About MarionBlack
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"Marion is the founder and owner of MarionBlackOnline.com. When she's not creating 'How to' videos, she enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, and binge-watching an entire TV series in one day."

Hi, it's great to meet you, my name is Marion and I live in Adelaide Australia.

You'll find my websites and other links listed at the bottom of the right-hand column under "Follow me on..." but you'll have to be already following me at Wealthy Affiliate to see them.

Everyone should have a "main hustle" and a "side hustle". My main hustle is affiliate marketing. My side hustle is creating video courses. "The Plan" is to make my side hustle my main hustle.

If you don't like your "main hustle" then develop your "side hustle" to the point where it can become your "main hustle" and ditch your job.

I love my main hustle but I love my side hustle more.

I'm an entrepreneur. I launched my first "real" business - with paid advertising in the local newspaper - over 50 years ago when I was a teenager. I've always embodied that entrepreneurial spirit. I've had lots of startups since then. Some successful, some not quite. But I'll never give up. They've all been part of the learning experience.

I've been messing around with computers for more than 30 years. I started programming on a Commodore 64 (hands up if you remember them). Then I switched to PCs.

Using a dial-up internet connection I created my first website using HTML in 2002 to promote my software programs. The website is still in existence but it's not mobile-friendly and I just keep it for nostalgic reasons. I don't write programs/apps anymore.

These days I get a buzz from helping my WA friends. I have created lots of tutorials and videos to answer questions so please check out my training section. Click the blue 'View MarionBlack's Training' button on the bottom-right of this page. Or go to https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/training-by-marion-black-sorted for the cataloged version.

If YOU need any extra help just leave a message in the comments section below. I'm always happy to respond. If I don't know the answer to your question then I'll point you in the right direction.

Marion

My Tutorials and Videos:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/training-by-marion-black-sorted
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Melissacamp Premium
Hello Marion,
I just wanted to say thank you for all that you do here at WA. I follow you intently. I have seen you answer questions over and over again, even in the same training and at times with no thank you or acknowledgement.

You are TRULY accomplished and an inspiration. I pray for a tip of a finger success that you have had and continue to have. I know you have put a lifetime of hours in.

That is all I wanted to say... no question,,,, Just thank you for being here and being you.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you, Melissa. It means a lot to be appreciated.
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keure Premium
Hi, Marion I hate to bardling you but I still have a problem with insert image into the post, I uploaded image but either top of my content or very bottom. I have positioned where I want the image to show up but like I said it's not working, what am I doing wrong?
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MarionBlack Premium
Try using the grey search bar at the top of the page and ask the community for help, Kazuko. I'm not sure how I can help you with this issue.
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rlmatt Premium
Hi Marion, my name is Robert and I've been a member of WA for 2 years. I've enjoyed watching your how-to videos and I've found them to be a great help. I hope you don't mind me asking a question because I sure could use some help. I am working on a new website where I give reviews of exercise equipment. I want to create an emblem that I can place in the title of the post. Something like Best Buy Award 2019. I have seen it on a few different websites but I don't know how to do it. Do you know of a way to do it or is there a way to do it using a widget? I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to technical questions. I hope to hear from you soon.

Best Regards, Robert
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MarionBlack Premium
Most themes have a place for a logo in the header area. Go to canva.com and create your own or get someone at fiverr.com to make one for you at a reasonable price.
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rlmatt Premium
I must not have explained what I want very well. I don't want it in the header but rather as part of the post title. If this makes any difference please let me know. However, you've given me an idea.

Thanks for your help, Robert
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MarionBlack Premium
AAAhhh! You want featured images.
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EdwinBernard Premium
Hi Marion, I thought you may hail from Australia listening to your accent on your WA How To videos. You have answered my questions several times with one of your videos where you had the answer.

Thanks for following me. I wish you much success in your ongoing business ventures.

Cheers!

Edwin
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PPeveto Premium
Hi Marion

PPeveto here

We have never really spoke, I have a question about my Adsense.

I don't want to remove it all together, because it is actually making a little bit of money. However I watched a couple of your videos about adding Adsense to my site, and I figured I would be able to position where and how many there are, as I have had complaints about the pollution and ugliness they cause on my site, plus zero relevance to the topic of my site as well.

Is there any insight/help/tip/ or trick you can offer me to help me in this dilemma?
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MarionBlack Premium
To regain control you'll want to remove the original code from your header and delete any Auto Ads you may have inserted. Then you'll be able to create text and image ads and use the Ad Inserter plugin.
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PPeveto Premium
Thank You Marion

I watched your video on the Ad Inserter Plugin- added it to my site.
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leswaller Premium
Thanks for following me, Marion!

I hope I can bring value in some form or other to everyone I meet. Even if its just to have them smile or laugh.

I hope you enjoy watching me as I go from where I am today to wherever the hell I am tomorrow. ;-)

I've been here less than a week and cannot wait to get back online and get to work and interact with the community.

Once again, thanks!

Les (remember you get MORE with Les)
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MarionBlack Premium
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maesita2 Premium
Hello Marion, look at this, I'm excited, is this real? what I read in step 4
Step 4: Earn income. Once you have people in your site and traffic, you can earn an income. There are more than 50 ways to monetize online traffic!

How can I make money with free traffic? and how do I get the traffic? where is the trick, excuse my ignorance ... this is new for me
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MarionBlack Premium
There is no trick, Antonia. As you go through the lessons your questions will be answered one at a time. You will learn how to attract visitors to your website and you'll learn about affiliate marketing.

Just follow all the steps in the training. Don't skip any of the lessons and it will soon start to fall into place.

It's going to take time, hard work, and perseverance but it's going to be worth it.

437 million people speak Spanish so don't let language be a barrier.
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Nelcea1 Premium
Hello Marion you come highly recommended. My emoji wont work so a hand up to you .
I do remember those old dinosaurs. I started with computers in 1994 it was the desk tops border line the internet as windows and AOL was in competition horribly.

I didn't know what end was up and women were not really excepted as tech's in San Diego ca.

So after fighting a yr, I gave up on technician and starting a woman computer consulting business. So many other failed businesses.
I can not and will not fail this time.
So here is my first real question.

My theme doesn't look like what I picked how do I change or improve my it?

can you take a look?

https://eatveggiesoverfifty.com
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MarionBlack Premium
Your link isn't working, Nelcea. Can you use copy and paste to make sure I'm getting the right URL?
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LisaBrack Premium
I couldn't find it either!
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Jmihedji Premium
Hey Marion,
Thanks for the follow and the great training video. I didn't get approved for google ads though, just got an email this morning. When you can, it would mean the world if you could take a look at my site and let me know if there are any glaring reasons why. Thanks again for your help and assistance.
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MarionBlack Premium
I've just had a look at https://bestwaystoearnpassiveincome.com and the only thing I can think of is that there is not quite enough content yet. I counted 18 posts including your about me page.

When you get to having at least 30 posts try again.

Did the email you received give you any clues?
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Jmihedji Premium
It was pretty vague, but it may have mention something about content though.
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griego62 Premium
Hi Marion. A big thanks for following me. I will most certainly be more than happy to join your network so, I'm following you back. You are doing an excellent job in WA and I thank you for all the problems you have helped me solve. I wish you the best of luck in all of your endeavors. Kudos!
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ShihTzuSteve Premium
Thank you for following me.
🤲🏻 Yes, I remember the Commodore 64 but my first PC was a non branded 512kb model running Windows 3.11.
I believe I have already tagged some of your training and can’t believe I haven’t followed you before.
I hope your side hustle is coming along.
Best wishes,
Steve.
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MarionBlack Premium
Ah yes, I remember Windows 3.11 very well. It kept me up late at night on many occasion.
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CEllington Premium
Hi Marion, I recently transferred my WA emails to Thunderbird. Now, Thunderbird is asking me for a password. I entered the same email password from my WA email but it failed. It asked me to enter a new password, but it doesn't accept anything I enter. Please advise. Thank you.
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MarionBlack Premium
Passwords are always case-sensitive. The best option is to use copy and paste and make sure you don't have any spaces before or after the password when you copy it.

If you still can't get it to work reach out to Site Support.
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RonFrey Premium
Hi Marion
Really appreciate the follow from you.
I started following you a couple years back as a starter member but never went Premium till Jan of this year due to work constraints.
Anyways I now have more time to devote to Affiliate Marketing and WA in particular so hopefully, you will see me around the community a lot more in the not too distant future.
Cheers
Ron
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KenShaddock Premium
Thank you Marion for the follow. I am following you back. All the way over here in Melbourne. Love that new stadium you have. The sport is wonderful from there and patrons love it.
You have a wonderful history I see. I look forward to reading your work and gleening insights from another Aussie.
Have a wonderful 2019 Marion.
Ken
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iyabillionai Premium
Greetings Marion I am so appreciative of you connecting with me and bring me into your network. Reading your profile was so crucial to me especially when used the term HUSTLE cause I have always used this throughout my life, sharing it with a my children and grandchildren to this day. They always say if they hear about a "Side Hustle" one more time...
Thanks again.
Guidance and Protection
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dragonfly10 Premium
Hi, Marion, I had to buy a new computer. My old one is dying, can you tell me the best was to transport Data to the new one. I purchased a bridge cable, but now I think that was a mistake. Do you have any advice? I am especially worried about my licenses.
Thanks Sandy
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HighLife101 Premium
Hi I just saw that you had listed your Facebook Page on Phils1944 blog post. I am looking for additional followers as well. I have followed your Facebook Page and liked some of your posts and I am hoping you could return the favor. My facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/ThinkVail. Much appreciated if you do!
PS I love and thank you for all of your wonderful videos- I can't tell you how helpful they have been to me!
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for the "Like", I've returned the compliment.
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franknagler Premium
Hi Marion, I like the way you answer questions, so I thought I would start following you to see if you have any training clips regarding Wordpress. I am working towards becoming a travel blogger (travel writer/photographer who explores and writes reviews). So I chose WordPress 5.0.2 running GoVideo themes, because I want to post videos too. I want my site to be prodominently VISUAL. Now, of course, I'm a newbie and Wordpress seems Greek to me.

My first question is: Do you think I have chosen the right Wordpress theme to work with ? If not, could you recommend another...

I don't have a second question right now because I'm working through the prescribed training...but.. if you could point me to additional applicable training/tutorials, ie: how to post a video (I have videos on my YouTube channel) I would be very grateful.
Have a wonderful day, Frank
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MarionBlack Premium
As you are a visual person, Frank, the best theme will be the one you like the most. My advice is to choose a theme with many thousands of active installations, lots of 5-star reviews, and a good support forum. You may want to consider Weaver Xtreme which is the one I use, or one of the many magazine style themes.

Follow this video to add your YouTube videos to your website:
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franknagler Premium
Thank you, appreciate that information.
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franknagler Premium
Hi Marion, hope this note finds you in good health. About a month ago, I started using Weaver Xtreme for my website. I was able to upload photos into the media file. But now, all of a sudden, I can no longer upload any photos and I can't figure out why.
I was hoping you might have some advice on this. Thank you. Frank
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MarionBlack Premium
I usually use drag-and-drop to upload images from my computer to the media library or directly into an image block.
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franknagler Premium
Ok, thank you, I'll try that
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Helen123 Premium
Hi Marion ! Hope you are well... I wondered if you would give me your opinion on my new review plugin? Ive put two links to two different pages on my site, one using the plugin and one not, would you give me your honest opinion of which you prefer? I dont want to take up too much of your time, but I do respect your opinions thankyou!

with plugin -:
https://twinsandtripletsworld.com/avent-formula-caddy

without plugin-:
https://twinsandtripletsworld.com/karibu-folding-bathtub
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BElliott56 Premium
Hello Marion: I'm trying to place the read more button onto a post halfway down the paragraph. When I set it up the read more line will place where I want it but not the button. I also don't know how to add text to the button. I maybe using the wrong gutenberg version. Thank you. Brian E.
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MarionBlack Premium
Perhaps a different theme will give you the look you want. With many themes, you won't need the More button as they display excerpts on your blogroll by default.
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BElliott56 Premium
Sadly I do have the look I really want. What Gutenberg plug in are you using?

Thank you.
Brian E.
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MarionBlack Premium
Which theme are you using Brian? I'll try it out on a test website so I can try to help you a bit more.
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BElliott56 Premium
I'm using the Sulivan theme by Saunders Technology. You can find my website at ubetwecanhelp.con
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MarionBlack Premium
The name of the theme you're using is Sylvan not Sulivan, Brian. It has only around 500 active installations, no reviews, and no active support forum. I suggest you find a different theme with several thousand active installs, good reviews, and good responses to support requests.
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phil1944 Premium
We have some similarities of background, Marion, but mine goes way back before the Commodore 64. I bought one of those for my kids and taught them how to program a poker playing game in Basic.

Your training looks excellent and I'll be sure to check it out.

I live in Noosa, Queensland.

Phil
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MarionBlack Premium
Welcome to WA, Phil. I can relate to "bad luck and bad decisions".
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JonathanAll1 Premium
Welcome to WA. It’s participation and persistence to get there and also takes a lot of creative thought to process...
Yes, thank you for following. And I am hungry to get started.
I am finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence and dreams.
Yes, www is a big world brought together with WA...
I’m just following my heart... if you’re into books, this will work out. Giving it time to sink in.

Truly grateful
JonathanAll1
JonathanLeslie net
Facebook/JonathanLeslieNetwork
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qrwizard Premium
Hi, Marion!

Today I've found myself in the Top 50 ranking. I still can't believe it. I came upon your profile just by chance, following your comment in one of Kyle's posts.

I wish I had paid more attention to WA when I registered back in 2015. I got involved in an important project with an Irish partner and I totally forgot about this community.

My partner died a few weeks ago. My business and project totally collapsed. I lost almost everything. Long story.

So I don't have much time to waste looking for an alternate project.

I came back to WA following another random link in a blog, I can't even remember how. I got lucky.

I am following you now because I want to be an Ambassador. I have spent more than 120 hours (sic) in WA since I joined premium December, 7th and here I am, ranking 49 in just 10 days.

I'm unconventional, chaotic, unpredictable, but also creative and committed to my goals. Becoming an Ambassador is part of my strategy to build trust when I decide to start promoting WA.

I strongly believe in leading by example. I also believe in win-win human interactions. And, to say the truth, paying it forward (something in conflict with my rational mind, but seems to be working)

Thanks for being a good example to follow.
Cheers

Richard
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BruceFleming Premium
Thanks Marion, it sounds a lot like me. I was business runing my printing business for the last 20 years. I just am getting started with the internet.

I have several ebooks to give away to get leads, but don't know how to set up the download for them.

I will look at the training and see if I can find what I need.
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MarionBlack Premium
Here's a shortcut to one of mine
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jbills34 Premium
I am deeply touched by your follow & your story Marion. Thank you:) Hand raised for remembering the Commodore 64 but I never used one. Computers & I have mostly been strangers until very recently. Boy do I have lots to learn. A great place to learn though. Right on for the training videos! You are precious!!
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you John.
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Sevenk Premium
Hello Marion, I want to follow you. I have been an entrepreneur most of my life. This is a whole new beginning. At work I had IT people and never learned much. Now that I'm retired it's different, I know very little about tech, so I have a lot to learn. I enjoy learning and you look like a person that I could learn a lot from. WA seems like a great place to learn with the training modules and the willing community.
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Motly20 Premium
I have had the dreaded email from amazon saying I’ve had no sales in first 180 days so my amazon acc may be closed down. I feel like all my hard work over last 5 months has been for nothing. Any help as to what to do would be most welcome.
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MarionBlack Premium
Just keep plugging away and writing more good content. You can reapply to Amazon when you think your website is getting enough visitors.
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Motly20 Premium
What sort of numbers a month do I need through my website before I should reapply?
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TeaCat Premium
Hi Marion,

I have been referred to you by MisterV(Robert Vallair).

He mentioned that you could offer valuable advice due to your experience and success on WA.

I'm sure you're quite busy but I would like to follow you and and take a look at some of your training.

Regards,
Shaun.
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tvrob26 Premium
Hi Marion, great to meet you. I’ve just come across all your great training and obviously I’m now following you. I’m a real newbie both here at WA and this fascinating world of affiliate marketing.
I remember the Commodore 64 but never had one. My first computer was a BBC model B, but I never really got into it and computer programming was not my thing. Oh I wish it had been!!!
Now at 51 years young, I’m going back to school I feel, being here part of this great community. Looking forward to developing lots a good websites and creating appealing content.
Many thanks again for all that I will learn from you.
Kind regards Rob
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cwpickett Premium
Hi, Marion. I read you training on moving a website, and am having problems with mine because it isn't a wordpress site, I find out after I transfer the domain that site support can't help me because it isn't WP. It took a week to transfer the domain over because I'm not all that literate when it comes to this website stuff - that's why I'm with WA - all that is done in the background. So now I have a website sitting at a different host, a domain name sitting at WA Site support tells me to paste and copy my site into WP. My site is due for renewal and I was hoping not to have to pay for all the extras that are free here at WA. I asked site support before I did this and was assured there was no problem, but now there is. I guess we forgot to establish this wasn't a WP site. Do you have any suggestions?
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MarionBlack Premium
Sorry, Carol, WA only provides managed WordPress hosting. If your site is in HTML then perhaps you should have it hosted elsewhere. Some hosting providers will migrate the website for free for a new customer.
marionblackonline.com/hosting
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cwpickett Premium
Hi Marion. Thanks for the reply. As sad as it was leaving my old website, I copied and pasted what I could and put the rest together from content I already had. It took weeks to build that site, and it took about 4 hours to build this one! WA is so much easier! I should have waited to transfer the domain name after I put the site together, but oh, well. It is working fine. Thanks again.
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1Summer Premium
Hi Marion, I've posted a question, but I'm not sure my question is clear enough and I wanted to add a screenshot of the particular paragraph in question...I have no idea what to do with this? Does this even apply to me? All I am trying to do is embed a YouTube video in my blog post. Help! :)
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KElam Premium
Marion, Congratulations on being an Ambassador again. I wasn’t a member when you were an Ambassador before. I do know you sound incredible! How many were participating in online marketing during the dialup era around 2002? I used the dialup Internet but must admit I was intimidated. You have that entrepreneurial attitude and mind! I look forward to reading your blogs.
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Sukiman Premium
Hi Marion.I have built a website propertyauctionsales.com for quite some time but it did not give income. I wonder what had gone wrong?.I choose your good selves to assist me.So please have a look at my site and advise me what to do,step by step.
Thanks in anticipation.
Sukiman
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MarionBlack Premium
Start the lessons again from the beginning and complete all the steps. Click on the training button on the left-hand side to access the lessons.
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Sukiman Premium
I have gone through the lessons many times.I think that me web has all but still fails to produce income.If you do not mind,what is the name of your website for me to see my shortfalls.Thanks
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for the follow Marion. It’s nice to meet you and feel free to connect with us further on the social networks shown at the bottom right of our profile

We look forward to reading your success as well as sharing additional marketing tips and strategies. If you need any help please feel free to ask

Jon and Debbie :)
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Suzay Premium
It's Loes recommendation to follow you, she is great, fabulous, and amazing, and she thinks you are also. I totally believe her.

It's you beautiful stars lighting up the evening sky that is so inspiring to us.
I am So following you. I'm just a beginner, walking in starlight.
Thank you Loes, and thank you MarionBlack!!
Suzay
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Vickic3 Premium
Hi Marion
Congratulations - you so deserve to be where you are and I want to personally thank you for all you teach me and so many others here at WA
I watched your Gutenberg training and mentioned I would do what you suggested and Bingo- I am really enjoying what it offers and thank you
Also, so many times I will go back to your pieces of training to learn more about the things you teach all of which I implement with ease as you explain things so well
All the very best
Vicki
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MAXINEG Premium
Hi Marion,

Thanks for the follow and your well presented training tutorials.

When it comes to computers, I am as greener than the color green.

And so, it takes some time for me to understand computer stuff.

I will continue to follow you to make progress.

Also, for a new website, why do I have over 200 users including admin with strange emails?

Maxine
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MarionBlack Premium
Hi Maxine, please go to Settings > General and take the tick out of the box "anyone can register". They are not real people, they are spambots. Next, go to Users > All Users and delete all the users that shouldn 't be there.
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MAXINEG Premium
Hi Marion,

You have solved a major major problem for me. I knew something was wrong and I didn't know quite how to fix it.

Thank you so much. All this time I have been saving these strange emails to look at later. What a relief!

This feeling of helplessness with the computer ends today. I am going to do more and more training until I could help others too.

Have a great weekend!

Maxine
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MAXINEG Premium
The problem has been handled.

Maxine
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MarionBlack Premium
I like your determination, Maxine. It's going to sustain you in your online business.
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MAXINEG Premium
Thank you Marion.

Maxine
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BeCalm Premium
Hi Marion, Thanks for the video on the upcoming Gutenberg plugin. I will take some time to play with the gears with a test website as you have suggested. Just a question how do I keep my test site from going live?. I'm following you now so that I can keep abreast of what is latest. Thanks for your willingness to be a go to resource. Love & Laughter, Julie
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MarionBlack Premium
Go to Settings > Reading and you'll see an option to hide the website from search engines, I think it's near the bottom of the page.
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BeCalm Premium
Thanks Marion. You are a star!! Love & Laughter, Julie
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ClareKangaC Premium
Hi Marion! Can you help? I am on level 2 training. just about 10mins ago..... transfered bought Domain from WA and transferred domain as per instruction in video done by kyle....But when I go visit either the site rubitix site or ...my now .com site it is flashing up connection not private and a red cross showing? Why is this? Is it because I am not giving enough time for redirection of files and data to my ...com site. PLEASE HELP!
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ClareKangaC Premium
Hi Marion. Thank you for getting back to me! I am grateful for your video which I have watched it..you have done a great job on making the video.... I have now checked my SSL certifcate IT IS activated..sites still coming up as unsafe red sign, connection not private, a cross sign and instructions to Exit sites immediately to avoid attackers............So contacted WA Tech Support to solve the issue for me..
They CAN access ANYTHING in my backoffice to solve an issue can't they?
Thank you for your follow, Keep in touch!!
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RuthlynB Premium
Hi Marion can you please tell how to get the Amazon image and text on the sides of my web page I COPY THE LINKS BUT I just
don't know where to paste it also I would like to post links on my facebook page but sometimes when I try only the link address is shown not the article I am trying to show.
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MarionBlack Premium
Try using a Custom HTML widget to paste the code, Ruthlyn.
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RuthlynB Premium
Thank you, Marion, I will try that.
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DaveStarr Premium
Thanks for the "follow", Marion. You "about" page is very interesting reading. Commodore 64? Yeah, wish I still had mine.

I had a lot of fun with that machine and with dial-up bulletin boards (BBS's). The first time I had a two way message session with a friend on the other coast from me ... without any long distance charges, I thought the modern era of computing had really arrived!

Hope you time on WA is very successful. Be well.
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keishalina9 Premium
Hi Marion -- thanks kindly for the follow -- already there with you! ... and also to let you know you've got some great training for us -- very much appreciated! ... hope it'll be okay to ask you questions along the way as you seem to hold a lot of 'practical wisdom!' ... all the best, cheerio... :)
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MarionBlack Premium
Please feel free to ask your questions, Keisha. That's a great way to learn.
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keishalina9 Premium
Super! ... you're super! ... yes, agree, lots of learning here ... chat again soon, thanks kindly & cheerio.. :)
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clayharrison Premium
Hello once again, Marion... I have copied the :get link" code in Amazon Associates of the item I want in my website for Lesson 5 with Wealthy Affiliate. Next, the instructions say to paste the code to my website. When I paste, it puts the code in text description instead of pasting it as the Amazon ad, What am I missing?
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MarionBlack Premium
You have 2 tabs when you're writing a post: Visual and Text. Code goes into the Text tab.

When you upgrade to Gutenberg you'll be able to add Custom HTML blocks instead of going back and forth between the tabs. It's going to be so much easier.

If you haven't tried the new editor (Gutenberg) yet, I encourage you to give it a go on a test website. I'm using it on a live website now.

Check out my training as I've made a lot of videos on Gutenberg. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/marionblack/training
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sweetalmond Premium
Hi Marion. I too used to be in IT and remember when the computer filled an entire room and you had to depend on an operator to test your programs then eventually you got your own monitor then finally your desktop.

I am trying my hand at this new venture and judging from your marketing experience I will take you up on your invitation to interact with you from time to time.


Regards
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reicol Premium
Hi Marion! part of your story sounds a bit like mine. I learned to program using HTML at Keiser College back on 1999. Only took one and a half semesters though. However, learned enough to create my first affiliate website. It was up and running for about a year but now it is gone. Since then I abandoned affiliate marketing and programming and focused on working at different banks over the years. I will be refer to your training videos often as they are very well made and informative. My only question at this time is I noticed WordPress does not have a theme for a new website I would like to start. It's a mix of an educational site where I'll be posting information about money and finance in general and affiliate marketing of gold/precious metals companies. It's a niche idea I have to develop but can't see an appropriate WordPress theme to use. Is it possible to import an outside theme to WordPress?
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MarionBlack Premium
There are thousands of free themes available as well as lots of premium themes. If you buy a premium theme you can add it to your website. Whatever theme you choose it must have been designed for WordPress websites.
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Nancy29 Premium
Hi Marion,
It's very nice to meet you, and thanks for the follow. I have to raise my hand to the Commodore 64 memory. Haven't heard that name for a long time. I'll be checking out your WA trainings, and thanks for the offer to help, too. It's fun to know someone who lives in a place I've only heard of in the movies!
Best,
Nancy
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EDuncan2 Premium
Just read your Bio......& 2 thumbs up for your side hustle :)
I'll be checking out more of your tutorials......I find video tutorials such an easy way for me to learn; I watch, hear & do all at the same time (& lots of rewinding of course) and that works so well for me. Thanks again......& cheers,
Elizabeth
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Tina3p Premium
Hi Marion,

Thanks for letting me know.

I had already created the static web pages and opted against using the featured picture. When I used it in the past I ended up with duplicate pictures on the post - the heading and in the article. (I didn't know it was supposed to be that way). I suspected that is where the problem was and it was confirmed by yours and one other response that I need to use the featured image. I just did that and all is well now.

Thanks.
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FKelso Premium
Marion, I have watched your video twice and tried to re-do mine. Made the changes; clicked on the button to activate the changes, but nothing changed. Also, some few days ago I did something wrong and now have my post titles listed at the top of the page, with my header. I do not want them there but do not know how to remove them. Not sure what I am doing wrong, but something is not working. Help!
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MarionBlack Premium
Have another look at the menu and check where it is displayed. You may have the menu showing up in the wrong place.
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FKelso Premium
I am so confused. I accidentally got rid of the posts at the top of the page through "customize." However, I have tried several times to change the order of my posts. They show as changed on the "menus" page, but when I update and look at my site, they have not changed. Now what am I doing wrong?
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FKelso Premium
Marion, since I could not get my menu to appear in the proper order, I went into the dates and changed them all so they would reflect the order, and now all is well. I wish I were more computer literate!
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YayasHome Premium
Howdy-DO, Marion!
It's nice to meet you! I saw you on a page where I was trying to ask a question 'bout a little red star that turned out to be a little red CIRCLE. I have a second window, still open to that page, but I wanted to check out your Profile Page. An' I'm glad I did. You seem like a fun person. 'Specially, when I'm adding "Screen Shotes*. Haha

I think Australia is my little girl's favorite place in the whole wide world. She spent about a year an' a half in Melbourne, several years back.

My hand is raised an' I think I just might be able to do you one better with computers. Not only do I remember working on a Commodore, but I actually did key-punch operating for my dad, in the 1950's, while he worked on a compute that took up an entire BUILDING that was about the size of Walmart. 'Course, that was a day or two ago, but I sure enjoyed being a part of computer history an' watching summa' those first programs being written. The computer world was a whole universe of its OWN, back then. I sure wouldn't wanna' go BACK to those days.

I also worked at a company, a few years later, where five of us would sit INSIDE One section of a computer an' work to get things tied up, nice an' tidy. Yup! That was definitely a Long. Time. Ago.

It's really nice to meet you! I look forward to getting to know you an' seeing you around the WA boards. Good luck in all your endeavors. I don't hafta' wonder if you will succeed; I can a'ready see that THAT was never a question.

~ Yaya
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MarionBlack Premium
It's great to meet you Yaya. It sounds like we could be around the same vintage.
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YayasHome Premium
Nope! Nope! Nope! Those little red curls might confuse you, but I'm sure you are a lot younger than I am. By the way, I am 7. Yes, you read that correctly. I am 7.

You see... I decided a long time ago that I never wanna' reach the ripe old age of 8 because that is, in MY mind anyway, the age of accountability. An' THAT is when people start EXPECTING things of you. Things like acting responsible. 'Course, when folks begin to think you are a responsible person, they begin to ask you to do things; RESPONSIBLE things. So, I don't even wanna' worry 'bout getting to 8.

Naturally, I had to devise a plan that would help me stay younger than 8 an' this is what I came up with; if you do the math enough different ways, who's to know, right?
So... I add, subtract, multiply an' divide, until I arrive at a number I like. An' THAT's when I decide how old I am. An' it's ALWAYS younger than 8. See? Good plan, eh?

{{{{{Psssttt!!! Now that I told you my REAL age, I'll tell you sump'n ELSE... if you promise to keep it on the 'QT', okay? Okay, here's my other secret: I graduated from high school in 1966, but I also was held back a couple of years, due to... you know... my report card only knew two letters, mostly; the letters 'D' and 'F'. Dumb Report Cards!!!}}}}}

I went to 49 schools an' I ran into the same Dumb. Report. Cards. at Every. Single. School. Dumb! Dumb! Dumb! Report Cards!

But I am a nice person (usually), so I forgave those report cards for being unkind. After all, I began to understand their plight, ya' know? I mean... consider it. Would YOU wanna' live you ENTIRE Existence in SCHOOL?

Yuh! No! Me, neither.
Jus' sayin'...

~ Yaya
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MarionBlack Premium
I turned 7 over a year ago but I've got almost 9 years before I turn 8. If I decide to turn 8 that is.
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YayasHome Premium
Oh, Cool. So... we are the same age, pro'lly. But why would you hafta' wait 9 years to change? I change every year. It's just that some years, my age goes up an' some years, it goes down. Like, next year, I have decided to be 5, for instance. It all depends on my mood an' which ice cream happens to be available... or, sump'n like that, anyway. LOL
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WendaSue Premium
This entire conversation between you and Marion has had me in stitches this morning. Thanks for the laugh. I love it!!
All the best,
Wendi :)
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CandP Premium
Hello, Marion. We just commented on your GDPR compliance video and which we found so easy to follow.
We can see now, by looking at your bio, why it was so good. We are now following you and will be seeking out your training videos.
Thanks so much and we wish you continued success.
Yes, we do remember the Commodore 64...yikes!
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TinaDJewelry Premium
Hello! I am new around these parts, just getting into WA recently. I am getting my first affiliates set up, it can be confusing but I am getting it done! Feel free to visit my site anytime and leave a comment, I will be sure to do the same for you. :)
Blessings and have a Wonderful Day!
www.sun-gems.com
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DaisyTetreau Premium
Hi Marion,
Thank you for your video on Pretty Links.
I want to make a pretty link for my WA review post.
Is it correct to copy the perma link that is in the wp editor
and do the steps for pretty link?
I always get "Not Found" after I create it.
I appreciate you,
Daisy
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MarionBlack Premium
Copy the link from the browser's address bar after the post has been published. Then check that the link works in an incognito window to make sure it's accessible for people who are not logged in.

That should fix it for you :)
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DaisyTetreau Premium
Thank you so much Marion,
I off to do this now.
By the way I love your voice
and that you speak slowly : )
I appreciate you
Daisy
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DaisyTetreau Premium
Hi Marion,
Thank you for your video on Pretty Links.
I want to make a pretty link for my WA review post.
Is it correct to copy the perma link that is in the wp editor
and do the steps for pretty link?
I always get "Not Found" after I create it.
I appreciate you,
Daisy
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HeidiY Premium
Hi Marion, I never realized you were a fellow South Australian! I live in Ceduna on the Far West Coast.

It’s lovely to meet you, I’ve read and watched so much of your training and am very grateful for it.

Anyway just wanted to pop in and say G’Day.

Kind regards

Heidi
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MarionBlack Premium
G'Day Heidi,

It's always great to meet another South Aussie. Thanks for stopping by.
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Laurel0887 Premium
Wow! You answer a lot of questions.......where do you find the time?

I think I've GOT IT! I watched Kyles video quite a few times, and Google has a whole other passage to follow!
God knows, I've been going around in circles, but once I got the email in Google it worked......I think.....It shows up anyway. Your shortcut helped.

Thanks much,

Laurel
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm glad you've finally got it sorted, Laurel.
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RuthlynB Premium
Hi, Marion, I thought I added Adsense I followed your instructions but I think I missed something because I logged in this morning from another browser and am not seeing the codes from Adsense apparently I did not update the plugin so I updated it and am still not seeing I am trying to open the plugin to see or reenter the information but don't know how can you please help.
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Achaean Premium
thx for replying, just getting a bit frustrated with trying to get that permission box, did find something about it on the wordpress site that basically said that themes might not activate it and that there would be a update soon, but will wait for your training vid, don't think it will be to much of a prob as I don't get to many comments
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Achaean Premium
thx marion, any ideas on how to get it to show in the comments box as they say it is supposed to, again thx for the help
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MarionBlack Premium
Go to Settings > Privacy and make sure you've turned on everything you need to turn on.
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bhager2 Premium
Marion…

I’ve been in the program for 1 month. I’m a premium member about to go into my second month. I’m confused and frustrated.

The confusion, as I see it, stems abound trying to follow the steps outlined in WA and trying to coordinate these steps with WP.

In questioning others most say they do their site construction strictly in WP and not WA.
I get that same indication from your most gratifying help. You’ve been doing this before there was a WA – or so I hear.

Could you, would you or can you in very regimented but simple steps walk me through the process from choosing a theme to completion of a site. I do have a theme and a domain and have completed the first series in boot-camp. All this but I still don’t know what I’m doing and keep repeating the past steps waiting for that Eureka moment where this all makes sense. So far it has not occurred!
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MarionBlack Premium
One of the ways I earn money doing this website stuff is from private mentoring over Skype. What I do within WA is for free but it doesn't include the type of one on one coaching you may need.
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bhager2 Premium
What do you charge - what are the procedures?

B
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bhager2 Premium
What do you charge - what are the procedures?

B
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MarionBlack Premium
I'll send you a private message B
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dragonfly10 Premium
Hi Marrion, it is so good to meet you, I will have to look up Adelaide Australia. My son and I both have always wanted to go to Austraila. I have been fumbling around with WordPress all day. I'm feeling a bit frustrated at the moment. I just sent for WordPress for Dummies and will take a fresh start at it in the Morning. What type of videos do you make? I'm going to check out your videos now. English is my third language and writing is starting to reflect it, and not for the good. I will be writing more to you in the morning. I really look forward to getting to know you better.
Sincerely Sandy
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bhager2 Premium
Marion

Another question. Entering site content for a new website. Is there a way to do this in WP?

The 4 templets in content - are they listed in WP or in my site?

I'm more comfortable using the writing page in WP. Used it before but forgot how to get there from WA...help

Thanks

B
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MarionBlack Premium
Those templates are only in Site Content but you can create your own posts and pages from within WordPress
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buking5 Premium
Hello good day
I just want to say a big thank you for helping me fix my menu through your tutorial. I will be happy if you will visit my site again and check if it is okay and any other thing that need to improve or remove... https://gistmelatest.com/
Thank you so much
Chibueze.
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LenaMiglena Premium
Hi Marion, I saw a post that if I want to find out how to move my website from WA to another hosting to private msg you so here I am. I need to move my website to Namecheap. I am not active here. Busy taking exams now and I don't want to pay for something I am not planing to use. However I want to keep my website for now. Would you be able to tell me how to move it over to Namecheap.
Thank you, Marion!
Miglena
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MarionBlack Premium
This message is public not private Miglena :)

I'll send you a private message. Look for a red number on the envelope icon top right.
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David1967 Premium
Marion, I have recently deleted the amazon ads I had on my website I used AD inserter to install the code initially and it seemed to go well, the amazon ads were installed.I started having a problem and I'm not sure what caused it. The problem was that when I visited my website a couple of my post would only scroll a short ways, it would not scroll down the whole page. Well, I decided to delete the amazon ads and I used Ad inserter to do so. It worked. the amazon ads were gone.I lost some parts of my post after that, so I decided to do a restore using WP Clone. After that I got a error 204 on my website. I found out that it has to do with a link. I'm stuck and not sure what to do. I would appreciate any suggestions you might have.

Sincerely
David Webster
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MarionBlack Premium
It sounds like there are a few things going on here David.

For troubleshooting, my first step would be to deactivate ALL plugins (even the ones you think you can't live without) and check if that fixes the problem. If it turns out to be a plugin or a combination of plugins you can activate them one at a time, checking as you go, to determine which plugin(s) cause the problems.

If that doesn't work then contact Site Support.
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David1967 Premium
Thanks, I'll give it a try.
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David1967 Premium
Marion, the error is 404, I told you wrong.I deactivated ALL the plugins but didn't help.
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MJL71 Premium
Hi, Marion. Can you tell me, if I delete all my menus, does that do anything to the content? Thanks. I'm trying to set up a new hierarchy, and the other question is, can you have more than 1 menu structure on your site, that is, a root folder, or can you set up more?
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MJL71 Premium
I just revisited Loes' message to me about menus. So I think I'll be okay.
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program3 Premium
Hello Marion, How are you today? Congratulations to you on your success. I am one of the new guys and I am going through the training and taking a look around. I just wanted to take time to both compliment and thank you for the training. I found it to be wonderful! So much so that after I send this quick message I am going back for more.:) Thanks again and have a great day! - Robert
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Penny49 Premium
Dear Marion,

I’ve enjoyed your trainings on other topics, and started following you months ago, but for some reason your training didn’t click when it came to jump links and targets. After many delays and searching other sites to explain this topic, I came back to your instructions (the first I ever read).

I was intimidated by code and even found a plugin that didn’t work very well with my theme, but your encouragement of “It’s just code,” made me persist in trying to understand links and targets. Now I have a list of studies (my links) at http://mytophotherbs.com/many-studies-have-been-done-on-the-health-benefits-of-curcumin-and-turmeric#brain that link to the actual studies (my targets).

Thanks for the encouragement and your easy to follow steps for those who focus and pay attention.

My only question now is the links on my website take the reader a little below the target, not exactly on the subtitle line. Can you help me with this issue? I’ve tried putting a space between the target code and the subtitle, but the links still land the reader a little below the subtitle. StunningBell appears to have had the same difficulty, but figured it out. I can check with him them if you don’t know the answer.

Look forward to your response. I’ll be working on my FAQ page next.

Thanks so much. I liked your training.

Penny
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MarionBlack Premium
I'll reply to this on the training page as it's relevant to other people who use the same training.
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AnelBullen Premium
Hello Marion,
I hope you can help again, but I have learned a lot with the data that you gave me.
I have a google ad on my website, but I would like to change its position. I used a plugin called Ad injection, but I dod not know how to do it.
Do you think that you can help me, please?
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MarionBlack Premium
I use a different plugin and it works for me.
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Favner12 Premium
Have a question maybe you can help with I can't log in to my back office I get a blank screen the last thing I remember is at my log in a tab ask me to synchronize instead of logins I did and I get a blank screen have you seen this problem before?
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes, this is a problem that crops up from time to time, John. Contact Site Support and they'll fix it for you.
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ljc411 Premium
Hello Marion! Thanks for the follow. You know I've .been on your training videos for a while now. I love how you explain things is why. I can follow whatever you say with confidence.

I've been searching for training on how to fix my site xml errors. I've got a "site appears to be an HTML page, pls use a sitemap format instead". Of course, I have no clue what it means, so here I am again. I couldn't find your training on it.

I only have one plugin now - with Yoast. I managed to clean up and delete two others - (instructions from Yoast). Now I want to submit my xml sites and am stuck on this very first one. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Marion.
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MarionBlack Premium
You may have to activate sitemaps in Yoast SEO Your sitemap will then be found at example.com/sitemap_index.xml
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AlenkaV Premium
Marion, hello
Was wondering if I may ask a question regarding my site. Amazon Native Adds show on a computer but not on my mobile phone. I've checked it on a few mobiles and in a few countries...the same thing. If you have any idea how I may fix this I'd be so grateful!
Thanks so much :)

https://twinsbabyduo.com
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MarionBlack Premium
Exactly which ads are Amazon Native Shopping ads? I can see the ones in your sidebar on my mobile phone.

As you know, on mobile devices the sidebars are moved down underneath the main text area.
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AlenkaV Premium
They are not showing on the mobile phone. I've placed them in the body of the post. Now there are just blank spaces. It all works fine on the computer tho... Thank you!

https://twinsbabyduo.com/30-personalized-mothers-day-gifts
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MarionBlack Premium
My Amazon Native Shopping ads are showing up on my mobile phone. Did you follow the steps in this video?
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AlenkaV Premium
Yes, I did watch your video. I put the card format native adds and got the code from SiteStripe bar. It all works fine, just not on the mobile phone. I'll keep trying to figure it out. Thanks for your time!
Best,
Alenka
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purplehaze2 Premium
Hi Marion,
I'm following your video "applying for Adense and where to paste the code"

all going ok till I got to "add plugin - insert headers and footers"
the WPbeginner header and footer plugin appeared but the Install button was disabled
I then clicked on "more details" and it said "latest version installed"

I then go back to WP dashboard and click settings and the "insert footers and headers -settings page appears
in the box under "scripts in header" there is another google code in there [think it could be google console]

my question is can I use another headers and footers plugin besides the WPbeginners one?
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MarionBlack Premium
Use the plugin you've already got. You can just add the new script under the code that's already there.
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Marion, I hope you are able to help me. I am using OceanWP and can't add the custom header that I created to my category pages. Do you perhaps know how I go about this? I have searched high and low for a solution and I have come up empty-handed.

Thanks so much,

Brian
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MarionBlack Premium
There are thousands of themes Brian. See if you can find another theme that works with your header image.
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Marion, thanks for your reply. I think I'm going to consider that as an alternative.
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PeterN1843 Premium
Hi Marion, I watched your video on creating a PowerPoint video. You mentioned that you uploaded it to YouTube. I would love to see what the video looks like there.

If you wouldn't mind, could you please send me the URL so I can see what the video looks like?

Excellent tutorial and wonderful presentation. Thank you very much!

Peter
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PeterN1843 Premium
Hi again Marion,

I found the URL. I see it in your sidebar. Going to have a look at it now.

Cheers!

Peter
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MarionBlack Premium
Sweeeet! That save me from having to look for it :)
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CandiGirl71 Premium
Hi, Marion. Thanks for the follow. I am now following you also.

I am not a techy, nor real computer savvy and I'm a newbie. I'm looking for all the help I can get! I will definitely be checking out your tutorials. It sounds like I can learn a lot from you. Thank you in advance!

I had a Foreign Exchange sister from Adelaide in 1971. I loved to listen to her talk. Love the accent!! Of course, you think we Americans are the ones with the accent. LOL!!

I wish you continued success in your marketing ventures.

Candice
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clayharrison Premium
I am so honored... Ms Marion Black to have you in my network, and I am so excited to be a part of yours! What a pleasant surprise! I love your accent. You are so congenial, clear, concise, and informative with your videos and tutorials. I am learning a lot from you.

I do have a question. I will try to be brief. Which should I use, the Google Analytics Dashboard WP Plugin or Google Analytics for WP by MonsterInsights Plugin? Or should I use neither? I have downloaded both.

I have installed the MonsterInsights plugin, only to find out it is not compatible with Microsoft Edge. I am not able to use the methods to prove ownership of my website with Google Analytics and I don't know why.

I will definitely look your websites you have recommended. Thanks a lot for all that you do for us... Clay
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MarionBlack Premium
The simplest way to verify your website with Google, Yahoo, Bing, Pinterest etc. is through your SEO plugin I Think Kyle recommends the Google Analytics Dashboard plugin. Whatever he recommends is usually the best choice.
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clayharrison Premium
Thank you so much, Marion, for your valuable recommendations. I touched on SEO, but not the plugin. I will also try the Google Analytics Dashboard. It is good to know what could be Kyle's recommendation. I appreciate your prompt reply. I hope you have a great day ...Clay
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not4daratrac Premium
Awesome description of you marion. I really appreciate u stepping up to clear some things up for me because things are very horrible here in this community that i live in. And ive suffered alot of things and realky blessed to be here today to even apeak on it. The good lord has been with me through thick and thin. Thank you and god bless you and i will leave u a message if im ever stuck.
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sblasi999 Premium
Hi!

I'm Sue. It's my first month. I remember the Commodore 64, sadly!
LOL.
I have benefitted from your video about security. Thank you.

I have a padlock now on my site. However, the padlock is black, not green. Any suggestions? I believe I turned on all and followed your instructions. I DID get a padlock!

Thank you in advance. I admire your accomplishments!

Yours,
Sue
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MarionBlack Premium
The color of the padlock depends on which browser you're using. Chrome and Firefox show a green padlock, and Microsoft Edge shows a white padlock with a black outline. It's the padlock symbol that's important, not so much the color.
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sblasi999 Premium
Marion,

That makes me feel so much better! You're an authority. I'm glad I heard about you. Have a great time. Chat soon.

THANKS,
Sue
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Nickoy Premium
Hi Marion. I watched your video entitled: Custom CSS: Change Font Size Site-Wide. I followed the steps, and it worked. But the problem I am having now is that that not all the words in the different paragraphs are the same, especially those for the unordered lists. I would like to adjust this quick so my site doesn't look 'untidy', if that is the right word to use.
My website url is: https://myunitedfootball.com/
Here is an example of what Iam talking about:
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MarionBlack Premium
You must have missed this line at the bottom:

"For unordered lists (bullets) and ordered lists (numbered) you have to add a couple more items, replacing 'p' with 'ul' and 'ol'."

For the bulleted list, you would use

ul {font-size: 18px;}

And for numbered list,

ol {font-size: 18px;}

You can change the px size to whatever you like.
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Nickoy Premium
Ok. I will do so tomorrow when I get my laptop connected to the net.
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Shweta10mg Premium
Marion you are exceptional and i just want to ask if that affiliate link to your video tutorials are allowable for post insertion for affiliate links? Do we have your permission if required or related to a specific topic?

More specifically, my post within the SWAG training is firstly about Domain registration and the video of domain transferability was very applicable.
SO i wanted to ask you first if we can add the video or how do we go about it, so it appears as a video in an article? with the affiliate link also?
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MarionBlack Premium
You can't actually have the video on your website but you could take a screenshot of it and link to the page using your affiliate link.
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Shweta10mg Premium
Ok I suppose the link should be ok then. Thankyou Marion. I was assuming it was like YouTube where videos could be embedded like that. Thankyou for the clarification Marion Happy Easter.
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Jewelia Premium
Hi Marion,

Do you mind to check out my question here and see if you could help me to find the answer?
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MarionBlack Premium
I don't know the answer Julia but the support forum may be able to help https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/all-in-one-seo-pack
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Jewelia Premium
Thank you very much for the tip and for your time!
~ Julia
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jamesellison Premium
I see you are into videos, I enjoy making them but am not fully committed to it yet. I use Jon Leger's Instant Video Wizard and Paul Lynch's Easy Sketch Pro V3.
Do you have a channel on youtube that I can look at? I just clicked on your follow button.
I want to check out your training also.
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MarionBlack Premium
Now you're following me you should be able to find some links at the bottom right of this page. Here's the link to my YouTube channel youtube.com/c/marionblackonline

I've got Easy Sketch Pro too. I use Camtasia Studio for my training videos.
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accad Premium
A resounding lyrics of one of the hymns says:
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Happy birthday Marion. It's a privilege to exist and live here on earth.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you Jimmy. We should count our blessings every day. We have much to be grateful for.
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accad Premium
Absolutely right.
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OraCharoite Premium
Hi Marion, a fellow Aussie mentioned you to me so I thought I would look you up :) (actually they said you were a legend!) I'd be silly not to connect after that ;) I grew up in the Southern areas of Adelaide. Nice to meet you :) I will check out your training etc. Cheers Ora.
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Bayou1 Premium
Hi Marion are you able to assist with my question at this link please?Im trying to verify 2 websites I have listed as traffic sources on commission junction.
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MarionBlack Premium
Glad we got it sorted :)
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LTMLifestyle Premium
Hi Marion
I bought my website through Wealthy Affiliate and I am not sure if it was provided via GoDaddy or another website provider. I wanted to transfer my website to WA and at the point of requesting a transfer code, i suddenly realised I actually didn't know whom I had purchased the website from. Can you please help.
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MarionBlack Premium
You can use https://whois.icann.org/en to find out the name of the domain name registrar. If you buy a domain name from Wealthy Affiliate then it will show up as Enom as WA is a reseller for Enom.
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LTMLifestyle Premium
Hi Marion
You are a star. Thank you very much for your help.
I will work on that today.
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Hi Marion! Thanks for the follow and the advice. Unlike you I've just started - and loving it!!! I'm the type of person who moves with the times and I know the internet is the place for successful wannabes. It is also not within my character to give up. Now, due to my son, I definitely can't even dream of it...even if I wanted to, give up...THAT IS.
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GraceW Premium
Hi Marion,

I'm cancelling my membership. Nothing to do with WA. I have learned a lot in WA for the past 6 months.

I have projects and my own business to attend now, so I just need to switch my priority.

May I know how I can move my website to my own hosting provider.


Thanks,
Grace
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MarionBlack Premium
I've written a long post at https://marionblackonline.com/move
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Stilltrying Premium
Hi Marion,
I am happy to be part of your network. I am following you back as well.
You really have the spirit to make a business succeed, I wish I had the same urge and confidence as you. Still, I am not giving up and I will keep on working.
All the best.
Cheers,
Jojo
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Marion, You sound so confident and positive in your ability to train others. Thank you so much for saying you are there to help when we get stuck. I will certainly be watching your training on my new journey with WA. I have just become VA to my daughter, Lauren Kinghorn. I really want to be successful in this endeavor so might be needing coaching now and then. Kind regards, Jill
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jennyjewel Premium
Hi Marion, I hope you don't mind but I have a question!
I have two pages showing up on google the first is my
"about me" page roadtoaffiliatesuccess.siterubix.com/about-me
The second is a page that has a small amount of my main content/WA review and also a small amount of my about me page http://roadtoaffiliatesuccess.siterubix.com/. where is my main page with just my WA review and why would it not show on google?
I can open the WA review up in full on the second page but I don't want to have to open it to see it and I don't want my about me page front and centre on my main page. I hope this made sense.
Regards
Jenny
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MarionBlack Premium
Keep following the lessons Jenny. At this stage you have not created a sitemap so Google does not know about all your content yet. You can use your SEO plugin to create the sitemap automatically for you.
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ClaudeDawg Premium
Hi, Marion, Thanks for posting the "Google search Console solution", right here where I could read it...I was stumped on how to use the console..
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SujanBhattac Premium
Hi Marion, Thanks! Good to be in touch with you. I am from India and working with an MNC, involved in developing training videos(motion graphics) using After Effect. Some similarities ;). All the best for your side hustle =>main hustle thing!! All the best and keep in touch :)

Regards
Sujan
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Rundle1 Premium
Hand up. I do remember the comodore 64 (followed by the Atari 1040ST). A friend of mine and I were the first people I know in our community to syn one with a multitrack tape machine to do multi-track midi recording. It was a miracle of modern science. Thanks for your great tutorials Marion. Good luck with your side hustle. I'm sure it will work for you.
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akollor123 Premium
Hello Marion,

Deem all to be well this evening. Please I have this nagging problem with my CSS code and I keep failing miserably as I could not get my navigation down from the top of my header to the bottom of the head.

Also I couldn't widened the header... I try to PM but that also failed... Please feel absolutely free to PM me; hopefully it works on your end.

Please here are the details...
Currently have the following Manually Add Sticky Floating Navigation Menu code

#site-navigation {
background:#fff;
height:60px;
z-index:170;
margin:0 auto;
border-bottom:1px solid #dadada;
width:100%;
position:fixed;
top:0;
left:0;
right:0;
text-align: center;
}

My problem now is the menu navigation is now at the very top of my header instead of the bottom of the header... I have try all sorts of additional coding to bring it down but not working... Would you please help me? Thank you in advance.

Sidney
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MarionBlack Premium
Hi Sidney,

When valid CSS doesn't work I add '!important' (exclamation mark important) just before the ';' (semi-colon). The other thing you could try is contacting your theme's support forum through wordpress.org.
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atoledo808 Premium
Hi Marion so nice to meet you and read your bio. You sound just like me as I can relate to everything you said. My main hustle is my job which I've been trying to leave since I started a year ago and I'm building several side hustles online so I can be free to roam around the country. Right now I'm stuck in Hawaii on an island and my heart wants me to be on the mainland and the only way I want to do that is with business online. Thanks for letting me share! Hope to hear more from you in the coming months. Aloha!
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stawhu Premium
Hi Marion ; I have a couple of questions, I hope it is not too much. First I kind of have an answer to my problem page quandry. My about me page has supposedly been fixed by site support. they say I can go ahead and redo my about me page but I am thinking about delete and start over.

While going through your wonderful list of training, I discovered a term I had not seen (heard ) before, Justify. And discovered that my about me page was displaying THAT error. How is this avoided? Also do you still recommend WP CLONE vs CHILD? And that does mean that Clone is to be set off site from WA ? And finally That off site would be a (Free ) website from WORDPRESS that does not need a host?
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MarionBlack Premium
A child theme is a theme that's based on another theme. It's not a backup of your website. You use a child theme if you want to edit the code so that the edits don't get overwritten next time the theme is updated.

WA makes daily incremental backups of your website which, by their very nature, overwrite the previous backups. If you make a mistake and break your website then you would have to have support fix it before their next backup or they are going to have the backup of your website with the mistake in it.

If you needed to have your website restored to what it was like yesterday or last week then you would need to have your own backup.

WP Clone creates zip files which are backups of your website. You save those backups on your computer in case you need to revert your website to what it looked like yesterday or last week.
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MarionBlack Premium
Text is not normally justified. It's something that some people choose to do thinking that it looks 'neat' when in fact it makes it harder to read.

Which theme are you using?
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stawhu Premium
I got rid rid of the premium theme and went with the free theme called "little jump." Since I am basically starting over I wanted to get an idea of what to start out with on this episode. Thank you for your input , most helpful. Well, like I said I think , I did not make my about me page look like what you indicated would cause that sentence blanking problem. You know blocked structure.

Of course the paragraph structure lined up to the left, but the right side was ended so that the line would not exceed 90 characters. So, there might be 3 characters before the 90 or there might be 8 characters before the end depending how many characters were in the next word. So , I don't know why I was getting the problems that you displayed from what you called justifying. That is why I asked if you knew how to avoid that situation ? So, do you know? Scott
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MarionBlack Premium
WordPress took away the option to make text justified (easily) a few updates ago. The only way to get justified text is to install a plugin or a theme that has that option. So I find it difficult to tell you how to avoid a problem that shouldn't have arisen in the first place. I just don't know why your page was justified.

Justified text and serif fonts work for paper and ink publications but they are hard to read on the screen.

To fix the problem you'll want to click on each paragraph (anywhere in the paragraph will do) and then click on the left-alignment icon.
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stawhu Premium
thank you Marion, I trashed that About Scott Page, Do you think I can retrieve it and Use this corrective measure . As a matter of fact T might just do that. But, also I have been seeing this evening Fri-Sat ,12-13, That there are others having issues with site content. I wonder if it the same justifying issue. I find it strange that I incurred this problem even though I didn't justify my content. I will let you know the out come and thank you for pointing me in a direction. stawhu Scott
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buildyournow Premium
Hello Marion and Happy belated New year! Marion I surely need your professional assistance. For over a week I haven't received the usual emails from WA...and I certainly received quite a bit every day! I've requested help from support but I've received no response. I don't know what may have caused this halt in email messages being received but I need this problem resolved as soon as possible. Your usual assistance is so very much appreciated.
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buildyournow Premium
Hello Marion and Happy belated New year! Marion I surely need your professional assistance. For over a week I haven't received the usual emails from WA...and I certainly received quite a bit every day! I've requested help from support but I've received no response. I don't know what may have caused this halt in email messages being received but I need this problem resolved as soon as possible. Your usual assistance is so very much appreciated.
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MarionBlack Premium
My WA emails stopped too and Site Support fixed the problem. Contact them again or try the contact form at wealthyaffiliate.com/contact
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buildyournow Premium
Thank you so much, Marion! I've contacted Support again...hopefully, I'll get a better response.

Kind regards!
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buildyournow Premium
Hello, Marion, oddly enough only WA's email I'm not receiving as all other senders' emails I receive every day which leads me to believe that the problem is not on my end.
I'm so sorry to bring this up again, but I'm really becoming frustrated as Site Support has not responded after at least two notifications of my problem, which is headed into the third week now. Regrettably, if I can't get some assistance I will have to unsubscribe from WA, because I expected to get more support than what I received. I am receptive to any other suggestions you may have.
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MarionBlack Premium
Did you try the contact form? If that doesn't work then try sending a private message to Carson (I think it's more his department than Kyle's).
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buildyournow Premium
Marion, somehow I did not see your message...my apology. I'm still trying to get the problem resolved and will contact Carson for assistance as suggested. Will let you know how things turn out Thanks so much for your assistance as always.
Cheers!
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Bob-1 Premium
Thanks for following me Marion. I loved your bio! It reminds me of a song from the 70's - 80's, "Do The Hustle!" (remember disco?), although you're probably not that old.
It is good to be here at WA and I'm going through the lessons diligently, just optimized my SEO (now that I know what that is). I can't wait to start the next part, adding content! I just know that is where the magic is going to happen. I believe that is what will bring the traffic if it's solid content and presented well (please correct me if I'm wrong, I am a newbie). Look forward to more interaction here at WA. A pleasure to meet you, gooday!
~ Bob
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MarionBlack Premium
"Not that old" thanks Bob, I'm 70 so I'm having a bit of a giggle :D
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TeamIceCream Premium
Hi Marion, Thank you for adding me to your network, I'm doing like wise!

Oh yes, dear old Commodore 64's! ;-) A friend of ours were subscribed to some magazine which printed the code for some new games.... and then we would spend the whole afternoon typing in the code... and sometimes the game will work and sometimes there's an error either in the print or in the typing and then it doesn't work...

And dial-up...Wow, how life has advanced...

I'm looking forward to watching more of your training courses Marion. ;-)
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MarionBlack Premium
Ah yes, I remember it well. I was so keen I was writing my own code as well as copying from the magazines.
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stawhu Premium
Hello Marion: I am having edit problems on my about Scott post for the affiliate bootcamp. My about is ended up not fitting into the template and I did not realize what was happening at the the time. But evidently by typing through the next sections and pushing the forward with the space bar I had done something to cause the final out come that has the content skewed. paragraph not being paragraphs but showing up at the end of the preceeding para graph if there is room. The first paragraphs will not take my indent it keeps reverting to block. some of my edits revise some don't My first draft was two wide for the page , my page is a two column with a side menu in the third . My recent revision I counted characters for two columns line up all the paragraphs for my indent , I used 5 space, changed some words , some took some didn't, hit preview and while the page looked a little better it did not reflect how it was supposed to look according to either live revision or after published revision. Can this be dealt with or should I swap out my current premium theme with another? Then delete that theme then start over anew with my premium theme? I have difficulty with my left arm and therefore cannot type ,but by hunt and peck, so I am trying to find the best way to do this because the just typing the first draft prior to publishing took 4hrs. I don' mind starting over if that's what it will take to get this post to look right. Sorry the question is so long but I want to give you as much info as possible. Thank you Scott
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MarionBlack Premium
Hi Scott,

As you have a premium theme you should be able to get support from the theme's developers. Give them as much information as you can.

Do let me know how you get on.
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stawhu Premium
they referred me to the wordpress codex, which is written in chinese. or they will set up the the theme, which I am actually getting done, for $99.00 . my problem as I see it relates to the template and the adjustment made in the horizontal line print , 110 space characters in width of the template to the transfer to the theme space ,two column , 90 characters , and the push forward space bar to allow for more room on the vertical content area of the current title are before it crowds out the next title area. no, its not really chinese it just reads like that to someone who has no experience with any of this . Littlte joke. I guess I' check with Kyle. they designed the template thank you Scott
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BradleyD1 Premium
Mrs. Marion
Very nice to meet you, ty for following me, I like your spirit and you r mindset I am new here and I am willing to learn anything your willing to teach me to help be successful. I'm sure at some point I will be chatting with you as I have some ideas and questions on what lie's ahead for me and my near future.... Plz feel free to contact me just to say hi. Always look up and move forward
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Penny49 Premium
Hi Marion,

Hope you are well and enjoying the holiday while your passive income continues to pour in.

I would appreciate feedback on my website. http://mytophotherbs.com. I’m new and can, I’m sure, benefit from your experience.

You welcomed me a few months ago when I initially joined WA.

Thanks in advance.

Penny
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WRaleigh Premium
Hi Marion, Thanks for the follow and will follow back. I'm also from "the land of flooding rains" now living in Townsville. Like you I have been around computers for too long, started programming in FORTRAN at the University of Toronto in the early 70's. Those were the days when you wrote your program and then punched it out on cards which which you then fed into the mainframe computer. I look forward to catching up with you sometime.
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Beginzwithme Premium
Wow! Marion, thank you so much! And you are an incredible writer! I love the way you think. Whoa! I am so blessed. We are! I can't wait to see your stuff..And this hustle is trippy! I must learn more organization as I'm quite gratefully, and happily, being bombarded with help and links. I don't want to get lost. Do you have any ideas for that? I signed up for an organizer, but I'm not all that comfy with it..maybe I'll have another look at it
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suzy2107 Premium
Hi Marion, just wondered if you might be able to help me with applying an Amazon link to my post. I tried using the same procedure as I do with my other affiliate companies, but it wouldn't paste onto my chosen phrase. I may be doing something wrong or missing a step but I was led to believe it was a simple process! I can't find any training. I can't watch videos at the moment (cleared cache and all that but still not working) so if you have any tips that would be great! Sue
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MarionBlack Premium
Sorry Sue, I don't have any experience with linking text to Amazon, I just use the Native ads.
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suzy2107 Premium
No problems, I'm sure I will work it out eventually! What are Native ads?
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MarionBlack Premium
I've got another video for you Sue
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suzy2107 Premium
Thank you so much Marion. I will have a look tonight. I've been watcing a lot of Jay's training and learning abouy Meta and Google rankings. I cant believe 5 months down the track there is still so much to learn and still things I dont understand!
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suzy2107 Premium
Hi Marion, that was great thank you! How do you make money from Native ads though? I guess your code is embedded so it is picked up if someone buys one of the books?
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes, they're the same as other affiliate ads using affiliate links within the cookies.
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suzy2107 Premium
That's great! I will give it a try and let you know how I go. Thank you. :)
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suzy2107 Premium
Hi Marion, unfortunately I am having the same problem with trying to paste native ads as I did with the other ad links. No-one seems to be able to help me with this issue. It is only Amazon that I have this problem with. :(
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MarionBlack Premium
The ads will only appear after you publish your post.
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suzy2107 Premium
Hi Marion, the problem is that the code isnt pasting in text view first as you show in your training video.
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MarionBlack Premium
I don't understand what's going on Suzy. Can you please elaborate a bit? What method are you using to paste the code into the Text tab? Can you copy and paste into other documents?
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suzy2107 Premium
I dont understand it either. I did exactly as you do in your video. It only happens with Amazon, I can succrssfully copy code from other affiliate companies into my site.
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MarionBlack Premium
Perhaps you'll find a solution in Amazon's help files.
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suzy2107 Premium
Yes, good idea. I will get onto that straight away and see if they can give me a solution.
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LynV Premium
Hiya, Marion. Thanks for the follow, and I'll follow you back. Your bio is interesting, and I laughed with the "main hustle" and "side hustle" bits. I am so new here, my first week is still counting down...so I'm curious about the follows I've gotten, and wondering why folks decided to. Can you share why you have?
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JamesAnders1 Premium
Hey Marion
I just wanted to say hello, and thank you for your tutorials, I've been here nearly 3 months. I feel fortunate to have found WA and people such as yourself as a result of joining. I am learning so much. Thank you for all you do for us.

James
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Shine-Evzie Premium
Hi Marion - thanks for the follow! Your profile is great btw, I wanted to continue reading more about your experiences. Love that you're a coder. I'm actually in the process of learning Python right now. So at the moment this is my daily structure:

Morning: on the train on my way to work, reading up on Python.
Most of the day (9-5): In my day job
Afternoon: learn some more Python on the way back from work on the train
Evening: WA!! :D

Wish you all the best! :D
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MarionBlack Premium
Do remember to take some time off for fun Pete.
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JeraldBrown Premium
Thank you so much Marion
I do remember the commodore 64. In fact I started on the Apple II
and was a successful programmer for over 30 years. That made it extremely frustrating for me to get my head around this internet marketing thing. Thanks to Wealthy Affiliate, You and others I'm gonna make it afterall

It does something to a person who knows that deep inside him or her the ability exists and a little help could make all the difference.

So thanks again and if there is anything that I can do to support your video training efforts, please let me know
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you Jerald.
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LynxWall Premium
Hi Marion - thanks for the follow, following you as well.

I definitely remember the Commodore 64 :) ... I actually started programming on a Texas Instrument TI-99/4A, Went to the Commodore 64 then 128.

My entry into PC world was an 80386 Heathkit PC that I built :) ...

Still make my primary living today writing software... although it's a LOT different.

Definitely looking to build another career in affiliate marketing and it looks like you have a lot of good advice to follow!

Thanks,
Lonnie
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MarionBlack Premium
A heck of a lot has changed over the years.
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Karlito76 Premium
Hi, thank you for the follow! Wow, you have a lot of experience I see, that's awesome! It is my goal to become successful in online marketing and make a living doing it. I'm kind of struggling right now but things are looking up because I made my first sale yesterday.

Would you be interested in looking at my site and giving me some pointers. I could sure use the help, especially from someone who's been around affiliate marketing as long as you have. If you are interested let me know and I'll provide you with my site url or you can visit my profile and click on the bottom right hand side of my profile.

If not, no worries,maybe another time. Anyways, thank you again for the follow and if you ever need anything just give me a shout and I'll do my best to help you out. Talk to you soon!
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arun2365 Premium
Thanks Marion for contacting me. I am also keen to achieve success in affiliate marketing. I started my first e commerce website almost 15 years back but i have never been serious and regular in my approach mainly due to nature of my job. But now I have decided to put all my efforts into affiliate marketing. I have started my blog www.howtoquitsmokingtips.com . Hope you will find time to visit my blog and leave a positive comment.
Will be in touch again.
Regards
Arun Sabharwal
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vicki13 Premium
Thank-you Marion! I just did one of your tips and I was able to access my back office. You are my aussie angel! I am very new at this for the 2nd time and it is a bit overwhelming! I remember your smiling face! thanks so very much! I will see what happens next and follow the other directions if this doesn't work!!!
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MarionBlack Premium
Welcome back Vicki.
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brichnow21 Premium
I love it! "Aussie Angel"!
BTW...Australia is, still, on my Bucket List!
Barb
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KLM365 Premium
Hi Marion, good to meet you. I loved reading your profile and finding out how you are growing yourself!

May I ask you a question? It talks about backing up your WordPress site. When I looked there were many ways to do this but I do not know much about these things. I would like something that is automatic. How do you choose the best way? I would like to have advice on this. I have come along way on this my first day of real work on Wealthy Affiliate, but not as far as I wanted. There is still much I do not understand.

Thank you for any input and everyone else too. I am grateful!
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MarionBlack Premium
Site Support do automatic backups but it's not possible for members to set up automatic backups on websites hosted here. We have to do manual backups if we want to take responsibility for our own business assets.
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DNicholas Premium
Hey, Marion, thanks for the follow. I'll be following you, too. You've been into this for quite awhile. I'm sure I'll be calling on your expertise in the near future. I actually took some computer science classes back 30 some odd years ago. I remember learning about DOS and Lotus 123. (Wow! Now I really feel old) I never lost interest but family comes first, I just didn't have enough time to do both. Now the kids are all on their own, so here I am again, starting from scratch. I believe this is the place to grow. So I'm giving it all I've got to get there by the time I retire. I'll get there.

Thanks again for the pain I'll probably be.

Don
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MarionBlack Premium
Lotus 123 (sigh). I remember using that for my bookkeeping when I was running my own businesses.
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DNicholas Premium
Careful now, your making both of us sound older. (Ha ha)
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MarionBlack Premium
Today I am older than I have ever been and the youngest I'll ever be.
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LMae Premium
Hi Marion, thank you for the follow! Pleasure to follow back :)
My side-soon-to-be-main hustle is affiliate marketing in the video creation niche! Would be happy to promote your material too, if you accept affiliates.
~Lily :)
ps...I lived in Queensland for 3 years. I absolutely love Australia and will return xo
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CathyS Premium
Hi, Marion!

I was just searching on WA for something completely unrelated and came across your Udemy announcement. Did you market that and make a go of it? What was the experience like? .... and was it worth it? If you have a follow-up blog about it, please - I'd love the link.

Hope you are doing well!

Cathy
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MarionBlack Premium
I need to do a lot more than I have been doing Cathy. Here's a link so you can access my first course for free https://marionblackonline.com/wordpress-course-for-beginners/
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Dhind1 Premium
Hi Marion, Thank you for reaching out. You will be appreciated in the days to come. I am looking forward to this journey and want to make it my own. I am stumbling a bit at present trying to create my first worthwhile post. Once it is published, it is out there, and I cannot seem to write what I want to write just yet. I seem to be stuck in self pity mode as opposed to information mode. Working through it. Thanks for the opportunity to vent.
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Hx3 Premium
Hello Marion, thanks for sharing your bio. It's very interesting. My first computer was the Tandy TRS 80. Did a little programming in Basic on it. I'm looking to find a few side hustles to replace my main hustle. Also, thank you for all the content you created. I cannot wait to go through it.
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TT1956 Premium
Thank you Marion..I would love it if you could answer my question that I've been thinking about. You stated that you've belonged to WA for sometime.

My question is : Have you been successful with affiliate marketing? It seems you can go in many directions with your interests. If you are getting the traffic and things are clicking, why consider secondary hustle?

Would you mind passing on your website address, as to check out your style and generally pump me up.
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MarionBlack Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. I'm sure you'll enjoy learning about building an affiliate website.

Like most people, my main hustle is what brings in the money, my side hustle is what I enjoy doing more.

My main website is marionblackonline.com. You'll find members' websites at the bottom of the right-hand column on their profile page. You need to be following the person to see them and not everyone lists their websites there.
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RodClark Premium
Hi Marion

Thanks for the follow - much appreciated :0)

Wow - you have certainly been busy in the last 3 years. As you would gather, I joined about a month ago, so have heaps to learn, but have a couple of sites in the early stages.

It's really nice to make contact and I will follow you with interest.

Cheers
Rod
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Edag Premium
Hi Marion, thanks for following me. Really grateful having a friendly and very supportive community here in WA. Newbie literally, just signed up 3 days ago. Right now all I do is read, read, and read for 2 to 3 hours every night before going to bed. No much free time during the day, that's why. Will definitely visit your tutorials prior to getting started with the lessons.
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MarionBlack Premium
No, do Kyle's lessons first and check out my videos later. Kyle will give you a proper understanding of the whole process of building a website and affiliate marketing.
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IvyT Premium
Hi Marion, nice to meet you, too!

YES - *puts hand up enthusiastically* I was a C64 teenager - actually a Commodore 128D... remember those? They had a DOS mode, a 64 mode and 128 mode? I also recall, earlier on, what a lark our first online connection to a DBBS in 1985 was. So much has changed online since then, but there are probably some human factors that never change... Have a great day! :)
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MarionBlack Premium
Oh yeah, I remember bulletin boards. I wasn't a participant though.
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DKMade Premium
I always follow people for a while before I actually follow them. This way I can confirm the relationship can be beneficial to both parties. Or if I like a new members profile and can sense they are here for the long haul and I can help them, then I will follow them too. I believe since we have control of the follow button that we should use it as a tool more than a courtesy, just my opinion.
Anyways, I love your answers to members, your videos are great and I could only hope to have the knowledge and strengths you demonstrate within the WA. If there's in anyway I might be of service to you, please hail at any time. I have a background in Social Media Management and being a very established bartender I have learned to analyze personality traits and desires of people in about 60 seconds of interaction. #HA@WA

- Jair.
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DaidenBriana Premium
Hi Marion, I recently utilized one of your video courses here @ WA. Very helpful...thanks. I'm new to WA and am learning all I can all of the time. I'd love to be able to chat w u every once in a while, seeing that you are very well versed in the internet marketing niche and all that it entails. I aspire to be more like women like you. Hope to talk with you soon!
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GailLowe Premium
Thanks for the follow. I've reciprocated and hope to share some success soon. I remember the old dial-up connections too and at the time I was in the video business too - albeit making pharmaceutical marketing videos. It's a very different world now, but oh so exciting. All the best for today.
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VSinatra Premium
Awesome, about you Marion. I remember the the name Commodore 64 but more so the group! :) I'm in awe you started a site thru dial up. Oh the good old really frustrating days of dialup. So glad that era is over !!! Stopped by to thank you for the follow, Your about you took me way back, thanks! Following you back
I will look at a video ...
Victoria
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Eaglevision Premium
Nice to meet you Marion! I am Alice.

Wow! If you were a teenager 50 years ago, I must say that you look good for your age.

I will definitely check out your training video.

Congratulations on the good work you have achieved so far. Wonderful!

I wish you even greater success for the future.

Have a great day!

Alice
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you Alice. My current profile photo is a selfie I took last February on my 70th birthday.
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Eaglevision Premium
I must salute you! You look good for 71. Keep rocking!
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theflagcorp Premium
Hello Marion, Thank you very much for your tutorials of site-wide changing of font colours & font sizes with the CSS code. It's really helpful. Could you please help if there is any css code available for changing the colour of the buttons? Such as the Search button on my site? Thanks a ton!
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MarionBlack Premium
I haven't done a tutorial on that Sneha, try asking in Google.
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Spockonline Premium
Hello Marion

Thank you for the follow.

I have recently moved from Adelaide - miss it very much but regrets are pointless, so onwards and upwards!

I will definitely check out your training, and good luck with your side hustle.

And yes, I can remember my husband getting a Commodore 64 - black screen with green text, I think? What a difference these days!

All the best, Leah.
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Pipeman7568 Premium
Thanks for following me it's great to know that there's people out there enjoy helping other people I intend to talk to you again because I'm going to need some help along this turning it's all new to me so I need all the help I can get thank you very much nice to meet you
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Rachel55 Premium
Thanks for the follow Marion! I like what you said about the hustle. My plan is to have 3, main hustle affiliate marketing, side hustle something related to my passion (still nailing it down to a niche) and finally I want to help small businesses locally with their marketing at a reasonable price they can afford maybe even volunteer some of my time to do it for them.
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woodyMdEsign Premium
Thanks Marion, for following and offering your help and advice. Writing this it crosses my mind, that quite a few people have come up with suggestions but it's hard to keep track where the things came from I wanted to follow up..
Is there a way to store things, like your tutorial and video page in a private folder so I can come back to that in my own time?
Martina
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MarionBlack Premium
I use the bookmarks in Chrome and also the internal bookmarking system at WA
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woodyMdEsign Premium
Thank you, I shall get to work...
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HosannaBiz Premium
Hi Marion,

Great bio(:

love the entrepreneurial spirit, I also believe the video making niche is the go forward, I just acquired a bland version I want to renovate.
Please PM later...
Nice to see fellow Aussies at WA...

Thanks for following(:
See you around for a cuppa!

Eric
HosannaBiz
Australia
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kmakunga Premium
Hi Marion, thank you for the follow, following you back. I'm taking a leaf from your book: "If you don't like your "main hustle" then develop your "side hustle" to the point where it can become your "main hustle" and ditch your job". I really like that that advice and that's what I'm working towards. It's an honour having an Ambassador in my network :-). I'll definitely be checking out your training section.
Cheers, Ken.
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thomasgj Premium
Hi Marion,

Thanks for following me! Nice to meet you here!

I loved your bio-sketch, or profile as we call here in WA. It is light but captivating! I see that you are loaded with tons of experience both in offline business and online.

I was off WA for few months, but recently reactivated my membership. This time I am more focused and have better clarity with regards to what I want and what I can achieve by being an online entrepreneur. Just working on some big plans at the moment. I sure will check out your training and blogs as soon as one of my hands are free!

Maybe one day, I'll interview you! Lol :-)

Cheers,
Joe
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TMcCaskie2 Premium
Hi Marion, seemed to have lost contact after your most welcome assistance.

I went, as you suggested, to technical. They have moved all four of my sites, now safely in WA.

I have also directed the 'nameservers' to WA. so they are now active here.

I am trying to work out the sequence of transferring the domain names.

I know, I can take my time with these, so can you advise the sequence and how and when I pay the one year for the domain/s.

I have watched the video, and it appears that this takes when one presses the new site button.

Does the domain transfer need to be completed before the I complete the above, and pay a year in advance, though all my site are active until next year.

Thank you again for your assistance,

Tom.
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MarionBlack Premium
Stay away from the "new site" button. You won't want to delete your website by overwriting it with a new WordPress install.

Once your websites are hosted at WA there's no rush to transfer the registration of the domain name. When I was doing that for my sites I waited until about 4-6 weeks before each renewal was due and transferred the domain names then. Make sure you keep the registration details including email addresses up to date and you'll be fine.
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TMcCaskie2 Premium
Thank you Marion, and thank you, as the allayer of the concern I was having with this button.

You have made it clear that there is no rush to re-register the domains, only to do so near the renewal date.

The sites themselves are fully functional, so I can continue to develop them.

Can I presume, when I transfer, I unlock domain, get code, I then introduce the code to WA., as the correct procedure.

Thank you again for your invaluable help,

Tom.
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm not sure where your domain names are registered but the procedure is similar for all registrars The nameservers will stay exactly the same as they are now, you don't need to change anything there. Changing domain name registrars does not affect the nameservers.
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KGeorges Premium
Marion,
I have a web domain that is stagnant and I might want to use it to rebuild. It is hosted. The index page is not relevant to my affiliate marketing idea however I could use a different landing page on the site.
Should my URL (WordPress URI) be only keywords that will generate traffic?
Thank you,
Katherine
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MarionBlack Premium
It's the content that generates traffic not the URL. If you use the domain name as a landing page then you'll need to generate the traffic through advertising or other promotions.
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KGeorges Premium
Marion,
That was the clarification that I needed. Thank you!
Katherine
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KGeorges Premium
Marion,
Thank you. I remember Commodore 64. My first was Tandy TRS-80 microprocessor from Radio Shack in 1977. It only provided a simple game interface. I loved IBM MS-DOS and creating databases three years later. Of course, there were those moment when I forgot to backup and lost everything. Great memories.
Katherine
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suzy2107 Premium
Hi Marion,

I just followed your training on drop-down menus. It worked well until I went in to try to delete my categories down the side of my page. I tried deleting one and it removed the article completely from my website!!! I hadn't saved it anywhere so I have lost it. Obviously I don't want categories to show now as I have all the posts and pages up in my new drop-down menu. Can you tell me how I can get rid of my categories? Also the spot where the particular category was now says "Uncategorised".

Thank you.

Sue
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MarionBlack Premium
Ouch! Don't delete the categories, just delete the category widget. Go to Appearance > Widgets and you'll see the Category widget in the sidebar. Click on the tiny triangle to open it and you'll find Delete at the bottom left.

Check to see if your post is still there. Go to Posts > All Posts and see if you can find it. Check the Trash can too because it may be in there.
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suzy2107 Premium
Thanks Marion, it's all very much still a steep learning curve for me so far! I hope to be as knowledgeable as you one day! I will delete the widget and also have a look for my post in the trash. Cross fingers! :-)
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Hi , I am just wondering what the purpose of following others and being followed is ? I am totally new to internet money making and marketing , website building etc .
What I do know is I am pretty intelligent , and if help and others really showing me how to do this is available in depth , then I will do what needs to be done .
Please answer the question in the 1st paragraph and share all the helpful info and encouragement you have for me .
Thank you much ,
Brett
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phildora Premium
Hi MarionBlack! I'm now on day 8 and as of yesterday, I rank #1 on page 1 on google--how cool is that.

Boy am I having a difficult time showing the comments field on all my pages and post. I searched for articles, blogs, and videos. I did all that was suggested, however I still do not see the "comments" field available on any page. What can I do to make this happen? Thanks-a-million!
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MarionBlack Premium
Did you find this video?
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phildora Premium
Hi MarionBlack, I did all of your recommendations and the comments field still does not show--still searching for answers.

Thank you.
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MarionBlack Premium
Try a different theme and see if that helps.
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phildora Premium
Thanks-I may have to.
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realpurdy1 Premium
Hi Marion! How are ya? :D Congrats on moving on to doing your side hustle! Always good to be on the move and enjoying it!
Hey I was wondering if you can please recommend a good user friendly slider theme? I only need the home page to slide, well fade, actually. Need about 5 pages total... including a Blog page.

Thank you so much, I appreciate it!
~Shawna Purdy :)
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MarionBlack Premium
You can use the theme filter to help you choose a new theme
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realpurdy1 Premium
Thank you Marion!! I was just hoping to get feedback from those who have had some personal experience using them, and luckily two other members have mentioned they use Sydney for their slide show and say they like it! Have a great day and thx again:)
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sylviaO1 Premium
Hi Marion, I am back in the WA family after being gone for 5 months. I reached out a couple of times, but got side tracked with another business, which was making my income to pay my bills, in addition I became very ill, which is what made me leave for a while. I would like to reach out to you in the next week or so, and see if we can chat for a bit. I would like to get some advise from you, and see what has been your success to where you are currently. I know everyone is different, but I want to get an idea of what you did when you started out to make it start working.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Blessings
Carla
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MarionBlack Premium
Welcome back Carla.
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suzy2107 Premium
Hi Marion, your profile is great. The only reason I haven't looked at before is that I'm still trying to work my way around the WA site. I am totally new to the whole concept of websites. It took me ages to be do something as simple as put a link on a FB page...... I get a bit frustrated with myself for not being able to pick up things as quickly as I would like and feel is sort of "2 steps forward, 1 step back" at the moment.

My aim was just to become an affiliate marketer, and I had no idea I would be setting up my niche so quickly so I had to think of something that I love on the hop.

I'm in Adelaide too. What suburb are you in? I'm in Plympton.

I have clicked to follow you and will be looking at your training too, in between completing the WA training. I have not worked in the corporate world for 4 weeks now but I will be starting a new contract next Tuesday 15 Aug which will unfortunately restrict my learning time.

Here is my website (I've just added "Continue Reading" from your video to one of my posts. If you have any suggestions or ideas I would greatly appreciate your feedback.

Sue :)
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MarionBlack Premium
Hi Sue, I'm down south at Christies Beach.

It's against the rules to link to your website here so the link has been deleted automatically. In case you haven't already found the WA rules here's the link
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suzy2107 Premium
Hi Marion, thanks for that. I'm a bit confused. I thought we could share anything with other WA members? I've seen lots of links to Google accounts, FB, Twitter and Instagram in various comments by WA members. I hadn't seen the article about spam. I didn't think my website, created here in WA, would be regarded as spam. Am a bit confused.

I hope I won't be banned by inadvertently sharing my link!!!
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MarionBlack Premium
You'll be OK Suzy.

WA is very much a spam and promotions free zone. You can put links to your social media and websites on your profile page at the bottom right under "Follow Me On". Otherwise only add links to your website when it's unavoidable such as when you're asking or answering a question and linking to the site is the only way to explain things.

Most of the time a screenshot will be better
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suzy2107 Premium
Thanks Marion. After reading the spam rules I was totally beside myself (felt ill actually).

I will be extremely careful going forward.

Thank you for the Screenshots information also.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Suzy. I didn't mean to frighten you :)

Here's a link for getting feedback for your website where it's OK to post a link
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suzy2107 Premium
That's ok - I've learned a very valuable lesson, that's for sure.

Thank you for the site feedback link. It's another very interesting article. So much to learn! :)
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