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    MyGreatIdea
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    Thank you to everyone for your posts – they have been very helpful. But, I must admit, I am feeling rather foolish for having paid the money out for the site. It does include a “buy now” (which is currently hidden until we have stocks) and the links with Securepay and NAB for Visa and Mastercard payments so maybe that’s where the cost was?

    I guess I would be happy with it, if I could make the updates…so that is what I’m aiming for now.

    Onward and upward :)

    Wendy

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    TheCurved, post: 68753 wrote:
    I’m sorry to say but I’ve just spent a few minutes looking at the website Wendy and for your money you really did not get that much unless there is other functionality I am missing. Do you know if a CMS (content management system) was developed so that you can update its contents?

    I was told I would be able to make changes to the updateable pages and was given a backup. From the answers I have so far, it seems my biggest problem now is finding someone who can show me how to use the code. If I can’t, then I’ll simply redo the site, cut my losses and move on.

    Wendy

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    Wendy, it is possible to make updates to ASP documents using the notepad or any other text editor but if you do decide to make changes this way, always backup the file before so that you can revert back to the previous working version. I would however not recommend updating the files if you do not have experience in at least basic HTML.

    All the best.

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    JohnSheppard, post: 68742 wrote:
    It is unwise to compare the price of a local community golf club with that of a major public company’s website. There are many good and logical reasons why the price differs…same with this case here…who knows what came with it…..

    I don’t think there are THAT many out there trying to make a dollar out of customer ignorance (more so their own than anything). I doubt this is one of those cases. It takes less knowledge to install wordpress than a 10 year old bespoke asp website. It’s not the kind of thing one does if they are trying to make money out of someone. It’s the kind of thing one does when they aren’t current with ever changing technology.

    I think that was my whole point … that many customers/clients can’t see the difference between a simple WordPress install and an expensive bespoke web site and that they respond positively to honest information about what they are getting for their money, rather than being oversold on what’s fairly ordinary work.

    I agree that a company website may easily have 10k’s worth of work but ultimately it’s all about perception of value by the end user.

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    Couple It, post: 68756 wrote:
    I was told I would be able to make changes to the updateable pages and was given a backup. From the answers I have so far, it seems my biggest problem now is finding someone who can show me how to use the code. If I can’t, then I’ll simply redo the site, cut my losses and move on.

    Wendy
    Hey Wendy,
    I’m in Perth, I know this market, the web industry in this city, eleventy brazillian coding languages and I specialise in making people’s help their businesses more. I also speak propellerhead and SME.

    Sounds like you need that.

    PM me or just drop me an email through any of my sites linked in my sig, I’m positive I can help you.

    -Judd

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    Hi Wendy,

    I’m in Perth & would love to help you out if you still need it or haven’t already got somebody else helping you.

    I hate it when people get ripped off like it seems you have…. 8k seems like an awful lot for what I can see (though I don’t know the details of the payment stuff you mentioned) & as someone else pointed out also the site was coded in tables, which isn’t really the standard these days – not to mention the use of ASP.

    I’m not sure how integrated the site is with ASP at the moment (mainly considering the payment things you mentioned), but from what I can see on the site it all seems rather static & would likely be pretty easy to move over to PHP & implement it all within WordPress so you can manage & update the pages yourself.

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    My favourite CMS is WordPress because of the many modifications and themes available. The WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) publisher/editor is friendly for non-tech savvy users. WordPress simply requires PHP & MySQL and it will run on just about any Linux web hosting platform (cPanel).

    WP works fine on Windows :)

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    Couple It, post: 68696 wrote:
    Hi guys,

    I have a website, a backup file, and the passwords for my host (Westnet). The problem is firstly, I cannot get hold of my designer, and secondly the code used is not a common one, I’m led to believe.

    What I’m looking for is someone who can show me:
    • How to make changes on my website for the updateable pages
    • How to link Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to my website (I already have accounts with all)
    • How to link Google analytics to my website and how to use it
    • Look at whether or not I need an SEO
    • How to add and use a blog (this is only a maybe…I’m not sure I need this yet)

    So I guess basically a training course. I’m feeling a little ripped-off with my website (which cost me $8000 and took 5 months to get online) so at the moment I’m not too trusting of your profession I’m afraid.

    If there’s anyone based in Perth who can help me I’d love to hear from you.

    Wendy

    Hey Wendy what do you mean by link facebook etc to your website? Do you want the social media icons on your site or do you just want a link to your website?

    For blog try testing the waters with a free wordpress.org or blogger.com blog – you can use this to channel traffic to your site. ASP isn’t that uncommon although all of my websites are html or wordpress powered. I may be able to help you out with the analytics stuff, let me know.

    Josh

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    Craig_Longmuir
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    http://www.coupleit.com.au/
    probably best to leave your existing site up whilst developing the new one??

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    Just to update all those helpful soloists who have contributed to this thread…I’m VERY pleased to say that I have Perth-based web-wiz Jexley (fellow soloist) working on my site for me and changing it over to WordPress.

    I’ll let you know when it’s all done !!

    Wendy

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    MyGreatIdea
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    A final update for you…

    The website is now WordPress (except for the buy now section which will be done once we’re ready to sell online) and I can edit everything myself YAY!!

    Thanks Jexley…you’re a star in the universe of web nerds :)

    Wendy

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    Couple It, post: 71387 wrote:
    A final update for you…

    The website is now WordPress (except for the buy now section which will be done once we’re ready to sell online) and I can edit everything myself YAY!!

    Thanks Jexley…you’re a star in the universe of web nerds :)

    Wendy
    Aw shucks nice ladyma’am, t’weren’t nuthin’.

    Really though, if there’s others paying attention, changing something to WordPress is eezie squeezie, and you should ALL be doing it. It’s one of the best platforms around for DIY or low maintenance.

    And Wendy rocks socks. Just sayin’.

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    I’m curious, what payment system are you using now that the website is run through wordpress? Good to see Soloists helping each other out too guys!

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    MyGreatIdea
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    LJ , post: 72203 wrote:
    I’m curious, what payment system are you using now that the website is run through wordpress? Good to see Soloists helping each other out too guys!

    Nothing yet LJ. Jexley’s going to help me set it all up once we’re ready to sell online :) In the meantime, I’ve been having fun getting to know WordPress and making a few small changes…love the power that comes from control hehehe

    Wendy

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