My Website Workshop

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.

Website: http://mywebsiteworkshop.com
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Latest Activity: Jun 16

Welcome to the Website Workshop!

WPLaunch is the next step in outstanding website hosting and WordPress website deployment.

WPLaunch is designed to help you launch – to go from nothing to a fully configured, fully featured, and fully themed WordPress website in no time at all.

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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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What are you struggling with? What would you like to see in our group?

Started by Rob Orr. Last reply by Jim Bob Howard Jun 16. 4 Replies

Greetings all! I hope everyone is doing well as we're now deep in to 2016.I'm looking at ways to deliver the most value for your website - whether it's a store, a blog, a niche site, or something…Continue

Who doesn't like free stuff?

Started by Rob Orr. Last reply by Rob Orr Nov 12, 2016. 1 Reply

Have you heard? So, I'm giving away a copy of Michael Hyatt's Get Noticed Theme. It's free. No catch. All you need to do is enter your email and submit. In addition you get free wordpress content…Continue

What are you grateful for?

Started by Rob Orr. Last reply by Mike Mullins Oct 27, 2016. 5 Replies

This is a practice I've started in my own life that I go through every day during my morning ritual, and thought it would be a great way to encourage each other with positive things that we're…Continue

What surprised you with your website that you didn't know you would need to worry about?

Started by Rob Orr Oct 4, 2016. 0 Replies

I've been thinking about surprises lately, and they happen for us all. I do my best to educate my web clients on these things so they can be looking out for them in the future and have solutions, but…Continue

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Comment by Joanne Banko on May 10, 2012 at 4:38pm

Thank you everyone! I did sign up with dropbox and I can see it will be useful in the future. My first time on a cloud,whoo whooo!

Comment by elaine bright on May 10, 2012 at 8:55am

joanne, hopefully you have gone ahead and used dropbox.  I have been using it for years.  I am an instructor at a local tech school and as a graded assignment they must use dropbox.  I share things with the students using dropbox.  And no more excuses that "I left my work at home" or I lost my work because.......  Because Dropbox is a place they can use as a backup for their work and they can access their work from home, school or work.  Also, We are trying to go paperless and dropbox is like a virtual notebook.  You have probably been hearing more about "the Cloud".  Well Dropbox is a free "cloud" service and if you want more than the free space that is where you can pay for more.  If you get people to join and a few other things you can do to get more free space.  So jump on in to the deep end, I have not seen any reason not to do it.

Comment by Brandon Richards on May 10, 2012 at 8:35am

I use it all the time as well, but Joanne if you're hesitant about signing up, the person who is wanting to send you the file can upload it to their public folder, right click and send you a direct link for downloading the file, without having to get an account.

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Comment by Rob Orr on May 10, 2012 at 5:25am

Hi Joanne - Dropbox is fantastic and I use it all the time. It's as easy to use as your file folders on your computer and you can easily share large files across distances. I use it with all of my clients and we use it share all kinds of files.

Comment by Chris Wensink on May 9, 2012 at 3:49pm


Drop box is a commonly used service to move files around.  Think of it like a Cardboard box that you can use to ship things to your customers, except everything is digital.  The service is free for the first 2GB, and you get more space to share files by referring people to the service or by paying.  It's totally safe, no worries there.


Comment by Joanne Banko on May 9, 2012 at 3:46pm

Has anyone ever heard of Dropbox? I needed a large file sent to me and the provider used this means to deliver it. I see I have to join in order to access the file and I have not done that yet. Wondering how it works and if anyone uses this.



Group Leader
Comment by Rob Orr on April 11, 2012 at 5:02am

Hey Dave - did you get your FTP connection issues worked out?

Comment by Brandon Richards on April 9, 2012 at 7:37am

Here's a link to shows how to install wordpress on Bluehost:


Here's a link that will show you how to use Filezilla:


You also may want to check your router to make sure that the ports aren't closed to ftp connections.

Group Leader
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.


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