August 31, 2013 at 9:08 am #59899
Just finished a site for the wife over at http://leyla-najma.com and I’m very happy with it. In fact really, really happy about it but of course if perchance you take the time to browse it and check it out, I’m also very open to pats on the back, or (constructive) kicks in the butt. Either way as with all projects that I take on using Genesis I’m thankful not just for Genesis and the wonderful framework/platform that it is but also the great support from the likes of Nick & Jennifer………..as well as the great community support; Awesome! The level of support from the staff and the community is what makes working with Genesis and Studio Press a true joy and beacon of light.http://leyla-najma.comAugust 31, 2013 at 9:13 am #59901
I remember you working on this. It came out nice. I love the colors. I see you are using WooCommerce too. I just finished client site using it. On the Shop page, my client didn’t like the yellow color on the quantities, so I added this to remove it:
Has she had any online sales thru the cart yet?
August 31, 2013 at 9:19 am #59903
Not yet. I just finished getting it up last night around midnight and I’m thinking about adding a Pay Per View element using the Wishlist Member Pay Per Post functionality. It’s also mobile enabled with an html5 mobile web app which still needs some tweaks……………….so not quite beating my chest about it quite yet. The other part of the video distribution strategy is to use mobile technology in the form of Amazon apps. So rather then buying a belly dance dvd, buy an Amazon mobile app on Beginning Belly Dancing that includes the beginning videos. So………..I’m trying to get all the ducks in the barrel and make a big splash. The yellow colors on the shop page are annoying I agree. Thank you for the code.August 31, 2013 at 9:24 am #59906
I like how you are taking each aspect of your development one at a time and making sure they work. Some people install everything and then their sites poop out or they get a lot of funky code going on, conflicts. I’ve seen you develop this by your posts and you are a one-step at a time person :). That’s great. I’ll look forward to the Wishlist Pay Per Post add. That should be interesting.
August 31, 2013 at 9:33 am #59909
I’m actually trying to get out of the development side of the business. Ideally would like to farm out all, or most development and focus on more business development, marketing and sales. You just can’t be the machine that makes and the machine that sells it at the same time and expect to grow your business. This is the next to last development project on my current list. All new projects will be farmed out. As far as the Pay Per View, I looked at the wpmu-dev pay per view plug in but they have a pricing model that is very bizarre and since I’m already familiar with Wishlist decided to go with their solution. The only drawback (and I’ve been hammering on them about this for a year) is that the pay per post can’t be made to expire. Should have the Pay Per Post up later today. I will likely integrate it with Woo Commerce as well so that the Shop is inclusive of everything. Then will have to integrate it all with Aweber to make sure that the product purchases end up on the appropriate email list. There are so many pieces of the pie to put together when assembling a fully functional site that includes e-commerce, email marketing and alike that it seems as if it’s a never ending task list.August 31, 2013 at 9:37 am #59911
What made this project so time consuming is that I did the development on a development domain with the intention of replacing her old site which had been built on Front Page. The old site has some very good Google love and I didn’t want to completely remove it so I’m doing all the hundreds of 301 redirects right now to make sure that the big “G” passes on the page rank and rankings to the new URL’s. And as it turned out even though I did a database export/import the import process did not in all cases replace the images with the correct URL, leaving most of the in page and in post image pointers directed back at the development server. I had hoped that the export and import of the database would have given me correct URL’s so it’s another 3 to 4 hours of work replacing the image URL’s.August 31, 2013 at 9:39 am #59912
I used to be a healthcare consultant with a large worldwide firm. My role on the team was IT liaison, nothing to do with web development which was a hobby. We did a lot of process walk-thrus… and had to chart using Visio how each piece of a puzzle worked in a business. I walked around an entire healthcare organization with an application to see how it was processed. So I understand completely about piecing together how all those elements need to work!!
For the replacing of correct URL’s – I used this plugin called Search and Replace – http://wordpress.org/plugins/search-and-replace/. It works great for me. Have you tried it?
August 31, 2013 at 9:53 am #59917
Thanks for the tip on the plug in. I’ll give it a go. Sounds like we have similar past experience. In my corporate past life I did enterprise level software integration and training in the semiconductor industry working with manufacturing execution control software and process mapping semiconductor processes is quite an exercise. Thanks for all your help and your feedback.
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