Answers To Your Website Questions
If you have questions, please see if your answer is listed here, otherwise please contact me and I will be happy to answer any of your questions.
Getting Started Questions
That’s alright, we know how difficult it is to understand all the steps. We can help you from start to finish. You don’t have to learn anything or research your next move. Just contact us and we will help you with all the steps needed.
A domain name is your address on the Internet. Your ‘www’ is the address where your website is found on the ‘world-wide web’. It is also referred to as your URL – Universal Resource Locator. No two websites have the same URL. They may have the same name, but not the TLD – Top Level Domain. (The TLD is the .com, .net, .org etc.) They are all unique.
Every website that is to be accessed by people browsing on the Internet, requires web hosting. The web hosting companies look after your piece of real estate…your domain. Without a webhost, you can’t have a visible website on the ‘world wide web’.
WordPress is the most popular content management system used by web designers and bloggers on the Internet today. It is a platform that is used by individuals and big companies and everyone between. I have written an article here on 7 Reasons To Use WordPress. However, here are a few reasons why it is an excellent choice for building a website on.
- You don’t need to be a qualified web designer to manage your website proficiently.
- You also don’t need to know any HTML or code.
- You can also add content whenever you wish.
- Plus as an added feature you can have your readers interact with you, by allowing them to comment on your pages. These are just some of the features that make it so desirable for any business owner or individual, web designer, programmer or publisher to want to use WordPress.
Once your website is completed there are no more web design fees. There are however, web hosting and domain registration fees. Your website needs to be hosted for it to be visible on the web. You have to pay ‘rent’ for your place in ‘cyber-space’.
These fees are paid either monthly, quarterly or yearly to a hosting company, such as HostedSafe Web Hosting. Our sister company, HostedSafe has varying monthly fees depending on your requirements. Typically this is about $15 per month.
You also have to pay for your domain name to remain registered. Just like a yearly vehicle registration, so to is your domain registration. This fee is approx. $30 per year. You may find cheaper prices elsewhere, but Geoff O’Dea is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. His one-on-one service is worth more than what he charges. Plus, your website is hosted on an extremely fast server, so your pages load fast!
The only other optional fees is if you would like us to help you manage your site, but this is not a necessity or requirement. I can manage your site, keep it backed up etc., and add an article or images, video or do whatever it is you need doing, for $55 per month. This covers an hour of my time to offer you assistance on top of the necessary allocated time for updates.
Yes! It would benefit your presence hugely! A Google+ profile is about you and it shows you are a real person…makes sense doesn’t it? You can follow people in your industry and see what your competitors are doing too.
A Google Plus Page is even better. Your business can be shown in Google maps and if you have a local business…we can set up your “Google Plus Local Listing“. Once your business is verified, you will appear in the map searches and people can write reviews on your business products or services.
Contact me today for a very low fee to give your business the Google+ edge!
Yes! If you recommend me to your friends or work associates and they hire me for their web design project, I will give you a 10% commission of the total project cost!
It’s my way of saying thank you and rewarding you in some way.
To login to the admin area of your website, you need to type in http://yourdomain.com/wp-login.php
Once there you will see a login screen where you have to enter your username and password that I have sent you. Please copy and paste the password (as opposed to trying to manually retype it) as if you get it wrong more than 3 times you will get locked out! This is to prevent hackers from trying to login.
I’ve also done a video showing you how. ‘How to Login to Your WordPress Dashboard’
If you are still having problems please send me an email and we’ll look into it for you.
Yes! All my clients are able to access video tutorials inside their admin dashboard, plus I have tutorials on my website too. If I don’t have a tutorial for what you need, I will either create a video to show you how, or give you step by step instructions. The only thing I don’t give free tutorials on is changing the web design.
However, if you want to know how to change the fonts, colours, homepage banners etc., I am only too happy to show you how with one-on-one coaching. If you would like to use my WordPress coaching services, just contact me today to make a booking.
Login to your website and look down the left hand side of your admin dashboard. Look for either Envira Gallery (for your galleries) or Soliloquy (for your sliders).
To edit an existing gallery or slider, click Envira Gallery or Soliloquy. Once there choose the gallery or slider name that you would like to add your photo to.
Before you begin uploading your photos, I suggest you resize them to no more than 1500px. If you look at the size of your images, they may be as large as 9000px. This can take a very long time to upload or worse, slow down the viewing pleasure for some of your customers/clients. They may have to wait if their computers are not the latest and greatest for your images to load!
So once you have resized and are happy to upload the next thing to do is click the ‘Add Files’ button and browse to the photos on your computer that you want to add (you can upload multiple images at once). Choose the photo and click to begin uploading.
Now wait while your photos get uploaded to your website (this could take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes depending on the quantity and size of your images).
Once the photos have been successfully uploaded you need to click ‘Update’ so the changes will take place. If you forget, you will have to do it again! Your new photos have now been added to the gallery or slider you specified.
To make a new gallery or slider, hover your mouse over and click ‘Add New’. You can copy the ‘config’ and other settings from one I have already done if you are unsure of what to do.
Go to Google Maps: https://www.google.com.au/maps and type in your address in the ‘Search Google Maps’ section. On the pin location, right click and you will see a list as shown below.
Click ‘What’s here?’ and at the bottom of the webpage you will see something like this…The numbers are your map co-ordinates. Make sure you keep the – in front of the Longitude figure and remove the comma.