March 16, 2013 at 8:40 am #27850March 16, 2013 at 8:45 am #27869
yeah Susan it was actually quite an enjoyable day, learning new stuff! I've got all sorts of new css tricks up my sleeve now!
Plus remembering back to when I started and knew less than nothing - so it's humbling too!
PinkyMarch 16, 2013 at 8:45 am #27871
... lol tho I'm not too keen to answer all the "Watch the football on the internet" spam posts on here atm... where's the report button on posts or users?
PinkyMarch 16, 2013 at 8:48 am #27877March 16, 2013 at 10:27 am #28045
Good thread Susan.
I've asked questions on the old forums since 2009 when I first started using SP. Didn't answer questions much because I felt there are moderators that know a lot more than I do and they can answer better. But this forum gives us a chance to give back.
As time goes by most people don't realize how much they've learned, how much they know now and this forum lets them realize how far they've come, so I think it's good.
BillMarch 16, 2013 at 10:46 am #28059
My two cents:
I find this forum amazing. It's not often you can buy a product and get free advice on how to customize it. Buying any WP framework implies that you have some level of working knowledge of PHP and CSS. If not...fine - there are detailed set-up instructions that come with the purchase of any theme.
I'm learning as I go and there's no better tutorial out there than spending some time here and reading the answers to questions. I think I've learned more about styling here in a few weeks I've been on this board than over the past year.
So I get back to my amazement here that people are willing to dedicate their time, for free, to help people customize their themes. All other forum issues are mute.
I set up themes for a living and am currently learning to customize them. I now ONLY work with Genesis and StudioPress themes. Go ahead and hit a snag or need advice with other theme developers (not to be named, not here to bash) and good luck.May 6, 2013 at 9:37 pm #39648
Even though I ask questions, I often see ones I can answer or have read them in other posts that I can offer up. So I will take the challenge!! 🙂 I'm still fairly new but I pick up quick.
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sangfroidwebParticipantJune 24, 2013 at 4:47 pm #47570
Hello everyone I think it's great to have everyone chip in and lend a helping hand to one another.
I have been around for a while in the old forums and tryed to help out when I could.
I will try to spend more time in these new forums because I truly love what StudioPress has done for us giving us the abilty to create some dynamic website and providing us with the tools to advance our skills a long the way.
With some much information floating around you can always find an answer or at least point them in the right direction.
I would also like to thank Anitac and Susan for an outstanding job helping out it is much appreciate and not over looked.
These day I focus more on the products from StudioPress and the Genesis framework, a long with WordPress setups and customations. Helping out within these forums will also give me the knowledge I need to move forward.
Thank you for being such a great group of pleople that shares what you have learned..Lets all make StudioPress one of the best services around.
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I've been a little bit absent from the board in recent weeks (I hate it when obligations get in the way!), but I continue to provide assistance as time allows, so the more people we have who give even just a little of their time, the easier it will be to stay on top around here.
With the upcoming introduction of Genesis 2.0, I think they'll be a surge of new users around here!
June 25, 2013 at 3:29 am #47630
Hello Susan it's my pleasure to be a part of one amazing team of people the time I spend holping is well worth it. I know how it is when we have to atend to our personal obligations. I'm looking forward to being a part of the team.
have a wonderful day Susan.
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Very interesting stuff. I've been answering questions for quite awhile now. I enjoy helping people.
I'd like to offer a different angle on this. If an economist were involved in this conversation, they would most likely bring up incentives. People need incentives to do things.
Getting volunteers to do things is always tricky. In my community, I've done some volunteer work, and I can think of a couple cases where the head of the volunteer organization would browbeat people to try to get them to do his bidding. Remarkable, and they would lose people frequently, including me. There wasn't even a pay incentive to get people to stay; that's how tyrants keep staff in a bad economy.
Though I've done hundreds of posts and answers here, if a questioner is rude, I won't touch it. Since I'm not getting paid, that's a price I charge for my help - simple courtesy.
Asking people to give back to their community is certainly a viable thing to do, and it's the norm in volunteer scenarios. But it's what an economist would call a weak incentive. I wonder if stronger incentives may be interesting and fun? Many sites and organizations offer prizes and bounties. If that's been done at Studiopress, I've never seen it. It could be fun, and as far as I know, some people actually enjoy fun.
Then again, I suppose that this might require some work to set up, and there may not be enough hands on deck to handle what they already have going. 🙂
But it's a thought, anyway.
Dave Chu · Custom WordPress Developer – likes collaborating with DesignersAugust 1, 2013 at 10:16 am #53567
I've benefited greatly by the answers/advise of many of the moderators and members of the SP forums and would like to help others by taking up the Challenge.
I'm not a formally trained coder, but have managed to learn a lot around here. 🙂
I'll do my best to help when I can.
August 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm #56416
I will take you up on the challenge too! I learned SOOO much through the old forums and I really value this as a place to learn and share our knowledge. I hope this community grows into the same sort of knowledge-base like the old forums. If I see a question that I know I can answer, I will certainly do so!
September 18, 2013 at 1:50 am #63145
Hi anitac and everyone i am facing some problems when trying to integrate the facebook like page on my backcountry theme.
I go on this page https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like-box/ i write the address page and copy paste the code and it works, the only problem is that I can see the facebook like box on safari but when i open mozilla or google chrome I cannot see it anymore. I would like to know how come it is giving me this kind of problem, as far as I am concerned it should work on each and every one!.September 18, 2013 at 1:58 am #63146
sorry but my website for now is under construction if you need to verify it contact me back and I will make it online for you
my twitter is @salvolatin!December 7, 2015 at 10:22 pm #173140
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