Category Archives: WordPress

Quick WordPress Tip

Don't lose visitors to sites you're linking to!

You could check all your external site links to ensure they will open in a new tab/window…

~OR~

You can load this plugin and select the setting to have all external links open in a new tab/window — and it's set for good.

Easy peasy.

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Jean

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External Links
The external links plugin for WordPress lets you process outgoing links differently from internal links.

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Easy PayPal Button

Say you don’t have time or money to create a website with a shopping cart, but you still want your customers to be able to quickly, and securely pay you online. If you have a PayPal account, you can create a button for your site that will allow your customers to click and enter the payment amount, then submit to you for payment.

Here’s an example of one. Give it a click!

To create your own code, log into your PayPal account and go to this page: Create a “Buy Now” Button

Select the link that says “Create your button now”, and then copy and paste the form code into your site page(s) where you want it to appear.

You’re done!

How to install a plugin

Note: I created this post for a former sub-site I created and used to manage but managing multiple sites took too much energy so I’ve been adding relevant information onto this site as I see the need to share it.

In this lesson, I install a Plugin called “FormBuilder”. This plugin enables you to easily add custom forms to your website to allow visitors to contact you. Consider pausing the video between steps and installing the plugin on your own site.

(I apologize for the low audio. This is why I usually hire my husband! He’s so good at recording audio and video & why I feel blessed to be able to work with him.)

The movie below may take a moment to load. It’s rather large. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Jean.

Advanced WordPress Tip

How to create a nice looking table within WordPress… using a shortcode and CSV (comma separated values).

A client of mine needed nice looking tables on their site – and they will need to be able to update it without going cross-eyed by sorting through the code. Here's what I came up with.

Can it get any easier to add a table to your site? (Actually… Yes. But hey, this is pretty easy once you get the supporting php in place.) If you want this on your site and need any help, feel free to ask.

Good luck!

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WordPress Table Shortcode Builder

If you’re like me, you’ve probably needed to create nice looking tables for your WordPress hosted site but haven’t found a good shortcode for it. Well, today’s your lucky day (and mine)!

That’s because I found this post by Kevin Chard. However, I encountered results that weren’t quite favorable:

Variables not parsed - table contents

As you can see, it wasn’t parsing the variables at all. So, I made a few minor adjustments to his code.
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