Five Nifty WordPress Features

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WordPress Wizard? You May Have Forgot Some Of These Features

There are lots of feature in WordPress that I don't use every day, and lik all progams if you don't use a feature you tend to forget about it. 

So when I found an article about these five feature I had to share it.

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#1: Using the Full Screen Writing Mode

If you write your posts straight into WordPress, rather than using Word or Google Docs or similar, this is a really handy feature.

At the top right of your posting box, just below the “Text” tab, you should see a little icon like this:

#2: Adding a “Read More” Link

Some blog themes, like the DailyBlogTips one, automatically only display the start of your post on the blog’s home page (www.dailyblogtips.com). Others, like the Thesis theme I use on my site Aliventures, will display full posts by default.

If you have a theme like this, the home page can end up very long. You might prefer instead to show the first few paragraphs of a post, then get readers to click to read more.

There’s a very simple way to do this in WordPress: you just add a “Read More” link. In the post editor, click where you want to break the post, and then press this button:

#3: Making a Post “Sticky”

New blog posts always appear at the top of your blog, knocking older ones further down … right?

Well, it doesn’t have to be that way if you don’t want it to be. You can make a post “sticky” and keep it at the top of your blog. (You might have come across the same feature on forums.)

To do this:

  • When drafting or editing your post, look at the “Publish” options on the top right
  • For the post’s Visibility, click “Edit”
  • Check the box “Stick this post to the front page” (under the radio button “Public”)
  • Check out the Source Article to learn about the help menu and discover your screen options.

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How Are They Used And What Are Their Impact

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Are You A Quitter?

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Most People Quit Too Soon

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"The difference in winning and loosing is most often not quitting."  --  Walt Disney

There are a lot of instances in history where people persisted and eventually reached their goals. Walt Disney with his original Disney Land, Thomas Edison and the light bulb are a couple of examples.

Seth Godin has a great book on this topic called The Dip.

What's the dip? Here's a simplified explanation. You have a goal. You start down the path to the goal. At first it's easy because you have a the skills and knowledge, but your progress slows because your goal requires new knowledge and skills to reach the goal. This period of learning new skills is the dip. And this is where not quitting comes in.

The persistence to push through the dip, learn the skills and acquire the knowledge to achieve your goal.

Of course their is another possibility instead of a dip you come to a cliff. You have to ask yourself a few questions.

On the other side of the canyon are there others who have achieved your goal? Is it really possible?

Is your goal to become the ultimate expert at something (usually requiring 10,000 hours of dedicated learning and practice)? If you don't love what your doing, or have the time,  it may be time to do something else, and simply follow and enjoy what other experts in the field are doing.

I hope you see the difference. In a dip you need to persist without exception. At the edge of a cliff you need stop and re-evaluate - to either quit or detour and find another root  or another goal.

 Persisting Without Exception Towards Your True Goal

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Are You Good At Making Memories

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Make An Impact - Make A Great Memory

If you learn how to make wonderful memories, what a legacy you will eventually leave.

Here are some easy steps, if followed on a regular basis, will contribute to a fabulous life.

SEVEN WAYS TO MAKE A MEMORY

BY JOHN C. MAXWELL.

Here at Leadership Wired, we talk a lot about leadership and success in business. But as I’m sure you know, there is so much more to life than work. And with Father’s Day coming on June 15, I find myself thinking about the wonderful experiences I’ve had with my family – as a son, a father, and now a grandpa. There’s nothing I enjoy more than making memories with my grandkids.

Margaret and I just recently took our two oldest grandchildren, Maddie and Hannah, on a trip to celebrate their 13th birthdays. Our time together was wonderful, and we were very intentional about creating a memorable experience for the girls.

You can create positive memories with your loved ones, too. But they don’t usually happen by accident. Here are seven things you can do to make a memory that lasts a lifetime:

1. Initiative - Make Something Happen

As Lewis Carroll once said, "It's a poor sort of memory that only works backward." Life isn't lived in reverse, yet many people focus more time and energy on the past than on the memories they can create today. Take initiative by doing fun activities, starting new traditions, and scheduling time together. Don’t let time just pass without making the most of it.

2. Time - Set Aside Time to Make It Happen

If we aren't careful, the humdrum routine of life crowds out joyous moments with the ones we love. For most of my working life, I’ve made sure to put time with my loved ones on my calendar. We schedule our fun just as we schedule our work. Guard your calendar so that work never overruns your relationships with friends or family.

3. Planning - Plan For Something to Happen

Most people don't lead their lives; they accept their lives. Consciously choose to live a life worthy of remembrance. Once you’ve scheduled your time together, plan it. You don’t need to overplan, but you do need to have an idea of what you’ll do and where you’ll go together.

4. Creativity - Find a Way to Make Something Happen

Sure, you could plan to sit indoors and watch a football game together. But where’s the fun in that? Be creative about what you do together. Last fall, we spent Thanksgiving week in New York City. This allowed us to visit the area where they inflate all the giant balloons for the Macy’s Parade, something that few people get to experience. Even though it was freezing outside, we made wonderful, warm memories with the family. Take your travels and fun times up a notch with creativity.

5. Shared Experiences - Make Something Happen Together

Memories are always better when you can share them with someone you love. Think of what your friends or family members would most enjoy, and spoil them by making it happen. Whether you build something, visit a favorite restaurant, or enjoy a concert, do it together to multiply the memories.

6. Mementos - Show That Something Happened

"Almost anything you do today will be forgotten in just a few weeks," says John McCrone. "The ability to retrieve a memory decreases exponentially unless boosted by artificial aids such as diaries and photographs." Take pictures, write in a journal, and buy souvenirs so that you have keepsakes to keep the memory alive. These physical reminders evoke the emotions of pleasant times spent with friends and family.

7. Relive the Memory - Talk About What Happened

In conversations, revisit your memories. Share stories and recall the humor in past events. Talking about your memories brings them to life and allows you to reconnect with the magical moments, as well as the not-so-magical ones. In our family, we’ve always asked the kids – and now the grandkids – after any experience together, “What’s one thing you loved?” and “What’s one thing you learned?” These questions have led to some great conversations that enriched the memories even more.

Have you ever considered the value that shared memories bring to relationships? Memories are meaningful because they are the exclusive territory of those who took part in creating them. There's a sense of intimacy that comes from a shared experience, since only those involved have access to the memory of it.

Don’t miss the opportunity to make significant memories with those you love. Jobs and experiences come and go, but shared memories last a lifetime. They keep us connected in a special way. Take advantage of that blessing every day.

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