Growing a website – Day 6

Aiming for this structure for my “typical” website:- Updatable home page – top level Other “static” pages such as about, contact, links, services – these are the second level items Perhaps some sub-pages to the static pages, such as detail about individual services – these would be third level Blog – also a second level …

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Growing a website – day 5

If you have been following these posts, you’ll have seen that my home page has looked rather fragmented for a day. I have been experimenting with the layout:- copying a theme and then modifying it for my own use creating a new home page template, based on the index page but modified creating a new footer creating a …

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Growing a website – day 4

Reading lots of the WordPress lessons and finding out how to do a few things as I go.  I’ve now made my Links page work by use of templates, enabled inclusion of email address without typing it in and discovered how to split a post.

Growing a website – day 3

If you’ve been following this progress, you’ll have seen that I have been changing the “theme” of the website frequently.  This is to try out different looks and see how easy it is decide which theme is the most comprehensive to use as a basis for my “typical” website I’ve been working through the WordPress …

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Growing a website – day 2

Next I want to make the pages look a little more like a typical website and less like a blog.  To do this, I first need to find my way around WordPress a bit more. I want to get rid of Comments as a general rule.  Go into Options…Discussion… and set the default to “Comments …

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Extra Security

I like to keep my database name, username etc in a special secure place, not in the standard configuration file. So I’m going to make those changes next (details not published of course but in my personal notes!) This has not proved to be as simple as it should.  The first attempt gave a Headers already sent …

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Displaying Blog in the Root Directory

It’s neat to keep all of the WordPress files in their own directory.  In particular, it adds to security to store the files in an unexpectedly named subdirectory (not wordpress but something a hacker is unlikely to guess).  However you might actually want the pages to appear in the root directory, as in (not Here’s …

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Getting Started

Here’s what I needed to start with:- Domain name and hosting. Well, that’s easy, hosting is with my usual host (great value, all the features and space small organisations might need at a great price), who can also register a domain name for you.  For country level domain names (eg, I prefer, …

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Growing a website

I enjoy developing websites.  I enjoy communicating with people.  I want to see how quickly I can get a website up and running, looking good, including various information pages, blog support, with security and technical issues handled.  And anything else I might think of. And then I can offer that service to people.