Written: April 7, 2014

What is a Bundle Builder?

Telecom companies love to offer us lots of services and upgrades, but often the process to order these services is cumbersome or requires a phone call. Working with TCT West, we came up with an elegant way to accept orders online for:

It’s all done with dynamic forms and the following video gives a good overview of what the process looks like:

This ability is called a Bundle Builder and was delivered in WordPress, so that TCT can make their own updates to pricing without hiring a web developer.

The logic used for TCT West is unique to their business model, however the concept can be applied to any telecom provider wanting an online ordering system.

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Adding a Link to a PDF Document in WordPress

WordPress is wonderful to create blogs or web sites, but what if you need to add a PDF document?

Here’s a quick video that shows how you can add a PDF document link to any page or post in WordPress:

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2 responses to “Adding a Link to a PDF Document in WordPress”

  1. Alexis says:

    I often use “add media”, didn’t even realize it apply PDF file. Thanks for the share.

  2. Daniel Payne says:

    Alexis,

    Glad to help out. WordPress has so many features that it takes a while to figure them all out. All the best to your stroller business.

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Linking to a Word Document in WordPress

Microsoft Word is very popular in businesses so you may want to upload a Word document to your WordPress site then link to it so that visitors can view it.

An alternative is to save your Word Document as a PDF file which will be more popular for your visitor to read from, because they use the free Adobe Acrobat reader already installed on their web browser and don’t have to buy Word from Microsoft. If your version of Microsoft Word doesn’t have a PDF print option then download this free program called Cute PDF, I use it all of the time.

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A Quick Overview of WordPress – How To Update Your Own Web Site

Many business owners and associations want to update their own web site content. WordPress is the number one way to let you do that. View this short 2 minute video to learn more.

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Video Screen Capture

I decided today to start creating a video series to help my web clients learn how to use WordPress, the most popular Content Management System in the world. First off I did a Google search to find which apps were recommended for Mac OS X.

Next, I looked at each app and then decided on iShowU, provided by Shiny White Box.
The user interface is Spartan-like but gets the job done:

Within a few minutes I had my first video screen capture saved as a .MOV file:

I was delighted to find that there was a built-in way to upload my new video to YouTube however in the middle of the transfer it gave me some error message and I had to delete the process.
Finally, I logged into my YouTube account and simply uploaded my new video:

The marketing folks tell me that YouTube.com is the #2 most popular search engine on the web, right behind Google.com as the #1 search engine.

Maybe your business would benefit from Videos, check it out and let me know.

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YouTube video added for AMA

The American Marketing Association – Oregon Chapter organized an annual conference, then made this cool video to recap the value of attending. I’m the webmaster at www.ama-pdx.org

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