WP Blogger Assist Services

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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 hello@wpbloggerassist.com 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.

CCPA/GDPR

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:

  • You will need to sign up for your free (or paid) account with https://cookiepro.com, start the scan of your website to detect your site cookies
  • Scan your site with Cookiebot to generate the report and forward the email which shows if your site is compliant or not.
  • Run 3 scans of your site on https://webpagetest.org, one for a California location, one for a country in the EU and one other location like Washington or Seattle.
  • You will need to have the Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy for policy page(s) on your site. You can purchase a ready-made template for you, written by Lucrezia, a lawyer and blogger who specializes in EU law. see her templates here.
  • Run a backup of your website (can be from the day before), if you are hosting with Siteground and have the Grow Big or Go Geek you can create an instant backup with the cPanel, or you can install the UpdraftPlus plugin and run a backup
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    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.
     
    My Part:

  • I will setup the web forms in CookiePro and add the links to your existing Privacy Policy page and add the privacy policy and web form links to your footer menu (or main menu if preferred)
  • Setup the GeoTargeting actions in CookiePro for both GDPR and CCPA forms, set the visitors with an uknown location to default to the GDPR form. Disable the cookie banner and actions for visitors outside California and the EU.
  • Install the CCPA CookiePro WordPress plugin for the CCPA “Do not sell my information” button and homepage link
  • Add the script to your header file for CookiePro to automatically manage which banners to show and the cookies to block based on the visitor location.
  • Once everything is setup, run a scan with Cookiebot to confirm compliance, and 3 scans with webpagetest.org from the same 3 locations to verify the screenshot shows the correct Cookie banner on page load.
  • If something is not working as expected and additional troubleshooting is needing to find the conflict or issue that will be an additional cost, we can work out if the need arises.
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    Lucrezia specializes in international law, also offers these affordable courses on blogging legally:
    CCPA course here.
    GDPR course here.

    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
    • Note: you may need to purchase a certificate if your host doesn’t offer this for free

    • Setup a child theme/help with customizing your theme
    • Setup a dev or test site for testing changes
    • Note: This will depend if your hosting package allows multiple sites/sub domains, the host may charge extra for this.

    • 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

    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.
    • Switch full size hidden Pinterest images to a transparent small image that will use the Data-Pin-Media to load the full-size image.
    • Check plugins and suggest lightweight alternatives
    • Add and configure plugin to minify Html, javascript, and CSS
    • *Note plugins to minify take some extra work, to test which CSS/javascript needs to be excluded to make sure your site looks its best.

    • 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

      HTML/CSS/JS

    • 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:
    Join Remote Session Now via ZOOM

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    13 thoughts on “WP Blogger Assist Services

    • January 26, 2019 at 6:39 pm
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      Tara was a such as huge help to me! Being a new WordPress user, I did not understand much of the technical things about it. My images were not posting, and to me, it took a rocket scientist to figure it out. Well, Tara’s my rocket scientist! She corrected the problem quickly and professionally.

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      • January 27, 2019 at 5:20 pm
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        Thank you so much Jennifer, I’m always glad to help.

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    • February 3, 2019 at 8:54 pm
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      Tara helped me a few weeks ago with some simple to her but complicated to me details on my website. She was able to help me in a matter of minutes through a remote access. She was very helpful and knowledgeable and was also able to spot a couple of additional issues that she was able to quickly fix as well. I would highly recommend her services based on the help she provided to me.

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      • February 4, 2019 at 5:21 pm
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        Thank you so much Karen, was a pleasure to assist you.

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    • February 10, 2019 at 2:43 pm
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      Tara literally saved the day for me! She’s very knowledgeable and willing to help!! I’m a new WordPress user and I had a problem with all of the icons on my site not showing up. Silly me thought it would fix itself; long story short, I was wrong. Thankfully Tara used remote access to work her magic and now everything is back up and running the way it should be! I’m very grateful she was willing to take time out of her day to help me! I highly recommend her services to anyone who’s having difficulties with their website! Five Stars! Thank you again Tara!

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    • February 27, 2019 at 7:14 pm
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      Tara is EXTREMELY knowledgeable. I had some difficulty understanding all the terminology regarding chaching and the plugins associated with it, I was afraid to break my site. Tara offered some very helpful resources and by remote access was able to help with not only getting it going but installing an additional plugin and adding some magic (aka coding) through cpanel to speed up other issues she found with my blog. I didn’t even have to ask her. She is such a kind hearted person. Tara will now be my go-to for all technical stuff related to my blog. So glad I found her.

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      • February 28, 2019 at 5:25 pm
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        Thank you Marissa. I’ll be following your personal finance blog too!

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    • March 10, 2019 at 3:52 am
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      I cannot thank Tara enough for her services! She went above and beyond to help me when I was having problems with my WordPress site.
      Through remote access, she was able to alter my plugin settings to fix errors that were causing my theme to break.
      She was also very knowledgeable about which plugins to use, and which not to use, in order to reduce my site speed. With her help I was able to get my site speed to under 2s – thank you Tara!

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    • April 21, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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      Tara- Thank You so very much for your helpfulness with what to
      do in code in the backend of my site. I had read and read online
      but was still unsure about what I was doing – since a wrong piece
      of code can be a “Big deal!” You seamlessly went over three examples
      and fabulous – it was all completed easily.
      I am recommending you to my group and will be back if needed
      to pay for your worthwhile service!

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      • April 22, 2019 at 5:30 pm
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        Thank you so much Deborah, it was such a pleasure to help you. I love doing tutorials over remote session and helping other bloggers to learn.

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    • January 6, 2020 at 7:58 am
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      Dear Tara
      I wish to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your awesome expertise and help over the weekend with CCPA and the rest. I would not have been able to get all done in the record time it took you to do all the work. You’re an absolute gem.

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