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This group is specifically geared to be a resource for those who own, manage and/or want to get started with their own website. Whether it's a blog, an e-commerce store, a company site, or some sort of hybrid you will find help here.

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Welcome to the Website Workshop!

This group is a little different than other groups here at 48 Days.  Some focus on blogging, some on a specific CMS. This group focuses on building all kinds of awesome websites from the perspective of building a great website first!

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So many questions, and so many answers! You'll find information about:

  • How to run your website
  • How to make it look good
  • Website Hosting
  • How to find the right tools to help you achieve your goals
  • What SEO actually means and how it will help you
  • Content strategy
  • Media strategy
  • E-commerce strategy
  • Basically - the works!

So come on in and join our community! Let's talk about ecommerce, websites, Wordpress, Drupal and more!

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Anyone know of a good online assessment tool?

Started by Rob Orr. Last reply by Rob Orr 16 hours ago. 4 Replies

We're looking for something that we can use to present users with a set of questions, and then give them a result based on their answers in an automated fashion. I can't think of anything that does -…Continue

Collecting Information Through a Website

Started by Diane Krause. Last reply by Rob Orr 23 hours ago. 9 Replies

I'm wondering if you experienced web people have recommendations for a good info-gathering strategy. Our company, Chart House Press, will be utilizing freelance contractors for our publishing…Continue

Tags: form, custom, questionnaire, survey, website

Who's using something OTHER than WordPress?

Started by Rob Orr. Last reply by Rob Orr 23 hours ago. 9 Replies

Just curious to see what others in the group are using for the sites. Drupal? Expression Engine? SquareSpace? Tell us why you're using what you picked.Continue

Looking for some feedback and critique

Started by Joanne Banko. Last reply by Camden Ross Feb 27. 3 Replies

Hello all!Hoping to get some feedback from those in the know and benefit from your expert advice so I moved this from comment to discussion. My new book is out and I built a site specifically for the…Continue

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Comment by Brad Haven on April 8, 2014 at 4:10pm

Try this link for the info---once you do it--you will see how easy it is.

http://kb.mailchimp.com/article/how-do-i-build-and-design-my-signup...


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Comment by Diane Krause on April 8, 2014 at 2:59pm

Brad -- Ahh...good to know. I'll dig a little deeper. If the modifications require changing CSS, that's probably why I stopped digging. :) I'll check it out. Thank you!

Comment by Brad Haven on April 8, 2014 at 2:32pm

Diane,

I have the free version also, and I have been able to change the form by following the steps.  Dig around a little more....


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Comment by Diane Krause on April 8, 2014 at 12:26pm

Thanks for the link, Brad. I had actually found that area of the site; however, it appears we'd have to have the paid version to do what I needed to do. I really need the form to be smaller on the vertical side. If MC allowed first and last name in one field, that would solve my issue, but it looks like they don't. Or, if we could customize the shape of the fields so they weren't so tall. Oh well. We'll work with what we've got. Thanks!

Comment by Brad Haven on April 5, 2014 at 3:37pm

YES,  I use Mail Chimp and you can change your sign up form.  Here is the  info from the site.  I hope this helps.  Brad

http://kb.mailchimp.com/article/how-do-i-build-and-design-my-signup...


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Comment by Diane Krause on April 5, 2014 at 1:00pm

I have a question and don't know that it's complicated enough for a full discussion, but I can move it if I need to. 

Are any of you MailChimp users? We've created a form for our charthousepress.com website, but I really need it to be smaller for the area on the home page where I want it to reside. 

It appears MC doesn't give the option of just one field for the name (appears to require separate lines for first and last name). If I could limit the form to just an email address field and one name field, I think I'd be good. 

Or, if there were a way to decrease the height of the fields, that might work too. 

Does anyone know if I have options to decrease the size of the form? 

Comment by John Chang on March 19, 2014 at 2:43pm

Jotform is a great low tech solution, 2nd only to Google forms..

Comment by Chris Wensink on March 19, 2014 at 2:29pm
Jeremy, is use the free google form builder or http://www.jotform.com or something like that.

Chris
Comment by Jeremy Sabacek on March 19, 2014 at 12:57pm

Good Afternoon:

I'm need of help with a coding problem. I want to create an e-mail contact form on to my current HTML website; yet I seem to have run into a brick wall as to how to solve it.

I can provide the code in a separate e-mail and is looking for suggestions and help on how to solve it.

If interested give a shout out on my page or you can e-mail me.

Thanks.Jeremy

www.sabacekdesign.com

Comment by Camden Ross on February 28, 2014 at 4:56am

Another tip for WordFence users:

If you are the only person logging into your site (most cases), WordFence has an option to immediately block incorrect usernames. I have this checked for all but my membership site, since I don't want a legitimate user being blocked because they misspelled their username.

Checking this box, along with the advice from below, makes trying to brute force attack your site very impractical and ineffective.

As Rob mentions in the article, secure passwords are great. WordPress recently updated their password strength meter to be a little more accurate, and it may be worth checking your passwords again if you are on WordPress.

Have a great weekend.

~Cam

 
 
 

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