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How To: Video Tutorial

Training for Google Apps Chrome Extention

How To Embed Training for Google Apps

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Onboarding Google Apps for Work Clients

Google Apps for Work and Google Apps for Nonprofits rollouts can be very time consuming and overwhelming for a first time Google Apps Admin. How do you ensure that a whole team or business doesn’t grind to a halt as a large new tool kit is introduced to a group or business?

Google has provided a huge basket of support for Google Apps administrators but the item that I was most happy to find was a Chrome extension called Training for Google Apps by Synergyse (recently acquired by Google.) Training for Google Apps Chrome extension embeds how to documentation and videos directly in the Google Apps interface. If you are in Gmail – you have Gmail training at your fingertips. In Calendar you have Google Calendar Training at your fingertips and so on for each Google App you deploy. This extension has saved my bacon more than once. Training for Google Apps empowers you entire user base to self train and self serve the how tos as they require them inside the applications.

The installation for admins is not too horrible and the trimming down of your support calls is sweet relief to any service provider or Google Apps administrator.

To install Training for Google Apps on your domain – login to your admin panel for the domain and visit the Google Apps Marketplace and follow the instructions.

To ensure that your team has Chrome installed and the Tutorials for Google Apps installed watch this playlist.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries%3Flist%3DPLkX1gFv66_aC--HbTCoT8gl3gPwhJqI8S
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WordPress Basics Video Tutorials Playlist by wpbeginner.com

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WPBEGINNER.COM

These guys are wonderful and create a huge amount of really accessible content on how to use WordPress. The thing is there is so much super helpful digestible training that it’s hard to know where to begin. I refer all my clients there and ask them to sign up on the site. This is a WordPress Beginner Playlist from their Youtube Channel. The videos are not in any particular order so if you go to the playlist on youtube you can just take a look at the over 60 videos in the list to see what’s there – or click on the top left corner of the video player below to see the entire list of videos in the playlist and just watch the video that interest you. This playlist is updated regularly by wpbeginner.

Do yourself a big favor and follow the link above to subscribe to their site, follow them on social media and youtube.

How To Create Images For the Web

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How to videos – creating, editing and optimizing images for the web

I often refer folks to trainings on YouTube as a quick way to get past a place where you’re stuck. It’s hard for a lot of non-technical clients to retain all the information they need to maintain and update their sites but, lucky for us everything you need to know is probably in a video tutorial somewhere.

These are the best tutorials on Youtube covering how to create images for beginners and folks who need a refresher.

This playlist covers:

  • When to use .png versus when to use .jpg.
  • What’s the difference between file size and file dimensions?
  • What is dpi?
  • What dpi should I use?
  • Free and paid image tools
  • and ton more….

If you found this useful please consider checking out and signing up for TimeRepublik and gifting me some time!  Gifting time on a time sharing platform like TimeRepublik is a great way to “pay it forward.”  It’s free and you can probably find all kinds of help for your own projects!

HOW TO: USE VISUAL COMPOSER TEMPLATES – PORTFOLIO

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This tutorial is basic to intermediate – and assumes you already have a WordPress site using Visual Composer compatible theme and a live Etsy Shop with items available for purchase.

What is Visual Composer?

Visual Composer is a “page builder” plugin for WordPress which makes composing complex pages easier for non-developers and novices. Some WordPress sites have a page builder installed many don’t.

Use Page Templates in Visual Composer to Save Time

In this tutorial I am showing a client how to use a portfolio template I created for her website here: Ivy Wreden Art. Ivy needed a fast way to add a beautiful portfolio page to her site with a link to purchase each piece on her Etsy Shop – Ivy Wreden Art. None of the plugins available integrated well with her look and feel and so I created a portfolio template page for her.

This tutorial features:

The MODO Theme by Useful Pixels – my child theme with some customizations.
WordPress 4.5.3
Visual Composer by WP Bakery

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