About SteveO324
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Guitarist since age 15. Mostly self taught, Learned through listening, books, magazines, and other guitarists around me. Lots of garage bands growing up and

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I did most of the training but like to reference them, where did it go?
Also, I’ve been using the Article Designer to create my posts, then publish. Does anybody write

You get to the relevant training through your Hubs. And I create all my pages and posts directly in WordPress.

You can access it now through your hubs https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/hubs#training . Good call :) You have got this.

All the training is in the hubs. You can also click on the smart search up top (magnifying glass) and you'll see all the training listed there as well without even having to type anything.

Personally, I use the article designer for all the text content, publish, and then finish off inside wordpress for adding my images, calls to actions, etc. So yes, you can choose to create your content however you like.

Okay, you click on the each topic individually. Got it

Yeah, that’s what I wanted to know. It seems like the last few I published, I ended up adding pics and editing while in Wordpress

Hi Steve

You can find all the available training in the search bar (magnifying glass).

I do it all in the Wordpress block editor.

Frank 🎸

That's true Frank lol :)

😎

😍🤘

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Where is the training?

Where is the training?

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I did most of the training but like to reference them, where did it go?
Also, I’ve been using the Article Designer to create my posts, then publish. Does anybody write

You get to the relevant training through your Hubs. And I create all my pages and posts directly in WordPress.

You can access it now through your hubs https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/hubs#training . Good call :) You have got this.

All the training is in the hubs. You can also click on the smart search up top (magnifying glass) and you'll see all the training listed there as well without even having to type anything.

Personally, I use the article designer for all the text content, publish, and then finish off inside wordpress for adding my images, calls to actions, etc. So yes, you can choose to create your content however you like.

Okay, you click on the each topic individually. Got it

Yeah, that’s what I wanted to know. It seems like the last few I published, I ended up adding pics and editing while in Wordpress

Hi Steve

You can find all the available training in the search bar (magnifying glass).

I do it all in the Wordpress block editor.

Frank 🎸

That's true Frank lol :)

😎

😍🤘

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Only have 3 posts but my speed on mobile is 3.7 s. Switched some pics to thumbnail size but still seems slow

Okay, so I changed the logo size and now I’m at 1.0 s on mobile. Yay!

I really appreciate the help. It’s my first site on WA and first time using WordPress

Np :) I am glad you're winning.

what's your url?

stringshock.com

My logo looks stretched out length wise on laptop too.

you have lost your css on your home page
maybe going to full posts on your home page was not such a good idea - if you carry on with this then the amount of scrolling your visitors are going to have to do to get to the next post on your blog roll
tried your holding a guitar and got a speed of 88 - largest part loaded in 3.2 secs on mobile - so not too bad...

that's better it is back now ....
think about some categories for your site...
guitar basics- chords- easy tunes- intermediate tunes- expert...
and place the posts into one of these....

Thank you for the tips. I need all I can get. Lol

Now I forgot how I changed that in the first place. Ugh
How do I change back to excerpts?

setting>>writing or reading >>show excerpt...
update....

Ty. I’m like squirrel. Lol

How long does it take to switch back?

All of those are great ideas and I have them on my to-do list. Thanks

Eric bailed me out but I appreciate it, thanks
Appearance >Customize>Layout>Blog>Excerpts

glad you are sorted
frustrating when a theme takes over a core feature of wordpress...
the other thing to remember is to press ctrl+f5 to refresh your browsers cache when doing updates and then going to your site to view the changes...
your browser stores the last viewing to show you the page again quickly - so you see the old version...
pressing ctrl+f5 updates this store and you see the changes....
have fun

It’s crazy! I just wasted 3 hours of my life….lol

never wasted - always learning...
and you have jsut learnt that you don't need to waste that time again...

True that!

Couldn’t change all the pic sizes including widgets

You can turn your image into WebP format using Imagify.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/imagify/

The premium would change your images automatically.

For mobile:
https://imagify.io/blog/how-to-optimize-images-for-mobile/

You use Premium?

I know someone who does :)

First, run it twice to get a better reading and see what you come up with.

You may also use https://www.webpagetest.org/

I did. Still 3.7 s

Actually, before I changed to thumbnail size it was 5.7 s

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Plugin recommendations for optimizing speed?

Plugin recommendations for optimizing speed?

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Only have 3 posts but my speed on mobile is 3.7 s. Switched some pics to thumbnail size but still seems slow

Okay, so I changed the logo size and now I’m at 1.0 s on mobile. Yay!

I really appreciate the help. It’s my first site on WA and first time using WordPress

Np :) I am glad you're winning.

what's your url?

stringshock.com

My logo looks stretched out length wise on laptop too.

you have lost your css on your home page
maybe going to full posts on your home page was not such a good idea - if you carry on with this then the amount of scrolling your visitors are going to have to do to get to the next post on your blog roll
tried your holding a guitar and got a speed of 88 - largest part loaded in 3.2 secs on mobile - so not too bad...

that's better it is back now ....
think about some categories for your site...
guitar basics- chords- easy tunes- intermediate tunes- expert...
and place the posts into one of these....

Thank you for the tips. I need all I can get. Lol

Now I forgot how I changed that in the first place. Ugh
How do I change back to excerpts?

setting>>writing or reading >>show excerpt...
update....

Ty. I’m like squirrel. Lol

How long does it take to switch back?

All of those are great ideas and I have them on my to-do list. Thanks

Eric bailed me out but I appreciate it, thanks
Appearance >Customize>Layout>Blog>Excerpts

glad you are sorted
frustrating when a theme takes over a core feature of wordpress...
the other thing to remember is to press ctrl+f5 to refresh your browsers cache when doing updates and then going to your site to view the changes...
your browser stores the last viewing to show you the page again quickly - so you see the old version...
pressing ctrl+f5 updates this store and you see the changes....
have fun

It’s crazy! I just wasted 3 hours of my life….lol

never wasted - always learning...
and you have jsut learnt that you don't need to waste that time again...

True that!

Couldn’t change all the pic sizes including widgets

You can turn your image into WebP format using Imagify.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/imagify/

The premium would change your images automatically.

For mobile:
https://imagify.io/blog/how-to-optimize-images-for-mobile/

You use Premium?

I know someone who does :)

First, run it twice to get a better reading and see what you come up with.

You may also use https://www.webpagetest.org/

I did. Still 3.7 s

Actually, before I changed to thumbnail size it was 5.7 s

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Want to add a small pic next to each title if possible

Thanks Abie

Np :)_ You're welcome

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On your home page of your site, how do you add a small pic next to the titles?

On your home page of your site, how do you add a small pic next to the titles?

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Want to add a small pic next to each title if possible

Thanks Abie

Np :)_ You're welcome

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Podcast today was talking about OpenAI and Apple to close a deal to have OpenAI’s GPT-40 technology be the default on the next generation of IPhone software.

Interesting?

Well, it goes on to say that they’re no longer just proposing new apps but proposing a new way of using the internet itself. One quote was “ Could there be a chance that Google’s own invention convinces us to stop Googling stuff at all?”
It worries me, cause I’m just learning SEO and keyword research. Trying my best to build a brand and hoping there is still a chance I can be successful in this online venture.

I shall continue my path... I'd worry less about the future :) But certainly, keep being knowledgeable.

Great advice Abie......as usual

Wow, lol

On another note, OpenAI said they aren't rolling out a Google Competitor (search)...yet. There was false news that was indicating that was supposed to happen on Monday (a few days back), but didn't happen.

We are currently testing the new GPT-40 model, and will likely be rolling it into the Author platform and other areas of WA when it is ready.

Wow, Kyle :) That's awesome (The Authorship.)

Yes, I read that too.
Google shifting its core business to be more AI generated and less reliant on blogs and websites scares a newbie like me.

I love how you and Carson are always on top of things

That was only anticipated, Apple doesn't have this tech nor do they want to develop it. They can leverage OpenAI's focus on this technology, and utilize the power with their search, and with Siri.

All for it. These tools are so powerful, using them so much every day 👍🏼

You don't think it’s a threat to us bloggers?

Not at all. Instead of being threatened by it you use it to your advantage. 💯 And if you don’t, your competitors definitely are.

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Anybody still following the openai news?

Anybody still following the openai news?

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Getting Started

Podcast today was talking about OpenAI and Apple to close a deal to have OpenAI’s GPT-40 technology be the default on the next generation of IPhone software.

Interesting?

Well, it goes on to say that they’re no longer just proposing new apps but proposing a new way of using the internet itself. One quote was “ Could there be a chance that Google’s own invention convinces us to stop Googling stuff at all?”
It worries me, cause I’m just learning SEO and keyword research. Trying my best to build a brand and hoping there is still a chance I can be successful in this online venture.

I shall continue my path... I'd worry less about the future :) But certainly, keep being knowledgeable.

Great advice Abie......as usual

Wow, lol

On another note, OpenAI said they aren't rolling out a Google Competitor (search)...yet. There was false news that was indicating that was supposed to happen on Monday (a few days back), but didn't happen.

We are currently testing the new GPT-40 model, and will likely be rolling it into the Author platform and other areas of WA when it is ready.

Wow, Kyle :) That's awesome (The Authorship.)

Yes, I read that too.
Google shifting its core business to be more AI generated and less reliant on blogs and websites scares a newbie like me.

I love how you and Carson are always on top of things

That was only anticipated, Apple doesn't have this tech nor do they want to develop it. They can leverage OpenAI's focus on this technology, and utilize the power with their search, and with Siri.

All for it. These tools are so powerful, using them so much every day 👍🏼

You don't think it’s a threat to us bloggers?

Not at all. Instead of being threatened by it you use it to your advantage. 💯 And if you don’t, your competitors definitely are.

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Got notified that I had more than one SEO plugin

I use Yoast, because its easy to use and it keeps track of my keywords, and it is easy to ad your alt description. Other than that I don't even really use it, as a plugin doesn't make you rank or help you out with anything else.
I have started a new website in Dutch, and now I don't even use an SEO plugin , (or a keyword tool, nothing like that), I just look up whats popular in my niche ( more on Bing these days than Google and on social media) , and write about it. that's all. Basically nowadays, you don't need those tools.
Please focus on entertaining content and expand with social media.
Lizzy

I appreciate your different perspectives on this Lizzy. I’m new to all of this so I’m trying my best to learn as much as I can. Thank you, Steve