Tutorials
How to Enable and Disable Mailchimp 2 Step Verification

How to Enable and Disable Mailchimp 2 Step Verification

Mailchimp is a wonderful and free way to deliver blog posts or newsletters to your readers via email, it's very easy to use and has a friendly setup. However, one thing that is not always so clear is how to enable and disable the extra verification settings that can...

How to Add a Shop the Post Widget in Rewardstyle

How to Add a Shop the Post Widget in Rewardstyle

Are you lucky enough to have been approved for Rewardstyle, also known as liketoknowit? If so, you might have some questions about how to add the popular Shop the Post widget that can appear in a blog post or widget. My step by step tutorial shows you how to create a...

How to Edit Unite Gallery

How to Edit Unite Gallery

One of the most popular gallery plugins for Wordpress is Unite Gallery, available here. It offers a number of options and it's easy to use, and the image display is fantastic, very clear and bright, retina-friendly, etc. We use this plugin a lot in our custom blog...

How to Fix Problems Every Designer Faces

Computers can be tricky at the best of times, but when you are a designer, computer malfunctions can be even more troubling. When you have computer issues, it can mean that you lose the project you have been working on and even leave you unable to work for an extended...

How to Revert to WordPress Classic Editor

How to Revert to WordPress Classic Editor

With last week's release of Wordpress 5.0, the Gutenberg, or block editor is now the default editor for Wordpress.  While the Gutenberg editor has a lot of positives, for one reason or another you may want to revert back to the classic editor.  Fortunately, an easy...

How to Add the RewardStyle Plugin to WordPress

How to Add the RewardStyle Plugin to WordPress

Have you been approved for RewardStyle and don't know how to add the RewardStyle plugin to your Wordpress blog?  To add the Shop My Instagram or Shop the Post widgets to your blog, you must first install the RewardStyle (also known as liketoknowit) plugin.  I'm going...

How to Create Gorgeous Blog Posts with Gutenberg

How to Create Gorgeous Blog Posts with Gutenberg

GORGEOUS POSTS WITH GUTENBERG If you haven't noticed, with the latest Wordpress update (Wordpress 4.9.8) you now have the option to try out the brand new Gutenberg Visual Editor.  One of the most common questions I get as a custom blog designer is how to set up a...

How to Boost Your Domain Authority

How to Boost Your Domain Authority

The Moz Component The first thing you want to understand when it comes to Domain Authority, or DA, is how this new means of classifying websites is calculated. Certainly there are many efforts to ensure a certain neutrality defines DA, but you may find this isn’t...

How to Transfer Subscribers from Feedburner to Mailchimp

How to Transfer Subscribers from Feedburner to Mailchimp

So I get a lot of requests to design Wordpress blogs for people who are transferring over from Blogger.  While I don't do transfers myself (just not my area of expertise and there's a lot that can go wrong), I know that one of the big issues clients run into is email...

How to Add Shop the Look Widget to Your Blog Homepage

How to Add Shop the Look Widget to Your Blog Homepage

Hi there!  One of my most popular tutorials to date is How to Add a Shop the Look widget to your blog.  Shop the Look is an affiliate program offered by Shopstyle Collective where you can add those cute Shop the Look widgets to your blog post so readers can browse and...

Custom Blog Design: Understanding Hosting and Domains

Custom Blog Design: Understanding Hosting and Domains

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSzycnOyhhE As a custom blog designer, I design blogs and websites for clients who want to make an impression on the web.  Be it a personal blog for sharing fashion or food (or whatever!) or a site to promote and grow your business,...

How to Create Instagram Graphics Using Picmonkey

How to Create Instagram Graphics Using Picmonkey

Do you love Instagram?  Who doesn't?!  Do you want to learn to create cute graphics and text overlays so that your Instagram feed looks more chic and professional?  We all know about photo editing in the Instagram app, but Picmonkey.com offers really cute and easy...

How to Add a Watermark to Photo Using Picmonkey

How to Add a Watermark to Photo Using Picmonkey

Ever wanted to watermark your photos?  There are a number of watermarking plugins for Wordpress, but none of them seem to work that great, so I always prefer to just create watermarks using a graphics program on my own.  You can do it in Photoshop too, but Photoshop...

How to Add a Signature to Gmail

How to Add a Signature to Gmail

A custom email signature is great way to help your emails stand out and look more professional, not to mention extending your branding every time you communicate with a potential client.  Adding an email signature in Gmail is super easy to do.  Today I'm going to show...

How to Add Shop My Instagram to Your Blog

How to Add Shop My Instagram to Your Blog

You have probable seen these "Shop This Look" widgets that fashion bloggers put in their blog posts or pages to share their OOTD posts: Cute, right?  Well did you know that you can also make a whole Shop My Instagram page with the Shopstyle Collective widgets?  That...

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