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Make Awesome Clickable Buttons For WordPress

Awesome looking Clickable buttons for WordPress are Easy to make & Fun to use.

Clickable Buttons

Here are the overview steps for using an image as a clickable button in WordPress:

  • 1. Create an image that you want to use
  • 2. Upload it into the Media section of your WordPress website
  • 3. Get your link ready
  • 4. Insert your image where you want to have your button- for example n a post or a page
  • 5. In the edit section, paste your link into the Custom URL section and insert the image

Now update or save your blog post.

Ta Da! You now have a clickable Button in your WordPress website!

(now go & check & make sure it works… )

Step-by-Step how to’s

1. Create your image and save it as a .jpg

You can make an image in Paint, or in a program such as Canva. You can even take a screen shot of something you made in WORD or PowerPoint and use that too.

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2. Upload your graphic to your WordPress website.

3. Now head to the spot where you want the clickable graphic to go… Like I said before, this might be in a post or on a page.

Click Add Media to insert the image. Select an image from those you have uploaded. Now, before you click INSERT, scroll down on the RIGHT  side to see the Attachment Display Settings box:

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Next, Change the box from Media File to CUSTOM URL

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Now paste the URL that you want the image to go to …Maybe an Amazon page or paypal?

Now click Insert In Post.

4. Be sure to save this draft or update this post.

Don’t forget to check out the link and make sure that it works! 

Now you can check this post to make sure that your link works in your clickable image. Go to Preview Changes or the published post and click your link.

Yippee!

That was easy, right?

Have fun with this

Until next time,

 

Screenshot Magic: 3 Ways To Take a Screenshot

Screenshot Magic: 3 Different & Easy Ways To Take Screenshots

I must admit that when I fist learned how to take screen shots … I though it was a kind of computer magic! And my guess is that you will too.

 

Here are my 3 favorite ways to take a Computer screen shot (a picture of what you are seeing on your computer screen so you can share it) that are easy to use  and FUN too!


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1 Print Screen Button (windows)

When you want to take a picture of what you see on your desk top, you can simple click the Print Screen button.

Yes, it is that simple!

Print Screen is usually in the upper right side of your keyboard (near the back space button) and is sometimes abbreviated at PRT SC.

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On some computers (many laptops) you may have to click your function button first, then click the PRT SC. button so check it and have fun testing out your Print Screen button.

Clicking the Print Screen button will take a snapshot of your whole screen. There is now a copy on your computers “clip board” memory. It may NOT appear that anything has happened, but yes, there is a picture of your computer’s desktop in the clipboard memory of you computer.

All you need to do is to “paste” the file somewhere… a word .doc is usually a great place – then you can do some editing and annotations too…

Another place to copy your screen shot is to your Paint program. Then you can crop, add & edit before saving it.

 

2. Snipping Tool (Windows)

Another great tool  for PC users is the “Snipping Tool” which may come as part of your programs (windows 10- but check you might have it and not know about it).

So check & see if you have the Snipping Tool. Just click on your little circle in the lower, left side of your screen and type in Snipping Tool. If you have it on your system, it will pop up and you can use it to select and share your screen.

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Click NEW from the little box and your screen will get a cloudy film. Then just click and select the part of your screen that you want and release. A second smaller box will pop up and you will see your SNIP.

The snip is also on your clip board, so you can easily paste into an email or word doc.

 

 

3. Jing (Great for both Windows & Mac Users)

Jing is fun & easy to use to share a screen capture or short video.

Sign up & download the Yellow sun and you are ready to start sharing with others. You just click on the sun and use the cross- hairs that pop up to select the item on your screen. You can then save, or annotate & share in documents, websites or in emails.

Best of all, Jing is FREE!

Check it out here:

https://www.techsmith.com/jing.html

So here are 3 different ways to share what is on your screen for others to see. We use all three of these ways to share our screen & communicate.

You will find that you like or use one way more than the others or that you use them together in some way. For example I LOVE my snipping tool and use it on a daily basis.

Share your thoughts or A-Ha moments with us below~ Thanks!

Creating PDF Documents on a PC

How to make Fun PDF Ebooks on a PC with WORD

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Are boring PDF ebooks making you frown?

You are in the right place! Learn how to quickly make AWESOME & Engaging PDF Ebooks on a PC with WORD

The key to creating FUN ebooks starts in your WORD program. After all, the easiest way that I know of to create a PDF is to make a word doc and use SAVE AS to save the document as a PDF.

Easy. Free. Nice! 

So now you just need to figure out what you can do to make your WORD doc look AWESOME, so that your Ebook looks awesome and fit your style- or your biz style.

There are many, many ways that you can jazz up your word doc. Here are a few ideas to help you. Feel free to mix & match until you find a great “look” that you just LOVE:

1. Use the Header & Footer features on your Word doc to give each page a consistent look & feel. You can choose from a wide range of type styles or create your own signature Header or Footer by adding an image in the header or footer area.

2. Use a clear & easy to read font for your ebook, in size 12 or 14.

3. Add your copy and images the same way that you would when creating any document.

4. Re-Size the percent of your document (in the lower right corner of the page) so you can “see” more than one page. This will give you a better feel for the overall look of your document and ebook.

5. Use a border around the edges of your content- to make your ebook POP!

 

So take one, two or more of these suggestions and make your next ebook Awesome!

P.S. Are you the kind that learns best from lots of videos & screenshots?

Consider our self- paced e course “DIY Awesome PDF E-Books!

Click HERE for more information (coming soon! )

Computer Help: The Desktop

Hello!

The idea to help people develop computer skills through a blog has been a long standing ambition for us. When we first came up with the idea we called for ourselves, Silver Surfer Tutors. We created a blog and created some PC focused videos for people to watch and learn some basic skills, so they could have some fun with social media.

Even though CXD’s focus is more on social media creation we thought that some of the computer basics might be beneficial for some of our clients. So whether you are a “Silver Surfer” or just not unsure about computers,  here are some computer basics…. 

The computer’s desktop is the screen that opens when your computer is on.

Here is a short video explaining the desktop, some of its functions. As well as some basic computer navigation and parts.

Some other important things to know. The thumb/ flash drives plug into your computer’s USB port that looks like this:

There is a right way and a wrong way to plug in a flash drive.

Note the top and the bottom:  

The flash drive has a space for the top of the USB Port to plug into.

The CD goes in to a drawer like slot: 

To save on the hard drive or directly to the computer you can save right to your desktop. We will talk about this more in another video when we discuss programs and word processing.

Thank you for reading and watching!