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Forum: Website Design 7th April 2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 544
Posted By Abledragon
Re: How Can I Get Web Design Freelance Work

I think you should definitely build your own site. Any business worth the name has its own website and you can use it to show your portfolio of designs, offer tips and latest news from the industry...
Forum: Website Design 6th April 2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Website with best user experience?

Firstly, understand the objective of your website, and then make sure every page on the site has its own objective that supports the site objective.

When you've got that sorted make sure the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By Abledragon
Re: WordFence Security or WP Firewall 2?

I've used WordFence for a year or so on all my sites as well as sites I build for clients, and I'm very happy with it.

It doesn't deliver auto backups - but I use backupbuddy for that, so that's...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th May 2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Tags and categories help

Interesting discussion..!

For me, the value of tags grows as the content on the site grows.

I often just use categories when I start up a new site. But as the amount of content grows I start to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th May 2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By Abledragon
Re: How to convert (MOVE) HTML site to Wordpress (Re-Design) without risking E-Mails (Hosting)

This article contains the step-by-step process for converting an HTML website to WordPress:

HTML to WordPress: How to Convert Your Site...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Tags in wordpress, To do or Not to do?

As both Martin and Big Al have said, tags are part of the WordPress filing system and, used properly, are good.

What I have found, though, is that it's hard to use tags properly with a new site...
Forum: Website Design 30th January 2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Is Wordpress Vulnerable In Terms of Security/Hacking?

Because it's so popular, WordPress is a target for hackers - just as Internet Explorer (and MS Operating systems) are. However, the WordPress team are extremely diligent on security and any loopholes...
Forum: Website Design 11th January 2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By Abledragon
Re: How to change font of specific sentences?

The correct in-line CSS for a few words is: <span style="font-family: arial;">Your sentence here</span>

If you want a paragraph in a different font the in-line CSS is: <p style="font-family:...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd November 2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Transfer content without the wordpress theme or should I just start from scratch!

Copying and pasting the articles would create duplicated content (identical content on two different websites), which would not be good for your SEO.

If they're prepared to transfer the site but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st October 2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Abledragon
Re: What To Do With Wordpress Tags

I noindex my tag pages (and index my category pages). This article goes into a bit more detail:

Optimise WordPress with Categories and Tags...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th October 2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Login LockDown Plugin?

I recently removed Login Lockdown, not because of any compatibility problems but simply because it hadn't been updated for so long that I assume its author has abandoned it.

In its place I...
Forum: Website Design 22nd October 2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Wordpress Visual/HTML

Also, it's usually better to choose which view you're going to work in and stick with it. Switching back and forth does sometimes create problems.

Another plugin that may help, and which I've used...
Forum: Plug-In Profit Site Support Forum 4th October 2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,748
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Best Wordpress Security Plugins

Please keep in mind that securing a WordPress site is about more than installing a plugin. It's about a mindset. In addition to installing a plugin here are some things you should consider:

1....
Forum: Website Design 1st October 2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Upgrading Themes and Plugins

Rather than being worried about upgrading you should be worried about not upgrading..!

No - you won't lose everything when you upgrade however, problems can arise and they will be almost always...
Forum: Website Design 10th September 2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Best Free SEO and Security Plug-Ins for Wordpress?

SEO is more than just a plugin, unfortunately..!

Plugins can help by making it easier to add META titles, descriptions and keywords, fine-tune the noindex settings on your site, create sitemaps...
Forum: Website Design 10th September 2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Recommended Thesis Tutorials

Welcome to the world of Thesis :)

The Thesis User Guide, in the members area at DIYTHemes, is an excellent resource, the support forums are also excellent, and I've written some Thesis tutorials...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th September 2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 729
Posted By Abledragon
Re: How Do I Keep A Page From Showing In My Wordpress Blog Menu At The Top?

No need for a plugin...

In your Appearance > Menus screen click on the page that you want to remove from your menu then click the 'Remove' link at the bottom left of the expanded details.
...
Forum: Website Design 3rd September 2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By Abledragon
Re: WP Post with No Follow Links

You can switch to the HTML view, find the relevant link and add this before the close bracket:

rel="nofollow"

Here's an example:

<a href="http://www.domain.com/page.html"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st September 2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,430
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Converting HTML Site to Full Wordpress Site

I set out the process for converting an HTML site to WordPress here:

HTML to WordPress: How to Convert Your Site | WealthyDragon...
Forum: Website Design 27th August 2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Is Thesis Necessary When Getting A Custom WordPress Design?

I agree with the 'stay with Thesis' views.

For a start, with Thesis you know you have good, clean underlying code. Then you have the SEO features that enable you to avoid (or at least reduce) the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,011
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Securing Wordpress

There are lots of things you can do to strengthen your WordPress site's security.

You need to make sure you don't have a user named 'admin', change the database table prefix, use SFTP rather than...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th August 2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,823
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Should I Update My WordPress?

I'm very surprised to hear you get that reaction from Hostgator re helping with WordPress problems. I've always found them to be very helpful, and they know WordPress well.

And, to echo the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th July 2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Wordpress ping spam Help!

Pinging only takes place on hitting 'Publish', not when hitting 'Save Draft'.

Cheers,

Martin.
Forum: Website Design 8th July 2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,653
Posted By Abledragon
Re: E commerce site ? Should I use shopperpress?

If the shop is a pure eCommerce site you may be better off using something like Prestashop, which is designed as an eCommerce platform from the ground up.

However, if you definitely want to use...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th June 2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By Abledragon
Re: WordPress eCommerce

I use EcWid for shops on WordPress sites. As with the others, it's a plugin, not a theme, but it integrates seamlessly into whatever theme you're using.

EcWid is a hosted online shop, meaning that...
Forum: Website Design 2nd June 2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Wordpress caching

Another shout for W3 Total Cache.

It is a bit fiddly to set up but you should ask your hosting provider to recommend the settings to use because they can be affected by the many different server...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th May 2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Convert static to wordpress- good idea?

Here are some things to consider:

- Do you update your site regularly?
- How big is your site?
- Does your current (HTML) site get good search traffic?
- Does it have a lot of inbound links?
-...
Forum: Website Design 3rd May 2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Switching site from html to Wordpress... confused about this

Switching from an HTML site to WordPress will result in all your links changing because the WordPress URL structure is different from the link structure of your HTML site.

Therefore setting up 301...
Forum: Website Design 29th April 2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,357
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Convert HTML/CSS website to WordPress

This article sets out the step-by-step process for converting an HTML site to WordPress:

HTML to WordPress: How to Convert Your Site | WealthyDragon...
Forum: Website Design 12th April 2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Thesis for Custom Site Design???

If you're able to create efficient code, then using Thesis may not result in any faster a website than doing it yourself from scratch.

If you're not, on the other hand, then Thesis makes an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By Abledragon
Re: WP Product Store

There are a number of eCommerce plugins around, but the one I like and use is EcWid.

EcWid is a hosted service (i.e. your shop doesn't reside in your database, it resides on their servers) and...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 21st February 2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Security Plugins for Wordpress

Security of your WordPress blog is not just about WordPress. It must also involve your computer itself, the way you upload files and it should be a state of mind. Don't just rely on plugins to do...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 15th February 2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Wapple Architect Mobile Plugin

I used it for a while, and I was very pleased with it. But then they had a problem with their network that caused repeated requests from my server. That, in turn, caused Hostgator to take my site off...
Forum: Website Design 19th January 2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Website Tonight to Wordpress

This article goes through the step-by-step process of moving a static site to WordPress:

http://www.wealthydragon.com/2011/12/01/convert-html-website-to-wordpress-process/

Cheers,

Martin.
Forum: Website Design 3rd January 2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By Abledragon
Re: transfer new wordpress project to old domain

Absolutely agree with Istvan's comment. I would just add that you should go all the way and create your new site in your subfolder and not make the move until you're satisfied with the new site's...
Forum: Website Design 30th December 2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Anyone having problems with the latest version of Wordpress?

You define the look and feel of your H tags (and all other design aspects) in your theme's stylesheet.

This article may help:

How to Customise WordPress Appearance | WealthyDragon...
Forum: Website Design 28th December 2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Help with my Wordpress Site

Whenever I set up a new opt-in sequence I always write the process I want my readers to follow on a piece of paper - call it the customer journey if you like.

I see from your site that you're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st December 2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Updating Wordpress

As the others have said, it's important to keep your software up to date (any application, not just WordPress) because hackers look for and exploit weaknesses in older versions. So, for security...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,262
Posted By Abledragon
Re: newbie, need help

Two things:

1. An online business is a business - just like any other business. So it requires work, persistence, perseverance and patience. The only difference is that the start up costs are...
Forum: Programming 29th November 2011, 01:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Crossposting FROM wordpress to Google+?

I get my posts onto Google+ by following them in my RSS reader and then just clicking the 'Share' button at the bottom of each post in Google Reader. That posts it automatically to Google+

It does...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Wordpress Structure - Posts or Pages

Categories (and Tags) are WordPress' fililng system. If you use them effectively you can optimise your site still further.

More details in this article:

Optimise WordPress with Categories and...
Forum: Programming 20th November 2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Abledragon
Re: wordpress sites hacked - looking for information

Strengthening a WordPress site against hackers is not just about focusing on WordPress - you need to have a security mindset towards everything from your machine through your FTP activities and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th November 2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Keyword Density for SEO Issue

SEO has changed a lot in the past year or so, particularly since Google's first Panda update back in April.

Don't spend your time fussing over keyword density, and especially don't if it's making...
Forum: Programming 10th November 2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By Abledragon
Re: WordPress Website & Page Loading Speed SUCKS!

A few of things come to mind:

1. Are you running plugins that you're not using? (I noticed in your source code that wp-e-commerce is on there but I couldn't find a shop on the site). If you're not...
Forum: Website Design 5th November 2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By Abledragon
Re: HOLYY Cow! I NEED a New Shopping Cart For Wordpress! HELP!

I use EcWid for my WordPress shopping carts. It's very intuitive and their support is very good - a properly managed trouble ticket system with a team of developers manning it.

I reviewed EcWid...
Forum: Plug-In Profit Site Support Forum 30th September 2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By Abledragon
Re: I Am Lost

The first thing to do is click the link in your Google Webmaster Tools screen to see if it really is broken. GWT doesn't always get it right - for example there may have been a connection problem...
Forum: Programming 19th September 2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Wordpress Fonts Problem

Editing a stylesheet that someone else has built can be very frustrating. The reason is because you need to find the correct selector to edit and, unless they've commented the CSS really well, that's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st August 2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,545
Posted By Abledragon
Re: WordPress plugin destroyed my site -- help!

Access your site via FTP (or the File Manager in your host's control panel) and delete the plugin. That has the effect of disabling it.

Cheers,

Martin.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd August 2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Font size on wordpress

You need to define which particular font you want to change - i.e. the main content area, sidebars, footer etc.

Then you will need to identify the CSS selector name - which you can do with...
Forum: Website Design 30th July 2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Use one Wordpress theme for many sites?

I do exactly what you're talking about, but I use Thesis.

The important point in taking this approach is not how the theme looks on the theme website, because you're going to be creating new...
Forum: Programming 27th July 2011, 02:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,938
Posted By Abledragon
Re: I've been HACKED!

Very sorry to hear that, and I can understand how you feel.

In addition to the tips people have given above, also make sure that your machine hasn't been compromised and use SFTP rather than FTP....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th July 2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Is That a Hacker Knocing My WP Site!

That doesn't look too good to me. Here's an article that described the security steps I took after one of my client's sites was hacked:

WordPress Security: Not Just About WordPress | WealthyDragon...
Forum: Website Design 20th July 2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,742
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Prestashop or Wordpress

If your site is principally an eCommerce site I would go with Prestashop, because it's designed as an eCommerce platform.

If your site is a content site with an integrated shop then WordPress...
Forum: Website Design 18th July 2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Best way to turn a wordpress blog into a storefront?

I use the Ecwid shopping cart plugin - reviewed it here:

Shopping Cart for WordPress | WealthyDragon (http://www.wealthydragon.com/2010/08/03/shopping-cart-for-wordpress/)

Cheers,

Martin.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th July 2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,288
Posted By Abledragon
Re: WordPress Slow Page Load Time Problems & Solutions

You can update Thesis for free - just log in to your DIYThemes account and download the latest version.

If you want to do custom coding you should do it in the Thesis custom functions file,...
Forum: Website Design 13th July 2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By Abledragon
Re: Help with Duplicate Title Tag and Meta Description

If you're not using a theme that enables you to add titles and descriptions then you can install one of the SEO plugins (all in one SEO, Platinum SEO, Yoast SEO are all popular). Those plugins enable...
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