How To: Delete an Unused WordPress Theme

How To Delete an Unused WordPress Theme

It’s easy to accumulate unused themes in your WordPress environment. Each year, the WordPress team releases a new default theme that is named after the year and this gets added automatically when you update WordPress. And, how many of you have installed themes to check them out and have a play, only to realise they didn’t meet your needs at the time? I know I have! Here’s the thing: themes can take up anywhere between 1MB and 10MB of disk space, so having a whole heap of inactive ones on your WordPress environment can weigh it down. Plus, in the same way you would declutter your home and office, it …

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Ditch The Stress: 3 Trello Boards for Every Business

Manage Your Business with these Trello Boards

Having the right systems in place can make all the difference to how you grow your business. There’s no shortage of online tools and systems out there but a staple of mine is Trello. I am quite literally on Trello every single day. As a free online tool, it is simple-to-use and very easy to customise so that it fits in with you, and your business processes. You can create as many boards as you like and invite your team to join these boards so they can move your projects along. You don’t need to be tech-savvy to use it, and the free version gives you everything you need. If …

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Project Management 101: How to Prioritize Projects That Matter

Prioritize Projects in Your Business

As a business owner, you’re constantly managing projects whether you realize it or not. Your work is split up into tasks that centre around a specific goal. These groups of tasks are what I call “projects” in the entrepreneur’s world. The way I see it – move your tasks along, and you move your projects along… move your projects along, and (technically) you should be moving your big business goals along too. I say “technically” because projects that are not aligned to your big business goals shouldn’t really take up your time or headspace. We all have finite resources to work with – be it time, money, manpower. And it …

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Project Management 101: What to Look for in a Project Management Tool

Online Project Management Tool Choices

If your business delivers projects (and I’m fairly certain it does!), it is so important to have well-defined project management processes in place for the planning, scheduling, resource allocation, task management, and approval side of things. And if you’re thinking, “I don’t run projects,” hold your horses because if you run even the smallest of marketing campaigns, you’re managing projects. That’s right, even your product launches and marketing campaigns are projects. Take for example, a 5-day SEO Challenge. To be able to get from idea to a live challenge with engaged participants, there is a heck of a lot of pre-planning that has to happen around outlining and creating your …

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Simplify Your Email Marketing with MailChimp Automations

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By this point in our series, you know how to set up MailChimp for your business’ email marketing and how to use it for things like list building and sending out newsletters. This final post will talk about how MailChimp goes beyond being an email marketing tool and reaches into the time saving and process efficiency space too. This post is going to be all about using MailChimp automations to connect with and retain your customers on autopilot.   What Kind of Messages Can I Send Through Automation? The MailChimp automation function helps you create what’s sometimes called an autoresponder which is essentially a pre-written email (or sequence of emails) …

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