Integrating Salesforce With WPForms

Have you ever wished to integrate Salesforce with your WordPress site? If you have been thinking about it, I've some awesome news for you today!

Salesforce is now easily integrate-able with WordPress using WPForms plugin. The Salesforce addon will let you automatically send form entries from WPForms to Salesforce CRM.

If you’ve been copying data from your form entries to Salesforce, this addon will be a game-changer.

And you don’t need to pay for a service like Zapier to connect WordPress to Salesforce. So you’ll save money too.

Automatically Create Salesforce Objects

The new integration between Salesforce and WPForms allows you to easily create objects in Salesforce without coding skills.

The best part? You can do it directly with WPForms.

Here's how it is done quickly and correctly.

Create Salesforce Object Wpforms
Create Salesforce Object in WPforms

There are many other ways you can use WPForms with Salesforce, including creating a new Lead from each submission. In short the possibilities are rather endless right here.

The next step involves mapping the fields. Here's how it is done quickly.

Salesforce Wpforms Addon Field Mapping
Salesforce WPForms Addon Field Mapping

Not only what you can also leverage the advanced Conditional Logic if you want to have a better control on both WPforms and Salesforce integration.

Salesforce and WPForms

I find this integration very cool and I recommend you to give it a shot!

Oh yes, this unique WPForm integration with Salesforce is available for Elite plans (and above). Click here to learn more about WPforms (and free download).

How To Boost Email List with WordPress Content Locking?

Do you know that you can easily build an email list by locking content on your WordPress blog. You might have heard about this and even seen this yourself — using a WordPress content locking plugin can easily boost your email list quickly and effectively.

In this article, I'm going to show you exactly how you can lock content on WordPress and boost your email list at the same time.


Setting WordPress up for content locking

There are many WordPress plugins that you can use to lock content (quickly and without any coding skills). My favorite plugin is OptinMonster (click here to check the demo).

OptinMonster’s Content Lock will blur or remove content below a set point on the page, so visitors have to opt in to see the whole article. This is a no-hassle way to grow your email subscriber list with content you’ve already published. OptinMonster works on any platform, so it’s easy to add a content lock to WordPress or any other content management system.


How does OptinMonster content locking works?

Glad you asked!

Take a look at this video to learn more about OptinMonster content locking feature:

As you can see, there are two ways content locking works perfectly well for WordPress users.


1. If you are a blogger or content publisher ...

Content locking is an awesome way to build an email list — even though content should be free (for public digestion).

If you are publishing a high value content on your WordPress blog, using OptinMonster content locker will help you build an email list quickly and making that content work harder for you.

Crafting the best content for your website visitors (with content locking feature) might take a while to accomplish, but this is an excellent way to build an email list!


2. If you are a small business marketer ...

OptinMonster’s Content Lock can help you improve lead quality by using gated content to attract qualified leads. You can use content locking with any website content, to hide part of your content, until your visitor has opted in.

Yes, you read that right. OptinMonster works not only with WordPress but with dozens of other website CMS too.

By using a content locker plugin or addon, you can quickly increase your leads and ultimately, generate sales and revenue.

OptinMonster Content Lock feature can also help small businesses grow their email lists by using content locking to to boost content engagement, and to increase the perceived value of your content.


Recap

There's more to what OptinMonster and content locking can do especially when you have the right strategy. Without a doubt, content locking is an excellent way to boost email list quickly and cheaply.

Undecided if this is right for you? Click here to try OptinMonster content locking feature right now!

A Fool-Proof Guide for Easy cPanel Usage

When it comes to web hosting, you will find that there are thousands of options out there, with hosts all over the world offering their services. Some will be large international companies with data servers in different continents, while others will be small independent web hosts who may be renting the servers that they use for the hosting.

The majority of web hosts will have a number of different options available for their hosting, with the most popular option being shared hosting. Others more advanced options include VPS (virtual private server) hosting or a dedicated server.

Shared Hosting

Shared hosting is what the majority of people who are getting started with websites and hosting will use. As the name implies, shared hosting is where the resources of a server are shared among hundreds, and potentially thousands, of clients, each with their own portion of resources such as disc space, data transfer, CPU usage and various others.

There are a couple of downsides with shared hosting in that there may be instances when other clients on the server are overusing the resources that they have been allocated, which in turn can affect every other user on the server, but these problems are often quickly resolved by the host when spotted. However, if you are using very cheap $1 a month shared hosting, then you should expect such issues to occur more frequently than you’d like.

Many web hosts like the shared hosting option as it is relatively easy for them to set up a server for this, and they can offer this for a much cheaper price when compared to something such as VPS hosting, which is a much more powerful option. You find some excellent comparisons of shared hosting at the Fortune Lords website, which is packed full of useful information and reviews.

Managing your hosting account

One of the most popular control panel systems for managing shared hosting accounts is cPanel. It is a very powerful  system and provides you with everything you will need to effectively use your hosting account.

At first glance, you might sign into your hosting account and see the multitude of different sections and options of cPanel and feel a little nervous about how to use it. However, don’t worry. For most users, you will only ever need to use very few of the options in front of you. In this article, we will take a look at the most important features that you need to know to get your websites up and running.

Add-on Domains

The domains section of cPanel is where you add your domain name to the system. Depending on the hosting package that you signed up for, you might be limited to a single or small number of domains. Other packages will offer you the ability to add unlimited domains to the server, which is the best option if you are someone who has a large number of sites to manage.

To add a new domain to the hosting account, simply click on the “add-on domain” option. You will then need to enter the domain name and set the folder location for where the files for the site will reside. The folder for each domain name you add should be inside another folder which is called “public_html”. Sometimes you may actually need to enter this as well as your folder name when adding a site. Other times it might be set to default to that folder.

File Manager

The file manager option is where you have the ability to manage all of the files on your hosting account. If you click on the “file manager” button, a new window should open in which you will see all of your files. For the website files, you will want to navigate to the “public_html” folder.

You can upload files to your site folders through the file manager, but this must be done one at a time. If you have a multitude of files to upload you should either compress everything into a zip or rar file to upload, and then decompress inside the folder, or to use an FTP program, which connects with the server and allows you to upload multiple files at the same time. If you do want to use an FTP program then FileZilla is an excellent choice. It’s a free download that is very powerful and extremely easy to use.

Email Accounts

Once you have your website up and running, you will most likely want to create an email account for the site. Simply click the “email accounts” option, where you will be able to see any existing email accounts, as well as the ability to create a new one.

Simply click on the “new” button to create a new email account. Enter the name for your email, such as info, hello or anything else. Then select which domain name you want the email for. If you have multiple domains added to the hosting account, you simply use the drop down menu to select the one you want.

Then you enter your password – which should be a combination of numbers, letters and capital and lowercase. There is a password generator option that you can use to create an automatic password for you which will be secure. If you want to set up your email account in a program such as Outlook on your computer, then you can click for the email settings details, which will list all the information including the mail servers. 

Alternatively, you could use the web based mail that cPanel provides, and log directly into the server to check or send any emails.

You can also set up any forwarders, so that copies of emails can be sent to additional emails, or even create autoresponders, which will automatically send a message any time an email is received.

Some closing thoughts

Hosting your own websites needn’t be something to be troubled or anxious about. There are just a few things you need to be aware of with your hosting package. There are lots of advanced features that you probably won’t ever need, so don’t panic when you open cPanel for the first time and see so many different sections and options.

As mentioned earlier, cPanel is the complete hosting management system, and provides a huge range of features that many power users may need, but for the average user, they probably won’t ever need to click on over 80% of the options on the screen. Of course, if you do have questions or need help, then get in contact with your host. They will be in the best position to assist you and take care of any problems you are facing.

Best WordPress Lifetime Deals, Lifetime Licenses And Unlimited Usage [Updated for 2020]

I don't really talk about WordPress lifetime dealfor themes and plugins is simply because not all lifetime deals are worth the money. More importantly, there is no point for us to invest into a theme or plugin (for a decend amount of money) and get burned in the end.

But, apart from all the bad things that may happen, there are also some great WordPress lifetime license for themes and plugins that I would personally recommend.

These tools had become apart of my daily routine in crafting the best WordPress experience for my readers (that's you).

What you will find next are the lifetime license for themes and plugins that I recommend you to get it right now.



WordPress themes with lifetime licences

There are quite a few WordPress themes that come with lifetime license. These are great themes that I personally use for my personal business, marketing agency and my reseller hosting business.

Divi Theme

There is no better lifetime WordPress theme than Divi. Comes packing with all the tools you need to start your WordPress blog, Divi is very affordable even for complete beginners.

1,000+ premade elements

Never get struck in web development with Divi premade templates and website layouts.

Mobile-friendly

Divi is mobile-optimized right out from the box, so you don't have to crack your brain for that!

Point and click

Intuitive and precise point to click helps you to build content layout visually and frontend.


Thrive Themes

Conversion focused WordPress themes and plugins is what make Thrive Themes an excellent choice for WordPress website owners.

Complete everything

Thrive Themes comes with website builder and plugins to build a compelte WP site.

No coding skills required

Change anything and everything with drag and drop builder. Yes, no coding skills required.

Conversion-focused

Build an email list faster or convert cold visitors into potential buyers easily.


Oxygen Builder

A lightweight WordPress theme builder that allows you to transform a boring layout into a clean, well-coded WordPress theme.

Gutenberg ready

With Oxygen, you can use Gutenberg and build the website that you love.

Clean and bloat free

Oxygen build is lightweight and loads fast on the Internet because it has zero bloat.

Coding skills are bonuses

Coding knowledge is always an additional when you are using Oxygen builder.


Astra Pro

One of the best WordPress theme that offers simplicity, ease of use and powerful builder all under one roof.

Gutenberg ready

Astra works well with Gutenberg and you can easily customize anything with Astra

Lightweight

Astra is lightweight and doesn't use jQuery. With minimal optimization, Astra loads fast.

Great community

Astra support team is rather supportive. They provide decent support when you need.


WordPress plugins with lifetime licences

Finally, WordPress plugins — I use WP plugins to speed up my website development projects on WPMaven.net and some of these plugins below are the best in kind.

Seriously, you can't go wrong with them!

Thrive Architect

Conversion-focused WordPress page builder, minus the coding skills. Thrive Architect is my go-to WP plugin when it comes to creating blog posts.

Great pricing

Pay once and ever pay again is what makes Thrive Architect unique and best for beginners.

Conversion-focused

Thrive Architect is focused entirely on building great content for conversion.

Drag and drop

Pin point accuracy helps you craft blog posts without using any complicated codes.


Thrive Leads

If you are tired of paying lead generation tools on a yearly basis, Thrive Leads is a must-have lead generation plugin for WordPress.

Great pricing

Pay once and ever pay again is what makes Thrive Leads unique and best for beginners.

Compatible

Thrive Leads is highly compatible with all major WordPress themes.

Drag and drop

Pin point accuracy helps you lead generation forms without using any complicated codes.


SEOPress

SEOPress is not entirely a lifetime license, but it offers one yearly payment for unlimited number of website usages (which is really awesome).

Reliable

Reliable WP SEO plugin for unlimited domains usages with one simple pricing.

Compatible

Migrate from any major SEO plugin to SEOPress in just a few clicks.

Easy to use

No SEO knowledge is required to manage SEOPress. It is easy to use and can be configured easily.


Fluent Forms

Looking for the best lifetime WP form builder? You can't go wrong with Fluent Forms (ever).

Reliable

The only WP form builder that is on lifetime. Unlimited domains + lifetime is best for web dev!

Compatible

Fluent Forms is compatible with all major WordPress themes and plugins.

Easy to use

Conditional logic, payment gateway and webhook integrations are included!


WPvivid

Backup and restoration plugin that offers lifetime usage on unlimited domains (definitely a no-brainer).

Simple pricing

The lifetime license is very affordable and best for WordPress developers.

Compatible

This plugin is compatible with all major WordPress themes and plugins.

Easy to use

Easily perform backup and staging in just a few clicks with WPvivid LTD.

Local Web Hosting vs International Web Hosting

Typically, I try to avoid controversial posts like this but I think it is important to answer those questions that had been lingering in your minds. In today's post, we will do a quick discussion on local web hosting vs international web hosting. Which is the better choice for you and your website business?


Uncovering the myths

Living in Malaysia is just like living in any parts in the world. There are local web hosting companies and at the same time, international (big names) web hosting companies that paste their ads everywhere on the Internet.

A quick guideline in comparing local web hosting companies to international ones are:

  • Loading speed

  • Server location

  • Level of support


Advantages using local web hosting companies

Web Hosting Malaysia

Web Hosting Malaysia

It varies from people to people, project to project but for me, I would go for local web hosting companies if I am on a tight budget and doesn't have much requirements.

For example, Malaysia is blessed with a large number of web hosting company such as Exabytes. It offers very affordable web hosting solutions — minus all the addons and crazy (time consuming) setup process.

More importantly, local web hosting companies charge you based on your local currency, not USD or Euros (which can save quite a bit in the exchange rate).

Local web hosting companies often tailor their web hosting services to the local community. This offers better bet if you are hosting your site for the locals and not to the International community.

Reginald Chan // Serial Entrepreneur


Advantages of using International web hosting companies

International Web Hosting

International Web Hosting

International web hosting companies are not bad to be honest. Sure, you are most likely to pay slightly more but they have bigger names and brand reputation to take care of. However, my experience with international web hosting companies been great all this while — especially with managed WordPress hosting such as Kinsta and WP Engine.

Apart from that, international web hosting solutions are best when you have website visitors from around the world (and not just from your country) as they have various datacenters that you can choose from.

Reginald Chan

Personally, I prefer going for International web hosting companies because they are extremely competitive and in most cases, offer better features (not pricing). These web hosting features would easily add perks especially to your offering if you are running a B2B or B2C service.


Choosing between local web hosting and international web hosting

I hope you find this article intriguting and useful. If you are looking for a reliable web hosting solution in Malaysia, Exabytes is an excellent choice to go. If you are looking for international web hosting, I can't help but to recommend WP Engine.

GridPane Lifetime Deal: The Deal Breaker In WordPress Hosting Control Panel

I wrote about Gridpane early this year (here's the article on Gridpane) and I even did a Gridpane comparison on another blog. For the record, I'm a hardcore Gridpane fan which I can be rather proud of to be honest. Last month, I received an email from the Gridpane team on the final Gridpane lifetime deal (Gridpane LTD) and there were only 7 slots left. Now, I was "WOW" and before I knew it, I took our my credit card to pay for the lifetime deal.

Here's the thing.

There were only 7 slots left and it is based on first come first served basis. Trust me, that was the longest 72 hours of my life as I did not hear any response from the Gridpane team on the LTD except for "we had received your message and we will send an invoice to you soon."

Reginald Chan

Gridpane is the world's first WordPress control panel. No, it is not a managed WordPress hosting solution per se. Instead, it is a tool that makes your website loads faster on VPS by allowing you to automatically optimize the server with the best settings, without knowing any server knowledge. More importantly, Gridpane isn't built for anyone but selected few who know exactly what they are doing and what they need from a VPS solution.


Gridpane Lifetime Deal

Prior to getting Gridpane lifetime deal, I kept asking myself if this is something worth it. I mean, the final Gridpane LTD costs a whopping USD$2,500 and that's approximately RM10,500 in Malaysia (that's my conversion rate of 4.2).

Is Gridpane LTD that worth the money?

What's included in the Gridpane LTD?

  • A lifetime deal under the Developer plan ($100 per month without the LTD)

  • Unlimited servers

  • Advanced security and firewall settings

  • Creation of teams or subaccounts (up to 10 slots without charge)

  • World class hosting infrastructure

Gridpane LTD: Is Gridpane really worth the money?

The funny thing is that I even get this question on Facebook from some of my peers too. Now, let's do some quick calculation.

Initial investment: $2,500

Potential charges for hosting (assuming mid-tier hosting plan): $30 per month

Potential charges for addon hosting services: $10 per month

That's around $40 per client and with around 5 clients a month, I get around $200. A clean profit would be around $150 with the assumption of no manpower cost and $50 goes to a VPS service like Vultr high frequency.

In order to breakeven with the initial investment, I need 16.6 months (rounded to 17 months) before I can make a profit for a lifetime.


Gridpane LTD is best for some (not everyone)

Why I publish this article? Well, for starters, I want to make it straight up clear with everyone who have doubt.

  • Gridpane is not a WordPress hosting

  • Gridpane LTD is all about the long game

  • Gridpane is best for those who cares about website traffic, performance and security

  • Gridpane is an excellent tool for website developers and agencies who have clients using WordPress CMS


How to get Gridpane LTD? When will Gridpane LTD comes back?

I'm pretty confident that Gridpane LTD won't come back anytime soon (their CEO made it a point to emphasize this).

But what if you really need Gridpane LTD? I can't promise you much, but my WordPress agency do collaborate with several website developers around the world with Gridpane. If this is something you are keen to explore, feel free to reach out to me or my team using the form below.