I was recently asked how people get badges and widgets for social networks in their blog's sidebars. Truth is, there are hundreds of plugins out there that will help you with theses, but I prefer to use the original code from the platform! Fewer plugins equals a faster site and a lot of times, these codes are so easy to generate it's faster than installing something! Google + Badge You can either grab some code from google here or, you can use a plugin like New Google Plus Badge Widget to get a great looking Google+ badge for your WordPress sidebar!
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I'm asked a lot to add social icons to people's blogs. I don't mind doing this at all, and I love when people use custom icons that reflect their personality. But, for those who want a simple set of square icons it really can't get any easier than using the Social Icons Widget plugin for WordPress! Here's a little tutorial for adding social icons to your blog. Links for things you'll need: Social Media Widget Plugin for WordPress Pinterest Icon to download
If you own a business, the way you market that business has changed. There are new tools to help you do what you’ve always done, but better. And while you may be too lazy, too unmotivated, too intimidated or too full of yourself to learn them, you are certainly not too old.Because social media isn’t about age, just like it’s not about being an expert, a guru or a visionary. It’s about people and marketing to them, and using new tools to go above and beyond for them. If you’re “too old” to do that, then you’re too old to be in business. via You’re Not Too Old For Social Media, You’re Just
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