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    I've had issues with .htaccess causing those...

    I've had issues with .htaccess causing those internal errors. Some plugins inject code in to the .htaccess but that wouldn't normally cause an issue. A few months back I added some 301 redirects and...
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    That's exactly what I would have suggested. Keep...

    That's exactly what I would have suggested. Keep it short and easy to remember.
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    The later versions of Photoshop also have the...

    The later versions of Photoshop also have the brush marquee tool. Unfortunately my version of CS4 doesn't have this but there are ways around it (masking).
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    What plugin do you use Septimus?

    What plugin do you use Septimus?
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    If you set up a page called "Some Page" ...

    If you set up a page called "Some Page" WordPress will automatically create a slug /some-page/

    This is actually a folder with index.html in it, which you cannot see because of the way index.html...
  6. Had no idea you were putting up with it for so...

    Had no idea you were putting up with it for so long! You're welcome!

    I feel it reflects badly on me as a web designer if I create a WordPress site for someone who is unable to undertake basic...
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    There's always Paint.Net...

    There's always Paint.Net - It is open source and free. You'd be much better off demoing that. Although seeing as you have a Photoshop course it is handy knowing PS CS2 is free.

    It's news to me...
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    I got the idea from Lisa's natural hair site,...

    I got the idea from Lisa's natural hair site, plus she did a podcast on the subject: http://blog.2createawebsite.com/2014/06/17/wordpress-navigation-tips/

    The principle applies to any website, not...
  9. I solved it! WordPress uses an open source engine...

    I solved it! WordPress uses an open source engine for the post/page editor called "TinyMCE".

    If you install the plugin "TinyMCE Advanced" in the WP dashboard there's an option under Settings >...
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    It might be best to have a nice homepage with an...

    It might be best to have a nice homepage with an introduction to the site and what it offers. Use pillar/evergreen content to crystallize the site and what it is about. Use images by all means.
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  11. WordPress Post/Page Editor Wiping Out HTML!

    Just recently the WP editor has been deleting HTML tags from my content.

    That is to say, if I go into code view to add some styling, when I go back to the visual editor all is well. BUT if I go...
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    You can always use 301 redirects in the .htaccess...

    You can always use 301 redirects in the .htaccess file of your WordPress server root to take care of the URLs. You see, WordPress URLs are actually all index.html files in a folder, so...
  13. The way I see it, it is about getting people in...

    The way I see it, it is about getting people in the Amazon funnel and hoping they buy a car or a house! The cookie lasts 12 hours, right? :D
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    After I replied I poked around your site and...

    After I replied I poked around your site and figured out you were probably not on WP afterall... I'm guessing Joomla or Drupal?
  15. Interesting comment about the unlimited services....

    Interesting comment about the unlimited services. I was looking for some negative reviews of DreamHost the other day and the blogger was comparing them to an all you can eat cheap buffet. No one is...
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    I've got a book I wrote about becoming a non...

    I've got a book I wrote about becoming a non smoker. I went to a lot of effort with it, including cover design but then I just felt... meh.

    I was listening to a Seth Godin podcast today and he...
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    There's a lot of stuff you have to watch out for...

    There's a lot of stuff you have to watch out for with Amazon. I've seen people putting Amazon affiliate links in their emails which is against the TOS and could potentially get them banned even if...
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    It is not difficult to do this. Your permalinks...

    It is not difficult to do this. Your permalinks will be the same so no need for redirects. It is a case of changing name servers so the URL points at the new hosting. Pretty simple in theory.

    If...
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    "6 Years"... I'm thinking of the chorus to the...

    "6 Years"... I'm thinking of the chorus to the David Bowie song "5 Years" with "6" instead. Haha.

    The lyrics to the song are strangely fitting:

    "I never thought I'd meet so many people..."
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    My best tip is to not have all your posts...

    My best tip is to not have all your posts displaying in their entirety on the homepage. Why? Image load time.

    You have dozens of images within the body on each of your posts and this will...
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    You could also try a plugin called Better...

    You could also try a plugin called Better WordPress reCAPTCHA for contact forms and comment forms.
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    The part I picked up on in your post Patricia is...

    The part I picked up on in your post Patricia is that you said you want to take this seriously. If that is the case may I recommend you build your site using the open source WordPress.org system...
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    I wonder if Akismet is not doing a good enough...

    I wonder if Akismet is not doing a good enough job in protecting the native WP commenting system?

    I've got comments enabled on a site I'm going to publish but is it honestly worth using WP...
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    Please PM me the link if you remember it...

    Please PM me the link if you remember it Chrisopher.
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    Do not assume that just because your site is a...

    Do not assume that just because your site is a mobile site that it automatically means your site will go higher in the rankings. You're competing with other sites and it could well mean your site...
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