Yahoo emails only display last 3 months

A friend of mine logged in to his Yahoo mail yesterday on his laptop, and found his emails only went back 3 months. After that you couldn’t scroll any further and it only gave you the option to search for older emails… Not good.

This problem was only on laptop/desktop — his phone app let him browse back years. I had no idea why this would be the case but noticed he was using Microsoft Edge as his browser.

I installed Google Chrome for him and it was absolutely perfect — a much cleaner display and he could scroll back in his emails as far as he liked. Strange but true…

I also recommended he switch form Yahoo to Gmail as soon as possible… :-)

Best wishes,

“Follow” button not appearing on Action Bar

action-bar-hgThe Action Bar is that little strip that appears at the bottom of your WordPress website (see image). The visitor can tap Follow to enter their email and receive new posts.

If your site is new, you may have encountered the frustration of the Follow button not appearing. The reason is simple. You have to have published at least 2 blog posts!

I think the logic is that if you’re using WordPress as a regular type website, not a blog, there’s no point allowing people to Follow.

I disagree. That little function effectively allows you to build an email subscriber list. Very useful for keeping people in touch with your business with news, special offers, whatever you like.

It means you can email subscribers simply by publishing a new blog post. The blog itself doesn’t even need to be visible on your site, if you wish.

Finally, while we’re talking “all things action bar” you can hide it altogether if you wish, using the following CSS…

#actionbar {
display: none;

If you’re self hosted, you can add CSS to your header or style sheet no problem. If you’re with like me, you can only add custom CSS on the Premium plan or above. At time of writing anyway… no doubt it will change again in future. :-)

Hope this helps, let me know below…

Best wishes,

The future of content marketing

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a blogger and you’d probably like more visitors. :-)

It’s harder than ever to get your blog posts and articles seen. What worked even in 2005 is no longer enough.

The “king” of content marketing is Neil Patel and he’s just posted this article about where it’s all heading:

The big message is this: Include your own stories and experiences in your posts. It’s the only way to be new and different — and of course it builds a relationship with your readers.

My brother Michael did this very naturally on some of the Happy Guide articles and it definitely lets you know that there’s someone real and helpful sitting behind the keyboard.

Best wishes,