About AdeRobinson
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I'm Ade.

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How to easily add text links to open in new window?

How to easily add text links to open in new window?

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Everything Wordpress

This is more of an efficiency question. When I highly a text and paste a link into it, it automatically becomes a link (duh), but not a "new window" link. To do that, I need to

That's the way you have to do it.

There are plugins for Wordpress that you can install, but it's an "all or nothing" kind of thing, so if you install the plugins, then it'll make all of your links open in new browser windows.

I use cmd+k or ctrl+k to auto add links (must highlight first). You'll still have to click the gear to add "open in new page".

You probably shouldn't be adding that many external links in a page anyway! (Or it shouldn't be every single page on your site that has so many external links). Those are all holes in your bucket, leaking water (traffic).

Maybe explore the options shown in this training though: There may be a "auto open in new page" setting you can change.

I'm talking about affiliate links for list style review posts. It can really add up. I've thought of adding a "nofollow" but that's going to take maybe weeks and I haven't found significant reason (yet) to undertake that task.
I'll try to ctrl + k shortcut to see if it helps.
Thanks

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How do I delete old unused images?

How do I delete old unused images?

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Everything Wordpress

I probably have a ton of unused images in my media library, how do I bulk delete the ones I don't use and don't need anymore?

Thanks

Windflower got you covered!
Thanks for asking - I need to do some cleaning up too!

The Image Cleanup plugin might be what you're looking for.

Go to your dashboard and select media. Click on Bulk Select. Select the items you want to get rid of, then click delete. Then click OK. Poof! done. :)

Is it ethical to use another yt reviewer's video?

Is it ethical to use another yt reviewer's video?

asked in
Video Marketing

Specifically, I am reviewing a product in one of my blog posts. I don't have the resources at the moment to create a video review (or even purchase the product for review). How

In the training's here by Jay (some of the Live Video Classes) he mentions that as long as you're able to embed a YouTube video you should be fine.

I have had a few videos get removed from blog posts before since they removed permission. Once I found out, I just searched for another helpful video on YT and embedded that one instead.

This is the way I look at it: By embedding someone else's video, they're going to get more views and plays. YouTube's payment structure takes views into account so either way their channel/video gets more exposure.

Even though they might be promoting their own affiliate links, they do have the option to disallow people from embedding their content.

On our end, we take the chance that someone who visits our blog might exit through an embedded YT video and get lost in the maze there - or use the YouTubers affiliate links instead.

Since we don't all have the resources, etc. to create our own videos for each post/review I think it's a win-win for both parties.

That's just my opinion, if someone asked me to remove their video that's their right and I would do so promptly. Until they ask or remove it themselves - it's fair game.

"On our end, we take the chance that someone who visits our blog might exit through an embedded YT video and get lost in the maze there - or use the YouTubers affiliate links instead. "

I guess this is what my concern was with the most. But like you said, until we have the resources it's kind of like a backrub that goes both ways. In some way you always pay a price.

Thanks.

when I, you, or anyone else publishes a youtube video there is the option to allow it to be shared — or not. If the video has the option to share it is there for you to put on your website, and there is certainly no reason to credit the video to anyone.

The fact of the matter is that the more shares a youtube video gets the better it is likely to rank in youtube, and as it ranks from shares and views there are several positives that comes to the original creator. That's why the choice was made to allow shares.

So, not only is it ethical, it's good for everybody concerned. However, sharing videos that aren't up to be shared can get you in dire straights, and I doubt that even that is unethical.

If they have the share option, you should be ok as long as you credit them as well.

I'm not an expert on this subject but I 've seen people use YouTube videos on post before.

Let me know what you end up doing. I'm very interested in this subject.

Steve

I decided on going with how I "feel" on the matter. I am aware that a YTer who has a video that can be "shared" and thus embedded is actually allowing you to do so for your blog. But the video is also created for the intent of generating affiliate income for the YTer and for their own brand and business. The way I think about it is this: I am not engage in any "business" with the YTer, there is no real agreement for me providing them with a "brand boost" in exchange for use of their content on my site. Because of the sort of site that I run, I prefer that there be an agreement of sorts established for mutual benefit, and preserve the "purity" of the review content for my users. What a lot of review sites have, that I notice, are either videos they created themselves, or videos from manufacturers of the products they are using, but not normally another third party review site. This is my understanding at the moment. And how I feel, as I said, is to either use the official YT videos of the manufacturer, if present, or pass on it if all I can find are other YT reviewers.
Another potential option is to use a "user review" "unboxing" sort of video that has no intent for business.

Are you embedding their video into your page?

From the Youtube share button, yes.

I think it should be fine, as long as you don't claim the video as your own. If you are not sure you can always ask the owner for permission

From the Youtube User agreement
D. You agree not to use the Service for any of the following commercial uses unless you obtain YouTube's prior written approval:

the sale of access to the Service;

the sale of advertising, sponsorships, or promotions placed on or within the Service or Content; or

the sale of advertising, sponsorships, or promotions on any page of an ad-enabled blog or website containing Content delivered via the Service, unless other material not obtained from YouTube appears on the same page and is of sufficient value to be the basis for such sales.

E. Prohibited commercial uses do not include:

showing YouTube videos through the Embeddable Player on an ad-enabled blog or website, subject to the advertising restrictions set forth above in Section 4.D;


As far as I can tell, as long as you are not using the video to sell advertising, sponsorships or promotions you are allowed to have it on your website using the embedded player that youtube provides.

Thanks for your response! Please see my response to StevenRinker's comment, let me know what you think. Thanks.

I don't think you are obliged to have an agreement. When a user also uploads a video the are agreeing to the term of service, which enables you to embed a video on your site. But if you think it is best for your site, it is always better to ask permission from the content owner

How to use other people's youtube video clips on my videos and avoid copyright?
How much of someone's youtube video can I use in my youtube video?
Please see this article found in Quora.com which may answer your question!

https://www.quora.com/How-much-of-someones-youtube-video-can-I-use-in-my-youtube-video

Tony

I think the best way is to take care of copyright and if necessary contact the author and just ask to receive to right to use that video for more purposes.
Otherways, it is important to go through the copyright policy!

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How do you secure your business?

How do you secure your business?

asked in
Getting Started

I know WA has pretty good security when it comes to your WP site, so I'm more focused on various other aspects of the business, from email accounts, to social media, to PayPal,

You mentioned a password management system. I just checked, and I have over 106 different accounts or websites that require passwords, including personal, banking, business, home management, etc.

There is no way that I can remember that many unique passwords, since you don't want to use the same one for all your accounts.

Two highly rated FREE managers are Dashlane and Last Pass. There are many others, as well.

I chose LastPass for my solution. I am able to have 106 UNIQUE passwords, and I can change them as often as I need to. The system generates the passwords, and I can control the length of each one. I can also do a GLOBAL change where every one gets changed with the touch of a single key. If you are struggling with password issues, consider one of these solutions.

Hope this helps you.

Joshua

Thanks, will take a look.

1. Main computer hardwired to router, no WIFI
2. Main computer connects to web via VPN
3. Updated virus protection & regular scans
4. Usernames that would be hard to guess (never admin or my name)
5. Spreadsheet with usernames & passwords out of order so it would be useless to someone else
6. Home security system with cameras
7. Offsite backups
8. Quarterly remote scans from ControlScan for credit card processing PCI compliance (provided by payment processor)
9. Wordfence plugin on all sites

Really one of the biggest things is having usernames that are hard to guess. Brute force attacks still happen. Of course the obvious, limited plugins and daily updates to all sites.

I hope this helps you.

That's a lot of security. Especially the home security system with cameras. But thanks for the info.

Yeah - I'm not paranoid or anything LOL!

I can't help with this one I'm afraid but I am looking forward to the replies from people who can. Great question. Thanks. Gail

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Where do I go to get good writers?

Where do I go to get good writers?

asked in
Authoring & Writing Content

And what are the rates?

Look into yourself for a qualified writer, Ade.

As an expert in your niche, you are the most qualified and passionate about it. Let that show through in your content.

To me, a paid writer will not show the same intensity and uniqueness that can come from you - only you can make your website shine!

Jim

You can try in iWriter

Thank you.

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