Case study: Steps to build a membership site from scratch

So we recently published an article on the membership site business model, providing insight into how this model can move you towards the “infinite hourly rate” (IHR).

Here’s the article if you missed it

We’ll be taking on the challenges in building a membership site one-by-one, and documenting the process along the way.

Right now we’re in the planning phase so that’s what will be covered off first. Continue reading “Case study: Steps to build a membership site from scratch”

List of Plugins for an Affiliate Website and What Functions They Serve

WordPress Plugin List for Amazon Affiliate Websites

Here’s a list of plugins to use for an Affiliate Marketing website. This list of plugins is probably applicable to a whole host of website types, but there will be a few that are specific to affiliate sites, and specifically Amazon Affiliate sites.

I’ll also explain what the purpose of that specific plugin is within the context of building, running and maintaining the site. It’s always good to know why the hell you’ve actually got a plugin on your site!

Bonus addition: Step by Step setup guide with all resources required to setup an Amazon Affiliate Site provided at the end of the article! Continue reading “List of Plugins for an Affiliate Website and What Functions They Serve”

WordPress Hosting Guide For Non-Developers

So the common language or parlance is to refer to entry level hosting as “Shared” and premium or advanced offerings as “Managed”. This in itself is a massive source of confusion as in essence, hosting can be both “Managed” and “Shared” at the same time!

Expect more like this from this short guide on WordPress hosting for non-developers. Continue reading “WordPress Hosting Guide For Non-Developers”

Practical guide to tackling GDPR for your site

GDPR feels like a messy burden for most website owners. Most owners aren’t likely to do anything untoward with data, but the many suffer because of the few. On the flip side, making it clear how data will be used and the ability to make an informed decision about your behaviour is probably a good thing.

This post provides a list of things to do on your site and provides a multitude of ways those things can be done. So many guides out there have been written by plugin and service sellers who are simply self-serving. This isn’t helpful. It’s over-complicated and biased. Continue reading “Practical guide to tackling GDPR for your site”

Uninstalling WordPress for a Fresh Install of… WordPress!

Should you need uninstall WordPress for any particular reason, the steps can get quite in depth and technical. You’ll need to familiarise yourself with your File Manager and the My SQL Databases section of your CPanel, but this isn’t too difficult in reality.

You should only need to do this once in a blue moon, therefore it’s not something you’re going to get familiar with. So here’s a quick cheat sheet guide on the steps to take to perform an uninstall of WordPress from your hosting account. Continue reading “Uninstalling WordPress for a Fresh Install of… WordPress!”

How to build a new WordPress site while the old site is live

Time is always pressured, and the ability to break a task such as building a brand new website into bite-sized chunks is essential. This is where staging sites come in, or temporary domains, or reference domains, or sub-directories, or sub-domains…. You’re potentially starting to get the picture here that this is about as clear as mud  in most cases. Above all else, it comes with an overall feel that someone with more coding knowledge should really be dealing with it!

I’ve looked at a number of guides out there with a focus on “Ease of Implementation” and found a few good step by step instructions. Continue reading “How to build a new WordPress site while the old site is live”

Redirecting Global Domains With HTTPS Properly

Redirects and HTTPS are a pretty dry subject. So I’ll keep it techie and brief. The definition of the problem comes from the desire to redirect global domains to a single version of the site. i.e. redirecting .com to .co.uk.

Although there’s a simple answer for the redirect of the HTTP version of the site (DNS records) the answer for redirecting the HTTPS reveals a couple of thoughts and implications. Continue reading “Redirecting Global Domains With HTTPS Properly”

Technical Setup Steps For a New WordPress Website

The process of starting off a new website build can be relatively infrequent, and as a result, when you’re faced with trying to remember the technical setup steps for a new WordPress Website build you find yourself dredging the memory banks. So here’s the step by step on one of our installations including which standard plugins to install. Techie article, but a necessary checklist! Continue reading “Technical Setup Steps For a New WordPress Website”