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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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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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Disqus? Lifefyre? CommentLuv? Native? Which commenting system do you use and why do you use it?

Started by Rob Orr. Last reply by Camden Ross Oct 17. 3 Replies

I've been a long-time user of Disqus and I'm pretty happy with it. However, I've been re-thinking that a bit, and thinking mainly about returning to the native commenting system with a login via…Continue

Name your favorite WordPress forms plugin

Started by Rob Orr. Last reply by Brad Haven Oct 9. 5 Replies

Greetings everyone! I've long been a user of Gravity Forms, and I've used Contact Form 7 as well. What your favorite WP contact form plugin?Continue

Breaking out of the box...

Started by Rob Orr Oct 9. 0 Replies

I came across this video and thought of you guys. What a fantastic way to think outside the box!…Continue

What are you reading?

Started by Rob Orr. Last reply by Rob Orr Oct 7. 3 Replies

Happy Saturday folks! I was working through my own reading list this morning and I wanted to see what folks are reading to help them in their business and with their website.So let's get it started -…Continue

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

Joanne,

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.

Chris

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.

Thanks,

Joanne


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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:

https://my.bluehost.com/cgi/help/wp_install

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr_u2iKfAt0

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


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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.
 
 
 

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