Holly Powell

My name is Holly Powell and I love sharing how to’s with folks. I get asked all the time, “How do I…” So I decided to put together this site sharing short and simple how to videos.

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28 Comments

  1. John Ciceron on May 15, 2010 at 1:46 am

    can you please tell me the quick and easy way to install a media player into my wordpress and also how to put video on my post. please email me back if not to much trouble.



  2. hollypowell on May 26, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    John,

    I show you in this video how to add videos via ftp

    http://simplehowtovideos.com/how-to-add-videos-from-your-server

    And in this one I show you how to add youtube videos using an embed code

    http://simplehowtovideos.com/how-to-add-videos-to-your-blog-posts

    Hope this helps.



  3. Ernesto Lopez on February 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Hi Holly,
    I love your tutorial series on the Flexibility theme. I’m trying to figure out how to remove the 2 top sidebars that I won’t be using. I have made a static website so I don’t need the “recent posts” or “recent comments” bars. However, if I can edit them to place information in them like the “about my blog” bar then I’ll keep them. Any suggestions. The website is at http://www.rgvadzone.com/services.
    Thanks,
    Ernesto Lopez



  4. hollypowell on February 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Ernesto,

    Thanks for the complement. I talk about the top sidebar in this video.

    http://simplehowtovideos.com/flexibility3-top-sidebar-options/

    Hope this helps.

    Holly



  5. Patricia Alexander on June 11, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Hi Holly,

    Thanks so much for these great videos. Do you have one on how to add your disclaimers,terms,privacy, etc to the footer in the Flexibility3 theme?

    Thanks again,
    Patricia



  6. Elaine on July 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Hi Holly, thanks for great video tutorials. I am wondering about 2 things.
    1. How does the seo capabilities of this theme compare to thesis theme which I’m told is really great coding for seo built in?
    2. I have an existing site will this break my site if I upload it to a site that’s already got quite a few posts, lots of plugins such as wish list member and others?

    Thanks
    Elaine



  7. Holly Powell on July 20, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Elaine,

    1. I have used both the Flexibility theme and the thesis theme successfully for SEO purposes. I am not sure that one theme is any better than the other for SEO purposes. If you’re using the All In One SEO–and updating the fields for each post you should be o.k.
    We also use the SEOPressor plugin–which helps a lot–while it is a paid plugin–our team LOVES it.
    2. I would always do a complete backup before changing a theme on an existing site with quite a few posts, wishlist, etc. BEFORE trying a new theme–I have changed the theme on several sites from one to the other; however, I wouldn’t do it without a backup of both the content and databases.
    We use wptwin.net to clone sites–love this
    We also use backupbuddy to backup our sites

    Thanks
    Holly



  8. Holly Powell on July 20, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Patricia,
    I have this video–http://simplehowtovideos.com/comments-footer-adsense-analytics-reset/
    Go to
    Appearance/Flexibility3 Options
    Footer
    Add your links like the following:
    Simple How To Videos | add more links

    Holly



  9. Brian on August 27, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Hi Holly I am using Flexibility3 and wondered how to add a Contact Us page to my website, can you help Please.
    Thanks Brian



  10. Holly Powell on October 29, 2011 at 11:48 am

    You can use the Menus option under appearance. You can also add the pages and they should show up. Let me know if you need my help.



  11. Wilie on November 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Hello Holly! How do I (add)make Categories Titles to my Nav area below the header the home button showed up by default.
    Thanks and God bless you!
    Willie



  12. Holly Powell on March 8, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Hi Willie,
    Shoot-I’m sorry I’m just now answering this. Did you get it figured out? You could build a custom menu–and have a sub-menu with Categories–using the Menu’s option. Have you tried that?



  13. Nicole on April 7, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Hi holly these videos have been a lifesaver and a moneysaver. Did you do a video about how to add facebook, twitter and youtube links like you have in your header?



  14. Donald on May 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Hi,

    I found your blog and look forward to watching these videos. Brilliant.

    Regards

    Donald



  15. Holly Powell on June 4, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Hi Nicole,

    I used the header widget (in the widget) area to get my social icons in the top right side of the header.

    My secret? Click on add post, add your social icons (feel free to steal mine–just right click and save image as). Link your social widgets to your social sites.

    Click on the html tab and there is your fancy, schmancy html code for the right side of your header–pop that code into your widget area and it should work–as long as you have a “shorter width” header so your social icons can work.

    Let me know if you have anymore questions.



  16. Sylvie on August 26, 2012 at 4:52 am

    Hi Holly, I have been learning how to use Flexibility following your video (Great) and recently bought flexsqueeze but at this stage only playing with it on a play subdomain.

    I have also recently bought a MP4 video (size is 21.2MB) kept in my picture library and I am not having success in uploading it on a page. Am I doing it wrong?



  17. Holly Powell on September 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Sylvia,

    Thanks for the feedback. So you loaded an mp4 video to your media library right? Is that what you mean? My videos are loaded to my amazons3 account and I a player installed that plays my videos. Give me a call and maybe I can help work this out with you. 910-351-0114



  18. Charles on December 28, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    You do a fantastic job on the videos. I wish all tutorial videos were that well done and concise.
    Can a slider be added to the Flexibility3 theme, and if so where and how? I’d love to see a video on that.

    Thanks,

    Charles



  19. Holly Powell on January 2, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Charles,
    Do you mean a slider plugin? or do you want your feature top area to have slider capability?
    That can be done with your widget.
    I’ll see if I can shoot a video about that shortly.



  20. kyle on January 7, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Really, authentically enjoy your teaching. Appreciate you sharing these valuable insights.

    Kyle



  21. Holly Powell on January 9, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Kyle,

    I appreciate the feedback!

    Holly Powell



  22. Charles on January 10, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Hi there,

    Me again … actually, 2 places for slider activity would be my preference …. namely the featured top area, which out of the box is split into 2 areas, would like to combine into 1 area for featured slider, and the sidebar area for rotating ad space in an attempt to monetize the side bar. I managed a slider in a site I’m building at present, but only half of the “featured top” was used … it works, and while I have that one in place, what do I do with the other half? the rotating ads in the sidebar is a problem I’m still working on.
    Thanks for any suggestions available on sidebar ad rotator plugins which play well with featured slider plugins.

    Charles



  23. Holly Powell on January 14, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Charles,

    What is your website? so I can take a look.

    Holly



  24. Holly Powell on February 28, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Charles,

    The 5 videos I talk about the top feature area should help you customize that area of your site.

    The top feature is actually broken up into 3 areas. You could wipe out the code and paste your code.

    Go to appearance/editor/feature.php to edit it.
    I always copy the original code just in case I want it back.

    Hope this helps.

    Holly



  25. Pauline on April 1, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Hi Holly,

    I wonder if you can help me. I am embedding a video on my blog post, at the end it goes into different connections for you tube videos. Is there anyway to stop this and just have it stop.

    Thank you
    Pauline



  26. Holly Powell on July 25, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Pauline,

    Yes there is a way to stop that. When you grab your code from YouTube make sure you have unchecked the “show related videos” before grabbing the code.



  27. Tony on December 9, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Hi Holly

    I have used Flex 3 before without problems, but after trying it on a new site I have busted something and no matter what I do I can not get the first page centered under header.
    I have tried with both posts and pages and they all end up to the left….see here
    http://aussiewebdoc.com/medical/
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks



  28. webmaster on March 28, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Tony,

    It looks like you were able to get this to work.



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