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A webcam on a desk. We have quick video guides.

We Have Quick Guide Videos

A webcam on a desk. We have quick video guides.

We have quick guide videos! Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were unsure what to do? Believe me, we have too. It doesn’t have to be that way when it comes to your website. We are constantly brainstorming ideas for quick guide videos to show you all the ways to manage the content of your website; whether that’s your blog, event postings, eCommerce inventory, etc! Our quick video guides are typically under 5 minutes. That’s enough time to get the info you need, sip on a coffee, and then go about your day! How great is that!?

Where to Find the Quick Video Guides

Our quick guide videos are housed on YouTube, but we embed the code on our website. That just means you can access the videos from either location. You can access our quick video guides at, but if you enjoy going straight to YouTube you can use this link

Videos for Your Website

You can have videos on your website as well! If you’re interested in upgrading your website package to include this feature let us know! Videos are a great way to get information to your clients, staff, community, and so much more. Our video package is $150 for the initial setup / website integration and just $25 per month after that.

If you have ideas for quick guide videos you would like to see on our website, or if you have something specific in mind you are curious about please contact us. We would love to hear from you!

A Quick Sample of Our Videos

Website Security, Padlock, and Credit Card

Website Security Is Very Important

Website Security, Padlock, and Credit Card

At Webpage Mage we include baseline website security in every site we build. We firmly believe in securing websites to keep out hackers, phishers, spoofers, thieves, and all sorts of malicious-minded people (and those pesky bots). Your website should be secure, but if you’re not a Webpage Mage client you could be at risk. Hackers can do all sorts of bad things to and with your site if it’s vulnerable. Look at your address bar when you are on your website. If you don’t see an HTTPS and a padlock icon in front of the website address you should definitely contact us.

How Our Services Can Improve Website Security

Our security services provide you with multiple facets of protection. We protect your data by backing it up to an off-site storage media (in the cloud) on a weekly basis. Backing up data is important, but it’s not always enough.

Equally important is the need to update website plugins. Hackers purposefully try to find errant code in the plugins used on websites. If found, they will use that flawed code to find backdoors into various websites. Developers will update / patch their plugin codes to correct these issues. Immediately updating plugins when they are available is extremely important. Part of our base service package includes this.

There are many other security features that should be addressed. We’ve listed a few below:

  • Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
  • Malicious IP Blocking
  • Antimalware Scanning
  • HTTPS (allowing for encrypted data transfer and transactions)
  • Verified Encryption Keys
  • SPAM Filters

All of this is a part of the baseline package we offer.

What Steps You Can Take

It can be daunting to think about, but there are some simple things you can do to keep your website secure. Let’s take a look at just a few:

  • Never give anyone your username or password.
  • Don’t write your username or password down.
  • Enable 2FA in your account (this is usually disabled by default, but should be enabled if your account is an administrative account).
  • Try to avoid putting your email address or phone number in news posts you create for your website.

Interested in Making Your Website Secure?

If you’re interested in making your website secure we would love to hear from you. Or if you know someone that might be interested in this newsletter, you can share it with them using our Social Media links below. Website security is very important. Trust us!

Video guide on creating a simple blog post in WordPress.

Creating a Simple Blog Post with a Featured Image

Quick Guide to Creating a Simple Blog Post with a Featured Image and Categories in WordPress

Creating a simple blog post with a featured image and categories is easy! On this page I will walk you through the steps of getting this done. I’ve included a video and text (just in case you want to print out the steps)!

YouTube Video Direct Link

Steps to Create a Simple Post

Logging Into Your Website

  1. Log into your website at
  2. Enter your login credentials
  3. Enter your 2FA code (if this is activated on your account)

Creating Your Post

  1. In the menu on the left hover over “Post” (or you can use the Quick Draft option on the Dashboard)
  2. Click the “Add New” link
  3. Add a title to your post
  4. Add content to your post (keep in mind you will be defaulted to seeing an HTML Markup box if you do not create your post with the Quick Draft option on your Dashboard).
  5. You can hover over the space directly below the HTML Markup box to see the PLUS sign. Once you see the PLUS sign you can choose the option to insert a paragraph, but if you do not see that option you can simply type the word ‘paragraph’ into the search box.

Adding a Featured Image

  1. Expand the “Featured image” section on the right side of the screen
  2. Click the “Set featured image” button
  3. Select your media or use the “Upload files” tab at the top to add a new image
    a. If uploading an image Click “Select Files” in the “Upload files” tab
    b. Locate your image
  4. Enter information (if needed) such as Alt Text, Title, Caption, and/or Description
  5. Click “Set featured image” button at the bottom right

Selecting Categories

You may also add categories to make it easier for your reader to narrow down their search to the specific topic they want to read about.

  1. Expand the “Categories” section on the right side of the screen
  2. Uncheck the “Uncategorized” block
  3. Choose your category(ies)

Editing Your Post

You may edit your post later by going back to the Posts section in the left column of the admin area of your site or by clicking the “Edit Post” in the top bar while you are on the post page.

More Coming

There are a lot more features that can be set on your posts. We will cover those in more detail in other posts / videos. Please check back often for updates.