How to Add Social Media Icons to WordPress Menus


Do you want to add social media icons in your WordPress menus? While WordPress does not come with a built-in social media profile section, you can easily use your WordPress menus to add and display social icons on any widget-ready area in WordPress. In this video, we’ll show you how to add social media icons to WordPress menus.

For this tutorial we will be using the Menu Image plugin found here:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/menu-image/

With that plugin installed and activated, you can now go under Appearance, Menus to create your social media menu. We’ll be creating a new menu by clicking the create a new menu link and naming it Social media.

We’ll add a few custom links to our different social media profiles using the Custom Links section. With the plugin being active, you should now see a Menu image button that you can click to upload an image of your choice if you don’t have an icon you want to use we have a list of free icon sets you can use here:

https://www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/16-best-free-social-media-icon-sets-for-wordpress/

Now that you have an uploaded image you can select the image size, the plugin generates image sizes for you to select from. You can decide if you want the title visible with your icon or if you want to completely hide the text and only have the icon visible. Now when you visit your site, you can see the icons in your menu area instead of text.

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How to Add a Countdown Timer Widget in WordPress (3 Methods)


Are you wanting to add a milestone countdown in WordPress? Countdown times help bring attention to important achievements, anniversaries, upcoming events, and more. In this video, we’ll show you a few easy ways to add a countdown timer in WordPress.

For the first method in this guide, we will be using the Countdown Timer Ultimate plugin found here:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/countdown-timer-ultimate/

Once installed and activated you can go to Countdown Timer, Add Timer to set up your timer’s options. Set a name, when the timer should expire, and customize the display to how you want the timer styled. Save your changes and you should now be able to get a shortcode from your Countdown timer area that you can place in a shortcode block or a widget depending on your preference.

For the second option, we are using OptinMonster to create the timer, you can find OptinMonster here:

https://optinmonster.com/

For those using OptinMonster, we will create a new optin, for this example, we are using the popup style and limiting to a Time Sensitive design. Assign the optin to the site you’re wanting and customize the optin, the style chosen should have automatically added a timer for you. Don’t forget to install and activate the OptinMonster plugin to have it display on your WordPress site.

For the last method, we will be using SeedProd found here:

https://www.seedprod.com/

The site will give you a zip file to install under Plugins, Add New, and click Upload at the top of the page. Activate the plugin and add your license key for the plugin to begin working with it under Settings, Coming Soon Pro. You will be given the option to customize the page as well as decide if you want it to be visible or not.

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How to Create Beautiful Coming Soon Pages in WordPress


Are you wanting to create a beautiful coming soon page for your WordPress site? This allows you to build anticipation, create hype, and spread the word even before the launch of your main website. In this video, we’ll show you how to easily create a beautiful coming soon page in WordPress.

For this article we will be using SeedProd:

https://www.seedprod.com/

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With the plugin installed and connected you will want to enable it under Settings, Coming Soon Pro. By default, it will attempt to redirect you to a login page until you set up the specific coming soon page you want to display.

You’ll be able to use the visual interface to design your font, set the required fields, and enable social media buttons for users to share your page with their friends. With the plugin active and your page set, any visitor trying to visit your site when not logged in will see your coming soon page.

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How to Use Scroll Tracking in WordPress with Google Analytics


Do you want to track your user’s scrolling on your site? This data can help you see if your visitors are actually reading through your long posts and when they lose interest in the content. In this video, we will show you how to easily track user scrolling in WordPress using Google Analytics.

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For this video, we will be using MonsterInsights Plus to set up this level of scroll tracking. We will need to copy our license key from MonsterInsights to get the plugin working so don’t forget to copy that.

In your plugins area, you will want to use the Add New button to upload the file given by MonsterInsights to have the correct plugin. It will go through an installation wizard where you can paste your license key and set up settings based on the type of site you have.

We will connect the plugin to your Google Analytics to make your traffic that much more powerful. The recommended settings will be shown and you can change any that you like.

With it installed, go under the Settings, Engagement to ensure scroll tracking is enabled. This will start pulling in the scroll depth information that you can normally only see in your Google Analytics.

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How to Create an eCommerce WordPress Website 2019 Make an Online Store (for Beginners)


Are you looking to create your online store with WordPress? In this video, you’ll learn how to set up an eCommerce shop on your WordPress website.

We’ll walk you through it step by step so you can get up and running quickly.

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Sections:
0:00:00 Introduction
0:00:58 What is Hosting
0:01:54 Get Domain Name, Hosting, and WordPress Installed
0:04:21 Clean up dashboard
0:05:33 Install SSL Certificate
0:08:26 Install Astra
0:09:23 Install Astra Starter Sites
0:13:46 Customize Theme
0:22:07 Edit with Beaver Builder
0:24:09 Edit Menu
0:30:42 Add Form to Contact Page
0:35:09 Set up Blog page
0:36:31 Set Permalinks (URL structure)
0:37:33 Create a Logo Using Canva
0:43:25 Set Up WooCommerce
0:47:13 Create a Product
0:50:03 Add Store to menu
0:52:50 Thank You!

To begin this guide we will be setting up the site using BlueHost who we have negotiated a coupon that you can use by clicking the link below:

https://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/bluehost/

Once you’ve installed the site on BlueHost if it wasn’t set up with the SSL certificate you can update the URL using the Really Simple SSL plugin from the WordPress.org repository here:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/really-simple-ssl/

The plugin will work with your SSL certificate to ensure anyone visiting the site will have the padlock icon next to your URL which confirms the site is secure and using https.

For setting up this site we will be using the Astra theme found here:

https://wordpress.org/themes/astra/

As well as the Beaver Builder page builder to help customize it. If you use a different theme then you may have different customization options available to you. Design the site how you would like it to display for your visitors, with the Astra theme and Beaver Builder you can create almost any design you’re looking to add to your site.

For this tutorial, we will use WooCommerce to set up the store. WooCommerce in maintained by WordPress.com who is in charge of Jetpack and you can download the plugin directly here:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce/

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How to Create an Online Course with WordPress (Step by Step)


Are you finally ready to create your membership site? In this video, you’ll learn how to set up a membership site so you can create a profitable members only area.

We’ll walk you through it step by step so you can get up and running quickly.

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Sections:

0:00:00 Introduction
0:00:57 What is Hosting
0:01:53 Get Domain Name, Hosting, and WordPress Installed
0:04:20 Clean up dashboard
0:05:32 Install SSL Certificate
0:08:25 Install Astra
0:09:22 Install Astra Starter Sites
0:13:45 Customize Theme
0:22:06 Edit with Beaver Builder
0:24:08 Edit Menu
0:30:41 Add Form to Contact Page
0:35:08 Set up Blog page
0:36:30 Set Permalinks (URL structure)
0:37:32 Create a Logo Using Canva
0:43:25 Set Up LearnDash
0:50:54 Create Custom Login Screen
0:54:20 Add Courses to Menu
0:56:00 Thank You!

To begin this guide we will be setting up the site using BlueHost who we have negotiated a coupon that you can use by clicking the link below:

https://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/bluehost/

Once you’ve installed the site on BlueHost if it wasn’t set up with the SSL certificate you can update the URL using the Really Simple SSL plugin from the WordPress.org repository here:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/really-simple-ssl/

The plugin will work with your SSL certificate to ensure anyone visiting the site will have the padlock icon next to your URL which confirms the site is secure and using https.

For setting up this site we will be using the Astra theme found here:

https://wordpress.org/themes/astra/

As well as the Beaver Builder page builder to help customize it. If you use a different theme then you may have different customization options available to you. Design the site how you would like it to display for your visitors, with the Astra theme and Beaver Builder you can create almost any design you’re looking to add to your site.

To set up the online course, we recommend using LearnDash to set up the course as you’d expect from other e-learning websites. The plugin gives you an easy method to accept/return payments, group lessons, and limit access to the courses. We have a link where you can get a discount for the plugin below:

https://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/learndash/

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How to Create an Affiliate Marketing Website in WordPress


In this second video in our make money online playlist, you’ll learn how to add affiliate marketing to your site so you can start earning money with your blog. Including how to set up Amazon Associates and how to properly add their links to your site.

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0:00:00 Introduction
0:00:53 What is Hosting
0:01:38 Get Domain Name, Hosting, and WordPress Installed
0:04:10 Clean up dashboard
0:05:17 Install SSL Certificate
0:07:50 Install Astra
0:09:08 Install Astra Starter Sites
0:13:06 Customize Theme
0:22:19 Keyword Research for Affiliate Marketing
0:24:55 How to Find Affiliate Programs for Your Niche
0:27:07 Set up Amazon Associates account
0:30:35 How to add Amazon affiliate link to blog
0:34:17 How to check Amazon earnings report
0:35:07 Plugin for affiliate marketing
0:36:48 How to install MonsterInsights for affiliate marketing
0:41:18 Thank You!

To begin this guide we will be setting up the site using BlueHost who we have negotiated a coupon that you can use by clicking the link below:

https://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/bluehost/

Once you’ve installed the site on BlueHost if it wasn’t set up with the SSL certificate you can update the URL using the Really Simple SSL plugin from the WordPress.org repository here:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/really-simple-ssl/

The plugin will work with your SSL certificate to ensure anyone visiting the site will have the padlock icon next to your URL which confirms the site is secure and using https.

For setting up this site we will be using the Astra theme found here:

https://wordpress.org/themes/astra/

As well as the Beaver Builder page builder to help customize it. If you use a different theme then you may have different customization options available to you. Design the site how you would like it to display for your visitors, with the Astra theme and Beaver Builder you can create almost any design you’re looking to add to your site.

Once your design is how you want it you’ll want to look into adding the right keywords to have your posts rank on Google’s search. If you’re new to keyword research, we have a video guiding you on the steps to do keyword research here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhk76ZvccK8

The keywords will also give you ideas for what content to write about for your site to keep giving value to your site’s visitors. To begin getting revenue from your content you will want to sign up for affiliate programs. Some places to start looking for these programs are searching for the brands you use and add an affiliate program to your search. There are also sites such as ShareASale, cj.com, and Click Bank.

For this tutorial we’ll be using the Amazon Associates affiliate program here:

https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/

Once you sign up to be a part of the affiliate program we recommend activating your Associates SiteStripe to give you an easy ability to get the approved images and links to use for Amazon.

Reminder: Do not cloak Amazon Affiliate links due to their current limitations for affiliates.

To make displaying Amazon content easier, we would recommend taking a look at the AAWP plugin that uses Amazon’s own API to pull in product information without having any trouble with the affiliate agreement.

https://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/aawp/

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How to Add a FTP like File Manager in Your WordPress Site


Do you want to add an FTP like file manager in your WordPress admin area? A file manager can help you edit the specific files with WordPress configuration, themes, plugins, and other files from your WordPress dashboard. In this video, we’ll show you how to easily add an FTP like file manager in WordPress.

For this tutorial we will be using the plugin “File Manager” found here:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-file-manager/

With the plugin installed and activated you will see in your admin menu a section titled “WP File Manager” that you want to go to. When the page loads it will show you the file manager app with the files and folders for your WordPress site.

The toolbar matches a normal FTP client with the ability to preview, edit, upload, download, and delete files or folders on your site. Most of your files that you want to edit are in your wp-content folder for your plugin files, your uploaded media files and your theme files in their respective folders.

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https://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-add-a-ftp-like-file-manager-in-wordpress-with-wp-file-manager

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