Bill Murray

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  • in reply to: More about our company call to action #4115

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    That theme uses the Genesis Featured Page widget in the Featured widget area.  To change the text, you simply change the page that the Featured Page widget is pointing to.

    The “more” text is not really a call to action.  It is a link to the rest of that page.  You can customize what the more button says and where it breaks by putting this in your page content:

    <!–more More About our Company »–>

    …where you change “More About our Company” to your desired text.  That will not change where the more link takes you, only what is displayed on the button.  If you want a button that behaves differently (ie, takes you to a different page), you might be better off using a text widget where you include your text, followed by a link that is styled to look like a button.  Of course, that will make it more difficult to use a featured image, but it will give the power you want.


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    in reply to: Streamline SEO question #4109

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    Do you have a link to your site?  Have you tried deactivating all other plugins except AIO SEO?  AIO SEO should work with Genesis and should set the SEO title properly.


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    in reply to: Streamline SEO question #4101

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    That’s really a question about how to use AIO SEO, which is best directed at the support for that plugin.


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    in reply to: Large Background Image Load Speed #4018

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    You can use tools such as Pingdom or Yslow to analyze your page weight and load times.  Yslow shows your total page weight to be about 7.2 Mb, which is huge.  500 Kb is a more suitable page weight for your home page.  Pingdom shows about 1.6 Mb, which is still far too big.

    A lot of your page weight does come from your background, so that is a big part of your problem here.  There’s no code snippet that can get around your desire to have a big picture as a background.  You can use a lower resolution image, compress it, use a smaller image, or find a smaller image that can be repeated.

    The question of whether your site is “too slow” depends on the visitor’s connection.  For me, with a fast connection, the site is slow, but not annoyingly so.  If I were on a mobile device not using WiFi, I would have clicked away long before the page finished loading.  Not everyone has a fast internet connection or access to it all of the time.  Slow load times will cost you visitors and $.


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    in reply to: Webiste field in Comments #3896

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    Those are likely bots submitting comments without using your comment form.

    Let’s take a step back: are you thinking this will reduce spam or are you just hoping to avoid URL’s of which you don’t approve?  For reducing spam, this technique helps, because it will break the form submissions on some bots, causing them to go elsewhere to post their spam rather than to have a solution that applies to you.  However, the reduction takes a while to happen.  Some use a 2nd piece of code that marks any comment with a website field as spam, since that comment could not have come through your form.  This is just 1 way to reduce spam, and probably not the best way.

    If you just want to avoid URL’s of which you don’t approve, you removed the URL field but that might encourage commenters to include more URL’s in the body of their comments, which is a common indicator of spam.  That might cause legitimate comments to appear as spam.  You might be better off leaving the URL field, moderating comments, and have a good anti-spam plugin.


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    in reply to: How do I make sidebar a little wider? #3892

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    Susan can address the issue of changing your CSS, but you might want to consider modifying your Paypal widget.  The drop down takes its width from the items you populate it with.  If you dropped the word “Listing” from each of your drop down items, in all likelihood you wouldn’t have to change your CSS.  Because of the width of your longest entry, you may find the CSS changes that are necessary to fix your problem make your content area too narrow.


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    in reply to: Unanswered Posts? #3824

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    Enticing offer, Nick.  If it hasn’t expired, how about a) making a link somewhere for something like Forum Views, of which this would be one and b) adding another view of threads the current user has posted in?

    For (a), it would be so much easier to use the view you created if it were more easily accessible.

    For (b), I found the My Forum Posts link on the old forum very useful.  For example, if I answered a question, that allowed me to check back and see if my answer worked.  Without that link, it’s not as simple.  I realize I can use a favorite and drop that later, or subscribe/unsubscribe.  But both of those are 2 steps, which makes it less likely that I follow up on threads where I’ve contributed something.  The fewer threads per page on the new forum makes it far more likely that by the time I check back, a topic is harder to find without these helpful views.


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    in reply to: Best image resize plugin for Genesis child themes #3821

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    Are you referring to support threads on WP.org?  There’s nothing that stands out as something out of the ordinary.  The plugin works just fine for me on > 100 sites.  If you try it and get different results, just deactivate it and delete it, and post back with the problem you observed.  That will help to refine what might work for you.


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    in reply to: Eleven40: How to change the color scheme? #3788

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    Genesis->Theme Settings is a good place to start.


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    in reply to: Backcountry Menu Descriptions #3787

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    Visit Appearance->Menus and take a look at your secondary navigation.  You’ll find a block for Description.  Enter the text you want for each menu item there.  If you don’t see Description, visit Screen Options in the upper right of your WP dashboard.


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    in reply to: 404 Page #3399

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    You might find this plugin useful:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/genesis-widgetized-notfound/


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    in reply to: Make only secondary sidebar show #3223

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    Maybe what came out of this discussion would help?

    http://www.studiopress.com/support/showthread.php?t=91645


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    in reply to: Webiste field in Comments #2991

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    Try using Nick’s Genesis Simple Comments plugin, available in the WP repo.


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    in reply to: Move Contents of Header Right Widget Down #2908

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    Around line 226 of your child theme style sheet, for #header .widget-area, add

    margin-top: 40px;

    to the styling rules.  They would then look like:

    #header .widget-area {

    float: right;
    margin-top: 40px;
    min-height: 95px;
    padding: 25px 0 0;
    position: relative;
    width: 740px;

    }


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    in reply to: Mobile Extension .m before site URL #2844

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    The usual explanation for what you’re seeing is either a) you’re running a plugin for mobile (e. g., WP Touch) or b) you have redirects on your server (such as in an .htaccess file) that detect a user agent (such as a mobile one) and redirect the URL to the same URL with m. appended  to the start of it.

    If you know you don’t have a mobile plugin, reviewing server redirects would be a good place to start.


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