As part of my Blogging for Beginners video series today I will show you how easy it is to create posts so you can essentially start adding your articles full of great photos and links to your blog.
As part of my Blogging for Beginners video series today I will share my recommendations on buzz building for you blog. The most popular blogs online tend to not only have great posts, but great comments from active readers.
In the video below I will share a few savvy ways to create conversations and get people excited about leaving comments and talking with you.
As part of my Blogging for Beginners video series today I will show you how to approve, remove and/or reply to comments posted to your blog.
As part of my Blogging for Beginners video series today I will show you how to get started with your wordpress blog. Once your blog is installed and you login to your dashboard, this video will take you through the various settings and features you should customize first.
When you are new to blogging it can be hard to figure out where to start or decide what topics to focus on when writing your articles. I created the video tutorial and links below to help with your first few posts.
Do you see the audio player below? Would you like to upload your mp3 files to your wordpress blog and have your readers be able to listen to them via an audio player? If yes, you are in luck! This post includes a video that I created to show you how to do just that.
Trouble Shooting Audio Player
If your player is now working be sure to check the following:
1 – Your audio url link is correct. Test it in your browser to see if it works.
2 – Your shortcode is write. See video for syntax.
3 – Your audio file is in ‘.mp3 format’.
One of my web design clients recently tried to use this plugin and I noticed her file was not working because she was uploading ‘.wav’ files. Make sure you convert your audio recordings to ‘.mp3 files’. Click here to learn about the software I use to record my audios and convert them to mp3 format.
Alternative Audio Players
If you still aren’t clear on adding the player I recommend you can also look into trying the Cincopa Podcast Player (free download) or Audio Acrobat, which is pay-per-use but I’ve heard is very user-friendly.
As part of my Blogging for Beginners video series today I will show you how easy it is to install the wordpress.org platform on to your own hosting account.
I use and recommend Hostmonster to setup wordpress websites. Their hosting prices are reasonable and they offer 1-Click WordPress Installation plus an extensive list of other Simple Install Scripts you can use to enhance your website/blog.
Hostmonster also allows you to build multiple websites and/or blogs under one shared account at no additional cost. You just pay for domain name registrations and the first one is free.
In the video below I demonstrate the easy step-by-step process to install wordpress.
If you have ever tried to upload a large file to your wordpress website, maybe a long audio mp3 or video file, you may encounter a file size error message.
It’s frustrating, I know, but it’s not a wordpress issue. Most hosting companies set the upload file size pretty low, but it can be changed (in most cases) with a little tweaking.
Refer to the video / tutorial details below to find out how you can fix this issue. Note: If any of this is too complicated for you the easiest solution is to contact your hosting company or web designer and ask them to increase the file size for you.
Steps to Increase File Size
#1 – Log into your web host
#2 – Open your File manager and go to the root directory www
#3 – Open your ‘wp-admin’ directory
#4 – Create a New File named ‘php.ini’
#5 – Copy the code below and paste it into your new file
#6 – Save file changes and that’s it!
Copy and Paste the Code Below into the ‘php.ini’ File
Then you should be able to go back to your wordpress blog and see the maximum upload file size changed, in this example it was changed from 10MB to 64MB.
Review the next videos in the Podcasting Profit Tutorial Series for more tips including recording mp3 files and adding an audio player to your wordpress blog.
As part of my Blogging for Beginners video series today I will share some of the creative ways I have used my blog, over the years, to build my brand presence online.
As part of my Blogging for Beginners video series today I will show you how easy it is to add subscriber box / sign up form to your website so readers to essentially sign up to get email updates from you as a way to share information and build your list.
In this video I will take you through my iContact eMail account showing you how to create your own segmented email lists and set up a sign up form that you can easily add to your website.