I am joining Webs By Amy and will be working with Direct Sellers, just like you, in creating a new look, transferring to new site, refreshing old ones, and/or helping out with site and sidebar maintenance! This is a very exciting new venture COMING SOON!
You basically have your blog and the overall layout you chose, that has one or two sidebars. But for the Pages you create, you do not want the sidebars to show…how can you do this? Copy and paste code in the HTML view that will essentially "hide" the sidebar(s).
Here are the 4 sets of code to choose from…again, depending if you have 1 sidebar (considered a Two Column blog) or 2 sidebars (considered a Three Column blog).
Just copy and paste the code (that suits your blog layout) at the top of your page (in HTML view, not Rich Text view).
Need Help Deciding Which Code to Use?
Then simply comment or email me with your blog's URL and I'll let you know 😀
Create a Page Without Sidebars
After selecting the code which applies to your layout, you'll want to add the code to your Page. It is best if you finish writing the page before adding the code, because once the code is added, you will not be able to work in Rich Text mode. (TypePad, Create a Page For Your Blog Without Sidebars)
Hi there! It's that time of year where Stampin' Up! has released it's Holiday Catalog! It's very exciting as the countdown to Christmas has already begun (at least for my kids! LOL as they are going back to school this week).
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This blog, Blogs By Heather, is a TypePad blog and I use Advanced Templates for advanced customization options, but it's time to move over to WordPress. I am going to use TP2WP. I know people who have spent thousands on this type of transfer, but this tool is $49!
Basically, you just need to add a bit of code to your blog's template in order to comply.
The message will only appear until the visit clicks "Got It". Now that I have done so on her blog, I no longer see the message on subsequent visits to her site. See it in action here at KathleenStamps.com.
And then Paste this code in the appropriate location for your site.
In her site, which is a Blogger blog,
Click on Template from the Dashboard.
Click on Edit HTML.
And you should see the </head> tag. If you don't you can do a CTRL+F (find) and do a search for </head>.
Place your cursor above that line, and paste in the code. (See Screenshot Below)
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In Blogger, you could have also probably just added an HTML Widget to your blog's sidebar:
From the Dashboard, go to Layout, Add a Gadget.
Paste in the Code.
Go to Design, then Content.
From the Modules box, choose Embed Your Own HTML. (See Screenshot below)
Then click Add This Module.
Then Paste in the code in the large text box that appears, click OK.
Drag and drop on your sidebar (won't be seen).
Then remember to click the Save Changes.
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From the Dashboard, go to Appearance, Widgets and drag a Text Widget to your blog's sidebar.
Paste in the code.
I told Kathleen I would post about this on my site, as I also learned something new! It was the first time a customer had requested my help with the EU Cookie Law.
Heather Wright-Porto Partner at Stamping and Blogging – Home of our How To Setup a Blog series(over 70 videos and tutorials covering Blogger, TypePad and WordPress – NO OTHER training site covers all THREE platforms!)
Did you ever go visit a page/post on a site and get a 404 Page Not Founddisplayed instead? It's happened to us all, but can be embarrassing when it happens within your own site! Luckily, there's a quick fix…in less than a minute (well I guess depending on how slow/fast your computer is…LOL).
404 Easy Redirect
But for WordPress bloggers, it's VERY easy to prevent this from happening on your site, and to direct visitors to your home page, or other dedicated page, if they visit a broken link or possibly type in an incorrect URL on your site.
From your Dashboard, go to Plugins, Add New.
In the Search box, enter 404 Easy Redirect.
Find the one from Ninja Press (404 Easy Redirect) and click Install Now.
Then click to Activate Plugin.
Lastly, from the Dashboard, go to Settings, then 404 Easy Redirect and be sure to check Enable.
Click Save Changes.
Note, the HOME page is the default and will work just fine. However, you can create a custom page for visitors that get a 404 Page Error on your site.
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I've been listening to free webinars by Jeanine O'Neill-Blackwell about creating successful, profitable online courses. You can check out her site here. She offers a 7-module online course(I am not an affiliate, just have been enjoying her free videos and free webinars).
Some helpful tips I got from listening to my first webinar with Jeanine Blackwell:
First, in creating a course, you need to determine NOT what you want to TEACH your audience, but answer and address what it is your audience is ASKING. You need to determine that SOLUTION (not simply what you want to share or think would be helpful).
Go to Amazon and read reviews on popular books on your topic and see what the customers valued and what more they were looking for.
Four key questions to get you started on outlining your online course:
1) If they complete your course, _________ will happen.
2) How will they do this? How will you help them achieve (give them the tools)?
3) What do they need to know (prior to taking the course)?
4) Why should they take your course…right now (create the urgency)?
In listening to her sessions and thinking about all my clients that want to create online courses/classes, I started searching for affordable options where there is minimal programming (or NO programming needed). Then I came across UseFedore.com.
Click here to view a free demonstration on how to create your courses online!
Click here to visit UseFedora.com and get started today! It's free to sign-up and to create your online course! If you then charge a fee for your course, they take a small percentage (so that's how they get paid for offering the hosting).
Companies like TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Bloomberg use this platform!
So if you want to offer an online course and want to find some easy, affordable way to host it, check out UseFedora.com!