Delete the sidebar, Titan Theme

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  • #1132721

    fgherbert
    Member

    This is what happens when I tried to use your address:

    Firefox can’t find the server at http://www.fgherbert2.com.

    I did not type the www, I just copied the address you gave me. But I can get in now by using old bookmark.

    I’ll go public again now. The only thing I think that remains is how do I get list of people who have signed-up and the best way to E-mail them of notification of increased content.

    When I bought the domain name “fgherbert.com” I think that it automatically goes to the old WordPress name.

    #1132722

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Ah. The site linked to your username is what I used. You should change that to reflect where your site really is.

    How to make your name link to your blog:
    Go into your dashboard -> Users -> Personal Settings -> then scroll down to ‘Account Details’. In the spot where it says ‘website’ fill in the address of your blog and save the changes.

    …how do I get list of people who have signed-up and the best way to E-mail them of notification of increased content.

    With your page-based site, you will have to do that manually. If you had posts, then readers would be able to “follow” or “subscribe” to your blog so every time you posted they would be notified.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/follow-blog-widget/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/followers/

    #1132723

    fgherbert
    Member

    I changed the website under accounts details to read; fgherbert.com. What about “Primary website” above account details?

    If I turn one of my pages into a post for E-mail notification, I guess it would have to be the sign-up page. I don’t like that because that would be the first page a visitor will see.

    #1132724

    fgherbert
    Member

    Could I change some pages from published to draft and then when I wish, change them back to public and then the followers will be notified?

    #1132725

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    You username now links to your site! Great!

    Don’t change your pages because I believe you like the page based system. But you can set your front page to being static and have a post page in your custom menu. Call the blog page something like “Updates” instead of blog. Use it to say that you have added more information about Goering and Hitler (or whichever page you have worked on). Let anyone subscribe to it: who knows? one of those folks might be looking for a book to publish!

    I’m not sure if your theme allows a sidebar where you could put a subscribe widget on just the post page. I’m sorry, but it’s getting toward midnight and I have to work tomorrow.

    best wishes.
    tess

    #1132726

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Could I change some pages from published to draft and then when I wish, change them back to public and then the followers will be notified?

    No, people can only subscribe to posts. not to pages.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    #1132727

    fgherbert
    Member

    What happens when a visitor signs up on my sign-up page the way it is set up now? How do I know that they have signed up?Do I find out through stats?

    #1132728

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Just about to sleep, but I’ll sign up now so you will see.

    #1132732

    fgherbert
    Member

    Yeah!
    I just found you in feed backs, Contains your name and E-mail address.
    Did you include the following comment?

    “testing your sign up page so you will see what happens when someone uses it”

    It looks that the contact form on my page “sign-up” works. I am getting excited, but there may be too many responses to handle manually. I hope so. I don’t like the idea that anyone can copy content or pictures from a post of mine. That’s way I wanted pages. First off, I want to maintain my copyright, also, If I get permission from a Wilson relative to publish a family photo and put on my site in a post, could anyone copy and publish it anywhere?
    Thanks again for “burning the midnight oil”.
    Fred

    #1132733

    fgherbert
    Member

    Could I copy sign-ins from feedback to a word Processor and than edit information to just contain e-mail addresses and use that for e-mail notifications and list to impress publishers?

    Fred

    #1132737

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Anyone can copy anything you post: pictures, text, audio.
    Here are some links to read:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/prevent-content-theft/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/content-theft-what-to-do/
    http://automattic.com/dmca/

    If you plan to use the sign-in contact form information, you must be clear to the reader that you will use their email address to send them more information.

    For my work blog, I have a check box for this question: “Would you like to receive an occasional newsletter [ ]yes [ ]no”

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