No website, no business – the new mantra for the modern era, this is something you may have heard many times during the last few years. And yes, whether your biz is small or if you’ve just had a great epiphany about a new startup, the level of your “online presence” will be of utmost importance for the growth of your business – but hey, how to create one? Well, this is exactly where you need a business website design company to help you out!
Sure, there may be many hundreds (thousands?) of business website design companies in the market, all boasting the perfect expertise and skillsets to fulfill your needs. But wait! You need to be well- selective in finding the right web design firm that understands/encapsulates your needs, your wants, and your all-important budget quotients. Continue reading
Running a business in Greenville takes a lot of work, effort and investments. A part of those investments is directed towards the creation of a beautiful website that will represent your brand, drive new customers and turn them into regular ones.
Your chances of succeeding in today’s climate slims down if you don’t have a perfectly designed website. The importance of this cannot be denied, and as you can see on this page, it is your first step towards standing out from the crowd of competitors. Continue reading
Business visibility is an important factor that contributes to the growth of a brand or business. Business owners with products and services would like to expand their network to cater for more customers beyond their locality.
One way to achieve this goal is through the use of Google Maps SEO. Let’s say you run a hair salon in Jacksonville, Florida, you can increase your brand visibility with GMB (Google My Business), possibly occupying one of the top 3 spots.
This customer engagement strategy helps list your business at the top page when people in Jacksonville search for “hair salon near me.” Continue reading
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a huge impact on the way we work. As governments worldwide urge people to stay at home to curb the spread of the virus, working from home has become the new normal across many industries. With the crisis ongoing and no end in sight, it remains unclear how long workers will have to wait before they can physically return to their workplaces.
What is clear at this stage is that leaders will have to seriously consider not just how businesses can recover, but the possibility of a completely changed workplace landscape post-COVID. This means that, starting now, they should plan and prepare for this reality. This includes exploring alternative strategies to managing their workforce and hiring new employees. Continue reading
Paypal is the most widely used and most secured online payment processor in our days. Adding a Paypal payment method to your website is becoming more and more easy.
While the platform itself gives a facility for users to click, fill a form and generate payment buttons for the websites, there are payment plugins here and there for WordPress websites and one of these is the most powerful WP form plugin called WPForms.
For developers, Paypal has a bunch of APIs allowing you to develop complex payment apps and collect payment with Paypal.
Let’s look at two common ways you can allow your site visitors to make payment with Paypal. First, here are the different types of payment you may want to implement:
So how do you do this?
You are able to implement paypal payment with no coding skills and without a plugin on your WordPress blog. What you need to do is go to your paypal account and generate the payment button.
Go to Paypal buttons:
Go ahead and select the specific button type you want for your payment. Let’s go with the Buy Now button as an example.
This will take you to the next page for some payment options:
Enter the name and price of the item. You may want to leave everything else as it is but entering the item ID may help make tracking easier.
Depending on what you sell, you may want to setup more options. Let’s look at something quite interesteing under step 3: Customize advanced features (optional)
When a site visitor clicks on the button to make some payment, one of two things will happen:
Once you have your settings in place, click the Create Button button. copy the html code to the text view of your WordPress editor:
If you want a simple link to send in email, link on text or image, click the Email tab. On the side of the Buyer’s View, Paypal shows you what the button looks like on your website. If you have any advanced html skills, you may design and use your own buttons.
Now, going through this Paypal button generation steps may be daunting. I understand for newbies, this may sound like some strange language. To make it harder, Paypal support staff will never show up to help in this integration. That means you’ll have to hire a developer to do it for you. what if we look at the second approach which is more friendly?
Using a wordpress plugin is a more friendly way to accept Paypal Payment on your wordpress blog. You don’t have to mess up with HTML tags from your Paypal account.
What you do is follow simple steps and the payment option is available for use.
I’m going to recomment WPForms for Paypal payment. Let me tell you why:
a. This is the most advanced form plugin for WordPress. With it, you are going to be able to turn your WordPress site into a full interactive site. You will be able to create just any form of your choice. Get the plugin for Paypal payment and discover the depth of its riches.
b. More than 3 million WordPress users are not wrong to have chosen this plugin for their forms and Paypal payment:
c. The team behind the plugin, led by the smart WordPress guy Syed Balkhi, founder of wpbeginner and many tough wordpress companies, is one of the reasons to trust this plugin. They are constantly updating the plugin, adding new features for free and keeping it tested with current version of WordPress.
d. The team will be there anything to sort out issues that may not allow the plugin to function smoothly. That’s one of the reasons I stick to the plugin.
Here are other ways to use WPForms:
Now, we’ve established that this wordpress is far beyond your needs for a Paypal Payment system for your WordPress blog. While you have endless web forms related ways to use the plugin, let me walk you through using it to accept paypal payment.
The first thing is to get the plugin. Click here for details. Take advantage of the current promotion:
If you want more information about the plugin features and use cases, take a look at this page
Once you have a copy of the plugin, follow these instructions on how to install and setup
The core of the WPForms plugin doesn’t come with the Paypal payment functionalities. But once you have it installed, follow these steps to activate Paypal Payment.
Go to WPFroms -> Addons on the left tool bar of your dashboard.
Locate the Paypal Standard Addon and click the button to install:
Once installed, move ahead to add a new Paypal Payment form. Go to WPForms -> Add New
This will allow you to easily:
On the new form creation page, enter the form name (for internal use). You may want to move on from the Donation or Order form templates or simply start a new from from scratch.
Add your form fields as required. Use the drag & drop form builder:
Move down to the Payment fields, drag and drop payment options to the form:
Drag the Total element and drop on the form. This will display the total to be paid by the visitor as he selects different price options. Once you are done with creating your payment form, you’ll have to go and configure your Paypal Payment.
Click Payments – > Paypal Standards on the form builder:
You must click to Enable Paypal Standard Payment for it to work on your form. Enter your Paypal Email in the PayPal Email Address field.
There are two modes:
For Payment Type, we have Donation and Products & Services. Pick any that fits your payment type. Just like the case in Payment payment without plugin as I described above, enter the cancellation url. in the Cancel URL field.
Other fields should be set depending on how you want to collect the payment from the visitor. Note that data from the payment form is stored on your WordPress Dashboard. Go to WPForms -> Enteries
Adding the payment form to your page is practical and easy. Located at top right corner of your form builder window, click the EMBED button and grab the short code. Paste this anywhere on your WordPress site.
Alternatively, Click the Add Form button on your WordPress text editor. this will bring up a list of forms created with the WPForms plugin:
On the list of forms, you are going to see your payment form you just created. The name to be displayed is the form name you entered for internal use. Note that this is also available for Gutenberg users.
From all indications, using a plugin (WPForms) comes with a long list of benefits. While you are able to quickly create a Payment payment form, you have a wide variety of other forms to create with the plugin.
The goal of any online business owner is to make money.
They travel different paths to achieve this goal for their websites. Just as long as they keep their eye on the prize, it doesn’t matter what methods or tactics they employ.
If you’re earning more than enough to cover the costs of running your website, then consider yourself successful!
On the other side of the coin are people who are struggling to turn a profit from their websites. To be fair, building a profit-generating site is no walk in the park. For them to not get sidetracked from their main goal (which is what’s keeping them from breaking through to success), they need attention to detail, organization skills, and commitment. Continue reading