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HI, I've had a pretty varied background, firstly in science, then as a manager in a large government departments and now I pretty much

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I've just released an ebook on all the things you need to consider before setting off on a long trip. It's written from my experience of having been on the road for over 8 of the l

I do hope to travel someday, hopefully, to Europe.Thank you for sharing.

No probs. It's 99c for the next 22 hours if you want to get a bargain.

Where I am not in a position to do this yet, it's nice to know your e-book is available. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too. :)

Thanks Judy. The planning should start really early on, so it wouldn't be a waste. We planned for 5 years the first time and 10 the second. Now it's a permanent lifestyle change.

That's not to say you need to start that far ahead...It really depends on where you are at in your life now and where you want to go.

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Thinking of escaping the office and traveling long term?

Thinking of escaping the office and traveling long term?

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I've just released an ebook on all the things you need to consider before setting off on a long trip. It's written from my experience of having been on the road for over 8 of the l

I do hope to travel someday, hopefully, to Europe.Thank you for sharing.

No probs. It's 99c for the next 22 hours if you want to get a bargain.

Where I am not in a position to do this yet, it's nice to know your e-book is available. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too. :)

Thanks Judy. The planning should start really early on, so it wouldn't be a waste. We planned for 5 years the first time and 10 the second. Now it's a permanent lifestyle change.

That's not to say you need to start that far ahead...It really depends on where you are at in your life now and where you want to go.

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Does anyone else unconsciously keep trying to brush the little black eyelash thingy off the new Site rubix logo on the website tab? It's driving me nuts.

I did at first :)

LOL I just did it again just to be sure! LOL

That's crazy lol How many times have you rubbed your finger across that little eyelash lol :p I think it got me a few to many times :D

Too many!

Lol Yeeeaah.

That's too funny! Hadn't noticed it until now. Why'd ya havta do dat, Cher? LOL

You'll never be able to not notice it again

lol I have to confess I have thinking it was a mark on my screen

I've been doing the same thing! LOL M

Lol, not really...too funny. :))

lol it does look like one, doesn't it?

haha - I get used to ignoring things that annoy me - maybe setup a "ban the black eyelash" FB page - and get a campaign going... :) I'll join to make up the numbers...

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Disturbing black eyelash on site rubix logo?

Disturbing black eyelash on site rubix logo?

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Does anyone else unconsciously keep trying to brush the little black eyelash thingy off the new Site rubix logo on the website tab? It's driving me nuts.

I did at first :)

LOL I just did it again just to be sure! LOL

That's crazy lol How many times have you rubbed your finger across that little eyelash lol :p I think it got me a few to many times :D

Too many!

Lol Yeeeaah.

That's too funny! Hadn't noticed it until now. Why'd ya havta do dat, Cher? LOL

You'll never be able to not notice it again

lol I have to confess I have thinking it was a mark on my screen

I've been doing the same thing! LOL M

Lol, not really...too funny. :))

lol it does look like one, doesn't it?

haha - I get used to ignoring things that annoy me - maybe setup a "ban the black eyelash" FB page - and get a campaign going... :) I'll join to make up the numbers...

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I'm about to change both my sites over to a new theme. There's going to be a fair bit of work to play with all the new features and get it looking just the way I want. Is there

Practiced on my site rubix site until I knew the ropes, then didmit on the livemsite. Itmtook less than 24hours in total to sort it all out and I'm REALLY happy with the results. You can take a look at http://hochiminhcityhighlights.com

If all you are doing is testing a new theme, why not use a theme tester plugin. I haven't used this one, but it has been recently updated, so you might want to take a look at it:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/theme-test-drive/

I don't know to what extent you can configure the theme, but the details provided says you can set some options, etc.

The alternative would be to create a sub-domain

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/the-mystery-of-subdomain-solved/how-to-create-a-subdomain-at-wa

But before creating a sub domain for testing, I would ask WA hosting if you created a testing sub domain, could they help you to move its content to your main domain when it is ready. You may only need to export/import your theme files, if that is all you have set up on the sub domain, but if you have added plugins and media files, it might be more complicated.

Or, you could simply do all your testing on the subdomain and when satisfied with everything, repeat the process on your main domain, and later delete the subdomain.


~ Jude

I agree with Marion all the best

I'm also with Marion on that one

Without knowing the limitations of a siterubix installation, I'd say Marion's answer seems the easiest and most straightforward, if all you're doing is editing the template files. If you're doing anything that involves plugins and such (i.e., database queries), then nathaniell's answer would apply, as I'm unaware of any way to perform a serialized data search and replace without database access here, which is a limitation of the WA hosting.

And what I mean by that is... you'll need to perform the changes using the same URL or things will go haywire.

If you're just messing with the template, then fiddle around with a siterubix install until it looks how you want...copy the custom.css and functions.php files, install the new template on your existing site, then paste the new styles and code over.

What 'features' are you referring to in the new theme, btw?

Being able to customise pages one by one. Differnet post types..video, audio, different columns, tables, sliders, feature images. A whole raft of things.

definitely the Softaculous route- the multiple desktopserver database software will work, and the lessons absorbed will stand you in good stead. It is a great platform to experiment on CSS, HTML and PHP too

I found that the easiest way is to create a test website on siterubix (WA's hosting platform) then you can try out different themes, plugins etc. without spoiling your real website. Just click on "Build My Website" then "Create a New Website" on the top left. I called mine "MarionsTestWebsite" and I keep it just for trying things out. ~Marion

You would have to download your website to a local server (ie your computer), use a program like WAMP or XAMPP to run wordpress on your computer (not on the internet).

Once your changes are completed, you would have to re-upload the site to the internet (your host) via FTP. It's quite difficult to do if you are doing it for the first time, but manageable if you are patient.

I don't know if all the lingo is correct up there, but basically you are going to run your website from your computer (only you can see it), make the changes, then replace your current version with the new version when you are ready.

IS WAMPor XAMPP something you can just download off the net or will I have to buy it?

This may help:
http://goo.gl/oT8JXn
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wampserver/files/
~Arthur
PS Its all FREE

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Any way of hiding a new design or theme until fully sorted?

Any way of hiding a new design or theme until fully sorted?

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I'm about to change both my sites over to a new theme. There's going to be a fair bit of work to play with all the new features and get it looking just the way I want. Is there

Practiced on my site rubix site until I knew the ropes, then didmit on the livemsite. Itmtook less than 24hours in total to sort it all out and I'm REALLY happy with the results. You can take a look at http://hochiminhcityhighlights.com

If all you are doing is testing a new theme, why not use a theme tester plugin. I haven't used this one, but it has been recently updated, so you might want to take a look at it:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/theme-test-drive/

I don't know to what extent you can configure the theme, but the details provided says you can set some options, etc.

The alternative would be to create a sub-domain

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/the-mystery-of-subdomain-solved/how-to-create-a-subdomain-at-wa

But before creating a sub domain for testing, I would ask WA hosting if you created a testing sub domain, could they help you to move its content to your main domain when it is ready. You may only need to export/import your theme files, if that is all you have set up on the sub domain, but if you have added plugins and media files, it might be more complicated.

Or, you could simply do all your testing on the subdomain and when satisfied with everything, repeat the process on your main domain, and later delete the subdomain.


~ Jude

I agree with Marion all the best

I'm also with Marion on that one

Without knowing the limitations of a siterubix installation, I'd say Marion's answer seems the easiest and most straightforward, if all you're doing is editing the template files. If you're doing anything that involves plugins and such (i.e., database queries), then nathaniell's answer would apply, as I'm unaware of any way to perform a serialized data search and replace without database access here, which is a limitation of the WA hosting.

And what I mean by that is... you'll need to perform the changes using the same URL or things will go haywire.

If you're just messing with the template, then fiddle around with a siterubix install until it looks how you want...copy the custom.css and functions.php files, install the new template on your existing site, then paste the new styles and code over.

What 'features' are you referring to in the new theme, btw?

Being able to customise pages one by one. Differnet post types..video, audio, different columns, tables, sliders, feature images. A whole raft of things.

definitely the Softaculous route- the multiple desktopserver database software will work, and the lessons absorbed will stand you in good stead. It is a great platform to experiment on CSS, HTML and PHP too

I found that the easiest way is to create a test website on siterubix (WA's hosting platform) then you can try out different themes, plugins etc. without spoiling your real website. Just click on "Build My Website" then "Create a New Website" on the top left. I called mine "MarionsTestWebsite" and I keep it just for trying things out. ~Marion

You would have to download your website to a local server (ie your computer), use a program like WAMP or XAMPP to run wordpress on your computer (not on the internet).

Once your changes are completed, you would have to re-upload the site to the internet (your host) via FTP. It's quite difficult to do if you are doing it for the first time, but manageable if you are patient.

I don't know if all the lingo is correct up there, but basically you are going to run your website from your computer (only you can see it), make the changes, then replace your current version with the new version when you are ready.

IS WAMPor XAMPP something you can just download off the net or will I have to buy it?

This may help:
http://goo.gl/oT8JXn
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wampserver/files/
~Arthur
PS Its all FREE

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Help please,

Some of you may know I have been struggling to get an email solution. A lot of the time I can't get a text box to type into, my webmail accounts are regularly b

Hi - you can use Google to "read" your email (ie. import it into GMail) - and if you are using their business service, you can use their DNS to send your emails too.

I don't have Googles business service - but I expect it is pretty robust, and knowing Google, should be straight forward to setup. So if you were willing to pay their monthly fee, I'm sure you would find a solution to this issue.

I did go over a solution in my post that you linked to - is that not a workable solution for you?

I am lucky in that I own my own server - and can route my emails through that - however, I know many people don't have that luxury, and I appreciate how frustrating this is.

(ISP means internet service provider)

Cheers, Mark

Thanks mark. I just found out Hostgater integrates with Google apps. I don't really want to leave WA but its becoming pretty clear I might have to. Once I'm paying for hosting and the business app, it becomes pretty difficult to justify the premium fee per month. I already have jaaxy premium so it all adds up. I just want something seamless not half baked. My time is valuable.

Have you tried using a VPN?

I have tried a proxy server. It makes matters worse in many instances with access to the text boxes etc. I can access but can only change text in subject headers, I can't write anything in the body of the reply email. Any suggestions for VPN providers...

VyprVPN is good. I used 12VPN in China. VPNs are much more reliable than proxies, especially if you are using free ones. That may be part of the issue. I didn't realize you were using proxies to access your mail.

Proxies can have privacy issues anyway, and speed issues if they are free/popular.

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Help how to use your ipss outgoing mail servers? in vietnam?

Help how to use your ipss outgoing mail servers? in vietnam?

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Help please,

Some of you may know I have been struggling to get an email solution. A lot of the time I can't get a text box to type into, my webmail accounts are regularly b

Hi - you can use Google to "read" your email (ie. import it into GMail) - and if you are using their business service, you can use their DNS to send your emails too.

I don't have Googles business service - but I expect it is pretty robust, and knowing Google, should be straight forward to setup. So if you were willing to pay their monthly fee, I'm sure you would find a solution to this issue.

I did go over a solution in my post that you linked to - is that not a workable solution for you?

I am lucky in that I own my own server - and can route my emails through that - however, I know many people don't have that luxury, and I appreciate how frustrating this is.

(ISP means internet service provider)

Cheers, Mark

Thanks mark. I just found out Hostgater integrates with Google apps. I don't really want to leave WA but its becoming pretty clear I might have to. Once I'm paying for hosting and the business app, it becomes pretty difficult to justify the premium fee per month. I already have jaaxy premium so it all adds up. I just want something seamless not half baked. My time is valuable.

Have you tried using a VPN?

I have tried a proxy server. It makes matters worse in many instances with access to the text boxes etc. I can access but can only change text in subject headers, I can't write anything in the body of the reply email. Any suggestions for VPN providers...

VyprVPN is good. I used 12VPN in China. VPNs are much more reliable than proxies, especially if you are using free ones. That may be part of the issue. I didn't realize you were using proxies to access your mail.

Proxies can have privacy issues anyway, and speed issues if they are free/popular.

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