WordPress Tip of The Week #8: Unused Themes

WordPress Tip of the Week: Unused Themes

This week I’m changing things up and will be sharing WordPress Tip of The Weeks on Mondays from now on. Makes more sense to share a tip of the week on a Monday rather than a Friday, no?

Remove unused themes in your WordPress dashboard. Keep one default theme (like Twenty Fourteen) as a backup and for testing purposes. Themes take up space on your server and if left un-updated, leave you vulnerable to hackers.

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iPhone 6 Cases from Zazzle

A few weeks ago I shared with you about how I purchased an iPhone 6 case for my non-existent iPhone 6 (at the time). If you’re not familiar with Zazzle, go check out my post…I give a few hints on how to sort through the loads of awesomeness you’ll find there.

I actually pre-ordered my case before the “official” announcement of the iPhone 6. It was a quick turn around from Zazzle and I got my case about two weeks before I got my phone. It was exactly what I anticipated.

zazzle-iphone6-case I ordered the “Tough” case style of a metallic polka dot design from Plush Paper. Cases are made by Case Mate and I like the Tough design because it come with a hard shell plastic exterior and shock absorbing liner to protect your device. The hard shell is impact resistant, and the liner features a lay-flat bezel to protect your screen from directly contacting surfaces.

zazzle-case-iphone-6-bumper touch-case-zazzle-iphone-6 So if your looking for a great case for your new iPhone 6, check out the wide selection of iPhone 6 cases on Zazzle.  You’re sure to fine what you’re looking for.

 

 

I was compensated for this post. All opinions, as always are my own. This post contains an affiliate link.

WordPress Tip of The Week #7: Sharing Placement

WordPress Tip of the Week - Proper Sharing Placement

Whoa, where have the past two weeks gone! A little bogged down around here, but wanted to get todays WTOTW out. This tip is more about blogging in general but…close enough.

Place share buttons, like those from Shareaholic or ShareThis on individual post pages, not the default/home page of your blog. That way, it lets people share your content from the right place (especially important for Pinterest!).

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WordPress Tip of The Week #6: Black Studio TinyMCE Widget

Wordpress Tip of The Week - Black Studio TinyMCE Widget

Don’t like working with HTML? Consider the Black Studio TinyMCE Widget (free) plugin. It makes the process of creating widgets exactly the same as creating posts in WordPress, using a WYSIWYG editor. You can find the plugin in the WordPress Plugin Directory here.

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October Design Pack: Going Pink for Breast Cancer

This October, breast cancer awareness month, is a bit more personal for me.  We have two very close family members in the throes of treatment. Watching these two women fight their separate battles has been inspiring and difficult all at the same time. Cancer is an ugly, cruel disease.

I’ve been doing a lot of reading, asking, and researching on the whole pink movement and breast cancer research. I understand why pink is the color of choice…its meant to raise awareness, create a sense of warmth and femininity and comfort. But let’s face it. There’s nothing ‘pink’ about the disease itself.

It baffles me that after raising so much awareness and throwing billions of dollars towards research, we are treating breast cancer the same way we did 40 years ago. It seems we are just now realizing that there is not just one type of breast cancer but several. We seem to focus on drugs that prolong life with cancer than on ways to understand and prevent the disease.

All that to say (stepping down off my soapbox…), this month’s design pack is special. Yes, it’s pink, in hopes that it encourages those in the midst of treatment, and the family and friends supporting them. I found a quote from artist and author, Mary Anne Radmacher and asked if I could feature it for this month’s design, and she generously said yes. It seemed so fitting…

Courage doesn’t always roar.
Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says,
‘I’ll try again tomorrow’.
Mary Anne Radmacher

All proceeds (after shopping cart, PayPal, tax fees) will be donated to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. Why this one? Well, read more from the website and see for yourself. I like her approach and focus on prevention and asking different questions than the ones we’ve been asking for so many years.

October Digital Design Pack: Going Pink for Breast Cancer

So here’s what the design pack includes…

  • Desktop Organizer in various sizes
  • iPad Wallpaper (fits iPad, iPad 2 and iPad Mini)
  • iPhone Wallpaper (fits iPhone 4 and 5)
  • Facebook Cover
  • Social Media Icon Set

Desktop Wallpaper Organizer

Breast Cancer iPhone Wallpaper

ipad wallpaper october-grouping

This month’s extra is a set of pink inspired social media icons! If you have a blog or website and want to ‘go pink’ for breast cancer this month, change out you icons with this full set. Don’t see an icon you need? Holler and I’ll be sure to add it.

breast cancer social media icons

You can purchase the pack here.

Enjoy, and I look forward to keeping you posted on the donations. Truth is, I don’t sell a zillion design packs, so the more word is spread the more I can donate. So show off your pink iPhone wallpapers, social media icons and Facebook headers!

WordPress Tip of the Week #5: Backup

Wordpress Tip of the Week: Backup

Backup your content with a good service like VaultPress or one offered through your host. The few dollars you spend per month will be well worth it in a worst case scenario.

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