About SurfsideBob
Joined September 2017
I was an insurance broker for 15 years and sold that business in 2015. During that time I learned the intricacies of website design to grow that business online and reduce the amount of travel required to achieve success. I started Catch a Wave Design in 2008, where I design and host the sites for a number of companies in the Virginia Beach area. I moved to Surfside Beach, SC in 2015 and am working to expand my business into affiliate marketing.
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stawhu Premium
Hi Bob I took your advice about using a second user to the web site to give a name to ADMIN instead of admin. Well , now it seems that I cannot get in to do edits because an error box comes up and says it is the wrong password. However, when I do a reset my password in site mgr it gives a new password and I can get only to site content but I can't get into Published : EDIT because the password error thing comes up again. So, I figured you probably have the experience to pin point the problem, WHat do you suggest? thanks Scott
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SurfsideBob Premium
Scott, I am confused as to why you would add ADMIN instead of admin...rather than Scott or something personalized. While in your WP Dashboard, when you create a new user it will create a new PW, which you must save somewhere. I use Excel for all of mine.

I login to all of my sites via sitename.com/wp-admin However, another option is to login through SiteRubix here on this site. If it doesn't work I would suggest contacting Site Support to reset the password.

Moving forward, for detailed troubleshooting or training, please send me a PM and I'll respond that way rather than my profile page. Thanks Scott. :-)
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stawhu Premium
I added stawhu to admin as an additional user. Now two users 1) admin 2) stawhu. Sorry, if i wasn't clear on that. I will check with site support. Thank you for the quick reply. I will let you know what I find out , Scott
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stawhu Premium
Hi Bob , I am kind of new hear at WA still putting my site together. I found your child theme blog and immediately implemented . so, a new admin name and a back up. The child is done and complete. but , I deactivated it for clarity, should I use this as a back up site while I develope my main , site or do I use it as back up once my site is finished by then activating it ? Oh! by the way I bought a Special theme for $50.00 and I already am wondering if that is the way to go! Also, how should the child theme be given a site, Do I just enter build a new web site and enter the url for the theme page or just say child ? Thank for the ideas stawhu
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SurfsideBob Premium
Hi Scott, good questions. I use premium themes for 95% of my sites, and you can create a child theme for both free and premium themes. When you're creating a child theme with this plugin, Step 7 will allow you the opportunity to give it a custom name,

For example, I used Rise Pro theme for my Music Mayhem site, and I named the child theme MayhemPro (again, in Step 7 of the child theme creation). You can see in this screenshot (from WP Dashboard > Appearance > Themes) that now MayhemPro is the active theme upon which all edits will be made.

If I had not chosen a custom name for the child theme in Step 7, the plugin would have named is Rise Pro_Child. Once you have activated this child theme, you can deactivate the plugin so that it doesn't affect page load speeds.

Hope this answers your questions. Please let me know if I can assist further. :-)
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stawhu Premium
Thanks for the follow, This is all new to me and I have to ask, when do use the child just for theme updates, and then if i update in child and every thing goes o.k. I go to the parent and update ? I have a themonic premium and its name is iconic - child. And is deactivated until I have some idea as to what the heck I am doing!!! Thanks Scott
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SurfsideBob Premium
In that screenshot I provided above, you will see that MayhemPro is my Active theme. All updates and edits are applied directly to it and I do not touch the parent theme (Rise Pro) again. With the original Rise Pro, I used the child theme plugin to create this child theme (MayhemPro).

My apologies if I'm not answering your question. Are you able to do a screenshot of your themes so I may have a better look? That may help to answer you.
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1signbanner Premium
Hey Surfside Bob, may I do a caricature of you?
It would be a honor. I noticed you have a "Catch a Wave Design."

I have a surfer dude idea just for you! You will like it...not to worry Bob no hidden catch! I enjoy making people laugh.

Give me the green and I'll send it to you in ohhh .....well I do it in under 3 minutes y'know.


Frank Uratani

(here take a look at what I do)
frankuratani.com
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SurfsideBob Premium
Sure Frank, that would be fun! Sorry for the delayed reply, tried to limit my computer time this past weekend. Thanks my friend, peace! :-)
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1signbanner Premium
Here it is Surfer-Dude Bob!

Hope you like it!
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SurfsideBob Premium
Wow Frank, that's awesome, thanks a bunch! I don't think my abs look quite like that anymore tho! haha Thanks again my friend, have a great day! :-)
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Compsol99 Premium
Hi!
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Regards,
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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SurfsideBob Premium
Thanks Shawn! :-)
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks for the love,
I wanna show some love back by sending you my blessings of health wealth and prosperity plus longevity and I encourage you to stay positive and keep striving towards your dreams and your freedoms. (Time, Financial, and Location Freedom) Stay superbly blessed and highly favored Peace
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SurfsideBob Premium
Thank you my brother, especially needed on this day. Peace brother. :-)
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FrankieTrill Premium
Positive energy always is appreciated thank you
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Armlemt Premium
Hi Bob! Thanks for following me back. I had followed you based on some of your comments. I hadnt read your bio until now. I did'nt realize you had moved from Virginia Beach.

I have a lot of memories of Virginia Beach. I spent many Mother's Day weekends there for my youngest son's baseball tournaments. The local league stopped going a few years back because thethey lost their funding. We used to eat our Mother's Day lunches at CaCaptain Chuck-A-Mucks in rescue, VA, just outside VA Beach, including the one that fell on my oldest son's 18th birthday.

We also went to many gymnastics competions in VA Beach. My oldest daughter was a competitive gymnast from ages 8 to 18.

Is Surfside anywhere near Myrtle Beach? Just curious. We've bbeen there several times as well. I have a sister who lives in LiLittle River.

I look forward to working with you.

Anita
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SurfsideBob Premium
Hi Anita, yes Surfside is just below Myrtle. My parents had lived here since 2000, and I moved here in 2015 to care for Pop after Momma died. More about that and my transition here in a post I published the other day called You Were Built for Better.

Wishing you success and happiness, peace my friend, and Happy Thanksgiving! :-)
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Armlemt Premium
I'll check it out! Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving!
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despatis Premium
Dear Bob, welcome to our WA community, you're on the right place to start an online business! Thanks for sharing and for accepting my invite, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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SurfsideBob Premium
Thanks Desmond, have a great day!
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! SurfsideBob,

Congratulate you on having taken such a smooth transition into the digital world. Apparently, you have made yourself be so solid in knowing what and how you should do to succeed in e-marketing; you are fully ready. I wish I could be some 25% of what you can.

I was totally blind to the digital world until 9/25/2017 when I joined WA premium. Since, I have worked hard to learn as fast and as much as I can, but still far from the goal of succeeding in E-marketing.

Here, I woould like to thank you for networking with me, I will proactively do what we should do together to succeed in E-marketing adventure. Hence, be critical on what you perceive from reading my profile and contents inside by 42-day baby, www.ebettercare.com; that is really what I need, not just sweet words for political correctness; I appreciate that.

In reality, I am still digitally blind although I have gained a significant knowledge through truly unparalleled training and support within WA community – the right place for us to worm up and to move into the real world of E-marketing.

Welcome to meet in WA and thank you for mutual supporting.

Best to health and success,


James
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SurfsideBob Premium
Thank you James! I like your site overall. It has a nice flow and feel to it, and the content is relevant and interesting. I also like the color scheme, as it's easy on the eyes and also draws the viewer across the page.

There are only a couple of things I would change. By default, WP installations assign "admin" as the author and administrator. I always go to the left side of the dashboard, select user, and then add a new user. For the new site http://MusicMayhem.online I created a user of Songbird. That is the default author/admin I use when creating and editing content.

With that in mind, I would create a new user, whether your name or something related to your business, and set it with administrator privileges. A new password will also be assigned for that user. But always login with that user name, and also apply some sort of picture, even a Gravatar, so that all of your posts now have that user name and image instead of admin with a blank head. I would then go back to those posts and change the author. You can do it as quick edit while viewing all posts rather than opening each post individually.This just personalizes things.

The only other thing I would change is the way the post menu appears in the footer area. If you were to move that content from footer to sidebar position, it would tidy up the bottom of the site quite well. But I like your site and encourage to keep rocking my friend.
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Bob, I know it that you have so much stuff that WA members need. Appreciate your pointing out what I should do in changing the name of the author from admin to my name. In fact, I have been tring to correct such but failed for some reasons unclear to me. I will certainly try again. Hopefully, my site can reach the stage of monetization soon.

Please keep on watching me and see how I may excel since you are so resourceful. Thanks again.

Best to Happy Holidays 2017,


James
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SurfsideBob Premium
Was largely absent from the internet machine today James. Just following up on some comments and follow ups and will start fresh on Monday. Send me a private message if you need help with new users and I'll do some screenshots to walk you through it. Peace.
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DaveSw Premium
Nice to meet you, Bob...It sounds like you will have no problem acing this business quickly...Your new digs sound pretty nice! I like that part of the state, I used to have an office on Amelia Island (about as far north in FL as you can get) and loved spending time there...Best of luck and have fun! Cheers! Dave : )
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SurfsideBob Premium
Thanks brother!
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romeo4831 Premium
Hi my friend thanks a lot for following me in this beautiful place and community where people help each other and it feels like having a family due to all the support you get from them. I am so happy you decided to join WA this program his for everybody and it offers quality learning and much more. Have a bless day my friend.
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SurfsideBob Premium
Thanks brother, let me know if there's anything I can do to help you.
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romeo4831 Premium
you are so welcome my friend.
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amyr2017 Premium
Hey Surfside Bob...!
Nice to meet you, and thanks for posting a comment on my thread. Would love to see your site -- wait -- let me google it. -- Nope -- can't find it -- would you send me the URL...?

You're a website designer? Me, too...! My first career is/was design and communications, marketing, that kind of thing -- then I became a paralegal. Go figure.

Anyway, all the best here, and I look forward to keeping in touch!
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SurfsideBob Premium
Here are a couple of sites I do in the Virginia Beach area.
http://pungostrawberryfestival.info/
http://nhf.church/
I'm working to complete my 1st site here at WA and hope to have it published today. I'll write a post when it's live. :-)
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amyr2017 Premium
Looking forward to it...! Thanks...!
Nice websites, too!
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SurfsideBob Premium
Thanks! Last year we decided to go with a one page format for the Strawberry Festival to cut down on contact form requests leading up to the event. Rather than taking time to actually read the site and find the info that was already there, people would just click the contact link to ask their question. Going with that format cut down on unnecessary requests by more than 90%.

I'm building the WA site on another domain I own. If I don't have the new site published today, it will be tomorrow. Peace my friend. :-)
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amyr2017 Premium
Sounds like a good choice to go with a one-page format -- I am actually designing a site for an attorney and doing the same thing -- in Wix. Don't tell anyone. :-)
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Bob for the follow and many blessings to you here at WA. As a Premium Member you are probably aware of the AWESOME and FREE WA Keyword Tool we have unlimited access to.

This is the keyword research tool I have used exclusively after I became a Premium member 4 years ago and it has helped me many times to find awesome keywords that have led to Google page 1 rankings.

When you have the time, I created very popular WA Training Tutorials, Part 1 and Part 2, on how to use the WA Keyword Tool for keyword research. If you have not seen it and would like to learn how simple it is to use and a little about keywords, click the below link. Again, when you have the time.
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SurfsideBob Premium
Hi Robert, thanks for this link. I'm at the point of content creation for my first sites here at WA, so this will be very useful. Have a great day.
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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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SurfsideBob Premium
Thank you Kyle, will do for sure! Peace my friend! :-)
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Kyle Premium
So wonderful to have you as part of the community here at WA Bob and I definitely look forward to working with you! Get in touch with me if you ever feel "stuck" anywhere along the way. :)

PS. I hope you have an absolutely brilliant weekend! :) Exciting times lie ahead!
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Loes Premium
Hello Bob,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I just wrote my 100th training for WA. I have categorized them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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SurfsideBob Premium
Thank you Loes, I will check out your posts and am sure they will be helpful. Kind regards, Bob
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melpeace36 Premium
Hello Bob. Thank you for the follow. I am sure you will do great here at WA. Sounds like you have some great experience. I got my insurance license last year and worked in the call center. Earlier this year, I started working in the field. So different than working in the call center. I wish you lots of success here at WA.
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dfsteeger Premium
Hi Bob, Congratulations on going Premium. Not only have you opened your business to greater training and encouragement, you now are able to get feedback from the "experts"! I'm sure you'll have many questions...trust the process and do the lessons one by one and you will succeed! If you ever get stuck, discouraged or want to give up just know there is an entire community rooting for your success who are ready to help! Much success!
 
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maun5130 Premium
Hi, just thought I would check in and see how things are going with you!
I know the first few days of training can be overwhelming.

There's a lot to learn.

Keep in mind that there's no pressure to be an instant success story. Your # 1 goal should be to go through the Starter Lesson and complete each task, one by one.

Please do let me know if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I'm there to help.

Wish you enjoy the training!
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SurfsideBob Premium
Hi Maun,
Enjoying it so far. Need to complete something else this evening, so tomorrow morning I'll pick back up at the Membership Level video on Level 1 and to through all the remaining that is available to me. I want to move forward quickly and at this point I can't see why NOT to go to Premium level. Will be in touch Thursday. Thanks again!
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maun5130 Premium
Hi Bob,
You are welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Hope that you find what you are looking for.
Awesome! You already have a great experience in the business. You can even make more from WA.

I would like you to know that if you need a hand with anything, let me or the community know.
Wish you all the best!
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billy947 Premium
Hi and Welcome to WA. This is the most awesome way to make websites. The best part is that as you are going through the lesson plans there are thousands of people in the community that will help you with any questions you may have. To start just click here If I could help you, please do not hesitate to email me at
bill@sneakersontherun.com
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maun5130 Premium
Hi there and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I am Maun from ( http://onlinemoneyfordads.com). I am glad you've signed up and are ready to get started building your online business.

Right now, there are just two important things you need to know...

( 1 ) If you have any question, ANYTHING just ask.
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Lots of help here and a lot of people that care about your personal success.

As a new member here, you should check out the Online Entrepreneur Certification getting started course ( level 1 ). Here is a Link... This is a task based course that will get you taking action on daily tasks that will lead to you to building your online business.

If you ever have any question or need a hand with anything, do let me know.

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I also would like to let you know that if you join the Premium Membership within 7 days, you will get :

( 1 ) Your first month of membership is only $19. That's a 59% discount from the regular price.
( 2 ) You will get Live Case Study 2- Part Webinar Series
( 3 ) You are going to get personal and private access to me. If you ever have a question or need help with anything, I will be there!

Before you go, can you please respond this message so I know you make it inside the community. I'd like to connect with you so I can watch out your question this week.

Your friend,
Maun
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SurfsideBob Premium
Thanks Maun, going to complete the 1st level training/certification shortly and keep moving from there. Thank you!
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maun5130 Premium
Hi Bob,
Just keep on rolling with the training cause you can go back and redo anything if it necessary.
Hope you enjoy the training.
All the best!
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havedi1969 Premium
Thanks Maun. I jave lots of wurstions for you.
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