Category Archives: WordPress

How to start your website

Getting started with your website is easier than ever thanks to the combination of some great software and the services from some great hosting companies that are designed to make the process simple. This tutorial will take you through the steps of getting yourself up and running all within about






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WordPress release 3.5.1 is out

A security and maintenance update for WordPress was released last night and addresses a number of bugs and a small set of security patches. One of the security patches fixes a problem that has been in all previous versions of WordPress so it is particularly important you apply this as






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What is Affiliate Marketing?

Since the release of my Simple Affiliate Shop plugin I have regularly been asked, “What is affiliate marketing?” You might think that in order to have a shop you need to have something to sell. In the case of Affiliate Marketing you are promoting products that are created and sold






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PayPal IPN on you test site

There are many reasons to have a test site that only you can see. Unfortunately this may mean that you can’t make everything work properly if you rely on other services such as PayPal IPN (Instant Payment Notification). Make sure your customers can access or download their purchase immediately after






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Amazon S3 price reduction

An Amazon S3 price reduction was only one of the things announced at the AWS re:Invent summit. Amazon S3 is a storage service that lets you keep your data securely ‘in the cloud’ This storage service is pretty impressive and this is the 24th price reduction since 2006. These reduced






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Solving the WordPress internal path error

During your regular website maintenance you might come across the ‘WordPress Internal Path Error’. Don’t panic, it’s not a critical issue – but don’t ignore it either. In my series on doing your own regular maintenance and health checks I mention that it is a good idea to use a






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Install and configure PG Simple Affiliate Shop

Simple Affiliate Shop is a plugin that allows affiliate marketers to add products that they promote to their website easily and have them present in a format that visitor expect. It takes care of formatting buy now buttons and offers options for testimonials and product details. See the Simple Affiliate






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Check your domain name forwarding

Many people grab variations of their website name and use domain name forwarding to ‘point’ these variations all through to the same site. This article is part of a series on regular website maintenance that you can do yourself. Why do I want multiple domain names? Having more than one






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Plugin maintenance – Review and update Plugins

Plugin maintenance is part of maintaining you WordPress website. If you download your plugins from the free WordPress plugin directory then you will automatically be advised if there is an update available, but you need to manually check for plugins that are never updated. This article is part of a






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EU Cookie law – almost here!

I’ve been wondering why this change to the law has me so frustrated when there are so many that don’t even make me blink? The conflict I am having is because I want to comply with this law, but I can’t find a way that is not going to hurt






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