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WordPress Live Chat Feature

Live Chat for WordPress (Free Plugin) with Tawk.to

This is the best free chat plugin for WordPress easily! Today let’s set up live chat for free on WordPress, customize the chat widget and also set up a knowledge base to help with commonly asked questions. All in 10 minutes : Tawk.To Live Chat by tawkto is a superb little plugin, and their business…

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Create Blog with Elementor (Free Method)

Using the FREE version of Elementor – you’ll learn to display your blog posts in stylish blog grid layouts. You’ll also learn the basics of posting and setting featured images. This is an update on my video from last year where I used Premium addons for Elementor plugin. The plugin has been upgraded over the…

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Cloudflare Optimization for WordPress (FREE method)

Are you looking for a quick WordPress page caching method that really gives great results? WP Super Cache is a simple, easy to use plugin that will cache your WordPress pages for you automatically. It’s great for those who want a simple way to speed up their sites without a lot of configuration. In this…

Cloudways Setup

Cloudways WordPress Setup (In Six Minutes)

Cloudways has made running you own server so easy! Get started with a 3-day free trial and discount referral here: Use the coupon code: IDEASPOT for 20% off your first two months. Follow along with our setup guide below to get up and running with Clouways in 6 minutes: Cloud hosting services have really blurred…

woocommerce custom checkout guide

WooCommerce  Checkout Field Editor

Tired of the default WooCommerce Checkout? Learn to add your own custom fields, change the checkout names, change the checkout order, add custom placeholders, even change the type of inputs for the WooCommerce Checkout. WooCommerce  Checkout Field Editor (Checkout Manager) for WooCommerce by Themehigh I needed to add custom fields and remove unwanted fields and…

peppertype AI

Peppertype A.I. Review

No longer will i have to worry about writer’s block or getting distracted from my work, i can just rely on peppertype to generate new content that will have my readers coming back for more! Watch our YouTube review where we test Peppertype and create a blog post very quickly, despite choosing a pretty difficult…

Zoho Email Setup & Review

Zoho Email Setup Tutorial

Zoho is a great email service to make your life easier. If you use your email on a daily basis and if you’ve got a decent amount of emails to deal with, having a reliable and user-friendly email client is an absolute must. Zoho can be a great alternative to your current email client, and…

Contabo Review

Contabo VPS Review

I’ve looked at dozens of VPS hosts over the years, but have always ended up going with one of the big guys. I’m glad to have found Contabo. Their performance is similar to the big boys, but their prices are much lower. You can get a VPS with more resources for less money with Contabo….

Vultr Review, Setup Tutorial & Benchmarks

Vultr Review, Setup Tutorial & Benchmarks

Vultr offers outstanding value combined with best in class performance. What Is Vultr? Vultr is a cloud server provider that offers servers in various locations from $2.5/month. Vultr is a great alternative to DigitalOcean, Digital Ocean, Amazon AWS, Google and it is actually faster than all of these at the entry level price points. For…

Divi Tutorial

Divi Tutorial

Divi is a premium WordPress theme and is one of the most popular themes out on the market today. If you’re a blogger that’s looking to create stunning websites for your business then Divi is the right fit for you. This blog will show you why Divi is one of the best options for your…

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Vultr Setup – With OpenLiteSpeed and CyberPanel

In this tutorial, you’ll learn to setup OpenLiteSpeed & CyberPanel, running on the awesome Vultr High Frequency VPS. The results are great & you can try this for yourself with a free trial. This will give you $100 of Vultr credit to use during your first 30 days – so you can try this method…

WooCommerce One-Click Checkout – Skip the Cart

WooCommerce One-Click Checkout – Skip the Cart

You’ll learn to replace the ‘add to cart’ buttons with ‘Buy It Now’ buttons to send the customer directly to the checkout (skip the cart). You’ll also see how to customize the cart and checkout items in your menu. I also show how to remove the “Item has been added to your cart” message from…

WordOps Setup Tutorial

WordOps Setup Tutorial

In this tutorial, we set up a cheap VPS server, with a high performance optimized WordPress setup. Previously, this used to be something only a professional back end dev could really do. However, the WordPress community have created an excellent tool called WordOps which automates much of this process. You can try this method for…

Black Friday Specials 2020

Black Friday Specials 2020

LearnDash. LearnDash is offering a 50% discount on all plans! Starts at 7am Friday, Eastern Time. Coupon code: BF2020 (for Nov. 27th, 7AM-4PM EST Only)Coupon code: CM2020 (for Nov. 30th, 7AM-4PM EST Only) Get offer CloudWays 40% exclusive discount on all hosting plans for the next four months. Use the code: BFCM2020 Get offer Kadence…

LearnDash Tutorial

LearnDash Tutorial – Build & Sell Courses with WordPress

We have been big fans of the LearnDash LMS system for a long time now. This is currently our favourite way of building online courses for WordPress. So far, we have looked at building LearnDash courses using three methods 1) LearnDash with Astra Theme & Elementor – Video tutorial is here. 2) LearnDash with Kadence…

WooCommerce – How to Customize the Cart & Checkout Page

WooCommerce – How to Customize the Cart & Checkout Page

Let’s face it. The default WooCommerce cart and checkout pages are starting to look a bit dated. The good news is, upgrading these pages is pretty easy! You can upgrade and customize the WooCommerce cart and checkout pages using the free plugin – WooCommerce Blocks. This will give your cart and checkout pages a fresh new look. We think these new designs…

Kadence + WooCommerce Tutorial

Kadence + WooCommerce Tutorial

You’ll learn to build a WooCommerce store, starting with any of the Kadence Starter Templates. Kadence theme has some great WooCommerce customization features, but at the moment there is only one ‘shopping’ template. With this tutorial, you can take any of the other templates (in this case we use the ‘Agency’ template) and build it…

Web Stories for WordPress

Web Stories for WordPress (by Google) Tutorial

AMP stories have been around for a while. However, takeup has been slow. That could be changing now, with google releasing a beta of a Google web stories plugin for WordPress. The official release is due before the end of August 2020. You can grab the plugin here. Installing the plugin is straightforward. Download the…

Tutor LMS Tutorial

Tutor LMS Tutorial

You’ll learn to build an online course for free using WordPress and the Tutor LMS plugin. We use the free version in this video tutorial here: We also did a previous tutor LMS quick tutorial back in 2020: Why Tutor LMS This was the best LMS plugin we could find that includes a WooCommerce payment…

How to Create Download Links in WordPress

How to Create Download Links in WordPress

Let’s learnhHow to create download links in WordPress. In our YouTube tutorial we show you 3 methods to do this. Using both the standard WordPress editor (Gutenberg) and also the free version of the Elementor page builder. Three Methods of adding download links: ZIP folder method WordPress File block Adding a ‘download’ attribute to a…

Adding HTML Code to WordPress

Adding HTML Code to WordPress

In our latest YouTube tutorial, we walk you through HTML in WordPress. We used two methods to acomplish this. First using the HTML block in the standard WordPress editor (Gutenberg).We also use the free version of Elementor page builder to add HTML. This uses the HTML widget. The most common use for this is to…

Wix, Weebly, Shopify or Squarespace? eCommerce Comparison

Wix, Weebly, Shopify or Squarespace? eCommerce Comparison

Wix, Weebly, Shopify or Squarespace? It’s a common decision faced by many people when they are looking to set up an online store. Let’s compare these four. Wix, Weebly, Shopify or Squarespace? An Unbiased Comparison These days, many business want a simple ‘out of the box’ eCommerce solution. The main players in this field are…

astra 2.0 tutorial with elementor

Astra 2.0 Theme – Free Version! Tutorial & Review

Astra 2.0 Theme – Free Version! Tutorial – Review 2020 In this post we are happy to bring you a full Astra 2.0 theme (Free Version) tutorial and review! We’ve been big fans of the Astra theme since it was first released. From its fast loading times, to its wide range of pre-designed starter sites…

How to Start a Fashion Blog in WordPress for Free

How to Start a Fashion Blog in WordPress for Free

Is it really possible to start a fashion blog in WordPress for free? It is definitely possible to spend a lot of money setting up a nice blog. You might pay for web design, graphic design, web hosting and a domain name. Then you have marketing to consider… But, is it possible to do it all yourself, for free?

Try WordPress – With Free Web Hosting

Try WordPress – With Free Web Hosting

Did you know it’s possible to try WordPress for free? There are a few places online that will provide free web hosting and allow you to install WordPress. We have tested a couple of these free hosts and have posted YouTube tutorials on how to set these up. One service called, InfinityFree has a very…

WordPress Training Brisbane

WordPress Tutorial – YouTube Video Guide

Our post today is a WordPress tutorial video guide. You’ll get the basics of what is covered in an IdeaSpot WordPress course .  We will go through the basics of building a simple WordPress site. In our example YouTube WordPress tutorial, you’ll find everything you need for a basic site in less than 20 minutes!…

INSTALL WORDPRESS

WordPress Training: Self hosting – how to install from cPanel

Installing WordPress What’s the first step to building a WordPress website? Installing WordPress! Check out our tutorial video where we show you how: For any serious WordPress site, we recommend self-hosting. This gives you full control over your content. If you haven’t already, you should sign up for a web host. There are many great cheap…

Course Example – Website in 25 minutes!

Course Example – Website in 25 minutes!

Welcome to our WordPress beginner tutorial! In the above tutorial video we take you from a blank WordPress install to a complete website in 25 minutes. The main problem for beginners is that the WordPress page builder is not very user friendly. The solution for this is to use the Elementor page builder.