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Wed 21/01/15 at 12:29
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I've been toying with the idea of setting up my own site (4DGamers.com) for a while. I already run another site where the Web Host has the only access to the coding and contribute to another, so it was high time I dusted off my little coding knowledge alongside a new domain and a web host that would be flexible and cost effective.

Freeola was only one of my choices but as I'd been with them as an ISP before and had a long history with the company, plus knowing that their customer support is pretty helpful, I decided to use them for my Domain and Web Hosting.

Day 1
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At first I wasn't sure what tools to use. There was no way I could code enough to come up with a site from scratch and Freeola offered their Instant Pro site construction. It was, however, a rocky road to success as Instant Pro, while a great instant website builder, just wasn't flexible enough for my needs.

Day 2
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Some help on the Freeola forums pointed me towards a One-click install option for several Web Design tools.

Day 3
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Looking at the options, both Joomla and Wordpress were powerful enough for my needs, while offering further development once set up. Having worked on several Wordpress based sites before, I decided to go with that.

Honestly, the install was far easier than I could have ever imagined and I was up and running with Wordpress on my Freeola Site within 30 minutes, including the install itself.

I choose a theme from the huge amount on offer, designed a banner and popped a few older stories on the site to see what it would look like. By this time it was pretty late at night and my wife popped her head around the door and made grumbling noises.

Day 4
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Theme changes and logo changes were on the cards and a brand new banner had been designed to go with the current logo. I found the perfect theme that contained a slider showing the latest posts and that was flexible enough for me to add my own bits and pieces to the site.

At the same time, I checked out the Freeola Email options and created a couple of email addresses. However, I may have to wait until the site has some way to get money coming in before I use the email pro option that allows you to have incoming and outgoing email without a Freeola internet connection.

Day 5
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More articles added, moving menus and sidebars around and adding a few affiliate links. Still getting to grips with CCS and working out how to do more complicate changes behind the scenes. I've also now applied for the Freeola Website Promotion service.
Mon 09/02/15 at 22:57
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It won't be fixed until tomorrow at the earliest so any advice is welcomed!
Mon 09/02/15 at 17:21
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pb wrote:
...Working on it!



Feedback is my middle name!
[s]Hmmm...[/s]
Mon 09/02/15 at 16:17
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Yes, also on iOS. Working on it!


Cool...

You know what to do if you need any help....
Mon 09/02/15 at 16:11
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chasfh wrote:
Hmmm... wrote:
[i]Hi pb,
Just FYI in case you hadn't seen.

The 'responsive' WordPress theme you are using seems to have a hiccup with the mobile view navigation...

Using the hamburger menu I notice items that have additional links (console, handhelds, mobile) all expand to empty white elements for me. But there are actually links there if you press.

I'm seeing this via a Nexus 5 and 7 and haven't tested via iOS.

NB. You can also see the problem via a desktop if you use Firefox > Developer > Responsive Design View.


Let me know if I'm making sense here!
[s]Hmmm...[/s]


It also happens in IE 11, and on a Windows phone...

I think that just about covers everything. Should be relatively easy to fix though![/i]

Yes, also on iOS. Working on it!
Fri 06/02/15 at 22:52
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DL wrote:
Well that's technology for you pb ... and England have now scored ... Wales 10 - 5 England :)

... and now England have won ;)

Can't wait for Ireland v England.
Fri 06/02/15 at 20:33
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Well that's technology for you pb ... and England have now scored ... Wales 10 - 5 England :)
Fri 06/02/15 at 18:39
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Hmmm... wrote:
Hi pb,
Just FYI in case you hadn't seen.

The 'responsive' WordPress theme you are using seems to have a hiccup with the mobile view navigation...

Using the hamburger menu I notice items that have additional links (console, handhelds, mobile) all expand to empty white elements for me. But there are actually links there if you press.

I'm seeing this via a Nexus 5 and 7 and haven't tested via iOS.

NB. You can also see the problem via a desktop if you use Firefox > Developer > Responsive Design View.


Let me know if I'm making sense here!
[s]Hmmm...[/s]


It also happens in IE 11, and on a Windows phone...

I think that just about covers everything. Should be relatively easy to fix though!
Fri 06/02/15 at 15:25
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Hi pb,
Just FYI in case you hadn't seen.

The 'responsive' WordPress theme you are using seems to have a hiccup with the mobile view navigation...

Using the hamburger menu I notice items that have additional links (console, handhelds, mobile) all expand to empty white elements for me. But there are actually links there if you press.

I'm seeing this via a Nexus 5 and 7 and haven't tested via iOS.

NB. You can also see the problem via a desktop if you use Firefox > Developer > Responsive Design View.


Let me know if I'm making sense here!
[s]Hmmm...[/s]
Thu 05/02/15 at 22:55
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Thanks DL.
Thu 05/02/15 at 19:23
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Nice one pb ... site is looking great :)

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