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Forum: Website Design 2nd April 2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By RichKent
Re: Could really use some woo commerce help

Hi Clare - I've been using Woocommerce pretty extensively and I strongly recommend you switch to a theme with built in support for woocommerce. It's a pita to add support to a theme that doesn't...
Forum: Website Design 2nd April 2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By RichKent
Re: Some help needed about redirection in wordpress. Please help !

Find or create a .htaccess file in the root directory of your current website. Delete everything from the .htaccess file and replace it with:

redirect 301 / http://www.newdomain.com/

(replace...
Forum: Website Design 4th September 2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By RichKent
Re: How to approach designing my website

Wrong forum. This is the forum for web design questions/help - not the "interpret my extremely long and abstract post so you can give me feedback" forum.
Forum: Website Design 4th September 2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By RichKent
Re: Can you make design changes to a wordpress theme?

A WordPress theme is basically an HTML/CSS website with a few added database calls. You can change literally anything you want with a little knowhow.

CSS is the best and easiest way to make the...
Forum: Website Design 4th September 2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By RichKent
Re: Transfer Domain to Host Gator Too Pricey

Don't transfer domain registration to Hostgator. It's too expensive and completely unnecessary. I host most of my websites at Hostgator but have them all registered at namecheap.com. That's the best...
Forum: Website Design 27th August 2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By RichKent
Re: Domains and Hosting

I'd recommend registering your domains one place and hosting your websites somewhere else.

For domain registration try Cheap Domain Names Registration, Domain Transfer, SSL Certificates, Free DNS,...
Forum: Website Design 18th August 2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By RichKent
Re: Can you help?

They do, but I think too many can have the opposite effect.

You might consider replacing some text ad blocks with some Amazon blocks. There are lots of books and disney products you can sell. Just...
Forum: Website Design 18th August 2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By RichKent
Re: Web Designer Directory or Listings?

I think you're looking for something like this:

Design Snack/ CSS, HTML and Flash Web Design Gallery (http://designsnack.com/)

or

Website Awards | CSS Awards | Best Websites In The World -...
Forum: Website Design 18th August 2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By RichKent
Re: Please help w/ store

If you really want to install a store/cart, then you'll need to hire someone. Installing stores/carts is a pain and not something any sane person would do for free.

If you want to do it yourself...
Forum: Website Design 18th August 2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By RichKent
Re: Can you help?

I'm not saying he has too many adsense units per the Adsense policy - I'm saying he has too many from a user (visual) standpoint.
Forum: Website Design 18th August 2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By RichKent
Re: Can you help?

I actually think you have too many ads per page. If I came on your site I'd quickly recognize it for what it is and leave. Try more content and less adsense blocks.

Also, instead of running a long...
Forum: Website Design 10th August 2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By RichKent
Re: i need your review please

I'd use a full-width design instead of having a mostly empty right sidebar. Add a little space between the templates too. You can move the social sharing stuff to along the top or even in the header....
Forum: Website Design 10th August 2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By RichKent
Re: Entrepreneurs design - UPDATED

If you want to make some real money from it, then sell the image (or similar) via istockphoto as vector art.
Forum: Website Design 10th August 2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By RichKent
Re: Need nice Looking Design NO SELFPROMOTION

If you have $100 to spend then go buy a nice looking theme from Themeforest.net.

I can't imagine any designer would build you a custom theme for only $100.
Forum: Website Design 10th August 2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By RichKent
Re: Where to start? Redesign of BIG, UGLY website!!

Hi Wilona - I wouldn't worry too much about the impact on SEO. As long as you keep your URLs intact, and 301 redirect any that change you'll be fine.

It would be very helpful if you could post a...
Forum: Website Design 10th August 2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By RichKent
Re: Please Help - Images not loading

I doubt it's a plugin, but to test simply turn off ALL of your plugins and see if the pictures come back. If they do, then turn on your plugins one at a time until one makes the pictures go away, and...
Forum: Website Design 9th August 2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By RichKent
Re: Robust forum that is easy to integrate with WordPress?

If you want it to integrate with WordPress stick with bbPress.org · (http://bbpress.org) or even BuddyPress.org (http://buddypress.org)

Both from the makers of WordPress.
Forum: Website Design 9th August 2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By RichKent
Re: I'm trying to up conversions. Need an expert site review.

Think about who your likely customer is and build the page for that person.

Use cleaner, more professional fonts, especially for your 3 callout boxes. The graffiti font is hard to read and looks...
Forum: Website Design 9th August 2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By RichKent
Re: Urgent help needed

Most current web browsers open PDF files as though they're a webpage. You can right click on those links and 'save link as' to save the file. If you want others to save the file you can tell them to...
Forum: Website Design 6th August 2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By RichKent
Forum: Website Design 3rd August 2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By RichKent
Re: Quick CSS Search bar problem

You can try setting a universal rule for padding and margin at the top of your CSS doc -

* {margin: 0;padding: 0;}

That will reset all the spacing - however you'll then have to define margin...
Forum: Website Design 3rd August 2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By RichKent
Re: Quick CSS Search bar problem

Firefox and IE interpret the CSS box model differently. To make them display the same add this to your css:

-moz-box-sizing:border-box;box-sizing:border-box;

Should fix it.
Forum: Website Design 3rd August 2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By RichKent
Re: Restaurant Themes

Themeforest is the place to go:

WordPress - The Restaurant | ThemeForest (http://themeforest.net/item/the-restaurant/111482?WT.ac=search_item&WT.seg_1=search_item&WT.z_author=redfactory)
...
Forum: Website Design 2nd August 2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By RichKent
Re: How do I send email from my wordpress website?

Create support@mywebsite.com through cpanel or your hosting menu in your hosting account, then email those people from that account. You don't even need to set it up local, you can use webmail - but...
Forum: Website Design 2nd August 2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By RichKent
Re: email capture on Facebook page

Can't be done. You'll need to get people on your facebook page to go to a website to do this. On the plus side, you can communicate with people on facebook via facebook, and it's pretty easy to get...
Forum: Website Design 2nd August 2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By RichKent
Re: Check out my site for developers

I like it, but it's almost too clean. It could use a little pop of color somewhere, otherwise it's just light grey on white and it all blends together.

That said, it seems pretty easy to use.
Forum: Website Design 2nd August 2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By RichKent
Re: My wordpress site "Hacked"?

Do you have a copy of the database? If so, it's straightforward:

I'm assuming you'll have a new hosting account, so first you'll need to get the name servers and change DNS at your registrar.
...
Forum: Website Design 2nd August 2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By RichKent
Re: Wordpress Need Help witg .htaccess

If you set Permalinks to pretty permalinks (post name) it will create a .htaccess file for you. You do this under Settings -> Permalinks

If you need to modify .htaccess you can do so via ftp, but...
Forum: Website Design 1st August 2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By RichKent
Re: Ithemes

'worth' is very relative. I've seen the kit and it wouldn't be worth it to me, but it may be worth it to you.

Things to keep in mind: A big part of what you're getting is their parent theme:...
Forum: Website Design 1st August 2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By RichKent
Re: Ithemes

'worth' is very relative. I've seen the kit and it wouldn't be worth it to me, but it may be worth it to you.

Things to keep in mind: A big part of what you're getting is their parent theme:...
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,139
Posted By RichKent
Re: Affiliate image ad's not working in blogger (CJ & Amazon)

If it is possible to use these ads on blogger, then make sure you have adblock turned off if you have it installed in your browser. I went nuts one time trying to get an advertisement to show before...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st July 2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By RichKent
Re: What Should I Do With These External Links?

Instead of removing links you could add target="_blank" to your links so they open in a new window. I'd prefer that to forcing users to copy/paste links.

Another option is to simply quote the...
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By RichKent
Re: StudioPress Header Issue

No problem. I'm sure there is a better and easier way to do it, but I haven't used the theme you're using.

When you're talking about the theme forcing you to crop the header image, etc..., that's...
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By RichKent
Re: StudioPress Header Issue

The image that you uploaded and linked to is still the 150px tall cropped image. Upload the original 200px image and use that one instead.
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By RichKent
Re: StudioPress Header Issue

Without seeing the backend of the theme - don't use whatever you're using that automatically crops the image. Upload the full-size image via the media tab, then take the URL of the image and use that...
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By RichKent
Re: StudioPress Header Issue

Actually it did. Your current header image is only 150px tall. Try uploading a 200px tall header image in its place and you should be all good.
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,139
Posted By RichKent
Re: Affiliate image ad's not working in blogger (CJ & Amazon)

Pretty sure Blogger doesn't allow such things. Most free blogs limit the amount of advertising you can use.

Consider buying your own domain, purchasing hosting and installing WordPress so that you...
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By RichKent
Re: Business directory and listings

Here are a couple good ones:

WordPress › Connections « WordPress Plugins (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/connections/)

WordPress › Business Directory Plugin « WordPress Plugins...
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By RichKent
Re: Honestly review my site

Looks like a pretty standard free theme. Both your menus - above and below the header - are much too long and broken as a result.
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By RichKent
Re: StudioPress Header Issue

Looks fine to me. Can you post a link to the site?
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By RichKent
Re: Menu css

I'm not 100% clear on what you're trying to accomplish, but you're going a bit nuts on the !important declarations. I'd say remove them all and make sure to place your code in the 'custom css' field...
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By RichKent
Re: converting webpage to html

No, it shouldn't be hard. If it's one page site you can probably just go to File -> Save page and it will save the page in HTML with all the files in a folder.

Otherwise there are programs that...
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By RichKent
Re: WordPress roadblock

Try reinstalling it. Also, make sure that you set DNS on Namecheap to point to your new Hostgator hosting account.

@Istvan when you use the quick install tool it tells you to leave the box blank...
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By RichKent
Re: Permalink Help! Purchased Old Domain

Yes you can redirect a page that used to exist on the domain to a new page that currently exists on the domain. Assuming their are backlinks to the old page a 301 redirect is the ideal way to pass...
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By RichKent
Re: Making a WSO Page

Search for this in Google: sqeeze page theme wordpress

You'll find a bunch of themes and suggestions on how to put this together. Lots of them cost - such as: Squeeze Theme and Squeeze Plugin...
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By RichKent
Re: Permalink Help! Purchased Old Domain

A ? in a URL is a query string. You can't use the 'pretty' permalink structure and include a query string in WordPress, and even if you use one of the other options you won't be able to set a query...
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By RichKent
Re: Which Sidebar Should I Remove? Left or Right?

No, sounds fine. Remember that content is key. If you have fluff content with adsense blocks and affiliate links you'll get a lot of bounces but not the kind you want! :)
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Posted By RichKent
Re: Need some help to improve my sites loading time

Try any or all:

#1 - Shrink the size of your image files so they don't take so long to load. There are plugins that can do this for you, or you can use image editing software. Huge images are one...
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By RichKent
Re: Which Sidebar Should I Remove? Left or Right?

I'd remove the left sidebar and keep the right.

People generally read from left to right, so by removing the left sidebar you keep the focus on your content. If your content is interesting you'll...
Forum: Website Design 30th July 2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,494
Posted By RichKent
Re: PCI Compliance and Self Hosted Carts

I don't think Bigcommerce and Ecwid are easier or cheaper. I've used Bigcommerce and I'm not a fan at all.

Yes you'll need SSL plus you'll need a dedicated IP too. If you purchase a 'business'...
Forum: Website Design 30th July 2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By RichKent
Re: I need help and advice please

Do yourself a favor and use WordPress. Even the default WordPress theme - 2011 - looks much better than what you have right now. That will also save you lots of time and effort, plus WordPress is...
Forum: Website Design 30th July 2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By RichKent
Re: Plugin or WP Theme?

There are plugins that will do that for you. I haven't seen a theme that does that by default, but even if it did it would just be a block of JS somewhere in the theme header or footer.
Forum: Website Design 16th April 2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By RichKent
Re: Theme Dreams (or What's Up with Themes These Days?)

As Istvan said, this is standard. What I'd recommend is use WordPress and a theme framework - I prefer Genesis, but Thesis is excellent too. Child themes are easy to modify and change if you know...
Forum: Website Design 6th April 2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By RichKent
Re: How do you make amazing graphics for wso's?

I use photoshop. If you're looking for free software that can accomplish the same thing, try GIMP - GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program (http://www.gimp.org/)

Alternatively you can use...
Forum: Website Design 6th April 2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By RichKent
Re: Master, please review my website design..

The green of your buttons doesn't match the green on the center graphic.

The text on the navigation and buttons is hard to read. Remove the shadow. I'd use a slight outside bevel to make the text...
Forum: Website Design 6th April 2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By RichKent
Re: WordPress over used?

WordPress websites can look like anything you want them to. You've likely been on WordPress websites without realizing it - whereas other sites are obviously WP because they use the standard theme.
...
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