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    If you’re a WordPress blogger, like me, then you know that there are certain plugins you need in your life. For those of you who are not too savvy with plugins: they are little tools which, when installed in your blog, help you showcase things from your social networks to set up’s of custom contact forms and even back-up your files safely. Here are some WordPress plugins that I just can’t live without – and I’m sure they will be very helpful to you too:

    SOCIAL

    • Pinterest “Pin It” Button for Images: there are lots of these types of plugins; but after trying a few, this one is truly the best. It places a “Pin It” button over each of your blog images when your readers hover over them. From there, your readers can pin your images to their Pinterest boards in seconds.
    • Alpine PhotoTile for Pinterest: speaking of Pinterest, this plugin retrieves photos from a specific Pinterest board (of your choosing) and displays them in multiple gallery style options. It’s beautiful as well as engaging – since it links from your blog directly to your Pinterest board.
    • Pretty Pinterest Pins: place a widget on your sidebar with your most recent pins. Simple, classic, and linked – ready for repinning!
    • Instagram for WordPress: share your fun-filled-&-filtered Instagram images on your sidebar. It’s quick and easy with this plugin!
    • Shareaholic: at the bottom of every blog post, you can chose which social networks are available to share with. It’s a simple set up with a lot of power.

    FUNCTIONALITY

    • Contact Form 7: although it’s one of the older plugins, it still works like a charm. You need to pay attention to the coding a little in the setup, to be sure not to mess anything up; but, overall it’s simple and to the point. Pretty dummy proof actually!
    • Under Construction: working on your blog design but don’t want anyone to see the mess? Then this is the fix for you. This plugin has an easy on/off switch where you can block out your site with a custom under construction message while you’re getting things done. When you’re ready for you live site to show, just turn “off” the plugin and you’re back!
    • Login Logo: this plugin gives the back-end of your blog a custom look and feel. With a simple image drop, you replace the WordPress logo in the login screen and place your logo in. This works especially well when building client blogs, as you give them a final product with a fully customized login page.
    • All In One SEO Pack: with Google analytics and automatically generating META tags, this plugin is vital to getting your blog on the top rankings for search engines. It’s simple to use and has many features to explore within it.
    • WordPress Backup to Dropbox: this plugin may have saved my life already. In the case of WordPress blogs, everything is stored in your FTP space – but let’s say you get hacked or somehow you mess up the code in your theme. There’s nothing to fear if you have a backup set up. I searched for many backup options, but the Dropbox backup was the best choice. I do this for my personal site as well as my client’s sites; I simply set it to automatically back up once a week, and I don’t have to think about it anymore.

    New to WordPress?
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    If you’re a hard-working American, you more than likely have to create presentations to impress your boss with your sheer awesomeness. Well, maybe not your awesomeness – but your work productivity. It’s all relative, I swear.

    And when it comes time to present, the traditional PowerPoint Presentation just isn’t cutting it anymore. It’s outdated. It’s old news. There are multiple ways to present online and I found my favorite – Prezi. I blogged about Prezi about a year ago, when I first found the online program. Ever since, I’ve been impressing bosses all over the world! No joke – my job entails me to travel and present marketing solutions to the heads of companies throughout Latin America.

    Every time I present one of my Prezi’s, I get asked the same questions: “How do you do that? I want to learn, can you teach me?”

    So I thought about it, and I decided to be a good-tutor. I created a Prezi Tutorial, for dummies! (Well, it’s for beginners, but the dummies title is fun.)

    It’s simply a step-by-step guide.

    You’ll learn the basics from how to create a Prezi account and start your first Prezi to creating frames, paths, inserting images, and finally saving and exporting the file! It’s easy, I promise. Like everything in life, practice makes perfect. But overall, Prezi is very user-friendly. Try it out and you’ll see.

    Ready? Here it goes.
    Download the Prezi Tutorial. Check!
    Visit Prezi.com to start. Check!
    Impress your boss with Awesomeness. Double Check!

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    Almost 1,500 people can’t be wrong!
    Wordpress.org is where you should open, create,
    and customize your new and soon-to-be-amazing blog.

    It’s an open source blogging platform with extensive customization capabilities. You can install themes into the program and customize everything from layout, to fonts, to colors, and much more. It’s also notorious for its plugins and widgets servicing pretty much everything you need on your blog. From newsletter sign-ups to running SEO keywords for individual blog posts, WordPress plugins do it all. It also incorporates spam protection in your comments, has a mobile-app where you can quickly update and respond to comments from, and is always easy to upgrade. This blogging platform just gets better with every update. So don’t wait any longer, start blogging about whatever you want!

    Ready to learn more about blogging and WordPress.org? Join me for a one-on-one consulting session. We’ll go step-by-step and in-depth as to how to start your WordPress blog site – plus tricks to make the site more user friendly and attention grabbing. Not sure exactly what you need help with? Contact me and I’ll help point you to the right starting-location.


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