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  • in reply to: How to add members-only pages in the menu? (wordpress). #65291

    Donna
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    Thanks Chris.

    I still don’t see how just checking if you’re logged in though is a complete solution since there will be some options in the menu that are public (for everyone) and some that are for members-only. How would you get this to work by simply checking if you’re logged in? I don’t want to have to hardcode page ids since the goal is for the user to be able to add pages and have them show up dynamically.

    I could write code where I check if logged in and if not, then exclude the member-only pages using the "exclude_tree" arg for wp_list_pages, but this apparently does not work for 2.8.

    Another option is writing a wp_list_pages filter hook where I check a custom field that indicates if the page is member-only. This is a variation of the technique described on http://blog.nullvariable.com/2009/09/ea … wordpress/.

    Sorry to be dense but am I missing something obvious?

    At this point, I’m tempted to use concrete5 since it has everything I need right out of the box without hacking. It is so easy to theme and even easier for the end user.

    in reply to: No brainier e-commerce (for e-books) #64661

    Donna
    Member

    I use e-junkie for an ebook and it is super simple. They give you the html that you just cut/paste into the site. I pay $5 a month but they handle the hosting/download mechanism of the book. It has lots of features. There is also a coupon code CRAFTBOOM where you get over 2 months free (at least it worked when I signed up). Just search in google for the coupon code.

    in reply to: bbpress or phpBB? Can’t decide what to use. #64031

    Donna
    Member

    Thanks everyone for your help. I will go ahead and give SMF a try. Thanks again!

    in reply to: E-commerce area in a website – how? :/ #59853

    Donna
    Member

    @apostrophe – Good set of resources! Thanks!

    in reply to: Anyone use the wordpress custom field template plugin? #58235

    Donna
    Member

    Thanks. I’ll look into more-fields to see how it compares. It looks like it also has some good features.

    – Donna

    in reply to: Modx CMS… What do you think? #58118

    Donna
    Member

    I did take the time to learn modx and I was quite impressed with it, but it just doesn’t have the level of plugins that wordpress has. If I could combine the two, then I would use wordpress for the blog capability and modx for everything else. The one thing I don’t like about modx is that EVERYTHING is in the database (including all the html and php code) not just the content.

    I do want to learn expressionEngine some day. It is another project by the same folks who created codeigniter so if it is anything like codeigniter, it must be good! Codeigniter is fantastic — very easy to use, clean, great and well thought out design!

    in reply to: ASP.net? #54940

    Donna
    Member

    I’ve chosen to go with PHP as a freelancer because of the ease in developing with it, but I used to work at HP as a software developer so I can tell you from experience and from what I can see from looking at high tech job boards such as dice.com, most larger companies go with something like Java (J2EE) or ASP.net. If you want a higher paying job with a larger company, then ASP.net and C# seems to be the way to go. It definitely can’t hurt having it on your resume!

    in reply to: shopping cart #54452

    Donna
    Member

    I use e-junkie to sell an ebook and I have been very satisfied with them. They charge $5 a month plus any fees to paypal for the sale, but there is a coupon code for 3 months free. I believe the code is CRAFTBOOM but you can do a quick search on google to confirm.

    I actually found out about e-junkie through this site! I believe that is what Chris uses for selling the bandwebsite template.

    in reply to: e-commerce #49726

    Donna
    Member

    I’ve used e-junkie and it was extremely simple to set up. Their site has a great user interface!

    I don’t have any experience with a more complicated shopping cart however other than installing zencart at home and playing with it. Does anyone know of a good site with a step-by-step tutorial on the steps involved with setting up a shopping cart (e.g. payment gateways, merchant accounts, SSL certificates, etc).

    I am sure there are issues I am not even aware of so I want to learn as much as I can before attempting to set one up for a client.

    Thanks.

    in reply to: Any opinion on Adobe Contribute? #48866

    Donna
    Member

    Customer has good reasons. I agree that it is the right solution for them. I don’t have a problem with dreamweaver; it has some nice features like good support for image maps, etc. You can still hand code by going into code editing mode which is what I will do. It’s no different than using notepad for all I care.

    So I still want some opinions on Contribute please. Thanks.

    in reply to: Opinions on Webhosts? #47795

    Donna
    Member

    I’ve had great luck with lunarpages.com. If you send them a question, you get a very timely reply. They have great tools and resources and it is easy to find what you want on their site unlike godaddy which has the most horrible user interface. Their service has also been very reliable for me so far.

    in reply to: Java Script #47677

    Donna
    Member

    Your routine works for me when I use the following markup. When I click on "China", it displays the first block and hides the second block and visa versa. I agree with Chris that you need to have a live link to your example and you should include the html markup as well because it is not clear what you are trying to do.

    Code:


    test

    This is a test for China

    test div_1

    This is a test for Japan

    China
    Japan

    in reply to: WordPress Plugins #47666

    Donna
    Member

    I haven’t done a whole lot with wordpress but I have a request to implement a newsletter feature and it seems that wordpress would be a simple solution for this. I like what is offered on this site where you can subscribe to receive feeds through email. Then you get a blog, archive, and newsletter all in one!

    I notice that this site uses feedburner. Is feedburner needed to do this email subscription? I started looked through the wordpress plugins and there are so many that it is overwhelming.

    Any advice whether or not a newsletter plugin is needed or do you get everything you need as part of the basic wordpress?

    Sorry if these are dumb questions — I haven’t used feedburner and I’ve only installed wordpress on my PC but haven’t dug into it yet. Thanks for any help you can give.

    in reply to: Is it gallery worthy? #47602

    Donna
    Member

    I really like this. The background looks great!

    I would tweak the contact form a bit — to me, it looks out of balance. All the weight is on the left. You could try moving the form over to the right a bit or make the input fields longer. Anyway, just my humble opinion.

    in reply to: Which CMS do you use? #47555

    Donna
    Member

    There is a lot of good discussion about this at the following link:

    http://forums.freelanceswitch.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=131

    – Donna

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