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Top 5 Apps To Keep Your Website Secure

This guest post is from Kim DeLisle of SecureThoughts.com.

I would like to thank Randy A. Brown for allowing me to contribute to the site! I love his musings on writing and the Bible, and he also writes some really great, practical articles like this one on Creating Amazon Affiliate Links in WordPress. If you haven’t already, make sure you take a look around once you’re done with this article!

Top 5 Apps To Keep Your Website Secure

Keeping your website secure is one of the top responsibilities of a webmaster. Not only do your security choices affect you (and possibly your livelihood) but also anyone who uses your site. (more…)

Creating Amazon Affiliate Links in WordPress

Creating Amazon Affiliate Links in WordPress

We’ve all seen Amazon affiliate links. They’re everywhere. Sometimes they have pictures of products and sometimes they’re just a string of blue underlined text that looks like we should click on them. When we do, it takes us to Amazon. When we buy something through this link, the person who owns the link gets a portion of the sell. You can easily add Amazon links to your own WordPress website. (more…)

Building an Online Store with WooCommerce

Building an Online Store with WooCommerce

Building an online store is easier and cheaper today than it has ever been. It can also be complicated. There is a lot to track and keep up with. You have to track orders, customers, and inventory. As your store grows, this gets even more complex. To build and maintain an online store that will grow, you need a single solution that gives you everything you need in one easy to use package. That’s what WooCommerce does.

WooCommerce is one of the most popular ecommerce solutions for WordPress with close to 6 million downloads and a rating of 4.4 out of 5. It’s a simple plugin that adds ecommerce features to your WordPress website. In this article we will take a look at its overall features and see why it’s the most popular choice for building online stores with WordPress. (more…)

All In One SEO Plugin vs WordPress SEO Plugin

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Search Engine Optimization is one of the most important, and easily overlooked, elements to WordPress websites. Websites can live or die based on how they rank in popular search engines. Awesome content isn’t worth much if no one knows it exists. You need to be found in the search engines. For this, you need to focus on search engine optimization (SEO).

That’s where SEO plugins come in. They can format elements of your site in a way so that search engines not only find them, but rank them well for keywords and topics that users use to find them. There are many choices when it comes to SEO plugins. The two most popular are All in One SEO Plugin and Yoast’s WordPress SEO Plugin. In this article I take both for a spin and see how they compare. (more…)

Create a Social Media Link for WordPress

pinterestSocial media is a great way to stay in touch with your readers. Not everything you do has a place on your blog or website. Some things just work better on social media. In order to make it easy for your readers to find you on the social media of your choice you could place clickable icons on your site. Using some easy HTML and free icons, this tutorial will show you how to do just that.

In this tutorial we are creating a Pinterest link for FantasyWritersWorkshop.com’s Pinterest board. Let’s do this! (more…)