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Forum: Website Design 5th August 2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By Alastair McDermott
Re: New to website building and warriors fourm

You're doing pretty damn awesome from what I can see. One piece of advice on overall strategy: keep blogging, providing advice videos etc and the audience will come. Don't try to force the audience...
Forum: Copywriting 5th August 2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,020
Posted By Alastair McDermott
Re: Firing a client

Michael Port has a great section on "Dumping Dud Clients" - I think he calls it - right at the start of "Book Yourself Solid". Probably some articles on his blog too.

Alan Weiss also recommends...
Forum: Programming 31st July 2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By Alastair McDermott
Re: Migrating CMS... best practice, any services do this?

Make sure you have everything backed up, twice or more. Pull down a flat HTML version of the site too if possible.

If you want to maintain all rankings then try and change as little as possible,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st July 2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,059
Posted By Alastair McDermott
Re: Has anyone noticed the strange vibe going on in the Offline Subforum Lately?

I feel like a guy who just walked in on a domestic.

I'm still not convinced there's any conspiracy here, but individual naysayers are aplenty - every methodology and business vertical will have...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st July 2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,059
Posted By Alastair McDermott
Re: Has anyone noticed the strange vibe going on in the Offline Subforum Lately?

I've been a regular reader of Offline for ~2 years. I have very little to offer the forum as I do relatively little offline work at the moment, but it's probably one of my favourite forums to read on...
Forum: Programming 12th March 2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,803
Posted By Alastair McDermott
Re: PHP and Notepad++

I'm a fan of Notepad2 (http://code.kliu.org/misc/notepad2/) because it's so lightweight - it starts as quick as Notepad, which is really important to me. Also does a complete seamless replacement of...
Forum: Programming 11th March 2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,532
Posted By Alastair McDermott
Re: Best way to handle software licensing system? Which is the best and most affordable?

I coded a licencing system where we required licence key verification on install of our software. The software validated the licence with our licence server - could also be done over the phone. We...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th February 2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,283
Posted By Alastair McDermott
Re: InDigitalWorks.com - UNOTHORIZED DOMAIN NAME TRANSFER - PLS HELP!

Looks like they got into your hosting control panel beforehand, or are damned fast - your previous links are not 404'ing, all content seems correct (I didn't see your site before) so these guys are...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,300
Posted By Alastair McDermott
Re: I Hate Videos

I produce videos for our site on a weekly basis - most of them screencasts, some are interview style, to-camera. I agree 100% with the OP. It's possible to make absolutely great videos, and it's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th December 2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,192
Posted By Alastair McDermott
Re: Fancy Sales Pages and WSO graphics

Photo editor online - Pixlr.com edit image (http://pixlr.com/) is an online editor (free) which is pretty cool.
Paint.NET - Free Software for Digital Photo Editing (http://getpaint.net/) is a...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd September 2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By Alastair McDermott
Re: Critique request :)

Awesome - fixed!
Forum: Website Design 19th August 2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,249
Posted By Alastair McDermott
Re: Capacity of Wordpress for building a large membership site

That was a pretty awesome conference.



The main issue for me choosing VBulletin, and believe me I hear your criticisms of it, is that I'm familiar with it, and that brings it's own cost...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,467
Posted By Alastair McDermott
Re: How Do I Remove The Title Of My Site In The Wordpress Header

This is about the text in the site banner, not your HTML title which is a different thing.

Don't delete it in your theme or set it to empty in WordPress settings - not the best way to go about it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,145
Posted By Alastair McDermott
Re: I'm organizationally challenged. How to keep track of it all?

Read Getting Things Done by David Allen and try bring some of his concepts into your day-to-day work. There's loads of GTD resources online too.
Forum: Programming 23rd June 2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By Alastair McDermott
Re: Need some quick php coding help...

I'm a little confused, because the question seems too easy: are you looking to determine if a post/page/custom is in a given category? If so check this out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By Alastair McDermott
Re: Membership Site WSO?

Hey keyconcepts,

I'm in the same boat, was thinking about doing exactly the same. I'm looking at the coupons option at the moment - I use Amember so trying to get the coupons working as intended...
Forum: Website Design 19th June 2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By Alastair McDermott
Re: Anyone recognise this theme?

A handy tip for finding out the theme name on a WordPress site quickly - do View Source and do Ctrl-F (Find) for style.css - the theme name is in the URL just above this.
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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,684
Posted By Alastair McDermott
Re: What's the most expensive product you've paid for?

SEObook.com - expensive but frackin awesome and great value for money. Aaron Wall is a super guy and replies to 95% of threads in a very busy private community forum. Content is incredibly good....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th June 2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Alastair McDermott
Re: Urgent Help Needed!!!!

Looks like you deleted some of the WordPress files. You might be ok if you download WordPress and copy it over the existing install (allow it to overwrite anything it wants - it should not remove...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 13th June 2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,752
Posted By Alastair McDermott
Re: What Software Should I Use for a Membership Site?

We use Amember on our membership site, but if we didn't need vBulletin support and just needed WordPress on it's own we would have gone with Your Members – Wordpress Membership Plugin...
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