Life Skills FAQ

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1. What are the requirements?

Answer:  You can do this course and participate with a cell phone or computer.  If you can listen well, that’s really all that’s needed.

2. Do I have to be a genius in keyword research to do this?

Answer: No, this course welcomes WordPress beginners or intermediates.

3. Do I need hosting?

Answer:  Yes, you ultimately need hosting – if you want to get serious about your online business.

4. I am locked out of wp-admin, and my website shows a blank white screen

Answer: This most likely happens when you paste a code from a website with wrong formats. Sometimes the formatting error is done on the website where the code is available – however most of the time, this error happens because you pasted the code on the wrong location. Unfortunately, you will not be able to make the edits using your wp-admin section. You will have to use FTP to log in to your web host, and modify your theme’s file.

Consider following this Beginner’s Guide to Pasting Code from the Web into WordPress.

5. I don’t see the Plugins Menu in my Admin Panel

Answer: There are a few reasons why this would happen. If your blog is hosted on the Free platform, you do not have the ability to add plugins. If you do not have administrator level account on your WordPress installation, then you will not see the Plugins tab.  To READ More on this topic, visit this official page .

6. I upgraded WordPress and now I don’t see “Custom Fields” area, authors area and more..

Answer: In the newer versions of WordPress, the core User-Interface (UI) team has decided to make the admin interface much cleaner. Therefore, those options are checked off by default. If you look in the top right hand corner of your screen, there is a Screen Options tab. Click on that, and check the fields that you would like to see.

Relevant Article: How to Customize WordPress Admin Area for Beginners

7. My site loads slow – How can I speed it up?

Answer: There are several things you can do to speed up your website. First thing you need to do is consider adding a caching plugin to WordPress. We use and recommend W3 Total Cache – you may find it HERE .

8. How can I embed videos in WordPress posts?

Answer: All you have to do is simply paste the video URL in a line by itself. Check out this article on how to easily embed videos in WordPress.

9. How can I install Google Analytics in WordPress?

Answer: Here is an extensive article on How to Install and Setup Google Analytics in WordPress   🙂

10.  How to Create a Contact Form in WordPress?

Answer: There is a free plugin called “Contact Form 7” which is great for most basic contact forms. You can find it at .

11. How to create a slider in WordPress?

Answer: There are tons of free and paid plugins available for sliders in WordPress. We use and recommend SlideDeck because it is very easy to use, from the WordPress backend.

Please note that SlideDeck 2  is now available.

12. How Can I add an image gallery?                                                                               Movie Tutorial

Answer: Google has Picasa which is one option. There are others. I recommend you watch this video and also see the tips here

13. How do I monetize my blog?
Answer: This is such a broad question that there is no exact answer. Answer will vary from niche to niche and require testing.  Here is a presentation on the subject “How to Monetize Your WordPress Blog”



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