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Just modified an earlier version of a post that's been out there for awhile, added some photos, etc. Now I find that the modified version has replaced the original post, but al

This happened because in SiteContent we cannot edit a post we have already published.

To edit an old post, we must work directly in the WP editor.

The post duplicated because SiteContent gave it a new URL.

I suggest you copy the updated, edited version into the old URL in your WordPress site, so the URL address stays the same as it has always been. Once you are happy with that, you can delete the second copy you just made in the way the Lee has explained.

If you delete the wrong one by mistake in WP, don't worry. It will go into Trash and you can restore it from there. ~Jude

Lee gave you the answer that you need.
Jerry

Thanks for dropping by, Jerry..
Tim

If you go in to your WordPress dashboard and click on post->all posts-> you should see BOTH of the post that you are referring to. You can delete post there.
However, if you edited the original one and did not duplicate, there should only be 1 post.
Did you happen to update?save and refresh your browser once you made the changes?

I considered WordPress, but since I know almost nothing about it didn't think long or hard. At your suggestion, though, I'll give it a shot and see what I can accomplish. Thanks!
Update? Firefox? Don't think so, but after a 3 month absence I can't be sure. I'll check that, too
Thanks, Lee!
Tim

Tim,
By update, I mean did you save the changes?
If you didn't make the changes in WordPress that means you did them in SiteContent then, right?

Yes, found an empty page when I opened it in in the Content option, saw there were two available revisions and chose one of those to edit, added and modified my photos then hit Restore! That was it, and I found two of them when I went to the website in my browser...
Tim

Ok, it sounds like you did it a little backwards.
I believe you are to hit restore first and then make the changes.

It sounds like you may have created the duplicate by doing it that way.

I would honestly got in to your WordPress dash board and click on post-> then all posts. It will show you every post you have created.

Look to see if there are in fact 2 of the same post.
If there is you will want to view them in order to know which one you want to delete. There will be a "trash" written in red to the right, if you are IN the actual post.
There will also be the same when you have all of the post pulled up and you hover your mouse over the post. At the bottom you will see edit, quick edit and trash.

Make sure to hit update (saves the changes) when finished.

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Fixing or deleting a duplicate post? where do I have to go?

Fixing or deleting a duplicate post? where do I have to go?

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Just modified an earlier version of a post that's been out there for awhile, added some photos, etc. Now I find that the modified version has replaced the original post, but al

This happened because in SiteContent we cannot edit a post we have already published.

To edit an old post, we must work directly in the WP editor.

The post duplicated because SiteContent gave it a new URL.

I suggest you copy the updated, edited version into the old URL in your WordPress site, so the URL address stays the same as it has always been. Once you are happy with that, you can delete the second copy you just made in the way the Lee has explained.

If you delete the wrong one by mistake in WP, don't worry. It will go into Trash and you can restore it from there. ~Jude

Lee gave you the answer that you need.
Jerry

Thanks for dropping by, Jerry..
Tim

If you go in to your WordPress dashboard and click on post->all posts-> you should see BOTH of the post that you are referring to. You can delete post there.
However, if you edited the original one and did not duplicate, there should only be 1 post.
Did you happen to update?save and refresh your browser once you made the changes?

I considered WordPress, but since I know almost nothing about it didn't think long or hard. At your suggestion, though, I'll give it a shot and see what I can accomplish. Thanks!
Update? Firefox? Don't think so, but after a 3 month absence I can't be sure. I'll check that, too
Thanks, Lee!
Tim

Tim,
By update, I mean did you save the changes?
If you didn't make the changes in WordPress that means you did them in SiteContent then, right?

Yes, found an empty page when I opened it in in the Content option, saw there were two available revisions and chose one of those to edit, added and modified my photos then hit Restore! That was it, and I found two of them when I went to the website in my browser...
Tim

Ok, it sounds like you did it a little backwards.
I believe you are to hit restore first and then make the changes.

It sounds like you may have created the duplicate by doing it that way.

I would honestly got in to your WordPress dash board and click on post-> then all posts. It will show you every post you have created.

Look to see if there are in fact 2 of the same post.
If there is you will want to view them in order to know which one you want to delete. There will be a "trash" written in red to the right, if you are IN the actual post.
There will also be the same when you have all of the post pulled up and you hover your mouse over the post. At the bottom you will see edit, quick edit and trash.

Make sure to hit update (saves the changes) when finished.

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I'm going to be traveling for much of the next three months. I'll have WiFi, and I should be able to move forward with my certification training, and to knock out a few posts a

First of all, enjoy your trip.
I believe, you can always reply some emails, add some comments to keep your membership active without worries about your rank.

I agree with everyone else. Enjoy the adventure....a lot of change is happening for you so take your time and be ready to share some wonderful stories when you are settled. Safe travels.
Debbie

Thanks, Debbie!

Several of you have asked, so here's our schedule.
Starting next week we're on a tour of Vietnam — start in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) for several days, then Ha Long Bay and finish with about 5 days in Hanoi.
We leave mid-April for nearly a month visiting our exchange student son in India, preparing for and experiencing and participating in the naming ceremony for their new daughter, as yet unnamed (of course).
When we get back it is time for Nadine's "retirement trip" to Oaxaca. Booked while she was still the principal, before the school closed necessitating her "early retirement", it will now serve as our final vacation from Arizona, before we move to Costa Rica.
In the middle of all this, somewhere, we will be selling our house and everything we're not moving — packers were here this week, estate sale sometime while we're in India, we think (need any authentic Kachina, Navajo rugs?)
Thanks for all your suggestions and support. The predominant response has been exactly as I was thinking: be on the trip, but with WA in the back of my mind. Collect lots of pix and stories to retell once all the dust settles. Write when I can, do some coursework and come back raring to get my site online and producing!
Once again, this process have re-demonstrated the value of having the WA community in my corner. Thanks Kyle and Carson, but mostly thank you, my network, for being there for me

Sounds like lots of fun and adventure, Tim!
Enjoy!

Tim

What an amazing adventure you have planned. Enjoy every moment..share when you can or on those rain days when you can't get out and about and we'll welcome ya back with open arms when you're ready! Have a great time!

Randi

I'd say your first responsibility is to enjoy the trip and take care of whatever it is that the trip is for. However, you'll undoubtedly have some free time:

- Write about your experiences.
- Take plenty of pictures.
- Reflect and meditate on your business (and personal) goals
- Learn a few words or phrases in a new language
- Interact with the locals
- Rest

thats okay enjoy

Enjoy your time!!! You will NOT lose "progress". For example, I built a site and then had to walk away from it for almost 6 months as we were moving and some life changes. I went back to the site and I had gained over 12k post reads and generated quite a bit of "ranking". Part of the equation requires time!

Maybe you should keep some great notes and take a lot of photos and when you get back, you'll be a mad man as you have a huge amount of things to share.

Where are you going, if you don't mind me asking?

Rick

I am not sure how to answer about the email and keeping current.
But I do want to wish you a great time. Have fun.

Hi Tim!
Enjoy yourself!
Just set aside some time for WA and you are good to go.
Writing and sharing your experiences can be a good way to stay current and engaged. That's your call.

All the best!
David

Have a good trip Tim!

I usually use my iPhone for everything, checking emails, questions, comments.

It can be done if you have the time.

Wayne

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What can I do while out of the country?

What can I do while out of the country?

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I'm going to be traveling for much of the next three months. I'll have WiFi, and I should be able to move forward with my certification training, and to knock out a few posts a

First of all, enjoy your trip.
I believe, you can always reply some emails, add some comments to keep your membership active without worries about your rank.

I agree with everyone else. Enjoy the adventure....a lot of change is happening for you so take your time and be ready to share some wonderful stories when you are settled. Safe travels.
Debbie

Thanks, Debbie!

Several of you have asked, so here's our schedule.
Starting next week we're on a tour of Vietnam — start in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) for several days, then Ha Long Bay and finish with about 5 days in Hanoi.
We leave mid-April for nearly a month visiting our exchange student son in India, preparing for and experiencing and participating in the naming ceremony for their new daughter, as yet unnamed (of course).
When we get back it is time for Nadine's "retirement trip" to Oaxaca. Booked while she was still the principal, before the school closed necessitating her "early retirement", it will now serve as our final vacation from Arizona, before we move to Costa Rica.
In the middle of all this, somewhere, we will be selling our house and everything we're not moving — packers were here this week, estate sale sometime while we're in India, we think (need any authentic Kachina, Navajo rugs?)
Thanks for all your suggestions and support. The predominant response has been exactly as I was thinking: be on the trip, but with WA in the back of my mind. Collect lots of pix and stories to retell once all the dust settles. Write when I can, do some coursework and come back raring to get my site online and producing!
Once again, this process have re-demonstrated the value of having the WA community in my corner. Thanks Kyle and Carson, but mostly thank you, my network, for being there for me

Sounds like lots of fun and adventure, Tim!
Enjoy!

Tim

What an amazing adventure you have planned. Enjoy every moment..share when you can or on those rain days when you can't get out and about and we'll welcome ya back with open arms when you're ready! Have a great time!

Randi

I'd say your first responsibility is to enjoy the trip and take care of whatever it is that the trip is for. However, you'll undoubtedly have some free time:

- Write about your experiences.
- Take plenty of pictures.
- Reflect and meditate on your business (and personal) goals
- Learn a few words or phrases in a new language
- Interact with the locals
- Rest

thats okay enjoy

Enjoy your time!!! You will NOT lose "progress". For example, I built a site and then had to walk away from it for almost 6 months as we were moving and some life changes. I went back to the site and I had gained over 12k post reads and generated quite a bit of "ranking". Part of the equation requires time!

Maybe you should keep some great notes and take a lot of photos and when you get back, you'll be a mad man as you have a huge amount of things to share.

Where are you going, if you don't mind me asking?

Rick

I am not sure how to answer about the email and keeping current.
But I do want to wish you a great time. Have fun.

Hi Tim!
Enjoy yourself!
Just set aside some time for WA and you are good to go.
Writing and sharing your experiences can be a good way to stay current and engaged. That's your call.

All the best!
David

Have a good trip Tim!

I usually use my iPhone for everything, checking emails, questions, comments.

It can be done if you have the time.

Wayne

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The Keyword Content template expects 1000 per page -- how important is that? My first KW page is sitting around 650, and I can see another hundred words or so, but I don't see

Well, it is very different. For the reviews, I have usually less. And with time, reaching 1000 words becomes easier.

Thanks, Nadja, your experience is helpful
Tim

Quality is always far more important than quantity. In my opinion, using fill is never a good thing. Google ranks longer posts higher to begin with, but that is not the only criteria. In the long run, a quality post will climb faster than a longer post with a lot of fluff. Readers aren't stupid. If they see a lot of fluff, they don't stick around long, that can hurt your ranking. Too many affiliate links on a post can hurt too.

My posts, so far have all been over 1000 words. If I were to come up short, I will do a little more research and find some additional pertinent information. But that's just me. I don't want fluff in any of my posts, just good helpful information.

Don

Very useful answer, Don, thanks
Tim

To the readers they don't count what they read, they are just interest of the points you want to deliver. When they get what they wanted to know that fully satisfies them. Just feel you are the reader as you write.

It really depends on what your niche is. But it also depends to make sure that you fully have your topic covered. The more the better but as long as you got it all out then it should be fine.

As Jeannine rightly said, there are different opinions on this. It seems that Google likes really long articles much more than shorter ones.

If you are in a very competitive niche, a short article doesn't stand much hope of ranking with the heavies.

Stuffing words to make your article longer can backfire as it might not offer quality content for your readers...

I do 1000 or more every time

There are some differing opinions on this. I don't see a value in forcing other words into a post just to increase the word count.

Are there any other points you can elaborate on? Any definitions to explain? Any relationships to other keywords you can tuck in?

If not, I wouldn't stuff words if it was my post.

Good suggestions, Jeannine. Thanks
Tim

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Word count expectation per post?

Word count expectation per post?

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The Keyword Content template expects 1000 per page -- how important is that? My first KW page is sitting around 650, and I can see another hundred words or so, but I don't see

Well, it is very different. For the reviews, I have usually less. And with time, reaching 1000 words becomes easier.

Thanks, Nadja, your experience is helpful
Tim

Quality is always far more important than quantity. In my opinion, using fill is never a good thing. Google ranks longer posts higher to begin with, but that is not the only criteria. In the long run, a quality post will climb faster than a longer post with a lot of fluff. Readers aren't stupid. If they see a lot of fluff, they don't stick around long, that can hurt your ranking. Too many affiliate links on a post can hurt too.

My posts, so far have all been over 1000 words. If I were to come up short, I will do a little more research and find some additional pertinent information. But that's just me. I don't want fluff in any of my posts, just good helpful information.

Don

Very useful answer, Don, thanks
Tim

To the readers they don't count what they read, they are just interest of the points you want to deliver. When they get what they wanted to know that fully satisfies them. Just feel you are the reader as you write.

It really depends on what your niche is. But it also depends to make sure that you fully have your topic covered. The more the better but as long as you got it all out then it should be fine.

As Jeannine rightly said, there are different opinions on this. It seems that Google likes really long articles much more than shorter ones.

If you are in a very competitive niche, a short article doesn't stand much hope of ranking with the heavies.

Stuffing words to make your article longer can backfire as it might not offer quality content for your readers...

I do 1000 or more every time

There are some differing opinions on this. I don't see a value in forcing other words into a post just to increase the word count.

Are there any other points you can elaborate on? Any definitions to explain? Any relationships to other keywords you can tuck in?

If not, I wouldn't stuff words if it was my post.

Good suggestions, Jeannine. Thanks
Tim

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My privacy policy appears on the home page -- it also is the result of pressing the correct option in the menu, but all by itself as it should....

I suspect I created it

Post type switcher is probably the best option. You can get it in the plug-ins available here at WA in your site dashboard. Just go to Site Rubix site manager and log in to bring up your dashboard. Go down to Plugins, then click on Add New. When the page opens, type post type switcher in the search box. Then you just have to click on install, then on activate and you've got it. I hope this helps.

Don

Hi Tim...I've been following your questions and comments. I wanted to change a post to a page once and didn't really know about plug-ins etc. I just copied the text...deleted the post...and then created a new page and pasted the text into it. Maybe not the most efficient way...but it works.

Debbie

That was my only thought, too, Debbie, but Don has another, software way that I'm going to try, as well. We'll see!
Tim

You can download the plug-in post type switcher in WordPress and it will allow you to do that.

Yup (that's how we say it here out West!!) that worked just fine. Thanks to Don and Fred! WA community flies again!
Tim

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How do I move my privacy policy from a blogpost to a page?

How do I move my privacy policy from a blogpost to a page?

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My privacy policy appears on the home page -- it also is the result of pressing the correct option in the menu, but all by itself as it should....

I suspect I created it

Post type switcher is probably the best option. You can get it in the plug-ins available here at WA in your site dashboard. Just go to Site Rubix site manager and log in to bring up your dashboard. Go down to Plugins, then click on Add New. When the page opens, type post type switcher in the search box. Then you just have to click on install, then on activate and you've got it. I hope this helps.

Don

Hi Tim...I've been following your questions and comments. I wanted to change a post to a page once and didn't really know about plug-ins etc. I just copied the text...deleted the post...and then created a new page and pasted the text into it. Maybe not the most efficient way...but it works.

Debbie

That was my only thought, too, Debbie, but Don has another, software way that I'm going to try, as well. We'll see!
Tim

You can download the plug-in post type switcher in WordPress and it will allow you to do that.

Yup (that's how we say it here out West!!) that worked just fine. Thanks to Don and Fred! WA community flies again!
Tim

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Working in Lesson 8, I have created the menu as prescribed in the video, but my website is unchanged.

I have saved the new menu in SiteManager, and have done everything

You should mark the menu in the bottom to be display on your site

You need to choose where to display the menu. Have a look down the bottom of the page.

When you set up your menus, you have to choose which menu you want to appear. It sounds to me that you do not have the right menu chosen. In the menu area of your dashboard, look just above where you set up your menu. There's a place where you must choose which menu you want to use. Click on the pull down and check to be sure you have selected to right menu.

Have you added the content to the navigation in the menu section?

If you have, sometimes it is easy to forget to actually save the menu changes, in which case you won't see the changes.

If the problem is something else, please post the link to your website and tell us what theme you are using. I will take a look. ~Jude

Not sure what you're asking: I went to appearance, then menus and moved things from the left to the right, creating the same 3-item menu that the video shows...
Then I clicked save, which is at the top- and bottom-right of the right-hand section of the page....
Confusing to me is the "navigation in the menu section" -- is that something that it sounds like I didn't do, or just another name for what I probably did already?
Also problematic is that the save buttons, for me, were top- and bottom-right, not left
my page is rovingretirees.org
Thanks, Jude!
Tim
(Oh, and I clicked your follow button, too!)

Hi Tim, thanks for the follow.

Sounds like you added the menu items correctly. Yes, the save button is on the right side.

The first step when working with a menu is to give the menu a name, or if the theme already named the menus, you will need to select the correct menu to work with. Because themes can have more than one menu and more than one menu location.

See Screenshot 1.

You also need to tick at the bottom of the menu screen to show the display location.

See Screenshot 2

If those 2 things don't help you make the menu appear and you would like me to take a look, please send me a PM with the login to your site (not to WA) and I'll see if I can spot the problem.. ~Jude

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Why are my newly created menus not showing up on my website?

Why are my newly created menus not showing up on my website?

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Working in Lesson 8, I have created the menu as prescribed in the video, but my website is unchanged.

I have saved the new menu in SiteManager, and have done everything

You should mark the menu in the bottom to be display on your site

You need to choose where to display the menu. Have a look down the bottom of the page.

When you set up your menus, you have to choose which menu you want to appear. It sounds to me that you do not have the right menu chosen. In the menu area of your dashboard, look just above where you set up your menu. There's a place where you must choose which menu you want to use. Click on the pull down and check to be sure you have selected to right menu.

Have you added the content to the navigation in the menu section?

If you have, sometimes it is easy to forget to actually save the menu changes, in which case you won't see the changes.

If the problem is something else, please post the link to your website and tell us what theme you are using. I will take a look. ~Jude

Not sure what you're asking: I went to appearance, then menus and moved things from the left to the right, creating the same 3-item menu that the video shows...
Then I clicked save, which is at the top- and bottom-right of the right-hand section of the page....
Confusing to me is the "navigation in the menu section" -- is that something that it sounds like I didn't do, or just another name for what I probably did already?
Also problematic is that the save buttons, for me, were top- and bottom-right, not left
my page is rovingretirees.org
Thanks, Jude!
Tim
(Oh, and I clicked your follow button, too!)

Hi Tim, thanks for the follow.

Sounds like you added the menu items correctly. Yes, the save button is on the right side.

The first step when working with a menu is to give the menu a name, or if the theme already named the menus, you will need to select the correct menu to work with. Because themes can have more than one menu and more than one menu location.

See Screenshot 1.

You also need to tick at the bottom of the menu screen to show the display location.

See Screenshot 2

If those 2 things don't help you make the menu appear and you would like me to take a look, please send me a PM with the login to your site (not to WA) and I'll see if I can spot the problem.. ~Jude

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