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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 yesterday. 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 yesterday. 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 yesterday. 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 Rob Orr on April 9, 2012 at 6:32am

hmm... sounds a bit strange. I host all my clients on my own hosting service, so I don't work with BlueHost as much.

Check your users and password for:

  • Your BlueHost FTP user account - It's likely different than your regular BlueHost username and password, which are also likely different than your WP username and password. That's where I would start looking.
    • If that doesn't work then set up a new FTP user in your BH control panel and try to connect using this new account. 
  • See if you can connect using an IP address as your hostname. Usually not encouraged by the hosting companies in a shared hosting set-up, but there is an IP associated with your account and use that instead of ftp.yoursite.com, or see if BlueHost has some sort of other direct link to your account that you can connect with
  • Do you have any sort of port set? Like for SFTP? SFTP uses a different port than a regular FTP connection. Make sure that if you're trying to connect via a regular FTP connection that there is nothing in the "port" field in Filezilla.
  • There are two types of Filezilla - client and server. Make sure you're using the "client"
  • Check your firewall on your computer to make sure it's an allowed application. Different firewalls have different restrictions out of the box, and if Filezilla is disallowed, you won't be able to connect.

Comment by Dave Posner on April 8, 2012 at 5:24pm

I am using wordpress hosted with Bluehost. I am running Windows 7 on my computer. I haven't made changes or used Filezilla for some time. When I did, had no issues. I tried to use it yesterday to add a file to my site when I realized somehow it was uninstalled from my computer. I reinstalled it and ran into this problem. I am confident the problem is not with the login info for my site as I am able to get in through the dashboard with no issues. I've tried logging in with: ftp.mywebsitename.com, then my login info. Also, I'm not too familiar with installing wordpress yet (I paid someone to install and set up my site).

Thanks all.


Group Leader
Comment by Rob Orr on April 8, 2012 at 5:07am

Hey Dave - welcome to the group! What kind of problem are you having? Who are you hosting with?


Group Leader
Comment by Peter Brissette on April 8, 2012 at 12:40am

You should be able to use simple scripts inside of your hosting account to install the base of wordpress.

As for filezilla you just need to know your hosting account login info.

typically you will connect to your site as ftp.websitename.com and then your username and password.  That should get you connected.

Much easier to use SimpleScripts though inside your Cpanel to install wordpress.

Peter

Comment by Dave Posner on April 8, 2012 at 12:03am

Hi all, I'm new to setting up WordPress. I am currently having a connection problem with Filezilla. Does anyone have any experience with Filezilla?

Comment by Bonnie Hardison on March 19, 2012 at 7:24pm
Rob, in college I played with web design and HTML. Now, being all grown up and such, I spend more time playing doll houses with my girls than I do on the computer. Right now, I am trying to decide what direction to take with my current website. It is on a free weebly hosting page. I have several options open to me. Trying to decide which is the best use of time, energy, and the calling in of favors from computer engineering friends.

Group Leader
Comment by Rob Orr on March 19, 2012 at 7:17pm

Hi Bonnie - welcome to the group! What are you looking to do?

Comment by Bonnie Hardison on March 19, 2012 at 2:19pm
Excited to find this page on 48days.net. My current website is www.ccstudio.weebly.com. The art gallery is really expanding rapidly. I would like to create a more professional web presence. Of course, I also want to keep my overhead costs low. Any advice would be appreciated. I will dig into the discussion boards, too.

Group Leader
Comment by Rob Orr on March 1, 2012 at 2:48pm

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Comment by Rob Orr on February 5, 2012 at 6:39am

Andy - that's awesome - thank you!  The podcast has been revamped and is returning soon too. 

 
 
 

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