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  • 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 mysitename.com (not mysitename.com/blog). 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 icdsoft.com (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 myname.com.au), I prefer netregistry.com.au,…

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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.

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