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I got my site hooked up a few weeks ago. Today, finally received info from the review process. I fixed several errors already via the editor in IA. But it will require me to manually edit the html and tags each time, or change how I format my posts, and/or a change to my theme to add the tags.

There is NOTHING about this process that is simple yet. The plugins and the process with the SDK is still in its infancy.

The Google AMP process is not as bad, but will still require special formatting of my posts.

I can't see that either are worth attempting for my site yet beyond me just wanting to know how it all works on the back side and testing the plugins.

How about you? Do you really think all of the dev time is worth it right now?
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Umm, thanks.
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THIS is how you take your video marketing up a notch or two or three. Thrilled to be mentioned by +Denise Wakeman in her Post Planner article alongside such stellar company as +Rebekah Radice and +Peg Fitzpatrick
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+MaAnna Stephenson Thanks so much for sharing the post and for being an inspiration for using live video!
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The latest JetPack update may cause a fatal error.
Either hold off updating, or manually uninstall/reinstall.

Read more here https://wordpress.org/support/topic/fatal-error-when-updating-to-jetpack-40-read-this
It seems that in some cases, the latest version of Jetpack (4.0) is causing PHP fatal errors and/or white screens when you upgrade to it. We're tracking this problem on GitHub here: https://github.com/Automattic/jetpack/issues/3697. Until we fix the issue and release a new version of Jetpack, ...
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Yup. I just updated a site to 4.0.2, no issues.

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New, improved video on Blab screen sharing with zoom, and the differences between it and drop ins.
 
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Woot! Screen sharing has come to Blab. See how to do it, plus notify your Snapchat buddies, and more, in this quick MaAnna Minute video.

You can also learn more about my Blab Like a Pro course here http://training.blogaid.net/blab-like-a-pro/
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Yep +Denver Prophit Jr. Looking into that, and figured out how to share from one screen. Will likely be making a new vid tut and taking this one down.
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Rotate your wifi router password often.
My router was compromised by a bot and chewed up triple than normal usage. It's fixed now, but Comcast told me that they are advising folks to rotate passwords every 1-2 months. I was doing mine yearly. I'll be doing it more often now!!!

Also, protect all of your IoT (Internet of Things) devices. That includes your smart TV and any other devices you have connected to the internet. Keep them updated and rotate those passwords.

IoT attacks have increased 200% in the last year. Don't put this off.

And if you have your home security connected to the internet, seriously rethink that decision.

NEVER EVER use free wifi hotspots EVER
You wouldn't believe the horror stories I hear about that.

It's real, it's getting worse. Get smart and get protected.
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+Carl M. Gregory due to convo with provider confirming how it was compromised. And that my surrounding land is too big to make my wifi signal strong enough for neighbors to use.
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Calling all of my Udemy students. You'll want to see this
 
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Just doing a little testing with G+ comments on this post. Feel free to say hi. Appreciate the help.
Tips this week include: - WordPress 4.5 rolling out - upcoming Blab on what’s new in WordPress 4.5 - 6 new SEO Tutorials rolling out - how I’m using Facebook Live and you can too - why to jump on the livestreaming bandwagon sooner rather than later - why the REST API got bumped to WP 4.7 and what’s coming with it - some truth in reporting on WordPress security threats - a fave plugin developer calling it quits - the plugin behind the Panama Pape...
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+Arthur Morehead no idea why that may be.
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Google Analytics by Yoast has been acquired by MonsterInsights
There will be no major changes to the update right away. But, Yoast says to expect tweaks and improvements down the road.

MonsterInsights is also from the same folks that run WPBeginner. So, it has some solid and stable backing. We'll see what comes down the pike.
Our Google Analytics by Yoast plugin has a new home and will henceforth be known as Monster Insights, led by Syed Balkhi and his team.
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Saw the new title guidelines email today. Guess it's a good thing I didn't plan to put my "How I Make Money with Blab" course on Udemy, huh?
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+Paul Reader That is a creative way to put it.
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The new and improved Blab home page is sweet! And the link sharing feature has been tweaked for the better too.
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Thanks for sharing +MaAnna Stephenson :-) Please keep us up to date with all future vids. 
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Owner of BlogAid.net Where non-geeks get total site success consultation and training. WordPress, SEO, security, performance, membership sites, and more.
Introduction
I'm a geek who can still speak in plain English. I help small businesses and solopreneurs be successful and profitable through comprehensive site consultation and training including WordPress, SEO, performance, and security.

Visit BlogAid.net to learn more about me and how I can help you become a confident, successful site owner.

I also love trees and working with wood. You can see my unique carvings at Heartwood Art.
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Multi-instrumentalist and composer with music airing in 14 countries, first book was featured in Publishers Weekly, nationally recognized woodcarver featured in several magazines.
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Owner of BlogAid where I help non-geeks become confident, successful site owners.
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WordPress and online marketing trainer and consultant including SEO, security, and performance. Technical writer and creator of video tutorials.
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