It’s time for Friday Five! Each Friday I want to share FIVE things with you. It could be links, tips, secrets, resources, we’ll just have to see where it goes.
With it being the Holiday season, giving to charities is on my mind. There are many sites out there on the web where you can simply and your actions amount to donations. I put together a list of 5 for you to click through and show support.
How does it work? Sponsorship and ads. The sites make money off the ads that you see so please disable your ad blocker when you do these.
Each correct answer amounts to 10 grains of rice donated through the United Nations World Food Programme. I know this site has been around for quite a long time. About 19,200 grains of rice, that’s 1,920 answers, would feed one person two meals for one day.
At least one out of every three women has been abused in some way. Amnesty International works to protest the basic human rights of women. Money is donated from ad and click earnings.
Greater Good has several different types of giving, but I chose The Literacy Site because they work to donate books to children. Children need books, children love books. You can also shop on this site to support various charities.
This is another Care2 site. The money goes to Carbonfund.org to help reduce carbon footprints and solve climate issues through education, offsets and outreach.
Each time you click, 100% of the money from the advertisers goes to charity. In this case, the money goes toward feeding shelter animals. A portion of sales is also directed toward various charities.
I know this simple clicking doesn’t do a lot, but at least it’s something. If you time and resources, donate them when and where you can. Clicks are better than nothing though.
Enjoy your holiday season and the rest of 2015. I’ll see you again in January.
A great WordPress Backup Plugin is essential to your website. You must backup your website. If you aren’t paying someone to do it then you need to set it up yourself. Life happens. The last thing you need is to lose your website. Can you imagine starting over, from scratch?! Not cool.
There are many plugins to backup your WordPress based site that you can pretty much set and forget. You should check and make sure your backups are being created occasionally. I highly recommend you set up the plugin to store your backups off site, Dropbox and Amazon S3 are great places for your files.
So, what are you going to use to get this process done? Free plugins exist and here’s a quick rundown on five of them.
This is my go to for a free backup plugin. It’s super simple. Install WordPress Backup to Dropbox and activate the plugin. Click the link to authorize Dropbox, click the backup button and that’s it. Your first backup is in progress. As for automatic, you can select the day and time, then frequency of your backups. You do have the option to skip files and folders in your backup if you wish.
I just used Updraft Plus for the first time this past week. It was pretty easy and quick. Like the one above you, you can choose manual backups or set a schedule. You are not limited to Dropbox as your storage, you can choose Amazon s3, Google Drive and many more. A nice feature this one has is the ability to restore your files. I have not used this feature so can’t comment on it, but a nice addition it is.
I’ve seen Backup WordPress used often. You can choose to backup only your database or your database and files. You set the schedule for how often you want the backups to occur. The backup is stored within your files and, if small enough, it can be emailed to you. You do have the option to manually download as well. The free version of this plugin does not support offsite storage.
XCloner is a backup and restore plugin. I haven’t used this one so I don’t have firsthand knowledge, but I do know you can store your backups over at Amazon S3 and you can schedule the backups to occur regularly. You can run the restore script to move or restore your backup.
Duplicator does a bit more than just backups, it also allows you to migrate or clone a site. If you need to move a site, Duplicator can help you with that. Since this one has several functions, it isn’t recommended for beginners. I wanted to include for those of you that want to dig and learn more. It does have a lot of features for a free plugin.
I love Inkydeals.com, they offer some great font bundles, as well as deals on graphics, images and more. I found this great offer in my inbox and I wanted to share it with you. I think my last several blog posts have been about fonts.
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Well, it’s December so while it may be a tad late for those that are on top of things (that would not be me!), I think it’s a great time to highlight some holiday fonts. There are some great fonts out there to reflect the holiday season. I love making my family’s holiday card and I always struggle to find the right font. Well, no, that’s a lie, I struggle deciding which font to use. I want to use them all.
Of course, these fonts don’t have to be used only in December. With the right color and surrounding elements, some of them will work any time of year. I’m definitely considering some of these for my Christmas card.
You can download the fonts at the following locations. Be sure to check the usage license for each font before you put it to use.
Frosty @ dafont.com
Weehah @ fontspace.com
Snowflake Letters @ fontspace.com
Nickelodeon @ fontspace.com
Mountains of Christmas @ fontsquirrel.com
Facebook. Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. We put so much on there sometimes it’s hard to go back and find things.
Have you ever posted something on Facebook and then later wanted to find it, but couldn’t remember when you posted it? If you knew when, you could at least use the year and month links on the right.
Did you know you can search your timeline?
Just go to the search bar at the top and type the words “posts by me” followed by whatever it is that you are looking for!
Looking for a post by a friend? Do the same thing subbing your friend’s name in place of me. Easy peasy.
Read more about it over at socialmediatoday.com