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If you are following along with my blog post tutorials and feel you would prefer help to make the changes, I offer the following services. I will walk you through how I am making the changes and explain why or why not to make the requested changes.
I have 15+ years experience in IT, in that time I have been building websites off and on, my first website was built on Ubuntu Linux from html code just to share photos and videos of our family with distant friends and family. I have been working in IT support for Windows 7, 8 and 10, Windows Server 2003 through 2019.
In the last few years I’ve been working with WordPress. I have come to love WordPress and I would love to help you with your WordPress websites.
We accept payments by Paypal, prices are in USD Funds.
Please discuss booking time with me prior to your purchase by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by Facebook messenger here: https://www.facebook.com/wpbloggerassist.
I am able to book based on availability Mon to Fri 6pm and 9pm Mountain Time, Saturday 10am to 4pm Mountain Time.
Please make sure to take a backup before we start. See How to take a backup with Updraft Plus if you need assistance with this, as the backup can take several hours to complete at times.
I have looked over several of the options for setting up your blog for CCPA and GDPR. Most of the plugins or websites for this purpose only offer partial solutions, and expect you to work with a developer (like me) to set it up based on your site. Or they charge a monthly subscription service.
That said, Lucrezia from Blogging for New Bloggers recommended Cookie Pro in her CCPA course. They offer a free account, which will scan your site to check for any cookies/scripts, they have webforms for both CCPA and GDPR and generic responses you can use if you do receive requests under either policy. CookiePro geotargets your visitors for you, and then you can configure the CCPA banner to display for California visitors and a GDPR banner to display to your visitors from the EU. For other visitors you can leave it with no banner or an “opt-out” banner that allows your cookies to run unless the visitor disables them.
If you need help setting up Cookiepro.com for your site I will need you to do the following:
If we are working together over a remote session I will not need any login information. However, if you want me to do the work for you, I will need an administrator account setup for me to login to your WordPress site, and I will need an FTP account or host login info your host for if something breaks during the work and I need to rescue your site.
She also has available: a free course on Blogging legally.
Site Security Audit
Run a scan of your site using Dareboost.com and see where you stand. They will have many suggestions to apply to your site for security, speed optimizations and more. If you need help implementing the changes they recommend this is the package for you.
I will go over the Dareboost report you provide to me, and work to resolve the security issues. Note, some security fixes may break other features of your site, so you will need to balance security with functionality of your site.
If you have access to the htaccess file on your host for your site, I will optimize this file for security and speed optimizations.
Install and configure WordFence Malware Scanner and Firewall and optimize the settings. This requires access to the cPanel on your host to add the PHP ini variable.
Wordfence will block brute force attempts to access your site, block known malware and rate limite users and bots that are accessing too many pages per minute, which is not normal behavior for a regular visitor.
During setting up the security of your site, I will need access to the host or the FTP of the host to rescue the site if settings conflict and cause a site error.
Remote Screenshare Support
Fixes or Issues:
- Remove Post Dates from your urls with one htaccess redirect
- Secure your website with SSL, change to https, and add the proper redirect
- Setup a child theme/help with customizing your theme
- Setup a dev or test site for testing changes
- Have you installed a plugin or made a change and cannot access your site now – I will help you get back in
- Wrong image appearing or none at all when sharing on Pinterest, Facebook, other social media
- Help with Hiding Images from being shared on Pinterest
- Help with adjusting the CSS Styling on your Blog Posts – center or move images, add a colored border around links
- Find and fix Analytics code installed twice
- Analytics not working
- much more
Note: you may need to purchase a certificate if your host doesn’t offer this for free
Note: This will depend if your hosting package allows multiple sites/sub domains, the host may charge extra for this.
Site Speed Audit
Do you find your website is taking a long time to load? We can look over the setup and installed plugins together and I will make recommendations of changes that can help to reduce page loading time. Will test speeds before and after on webpagetest.org, gtmetrix.com, https://dareboost.com and google page speed insights. note: Google page speed insights is just a simulation but still gives useful information.
- Start the bulk Optimize and Compress Images – you may need to purchase credits for ShortPixel for this part and the process will run overnight.
- Check plugins and suggest lightweight alternatives
- Add Caching plugin
Site speed is greatly affected by your host speed. If you choose to move to a faster host, most hosting services do offer to migrate your site over for you. This may be a free or paid service by the new host.
Setup your WordPress website
Are you thinking about starting a blog and need help getting setup?
I will help you get WordPress installed, install the initial plugins for security and site speed (Caching/minify/image optimization), set up social sharing, setup the post URLs, install the certificate for secure https (this may need to be purchased if not provided free by your host).
If you have your theme picked out, help you setup a child theme in case you want to add customizations later.
- Show you how to use the theme customizer to initially setup your theme.
- Show you where to add new blog posts
- Setup your pages (these are usually added to the menu)
- Setup your menu
- Help you get setup with Google Analytics
- Help you get setup with Google Search Console
Don’t forget to check out my Free Blogging Resources list, awesome Free courses from Top Bloggers to get you started on the right foot from the start.
Help setting up Mailerlite
Want help to setup your Email Subscriber automation? I’ll help you over a remote screen sharing session to setup mailerlite to start or continue to grow your subscriber list, configure different subscriber groups and automation for your optins.
One on one Tutorial/Lessons
- Gutenberg or the Classic Editor on adding html code to customize your posts. Example: add Pinterest code to images or set your affiliate link to nofollow, set links to open in a new window
Is there something you want to do on your blog, but not sure how? We can take a look together over a remote screen sharing session.
Once we are scheduled to remote connect, here is the link to join and I’ll provide you the meeting number:
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