HelenaB

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  • in reply to: Favorite Editor? #101820

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    Notepad ++

    in reply to: How to move "Related Products" section down #77813

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    Hi Samantha – sorry had to go out!

    I’m not keen on adding stuff to the woocommerce stylesheets – it’s all updated too often so I tend to add it to the Genesis child theme stylesheet (Metro in this case) instead. I just create a woocommerce section in there and paste changes in.

    Probably the “proper” thing to do is to create a “child” stylesheet for woocommerce but life’s just too short!

    You seem to have sorted the widths of the related products list items.

    in reply to: How to move "Related Products" section down #77798

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    Hi Samantha

    I’d do:

    div.upsells {clear:both;}

    That’ll push the related products/upsells down past the product info stuff.

    I also tend to make the related product list items smaller as they’re currently set to 48%.

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    Personally I’d recommend a plugin called Duplicator. http://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/

    I build clients’ sites on my own webserver and when they’re ready I use Duplicator to copy the whole thing including the database and then upload it to the new hosting account. It ensures that the new site goes up really quickly.

    All you need to do is set up a database on the new hosting account and make a note of the username, password and db name.

    Use Duplicator to create a copy of your existing site (one click operation – creates the copy file and an installer file that you download to your computer).

    Upload the copy file and the installer file via FTP to the new hosting account.

    Browse to the installer file using your browser and paste in the database info in the various text fields.

    That’s pretty much it.

    I’ve used it dozens of times now – I’ve had problems with it maybe once due to an odd server configuration.

    in reply to: WordPress not updating #72902

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    Hi Andrea – the small added complication is that the client (an Agency) is hosting it themselves – they’re a reseller. So any query to the hosting company will be via them and I’m wary of it turning into Chinese whispers if you know what I mean.

    If anything stands out as a possible cause then that would be great as it would give me something to pass on to them.

    Thanks!

    in reply to: Test environment #66106

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    I use the Duplicator plugin to move clients’ sites from my private servers to their servers. Pretty simple to use but make sure you back everything up on your current site before you remove it / replace it with the new one (just in case!).

    in reply to: Standard Plugins #64923

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    AHA! Right – I’m off to check that out. Thanks Brad.

    in reply to: Standard Plugins #64911

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    To use Jetpack you need to sign up to wordpress.com – if I’ve got that right. Maybe I’m just getting old but that irritates me.

    Is there a decent alternative for subscriptions or is Jetpack the best way?

    Oh and I also tend to steer clear of caching plugins unless I have to – too much trouble usually.

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    in reply to: Standard Plugins #64764

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    I tend to use these again and again:

    Genesis eNews Extended
    Genesis Simple Hooks
    Genesis Simple Edits
    Genesis Simple Sidebars
    Cleaner Gallery
    Tiny MCE Advanced
    Login Lockdown
    WP Gallery Custom Links
    Contact Form 7
    Meteor Slides
    Duplicator
    Updraft

    in reply to: Genesis / Woocommerce #64072

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    The only problems that I run into are things “falling over” after big woocommerce updates. This pretty much always concerns woocommerce 3rd party plugins which I’ve now learnt to restrict as much as possible.

    Oh and I was a bit peeved about the sudden huge increase in woocommerce extensions – in particular since they seem to be required for pretty much every site I do.

    Sites I’ve done recently with Woo:

    http://www.keepbeautiful.co.uk/

    http://www.products.thebeautycabin.biz/ and http://www.dermalskincare.thebeautycabin.biz (same company)

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    in reply to: zigzagpress quality? #64060

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    I’ve used a couple of their themes for clients and found them to be fine. I’m a little paranoid too so it’s always good to ask!

    in reply to: Home Page Top Widget Images not showing in Firefox (mac) #63508

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    Hi, not certain that this is related, but there seem to be a couple of validation errors which may or may not be causing an issue.

    Looks like there are several instances of #homepagetxt1 – ids should be unique plus looks like an unclosed div somewhere around the slider.

    Might be worth fixing those just in case it helps.


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    Hi Brian

    Have you looked at Peter’s Redirect plugin?

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/peters-login-redirect/

    It’s blurb says:

    Define a set of redirect rules for specific users, users with specific roles, users with specific capabilities, and a blanket rule for all other users. Also, set a redirect URL for post-registration.

    I’ve used it to redirect roles in the past.

    in reply to: Header image still 120px #63492

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    Hi AnBja – do you mean that the area currently taken up by the logo is too high?

    If so, just change the height on .header-image #title-area, .header-image #title, .header-image #title a from it’s current 212px to 120px.

    in reply to: Responsive slider on a specific page #63490

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    Hi Groovyliving,

    This doesn’t answer your query directly but might be useful. I’ve found that using the Meteor Slides plugin is much simpler and allows you to have whatever image you like linking wherever you like – not specifically page related like the Genesis Responsive Slider (which I prefer as I can then add different featured images to pages).

    Plus you can set up multiple slideshows and assign images to each and then add a slideshow to a page or post using shortcode as well as the usual method of adding a widget to the homepage.

    The slides are also responsive.

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