Category Archives: How To Videos

Installing a Pop Up Form with Aweber

We are using the Optinpop plugin to install an aweber form on a WordPress blog… so it pops up once a day upon entering the blog.

This video assumes you have already installed the plugin OptinPop. Also, I edited the previous popup HTML page. You can download the source by going to and right click — look for view source. Then add your own Aweber javacript code!

Here is the video:

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Installing the Follow Plugin and SMTP mail in WordPress

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Look in the bottom right corner of this blog for a working example

This plugin does not seem to be available from the WordPress.org site or in the plugin search.  If you can find it, let me know.  I think it has probably disappeared off the site because the author is not supporting it. You can download the follow plugin I use here:

Download the Follow Plugin zip file
(Install via WP Dashboard -> Plugins -> Install New -> Upload)

There is a follow tab/button in the lower right corner of every “free” wordpress.com blog.

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This is what the follow button opens up to.

When people subscribe, they get an email every time a post or a page is published. It’s a great feature for keeping your audience engaged!

If you have a hosted blog and you would like a follow button here are step by step instructions for the installation. FYI – I used GVO hosting in this video.

There may be minor differences if you have a different host…

The picture to the right shows what the box looks like when you click on it.  You can try it out for yourself on this blog.  Look in the lower right hand corner.

Happy blogging!!

How to Embed a Video in WordPress

Many questions can be answered by doing a search on Google or YouTube.

An email question came in today asking how to create a group on facebook and how to embed a video on WordPress so I created this video showing how to search for videos on facebook. My intention was to show that the answer can be found easily by searching… and I wound up making a video on embedding the video.

It’s a good thing too. This is a good time to mention that YouTube’s embed code has been messing up this week. On Monday I went to embed a YouTube video in my blog and it took me a while to notice that the http: is missing from the code.

I cover that in this video. You have to check for it when embedding YouTube videos until they fix this problem. FYI – I first noticed this on November 4th and I made this video on November 8th (2013)

How to Embed a Video in WordPress

I apologize for the audio in this video.  It quit working… not sure what was up. Maybe a plug got unplugged.  I put captions on the tutorial and put it up anyway.

Please comment or share if this helped you!