Future Proof Your Sites Copyright Dates

Have you ever been to a website and noticed the copyright date in the footer was a year or two ago – or older?

plrvideodirect.com post on how to auto update copyright date in footerIf you did, my guess is that your first thought was how outdated is the info on this site.

Sure, the site owner likely just forgot to change the copyright date in the footer but the seed of doubt has been planted.

Let’s head back to Bing or Google and look for something more up to date.

Don’t be that site owner – update your copyright date automatically and never worry about it again.

I made a video showing how to future proof the copyright dates in your WordPress sites footer using a single line of code and the child theme we created in a recent video.

In case you want to learn more about the different styles or code snippets you can use on WordPress and non-WordPress sites, you can head over to this site:

http://updateyourfooter.com/

If you have comments or questions, please let me know by posting them in the comments section below.

Have an awesome and safe New Year.

  • Steve D.

How To Create A WordPress Child Theme

plrvideodirect wordpress child theme imageIn this post I will show you how to create a Child Theme for your WordPress site and cover why you need to have a Child Theme.

But first lets cover the ‘why’.

When you are building a website using WordPress, the theme is what makes your site look the way it does.

The size and color of the letters in this post, the background image (if there was one) and other elements that make this site look like it does is in most parts, due to the theme I use.

Sometimes I might want to change certain things of the theme that cannot be changed in the built-in them customizer. Things like making the border around the content area round instead of square or remove the title just on the home page. These can be done by customizing the code within the theme.

The problem with customizing the theme code is that every so often the theme creator discovers something about the theme that requires an update. Something like a part of the code that can be hacked and allow the bad people to break your site or worse. Or the theme creator simply wants to make the theme better and in either case they create an update and for your theme to maintain its functions and security, it needs to be Continue reading

PLR Video Content Re-purposing Tip and Demo

This demo video first shows you an example of a re-purposed video then shows you the tools, items and the process to get to that end result.

PLR Content plrvideodirect.comThere are several reasons why people purchase private label or white label videos.

Two reasons that come to mind are reselling and as a shortcut to product creation.

I’ll cover the ‘reselling’ reason in a future post but for now I want to talk about using PLR videos for product creation.

I want to preface this post by saying there is little if any instant steps involved in re-purposing content of any kind. It will take some effort whether the effort comes from you are you outsource it.

The thing is though, when you compare the effort involved in re-purposing versus creating from scratch, it is pretty darn close to effortless.

Okay, with that out of the way, this PLR video re-purposing tip will use the audio transcripts from the video, a newly recorded voiceover .wav or .mp3 file and some screen-grabs from sections of the original video.

This can be entirely done with free tools if you need to, but I’m using Camtasia Studio 8 to put everything together, Snagit for the screen-grabs, PowerPoint 2010 for the “PPT Slides” and Audacity for the newly recorded audio voiceover.

By the way, when I want to try and do things on the cheap, one site I refer to often is http://alternativeto.net/ When you get there, top right corner of the page is a search box where you enter the name of the program you would like an ‘Alternative’ to. Many of the results are open source or free options.

When I get the time, I’ll put together a demo using all free tools but for now this is it. That being said, all the premium tools I use in this demo have a free trial or evaluation version so no more excuses. Your Welcome :-)

So watch, learn & take action. Continue reading