Question on Optimizepress

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Hello,

From what I understand, this is my main issue with Opitimizepress...

Since it's a 'theme', I CANNOT use it in conjunction with my existing theme, am I correct in this assumption?

I know I cannot use a squeeze page on a new domain when I'm doing Adwords (yes I advertise Squeeze pages on Adwords) because I don't have all the neccessary pages (content, privacy, etc...).

So if I use OP (for example) it has to be the theme of my whole blog.

Does anyone use this theme for their blog by chance?

Ken
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  • Profile picture of the author dwooding
    Ken,

    You can use Optimizepress in conjuction with your existing theme.

    Optimizepress is for Wordpress pages (not posts).

    You use Optimizepress on a particular page by selecting one of the many templates provided (look under Page Attributes on the right hand side when you are creating a page).

    Dave


    Originally Posted by Kenneth Holland View Post

    Hello,

    From what I understand, this is my main issue with Opitimizepress...

    Since it's a 'theme', I CANNOT use it in conjunction with my existing theme, am I correct in this assumption?

    I know I cannot use a squeeze page on a new domain when I'm doing Adwords (yes I advertise Squeeze pages on Adwords) because I don't have all the neccessary pages (content, privacy, etc...).

    So if I use OP (for example) it has to be the theme of my whole blog.

    Does anyone use this theme for their blog by chance?

    Ken
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by dwooding View Post

      Ken,

      You can use Optimizepress in conjuction with your existing theme.

      Optimizepress is for Wordpress pages (not posts).

      You use Optimizepress on a particular page by selecting one of the many templates provided (look under Page Attributes on the right hand side when you are creating a page).

      Dave
      Optimize Press is a theme and it does support blog posts now. As far as I know you cannot run two themes at the same time.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kenneth Holland
        Originally Posted by dwooding View Post

        Ken,

        You can use Optimizepress in conjuction with your existing theme.

        Optimizepress is for Wordpress pages (not posts).

        You use Optimizepress on a particular page by selecting one of the many templates provided (look under Page Attributes on the right hand side when you are creating a page).

        Dave
        So I CAN use it with my existing theme??

        Originally Posted by WillR View Post

        Optimize Press is a theme and it does support blog posts now. As far as I know you cannot run two themes at the same time.
        So if it won't do posts and I can't use my existing theme then this is where I'm lost. Why don't they explain this??
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        • Profile picture of the author WillR
          Originally Posted by Kenneth Holland View Post

          So I CAN use it with my existing theme??

          So if it won't do posts and I can't use my existing theme then this is where I'm lost. Why don't they explain this??
          Optimize Press is a theme. If you have another theme installed then you can't use Optimize Press at the same time. If you wanted to them you would need to merge a whole lot of the files from both themes together and it would probably cause you some big problems.

          As I also stated, Optimize Press DOES allow you to do blog posts:

          Blog Setup Overview « Optimize Press
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          • Profile picture of the author Kenneth Holland
            Originally Posted by WillR View Post

            Optimize Press is a theme. If you have another theme installed then you can't use Optimize Press at the same time. If you wanted to them you would need to merge a whole lot of the files from both themes together and it would probably cause you some big problems.

            As I also stated, Optimize Press DOES allow you to do blog posts:

            Blog Setup Overview « Optimize Press
            Hi Will,

            Do you have any idea how SEO optimized Optimizepress is? (sounds funny huh?)
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            • Profile picture of the author WillR
              Originally Posted by Kenneth Holland View Post

              Hi Will,

              Do you have any idea how SEO optimized Optimizepress is? (sounds funny huh?)
              I'm not sure, I haven't used it for a blog myself. But you could always use a plugin such as 'All in One SEO' or 'Platinum SEO' to help improve things.

              I would just email the creator. He has always been helpful and straight up with any questions I have asked him.
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              • Profile picture of the author Kenneth Holland
                Thanks Will for clarifying that and sending me that link.

                I'm going to email him and ask questions after I go through his FAQ.

                Thanks again!

                Ken
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        • Profile picture of the author kiskat
          Originally Posted by Kenneth Holland View Post

          So I CAN use it with my existing theme??

          So if it won't do posts and I can't use my existing theme then this is where I'm lost.
          I'm attending an Optimizepress "class" online, tonight with David Risley. Here's what I learned tonight.

          To use Optimizepress and another theme at the same time, set up TWO different Wordpress installations. To use the same domain, just create a folder to install the second Wordpress. For example:

          [www dot mydomain dot com] is the first Wordpress installation.
          Then, create a folder. Call it "next".
          So, the domain would be [www dot mydomain dot com/next/].
          Install Wordpress into that folder.
          On that Wordpress installation, use Optimizepress as your theme.

          Kathryn Kistner in Texas
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          • Profile picture of the author Kenneth Holland
            Originally Posted by kiskat View Post

            I'm attending an Optimizepress "class" online, tonight with David Risley. Here's what I learned tonight.

            To use Optimizepress and another theme at the same time, set up TWO different Wordpress installations. To use the same domain, just create a folder to install the second Wordpress. For example:

            [www dot mydomain dot com] is the first Wordpress installation.
            Then, create a folder. Call it "next".
            So, the domain would be [www dot mydomain dot com/next/].
            Install Wordpress into that folder.
            On that Wordpress installation, use Optimizepress as your theme.

            Kathryn Kistner in Texas
            Hi Kathryn,

            So you can do that?? 2 installations just one in a different directory?

            Have you tried yourself yet?

            Ken

            P.S. Just moved to Texas. Where abouts are you?
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            • Profile picture of the author WillR
              Originally Posted by Kenneth Holland View Post

              Hi Kathryn,

              So you can do that?? 2 installations just one in a different directory?

              Have you tried yourself yet?

              Ken

              P.S. Just moved to Texas. Where abouts are you?
              Ken,

              You can definitely do that. You would just need to have two separate installations of Wordpress. You can't use two different themes on the SAME installation of wordpress. But you can definitely have more than one wordpress installation on a domain.
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            • Profile picture of the author kiskat
              Originally Posted by Kenneth Holland View Post

              Hi Kathryn,

              So you can do that?? 2 installations just one in a different directory? Have you tried yourself yet?
              Ken
              P.S. Just moved to Texas. Where abouts are you?
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              David Risley is using this on his site, so I'm seeing it in action. Haven't done it myself, yet, but that's why I got Optimizepress in the first place.

              Just a few miles N of Austin. You?
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  • Profile picture of the author christopher jon
    So I CAN use it with my existing theme??
    No. It is a theme. You can only use one theme at a time unless there is something new I don't know about.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyk1968
    Looks a good product but to me its missing one fundamental thing. You cant split test. As you cant setup google website optimiser on WP blogs I cant do any a/b testing which makes the whole purpose of conversion irrelevant.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarcS
    It's easy to solve using the MU features of Wordpress 3.0 and higher.

    Just set up a separate blog in a folder or subdomain on your account. Use your main theme in your root and optimizepress or other landing page theme on a separate blog folder or subdomain just for the landing pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author warriortrades
    Originally Posted by Kenneth Holland View Post

    Hello,

    From what I understand, this is my main issue with Opitimizepress...

    Since it's a 'theme', I CANNOT use it in conjunction with my existing theme, am I correct in this assumption?

    I know I cannot use a squeeze page on a new domain when I'm doing Adwords (yes I advertise Squeeze pages on Adwords) because I don't have all the neccessary pages (content, privacy, etc...).

    So if I use OP (for example) it has to be the theme of my whole blog.

    Does anyone use this theme for their blog by chance?

    Ken
    I ran into the same issue today. I purchased OP not realizing it was a theme. I thought it was a plugin which would integrate into my existing site. So I created a sub-domain, installed wordpress on the sub-domain, uploaded the OP theme to the new sub-domain. I plan on using some sort of re-direct so when people visit my main domain they are pointed over to the squeeze page on my sub-domain. At that point, I'm not sure if there is an option to let them come back to my main site or not. Haven't got that far yet.
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    • Profile picture of the author yesacpow
      To the OP, you could always have your blog on your root domain which would be posts and then you can create pages for squeeze pages. hmm that sounded weird lol

      Also, if you want the squeeze page to be on the root domain, you can go to settings in your wordpress dashboard then reading and allow the squeeze page to be a static front page. so you would have www.yourdomain.com and Then you can setup your blog on a sub folder such as www.yourdomain.com/blog
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  • Profile picture of the author stephaniek
    Originally Posted by Kenneth Holland View Post

    Hello,
    ...
    I know I cannot use a squeeze page on a new domain when I'm doing Adwords (yes I advertise Squeeze pages on Adwords) because I don't have all the neccessary pages (content, privacy, etc...).

    Ken
    Hi Ken,

    What did you mean by this part? Those pages should be easy to set up whether you do OP, regular there or even static html...

    If you don't need care about using OP to edit, you can have the pages formatted into a standalone static HTML page after you've designed them in a test install with OP.

    Then you can make the url be anything outside of the wordpress install.
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  • Profile picture of the author dcrodwell
    Good morning all...

    I too have a couple of Optimizer questions:

    1. I have a Test Site that I had planned to use to do all the OptimizePress development work and then once it works and is stable, take down my current existing site and replace it with the new site...the one developed on the Test Site...not quite sure how to do that????

    2. Anyone see a problem with:
    o The Sales Page
    o The Squeeze Page
    o The Membership Site
    all being on the same site???

    These are rookie questions, but I sure need to know!

    Thanks all.

    David Rodwell
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  • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
    They need to do something about this.

    Someone needs to create something similar to optimizepress that runs as a plugin instead of a theme.
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    • Profile picture of the author UdayDileep
      I am using optimizepress theme. I don`t know how to add pagination on my pages. If anybody know please guide me.......
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      • Profile picture of the author maxibrian
        Originally Posted by dcrodwell View Post

        Good morning all...

        I too have a couple of Optimizer questions:

        1. I have a Test Site that I had planned to use to do all the OptimizePress development work and then once it works and is stable, take down my current existing site and replace it with the new site...the one developed on the Test Site...not quite sure how to do that????

        2. Anyone see a problem with:
        o The Sales Page
        o The Squeeze Page
        o The Membership Site
        all being on the same site???

        These are rookie questions, but I sure need to know!

        Thanks all.

        David Rodwell
        Well, you need to go to your hosting service panel (cPanel) then navigate to pHpMyAdmin, export your testing site and import it to the new domain / wp installation and then change the domain at the settings section at myphpadmin.
        If you need help by moving OP from one site to other or just duplicating it, contact me.

        Originally Posted by UdayDileep View Post

        I am using optimizepress theme. I don`t know how to add pagination on my pages. If anybody know please guide me.......
        You can do it by activating the funnel part, look here for an exmaple:
        seacret411 dot com/company-history/Company History
        Navigation is at the upper saction there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Takuya Hikichi
    I use OptimizePress Theme and Thesis Theme on the same domain by placing them under two different directories.

    OP for Squeeze pages, sales pages etc then Thesis for content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak Media
    Put it in a separate folder. blog.com/optimizepress/

    Have your landing pages there!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kaiavatar
      How do I access the WP install folder with OP in it from within the Dashboard??
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      • Profile picture of the author WillR
        Originally Posted by Kaiavatar View Post

        How do I access the WP install folder with OP in it from within the Dashboard??
        If you have installed OptimizePress there should be an option for it down near the bottom of the left hand menu bar in your Wordpress dashboard.

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        • Profile picture of the author Kaiavatar
          Originally Posted by WillR View Post

          If you have installed OptimizePress there should be an option for it down near the bottom of the left hand menu bar in your Wordpress dashboard.

          WillR thank you for that... but if I have done the dual installation where I have WP running as my main and OP as the theme on a seperate folder install of WP as you had mentioned in response to Kenneth Holland after Kiskat mentioned it...
          My question is how to access that second install... is it like the first... and re run the setup??? (So I have the domain with 2 WP installs and 1 op install on the secondary directory.) Just need different login pages then?
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          • Profile picture of the author WillR
            Originally Posted by Kaiavatar View Post

            WillR thank you for that... but if I have done the dual installation where I have WP running as my main and OP as the theme on a seperate folder install of WP as you had mentioned in response to Kenneth Holland after Kiskat mentioned it...
            My question is how to access that second install... is it like the first... and re run the setup??? (So I have the domain with 2 WP installs and 1 op install on the secondary directory.) Just need different login pages then?
            If you have two installs of Wordpress then you just treat them like two different installs of Wordpress (as though there were on different domains) since they are. You login to both of them separately and you need to install Optimize Press as a theme on both of them separately or just one of them.
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            • Profile picture of the author Kaiavatar
              Originally Posted by WillR View Post

              If you have two installs of Wordpress then you just treat them like two different installs of Wordpress (as though there were on different domains) since they are. You login to both of them separately and you need to install Optimize Press as a theme on both of them separately or just one of them.
              Does MU need to be enabled for this to work properly... I can't get to the subdirectory where the OP is installed.
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              • Profile picture of the author WillR
                Originally Posted by Kaiavatar View Post

                Does MU need to be enabled for this to work properly... I can't get to the subdirectory where the OP is installed.
                I've never used MU in my life.

                It's really very simple. They are just two separate installs of Wordpress. I think you are trying to overcomplicate and over-think things.

                1. Install Wordpress on your main website such as yourwebsite.com

                You would then login to this Wordpress install at:
                http://www.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin

                2. Install Wordpress in a subfolder such as yourwebsite.com/blog

                You would then login to this Wordpress install at:
                http://www.yourwebsite.com/blog/wp-admin

                Both of those installs are totally separate. You login to both of them separately and you can put different themes and plugins on each install.

                It's no more complicated than that.
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                • Originally Posted by WillR View Post

                  I've never used MU in my life.

                  It's really very simple. They are just two separate installs of Wordpress. I think you are trying to overcomplicate and over-think things.

                  1. Install Wordpress on your main website such as yourwebsite.com

                  You would then login to this Wordpress install at:
                  http://www.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin

                  2. Install Wordpress in a subfolder such as yourwebsite.com/blog

                  You would then login to this Wordpress install at:
                  http://www.yourwebsite.com/blog/wp-admin

                  Both of those installs are totally separate. You login to both of them separately and you can put different themes and plugins on each install.

                  It's no more complicated than that.
                  Thanks Will from Australia!

                  Just did what Will suggested and it works wonders.

                  Now I get to have an awesome blog and neat looking squeeze pages on 1 domain sweeeet :-)
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