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Using the Classic Editor Mode with the new WordPress Block Editor

Summary This page describes how you can use the Classic Editor features with your WordPress.com hosted website. STEP #1 – New Block Module Start a new post or page and then click on the plus in the top left to choose a new block module as shown below. The red arrow indicates where to click.… Continue reading Using the Classic Editor Mode with the new WordPress Block Editor

CloudFlare Error 522 Connection Timed Out

If you’re using CloudFlare, you may find that it initially works fine and significantly speeds up your website page load times. Then, after a period of weeks or months, you may start to notice a lot of Error 522 errors stating that the connection timed out — similar to the message displayed below. The image… Continue reading CloudFlare Error 522 Connection Timed Out

WordPress Divi Theme Version Features, Bugs, Updates Changelog History

We have assembled a downloadable PDF document of the ongoing updates and changes made to the Divi theme for WordPress. We and plan to keep it current as new theme updates are released. The PDF is now over 300 pages. Update: v4.9.4 (13 Apr 2021) [View/Download PDF] If you need support for the Divi theme… Continue reading WordPress Divi Theme Version Features, Bugs, Updates Changelog History

Incorrect WordPress Featured Post Image Showing on Facebook, Twitter and Other Social Media [SOLVED]

Social media services like Facebook will attempt to select a featured image from news articles or posts on blogs. The automated selection process will give preference to larger images toward the top of an article or post. In WordPress there is an option to have a Featured Image for your post. If the image is… Continue reading Incorrect WordPress Featured Post Image Showing on Facebook, Twitter and Other Social Media [SOLVED]

Optimizing WordPress Website Speed for Faster Load Time

WordPress Web Technologies WordPress websites require several website technologies to work together behind the scenes. Without optimization, site responsiveness can fluctuate depending on many factors: Plug-ins MySQL Database Third Party Servers like JetPack Cookies Widget Servers Hosting Server Files This document provides some suggestions for improving site speed. Performance Hosting Options Here are three performance… Continue reading Optimizing WordPress Website Speed for Faster Load Time

Hybrid Monetization: Ad-Free for Subscriber Early Access Content (Podcast #40)

In Episode #40, I talk about hybrid monetization for podcasts and YouTube videos. This lets your regular subscribers and followers enjoy content without advertising. After a few days, monetization can be turned on, for subsequent views. Also, if you’re promoting your content, it allows people to have immediate uninterrupted access to what you’re sharing. That… Continue reading Hybrid Monetization: Ad-Free for Subscriber Early Access Content (Podcast #40)

Pros and Cons of Various Content Types – Articles, Videos, and Audio Podcasts (Podcast E23)

In Episode #23, I discuss the benefits and drawbacks of various content forms – articles, videos, and audio podcasts. Listen using your favorite podcast service. Apple [Listen] Anchor [Listen] Google [Listen] Spotify [Listen] Listen Using the Anchor Player Below Listen Using Our Website Player You can also download the show. Tap (or right click) the… Continue reading Pros and Cons of Various Content Types – Articles, Videos, and Audio Podcasts (Podcast E23)

Planning Guide for Creating a Simple Website (Podcast E15)

In Episode #15, I talk about four basic considerations of launching a website including selecting a website address, choosing a website design platform, selecting a hosting company, and cost. Listen using the Anchor Player Listen Using Our Website Player You can also download the show. Tap (or right click) the link and save. [Download] Learn… Continue reading Planning Guide for Creating a Simple Website (Podcast E15)

Here’s why reviews of products, services, and businesses are not reliable.

We all rely on reviews of products, services, and businesses on Facebook, and with Google search results, or when purchasing products on Amazon. Services like Yelp promise to provide helpful insights from customers. An abundance of positive reviews can almost guarantee trust and help produce new customers. Unusually High Numbers of 5-Star Ratings Occasionally while… Continue reading Here’s why reviews of products, services, and businesses are not reliable.

Social media is broken. You need a website. (Podcast E5)

In Episode #5, I explain why social media doesn’t work as well as using email and having your own website. Play using the Anchor Player Play Using Our Website Player You can also download the show. Tap (or right click) the link and save. [Download] Learn more at ResourcesForLife.com/podcast

WEB DESIGN – Divi Theme Security Update (2 Jan 2020)

[Note: Elegant Themes released the following announcement regarding a security vulnerability update to their popular Divi theme. Feel free to contact Elegant Themes for any support issues or questions.] Summary Today Divi, Extra and the Divi Builder plugin were updated to fix a security vulnerability. Updating these themes and plugins to their latest versions will… Continue reading WEB DESIGN – Divi Theme Security Update (2 Jan 2020)