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February 25, 2015 at 8:49 am in reply to: Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire Genesis Experts… #142208
Many thanks for that link - not come across that site before.
Looks like it'll do the trick!April 22, 2014 at 3:39 am in reply to: Favorite Editor? #101820
Notepad ++December 9, 2013 at 6:09 am in reply to: How to move "Related Products" section down #77813
Hi Samantha - sorry had to go out!
I'm not keen on adding stuff to the woocommerce stylesheets - it's all updated too often so I tend to add it to the Genesis child theme stylesheet (Metro in this case) instead. I just create a woocommerce section in there and paste changes in.
Probably the "proper" thing to do is to create a "child" stylesheet for woocommerce but life's just too short!
You seem to have sorted the widths of the related products list items.December 9, 2013 at 3:13 am in reply to: How to move "Related Products" section down #77798
That'll push the related products/upsells down past the product info stuff.
I also tend to make the related product list items smaller as they're currently set to 48%.November 26, 2013 at 2:58 am in reply to: How to do a Full WordPress Backup and Migration from Old Host to New Host #75654
Personally I'd recommend a plugin called Duplicator. http://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/
I build clients' sites on my own webserver and when they're ready I use Duplicator to copy the whole thing including the database and then upload it to the new hosting account. It ensures that the new site goes up really quickly.
All you need to do is set up a database on the new hosting account and make a note of the username, password and db name.
Use Duplicator to create a copy of your existing site (one click operation - creates the copy file and an installer file that you download to your computer).
Upload the copy file and the installer file via FTP to the new hosting account.
Browse to the installer file using your browser and paste in the database info in the various text fields.
That's pretty much it.
I've used it dozens of times now - I've had problems with it maybe once due to an odd server configuration.November 14, 2013 at 4:05 am in reply to: WordPress not updating #72902
Hi Andrea - the small added complication is that the client (an Agency) is hosting it themselves - they're a reseller. So any query to the hosting company will be via them and I'm wary of it turning into Chinese whispers if you know what I mean.
If anything stands out as a possible cause then that would be great as it would give me something to pass on to them.
Thanks!October 10, 2013 at 5:08 am in reply to: Test environment #66106
I use the Duplicator plugin to move clients' sites from my private servers to their servers. Pretty simple to use but make sure you back everything up on your current site before you remove it / replace it with the new one (just in case!).October 1, 2013 at 5:05 am in reply to: Standard Plugins #64923
AHA! Right - I'm off to check that out. Thanks Brad.October 1, 2013 at 2:35 am in reply to: Standard Plugins #64911
To use Jetpack you need to sign up to wordpress.com - if I've got that right. Maybe I'm just getting old but that irritates me.
Is there a decent alternative for subscriptions or is Jetpack the best way?
Oh and I also tend to steer clear of caching plugins unless I have to - too much trouble usually.September 30, 2013 at 5:11 am in reply to: Standard Plugins #64764
I tend to use these again and again:
Genesis eNews Extended
Genesis Simple Hooks
Genesis Simple Edits
Genesis Simple Sidebars
Tiny MCE Advanced
WP Gallery Custom Links
Contact Form 7
UpdraftSeptember 25, 2013 at 8:19 am in reply to: Genesis / Woocommerce #64072
The only problems that I run into are things "falling over" after big woocommerce updates. This pretty much always concerns woocommerce 3rd party plugins which I've now learnt to restrict as much as possible.
Oh and I was a bit peeved about the sudden huge increase in woocommerce extensions - in particular since they seem to be required for pretty much every site I do.
Sites I've done recently with Woo:
http://www.products.thebeautycabin.biz/ and http://www.dermalskincare.thebeautycabin.biz (same company)September 25, 2013 at 4:07 am in reply to: zigzagpress quality? #64060
I've used a couple of their themes for clients and found them to be fine. I'm a little paranoid too so it's always good to ask!September 20, 2013 at 5:26 am in reply to: Home Page Top Widget Images not showing in Firefox (mac) #63508
Hi, not certain that this is related, but there seem to be a couple of validation errors which may or may not be causing an issue.
Looks like there are several instances of #homepagetxt1 - ids should be unique plus looks like an unclosed div somewhere around the slider.
Might be worth fixing those just in case it helps.September 20, 2013 at 3:48 am in reply to: WordPress Log In Redirect – Redirect to page User has Content Permission #63494
Have you looked at Peter's Redirect plugin?
It's blurb says:
Define a set of redirect rules for specific users, users with specific roles, users with specific capabilities, and a blanket rule for all other users. Also, set a redirect URL for post-registration.
I've used it to redirect roles in the past.September 20, 2013 at 3:39 am in reply to: Header image still 120px #63492
Hi AnBja - do you mean that the area currently taken up by the logo is too high?
If so, just change the height on .header-image #title-area, .header-image #title, .header-image #title a from it's current 212px to 120px.September 20, 2013 at 3:29 am in reply to: Responsive slider on a specific page #63490
This doesn't answer your query directly but might be useful. I've found that using the Meteor Slides plugin is much simpler and allows you to have whatever image you like linking wherever you like - not specifically page related like the Genesis Responsive Slider (which I prefer as I can then add different featured images to pages).
Plus you can set up multiple slideshows and assign images to each and then add a slideshow to a page or post using shortcode as well as the usual method of adding a widget to the homepage.
The slides are also responsive.September 19, 2013 at 2:22 am in reply to: Link to sidebar in responsive theme #63338
It's a good idea actually.
I try to always add a skip link via simple hooks in genesis_before_header to take keyboard users and screenreaders past the navigation and straight to the page content - you could add one to take people to the sidebar as well. These could be positioned off-screen and activated on focus for larger screens and visible the whole time on mobiles.
<ul id="skip"> <li><a href="#content">skip to content</a></li> <li><a href="#sidebar">skip to sidebar</a></li> </ul>
Guess you could also get fancier by checking to see if there's a sidebar on the page before adding that link...September 11, 2013 at 2:16 am in reply to: Expose Pro menu – WHAT? #61852
I totally agree with stinkykong - I think it's a very poor idea.
I downloaded the theme yesterday with the idea of over the next few days both forcing the menu to be visible immediately and trying to make it keyboard accessible (now have a plugin for this thankfully from Rian Rietveld at https://github.com/RRWD/wpacc-genesis-dropdown).
It's not sensible to deliberately irritate viewers.September 10, 2013 at 7:48 am in reply to: Cannot Get Theme To Work #61666
You need to install and activate the Genesis theme first. Once that's activated you can activate the child theme and it should all work nicely.July 4, 2013 at 5:04 am in reply to: CSS fix for Education theme dropdown menu issue (here's how) #49150
Thank you for posting this John. Saved me a ton of combing through CSS!