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How To Download Free Ebooks On Your Phone

How To Download Free Ebooks On Your Phone

Have you been in a book store, or maybe just browsing the interwebs and come across a book that you REALLY wanna read, and thought about how you can download free ebooks on your phone? ….because physical books are so bulky and annoying to carry around? Did you think maybe, if I could figure out how to get it onto my phone, that would be sweet!?

ME TOO! I do it all the time and finally I’m here to show you how to download free ebooks on your phone and read them wherever and whenever you want!

Step 1.

Go to your app store and download “Bittorrent” (images are for Android, but iPhone would just apple’s app store)

google play store icon

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Step 2.

Go to Amazon or where ever to find the book you want. This is important to download free ebooks on your phone because you have to make sure that it is offered in a digital version.

download books on amazon

Tip: If it only comes in hardcover, it’s likely you will not find a digital copy of the book – tough luck. ūüôā

Step 3.

Go to thepiratebay.org and search for the book you want. If you can’t¬†download free ebooks on your phone after searching in Piratebay for it…. it might not be available in a digital version. Try another book. (sorry)

download free ebooks on phone

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If you get one of these annoying popups, just click cancel, or if it opens another tab, simply close the tab and go back to the previous tab. Not sure how to switch between tabs? Hit me up on Twitter

close piratebay popups mobile

Be sure to sort your results by highest number of Seeders (SE) by clicking on the SE link. This will ensure you get the best quality and most trusted file (no one wants to download a virus or crappy files).

download free ebooks on your phone

Step 4.

Click the “Get Torrent” magnet link. Make sure it has the little magnet icon beside it. This will save you a couple steps if you use the magnet link rather than a mirror or direct download link.

download free ebooks on your iphone

Step 5.

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If asked what application you want to use, choose “Bittorrent”. Allow the file time to download. When it is finished, simply click on the link in bittorrent and enjoy!

bittorrent for mobile phone

Pro Tip: To avoid big data usage or data charges, connect to a stable WiFi before you start these steps…

 

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How to Apply Glass Screen Guard Flawlessly

How to apply glass screen guard flawlessly, even if your phone isn’t brand new?

When it comes to mobile phones, the best screen protection is tempered glass. Tempered glass offers the best screen protection for modern phones because it is designed to take the impact on behalf of the screen. What that means for you, is $30 screen guard could save you $200 in screen repairs. Sounds worth it, right?

But what I find most often, is that the average person has a difficult time applying their glass screen guard. They get bubbles all over, dust or hair on the lit part of the screen…or just plain crooked. So how to apply a glass screen guard flawlessly every time?

Required Tools:

  1. Scotch Tape (yes, it must be scotch)
  2. Compressed Air
  3. MicroFiber Cloth
  4. Plastic Pryer (if you don’t have nails)
  5. Good Lighting
  6. Flat, Hard, Clean surface

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Step 1:

Place the phone on a clean, dusted hard surface. My preference is to have phone facing the same way that you will hold the screen guard during application (keep reading to understand what this means). Adjust the lighting so that you can see every detail of the phone’s screens (scratches, hairs, dust, etc).

Step 2:

If your phone is not brand new, or does not still have the packaging covering the screen, use the MicroFiber Cloth to clean the screen to perfection. Tilt the light or your head to make sure all debris has been removed from the screen. If you find everything but dust is removed, go to Step 3.

Step 3:

Use the compressed air to blow off the tempered glass guard – blow both sides free of any debris (DO NOT REMOVE THE FILM YET). Use the compressed air to blow off the phone’s screen to be free of any debris.

Step 4:how to apply glass screen guard

Use a 2″ (inch) piece of scotch tape and dab it on the screen to remove any remaining dust, hair or small particles. This is one of the most important tasks. For a perfect application the screen must be absolutely free of debris, this is the most important step of how to apply glass screen guard.

Step 5:

Hold the screen guard film-side down. The film is the removable plastic, this is the side of the screen guard that sticks or adheres to the phone screen.

Hold it in the same alignment as the phone.

Quickly remove the film while holding the screen guard just to the side of the phone (this is to avoid throwing any dust particles onto your freshly cleaned screen)

Step 6:

Quickly align the screen guard to the phone screen. Slowly lower it over the screen and press once in the middle, then let the screen adhere it’s self.

Step 7:

Look for any blemishes. Did any dust get caught underneath? Use this trick to get any dust particles out. Slowly lift the corner where the dust is located (use the plastic pry or your finger nail) – be careful not to scratch the adhesive underneath. With the corner lifted slightly, slip a piece of scotch tape underneath and dab onto the spot where the dust is to remove it, then quickly press the corner back down. Repeat this process until all dust and hairs are removed. Press down the edges for a perfect finish.

 

Pro Tip: If you phone has an all black screen – turn ON the phone to a while screen so that you can see the outline where the screen guard should align. Turn on the screen while you align the screen guard. Turn off the screen again while you inspect for any trapped dust particles.

 

And THAT is how to apply glass screen guard flawlessly to any mobile phone. Check out this video I took of my colleague applying a screen guard.

How to Steal WiFi (Ethically)

In today’s world, anyone without WiFi is considered border-line loonie tunes, but WiFi and home internet is expensive so how to steal WiFi and save your dollars? I’m going to share this with you right here.

How to Steal WiFi (Ethically)

It might sound like a criminal offence to you, but I assure you, what I am about to show you might not be exactly what you were initially thinking. I don’t want you to go around hacking and stealing WiFi from your neighbours and community – that wouldn’t be ethical. What I WILL show you is how to steal wifi ethically using some very unique products and techniques.

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Free WiFi versus Stolen WiFi

how to steal wifi

You probably already know about FREE WiFi … this is the WiFi that you get when you’re at Starbucks, McDonalds or at the library. It’s open and anyone and their dog can connect to it for Free, slow down your connection and do all sorts of weird things on it. Usually these WiFis require that you accept their terms of service before you can begin to browse.

Stolen WiFi on the other hand, is secure. You need a password and not just anyone can gain access. This is the stuff I’m talking about because let’s face it, we all want FAST internet connection and LOW security risk. Hence, we need to learn how to steal wifi ethically and create these pristine conditions.

 

FreedomPop Unlimited HotSpot

This is the good stuff, my friends. When I discovered FreedomPop I couldn’t believe that what they were offering was actually FREE! Ok, there’s an activation fee, but if you compare this cost to the overall cost you’d pay to an internet service provider over a year or two, it’s peanuts.

100% Free Internet w/ Nationwide Hotspot!

So you wanted to know how to steal WiFi ethically, right? Let me tell you, even if you are homeless (and I truly hope you are not), you can find the activation fee for your free WiFi in less than 2 days. Let me tell you why I promote this service:

  1. 100% Free – No Monthly Charges
  2. Portable WiFi – take it anywhere
  3. 30-day money-back guarantee (no risk)

If any of you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you might realize that my primary residence is in Vancouver, Canada. However, when I come to the United States, I’ve learned how to steal WiFi and I got myself a FreedomPop hotspot.

FreedomPop did not ask me to advertise this service, but when I find awesome tech that I think NEEDS to be shared, it ends up here.

Enjoy and please let me know if you found this useful or if you’ve tried it.

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How To Set Up Name Servers In WHM For OVH So You Start

How To Set Up Name Servers In WHM For OVH So You Start

When i first started using a dedicated server it took me ages to finally figure out How To Set Up Name Servers In WHM For OVH So You Start, so I wanted to share this info for other beginners. From my experience with OVH SoYouStart dedicated servers, the price is awesome, but the support isn’t really that great. Especially if you’re new to managing your own dedicated server.

Now, I understand that most server providers likely don’t want to take the responsibility of setting up your server and then take the blame when a security threat comes through, or perhaps just a wrong setting.

Anyway, I’ve decided to create this post on How To Set Up Name Servers In WHM For OVH because it took me such a long time to finally figure out how to setup such a simple element.

Let’s get started first with logging into WHM. (this tutorial does not use SSL commands, you must have access to the WHM dashboard)

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Step 1. Under Account Functions choose the option to Create A New Account

We need to create a cPanel account for your new domain and this is the first step.

How To Set Up Name Servers In WHM For OVH So You Start

Step 2. Enter your Domain Information

Model what you see below, but for your own domain. This username and password will become your cPanel login and it will auto-create some important settings in regards to your nameserver.

add domain cpanel ovh soyoustart dedicated server

cpanel account settings setup

cpanel whm email settings

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Step 3. Add a New IP Address

If you haven’t already added your new/unique IP address, you need to follow this step. Under IP Functions choose Add A New IP Address (see arrow) and then enter your IP address in the New IP to add box (see arrow with note). Don’t know your IP address? Visit Step 3 b & c to see how to retrieve your IP address from your OVH dashboard.

add ip address cpanel whm ovh

 

Step 3 b. (optional) Login to OVH SoYouStart Dashboard

This step is optional and is for those who are not sure where to find their IP address. Login to the dashboard for OVH or SoYouStart.

ovh soyoustart login

Click on “IP” tab (see arrow in below image)

ovh soyoustart IP address

 

Step 3. c (optional) Open your IP address list

and choose from one of the available IP addresses. Note it down as you will need it in the following steps.

unique ip address ovh

 

Step 4. Assign IP Address

flip back to WHM and if you haven’t already, make sure you’ve completed Step 3 of adding the IP address to your WHM. Then go under Account Functions and Change Site’s IP Address. Choose the url that is to be assigned to this IP address (see below) and click the Change button.

change domain ip address whm

On the next page you choose the unused IP address from the drop down menu. It should NOT be assigned to another domain unless you have domains sharing one IP address (why do you have a dedicated server in this case? haha)

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Step 5. Edit DNS Zone

Now we can finally go and add our nameservers so we need to head over to edit the DNS zone.  As you see in the image go under DNS Functions and then choose Edit DNS Zone. Choose your new domain from the list and then click the blue Edit button.

edit dns zone whm soyoustart ovh

 

Step 6. Add A Records

First you need to add the A records for your new nameservers. When it comes to OVH the secondary nameserver will always be the same: sdns1.ovh.ca. (don’t forget the . at the end) and ip will always be 8.33.137.137 (not matter how many domains you add, they will all have this secondary nameserver the same). Primary nameserver will just be ns1 because it will be ns1.yourdomain.com and of course the ip will be your unique ip address for that domain. (see below)

add namerservers ovh soyoustart whm cpanel

 

Step 7. Add NameServers to the DNS zone

You’re almost there! Just simply change the name servers at the top of the list to the ones you’ve just created, save and you’re DONE! (see below image for details)

You will now add the following nameservers to your domain registrar:

nameserver1: ns1.yourdomain.com

nameserver2: sdns1.ovh.ca

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How To YouTube To MP3 On iPhone

So you found something totally awesome on YouTube and you want to save it on your iPhone to listen to later? It needs to be in mp3 form for your iPhone to recognize it. So how to youtube to mp3 on iPhone – I’m about to show you the most simple and easy way to get a YouTube video to MP3 on iPhone.

Even the most simple minded of folks should be able to follow this tutorial… all you need is a WiFi connection and an iPhone …. or any smartphone for that matter.

How to YouTube to MP3 on iPhone

Step 1. Connect to WiFi!
connect to wifi iphone
Q: Why connect to WiFi, I have data!?
A: Unless you have an unlimited data plan (and maybe you do, then forget about WiFi), then you should consider using WiFi for this task as it can be data intensive depending on how long your YouTube video is.

Step 2. Find the YouTube video in question

Step 3. Copy the YouTube video’s “Share” URL (as seen below) – click share, then click copy
how to share a youtube video

Step 4. Head over to https://www.onlinevideoconverter.com/mp3-converter

Step 5. Put the YouTube share link that you copied in Step 3 in the field as you see in the image below:
how to youtube to mp3 on iphone

Click START

Step 6. WAIT – let it process …. this can take some time depending how long your YouTube video is…
convert youtube to mp3

Step 7. Click Download – Enjoy! You have successfully learned how to youtube to mp3 on iphone! Congrats!
youtube video convert to mp3

Now you can show your grandma how easy it is.

DISCLAIMER: You should only convert YouTube content that you have the rights to. You should never convert copyright material for resale of any kind. Please follow the laws and regulations in your country or district. SillyTechie.com is not responsible for misuse of these techniques.

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Make Money Online Without Investment

Make money online without investment – because who has the capital when you’re just starting out, right!? Follow me in Instagram @SillyTechie for more amazing insights like this. Today I’m going to tell you about how you can make money online simply by giving the world files that you think are useful or sought after. How does it work?

ShareCash File Exchange

I read about this technique in an article deep down in the bottom corner of the web, and it’s very interesting. In fact, I am going to begin using this technique starting today. So follow me on Twitter and Instagram to see my results.

First, you need a ShareCash account. It’s FREE! Click Here to sign up. Here you can get automatically paid out to Payoneer, Payza, Paxum, PayPal, Bank Wire Transfer or even by Check, just go to Payments >> Request Payment and select your preference.

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ShareCash is where you will upload the files you want other people to download. So think about what is it that people want that you can provide? It can be anything from WordPress Plugins to Independent Films or even Free eBooks. You make the decision as to what you think most people will be looking for and make sure you follow the terms set out by ShareCash.

Marketing Your Links

How will you get your links in front of enough audiences without having to fork out loads of cash on Google and Facebook Ads? I did a bit of digging and came up with a few unique ways around this.

  1. YouTube Video – create a powerpoint with info related to your file and post it on youtube
  2. FaceBook Group Post – join a like-minded FaceBook group who might like your offer and blast it
  3. LinkedIn – create or join a group related to your file and blast it to the group members
  4. Twitter – hashtag the crap out of your link on twitter to get like-minded peeps interested
  5. Instagram – hashtag the crap out of a fancy photo related to your link
  6. Reddit – spam your link on reddit for those ‘bored’ reddit browsers

make money online without investment
Comment below, or hit me up on Instagram/Twitter to let me know if any of these works better for you than others.
Of course, there’s also always good ‘ol SEO on a blog post similar to this one and there’s the old fashioned ads for purchased. But that would defeat the purpose of this ‘Make Money Online Without Investment’ post. :derp:

Make Money Online Without Investment

If you’ve read up to here, you’re realizing that it’s not going to be super simple. Yes, there is some work involved. My preference to be honest, is the youtube video route because those videos always pop-up FIRST on google searches and with no advertising.

Also, a way around the ShareCash restricted content is that you can upload a simple text file that contains the link to the true file. This file or even website could be anywhere that allows this restricted content (ex. Adult Content). However, you always want to make sure you route the user through ShareCash first because that’s where you get paid.

If you want to learn how to get 1000’s of visitors to your website check out my other post here. Don’t forget to use SEO. Download the YOAST SEO Plugin for quick SEO setup on any webpage.

As always, comment, like and share if you found this useful. Follow me on Instagram & Twitter @SillyTechie.
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FREE Activation Key for Slider Revolution 5.4.5.2

Need a FREE Activation Key for Slider Revolution? Client hasn’t paid yet and you need to test features for development purposes? I FINALLY have another awesome hack or crack for you and I’ve tested it with Slider Revolution version 5.4.5.2. After this posting, they may update the plugin to fix this trick, but worth a try.

DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT condone using this trick to get pirated copies of this plugin or any other plugin. I believe all developers and plugin users should be able to test premium features before purchasing so this allows you to do that. Please purchase revolution slider license if these feature are of benefit to you, and/or if you plan to permanently use the plugin.

Now onto the good stuff. So why would you want to use this Slider Revolution crack? Well, with a registered or validated version of Revolution Slider (aka revslider) installed, you can test all the extras, Add-ons and Templates that use those add-ons. What you need for this project:

  1. WordPress Installed
  2. Revolution Slider Installed (can be included with the theme or solitary)
  3. Access to the website’s file manager and/or FTP

 

Cracking the Code

In the website file manager/ftp navigation to this folder:
homedirectory/wp-content/plugins/revslider/includes/operations.class.php
Open operations.class.php in a code editing program (notepad++, coda, dreamweaver, etc), and scroll down to line 2353.

$response = wp_remote_post('https://updates.themepunch.tools/activate.php', array(
'user-agent' => 'WordPress/'.$wp_version.'; '.get_bloginfo('url'),
'body' => array(
'code' => urlencode($data['code']),
//'email' => urlencode($data['email']),
'version' => urlencode(RevSliderGlobals::SLIDER_REVISION),
'product' => urlencode('revslider')
)
));

$response_code = wp_remote_retrieve_response_code( $response );
$version_info = wp_remote_retrieve_body( $response );

if ( $response_code != 200 || is_wp_error( $version_info ) ) {
return false;
}

We will replace lines 2353 to 2368 as seen in the image below:
Free activation key for revolution slider

Highlight all the code as seen above and replace it with:

$version_info = 'valid';
As seen in the image below:
crack revolution slider plugin

Now save it, close it and go back to your Revolution Slider plugin in your WordPress dashboard. Click on the WordPress dashboard menu item: “Revolution Slider” then in the top-left box that says “Plugin Activation”, click on Register Slider Revolution button as seen in the image below:
activate slider revolution

Free Activation Key for Slider Revolution

It will open a box to enter the activation key… enter anything you wish by smashing on the keyboard a few times. No actually, you can put whatever you want in there (as seen below):
slider revolution purchase code
revolution slider cracked

Click “Register This Code” and you’re off and running with your cracked slider revolution!

Have fun exploring the Slider Revolution add-ons and templates and if this helped you make a purchasing decision for Slider Revolution, Please share, comment and like this post. Like this crack? Check out my other tricks/tips here.

Special shout out to the fellows on wplocker forum here for the tip.

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How to Get 1000’s of Visitors to your Website

I’m going to show you how to get 1000’s of Visitors to your website. I use a very simply system called Global Money Line to get thousands of leads every month. In fact, I even used the system to post my Instagram link and gain more followers. The best part about this system is that is affordable for anyone who has $20.


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Some extra benefits include, FREE in-system ads. So you can reach the entire system’s user base by buying the Silver Membership (sorry this on is $50). It is cheaper than spending hundreds of dollars on Google or Facebook ads. AND all users have already been put through qualifying pages, which means they are ready to buy!

I have personally used this system for only a few weeks now. I was astounded by how many people reacted to me simply posting my Instagram link. In one day, I got 35 new followers on a brand new Instagram account (I had not even posted a single photo).get 1000s of visitors to your website

Global Money Line isn’t just great to get 1000’s of visitors to your website, but it is also has an affiliate aspect where you can make money by promoting it. So you can see why I decided to write about it. ūüôā Here’s how it works:
1. Get 2 people to invest in the $20 membership
2. Receive money from all signups after that

It’s SIMPLE! I am also going to be sharing with all of my investors, a fool-proof system to get your first 2 members. You may pass this system on to them and so on. We all make cha-ching. The system pays out in BitCoin and PayPal, so if you want to learn more about cryptocurrency click here.

Move WeChat To New Phone – BackUp and Restore WeChat

Need to move WeChat to new phone?! Almost as popular as Whatsapp, but not nearly as easy to move between devices. The other day I spent nearly an hour trying to help my friend transfer WeChat from an old device to a new device.

The support articles on WeChats website for moving chat history from one device to the other doesn’t give you much to go off, especially when it comes to the QR code.

So this prompted me to write this brief tutorial will show you how to move WeChat to a new phone in 12 easy steps (with pictures!)

Begin the Move WeChat to New Phone

First, you must have both the old and the new device available. Next, we need to create a backup or QR code of the WeChat chat history from your old device.

In the bottom-right corner tap¬†on “Me” icon (as seen in the image below) then tap¬†on “Settings”.

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WeChat Settings

 

Next, tap “Chat” in the menu to open the backup or migration settings.

WeChat Backup

Under Chat History, select ‘Chat Log Migration’. This will bring to the section of all chat threads that have the possibility for Backup.

WeChat Chat Log Migration

This picture is obvious, you will go to select the chat history to be transferred to the new device, but you will also notice that you must connect BOTH devices to WiFi, so go ahead and make sure both your devices are connected to WiFi now then select the big green button.
Note: if your WiFi is not functioning, the only other option is to backup through your computer.

Select WeChat History Backup

If you wish to transfer your entire WeChat History to the new device, tap on the ‘Select All’ box in the bottom-left corner. Otherwise select the chats that you wish to back up and then tap on the green ‘Done’ button. Now we move WeChat to new phone…

Select WeChat History

At this point you will see a QR code which is scannable. Fortunately, WeChat has a built-in QR code scanner which you will need to use on your new device. So KEEP THIS SCREEN OPEN!

WeChat QR Code

New Device on WeChat…

Switch over to your new device and open The WeChat App. You will be asked to sign in so make sure you know your User ID and password.

Okay, so maybe my steps in the images aren’t in order, but the images are… so just keep following along. Once you’ve signed in, you will tap on the ‘+’ in the top-right corner then tap ‘Scan QR Code’ from the menu.

WeChat QR Scanner

Line up your WeChat QR code scanner with the QR code on your OLD phone.

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Scan QR code on WeChat

WeChat will briefly load your chat history on your new phone. Remember, this will only work if you are connected to WiFi.

Move WeChat to New Phone

When WeChat is finished importing your old Chat History, you will see a ‘done’ button and you’re WeChat has now been restored onto your new phone! You just completed the guide, Move WeChat to new Phone.

Restore chat WeChat

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How To Make An Affordable Website for $300 or less!

DIY Affordable Website in under an hour starts…. now!

What you will learn today¬†is how you can quickly build¬†an affordable website that looks professional¬†and costs less than $300. How is this different from WiX or other similar website builders? Build and¬†customize your website and leave room for scaling!¬†It’s a small investment to get your website online¬†and this tutorial is so easy that the most technically challenged individuals have been able to get their website up and running referring to these steps.

So let’s get started!

Here are the main components of a website:

  1. Domain Name (example: www.yourCompany.com)
  2. Website Hosting (where your website is stored)
  3. Platform (the skeleton of the website. eg. WordPress, HTML, WiX)
  4. Theme & Content (the stuff everyone will read and see)
  5. Call To Action (what action do you want people to take on your website? eg. contact you, book an appointment, buy something, etc.)

 

So let’s get started! For domain registration I will assume our company or organization is called: Katie’s Pies

Domain Name

When it comes to choosing a domain name, you want something that your target audience will have an easy time remembering and typing into their computer or mobile phone. So for our example business, we will try to search for katiespies.com

buy affordable website domain

Looks like katiespies.com is taken! Now what? Well we could try katiespies.ca if our company is in Canada. Other options include adding a verb related to online business, or perhaps the location of the business to the domain name. Here are some other examples of available domains for Katies Pies in Vancouver, Canada:

katiespiesonline.com
katiespiesvancouver.com
shopkaitespies.com
katiespies.ca

When it really comes down to it, if you’re in a rush to get your website up, the domain name isn’t super important because you can always change to a new one later for a small investment.

If you want a GREAT DEAL on your domain name, visit Namecheap.com and go with one of the less popular extensions like katiespies.online or katiespies.website. You’ll be able to steal ones of those for under $2/year, um yeah!

Need help? Check out my tutorial on How To Register A Domain Name in 10 Minutes or Less.

Website Hosting

When it comes to website hosting most people have no idea what it is or even that it is required in order to have a functioning website. So what is website hosting? All of the files, images, videos, emails and code for a website must be hosted or ‘stored’ somewhere on the internet so that everyone can see¬†it. Hosting computers are only different from your computer in that they are always on and always online, so anyone around the world can view the website¬†24-7-365. Hosting is the largest cost to your affordable website, but it’s the most important aspect so¬†invest in a good one!

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Simple & Quick Hosting

For the¬†quick website setup we are doing today, I recommend HostGator’s WordPress hosting package. They will set up the “Platform” we will use and discuss in the section below, they promise your website will¬†work 99.9% of the¬†time, and from my experience their 24/7 technical support is bang on!

E-Commerce Hosting

If you plan to take online payments through your website, I highly recommend the HostGator Baby Plan with //https: add-on. Https (also called SSL) is a security certificate required by most payment programs like Stripe that allows you to securely collect MONEY online! (that’s why you’re making a website, right?) ūüôā

For those of you purchasing the HostGator Baby Plan, you’ll probably want to follow my tutorial on Setting Up WordPress before you continue with the rest of this…. I’ll wait….

Platform

Cool you’ve made it more than half-way! So now that you’ve got your WordPress platform set up, login bro!
usually the URL is www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin/ and the page looks like this:

wordpress login screen

If you don’t see this, go back to your platform setup and see if you’ve missed any steps. Still can’t figure it out? Leave a comment or Tweet me @SillyTechie

You’re a star for getting this far! Before we jump ahead, you need your:

Theme & Content

Step 1 Purchase & Download

My absolute favorite WordPress theme of all-time is the X-Theme!! Here’s why;

  1. Life-time license & updates
  2. Pre-loaded templates & content
  3. All add-ons are included and are all you need to succeed
  4. Best Customer Support around!
  5. Super affordable
  6. 100% Customizable

So now that you have X-Theme purchased, you will need to download the installation file. Simply click on your profile name in the top-right corner of theme forest and click Downloads:

download x theme

Then we just need the installation files and don’t forget your license key. The license key is important because it allows you access automatic updates, all add-on features and even some cool template files & content. You will find this¬†under your downloads page. Check out my screenshot below if you’re not sure what the hell you’re doing. Or tweet me ūüôā

xtheme license key

 

Installation & Setup

Nice job. So hopefully you know where you downloaded your Installable file because I can’t magically know where your computer stores them but¬†if you can’t figure it out try this:

  1. Chrome users click “Window” menu >> “downloads”
  2. FireFox users click “Tools” menu >> “downloads”
  3. Safari users click the “Downloads” button (down arrow) in the top-right corner (only visible if you’ve recently downloaded something)
  4. ¬†Internet Explorer and all other browsers…. dude, web designers & developers don’t use that junk. ūüėõ

Next up, you must Upload your theme to WordPress. You should already be logged in as we’ve covered that in a previous step. So in your dashboard (admin area), click on “Appearance” >> “Themes”

Install WordPress Theme

Then you’re going to see all of the pre-installed WordPress themes. These themes are often referred to as the ‘default’ themes. They are the themes that come with the WordPress installation and they are totally lame! (but good for testing errors)

Click on the blue “ADD NEW” button at the top of the page:

add new theme wordpress

In the same upper area, you will see the blue “Upload Theme” button. Click the button to reveal an upload file field directly below! Here’s where you will need to know where you downloaded your x-theme installation file.

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upload themefind x theme download

Click “Choose file” browse your computer for the file you downloaded from Theme Forest¬†…. OR, what I like to do is drag and drop the file into the “choose file” field. No searching required since I usually have the file window open on the side. Then click INSTALL NOW!

install now button

You’ll have to be patient here while it loads…. and you’ll know when it’s done because you will see the¬†progress screen and then you’ll see it say Theme installed successfully! What are you waiting for? Click “activate”!

install theme successfully

Customization NOTE:

If you are looking to do some major customizations, you will want to set up a child theme. What is a child theme? It’s a theme that piggy-backs off the mother theme. Why do we use child themes? Because the child will take all of the style, functions of the mother but will allow custom modifications that the mother will not overwrite when an automatic update is done. Read more about that HERE: How to Setup a Child Theme. If $500 is still in your ‘affordable website’ range, then hire a developer on Fiverr to help you with some of your modifications. Most of them charge low rates and will do the work in 24 hours or less.

Setup & Content

activate x theme

Enter the¬†license key that you downloaded when you downloaded the theme. My suggestion is Copy/Paste. Then press “ENTER” on your KEYBOARD! Boom! You’re now activated.

You should now¬†be able to see below, that you can start building your website right away! So if you’re not hugely concerned about the design at this moment and you just want to get your name, company or organization out here, choose one of the pre-loaded templates. They look great, they’re awesome for mobile devices and all you need to do is fill in the blanks¬†with your information.

Install X Theme Demo Content

Filling in the information is easy. Use the Cornerstone drag and drop editor. How is this different from WiX or those other DIY editors? Cornerstone editor specifically offers additional functionality for developers or those individuals wishing to fully customize their webpages. You don’t HAVE to use it, but it’s there for you to use and even better, this editor writes your website in VALIDATED code! Now you will have an affordable website AND you will know how to change, update and manipulate it.

How to Edit Pages

Click on Pages >> All Pages >> Edit with Cornerstone (under the page you want to edit)edit wordpress pagesedit with cornerstone

 

 

DON’T FORGET TO PRESS SAVE!!! — no matter what you’re doing, always remember to press save. It’s SO important because your time is money and lost time makes for a less affordable website.

Before you close up shop, please check out these other useful tutorials and resources:

  1. Securing your WordPress website (let me show you a simple, free way to make your website more secure) – Available November 29 –
  2. X-Theme Support Community (sign up using your x-theme license key to get outstanding support)
  3. Customize your website using HTML & CSS (great website for quick how-to’s – and keeping your project an affordable website)
  4. Get some design ideas (you can re-create just about any of these professional designs on your own)

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If you found this article helpful, let your friends know how to make an affordable website… or if it was terrible, let me know how I might¬†improve it! Find me on Twitter for tips tricks or advice @SillyTechie

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