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How To Collaborate With Your Team Online From Your Website?

Business communication is a critical requirement that can be effectively managed online from within your WordPress site. If you have a WordPress Website or running an online store with WordPress Ecommerce, you can easily set up an internal communication system to talk to your team and collaborate with them online from your home.

As discussed, you can establish async communication with your customers simply by blogging your business and interacting with them from the comment section after every blog post on your website, this works for public interactions. Apart from this, you can also share private blog posts only visible to your team members to establish internal communication within your website.

Share Private Blog Posts For Internal Communication

This can be done by visiting the ‘Add New’ post screen from the admin panel of your WordPress site, switching to the ‘Document’ menu on the right side followed by clicking ‘Visibility’ under the ‘Status & Visibility’ section. Here you can either set the post to private i.e. visible only to site members or password protected.

Asynchronous communication is the best way of managing your team on the remote. As that doesn’t require both parties to be present online at the same time. A Private & Protected blog post is another example of this. By sharing private posts you can start private discussions between your team members, assign tasks to them, send updates, and make your people focus on given tasks.

Establish A Dedicated Online Communication System

This is another option that can be implemented either by starting a new WordPress site for internal communications or a subdomain-subdirectory based WordPress installation to work on side of your main website.

Once you are subscribed to Managed WordPress or have installed it manually on a subdomain of your website then simply log in to the admin panel to install-activate the P2 theme. Once the theme is activated, you can add new members on your website by visiting Users -> Add New page.

P2 theme transforms any WordPress site into a frontend based live discussion platform as shown in the given screenshot

The theme is installed, users are added, now visit the front-end of your website for posting and interacting with your team members. You may visit Make WordPress Core to see how a P2 implemented remote working system looks like.

Live discussions over the P2 theme are dynamic enough to manage all small and big interactions with your team from within your WordPress site.

Close Down Your Office & Start Working From Home

If face-to-face interaction is the best way to transmit complex business ideas then it is also the best way of transmitting deadly viruses too. Hence, the most responsible decision you can take now is to bring your business online and start working from home. You already have the technology, remote work was in use even before the appearance of SARS-CoV-2.

Start by following Sangkrit’s four fundaments of cleaning your private space, cooking your vegetarian meals, programming your world, and blogging your business as that prepare you fully well to stay at home, build your business online to work on remote.

Working in an office has now many deadly disadvantages as,

  • You are not slowing down the progress of infections in society
  • The office environ makes you, your people, your customers and your family more vulnerable to infection
  • If in-case someone gets infected, the person can more easily pass that on to everybody else

So, you must close down your office and start to work online in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. This is easy, the big businesses of the internet have already done so – Google, Twitter, and Amazon have closed down their offices whereas Automattic, the team behind WordPress uses a distributed system of working from home. If they can do so, you can also.

Simply register your domain name, subscribe to WordPress Basic, or WordPress Ecommerce as per your business requirement to bring your business online and start serving your clients from your home.

How To Activate Store Pickup Option In Your WordPress Ecommerce Website?

WordPress Ecommerce lets you start a fully functional eCommerce website yourself in minutes, to sell your products online. To enable store pickup you simply need to login to the admin panel of your website and follow the given steps.

  1. Navigate to WooCommerce -> Settings -> Shipping
  2. Select a Shipping Zone, and click the + icon to add a shipping method
  3. Select Local Pickup, and click Add Shipping Method
  4. Here, you can click Local Pickup again to change the way it displays during checkout
  5. Select tax options, choose a price, and save your changes.

That’s it. Your customers can now place their orders online and pick it up from your home or store when the package is ready.

Add Your Products & Start Selling In WordPress Ecommerce

WordPress Ecommerce is your one-stop solution for all types of online selling through your website. To start, you simply need to register your domain name, subscribe WordPress Ecommerce, and then start adding products by following the given steps.

How To Add A New Product In Your Ecommerce Website?

Simply log in to admin panel of your website by typing yourdomain.com/wp-admin in a web browser and then –

  1. Navigate to Products -> Add New page
  2. Enter your product Title and Description.
  3. Go to the Product Data panel, and select the product type such as a physical good or a downloadable product (for a downloadable product you will be prompted to upload the file you want to sell).

You should know that your online store allows you to sell multiple types of products. Most shop owners just need to sell their physical goods, that is easy, you can simply select product data as ‘Simple Product’ without checking the ‘Virtual’ or ‘Downloadable’ product option, as shown in the given screenshot.

The above-given image shows you the product data section which you can easily find on your new product page, just below the product title and description box.

On the right side, there is a Featured Image box that lets you upload your product image.

That’s All. You Are Ready To Go

Now as you have entered product title, description, and pricing so simply click the ‘Publish’ button and your product will go live on your website. In case you like to know about more options then continue reading the post.

Sales Option (Optional)

The section allows you to enter product price and sale price as well, the sale price is the one which offers your customers the discounted price of your product. For instance – When you put a regular price plus a sales price lower than your regular price, the customer will know the discount you are offering on the product. The discounted price can be scheduled for specific dates and times.

Tax Details (Optional)

For those who are not using the simple flat-rate on products – The section also allows you to enter tax details, so you can make use of it if you are charging tax separately or simply ignore it if you are using flat rates i.e. MRP on your products.

WordPress Ecommerce is not just limited to physical goods but you can sell anything such as services, downloadable products such as files, images, and digital books, etc. Everything is in there, simply start exploring to learn about new things and when you face any problem, use the following comment form.

How To Process Refunds In WordPress Ecommerce Website?

WordPress Ecommerce is a complete online solution packed with WooCommerce and every important extension you need to start selling your products online. It allows you to refund orders in two ways: Automatic Refund & Manual Refund.

On an automatic refund, the amount is automatically reversed to your customer’s payment option. It works for online payment methods whereas, on a manual refund, you have to manually return the money to your customer. Both of these refund options automatically updates the order status, the only difference is that the first one automatically does the reversal whereas the second one asks you to transfer the money to your customer.

How To Refund An Order On Your Ecommerce Store?

The steps are the same both for automatic and manual refund options, the working of refund options depends on what payment gateways you are using on your website.

To refund an order, simply login to your WordPress Ecommerce website and follow the given steps:

  1. Navigate to WooCommerce -> Orders page and select the order to refund.
  2. Open order summary, and select the ‘Refund’ option.
  3. Specify the quantity of the products to be refunded in the given text boxes, use each line for an item.
  4. The refund amount will be automatically adjusted on the basis of the products refunded. If in case inventory levels are not managed, you can also enter the Refund amount, without adjusting the product quantity.
  5. If the quantities of items are not set when issuing a refund then the order is not marked as refunded and the email that is sent will say “partial refund.”
  6. You may optionally add refund notes.
  7. Finally, select “Refund $XX.XX manually” (For Manual Refund) OR “Refund $XX.XX via [your gateway]” (For Automatic Refund).

If you are using a digital payment option that supports automatic refunding option then the automatic refund will work on your website. Else, you may use the manual refund option.

How To Survive Your Business In 2020 And Beyond?

If you are in the business of essentials then bring it online, if you are not in the business of essentials then start blogging your business, pivot and think of the necessities you can alternatively provide to your existing clients to keep your business running. In such a case, it would be much better for you to startup as people’s personal outlet and help everyone around you in bringing their businesses online.

Some online researches during corona time suggest that there are near about thirty percent small businesses that have some sort of website. So you have got a big market to capture. Apart from this, most of the business and individuals are doing nothing, they are just sitting at home and waiting for something to happen so here you have another big opportunity of home-employing everybody to work as your personal outlet and bring you more referrers to get equally benefitted from the profit of each sale.

The rapid adoption of mobile technology and increased use of the Internet has made it easier for you to target and engage a big population online and help them with your products i.e. domain and website. Because, without a domain and website, there is no other way of operating any business online.

Approve Or Reject Orders Before Payment Is Made In WordPress Ecommerce

Instead of first receiving and then refunding the amount on orders which you cannot fulfill, you can follow a policy of first approving or disapproving the orders and then allowing your customers to complete the payment process on your WordPress Ecommerce website.

The feature is very useful for small business owners such as local grocery and departmental stores, especially during this time of pandemic when they quickly run out of stock and new stock takes more than usual time to come.

How To Approve or Reject Orders?

Simply install and activate the new WooCommerce plugin, Order Approval for WooCommerce on your WordPress site. Once the plugin is activated, move to your admin area dashboard WooCommerce -> Settings -> Payments Tab and turn on WooCommerce Order Approval.

This will enable you to manually approve orders made by customers on your eCommerce website.

How WooCommerce Order Approval Works?

  1. The customer places an order on your website
  2. The order is taken as a request and no payment is processed.
  3. Shop owner manually approves or rejects the order and the customer is automatically notified via email
  4. On approved orders payment link is sent to the customer whereas, on rejected orders, a cancellation mail is sent

Hence, your customer would be able to preorder things on your website and when their orders are approved, they will receive a payment link to complete their purchase. Currently, the plugin works with all default payment gateways of WooCommerce, there are no complex settings.

Designing Websites When You Are Not A Web Designer

This is the time when every small and big business needs a website and Managed WordPress not only allows you to design your website yourself but you can use it as a business tool for making websites at your own competitive pricing and helping other businesses to easily come online. It is a complete website solution offering you the design, hosting, backup, and security of your website altogether.

Designing a website comes down to three simple steps:

  1. Register the domain name
  2. Subscribe to Managed WordPress
  3. If necessary, install the industry-specific theme and plugin

Register A Domain Name

Try finding a domain name as unique as you are. If you don’t have an idea of a great domain name for your business then the best way is to register your own name as your domain and encourage others also for this.

A domain name is the online address of your website. It is also used for creating email addresses such as info@yourdomain.com

To get started, simply visit the domain registration page here, type the desired domain name to see if it is available. If available, then you are lucky, quickly register it and if in case it is taken then you will see other domain name alternatives on the page.

Subscribe to Managed WordPress

Managed WordPress is a complete solution for all types of business websites. Simply subscribe to it and the online step-by-step process will make select your options and enter important information regarding your website and in a minute or two, you will be taken to your website’s dashboard. The dashboard allows you to write blog posts, create pages, manage themes i.e. the design and layout of your website and everything else.

If Necessary, Install Industry Specific Theme & Plugin

The default WordPress interface itself is great for blogging your business or set up an informative website to capture business leads online. But in some cases such as while creating an online store etc, you will need to install industry-specific themes and plugin on your website. For this you simply need to explore from a wide range of free options accessible with your admin area dashboard.

Themes are responsible for the layout of your website whereas plugins are used for extending the functionality.

To find and install a new theme related to your or your client’s business, simply visit Appearance -> Themes page, click Add New button, and type your keyword. For instance – If you want to browse themes for eCommerce then type the keyword ‘eCommerce’ or if you want to install a theme related to your specific business industry then type that keyword.

You can do the same for plugins also. For instance – By installing a plugin called ‘WooCommerce’ you can turn your simple WordPress installation in your a functional online store.

So startup as people’s personal outlet and make use of WordPress to help people in bringing their businesses online

How To Automate Image Alt Tags In WordPress?

Image alt tags are the text that sometimes appears in place of images. It is used to describe your image and make them search-friendly. When you use alt tags on your images, they become search-friendly and are more likely to appear on search results pages to visitors who are searching for them.

Default WordPress functionality allows you to alt tag images after you upload them on your website, all images show a field of title and alternative text where you can tag your images simply by describing them in brief.

There are also some free plugins that allow you to automatically alt tag your images. Auto image alt text (Alt tag, Alt attribute) optimizer for Google images is one such plugin which upon activation automatically starts adding alt text to your images uploaded on posts, pages, and also on products created on a WordPress Ecommerce installation.

The plugin is compatible with Pinterest, WooCommerce, TinyMCE, Page Builder by SiteOrigin, Elementor Page Builder, Gutenberg, Yoast, and provides you manual customization of alt tags other than those used by Yoast or page titles.

More than twenty percent of search queries are made on Google Images so if you are running a photo blog or share more images on your posts then using alt image tags is a critical step that should not be overlooked.

How To Stop Internal Pingbacks In WordPress?

Pingbacks attempt to notify the website you have linked in your post but the default WordPress behavior sends a ping also to the posts you have interlinked within your website. This shows a trail of similar content in the comments section which some users find useful but annoying for others running bigger websites with lots of content.

You can separate trackbacks, pingbacks from the actual comments section for a better look or you can disable pingbacks sitewide from Settings -> Discussions page by unticking ‘Attempt to notify any blogs linked to from the post’ option on your website but that also stops sending notifications to other websites which might be useful for bringing new traffic when you write articles linking to some external website.

Another way is to simply disable the self pingbacks on your WordPress website so that you don’t find new pingbacks coming for approval in the comments section after you post new articles linking to the posts within your website.

Simply install and activate a plugin called No Self Pings, once the plugin is activated, the self pings are gone. It also adds a new section on Settings -> Discussions page where you can specify more domains that you don’t want to be pinged. 

Make Direct Democracy The World Order Of Internet Age

In July 1867, first case of cholera was reported in Zurich and soon the disease was spreading throughout, mainly among the people from poorer and dirtier districts. In December 1867, thousands of the people gathered demanding their democratic rights by challeging then prevailing political order. In the autumn, the epidemic stamped out but the canton was all geared up to create the most democractic political system in the world.

Contemporarily both the restrictive and the representative societies have equally failed in saving humankind from upcoming pandemic as now they are busy blaming each other. Through this COVID-19 experience of humanity, it is affirmed by now that a direct democracy must become the world order of internet age.

Independent people do not deserve becoming the subjects of any restrictive or representative masters anymore. Instead they deserve taking all the necessary policy initiatives themselves.

Any restrictions and representations upon the public will are all outdated alike as in this age of internet any people can online elect to post, suspend and transfer any trained officials subject to their performance in implementing online public decisions.

This deserves becoming a direct democracy in the internet age. Let us make this the new world order.

Human Cooperation To Defeat Divisive Distractions

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, peoples across all the countries thoroughly experienced the failing superstructure of all divisive assumptions everywhere alike. Superstitions suppress the fact that the humankind is one and all divisive assumptions are false.

Undermining all superstitions, Sangkrit stands for humankind with Internet as the unity of humanity. Universal cooperation among human beings is made easy further through ongoing smartphone stage of internet age and unleashing human cooperation is quite capable of defeating any divisive distraction. So let it be like that.

Despite all divisive distractions, domaining, blogging and sponsoring Sangkrit paves the way ahead. Follow this to build one integrated future by integrating humankind and let that become your business henceforth.

Easily Bring Your Wholesale Business Online In COVID-19 Crisis

The corona crisis has forced people to shop from home. The demand for the essentials is high as it was ever and the big eCommerce companies are failing to satisfy this demand on time. The reason is that the sellers registered on such eCommerce platforms are cleaning out their shelves in their local area and the delivery slots are going down because of the shortage of delivery boys and active courier services.

So this is the niche that wholesalers can fill by bringing their businesses online to serve both retail businesses and regular customers from their own mobile-optimized eCommerce website.

How To Bring Your Wholesale Business Online?

Bringing your wholesale business online is an easy task which you can do yourself simply by registering your domain name and subscribing to WordPress Ecommerce. The automated process of WordPress Ecommerce takes you to a step-by-step tour to help you set up your eCommerce website in minutes. The website can be used for both wholesale and retail purposes.

How To Serve Wholesale & Regular Customers Both From The Same Website?

Taking your wholesale business online has the same steps as bringing any retail business online and once your website is online you can make use of a plugin called WooCommerce Wholesale Prices to supply specific users with wholesale pricing for their product range. This is very simple, you can control pricing from the product editing page and manage wholesale users from the ‘Users’ section on your admin area dashboard.

Simply install and activate the plugin then navigate to the product you wish to enter wholesale pricing for. If the product you have selected is a simple product, you will find a wholesale price box on its general tab whereas if it is a variable product then each variation will have its own wholesale pricing.

Apart from this, you can change the user role to ‘Wholesale Customer’ for customers you wish to grant wholesale privilege.

Another plugin called Wholesale For WooCommerce Lite provides you the same set of options with the ability to sign-up your customers using a wholesale registration form and then you can assign them “Wholesaler” user role. With this plugin, you can also display the amount they’re saving on your products.

WooCommerce Team also provides you a wholesale addon called Wholesale For WooCommerce but that is a premium plugin.

Easily Fix All Broken Links On Your WordPress Site

Error 404 is bad for your website as it takes visitors and search engines on pages they were not looking for. It not only happens when you have broken links on your website or when you change the permalink structure but also when someone mistypes your post URL or links to an errored URL.

The good thing is that you can fix all types of 404-not-found errors on your WordPress Website simply by activating a plugin called Link Fixer.

It works for all broken links that include broken post links, in-post links, page links, text widget links, and every link on your website or on some other website pointing to a broken page on your website.

Fixes All Broken Links In One Click

All you have to do is install and activate the Link Fixer plugin. Upon activation, it automatically redirects pages where WordPress fails to find any valid permalink by itself.

And before your website generates a 404 error page,  the plugin tries to locate your posts having similar words. As a result, all active and possible 404 errors get fixed across your website.

How Link Fixer Works?

The plugin does this by searching the database attempting to find any of the word values matching from the bad link in the process. After finding the best match, rather than issuing a 404 error page, it sends a redirect to that page, and hence the user sees the content they were looking for. Whereas, Google and other search engine spiders see the 301 redirects and update their results accordingly.

It is a very useful plugin while migrating form other blogging platforms to WordPress where the conversion process automatically removes words such as “the” and “a” from the permalinks and generates many not-found errors on your website.

The plugin also offers you some settings on your admin area dashboard Settings -> Link Fixer page where you can change any values to set your own parameters.

How To Test If Broken Links Are Fixed?

Simply mistype any permalink or temporarily add a broken link somewhere on your website then click that link to see how quickly this plugin works.

How To Disable Full-Screen Post Editor In WordPress?

A form of distraction-free i.e. full-screen post editor existed in some form from many years in WordPress, that has now been forced to default.

If you don’t want to use it on your website, you can simply disable it with the use of a plugin, just as we did while switching back to Classic Editor which is fully supported and will be maintained until at least 2022, or as long as it is necessary.

Disable Fullscreen Editor Mode is a lightweight plugin that you simply need to activate in your WordPress site and that’s it. The plugin has no settings, it automatically works for posts, pages, and other custom post types.

Set Minimum & Maximum Amount For Orders In WordPress Ecommerce

You can set a minimum and maximum order amount in your WordPress Ecommerce website to make each order achieve a set amount before it gets placed on your WooCommerce based WordPress website.

If you don’t have a mobile-friendly eCommerce website, you can make it now, with WordPress Ecommerce. You may also help others in doing the same by starting up as People’s Personal Outlet to build another income stream for yourself”

The new WordPress plugin Set Minimum Order Amount for WooCommerce enables you to quickly set a minimum order amount. Simply install and activate the plugin then navigate to the WooCommerce Settings page and set your minimum order amount.

If in case you need to set both minimum and maximum order amounts then you may use another plugin called Order Minimum/Maximum Amount for WooCommerce (instead of the above-mentioned plugin) to set required minimum and maximum sum with quantity for orders in your website. This plugin provides you more options such as:

  • You can set the minimum & maximum sum for orders
  • You can set the minimum & maximum quantity for orders
  • You can set different order amounts on a per-user role basis
  • You can exclude shipping and discounts while calculating the total sum of the order
  • You can display customizable user messages on cart and checkout pages
  • You can optionally disable customer from reaching the checkout page if in-case requirements are not met

Just as the first plugin, Order Minimum/Maximum Amount for WooCommerce settings can also be managed from the WooCommerce Settings page on your admin area dashboard. This way you can easily define the minimum and maximum order quantities for general and sales orders on your website.

What Should Students Do During COVID-19 Outbreak?

The coronavirus outbreak is a global health crisis that has exposed the worst flaws of educational institutions. So expect nothing from anyone and start taking your decisions. When you start making decisions, you learn to establish order as well. The best thing you can do during this corona time is to register your full name as your domain name and start blogging to build your online business as people’s personal outlet.

Grow your web building skills, no matter where you’re located. Master WordPress, the technology you use as your blogging platform with free online tutorials which you get when you subscribe Managed WordPress to buildup your skills you can apply right away, by starting up as people’s personal outlet as your individual initiative to bring all businesses online.

Bringing all businesses online is the biggest ongoing business and becoming a people’s personal outlet is easiest and best for starting own business where you independently learn at your own pace following four fundamentals of Sangkrit and work as internet growth engine, making money by blogging your business and helping humankind in using internet infrastructure in order to adapt to the changing ways of doing things.

Enable Store Pickup & Home Delivery Options in WordPress Ecommerce

Store pickup and home delivery are essential options for eCommerce websites selling products at this time of the pandemic. You can make use of the home-delivery option if you have someone for delivering your products, or courier services are working in your area. Else you can enable your customers to place their order and then pick it up from your store without crowding the place.

WooODT Lite is a free WooCommerce plugin that can be installed on your WordPress eCommerce website. It allows your customers to select their order type as home delivery or self-pickup on a desired date and time. Optionally, they may also select a pickup location.

The plugin provides you a wide range of options such as you can limit each slot with a maximum number of deliveries or pickups, turn store as delivery only or pickup only or offer both services at the same time. These options can be managed from your admin area dashboard, simply install and activate the plugin then navigate to its settings page from the left side menu in the admin panel of your WordPress eCommerce website.

Visually Edit The Footer Credit Line In WordPress

In WordPress, the footer credit line is a text with a link to credit the WordPress and its theme developer. You can anytime change the footer credits of your theme if you have something more important to display there. In general, this is done by editing the footer.php file of the theme active on your website but now you can do this thing visually by using a plugin.

Simply install and activate Visual Footer Credit Remover plugin in your WordPress site and then navigate to your admin area dashboard’s Tools → Visual Footer Credit Remover and click OPEN VISUAL EDITOR button.

This will take you to the home page of your website with a visual composer box on the right. Simply scroll down on your website, click the footer text you want to edit, and replace it with your own text in visual credit remover box. Click the save button and you are done.

Provide ‘Leave At Door’ Option In Your WordPress Ecommerce Website

Prepare your business for providing a contactless delivery of products with necessary social distancing. Scott De Luzio’s ‘Leave At Door’ is a free plugin that enables ‘Leave at Door’ option on WooCommerce based WordPress Websites.

“If you yet don’t have an eCommerce website for your store, you can easily make one by subscribing to WordPress Ecommerce. You may also help others in doing the same by starting up as People’s Personal Outlet in order to build another income stream for yourself”

Simply install and activate ‘Leave At Door’ plugin from your WordPress admin panel and it will add a small checkbox option on the checkout page just before the ‘Place Order’ button, enabling customers to opt for ‘Leave At Door’ delivery option.

How It Works?

When a customer ticks ‘Leave At Door’ option, a text field is shown to them so that they can optionally add more instructions such as ringing or not ringing the doorbell after leaving the box or leaving the package at some specific place near the door, etc.

The customer’s instructions are automatically placed below the billing address on the admin’s order edit screen, on order email, and the invoice displayed to the customer when they place their order. This information can be added to other places as-well by using the plugin’s function code on template files. The plugin’s settings page allows you to select the shipping methods to be enabled with ‘Leave At Door’ option.

Make A Food Cart Movement Everywhere

Across all the countries alike, local police with the help of any volunteers, may move a food cart through locked-down streets everywhere facilitating for either a give away or a take away of food packets from every household.

Everyone must either take away or give away a food packet through this two way measure.

This two way measure, if made a movement, might become a way of ensuring that no one remains hungry anywhere in the world battling with COVID-19.