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Looking for a Mentor (33 posts)

  1. BertC
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am looking for a Mentor to help me with a blog. I met a doctoral student who said that he designed websites/blogs and hosted them for $10 a month. So, I cancelled a website (very rudimentary) with Homestead at $25 a month and had him design a blog for me. After paying $630, I now have a blog that I don't know how to configure, nor do I have a designer who provides any customer support. He will provide consulting, however, for a healthy fee.

    So, I have written posts and created a couple of other pages, but I am just not knowledgable enough to take this thing where I want it to go without some help. They created the site using a child theme of Redux. The site is 401KPreservation.com, and incorporates managing my 401K account along with political and economic comments.

    Will someone be kind enough to help a guy develop his blog??

    Thank you in advance,
    Bert

  2. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So what kind of help you need You can find all info you need in codex and if you do not understand any part then post here will try and help.

    You need to take step at time.

  3. BertC
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The first thing I want to do is find a way to make sure my subscribers receive an email when they subscribe to the blog.

    Secondly, I'd like to create a list of favorite blogs. I would probably put it on the right side of a page. How do I make a spot for it? I don't know the language to even know where to look for an answer. Thanks.

    Oh, and in case I didn't mention it, I don't know any code.

  4. danieljbirch
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    BertC - I realize you feel like you don't know where to start. Codex has everything you need if you have the time to read through it. You will want to get familiar with WordPress in general.

    Here are a few tips for your specific question here.

    1: Go to Google.com and just start searching for close to your topic key phrases(WordPress email plugin auto email, automatic email program for WordPress) and see what you will find.

    2: Go to your dashboard and go to your plugins area and click "add new" and search in there for an email program.

    Hope that helps. If you don't like reading how to's necessarily my company is just launching learnhowtowp.com where we are creating a large library of easy short videos that may be of help to you.

    ~ Daniel

    “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” – Anonymous

  5. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The first thing I want to do is find a way to make sure my subscribers receive an email when they subscribe to the blog.

    You can create a test registration and see if you receive email

    Secondly, I'd like to create a list of favorite blogs. I would probably put it on the right side of a page. How do I make a spot for it? I don't know the language to even know where to look for an answer. Thanks.

    When you click on appearance>>>>Widgets you will find a widget called Meta
    You can drag the widget to right where ever you want.
    and you mange the links by clicking Links in admin

  6. BertC
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    My girlfriend already has subscribed, but she doesn't receive any emails when I publish a new post.

    Thanks for your help.

  7. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    For that you need to install a plugin and you will need to send emails using the plugin I use email use 2 Search for it in repository.

  8. BertC
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What is repository?

  9. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    click on plugins add new and search

  10. BertC
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you mean Emu2 - Email Users 2?

  11. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes that is the one

  12. BertC
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I cannot install 0.83b (Beta). How can I download v. 0.82b? I can follow the screenshots for v. 0.82b and get it installed.

  13. BertC
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have finally installed v. 0.82b. Now, my question is- will the plugin send out emails automatically when I publish a new post, or do I have to hit the button "Notify users about this post" in the "Email" box on the upper right of the page?

  14. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You need send by clicking on the link in post will take you a page where you select who you want email update to.

    I have .83b and there is feature where i can schedule I do not know .82b has the feature.

  15. BertC
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    well,, that is useless. I want to set it up so that it goes to all subscribers. I don't want to plug in email addresses every time I have a new post. What help is that?? That makes the plugin completely useless. It would be just as easy to use my Outlook program and address book.

  16. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No you highlight all users in the box that you want to send the email to and then send and it will send to highlighted members.

  17. BertC
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So, am I correct when I state that I have to manually type in every Subscriber's email address into the box, and then I can highlight each one individually to send an email?
    I have a subscriber, but she does not show up in the box for me to highlight. That is why it seems to me that I still have to plug in each email address individually. Is that correct?

  18. BertC
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #


  19. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No when you have a member register on your website and you have user list that list will show in the big box and you highlight list and send

  20. BertC
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I and one other person (the website designer)are the only two users. I do not see any email addresses anywhere. I have registered with another email address and I don't see mine either. Where are they????

  21. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    They should be in users did you activate from email as it only show in list once the link is activated.

  22. BertC
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, I activated mine a few minutes ago. It still does not show up. Why are you using the term "user" when I am referring to subscribers??

  23. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    is the same subscriber is role in you admin panel there is users tab click that and see if you see anyone there if not there some problem in setup.

  24. BertC
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I don't understand what you are trying to say. I'm sorry. It doesn't make sense. Subscribers and users are not the same. I put in users myself and assign a role to them. Subscribers subscribe to receive emails about posts I post. They are not the same.

  25. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So you are using some other way for them to subscribe to your post not register on your website if so yes they will not show in user list you will need check what ever you using if there is way to see the subscribers.

  26. BertC
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No, I am using Subscribe2 Widget: Subscribe on the blog site. I subscribe and then a confirmation email is sent. I activated the confirmation email. Still so sign of my email address. You can see the site at 401KPreservation.com.

  27. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Now that I know what you using for subscription you will see the list on your plugin in admin panel Subscribe2 and you can send emails from the same plugin you do not need the plugin I recommended.

    click on send email and you will have list in dropdown and if you want see subscribers click on subscribers.

  28. BertC
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Where? I don't understand what you are saying to do.

  29. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You need to log in admin panel at bottom left you should have a subscribe2 is this self host wordpress or a wordpress.com account as I installed same plugin on my test site and is working fine on my test site.

  30. BertC
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    not self-hosted.....do you mean login to the Dashboard?

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