- Aren’t able to upload images, PDFs, or files to your WordPress Website
- Are experiencing time-out issues
- Are receiving notifications about your Memory Limits being reached.
- If you’ve read help documents that say to adjust your php.ini files or .htaccess file to increase the file-upload-size or memory-limit.
We recently created a few new WordPress websites and saw over and over that either our theme files were too big to be uploaded or the media library would display a HTTP error when we tried to upload images. It turned out that these new WordPress installs had maximum file upload settings set to 2M compared to our preference of 256M.
So what do you do?
Oftentimes articles regarding not being able to load a file or image to WordPress just straight into logging into FTP and updating the php.ini file or .htaccess file. You may see something for example like:
Try increasing the following values in php.ini, for example:
memory_limit = 64M
upload_max_filesize = 256M
post_max_size = 256M
But often this doesn’t seem to do anything. Or you try adding the additional code to your .htaccess file and your site breaks. There is an easier way!
When you log into your hosting account on GoDaddy, proceed to the CPanel.
Then scroll down to the Software section and click Select PHP version.
This will open a new window displaying your current PHP version (heads up, if you are experiencing theme errors after a recent WordPress and Theme update, check out the PHP settings and upgrade to 7.1+. Often old PHP versions are not compatible).
On the right side of the screen, you will see a link that says “Switch to PHP Options”
From here you can adjust the:
Click Save and TADA!
No need to log in through FTP and figure out where the php.ini or .htaccess files are. If you still are unable to upload media to your media library, there may be an issue with file permissions. Or you may want to reinstall the WordPress and Theme files just to make sure they are loaded properly.
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As a business owner, it is important to figure out what steps go into each process, service or product you sell. When we start our business we are excited to serve our customers/clients. We sometimes max ourselves out and take on too much or can’t do everything. We forget to take vacations, spend time with family and friends, take care of US. We are working too hard and too much! Write down each step or task you do for each service or product, look at them and see which ones you can put on autopilot.
Things Each Entrepreneur should have on Autopilot:
- Social Media Posts
- Blog Posts
- Chatbox on Facebook Messenger
- Meeting Reminders
- Networking Connections
- Sales Pipeline/funnel
- Event Registration Process
Interested in learning more? Take a look at the following videos:
All aboard! It’s time to jump on the Instagram Stories Train. Did you know that Instagram Stories has over 800 million people that use this feature??? WOW! That is amazing. Below is a video that talks about the best ways to use Instagram Stories for your business.
Some tips to remember:
- Have a plan for your stories – what are your goals when creating your stories
- Use all the features that Instagram offers you, the stickers, colors, text, selfie sticker, location, as you use more of these options Instagram will push your story to more places
- Try out the different features of stories to mix it up with Type, Live, Normal Picture or Video, Boomerang, Superzoom, Rewind, Hands-Free, and Stop-Motion
- Build your brand through Instagram Stories
- Stories only last for 24hours – be sure to share to Facebook Stories and as IG posts
- Videos for Instagram Stories can be 15 seconds
Topics for Instagram Stories:
- Talk about products or services you offer
- Being an expert in your field
- Exclusive offers for your Instagram Followers
- Signing up for FREE offer or newsletter
- Behind the Scenes
- New Blogs
We would love to hear about your Instagram Stories Successes!
If you have set up an Instagram account and have not yet converted it over to a business account, don’t wait any longer! You are missing out on a TON of data! There are not a lot of differences between your personal Instagram and Business Instagram as far as looks go, BUT the key to the business Instagram is that you get to really know who your audience is. The insights of your business account will really let you know who is engaging with your brand. It will tell you age, gender, location and more!
By switching to a business account you will have the ability to:
* Run ads and promotions
* Link to your Facebook business page, Twitter, and Tumblr accounts
* View Insights
Infographics are a HUGE part of Pinterest and those who love Pinterest absolutely adore infographics. Infographics are an easy way to consume and learn new information. A good infographic can take you step by step through a message with lots of visual content and a minimal amount of text.
In this video tutorial, you will learn how to quickly and easily design infographics by using Canva.
Pinterest is growing so much and is really used for a search engine rather than a social media platform. People go to Pinterest to find ideas, products, inspiration and much more! So, why shouldn’t they be able to find your business as well? In this video below you will learn how to create a business account on Pinterest OR switch your personal profile to a business account.
Here are a few key points you want to remember while creating your account:
* Use keywords in your board titles and descriptions
* Use #Hashtags in your Pin descriptions
* Create boards your target audience would be looking for
* Verify your website
* Add the Pinterest icon to your toolbar
Setting your social media goals can be difficult. Often times we focus only on making money through social media, but this leaves so much less on the table. In fact, when we only consider making money through social media, we forget about all other aspects of a sales process, specifically lead nurturing and education.
This video covers some of the common social media goals that you can choose for your focus and how to turn them into SMART goals. I also go into which tracking tools you can use for measuring your results and, my most important piece of advice with social media… to have fun!