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The best free Mailchimp popup

The best free Mailchimp popup

The built in Mailchimp popup feature sucks, like, major bungholios. It’s hidden amongst the Signup Forms as ‘Subscriber pop-up,’ has limited options, and no statistics. You can make it look ok but your control over who sees it is non-existent and you have no idea how well it’s doing. It just plain sucks. I added it to my site and never saw it once, whether I was logged in or in an incognito window. With no stats, I had no idea if anyone had seen it. The functionality is so limited it’s almost useless. A free WordPress popup plugin came … Continue reading

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How to create a Linktree style links page with GeneratePress Premium

I see a lot of people using Linktree & other services to create a ‘special’ & ‘pretty’ page of buttons instead of just linking to their homepage. It is a sensible idea to provide a mobile optimized set of links, especially if you have a specific link you want to direct people to from your latest post. But with the advent of WordPress’s block editor (aka Gutenberg), anyone with a WordPress website can easily make their own page. It may not look as pretty as Linktree or Milkshake but it could if you want to put some time into it. … Continue reading

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How to start a newsletter with Mailchimp & WordPress

Every creative entrepreneur needs a mailing list, unless you have a particularly good deal involving carrier pigeons. It’s the most personal and cost effective way to build a relationship with your fans. Marketing doesn’t have to be skeevy; sending emails is the best way to have a one-on-one interaction without invasive advertising. We’re going to use Mailchimp because it’s free plan is way more than enough for creatives to get started. Mailchimp also has outstanding documentation and there are tutorials up the wazoo online. This post is going to go over: How to create a Mailchimp account How to create … Continue reading

How to install WordPress

How to install WordPress the Easy Way

You wanna learn how to install WordPress and make a website? Are you a creative entrepreneur, or any old entrepreneur? You’re in luck because I finally got off my butt to start this video series, and it only took a pandemic to get me going. I look forward to sharing everything I know from building websites, configuring websites, designing websites, marketing, e-commerce, SEO – you name it. This first video on how to install WordPress covers the following: Why you need a website (and why not to rely on social media) How to install WordPress 1. Why do you need … Continue reading

Genesis Author Pro

Genesis Author Pro plugin: How to move the book meta

This post is a tutorial for customizing how the Genesis Author Pro plugin outputs it content. I’m going to dig into some light code, which may or may not be useful to you. If you’re not here for the geekery, you can safely skip this post. If you’re a creative entrepreneur who runs their own website, read on! And if you’re a pro who wants to skip ahead to the actual tutorial, scroll down to the Customizing the Genesis Author Pro plugin header In my spare time, I’m a geek. I design, build, and customize websites, as well as market online the businesses those websites … Continue reading

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