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Fix On Fail

I’ve brought a concept from big corporate IT over into my small business at WPDude.com and that is fix on fail. I offer a fix on fail service to my maintenance plan clients in this post I want to explain what fix on fail is and how it applies to a WordPress site. What Is Fix On Fail? As I’ve already mentioned fix on fail is a concept I first learned during my corporate IT days, I used to work in massive corporate datacentres as a Microsoft Systems engineer, building massive networks of computers. We would have plans to develop and […]

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Why I Use Contactually As My CRM

I’ve been jumping between CRM (customer relationship management) solutions for some time.  I’ve finally settled on one and I thought I would share the thinking behind why I have chosen Contactually. Some of the other CRMs I have trialed are Salesforce Highrise Capsule CRM Nimble CRM What I Want A CRM For I’ve been running wpdude for nearly eight years and in the time I have amassed nearly 7000 contacts, I need a database to manage those contacts.  I want the ability to network with people and reach out to them on an ongoing basis to see if they need […]

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How To Customize Your WordPress Emails

The standard emails WordPress sends  out are just okay.  Nothing more nothing less, in this post I want to show you how to customize your WordPress emails and jazz them up a little. Every interaction with your site visitors is a marketing opportunity and a way to promote your brand chance to promote your brand. They are a little bit lacklustre and don’t promote your brand very well. What Emails Are Sent? WordPress sends out a number of emails, here are some examples New user registrations (to the admin and to the new user) New comments Password reset Admin emails […]

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Creating Blog Posts Using Gravity Forms

One of the really useful features of gravity forms is the ability to create content in WordPress from a form on the front end of your site. I’ve created a video tutorial to show you how to create a form that will collect data and create a blog post. Why Would You Want To Create Content With A Form The simple answer is user generated content.  This allows you to collect data from site visitors without giving them login access to your website. Examples Here are some examples of collecting user generated content: News site – one of my clients […]

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