My Screen Recorder Pro Free Trial

Monday, July 26th, 2010

This is a screen recording software. It lets you record a video of your actions on your computer, so it’s an alternative to Camtasia which carries a pretty hefty price tag that not all of us can afford starting out. My Screen Recorder Pro records to AVI or WMV. You can also create self playing executables to put on CD’s or DVD’s for distribution. It has some pretty nice features like… Schedule recordings to automatically start and stop at a specified time Launch and record a URL at a specific time Screen draw to highlight or mark important items Record one or more monitors on a computer system with more than one monitors This software retails for $99.95. Works on Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7 and if you purchase, is delivered online so no waiting. If you’d like to give My Screen Recorder Pro a whirl, click to download a free trial version.

Free Checklist: Changing WordPress URL

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Hey everyone, I recently whipped this little checklist up. Something that you can print out (or not) and add into your systems folder to pass on to your assistants if need be. It walks you through all the steps you need to do if you installed WordPress in one folder – say /blog/ or /wordpress/ and want to move it to the root of your site. You don’t have to re-install or move WordPress at all. Of course you can if you really wanted to. Grab your checklist here. After I sent this checklist out, I had people ask what about redirects. Great question! Admittedly, the method in the checklist works best if the blog is new. I usually use this method to develop new sites or sites where there is existing non WordPress content, develop it in the background and change everything to the official URL when the site is approved and ready. If the blog is an existing one then yeah you would have to do redirects and it can get tricky. Depending on how the URL is changed, it is a probably a good idea to find someone who knows how to write proper redirect commands so

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Easily Convert PSD to WordPress

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

I like pretty things, especially pretty website designs and have a bad habit of collecting them. The tough part is, many designers create in PhotoShop and deliver their designs in .psd format – a PhotoShop file. This is often called an un-coded template. To get it into WordPress, I have to spend hours on the design. Or, I could outsource it. There are some very talented template coders who charge very reasonable fees. Still, unless I’m in a hurry, I like to DIY or find an easier way to do it. Today I stumbled upon Divine. It is a Windows software and PhotoShop plugin that helps you convert your PSD designs into WordPress quickly and easily. Looks really interesting. It seems like you’ll need PhotoShop for it to work well which I do not have. Maybe it will be helpful to you.

ZoneAlarm Free Extreme Security Scan

Monday, December 21st, 2009
ZoneAlarm Free Scan

When it comes to computers, I like them zippy and responsive. It is just super annoying to have to wait and it is strange how a few seconds can seem like an eternity on a computer. A new computer is not always the answer. Just like your home, it is always a good thing to do some housekeeping to keep your computer running. Programs you have uninstalled leaving orphan entries in your registry, orphan files and other problems are among the list of things that can slow your computer down to a crawl. ZoneAlarm has a free scanner to help you get rid of registry gunk among other things. Visit their pick up page and click on the Start Free Scan button to download the free scanner.

WP Affiliate Pro Review

Friday, December 4th, 2009
WP Affiliate Pro in menu

If you’re looking for a WordPress plugin to help automate your affiliate linking, then WP Affiliate Pro definitely does that. But, how hard is inserting affiliate links anyway? That was exactly my thoughts when I hear of this plugin. You see, most of my affiliate linking is done manually. I really like the ability to control exactly where the affiliate link appears and normally like to put it in a call to action or strategically within the copy. But I soon realized as I worked on other blogs that aren’t business centered – product focused blogs for example, that special placement of the affiliate link it not as crucial. Even on this blog, sometimes, I want to have an affiliate link on certain keywords that I repeat often throughout the blog. That’s what WP Affiliate Pro does. It seeks out keywords within your blog and turns them into links. You decide what the keywords are, you decide what link to use when it finds the link. It even turns the keywords found in comments to your affiliate links. Now that I am using Disqus as the comment manager, this doesn’t happen anymore but it will if you are using WordPress

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Recommended Tool: Mozy Online Backup

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

If you’re reading this, you know how important it is to backup your data. If you’re already backing up to your external drive and think you’re all set then I urge you to re-think. All drives fail. If you open up your external hard drive, brand name or not, what you will find inside is a plain old hard drive just like the one inside your computer. So you should prepare for that eventuality. As I sit here writing this, my husband is trying to fix our external hard drive which had failed. It contained  most of the information products, ecourses and coaching products I purchased from various Internet Marketers on it. The cost would run into thousands of dollars. But I’m not melting down. Why? Because the files are also backed up using Mozy to their servers and I can restore them anytime. Yes, the external drive was backup and storage. I also had Mozy come back to do a 2nd backup. Scenarios like these are exactly the reasons why you should have an immediate on-site backup so you can get to that data immediately. Mozy is like extra insurance so if both the hard drive and external drives

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Pretty Link Pro WordPress Plugin

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
PL Add

In 2009, I was looking for a plugin that allowed me to host my own short URLs for social media because, I… Didn’t like that others controlled my most important links that I wanted to track. Wanted to tweet links my friends trust to click through without fear of malicious content (my domain, my brand). Wanted to be prepared for affiliate program policy changes since some affiliate programs were already talking about or started to add a clause in their policy where we couldn’t use our affiliate links with a domain we do not own/control. Pretty Link came into existence at the right time for me. It looked really, really good that later on, when they released a Pro version, I jumped directly in it. Here’s my experience with it. Installation and use Easy. Anyone who has installed a WordPress plugin can do it without a problem at all. You can get the free version first and when ready to go Pro, after purchase, all you need to do is click on the Pro link in your installation then enter the username and password. No re-install required. Creating links is also super easy. You can create them manually. The process

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Burn DVD’s For Free

Friday, September 25th, 2009

If you’re trying to save a copy of your data onto a CD to share or simply to backup. These days, you won’t need any special software. Your computer should pick up the disk you inserted is a blank, writable disc and ask you if you’d like to burn data onto it. As for DVD’s, it depends on the version of your operating system. Some (like Windows XP) doesn’t recognize DVDs. You don’t need expensive software like Nero or MyDVD if all you want to do is simply burn or save data, music or videos to the disc. I’ve been using this small and simple DVD burning software, Infrarecorder for a long time now. It is also open source which makes it even sweeter.

Evernote – My Wonder Tool

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Evernote was introduced to me way back when it was still a Windows only software and desktop based, around 2006. I also blogged about it back then. Anyhow, it was certainly useful for me then but because I have a Mac and travel, the ability to store notes online and have a cross platform software was very important to me and Evernote dropped out of my radar. Then it returned on my radar screen as a completely different software altogether and boy am I glad it did because this time, it is everything I had wanted it to be. So what is Evernote? It’s a bunch of stuff all in one. Essentially it’s a note taker. It lets you capture notes in many different ways. You can type it, use your Tablet PC to write it in your own hand writing, it can clip web sites, take screen shots of web pages. With the mobile apps it can also let you store pictures and audio as part of your notes. It is cross platform. Windows, Mac it works. But even more, they extended it to mobile phones too. They have apps for Windows Mobile, iPhone, PalmPre and BlackBerry. If our

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Free Download: 5 Free Craft Articles

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Want a free content download? Here’s your chance to download a pack of 5 free craft PLR articles from the ladies at All Private Label Content. With this sample pack, you get a great idea of the quality content you can expect from them. Grab your craft articles sample pack before they are gone.