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Vultr Setup – With OpenLiteSpeed and CyberPanel

Vultr Setup – With OpenLiteSpeed and CyberPanel

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…

WooCommerce One-Click Checkout – Skip the Cart

WooCommerce One-Click Checkout – Skip the Cart

WooCommerce One-Click Checkout – Skip the Cart with ‘Buy It Now’ Button (Free method) 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…

WordOps Setup Tutorial

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…

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 – Build & Sell Courses with WordPress

LearnDash Tutorial – Build & Sell Courses with WordPress

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…

WooCommerce – How to Customize the Cart & Checkout Page

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…

Kadence + WooCommerce Tutorial

Kadence + WooCommerce Tutorial

Kadence + WooCommerce Tutorial (Turn Starter Templates into Stores in 20 mins) 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…

Web Stories for WordPress (by Google) Tutorial

Web Stories for WordPress (by Google) Tutorial

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….

Tutor LMS Tutorial

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…

How to Create Download Links in WordPress

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…

Adding HTML Code to WordPress

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…

Wix, Weebly, Shopify or Squarespace? eCommerce Comparison

Wix, Weebly, Shopify or Squarespace? eCommerce Comparison

Wix, Weebly, Shopify or Squarespace? eCommerce in 2020 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…

Astra 2.0 Theme – Free Version! Tutorial & Review

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

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….

WordPress Tutorial – YouTube Video Guide

WordPress Tutorial – YouTube Video Guide

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…

WordPress Training: Self hosting – how to install from cPanel

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.