Alirat

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    The menu area is now used, you can create menus using anything you like. You say the secondary menu ‘should’ consist of sub pages. I think the way menus are created changed in WordPress 3, if I remember correctly, and StudioPress has mentioned that the menu plugin will be deprecated.  The new menu system is much easier and more flexible, IMHO.

    in reply to: How to add a logo to Outreach Theme header left? #10557

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    Thanks for this, just what I needed. Also if you are using anything in the header right area you need to tweak the numbers so width of logo in title-area and width of header-widget do not exceed width. (Probably stating the obvious here but it perplexed me for a moment or two.)

    in reply to: I relaunched my website today #9469

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    Hi Robert, the front slider and the testimonials are done with Cu3er which is a 3rd party plugin/add on available for WordPress. Not free and the customising is a little complicated, but the flexibility is pretty awesome.

    in reply to: How to 'hang' Blog off side of Expose Theme #9468

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    Hi there. There is no need for an extra plugin, as the Genesis settings have a place to exclude categories for the blog. For the front page items I either use pages or set up a category called ‘front page’ or ‘featured’ or whatever and then exclude that category using the category ID in the Genesis settings. My view is the less plugins used the better and Genesis provides very well for all contingencies IMHO.

    in reply to: Clients With Zero Computer Abilities #9466

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    Yes I have some clients like that. In my experience, no amount of tutoring makes any difference to the ones who struggle to use email and cannot type in a URL – they just don’t seem to get on the technological train at any station. I have tutorial videos included with my monthly hosting/maintenance fee. So after my 2  hours included tuition in which I point to the videos frequently, if they are still struggling I sell them my maintenance services. Mostly they are relieved that someone will do it for them, and it’s income for me – so we all win. I do expect people to email me explicit instructions and not text me incomprehensible txt language as happened recently…

    in reply to: How to go about creating an employee "Member Area"… #9464

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    I have set up S2member after having a look at a few membership plugins and found it fairly easy and intuitive. I don’t know whether it is multisite compatible, however.

    I’m not sure what your client is trying to achieve, but just having logins with with author permissions would allow the staff to see posts and editor permissions would allow them to edit. If he wants a sort of Intranet with shared calendars and documents I usually offer Google apps as a way for companies to work together. Under 10 users is free.  Understanding what the client wants is the key. Most of my clients use incorrect terminology and often give the wrong impression of what they are after and only after gently cross examining then do I find out what they really want.

    in reply to: I relaunched my website today #8701

    Alirat
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    Oh thank you!!

    in reply to: Changes not showing. #8700

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    You shouldn’t have to delete your content and start again. Identifying where the problem lies is the main thing. So what do your permalinks look like?  When you changed the permalinks did you do it in under the settings menu?  The reason I ask this is that when there is a problem with the server/host one thing that does go wrong is the permalinks won’t change to something like /%postname%/%post_id%/  (this is the setting I use).  It is an unusual problem you are describing – not something that happens often.  The fact that the pages with the changes exist somewhere is a clue. When you look at those pages note down the url and compare that to the url of the unchanged page.  I hope this helps.

    in reply to: Changes not showing. #8675

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    It could be your hosting environment. Does changing the permalinks work?

    It sounds to me like the permissions on the files are not allowing any changes. Are you able to see the files via an ftp programme?  When you said you play around with the CSS box are you referring to using the Editor under appearances or are you editing the file using an ftp programme on the server? The folders should be 755 and files 644.  Did you set up the database permissions yourself? Sorry to be asking more questions than answering, but it does seem very odd. One more question, have you tried doing this in different browsers? (In case there is a browser setting that is preventing the information from being saved.)

    in reply to: Taking up the challenge #8673

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    Thanks for putting this in your signature, Susan. I too have limited technical knowledge but have been using Genesis for a while now. I will take up the challenge!

    in reply to: Looking for Post Gallery/Content slider plugin #8671

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    Hi there,  that particular website is built with Drupal and my guess is that the slider is a Drupal thing. It is called “Future US” which seems like a Drupal associated thing from a quick Google search. I don’t know Drupal so not sure.

    I haven’t seen a slider like that with text that seems to have a flexible height to contain it. It is very nice and stylish. Keep looking.

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