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  • Ken posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 3 days, 16 hours ago

    Hi Marcom, setting up the new blog page | business-compass.com/blog | editing the posts, the upfront text remains the original rough text. Only clicking though the image shows the correct new test. This should be out front. Suggestions?

  • Ken posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 5 days, 18 hours ago

    Struggling with the Salient web page for blogging, seems vey complex for a simple task! Help anybody?

  • davidsmestratgy posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Hi Nigel

    You mentioned that Woocommerce.com is a good free e-commerce plug in for WordPress. Can you tell me a little about it please? How easy is it use? Would a web developer need to help me integrate it properly into a website?

    Thanks.

    David

  • Ken posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Didn’t know blogging was set up until someone started to post comments, on this page I cant find anywhere on the site:
    Permalink: https://business-compass.com/2020/11/27/hello-world/#comment-1

    Probably should set up a blog page, can you point me?

    thanks

  • Ken posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Having fun and games embedding our Eventbrite events calendar into a web site page. Have tried their imbedded code, this only seems to work for a single event. Have purchased a plug-in, Events Calendar, to do the same job, going around in circles though. Any suggestions?

    • Within a WordPress website, we have found that the Eventbrite embed code only works if you use an HTML content block and use [raw] codes:
      [raw] EVENTBRITE CODE [/raw]
      You should then be able to place 2 or more events within one page.

    • That follows, tried this method and the problem is the limited number of events you can show on a page before the scrolling for dates becomes unworkable. I got the imbedded calendar to work, though by date only. The plug-in should in theory display the events list itself. However! No doubt its a setting somewhere that’s wrong.

    • Had to be, there is an importer feature for Eventbrite you have to pay more for!

    • Thanks for sharing this, Ken. How about doing it a different way?
      You could have a WordPress page which lists the various events
      either by category or chronologically.
      Each event title + a ‘Learn more’ button could link to a separate page which contains a single event.

    • If I understand? The page would have a base description of each event. That would url link to the Eventbrite listing page for each item. Worth an experiment.

    • I was thinking of linking to pages within your own website. 1 page per event. This is what I do. The thing about linking to Eventbrite is that people can wander off into other events there. Better to keep them on your site.

    • Have experimented with using the plug-in which can also run Course schedules etc. https://business-compass.com/events/list/
      This route doubles the admin and possibility for error, you manually have to set dates/times etc. as caught me out yesterday with last minute bookings for sessions. Not ideal solution.
      Will try the straight url link apprpach.

    • Have tried out another plug in and its half the cost; will now experiment with this. They automatically build a test site for you, which shows skill. https://testdrive.xylusthemes.com/demo31271fb7/

    • Set up the new plug in, and it will direct import from Eventbrite the event page. It creates a hidden page per event. So, solution for zero cost is to have an index page to the hidden pages! If I buy the pro version at 45$ it will auto import, that’s not a requirement for the moment.

      You have to learn to use Eventbrite before you publish…[Read more]

    • May I ask what is the name of the plugin, Ken?

    • Eventbrite Import by Xylus Themes. Most of these plug ins will run course schedules, there is quite a difference though in how they function. This is not perfect but the free version gets me going and keeps down the admin/error possibilities.

    • Thank you, Ken. I will check it out.

    • All change. Realised I was being forced down a route that was messy, creating new pages all the time and not giving me a full diary to see. Simplified now to a single ‘Workshop’ tab on the main page. Not perfect but close. Have removed all the plug ins now, using straight Eventbrite content. Check out for me that it works as it should.

  • Andrew posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 1 month ago

    What is the process for setting up a blog page in WordPress?

    • I will do this for you, Andy, after my 10;00am Zoom call. 🙂

    • All done, Andy. I can see a draft blog (Denham Village Hall): once this is published, it will appear within the Stories page. Any challenges, please let me know.

    • I suggest that you change the order of the three boxes on the home page to:
      Economical | Comfort | Safety

    • Please add Blog categories, i.e Village Hall case studies
      PS Are you happy with the sitemap appear on the Stories page?

  • Ken posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 1 month ago

    Anyone have a pointer for adding page tags, so I can link a url straight to a section on a page?

  • Ken posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Had a web site that was on slow, then off and then mostly off, then entirely off. Could edit through admin until it went entirely off. All the usual stuff checked out OK, and a backed up-restore didn’t solve the problem either. Eventually the linux techs at my hoster found a faulty WordPress .htaccess code. They replaced the code new and all…[Read more]

    • Yes, I know the feeling, Ken. When technical issues of this nature happen, I find that Chat support solves the problem. I am glad to hear that this is resolved.

  • Ken posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    How to add a ‘site map’ to a salient web site footer, I use a plug in to generate the XML site map for SEO. Any suggestions?

    • I suggest that you install the Yoast SEO plugin. Go through the setup process and you will be asked if you wish to create a sitemap. Having done this, there is a URL for the sitemap which you can find within Yoast. You can then display this via a Widget placed within the footer area. (Or use the current sitemap URL if you can find this).

    • Just to add that within Salient / Footer it says: Do you want use the main footer that contains all the widgets areas? (You can enable or disable this).

  • Ken posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    For those of you with WordPress sites, a new scam has turned up from claiming money for using their photographs on site. Its all a fake!

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    If you have a WordPress website and are looking for an anti-spam service, check out CleanTalk: https://cleantalk.org You can try it for free and if you decide to keep using it, the annual cost is $8. It stops spam from happening via comments, registrations, forms etc.

  • Ken posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hi. Trying to animate the opening text on a new Salient home page (its text not an icon). Have tried various ideas and plug ins without success. Any suggestions?

    • Try: Add Element (top left of the screen) | Animated Title

    • Tried the component animate and that did the whole block. Er no surprises that. Tried a few plug ins, the easiest was ‘Animate It’, but it didn’t work – think it was for icons only. Found a lovely plug in ‘Easy Textillate’. Animates text fine and lots of options. Slight challenge is it generates code you have to copy and paste into the text…[Read more]

    • Thanks for sharing this, Ken. It transpires that there are over 50,000 WordPress plugins out there. 🙂
      In general terms, it is a good idea to have as few plugins as possible, as they can slow your website loading speed and also create challenges when they conflict with each other.

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    We have added an RSS feed (within a widget) to the right hand column. It picks up the blogs from nigeltemple.com If you are a blogger, you can do this within your WordPress website.

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    It is a good idea to login to WP at least once a week and check ‘Updates’. This appears just underneath ‘Home’ towards the top of the WordPress menu on the LHS (Left Hand Side) of the screen. Updates may include WordPress, Plugins and Themes.

  • Philip D posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi Nigel, Having difficulty with installing and personalising social media widgets – they have gone AWOL on my site – where should I look? (they are in the footer on home page, but do not show up in widget menu).

    • Hi Phil, Login and go to: Appearance (left hand menu); Customize; Menus; Social links menu …you can remove an item (i.e. Yelp) or enter the full URL for a social media account.

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 6 months, 1 week ago

    Hi Phil @phil-doggettgmail-com-2 Thank you for granting me access to your WordPress website. If you go to (WordPress) Settings / Reading …you can choose ‘Home’ as the static homepage. This will mean that the ‘Home’ page you have already created will replace the somewhat random elements that are currently appearing when the site loads.

    • Another suggestion: Go to the Home page and change ‘Home’ at the top to: Lamplight Books (or similar) and then click the Update button.

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi Phil @phil-doggettgmail-com-2 You asked a question (via your plan) as follows:
    “Best (easiest?) way to host WordPress?”
    Login to the hosting service that I recommended to you (TSO Host) and then use their Chat system.
    Tell them that you are new to WordPress and could they please take you through the WordPress installation process – using the…[Read more]

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    WordPress was originally created as a blog platform. It has a considerable amount of blog functionality, including the ability to republish old blog posts. I have posted several hundred blogs over the years and I have now started to update some of them. Here is an example on website promotion that I have just…[Read more]

    • Timely – I have ground my teeth down to stumps these last 2 days while updating pages on my site.
      Yoast in particular is causing some angst.
      I have one particular page that was “awarded” green lights for readability and SEO by Yoast.
      Then I introduced some tabs using a built-in shortcode called SU-TABS – this serves to sort the information horizon…[Read more]

    • Hi Phil, Thanks for sharing this. Yes, I am aware of the tabs problem although I am not convinced that Yoast is. I would leave the page as it is for a few days and then check it out using the various Google resources (analytics and search console). There is some debate as to whether Google can get inside tabs (I would have thought that they can do…[Read more]

    • Thanks Nigel, I’m glad I’m not alone in the tabs struggle – is this a commonly known issue in the WP/Yoast/Google/SEO community?

    • I researched it as it has come up previously; I don’t think that it is a commonly known issue.

    • After much faffing about I came to the conclusion that Yoast sees the world through a different set of lenses than Google,
      With this in mind, I take hints from Yoast but don’t always treat what is says in a black-and-white, right-or-wrong way.

      If it says “you don’t have your keyword in an H2 heading” I would take that seriously.
      The advice about…[Read more]

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 8 months, 1 week ago

    If you have a WordPress website, try to minimise the number of plugins, as they can slow down your site down when it loads. How many plugins do you have? If you want some feedback, just ask.

    • Just three plugins in my website Contact Form 7, MailChimp and WooCommerce, keeping things simple seems to work…

    • Goodness, I wish that I could get away with only three plugins. 🙂

  • Phil Whitting – FalTech GPS posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 9 months ago

    Nigel, I need to delete a web page that refers to a soon-to-be obsolete product.
    I’m sure there are a few other pages within the site that link to the page due to be deleted.
    Does WP have a tool that lists all incoming links to a product page?
    Thank you
    Phil