With Wordpress it is easy to schedule your posts so that they are released in the future!
There are many reasons to post into the future and Wordpress makes it super easy. One of my clients, Crossfit Mount Kisco, posts a Workout of the Day every single day. Andrew or Kevin at Crossfit Mount Kisco sits down at the beginning of the week and maps out their entire plan for the week by creating posts for each day’s workout. Then, instead of clicking “Publish” to make these workouts available right away, he instead “schedules” the post to appear on a particular day, at a particular time. This is a BRILLIANT way for two busy men to handle this important part of their business ahead of time! On the home page, the most recent post appears, which happens to be the workout for TODAY. Tomorrow, when tomorrow is today, that workout will appear first, and so on. Check the Workout of the Day postings in action here!
Here’s how to do this:
Most owners of websites want to blog but can’t find the time, energy or content. Is this you?
I work with many business owners who have a self-hosted WordPress installation, and who are gung-ho about adding a blog to their website. We set up the blog area, they write a few posts, and then they stop. Eventually, the blog or news area looks outdated which is not good for bringing in new business.
Here is how to post to your WordPress website using your iPhone.
1. Touch the App Store on your iPhone
2. Touch the Search icon at the bottom of the screen
3. At the top of the screen in the white search bar, type WordPress and then click the blue Search button
4. The top choice should be WordPress by Automattic – touch that app
For the rest of the steps….
Have you ever looked at a website and knew that you liked it but weren’t sure why? How about one that you did not like, but weren’t sure why….
Well, it could be the fonts! Fonts play a SUPER important role in how a person feels or reacts to a website. Fonts create a feeling for the page, whether it be strong, soft, romantic, funny, serious, conservative, playful, happy, or one of many other emotions. When you are working on your website, I encourage you to pay particular attention to the fonts chosen to create the emotional reaction you desire from your visitors……
Many of my clients have wonderful testimonials from their customers. These are great tools for marketing purposes, and they should be displayed proudly on their websites!
Many other clients follow a philosophy, and there are many wonderful quotes from influential people that they would like to display on their site as well.
Typically, testimonials and quotes are handled by listing them on a page together, so that visitors to a website can scroll down a list and read them. This is fine for some applications, but not for all. The reason is simple: the testimonials or quotes may not have relevance, or meaning, if listed on a page. Don’t get me wrong, I do believe that in many cases, listing testimonials or quotes on a page is important. But there are many cases when we can make the testimonials or quotes more powerful and meaningful if we put them in the right spot: right where your web visitor is.
So how can you do this? I will give you a few examples:
Do you know what an UberMenu is? How about a MegaMenu? It is cool. And it is cool not just because it is great looking, but is functional in a way that it solves a problem that can be very hard to solve when creating a website. That maybe makes it super-cool.
This is the type of menu you now can find on many shopping websites, such as llbean.com, officemax.com, staples.com, or target.com. If you go to one of those sites and mouseover the main menu, you will see a huge menu drop down or fly out, with lots of well organized links.
When you have a site with tons of content and need to organize it so that visitors to the site can find what they want easily and quickly, you need an UberMenu or a MegaMenu.
Many of my clients do not need this type of menu because their site does not contain so many pages, or we find a way to organize their content under a few main menu items. Recently, though……..
Here is a real, live example of how one of my clients created a fantastic video to touch their client base’s hot spots without using a video camera. This example is an inspiration to all of us.
There are many ways to create video content for your website. You could hire a specialized company which will create a stunning, professional video or you could attempt to create one yourself. Many times, a video will be thought of as “a nice idea” but will not be put into practice for a myriad of reasons: hiring a professional company may be out of the budget, people are nervous to be in front of a camera, some are nervous the video quality will be inferior, or they do not have the correct equipment such as a tripod or light kit. The reasons are endless why businesses are not creating more video content.
One of our clients, with the help of TechCare, found a perfect solution that enabled them to create a professional video without all of the issues above. We created this successful video by doing the following steps. No camera was needed!
Each spring, after the long, cold winter, we look out at the brown trees and see that new, bright green leaves are beginning to bud on the trees. The first day of Spring brings some happiness and hopefulness to each of us. We imagine what the landscape will look like in a month or two, and are excited for the future. The same goes for your website.
How you feel about your website? When you look at the pages, layout and content on your site, are you looking at a site that brings the same excitement as full bloom spring? Or does it feel like the winter: grey, brown, and not your ideal site?
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