Top 5 Blog Posts from 2016

Cynthia Bartz • January 10, 2017

2016 is gone. As we move settle into 2017, I wanted to take a look back at last year. I have rounded up my top 5 blog posts from 2016 to share with you.

Top 5 Blog Posts

How to Quickly Change Menu Labels in WordPress

This article will show you how to change menu labels on your WordPress website. Menu labels are the titles of the items in the menus on your website. Most of the time WordPress will automatically pull the title of the page as the navigation label for that page in your menu. However, we don’t always want the menu item to be the title of the page.

Why would I Change Menu Labels?

There are 3 main reasons you might want to change menu labels on your website: the page title is too long, the page title isn’t descriptive enough, or the page content has changed. Changing the titles in your menu can make it easier for visitors to navigate  your website and thereby increase your chances of converting them into a client. Poor navigation can result in people leaving your website, because they can’t find what they are looking for.

The Eight Menu Rule

For top navigation (the main menu for your website) I recommend having…

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How to Make a Sexy Lead Magnet eBook Image

You’ve got an awesome lead magnet eBook. You’ve spent hours and days and weeks curating your best blog posts or crafting the ultimate checklist or coming up with a fantastic workbook. Now it’s time for the hard part, creating that sexy lead magnet eBook image so you can plaster it all over your website and emails.

You’ve seen cool graphics on other websites, like the ones below, with a lead magnet eBook image of the cover on a real book or with pages peeled back. I am going to show you how to make a lead magnet eBook image like the one you see below using Canva. You will be able to change out the background and cover to suit your brand and your specific eBook.

I designed this lead magnet ebook image template so you can use the tools you have access to. You won’t need to download any fancy professional software…

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5+ WordPress User Roles: Prevent People from Wreaking Havoc

If you have multiple WordPress users it is important to set your user roles to the right level of access. For example, if you have a business that regularly posts guest blog posts on your website, you don’t want the guest posters to be able to change your pages and move your menu items around. To make assigning user roles easier, I’ve created these a detailed, non-techy descriptions of the different user roles in WordPress for you.
About the Screenshots
The screenshots of the different WordPress user roles are for reference only. Your individual dashboard may look different depending on your particular theme and the plugins you have installed.

WordPress User Roles

Subscriber
Subscribers are the lowest level of access. WordPress sets this as the default role for new users. I view this role as a placeholder role as it is not super useful.  A Subscriber role is just for logging in. Subscribers will not be able to…

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Color Specifications: What’s the difference between CMYK, RGB, and HEX?

In order to use consistent colors, you need to know a little bit about how to communicate information about your brand colors to designers, printers, etc. In this article I explain the difference between CMYK, RGB, and HEX (plus Pantone) color specifications, as well as where you need to use these different types of colors.

Why There are Different Types of Colors

There are lots of different types of color specifications, even more than CMYK, RGB, and HEX. And, hey, the reason for having different color specifications is not to confuse you, I promise! Different print or publishing processes have different ways of creating color. The method used depends on…

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Recover Old Website Content on WordPress – Don’t Panic!

Your website is a constantly changing, growing, beautiful beast. Over the course of a year you might change your home page, add a new service, delete an old landing page, and update your contact information. As your business evolves, so does your website. Every once in a while I am struck with a moment of panic, when I realize that I need to recover old website content, or an older version of my home page. I don’t have a copy that I saved off. I trashed the Evernote document I used to write the paragraph I want. I purged my email where I sent it to my friend to read over. It’s gone. Gone.

But.

I can still get it back.

You can still get it back. You can still get back your old content. You can recover old website content. And it doesn’t involve a Tardis or time turner.

In this article I’m going to show you how to recover old website content in WordPress. In next week’s article I will show you how to recover old website content from any website, no matter what platform you are on or how old the content is. Make sure you don’t miss it by signing up for my newsletter.

What You Need

This tutorial will walk you through how to recover old website content on WordPress

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