Changing Account Passwords

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Apr
2014
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Changing Your Account Passwords

To change your account passwords, click on the step-by-step instructions below.  If we don’t have the program listed for one of your passwords, please let us know & we’ll add it for you.

 Changing Your Account Passwords

 

 

Copying IMAP mail to local machine for Microsoft Outlook

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Jul
2013
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Transferring Email to Outlook’s Local Folders

This documentation page covers transferring your email to personal folders on your computer using Microsoft Outlook.

Preparing to Back Up your Email

Before you back up your email by transferring your mail onto your computer with Microsoft Outlook, make sure you delete all e-mails and folders that you do not want to save. This will decrease the amount of work you need to do to back up your e-mails and decrease the time it will take to transfer your emails onto your computer.

Creating a Local Folder

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook to access your email account.
  2. Select Home >>> New Items >>> More Items >>> Outlook Data File.
  3. Select Office Outlook Personal Folders File (.pst) and select OK.
  4. Type in a name for your Local Folder and hit OK.
  5. Type in a descriptive name for your Local Folder.  This is the name that will appear in your Outlook screen. Select OK.  Note: This step gives you the option of entering a password for the Local Folder.  This is not reccommended since there is almost no way to retrieve the password if you forget it.
  6. Your Local Folder should now appear in the side of your Outlook window.

Backing up your Email

  1. Select File >>> Open >>> Import.
  2. From the Import and Export Wizard window select Export to a File and hit Next.
  3. From the Export to a File window select Personal File Folder (.pst) and hit Next.
  4. From the Export Personal Files window select your email account from the listed items.  Make sure Include Subfolders is checked.  This will transfer all of your folders and not only your inbox.  Once this is done hit Next.
  5. From the Export Personal Files window choose a location to save your Local Folder (whatever location works for you).  Also, check Replace Duplicates with Items Exported to make sure that you have the most up-to-date emails.
  6. Once you’ve backed up your emails, you can then delete the emails off the server to free up space – but check you can access the backed up emails first (see the section “Viewing your Email” below). To delete the emails on the server, go into your inbox and delete the messages (repeat for sub-folders that you have created). Deleted items will be moved to the “Trash” folder, so you will need to go to this folder and delete the messages in it to remove them completely (and free up space).

Viewing your Email

Now that you’ve backed up your email onto your computer, you may go back any time to view your old emails. To do so, all you need to do is open up Microsoft Outlook and your backed-up mail will be accessible in the folder into which you just transferred it. Even after you are no longer able to access your old email account, anything you’ve stored in Microsoft Outlook under “Personal Folders”, since it is stored on your computer, will remain available.

Magento Video guides

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Jul
2013
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Step-by-step instruction videos for Magento

Congratulations on your new Magento website.  These videos will give you a guided tour of the administration (or back-end) section of your website and will show you how to create new products, manage orders and well as other administrator functions.

We are constantly uploading new videos & updating the current information as updates to Magento are released.  If we haven’t covered something you are trying to do on your site, please contact us at support@guydesigns.com.au so we can provide you with assistance.

These videos are not specific to any site. If you have specialised modules for your website, we will create custom videos for you & send you a link to that recording.

General introduction

This video covers;

 Logging to the administration section of Magento

 The order/invoice/shipping options in Magento

 Adding/modifying categories and products

 Creating vouchers

 Managing customer records

 Editing pages

 Changing the configuration

View the video here

Magento Product Options

This video covers;

 The different types of product options available

 How to create product option templates

 How to assign product option templates to products

View the video here

Magento Coupon Codes

This video covers;

 The different types of promotional codes and discount rules available

 How to create catalog price rules

 How to create shopping cart price rules

View the video here

 

 

WordPress Video guides

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Jun
2013
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Step-by-step instruction videos for WordPress

Congratulations on your new WordPress website.  These videos will give you a guided tour of the administration (or back-end) section of your website and will show you how to create new pages using posts & pages, as well as inserting & editing media.

We are constantly uploading new videos & updating the current information as updates to WordPress are released.  If we haven’t covered something you are trying to do on your site, please contact us at support@guydesigns.com.au so we can provide you with assistance.

These videos are not specific to any site. If you have specialised plugins for your website, we will create custom videos for you & send you a link to that recording.

 

Welcome Guide, useful websites, software & tips

This video covers;

 Guy Designs – Resource videos & support email address (support@guydesigns.com.au)

 Is It Down – How to check if there are server issues, maintenance updates – www.isitdown.com.au [time 1:42]

 Facebook & Twitter – Other ways we keep you up to date – www.facebook.com/guydesigns & www.twitter.com/guydesigns  [time 2:35]

 Website Support & maintenance requests [time 3:15]

 Software – Snipping tool – how to screen shot part of the screen, highlight & write/circle parts of the screenshot. [time 3:50]

 Full screenshot – using Windows [time 5:30]

 Skype – sharing your screen via video call [time 6:20]

 Software – Windows Photo Gallery – How to bulk re-size images & re-name images [time 7:20]

 Sharing links from specific pages on social media [time 12:08]

Watch welcome & tips Video

Visual Composer

Most websites that we develop uses some form of webpage builder.  Currently (as the www continues to change & improve) our favourite is Visual Composer due to it’s ease of use & it’s ability to integrate with most WordPress themes & plugins.  More importantly, our clients love it!

Have a look at this video to see it in action!

 

General introduction & posts

This video covers;

 Logging to the administration section of WordPress

 Switching between the live site & Administration section (grey bar)

 The Admin Menu

 Creating & editing a post

 WYSIWYG editor

 Formatting the text

 Adding an image to a post

 adding & removing a featured image

 Publishing Options, including delayed publishing

 Creating & using Categories

 SEO by Yoast – How to optimise your post for the search engines

 Saving & Viewing your post

Watch General Intro Video

Creating & updating pages

This video covers;

 When you use a page rather than a post

 Where to find pages in the Admin menu

 The summary list of all pages

 Quick edit & trash/restore, viewing the page as it would appear on the live site

 SEO summary

 how to confirm whether it is a page or post on the live site via the grey bar

 WYSIWYG editor

 uploading photos via the media library (including drop & drag) or from your PC, multiple image upload & alt text

 formatting a photo, re-sizing, alignment, boarders

 deleting an image

 previewing your page

Watch WordPress Pages Video

 Global Galleries plugin

This video covers;

 Creating a new gallery

 Adding, editing & deleting images

 Creating a collection of galleries

 Adding galleries, sliders & collections to pages & post

 Choosing the layout of a gallery

 Adding images from social media, ie. Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram

Watch WordPress Global Galleries Video

Setting up email accounts

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Mar
2013
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Setting up email Accounts on your PC & Mobile Device

To set up email on your PC or  mobile device, click on the name of your phone or program below for step-by-step instructions.  If we don’t have your device or program listed here, please let us know & we’ll add it for you.

Mobile devices

 iPhone and iPad
 Samsung Galaxy S II
Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S5
 Samsung Galaxy Note 4/5
 Blackberry

New message on mobile

PC programs & browsers

 Windows Live Mail

 Thunderbird for Email

 Outlook 2007

 Outlook 2010

 Outlook 2013

Apple Mac

Apple Mac – Yosemite

Gmail
 

Please note

To receive email on more than one device you’ll need to update the settings on all devices (including your PC) so that a copy of the email is left on the server for a few days so that it can be retrieved on each. Also make sure the account name in your email setup is your full email address (e.g. user@domain.com.au) and not just the “user” part.

 

How to link WordPress & Facebook

10

Dec
2012
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Most plugins that will connect your WordPress site to Facebook requires three codes; App IS/API Key; App Secret & Page ID.  We’ll include below where to find this information.

 

Information to collect from Facebook 

  • Log into your Facebook account as per normal.
  • Go to www.developers.facebook.com. This is the Facebook Developers website.
  • Click the “Apps” link on the top navigation bar. 

 

 

  • These settings are for your “profile” as you are the developer.  The plugin that you choose to use, will allow you to select the “page” that you wish to link with. 
  • You’ll need to highlight, then copy the numbers under the “App IS/API Key” & “App Secret” & paste them into a word/wordpad/email as you will need them later.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

To find the ID number for your business “PAGE” on Facebook 

 
 
Go back to www.facebook.com & go into your page. 
Click on “Edit page” then “Update info”
 
The ID number will be found in the address bar after “=” 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Facebook Plugin

The Plugin we found very easy to use is “Simple Facebook Connect“.  If you choose this one, install it (or ask Guy Designs to install it for you).  You will then be prompted to update the settings page.

Enter the codes you collected previously into the fields as follows;

Facebook Application ID  =  App IS/API Key;

Facebook Application Secret  =  App Secret 

Facebook Fan Page  =  Page ID

Then click “save changes” button 

 You’ll then be returned to the screen with more options to complete.  For this purpose, we’re setting up posts from WordPress to Facebook.

  • Tick “Publisher (send posts to Facebook)” in the SFC Modules section.
  • Tick  “Automatically Publish to Facebook Fan Page”
  • Click on the “Grant SFC Permissions” & accept or skip options available in the pop-up box.
  • Then click on “save changes”

 

If you’ve been successful, you’ll see two extra buttons in the right column of your posts/pages edit screen.  Time to test if it will post to your Facebook page.

 

 

 

Online Store Preparation

17

Nov
2012
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Preparation for your new online store

What do you need to start collating for your online store?

 Your preferred domain name/s & email addresses

 Your company/business logo

 Preferred colours for your site

 Images for the main page

 Introduction blurb for main page

 Categories & sub-categories for your products

 How many products you plan to have in your store, as well as the information & images needed to describe your products

 Payment details (Paypal/direct deposit/cheque/COD/Eway)

 Are you charging a surcharge for credit cards or other payment methods?

 Are you registered for GST?

 Postage options and costs (Aust post, courier, international postage, express post), including packaging and timeframes.

 Contact details

 Social media links & icons

 Terms and conditions

 FAQ

 Any other content such as markets or events you attend

 Are you planning to have a newsletter?

 Preferred fonts – www.google.com/webfonts

Guy Designs will assist you in collating the above information, with easy to complete forms, in the preparation for your website. Please ask us if you need help or further explanation.

Reduce Image Size

13

Sep
2012
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How to reduce the size of your image suitable to use on your website

 

1) Go to your start button, then to programs and find Microsoft Office.  Open the tools folder & click on MS Office Picture Manager

 

2) Open the image you want to edit, click Edit Pictures then choose Compress Pictures (circled below)

 

3) Depending on how large the image needs to be (for example images for a slider need to be bigger than a profile picture), choose the most appropriate option from the list below.

You can see the dimensions & size it will be by the description below.

Once ok with the choice, click OK then save.

 

If you’d like help with another project you are working on, check out our other “how to” topics or contact us