How to have a secure login page for your WordPress website

How to have a secure login page for your WordPress website

What is the URL of your WordPress website?
If your login URL is {your-website-name} / admin or {your-website-name} / wp-admin your site can easily be targeted by hackers.
That’s because {your-website-name} / admin is the arbitrary URL that WordPress issues to all websites. So anyone can just type in /admin and get access to your log in page.
Which is fine if your username and password are secure.
But if your username is admin (the one WordPress automatically assigns to you) and your password is easy to guess – BOOM! Hackers playground.
But don’t fret – I’ve got you covered in this easy to understand video:

Some very easy things you can do right now to increase the security of your site:

1. Make sure you don’t have a user called “admin”.
If you do, delete it and attribute “admin”‘s content to a new user called your name or something even harder to hack. You can see your users in the right hand bar in the dashboard of your website (see image here).
Once you get in you can hover over any user and the option to Edit will appear. Go in and sort out a new user for yourself if you are currently admin.
2. Make sure your password is a bit tricky. 
Don’t make it your name or the website’s name. Google search for random password generator and sort that out if you can’t think of a nice tricky one. 

3. Get a plug in that will allow you to create a custom page OR if you are a Divi user create a 404 page tempalte

Does that sound tricky?

I hope not. There are lots of options for plug ins if you don’t use Divi and if you use Divi you can follow these instructions to allocate your admin page:

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How to Create Gorgeous Presentation Slides – my ninja hack

How to Create Gorgeous Presentation Slides – my ninja hack

Do you need some gorgeous presentation slides for: 
  • a webinar
  • a workshop
  • your online course
  • some other cool thing
  • ??

I love things to be beautiful – and I want them to be functional too. 

So Canva is cool for beauty, but then you have to be online to share them and sometimes the functionality is a bit skew-if. 

And PowerPoint (or Keynote if you’re a Mac user like me) is great for functionality but a bit average on the beauty (in my opinion).

And that’s why I’m sharing my method for gorgeous slides today. I hope it helps. 

The basic steps:

  1. Create your slides in Canva using one of their gorgeous teamplates. The templates are really great for prompting you on content ideas and flow too. 
  2. Export the slides as jpegs. It may come as a compressed (zip) file. That’s ok. 
  3. Open the zip file.
  4. Create the number of blank slides you need in PowerPoint (or Keynote)
  5. Drag your Canva images over into your slides. 
  6. Voila!

I hope this helps you today.

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Lumen5: turn your blog into a video with this free AI tool

Lumen5: turn your blog into a video with this free AI tool

Do you want to create videos for your online presence?
Are you a writer of blogs?
If you’d love a robot to do the work for you then you are probably going to love Lumen5.
If the words AI freak you out, or you don’t know what they are – let me explain a little.
AI is artificial intelligence. Which sounds like sci-fi. Which sounds like robots. But it’s actually just a nifty, time-saving video creation tool.
Don’t be frightened.
The future is here and it’s saving you time 🙂
Lumen5 is a free online tool that turns your blog into a video. It’s as simple as putting the URL of your blog into their webpage, reviewing the video it created and then downloading it. 

What I especially love about it:

You get to review the images and words the AI chooses and add more slides. 
It previews the words from. your blog in the sidebar for easy copy and paste to edit the words. 
It has a video library or you can import your own. 
You can do voice overs. 

I’m not an affiliate or anything – but this is nifty and I like it. I hope this helps you today. 

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Know Yourself – Grow Your Business with Melanie White

Know Yourself – Grow Your Business with Melanie White

Know thyself – isn’t that just something the dead guys say?

When Mel told me she wanted to chat about knowing yourself I got so excited – because it’s one of those seemingly throw-away statements that has really rung true for me in my business and life.

And I find it’s helping me with my kid’s weekend fights too.

Even though we are imperfect, we can really get a lot more out of life when we know ourselves.

But Mel didn’t actually take the conversation there.

She was talking about how knowing yourself can really help you to grow your business – and she should know.

She is a coach trainer at Wellness Coaching Australia and also runs successful businesses supporting coaches and clients to get more of what they want – including me.

I’ve been working with Mel for over 2 years and I love what coaching has helped me achieve – not just revenue – but on a personal level – with my family and with myself.

Mel explains what coaching is and shares her top 3 tips for growing your business by knowing your self. Check it out:

Listen to the podcast here:

Comment below and tell me if this helped.  Have a great day 🙂

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Do you need a hand to get strategic in your ads, website or social media posting? And what about emails? Are they even on the radar? 

It can be hard to concentrate with so many shiny objects fighting for your attention. But let’s face it – you know more about your own business than any one else! 

And I know a bunch about marketing. Want to chat? 

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Canva for Video

Canva for Video

Do you want to create videos for your online presence? 
Did you know that Canva.com has great video creation tools now? 
Here’s a video walkthrough of the new feature:

If you prefer to read about it – you can do that here:

Ok – here’s the low down. Canva is a free online tool that you may know I love and use for all kinds of marketing materials like social media posts, YouTube thumbnails and channel art, website banners, email tempaltes and more. 
Now they also have video editing. 

What I especially love about it:

Whether you are ready to show your face on video ir not, Canva has gorgeous options for you. 

You can use: 

  • Your own videos
  • Videos from Canva’s stock video library

You can get a free trial of Canva’s paid features by clicking this button: 

Comment below and tell me if this helped.  Have a great day 🙂

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Why I am leaving Kartra

Why I am leaving Kartra

I’m leaving Kartra. It’s not that I don’t love Kartra. I still love Kartra, but I had a look at my ROI and my business model and it wasn’t making sense any more. 

Get the whole story in this video:

What I’m going to do instead:

Instead I’ve been buying lifetime licenses for software over at AppSumo: 

I replaced my course delivery with Fresh LMS – if you want to see how it looks you can navigate to my courses in the tab at the top 🙂

I replaced my email robot with Active Campaign:

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