Plugin Manager- What I do focused

The word “Plugin” can scare some people

Plugins take away from dedicated time as they need updates.  Best done before you do writing but with me on the job, no worries.  Once the updates are started from an account on the dashboard the account holder must wait till the update finishes before writing.  Many writers suffer from distractions interfering with brain flows, some updates can take a few minutes.  You will need plugins to make your WordPress website useful and the spark  to potentially  become profitable when lots of people view, simplifying jobs that save you thousands of dollars.     Writing effectively  can be easy and quick once you learn targeted writing and learn a few easy tricks to find the right words to write.  Just that time-consuming management and upkeep that prevents many from exploring their writing skills and it discourages professional writers over time who often know how to update the free stuff and write, nothing else.   Plus, some core updates can shut you and the site down for a spell. Those operations won’t disturb a writer if done remotely and if an error in publishing a finished work, the option may need to reload all other accounts logged in and the writer attempts the publish again.    I know for a fact that a site can be updated by another trusted account holder (maintenance person) remotely while another (you or your writers) publishes a post on the domain being updated.  I rarely log into your dashboard  except to install the plugins below, make sure you are cleaning broken links as they will be visible and quick to fix by the original author on our shared dashboard, once that person is aware and on top of it.  I do the maintenance remotely with the last plugin I’ll install with the Broken Link Checker plugin among those below.  That one I may reconsider as it has not been updated in a while (sometimes they release an update late after a core update.  Last one was only 6 months ago as I type). I might be a vulnerability and a security risk until an update is done.  I have to look for a replacement, as manually searching for broken links is very time-consuming even for me and it’s a common problem as some links just vanish after linking I haven’t tested URL scanning for broken link accuracy yet, for WordPress anyway.

Those pesky time-consuming Plugins saving time!

I spend those micro-minutes 24/7/365 doing the job to manage your precious WordPress controlled website, ensuring it runs smooth for every of your visitors, human or bot ().  I am ready when major problems occur, some can cause your site to fail totally.  Your server and I will communicate if you cannot or an update causes a problem.  You have no worries, like insurance.  You are protected with my hire.  When updates are done immediately, optimization and cleaning of old post versions done, website backed up regularly too.   All you need to do is write, get better at it and learn.   Perhaps prosper.

No guarantees.  Plugins are only as good as they come, the simple way

Plugins can be hand written using a code I only just learned called PHP.  I bow to others who have more skill in developing those plugins I cannot update, that’s done by those experienced coders who create them.  It is you who will educate me further.  Thank you for all you do.  Best I can promise, users of WordPress.Com plugins, is no added cash out without discussion, advisement over the length of your domain.  Most plugins will be free there, the ones you’ll want at first.  They will make your investment of time and coin better and you’ll feel more progressive as your site will come simple.  Of course I am aware I am one of many who could do this for you, even some of the experienced coders.  Some auto update features of your domain for core updates from dashboard features from WordPress that I’ll setup on your new domain or if not set on an existing domain will reduce our workload further.   I do thank you for allowing me to do this job or at least considering me.

The Plugins I install

You may have suspected or noticed (will notice) in your plugin list once I manage your website  a few plugins I installed and  perhaps you have enjoyed using some of them.   I have had no feedback other than thanks.  The SEO key plates before you post, underneath your edited posts requesting SEO looking information,  optimization and sharing  tools as well.  You should have almost immediately noticed the analytic views inspiring you to post more “like-minded” targeted posts further amplifying your views on a cornerstone post   that attract more eyes and focus on a single subject with diverse views, like the ones that get the most views and where the majority of your visitors come  from for that post and the site in general.  We’ll start with those two

Analytics plugin

One plugin records daily or weekly visits to your website and your top posts, as well as doing many other important things effortlessly and non invasive behind the scenes.  It’s a friendly plugin called Jetpack, which controls spam, some SEO and other important tools.  The other is a little more robust, appropriately called Google Analytics Dashboard for WP .  It helps connect your WordPress website to Google Analytics, directly influencing your overall ratings at that major search engine.  That’s its only job.  It will install a sitemap which will help it help you immensely.   There is another doing more focused looks at Website visitors, can do real-time, weekly, monthly and annual visitors.  This is handy to see instantly how popular posts are going as you write them, letting you know what your reader want to see for future posts.  It’s a feature of the multi tasking JetPack plugin described above.

A plugin for security

There are two I like, one or the other will protect your site.  Each has different features, better if paid but real good free.  This one I have working on Volunteer Prince George‘s website, and this one I have on mine and Carefree’s website.  They both have impressive features free and protect against Brute force attacks.  They both come high rated from suites such as WordPress Beginner.com

Backup plugin

Of course you’ll need a dependable backup method.  Worst case scenario, your server crashes and you lose all your posts.  It can happen.  It will even protect you if your website is hacked, totally messed up due to a plugin error or another rare mishap wipes your information clean.   It’s never a good idea to store your backup on a server that hosts your website as in the case of a virus affecting the server.  The backup file could be compromised with your website and takes up space better used on your server.   The plugin we’ll use for this job is called “UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore“.  I will work with you to set up and share with me the Google Drive Backup Folder it will create in your Google Drive account.  You will need to have a Google Account for that drive which starts free with multi gigabyte storage.  That way, I can effortlessly restore your website to the last backup (usually done within the week of needed time) if ever needed.  It will also help if you move your website to another host after this 5 years is history.

Sharing Plugin

Another Plugin that I will install into your dashboard allows you or a viewer to share it to personal and connected social media feeds sharing your post to the social media world of your visitors.  This is a big help when you write posts interesting enough to be shared.  It’s visible after posting and viewing the post online.  That one is called AddToAny Share Buttons.  I find it useful as many who enjoy your posts can share them effortlessly to their personal feeds and contacts who could propel your writing to high-ranking at Google, opening up some stronger potential that your website can profit!  One thing I’ll never guarantee is profit.  It takes some effort to produce winning posts and sharing the information.

Auto Posting Plugin

Followers of my Facebook page will notice a posting tend.  When a post is published here on my domain,  it shares automatically to my Facebook page feed.   This is called “Auto Sharing”.   It can share to multiple feeds like the plugin above, many options are  available and paid versions we can decide on.   Many other plugins are available to auto share from WordPress.com, but then a solitary plugin doing a solitary job for each job required is such a clutter and can bog your website down, reducing Google Ranking.  To have your post open on a Facebook page or personal feed should be a goal of yours.  By placing Jetpack linked above, and by configuration setup and entering some feeds, your posts will automatically share to your feed to risk being shared further.  Can you write a viral post?  Find out here!

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) plugin:

The “All In One SEO Pack” that I’ll install adds that section (*Guide) below your writing field where you can input keywords, set the title text, write the description that shares with the search engine results looking for your site  and in social media shares, set the featured keyword, fill it to exceed the minimum recommended amount of total text, place text blocks with header text logically placed with the text between the headers not exceeding that limit.   I may install this one and / or Yoast which does some of this too.  Yoast also gives you an SEO tool free of charge to look for keywords to write targeted text.

The Plugin I use to manage your website

This is the last plugin I will place in your collection.  it allows the use of this plugin on a unique url  to update and optimize your website and allows me to avoid entering your dashboard except occasionally is called ManageWP – Worker Loader and it comes from behind that link.  As explained below, it is self maintained.

Plugin Source: Silent Worker updates: the How and Why – ManageWP.

Other Plugins I install will be discussed with you directly as they influence other parts of your site which are unlimited within predictable limits.  I’ll try not to slow down your website or lower your standings at Google and other search engines.  If you are deciding on a website and this seals the deal, don’t look any further and click this link or the image below and consider me for that manager position!

Lets have fun installing a plugin or 2!

How would you use a blog?
How would you use a blog? Would you sell a product .idea, cause or project? Some combination? Personal or business?  Find out here!

Active Outdoor Opportunities for All-Create them!

Spoiler alert – We need to create active outdoor opportunities for all.  That means independent mobility for all ability levels, including the most dependent citizens using mobility devices or have no vision.  The most independent among us with no disability won’t be prevented from sharing “WalkNRoll” areas if it’s the norm.  Designing it with the needs of people with a mobility impairment in mind does not stop anyone.   Everywhere outside the residence, where we work, where we recreate, where we visit must be made for everyone who could use it, enjoy it, and work towards the personal health goals we all have.  We create our living spaces, then we adapt to them until we can’t then we move.

A community which prepares first for citizens and visitors who walk or otherwise keep up a transportation network not dependent on traditional vehicular traffic from home to destination and includes that active transportation diversity in its design features, welcomes everyone inclusively.  That “perfect” community enjoys good health in their citizens and a generally stable population mentally despite having persons with a disability among their able-bodied citizens with no visible problems.  It often attracts lots of visitors as well, tourism is a major industry in every healthy active community.

We are a social species.  Unconsciously most of the time, when we see others walking from home to a destination (or independently moving without a vehicle rather), it stimulates most of us to step out of the door and not use the car.  If we can that is, where the sidewalks have curbs and our residential stairs don’t block us, we all could.  Some of us have mobility devices, we could travel as safe as many who don’t have a mobility device do, often along side of us where we can roll safe.   We will stay healthy better with the same activity outside the residence as you do without any disability.  The link below will educate communities and each visionary like us who sit on civic committees and boards in those communities!  Onward to 2018, one step closer to inclusion and health in our nation starting with each community and regions!  Remember to renew your commitment to that civic committee or board soon!  Thanks for doing all you do for everyone, everyday.

NCHPAD (USA based “National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability”)  is happy to be a supporter of this year’s Park and Recreation Month led by the National Recreation and Park Association. This year’s theme is, “Get Your Play On!” For people with disabilities, discovering the power of play starts with access, opportunity, and inclusion. Through organized efforts to create opportunities for people with disabilities, we can address health disparities that lead to physical inactivity.

Source: Creating Active Outdoor Opportunities for All – News & Media | Health.gov

In closing…  My business goals:

How would you use a blog?
How would you use a blog? Would you sell a product .idea, cause or project? Some combination? Personal or business? Find out here: http://bit.ly/2BpZbM8

Thanks for reading this post, I hope we can talk business someday soon!

WordPress Plugins, explained

Plugins. They make WordPress functional. Many users are mystified by plugins. Learn more about plugins with this post, practice on your WordPress blog site!  I am assuming you have a WordPress website on any host server as that’s where this information will lead you.  If you don’t have a website yet, I’ll be inviting you to check out BlueHost here, I can personally testify  that it’s a dependable easy to work with server….  Normally I would recommend the Free server at WordPress.com but in order just to install plugins there, that would cost at least $5 per month with plans billed annually.  A server like BlueHost and others with WordPress has at least the package for the $10/mo, many will offer an option with the Business package.  It’s not uncommon it’s in a package provided by your Telephone or Internet Service provider like Telus and Shaw.

Upgrade from free rates at WordPress.com-$5 (basic), $10 (Professional) and $32.42 (Business) monthly. All rates billed annually
Upgrade from free rates at WordPress.com-$5 (basic), $10 (Premium) and $32.42 (Business) monthly. All rates billed annually.  All you need is to install plugins, included in a paid domain like from BlueHost!

 

A few dangers exist with having with having a lot of plugins, once you have a Blog site that you can download them to.  A minor but troublesome danger is having your entire website slow down, lag because it takes many resources running at the same time to display different features of the page.  The biggest danger, one that discourages many from even attempting to host a WordPress website is that it consumes huge amounts of time to keep up system updates on all those plugins.   If they are not done, a hacker can “hack into” your sever and retch havoc with your website, online reputations and infect it with  all sorts of malicious interference causing problems on both ends (*if that exists) of your website.  Meh, only put in what you can support and not notably slow your website down.  Maintenance won’t be a problem with my offer but website loading time will affect your rankings at  Search Engines!

 


Have you installed an SEO Plugin yet?  That’s Search Engine optimization  Check out my previous post here on that subject!

Civic committees, boards-Prince George, BC

I have personally been a member of Prince George BC’s Civic Advisory Committee on Accessibility (ACA)for over a decade…  When I had a partner for WalkNRoll, our hard copy  publication carried  a column and a blogspot on our website called CityWorks, which I wrote and it was proofread / endorsed by that committee during those years.  I found a few of the posts I wrote using Word, they may go into a subdomain to this website or on my free WordPress.com blog site.   My next renewal for the ACA is due this February, I will hopefully be there for another 2 year term.  I find it exciting to be known by the Mayor and council of the city, and at the forefront of positive changes to our public accessibility.  I think it’s beginning in March or April of 2018, applications are usually due by end February.  There is a link on the bottom of this page where you can apply to become one of Prince George’s advisors on one of many committees and boards when the link becomes active.

The best thing you personally can do for any community globally, is to volunteer to help your community grow with your voice to become better in every thing it does in a civic board or committee, perhaps multiple ones.  Check the website hosted by your community leaders for a similar link to ours below!

Source: Committees and Boards, City of Prince George

People Who Love Inanimate Objects

Love.  It’s  a many splendored thing.  Anyone can love anyone, anything, everything even Cannabis and Mother Giia.  We’ll focus in on a hypothetical situation here in Prince George, BC.   There  are two bridges in my community.   One crosses the Fraser river, the other one overcomes the Nechako River near the confluence of the two once mighty rivers.  There is an older Via Rail bridge at the confluence over the Fraser who decided not to have anything to do with this nonsense, and shut off vehicular traffic.  That bridge wanted nothing to do with Humans. It was committed to the rail industry, married to a stronger locomotive for over a century.  Evolution of travel had already outdated the need for it to be a drawbridge, water travel died out.  with the advance of the highway.  It was used only once on the young bridge.

Rocks placed in a love heart formation on sand
No rocks felt violated by using in this manner. All good. WRR Loves them!

One particular telephone post has an unusual scar that caught the attention of our focused individual, and distracted that person from the bridges.  Then along came a power transformer, who electrified the person into forgetting about other objects “X”  found attractive.  Meh, the world is full of inanimate objects and a percent of people actually think like this.  Yes, some of us will find it weird but then the world would be a boring place if we were all the same.  Well in that world of 4 bridges, telephone poles and transformers all caught up in a love triangle (or a square I suppose), things can get ever so confusing.  Ever see a power transformer argue with a bridge?    Not pretty, particularly with a love sick human involved.

The telephone post and the transformer hooked up and are now an  item, lighting up entire communities.  Regionally, nationally in their shared connections, very powerful.   The two bridges dumped X and they now swear off humans totally and had to be forced to return to service.  They went on a tour down Highway 16 and had a threesome with a younger country bridge towards Kitimat BC.  BC transit had to partner with Transport Canada to convince them to come back home or replace them at public expense.  Humans got another form of transportation in a remote area of BC because of that, the route to Prince Rupert does not have a lot of bridges to cross.    Love can also be expensive in that case.   Stay Tuned to see what X does after the Nation catches up.  That person is now intimately involved with a computer, marrage looks possible and could be done through Google I bet.  Technology though, is the mother of the computer and there could be another triangle starting.

Speaking of that, occasionally the naughty romance could lead to a marriage.  Human to Human, certainly and not so uncommon, object to object.  Things get difficult and confusing in every thing human’s get involved with anything .   There must be someone to marry the couple first, then the guests….   Perhaps a webcam so the object can have peers there, as inanimate objects are ridiculously expensive to move just for the 2 hour ceremony and a few ours at the reception, plus it would all have to be done outside.

Source: People Who Marry Inanimate Objects List

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If you already know what it means when I talk XHTML, CSS, PHP, and other tech speak and you need a website, consider  Bluehost with this link &  contact me about that service for a discounted package as described above if you have no time to update but know how to set a WordPress site up!

 

Plugins for WordPress 2017

Are plugins like apps?

A word about Plugins first

Plugins are one of the best resources you’ll need for your WordPress website or Blog.  I feel a duty to warn you first though, about plugging your WordPress dashboard full of them.  If they all work, great.  I bet your website/ blog looks terrific.  Plugins will be working hard, and be running most of the time behind your visitors experience on your site and sometimes when they leave.  This will lower the quality time they spend on your website, as load time will slow down the more of them run.  It could affect bounce rates.  You may loose subscribers and not attract new visitors.  Not only that, you will spend a lot of your time updating plugins.  Updates, like with any software or phone app must be done for protection.  Some even close the site while they update.  You do not want one that has not been tested in the WordPress version you have and has not been updated for a long time.  You almost certainly are hosting the most recent version of WordPress to begin with, I hope.  I will be offering a service to maintain updates and help SEO functions on your blog, contact me for details!

Of browser tools and phone apps, new subscribers and back to plugins

I’m so talented, Whatup?   Read past this and find out. Ok, imho using this browser tool supplied by WordPress (called “Press This”)  to share posts here is very cool!  It’s in both my Firefox and Google Browsers on my computer and phone.  I wish I could get that App for WordPress to work on my Android phone.  It always refuses to accept my credentials.  Meh. Every WP site I’ve been managing so far, all self hosted. Over several years of trying….  I have browsers on the phone, but even with a scribe, it’s difficult to use on a small screen.  Those apps and browser tools for my computer are like the plugins.  They all are written in the same coding language but with different software and hardware compatibilities.  You subscribers signed up with one I run, as well as those share buttons below that you will use to share this to your contacts with my thanks!

Essential WordPress plugins are plugins that nearly any blog or site running WordPress should have installed. The following WordPress plugins are lightweight, regularly updated and increase the value and functionality of your site. Sometimes it can be difficult to differentiate between which WordPress plugins are current and which ones used to be popular but are […]

Source: 10 Essential WordPress Plugins for 2017 – AnsonAlex.com