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Denver Blogging with WordPress One Day Crash Course

Hello Denver , Colorado Entrepreneurs and Bloggers.

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Come attend my Blogging for Profit Crash Course for Beginners

In a few hours, you will be able to create a simple blog site using WordPress. You can create a site showcasing your talents and business services using a free service ( WordPress.com ) or buying a domain on a self-hosted site.

Dates of  my Full-Day WordPress blogging Crash Course : Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, 2018

Workshop Fee: $ 300 per person ( payable via Paypal ). Maximum participants : 6 people. Discounted rate for groups of 4 or more people. You can also take the WordPress Bootcamp in two separate sessions.

What you need to bring : MAC or Windows Laptop, Notebook and pens, An open mind.

Workshop Location : downtown location TBA

Topics covered in the Blogging Workshop :  follow link here

  •  Organizing content of your website . Determine the purpose of your site.
  •  Selecting the right domain name for your blog or business
  •  Selecting the correct hosting account to park your website.
  •  How does WordPress work ? Content creation basics.
  •  Selecting templates to match personality of your blog or website.

TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS , GO HERE.

 

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Hosting Recommendations for 2018

After much research and having used several hosting companies the last 8 years, I have narrowed down my choices on the best shared hosting company for people who want to create their own blogs using the WordPress CMS.

Godaddy

Godaddy based out of Scottsdale, Arizona is both a domain registrar and a hosting company. I have bought many domains from Godaddy the last 10 years and bought their shared hosting for different clients. They are very dependable for customer service and support is a phone call away.

Siteground

Siteground is a hosting company based out of Bulgaria. I have met their reps at many WordCamp events. They response very quickly via chat, a phone call, or through a ticket. I have many clients that are very satisfied with their service. The have affordable shared hosting and also VPS hosting. For blogs, I would recommend buying the Grow Big Plan. Just click on the get started account

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Orange County WordCamp 2018 Photo Gallery

I finally made it to my first Orange County Wordcamp. Great group of organizers led by Steve Zehngut, David Margowsky, Jen Miller, Bridget, Cemal, Jason, Sarah, Robert, Priscilla, Jeff, Brandon, Verious Smith, David Mosso. & Leo Postovoit. Best WordCamp I have attended ever. The conference location is University of California, Irvine, UCI Innovation Building. This space was created for entrepreneurs and inventors. Check out the photo gallery below.

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What is GDPR

What is GDPR

How will GDPR affect your site ?

 

I’m sure that you are already aware that on 25th May 2018 the current Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC is being replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This means the way we collect and process data is changing. Essentially your website needs to make it clear what data you are collecting a how it will be used. Here are some steps.Thanks to Splash News.

Below is a 5 step guide to help you be GDPR compliant.

1. No more pre-ticked boxes
For you to be able to collect and process users information, each user must given clear consent for you to process their personal data. This should be done as a OPT-IN method, for instance – users must be able to tick a box allow you to send them marketing material rather than that box being pre-ticked and the user is required to untick the box thereby making it an OPT-OUT option.

2. Separate consent
Wherever possible, users should be able choose which type of marketing they would like to receive.

3. Easy OPT-OUT
If you’re providing an easy Opt-In process, you must provide an equally easy Opt-Out option. Users must be able to withdraw their consent. This could be allowing users to unsubscribe from your Newsletter.

4. Watch those cookies
Cookies that identify an individualvia their device, it is considered personal data and must be treat as such. Implied is not consent – If your website uses cookies, you must obtain users permission.

5. Website Privacy
You will need to update your website’s Privacy Policy to include the new items under GDPR. You will need to make it clear how you will be collecting individuals’ data and what you will be doing with the data once you have received it.

In Summary

Replace your pre-ticked tick boxes with empty onces – remember clear consent is required. Give users more choice – Allow them to choose which type of marketing they would like to receive from you. Right to withdraw – Allow users to Opt-Out as easy as they can Opt-In. Declare your cookies – If your website uses cookies, you must give users the option to Opt-Out of using them. Website Privacy – Update your website privacy policy to come inline with the new GDPR.

GDPR is a complex regulation and extends far beyond your website.
If you are in any doubt about your obligations to GDPR – we would suggest you contact a legal office.

 

After four years of preparation and debate the GDPR was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016. Enforcement date: 25 May 2018 – at which time those organizations in non-compliance may face heavy fines.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. The key articles of the GDPR, as well as information on its business impact, can be found throughout this site.

he European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a set of rules about how companies should process the personal data of data subjects. GDPR lays out responsibilities for organisations to ensure the privacy and protection of personal data, provides data subjects with certain rights, and assigns powers to regulators to ask for demonstrations of accountability or even impose fines in cases where an organisation is not complying with GDPR requirements. Understanding GDPR requirements can sometimes be a daunting task. So, let us understand the key GDPR requirements.

View the 10 requirements here to be GDPR compliant.

1) Lawful, fair and transparent processing
2) Limitation of purpose, data and storage
3) Data subject rights
4) Consent
5) Personal data breaches
6) Privacy by Design
7) Data Protection Impact Assessment
8) Data transfers
9) Data Protection Officer
10) Awareness and training

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WordPress Maintenance Contracts for E-commerce Sites.

WordPress is just like any software used on desktops, tablets, or phones. It needs to be regularly updated for functional and security updates. If users fail to do so, they open themselves up to broken functionality, malware, and Google warnings of security issues.

WordPress maintenance contracts are great for providing peace of mind and security for your website while also protecting your online marketing efforts.

Monthy WordPress Maintenance Contracts

What is covered in Basic Care Plans :

$ 150.00 per month

WordPress Core Updates
Plugin Updates
Theme Updates
Weekly backups
Security Monitoring
Basic SEO
Monthly Basic Google Analytics Report ( $50 value )

Woo Commerce Updates
Upload and/or update up to 10 products a month

 

Facts about monthly WordPress maintenance contracts :

I have been offering these monthly contracts to my Ecommerce clients who are using Woo Commerce Plugin for their WordPress Sites. All contracts are paid quarterly to my web development company, Coolwebdesigns2go.com. If you have any questions about maintenance contracts, please send me an email on this link

 

 

What is covered in Premium Care Plans :

$ 250.00 per month

WordPress Core Updates
Plugin Updates
Theme Updates
Weekly backups
Security Monitoring
Basic SEO
Monthly Basic Google Analytics Report ( $50 value )

Woo Commerce Updates
Upload and/or update up to 10 products a month

3 hour Ecommerce Webinars via Netmeeting/Google Docs/Skype Chat
Or meet in person every month for Woo commerce training

Free Landing Page ( Sales Funnel ) to promote a new product or existing product
Free Instagram setup with 12 posts and instructions on how to use it.

 

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