GDPR – WordPress Users

GDPR – WordPress Users

GDPR is General Data Protection Regulation is the regulation that requires all internet businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states. Non-compliance could cost companies dearly.

Every business needs to be compliant. If EU has access to your site, whether you sell products or not, you must be compliant.

I have done a bit of research, but implore you to do your own research as well.  It’s your business after all.

This is one good resource in plain terms

This is a good source for quickly creating policies

There are also Plugins available for WordPress users to help with GDPR.

Check with your web site developer to pick out what is best for you.

Find! Gmail Unread

Find! Gmail Unread

Gmail is wonderful!  I have used it for more than ten years, personally.   That is a whole lot of email accumulation!

With its Inbox, Archive, Spam, and as many Labels as you want, you can view and organize your email in many ways.

Did you ever wonder though where ALL of the Unread email is?  Whether it is tucked in a Labeled folder, or somewhere else in that mass of space ?

You can locate it easily.

Find All Unread Mail in Gmail

In your Gmail account – to View ALL Unread messages

  • Type is:unread  in the Gmail search field (like you see in the image)
  • Click the Search button or  press Enter
WordPress Tutorials

WordPress Tutorials

These WordPress tutorials walk you through the various aspects of your WordPress administration

First Things First

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[wpmudev-video video="customize"]
[wpmudev-video video="install-themes"]
[wpmudev-video video="install-plugin"]

Basic Navigation

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[wpmudev-video video="change-password"]
[wpmudev-video video="running-updates"]
[wpmudev-video video="comments"]

Get Organized

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[wpmudev-video video="add-new-post"]

Build It ! 

Get Blogging

Get Blogging

Ready?  Let’s go!

Choosing a Name for Your Blog

If you already own a website, you understand the significance of choosing a good domain name.  A good domain name not only enhances the branding of your business and makes it easy for your readers to share with others.



If your blog is going to play a significant role in your business, then spend some time choosing the right domain name for it. People tend to remember memorable domain names that end with a dot com to spread it around easier.

Note: If you already have a domain name and hosting, you can easily add the WordPress as yoursite . com / blog — and skip this step of choosing a domain for your blog.

You can order your domain name with your hosting at Merchantmoms




Theming Your Blog

Theming Your Blog

Now that your blog is installed, you want it to look nice. Oftentimes, your web designer can match your blog to your site for a reasonable fee.

Blogger comes with many themes ready to go, and WordPress offers many within the WordPress installation Appearance / Themes area to choose from. A quick search for WordPress or Blogger themes will gather plenty of results, both free and paid. One of the more popular ones is found at

If the Theme that you are installing provides instructions, be sure to read through and follow those instructions for the successful installation of the Theme. It is recommended that Theme developers provide installation instructions for their own Themes, because Themes can provide special optional functionality that may require more steps than the basic installation steps covered here. If your Theme does not work after following any provided instructions, please contact the Theme author for help.

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Add Your New Themes using the Administration Panels
You can download Themes directly to your WordPress blog by using the Add New Themes option in the Appearance sub-menu.
Log in to the WordPress administration area.
Select the Appearance panel, then Themes.
Select Add New.
Either use the Search or Filter options to locate a Theme you would like to use.
Click on the Preview link to preview the Theme or the Install Now link to upload the Theme to your blog,
Or use the Upload link in the top links row to upload a zipped copy of a Theme that you have previously downloaded to your machine.