Will The Plugin Work?

Think Twice Before Installing A WP Plugin.

I’ve had more than enough problems with WP plugins. They can happen at any time but especially when there is a WP update and the plugin is not updated to work with the new WP version and stops functioning properly.

Sometimes it continues to function and does what it was created for but it can interfere with other functions of your site that have nothing to do with the function the plugin was intended for.

For example I had a plugin for Google Analytics which after a WP update disabled the setting of my site which allowed links to open in a new window. After that WP update all links were opening in the same window in spite of the WP settings to open in a new window. After deactivating and deleting the offending plugin the problem was solved. But it was a long and hard time to find out what was causing the problem.

Plugins for WP are a two edged sword.

Plugins of course can do an incredible amount of good and are of great help. But sooner or later they are very likely to create problems. The recent one is one that I haven’t been able to solve yet. Nothing I’ve tried so far worked. That includes about 20 to 30 minute chat with a WP specialist company’s wizard. All his ideas and suggestions were unhelpful. The last thing he suggested was that I subscribe to their paid service and that they would solve the problem for me. Needless to say, I didn’t pull out my credit card.

So what is the current problem I’m experiencing with a plugin now?

I’ve tested so many like plugins and none of them seems to work properly now.

One worked initially until I used its settings to exclude the like button from the home page and a couple of posts.

The exclusion worked but it became permanent. When I wanted the like button to show in the places where I excluded it from, there was no way for me to do it. In the settings it failed to show the 3 places from which it was excluded so I couldn’t put the settings back to having the button show on the home page and the couple of posts.

I thought that by deactivating the plugin and installing a different like plugin the problem would be solved. But alas, it was not. In spite of making sure that the settings don’t exclude the home page and the posts which were disabled with the previous plugin, the like button still wasn’t showing in those places.

My next step will be contacting the creator of the like plugin I have installed now to see if they can help.

If they do I’ll be sure to let you know. If I find a solution to this I’ll write about it here, updating this post.

Please comment and share your views on this and on WP plugins in general. What issues have you encountered with WP plugins?

Did You Care About Google Page Rank?

I was told and read that Google page rank was very important since it was a mark of approval by Google and kind of a mark of trust and mark of any website’s importance. So I cared very much about my Google page rank. The best page rank I ever achieved was 4, which I thought at the time to be a great achievement. For no apparent reason in time it turned into 3 and eventually into 2.

The first time it went down it was devastating to me. I never figured out the reasons for it. At that time I was posting regularly and I had a significant number of engaged readers. When it went down to Google page rank 2 I kind of stopped caring about it that much but it still was on my mind. No matter what the secret algorithm and the way to arrive to the page rank Google used it was always changing and it never made much sense. When Google got rid of the page rank altogether it kind of confirmed what some people were saying for quite some time and what I began to suspect: Google page rank never made any sense, it was never a true reflection of the importance and trustworthiness of any website and therefore it should have never been created or abolished long time ago.

Good riddance then.
Authored by Vance Sova

Two Years After Brown Recluse Spider Bite

It’s been a long time, more than a year, since I posted on this blog. I apologize to everybody for that, especially those who have been my regular readers. I do have a pretty good excuse though, which is being incapacitated for more than a year. In fact I could have died as several people I know of who suffered brown recluse spider bite did die because of it.

Further below I will post a video of what my spider bite wound looked like fairly recently. A few posts below this post you can watch a video of my spider bite wound after 3 months.

What I really would like to know from everybody reading this article or post is, if you think I should write a book about the brown recluse spider bite and what I went through as well as what I have learned about these spiders and their bites and how powerless doctors generally are in trying to help the brown recluse spider bite victims. Write your comments about what you think I should do. Should I write the book or not?

From what I have learned through researching the success of books on similar subjects, I’m not going to make any money from that kind of book. Most likely nobody will buy it. People are more likely to buy things which they think they can profit from like what’s offered if you click on the banner below:

Would you buy my book about the spider bite and everything I learned connected with such a bite?

If many of you will comment that I should write such a book it may persuade me to write it as was my intention before doing my research into a possible demand for it without getting your opinion.

I do have some horrible pictures of the spider bite wound which would be published in the book too. I’m reluctant to post them here or anywhere else in case I do write and publish the book.

Have a look at two videos below showing what the spider bite wound looks like now and what it looked like 7 months after the bite:

My foot with Brown Recluse Spider Bite Wound After 21 Months:

My foot with Brown Recluse Spider Bite Wound after 7 Months:

I think you can get a taste of how horrible the bite was and how it was affecting my ability to do anything, let alone doing something creative like writing blog posts. The first year after the bite I couldn’t walk without crutches and the first fourteen months I couldn’t walk without a medical boot. It was only after 14 months since the spider bite that I could barely walk without a medical boot. I was then able to squeeze my bitten foot into a wide type of a running shoe. When I did that the foot would swell and kind of overflow out of the edges of the running shoe. I couldn’t remove the shoe, for fear of not being able to put it back on during the day later, until getting home at night and then my foot would have a ridiculous shape after getting it out of the shoe which wouldn’t go away until I got up after a night’s sleep.

Go to the comments section now and let me know what you think about it and if I should write a book about the brown recluse spider bite I suffered and everything that I learned about it and from it.

Authored by Vance Sova

Easy Video Solutions is a new product that is just now being promoted and sold. To make videos easily is something that every marketer would like to be able to do. But can you really make videos easily? From the marketing standpoint that is what they want you to believe. But can it be done, is it a fact or fiction?

I’d say that it’s a bit of both. It is a fact that you can learn how to make good professional looking videos when you follow a good set of instructions. But it’s also a fact that it is not as easy as those trying to sell you their courses on video making make it out to be.

It still requires you to master some skills that may not come naturally to you. You may have to overcome some fears that you may have about being on camera and so on.

And, of course, learning how to make professional looking videos will require time and practice no matter how good the course you are following is.

You need to keep in mind that even if you have an iPhone or other smart phone with a good quality camera which you can use for good quality video making these days, you will still need other equipment like a tripod and a good set of lights and an editing software to name a few.

It’s a fiction to think that just buying a good course on video making will be an easy solution for all your video making problems.

If you realize that you have to put to work everything that is contained in the course and that it will take some time and effort and additional investment into some equipment then buying a good video making course can be a good solution for you when it comes to being able to make good and professional looking marketing videos.

Aside from the hyped name, Easy Video Solutions is a very good product for learning how to make good marketing videos. The authors of the course are both seasoned internet marketers who are making good marketing videos routinely.

They provide instructional videos and 10 video script templates for different kinds of businesses.

If you keep what I wrote above in mind I think that it is very good product for the price they are offering it at. I recommend that you check it out.

If you do decide to buy it I’d like you to post a comment here about how you like it.

If you checked it out and decided not to buy it I’d like to read your comment too.


Authored by Vance Sova