About MattJones
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Hey everyone! I have been trying to make a good income online for approximately 3 1/2 - 4 years now, and I have been left

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Quick question. I'm following the affiliate bootcamp training and I'm up Lesson 4. I'm no stranger to Wordpress, and I understand the concept of pages/menus and categories/menus

Hi - I don't believe there's anything wrong with what you're proposing.

The thing that matters most is, will your visitors understand the structure of your site - and be able to find what they are looking for easily?

If they have to click side categories, instead of menus going across the page - then that *may* be a little unconventional - but try it out and see what your friends think.

Post the site here too and ask for feedback. There are loads of people who will give you an honest opinion - and that to me counts for a lot.

All the best, Mark

Thanks for your response Mark. I guess I could ask... how do you set up your niche websites in terms of structure? Do you add posts to the theme pages via a plugin or some other way. I think I'm confused. Do you add more and more content to the theme pages and separate each content piece via an H1 heading or something? I'm not getting the full picture and I apologise if I missed something.

You can easily add categories to the top menu and populate the category menus with the posts. It'll be very easy to navigate. I just don't understand how we keep adding content to the theme pages? From my understanding of wordpress you can't add posts to a page without the use of a secondary plugin. However, with categories that's no problem.

Hi - within the training, it talks about pillar pages - these are the main topics of your site.

Then your blog posts talk around those main areas, and sometimes link back to the main pages.

As you probably know, you can add categories to your blog posts too - and add as many posts as you like. On the side menu, that's where I'd have the categories listed that will help narrow down my blog posts.

My main menu would be the pillar posts/pages - that were always accessible just from clicking on the menu.

Does that help at all?

Cheers, Mark

Hi Mark!
Thank you :) That makes perfect sense. The three main pillar pages could be the money pages where the affiliate links are driven from. All the other category/post pages would link back to these pages. Totally get it now :)

I appreciate the time you took to answering my questions. If you would like to take a look at my site, you can do so here: http://sworntosucceed.net
(Please click the links in the menu to see the pages, as I haven't populated my blog roll yet on the main site's page, as I'm currently building out my site).

Cheers! Any feedback would be welcome :)

Hi Matt - you're very welcome.

Since you've asked for feedback - I'll be constructive.

I think your font doesn't read well (it's not clear), and it's a little too small.

I made some changes, and you can see what I came up with on the screenshots below (mine on the left, yours on the right).

http://take.ms/LWDu0

*IF* you agree - the changes are simple - go to Appearance -> Editor and edit your style.css file.

All I changed was I changed the font size to 16, and added a line-height attributeL

http://take.ms/yNcsT

I also took out the font you were using, and left it to the default Arial:

http://take.ms/hSquy

I added changed the bottom of your header margin to 27px (I think it was 7px):

http://take.ms/qppE6

The last thing I did was break up your paragraph into two or three sentences - it just (imho) make it easier to read.

Other than that, I love you theme - nice bold colours, and looks like the content is off to a great start too.

Nice job!

All the best, Mark



Mate - you're a gun! The changes are fantastic! I really appreciate you doing this! Thank you so much! :) I've been away for the weekend, so I apologise I didn't get back to you earlier. I'll amend the changes to the stylesheet tomorrow. (Getting late here on a sunday night). Back into it tomorrow! :)

Thanks again man. The changes look easier enough to implement, and I'll do it right away. I wasn't sure how to edit the changes to stylesheet, but I'm more than confident now. These were just the default settings on the theme's settings, and there was no way to preview the fonts and how they look via the theme settings, so I just picked a random one and ran with it.

If there's anything I can do for you to reciprocate the favor - let me know!

Regards,

Matt.

Hey Matt - you're welcome - I was away for the weekend too, I hope you enjoyed yours as much as I did mine!!

Likewise - anything I can help with, let me know.

All the best, Mark

Yeah it was great. A little off topic but I spent it with my best friend and went and saw Brad Pitt's new movie "Fury". We're a bit fanatical about War movies, and this one delivered. Apart from that, non-productive time was spent having a few beers (or 10) and playing Battlefield 4 on Xbox One.

I'm about to edit the stylesheet now. If I have any problems, I'll let you know. Just a question, how did you edit the stylesheet on your end? Did you use Chrome's console or do you have access to my website via WA?

Hi - I just used Chrome tools to make the changes - I don't think anyone (maybe support) has access to your site here!

Cheers, Mark

Thanks Mark :)

Your instructions and suggestions gave me the confidence to really start messing around with the style.css file. I really dig the Georgia font - it's just a relaxing font for me. I took all of your suggestions and came up with a typography I'm pretty happy with. I also found a funky css for the blockquote section, and I edited it to fit my theme. I'm really stoked with the results. I also spaced out the content of the theme, and also spaced the lines on the h1,h2,h3 tags, etc to make it more uniform with everything else.
I think I need to add more images to the posts now, as there's quite a bit of text now without anything breaking it up, apart from the 3 line paragraph spacing you suggested (which I amended).

You can see the final results here: http://sworntosucceed.net/about-matt

And also be sure to check out the custom blockquote which I'm in love with here: http://sworntosucceed.net/getting-started. I took a screenshot of the menu colors and sampled the hex color to match the blockquote border, so everything is clean.

Thanks so much for your help man! Let me know what you think. Be honest. (Constructive criticism is great, too ;))

Hi Mark, I'd like to edit the size of the text in my image captions. They're way to small, and I can't seem to find it in my style sheet?

Hi Matt - I think it looks far better now - nice job.

To change the caption text, look for this in your style sheet:

#wrapper .wp-caption p.wp-caption-text {
font-size: 11px;
line-height: 17px;
margin: 0;
padding: 0 4px;
}

...and change the font-size setting to whatever you like.

Cheers Matt,

Mark

Ahhh... it was hiding in the "wordpress core" section. Awesome, now I've fixed my styling for the captions and added a subtle shadow around my images :) This is great! I think I'll leave it there. Thank you so much for all your help, Mark.

Remember, if there's anything you'd like me to do to help with anything, I'd be more than happy to oblige :)

Take care!

Anytime mate.

Cheers, Mark

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Make pages instead of categories? im confused

Make pages instead of categories? im confused

asked in
WA Affiliate Program
Updated

Quick question. I'm following the affiliate bootcamp training and I'm up Lesson 4. I'm no stranger to Wordpress, and I understand the concept of pages/menus and categories/menus

Hi - I don't believe there's anything wrong with what you're proposing.

The thing that matters most is, will your visitors understand the structure of your site - and be able to find what they are looking for easily?

If they have to click side categories, instead of menus going across the page - then that *may* be a little unconventional - but try it out and see what your friends think.

Post the site here too and ask for feedback. There are loads of people who will give you an honest opinion - and that to me counts for a lot.

All the best, Mark

Thanks for your response Mark. I guess I could ask... how do you set up your niche websites in terms of structure? Do you add posts to the theme pages via a plugin or some other way. I think I'm confused. Do you add more and more content to the theme pages and separate each content piece via an H1 heading or something? I'm not getting the full picture and I apologise if I missed something.

You can easily add categories to the top menu and populate the category menus with the posts. It'll be very easy to navigate. I just don't understand how we keep adding content to the theme pages? From my understanding of wordpress you can't add posts to a page without the use of a secondary plugin. However, with categories that's no problem.

Hi - within the training, it talks about pillar pages - these are the main topics of your site.

Then your blog posts talk around those main areas, and sometimes link back to the main pages.

As you probably know, you can add categories to your blog posts too - and add as many posts as you like. On the side menu, that's where I'd have the categories listed that will help narrow down my blog posts.

My main menu would be the pillar posts/pages - that were always accessible just from clicking on the menu.

Does that help at all?

Cheers, Mark

Hi Mark!
Thank you :) That makes perfect sense. The three main pillar pages could be the money pages where the affiliate links are driven from. All the other category/post pages would link back to these pages. Totally get it now :)

I appreciate the time you took to answering my questions. If you would like to take a look at my site, you can do so here: http://sworntosucceed.net
(Please click the links in the menu to see the pages, as I haven't populated my blog roll yet on the main site's page, as I'm currently building out my site).

Cheers! Any feedback would be welcome :)

Hi Matt - you're very welcome.

Since you've asked for feedback - I'll be constructive.

I think your font doesn't read well (it's not clear), and it's a little too small.

I made some changes, and you can see what I came up with on the screenshots below (mine on the left, yours on the right).

http://take.ms/LWDu0

*IF* you agree - the changes are simple - go to Appearance -> Editor and edit your style.css file.

All I changed was I changed the font size to 16, and added a line-height attributeL

http://take.ms/yNcsT

I also took out the font you were using, and left it to the default Arial:

http://take.ms/hSquy

I added changed the bottom of your header margin to 27px (I think it was 7px):

http://take.ms/qppE6

The last thing I did was break up your paragraph into two or three sentences - it just (imho) make it easier to read.

Other than that, I love you theme - nice bold colours, and looks like the content is off to a great start too.

Nice job!

All the best, Mark



Mate - you're a gun! The changes are fantastic! I really appreciate you doing this! Thank you so much! :) I've been away for the weekend, so I apologise I didn't get back to you earlier. I'll amend the changes to the stylesheet tomorrow. (Getting late here on a sunday night). Back into it tomorrow! :)

Thanks again man. The changes look easier enough to implement, and I'll do it right away. I wasn't sure how to edit the changes to stylesheet, but I'm more than confident now. These were just the default settings on the theme's settings, and there was no way to preview the fonts and how they look via the theme settings, so I just picked a random one and ran with it.

If there's anything I can do for you to reciprocate the favor - let me know!

Regards,

Matt.

Hey Matt - you're welcome - I was away for the weekend too, I hope you enjoyed yours as much as I did mine!!

Likewise - anything I can help with, let me know.

All the best, Mark

Yeah it was great. A little off topic but I spent it with my best friend and went and saw Brad Pitt's new movie "Fury". We're a bit fanatical about War movies, and this one delivered. Apart from that, non-productive time was spent having a few beers (or 10) and playing Battlefield 4 on Xbox One.

I'm about to edit the stylesheet now. If I have any problems, I'll let you know. Just a question, how did you edit the stylesheet on your end? Did you use Chrome's console or do you have access to my website via WA?

Hi - I just used Chrome tools to make the changes - I don't think anyone (maybe support) has access to your site here!

Cheers, Mark

Thanks Mark :)

Your instructions and suggestions gave me the confidence to really start messing around with the style.css file. I really dig the Georgia font - it's just a relaxing font for me. I took all of your suggestions and came up with a typography I'm pretty happy with. I also found a funky css for the blockquote section, and I edited it to fit my theme. I'm really stoked with the results. I also spaced out the content of the theme, and also spaced the lines on the h1,h2,h3 tags, etc to make it more uniform with everything else.
I think I need to add more images to the posts now, as there's quite a bit of text now without anything breaking it up, apart from the 3 line paragraph spacing you suggested (which I amended).

You can see the final results here: http://sworntosucceed.net/about-matt

And also be sure to check out the custom blockquote which I'm in love with here: http://sworntosucceed.net/getting-started. I took a screenshot of the menu colors and sampled the hex color to match the blockquote border, so everything is clean.

Thanks so much for your help man! Let me know what you think. Be honest. (Constructive criticism is great, too ;))

Hi Mark, I'd like to edit the size of the text in my image captions. They're way to small, and I can't seem to find it in my style sheet?

Hi Matt - I think it looks far better now - nice job.

To change the caption text, look for this in your style sheet:

#wrapper .wp-caption p.wp-caption-text {
font-size: 11px;
line-height: 17px;
margin: 0;
padding: 0 4px;
}

...and change the font-size setting to whatever you like.

Cheers Matt,

Mark

Ahhh... it was hiding in the "wordpress core" section. Awesome, now I've fixed my styling for the captions and added a subtle shadow around my images :) This is great! I think I'll leave it there. Thank you so much for all your help, Mark.

Remember, if there's anything you'd like me to do to help with anything, I'd be more than happy to oblige :)

Take care!

Anytime mate.

Cheers, Mark

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