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selling wordpress maintenance
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Use these tactics to help you sell more WordPress maintenance packages 24/7

What if you could have a salesperson on staff who can sell your maintenance plans all day long? Well, you do. If you have a website maintenance service page, you have a salesperson who works 24/7 for you. And that is why it is so important to make it as good as you possibly can. Today we will look at three tactics that can help you sell more WordPress maintenance packages 24/7. Start with the problem – no, really, just do it. When my dad was a young man, it was expected that guys took care of their cars’ maintenance.

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the WooFunnels plugin to improve your WooCommerce Store

If your site is using WooCommerce for e-commerce it is worth optimizing the checkout experience for customers. One of the best recent plugins for creating funnels, optimize the checkout, include one-click upsells and automations for WooCommerce and that plugin is WooFunnels. After you have installed and activated the WooFunnels plugin it will display an admin notice to use the setup wizard. If you enable the automations step in the setup wizard then it will install the Autonami plugin. We are going to cover how to create a global checkout funnel. WooFunnels includes templates for each of the checkout steps for

10X about page
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Three things to make your About Page 10x better when you don’t have a story

Writing an About Page can be a big challenge. Nevertheless, it is almost always the second most viewed page on your website. Therefore, it is crucial you write one that works well. Now, I am a big fan of having a compelling story on your About Page. But, what happens when you don’t have one? You see, it takes skill and an interview to draw out the best story about your company. And, for the record, a chronological telling of your company story is rarely compelling. So, if you are launching a website for a client and need a better

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the TwicPics Plugin and Service to Speed up your Child Site

Fast responsive images with automatic image conversion for your site will help the site load time and will help your site performance. There is a new service with a plugin for WordPress called TwicPics. The TwicPics service includes a vast number of features such as image resizing, lazy loading, next-gen image conversion, lossless compression, and a global CDN. After you have installed and activated the plugin it will add a new menu item; TwicPics The next step will be to create an account on TwicPics. Check your email for a couple of emails from TwicPics including one where you will

February Roundup
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

February Roundup: A Landing Page crash course for FREE and more

In today’s roundup, we take a look at five resources to help boost your business in February. How about learning about landing pages from the Queen of Conversions? Check.  Need help promoting your customers to blog? We got it. Hosting a virtual summit soon? Yup, we have a resource for that too. Are you looking for a new way to monitor plugins and themes? Yup. Do you need to spin up a new WordPress instance for a quick test? We have that too. You’ve come to the right place this week. Bridget Willard recently launched a plugin to help business

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the JetFormBuilder plugin for Creating Site Forms

The block editor has improved since it was first merged into WordPress core back in version 5.0. There are a number of form or block plugins that use the block editor to create a form such as Kadence Blocks. One of the newest form plugins which use the block editor is JetFormFormBuilder. After you have installed and activated the plugin it will add a new menu item. You will now need to create your first form, the form builder will use the block editor. There a huge number of field blocks that can be used in the form that you

Tools
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Fun tools for when you need to squander some time

Sometimes we find ourselves overwhelmed. I know I do. Overwhelmed with the pressures of work and what we need to do. It can be beneficial just to do something for fun, not to be productive. We all have our ways of escape. Maybe we play games, go for a walk, climb mountains, bike across Europe, or watch sports. Those all take time, and we need to take that time. But sometimes we need a shorter break. We need to have fun playing with an app that leaves us unproductive. Today I have a few tools that you might take a

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the Ultimate Dashboard Plugin for Cleaner Client Dashboards

Keeping your client sites’ wp-admin clean from extra admin menu items and dashboard widgets can be a pain to have to clean up. There is an easy to use plugin called Ultimate Dashboard. After you have installed and activated the plugin it will add a new menu; Ultimate Dashboard The Ultimate Dashboard plugin includes a massive number of options from admin menu editor, changing which admin dashboard widgets show or are hidden. You can even white-label the admin to make it look custom. The 3rd party admin dashboard widgets control is included in the pro version of the Ultimate Dashboard

customize your mainwp dashboard
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

The easy way to customize your MainWP Dashboard

Earlier this month, someone in the MainWP Users Facebook Group created a post asking to see member’s MainWP dashboard. Several shared how they made changes to the look of their MainWP dashboard, and I wondered if this was something I could do. Turns out, yes, I could do it. So, I pestered … pinged Keith Crain to give me the lowdown real quick. Keith did a good job helping me discern what I needed to use, the MainWP Custom Dashboard Extension. The extension is included with Pro. Note: The Custom Dashboard Extension is different from the MinWP Code Snippets Extension.

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the FluentSMTP Plugin for Reliable Site Emails

Having reliable site emails is something that can be a major pain to deal with. Luckily there is a new plugin from the makers of FluentCRM and FluentForms. The new plugin is called FluentSMTP and using the plugin will fix the issue of having reliable site emails. After installing and activating the FluentSMTP plugin it will add a new sub-menu item; Settings > FluentSMTP FluentSMTP includes integrations with a wide range of transactional email providers such as SendGrid, Sendinblue, SparkPost, Mailgun, Amazon SES, or Pepipost. The FluentSMTP plugin includes a wide range of features such as email routing and email

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