my new woodworking venture on Instagram • A Flash Offer that ends Thursday for safely updating to WP 5.0 and trying Gutenberg Tips this week include:<br /> • How to Prepare for WordPress 5.0 upgrades coming to SiteGround this week<br /> • You can now follow my new woodworking venture on Instagram <br /> • A Flash Offer that ends Thursday for safely updating to WP 5.0 and trying Gutenberg<br /> • More on my WordCamp US experience this past weekend<br /> • 9 of the best headlines to get clicks<br /> • What your blog post titles say about your brand<br /> • Whether good blog posts are enough to improve your search rankings<br /> • A new API that allows Google to index livestreams<br /> • A rumor I heard about Gutenberg compliant themes coming to my fave framework MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 9:01 Tips Tuesday – DIY SEO Challenge, SG Optimizer Revamp, Minor Updates Issue https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-diy-seo-challenge-sg-optimizer-revamp-minor-updates-issue/ Tue, 04 Dec 2018 06:04:40 +0000 https://blogaid.net/?p=15516 https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-diy-seo-challenge-sg-optimizer-revamp-minor-updates-issue/#comments https://blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-diy-seo-challenge-sg-optimizer-revamp-minor-updates-issue/feed/ 3 Tips this week include: • Why I’m vetting new WordPress basic courses • How to get a free livestream ticket to WordCamp US happening this weekend • Holiday Deals are still going strong here • The DIY SEO Jumpstart Challenge starts this week • A new Gutenberg FAQs page from Matt Mullenweg • How to prepare for NOT updating to WP 5.0, including things to do now • Why a minor release auto update issue could be a huge problem for us • Updates to the post on how to change your PHP version • SiteGround’s SG Optimizer plugin has been totally revamped • What I’m checking with image optimization and HTTP/2 protocol • A glitch in Google’s algorithm that makes it think a site is hacked • A must read interview for foodie bloggers on advanced SEO and other tips Tips this week include: • Why I’m vetting new WordPress basic courses • How to get a free livestream ticket to WordCamp US happening this weekend • Holiday Deals are still going strong here • The DIY SEO Jumpstart Challenge starts this week Tips this week include:<br /> • Why I’m vetting new WordPress basic courses<br /> • How to get a free livestream ticket to WordCamp US happening this weekend<br /> • Holiday Deals are still going strong here<br /> • The DIY SEO Jumpstart Challenge starts this week<br /> • A new Gutenberg FAQs page from Matt Mullenweg<br /> • How to prepare for NOT updating to WP 5.0, including things to do now<br /> • Why a minor release auto update issue could be a huge problem for us<br /> • Updates to the post on how to change your PHP version<br /> • SiteGround’s SG Optimizer plugin has been totally revamped<br /> • What I’m checking with image optimization and HTTP/2 protocol<br /> • A glitch in Google’s algorithm that makes it think a site is hacked<br /> • A must read interview for foodie bloggers on advanced SEO and other tips MaAnna Stephenson: WordPress and Online Marketing for Non-Geeks 15:58