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I've had this question a lot, so I thought I'd do a quick video, if you can't see the video (i.e., if you are reading this via an email update), go to www.websbyamy.com/blog.
I've been getting a number of questions about adding a Google +1 and/or Pinterest buttons to a WordPress site. And to tell you the truth, I've had to help several clients recover from plugins or script add on's that add these buttons as a standalone that end up conflicting with other plugins.
So, it got me to thinking how much I love and use SexyBookmarks on my Ustamp4fun blog and I actually use it myself to post my articles to Facebook and to Twitter. So in answer to people who are having trouble linking their articles from Facebook… this is also a solution for you.
The only drawback was that SexyBookmarks didn't have a Pinterest button… which got me to asking Uncle Google… and I found two things 1) WordPress.org Plugin Repository no longer carries SexyBookmarks by Shareaholic and 2) the latest version DOES have Pinterest, BUT can only be downloaded via www.shareaholic.com.
If you are reading this on my site, you can watch the video below on how to download and configure Shareaholic. I strongly suggest that you create an account from the beginning so that you can get more information about the information being shared.
By posting this video, I do not claim to be an expert and cannot help you with the plugin if it does not work for you… you will have to contact Shareaholic for that.
I have created a short (okay, 15 minutes… so not that short) step-by-step video on how to make your own watermark in Paint.net and then place it on a photo. If you are receiving this post via email feed, the video won't show up, you must go back to the article (click on article title).
I have created two previous videos on how to download free Paint.net and install it as well as how to edit a photograph and embed a watermark in it HERE. The latter video assumes you already have a watermark and this one shows you how to create and save as a transparent .png. Good luck!
I have embraced Paint.net as my new 'free photo editor' of choice over Gimp. The videos below are for the purpose of giving you a free alternative for editing your photos for the fastest viewing quality for the web as well as shows you how to watermark your work.
I have found Paint easier to install and use immediately. And recently I have found that there are plugins that will add functionality, such as one that allows editing of Photoshop .psd files and another one that allows Paint.net to use Photoshop brushes.
DOWNLOADING & INSTALLING PAINT.NET – you would think that this wouldn't be difficult, but I have found that the page that you usually are directed to when typing in www.getpaint.net, is full of other software that you can be easily tricked into downloading accidentally. UPDATE: CLICK HERE to download the .exe file, once you download it, you probably can update it. If you want to download the latest version, this video will navigate you through downloading the zip file, unzipping and installing.
EDITING & WATERMARKING A PHOTO from your camera for viewing on the web. This video does import and place a watermark that is a pre-existing .png file. If you wish to see how to create your own watermark, CLICK HERE for a video tutorial.
To make it easier for completely 'Do It Yourself' persons to have a privately hosted WordPress blog and customize the theme themselves, I've made a series of videos.
I show how to use WordPress' default 2010 theme and I have created a 'child' theme (explained in the third video) that you can download HERE. As I get questions or additions/changes are requested, I will update the child theme at that URL.
Want a new look? Anyone can do this with my video instruction. I have 'slanted' the directions to Stampin' Up! professionals as they are the bulk of my privately hosted sites. So, what do you think?
VIDEO ONE – Cropping and sizing your MDS banner:
VIDEO TWO – Customizing & Tweaking 2010
VIDEO THREE – Uploading & Customizing 2010 Child Theme
Coming soon… 'must have' plugins for the 'Do It Yourself' people.
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For those of you who have tried (unsuccessfully) to change the link to where you want the widget to go to, I have created a video that may help you.
In the video, I show you how to correctly find and copy the link to replace in the code I have given you. In this case, it is your DBWS 'Promotions' page.
Many times, the current special is also in your branded 'store' (i.e., the store that can usually only be gotten to via your >DBWS Home >Shop Now). If you want to link directly to your branded store, use the code below but change the XXX with your Demo ID:
YOUR SHOPPING CART CODE:
Remember, the code above is for your DWBS store directly (after you put your Demo ID in it!).