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I am involved in web training and consulting: AdWords, Blogging, E-commerce, Email Marketing with MailChimp, Google Analytics, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Marketing and WordPress.

Scam Doing the Rounds – Your Mailbox is Almost Full

The Latest Scam Doing the Rounds

Scam mail varies: “A proposal for a lucrative business”, “Your bank account needs to have its login details updated”, “Your bank account online statement is ready”, “A payment is due to you…” and other. Scammers are relentless in their efforts to trick you in giving them the opportunity to leave malicious code in your device (have you got good anti-malware software to prevent this – refer below)..

A scam that hadn’t been used in a while and is once again doing the rounds is: “Your MailBox is Almost Full”.

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How to Create a Product Portfolio on a WordPress Website

Did you know that you can create your own Product Portfolio using the Gutenberg Editor?

A product portfolio is the collection of all the products and/ or services offered by a company.

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The Spacer Block | The Gutenberg (Block) Editor

The Spacer Block

The Spacer Block is super easy to use and it is a very useful block to have.

Use these Blocks to add an adjustable amount of empty space between blocks. They are a great way to create padding and white space on pages and blog posts. You can add a Spacer Block anywhere: between paragraph blocks, image blocks, between an image and a paragraph, etc…

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How to Add your products to google my business?

Why List Your Products on Google My Business?

You can now easily list your products on Google My Business at no cost to you!

Google My Business (GMB) products allows companies to showcase product details (similar to services, which have been available for some time). Google explains:

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WP Fastest Cache – Overview and Settings for Faster WordPress Sites

WP Fastest Cache – Why Use a Cache Plugin?

The simple answer is that it makes your website pages load faster. Your visitors will be happy and you will also have improved SEO rankings (your site will rank higher on Google and other search engines).

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How To update PHP for Your WordPress WEBsite

PHP is one of the languages WordPress uses to build and maintain WordPress. Newer versions of PHP are both faster and more secure, so updating will have a positive effect on your site’s performance.

Before you do any updates/ upgrades on the Dashboard of your website make sure you have a decent backup plugin: a backup that will automatically backup your entire website on a daily basis and a backup that allows you to restore your entire website at a click of a button.

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If you have a WordPress Website Make sure you have These

You created a website and over the years you have added products, services, articles, plugins and all the rest that goes with keeping a website up and running. You have worked hard and the last thing you want is when you try to access your website… it is simply… “gone”!

It doesn’t exist anymore. You hosting company had “guaranteed” that they would backup your website regularly but when you phone your hosting company they now say that unfortunately they cannot restore your website…

Bad… very bad!

There are various reasons why your website “is no longer there”. It could have been hacked; there could have been a conflict between plugins or the hosting company went out of business… (as improbable as it may seem).

If you have a WordPress website it is ESSENTIAL that you have the following:

  1. a good hosting company
  2. a good ‘Backup and Restore’ plugin
  3. a good ‘security’ plugin and
  4. a ‘https’ certificate
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Wordfence Security will notify you of Problem Plugins

There are various security plugins, Wordfence security being one of the very best. The Wordfence security plugin has a free version and a paid version. The free version is, in most cases, all you need for good website security.

The two most important plugins for any website are: a good backup and restore plugin as well as a good security plugin. Don’t try and expand your website until you have them installed and setup.

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