About FutureGuru
Joined June 2017
My education and employment have been mainly in the computer industry. i've worked as a computer instructor, technical support rep, technical writer and computer technician.
I like movies and computer games. I also like all kinds of puzzles. I've investigated many home business opportunities and tried a couple that I thought would work. I'm still looking for the right one.
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Money I would be happy earning
$2000 per month
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$4000 per month
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
20 hours per week
 
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How much money would you be happy earning?
$2000 per month

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
$4000 per month

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
20 hours per week
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Now 20hrs a week seems like the life. Make money and have ore time for yourself is the way to go!
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FutureGuru Premium
I just learned the basics of Google Plus. I want to change the background.

I click Edit Profile

On the top left of the "Edit Profile" window is a small picture of my profile with 2 camera icons - 1 for a pic of me and 1 for the background. My profile has a pic of me so that is done. I click on the other camera icon to change the background.

The pic I want to use appears in the "Pick a Photo" window. I click on it and then click "Done".

The top left of the "Edit Profile" window now shows the pic I selected as the background for my profile. I click Save.

The "Edit Profile" window closes and I'm back in my profile with the default background. It doesn't work. What am I doing wrong? Thanks.
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Triblu Premium
Hey Peter,

The following tutorial may offer you the help you seek: Hope this helps you.
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FutureGuru Premium
What's the correct way to use an autoresponder? I set up an account with mailerlite and set up a workflow. When people are added to the maling list, they get a welcome email. The problem is adding them to the list. In order to automate it you need to install a plugin. Visitors then get a form to fill out which adds them to the mailing list. That means they have to sign up twice: they have to sign up to be a member of the site so they can post in the forums and they also have to sign up to be on the mailing list. People aren't going to want to sign up twice.
The users page in the dashboard doesn't let me sort them according to sign-up date so I can't see all those who signed up recently. I'd like to know how other people set this up.
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Triblu Premium
Hey Peter,

Chris Scott created a membership site series of training recently. The following tutorial may offer you the help you seek: Hope this helps you.
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FutureGuru Premium
Apparently one can legally post copyrighted videos on youtube if the scenes are mirror images of the original. I've seen some youtube videos like that. I wanted to know if the same rule applies to pictures. Then I can put copyrighted pics on my site. There's freeware for doing this.
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FutureGuru Premium
Is there a way to go directly from the dashboard to the webmail? If I want to email someone I have to go to the dashboard, go to Users, copy his address and paste it into a Notepad window, copy the webmail password and login to webmail and now I can email the person. His address is in the Notepad window. Is there a faster way of doing it?
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MBond Premium
I am not aware of a faster or better way to do this, but this is something that you can request of Kyle and Carson. They are always trying to make the user experience here easier and more streamlined.
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FutureGuru Premium
1) I'm ready to add Amazon affiliate links and banners to my site. Are there guidelines for this? Do people normally only put banners in certain places and only links in certain places or are there no guidelines of any kind?

2) I was thinking I could do something with my sidebar. What would be the best way to use the sidebar for promoting Amazon products?

3) Is it possible to have a few links or banners that rotate on a schedule? So every 10 seconds a different one is displayed. I thought I could do that in the sidebar if it's possible. Thanks
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Bigsirce Premium
Good questions FutureGuru. I am interested in learning the answers to those questions as well.
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mecatie Premium
I just commented on the course post. This is how I do it:

I actually added an Amazon-ad with customized search (In my case: my niche is fitness & bodybuilding)

So within the amazon-affiliate-dashboard, I went to:
-> Native Shopping Ads
-> Recommendation Ads - Create Ad Code
I created an ad-code for the search term "bodybuilding" and picked the option to show 4 products and added the html-code to my side bar.
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FutureGuru Premium
I went to Product Linking...Native Shopping Ads.

You said you went to "Recommendation Ads" next. There's nothing on the "Recommendation Ads" tab so I assume you clicked "Create Ad unit" and then clicked "Recommendation Ads". I entered a name for the ad, selected categories from the list of categories and entered a keyword in the Search Keyword box. I then clicked "Save and View Ad Code". It doesn't work. I don't get ads related to what I searched for so I'm missing something.
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FutureGuru Premium
Does WA provide any email services for my business?

1) I have a forum. Suppose I have 1000 people as members and I want to contact all of them. I need to put them all in a group. Does WA give me a way to do that and a webmail program so I can contact them?

2) Do I get an email address that uses my site's domain name in the email address? So if my site is www.mysite.com, the email address would be username@mysite.com

Thanks
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@RICH. Premium
You can set up an own domain email address here at WA. WA doesn't provide bulk email or autoresponder services. However, you can use any third-party provider, such as AWeber (premium) http://www.aweber.com or MailerLite http://www.mailerlite.com (free tier).
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FutureGuru Premium
What about GetResponse as autoresponder? What's MailerLite like?
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@RICH. Premium
It's popular, but I don't believe it has a free tier, if that's important to you.
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FutureGuru Premium
How do I load the default log in window? I'm getting nowhere with Site Support. They told me "WA does not allow membership plugins on the website. Users can register to your website using Register option at wp-admin URL." Anyone understand this message? It seems I can’t make login and register pages and put short-code in them which is what many people from other sites do. I think the short-code points to plugins. So those plugins are "membership plugins" which WA does not allow. Anyone know what wp-admin URL is? Site Support sent me a picture of the login window they want me to use. I'll describe it. It's a small login window with 2 text boxes. The first one is “Username or email address” and the second one is Password. Above the small window is a big white capital "W" in a blue circle. Below the window is “Register” and “Lost Password”. I assume this is the WordPress default login window. Apparently, one can set this up without using plugins or short-code. Anyone know how to set this up? Thanks.
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littlemama Premium
Site Support is right, you don't need to set up a log in window. What for?

You just go to your domain and add wp-admin to the end to get to your log in:

yourdomainname.com/wp-admin

What are you trying to do?
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FutureGuru Premium
I'm trying to set up my site so people can log in to post in my forums. I went looking on the web for instructions on how to set it up. 2 sites both gave instructions on how to make login and register pages containing short-code and then people can sign up. I did that and got an error message:

"Authorization Required

This server could not verify that you are authorized to access the document requested. Either you supplied the wrong credentials (e.g., bad password), or your browser doesn't understand how to supply the credentials required."

I told site support about it. Guess how long ago? 21 days! Yes, I've been going back and forth with them for 21 days trying to set up my site so people can register. When I said I'm getting nowhere with site support I meant it. Now, I've finally managed to bring up the login screen they sent me a pic of but didn't bother to tell me how to load even though I asked them 3 times. See how easy that was? I spent 21 days with them and never got a solution. I then made 3 custom links for login, register and reset password and put them in my footer menu. I tested all 3 and they work. Thanks for doing what site support wouldn't.

They also said I needed to deactivate "membership plugins". I have bbPress and bbp Style Pack. Why do I need to deactivate plugins so long as I'm not using login or register pages with short-code?
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littlemama Premium
Sorry I can't answer this part:

"They also said I needed to deactivate "membership plugins". I have bbPress and bbp Style Pack. Why do I need to deactivate plugins so long as I'm not using login or register pages with short-code?"

I have no idea what you guys are talking about. Lol

I'm sorry to hear you had such a hard time, usually site support is really on it with their responses, and maybe it was a miscommunication of what you wanted vs what they think you wanted.

If everything works, I say keep your plugins if you need them and they work for you.
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FutureGuru Premium
Why can't I completely uninstall a plugin? I installed a plugin that gives a bunch of options for forums and enabled some settings. Only some of them worked. The developer said something about the settings controlled by CSS are the ones not working so he told me to enter the following CSS:
wp-content/uploads/
After that everything seemed to work. I then changed some of the settings but my site ignored the changes. My site continues to use the initial settings I had set. So I uninstalled the plugin and reinstalled it and it's the same. When I checked the site after reinstalling the plugin, the settings I want to get rid of are back. The fact that the settings are back must mean that when you uninstall a plugin, all the settings for that plugin are not deleted. They're stored somewhere. Then if you reinstall the plugin, the old settings are re-enabled. There must be a way of getting rid of all that info so I can reinstall the plugin as though I was installing it for the first time. Anyone know how to do that? When I told the developer what happened he stopped talking. What does the CSS code he gave me mean?
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rjhuntington Premium
WP plugin settings are stored in WP's MySQL database. If you have access to your domain's cPanel hosting control panel, click the phpMyAdmin link in the Databases section. You'll find the table names to be a bit cryptic, but they should be recognizable. If you know what you're doing, you can simply drop (remove) the tables of the offending plugin from the site's db. Caution: If you're not sure how to work in phpMyAdmin directly on a MySQL database, probably best to find someone who is well familiar with it to help you with it.

What's the name of the offending plugin, if you don't mind? Thanks and best of luck with it.
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FutureGuru Premium
bbp style pack. I'm currently using a free domain so I don't think I have access to the database you mentioned. Will I have access to it when I have my own domain?
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FutureGuru Premium
How do you make pages sub-items of an unclickable main menu item? You can make a page and then make other pages sub-items of the first page. The first page is a main menu item. If you point at it you see the names of the other pages appear underneath. You can click the menu item and load a page or click any of the sub-items and load other pages. I already know how to do that. How do you set it up so the menu item is not clickable because there's no content there? That should mean that the main menu item is not a page. So what is it then? Thanks
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ericcantu Premium
You can add a custom link to a main menu and make the url the pound sign and it will make that so that clicking that item doesn't take u anywhere. You could use this to add a menu item, for example, like "things I love" with sub menu items below it that would take you to pages, links, etc., but clicking on "things I love" wouldn't redirect you anywhere.
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FutureGuru Premium
Thanks for the clear explanation. Works perfectly.
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ericcantu Premium
Very glad to help!
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FutureGuru Premium
I've got 3 menu items with sub items but the font size of the sub items is too small. Can you tell me where I edit the font size and color of the sub items? I've looked through Appearance and Settings and I can't find it. Thanks.
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ericcantu Premium
Font resizing and color editing varies theme to theme. Some themes make it easy to edit right from the customizer, but with most you'll have to do some CSS coding.
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FutureGuru Premium
OK. I know where to put CSS for my theme. How do I find out the CSS code for changing the font and color for sub-items of the main menu?
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ericcantu Premium
That's something you'd have to do a google search for and hope you can find a forum where someone can help. You might find a plugin that works for you though. Maybe search for some plugins.
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Tw1 Premium
Congratulations on your decision to invest in your future with your premium membership to WA! WA works! Just follow the lessons and implement what you learn! Your success is just waiting for you to take action!

I am following you now and invite you to follow me as well. If I can ever be of any help, just let me know!

I wish you great success and prosperity!
Sincerely,
Tom

PS. Want to improve your rank in WA? Stay active in the community! Liking someone's post or comments helps their rank. Like more to get more likes!
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mackiejw Premium
Hey there Peter and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am John and I am here to help you along the way. If you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do let me know.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course (Level 1). This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you building web assets. Here is the link that you will see within your main menu labeled "Get Started Here". Oh, before I forget: Do me a favor please. Before you jump in the first course lesson, hit the "reply" button at the bottom of this messages and let me know that you arrived.

Then fill out the short account Info......takes just a few minutes...and leave a short bio about yourself on your personal profile page.

So, Get Started and enjoy Kyle's lessons.


Anyways Peter, thought I would just introduce myself and if you have any questions going forward, let me know. :) Wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA!

Your friend,
John
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FutureGuru Premium
Hi John. I'm looking forward to getting started.

Peter
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