In this session, a member asks what the next steps are and where to go after finishing the first 14 beginner lessons. Here Rick suggests moving on to the intermediate tutorials depending on what you want to do with your website. There are tutorials for building an E-commerce site when you have a product that
BYOBWebsite has more than doubled the content so far this year. In fact, we’re adding new material so quickly that a member asks how to find stuff on the site. I show how to find videos by browsing the subject lists, by browsing the 3 main tutorial series and by browsing the topics list. Finally
A member asked where we host our videos. We discuss the pro’s and con’s of self hosting videos and then hosting with streaming video providers such as VideoPress or screencast.com. I also discuss why I’m moving my video hosting to Amazon S3 Cloudfront. [S3VIDEO file='public/liveanswers/LA1-23-11b-video-hosting.mp4' bgimage='https://www.byobwebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/LA1-23-11b-video-hosting.jpg' displaymode='overlay'] And Rick, do you host all your videos
A member asked if its possible to put a pop-up dialog box during or after the viewer successfully played the video. We discuss the ability of Camtasia Studio to add a link to the end of a video. We also briefly discuss using Microsoft Expression Blend. Adobe can probably do this as well. Next we
A member raised concerns when he noticed that his posts don’t display the author’s name. We looked at the Thesis Design Options -> Display Options Settings and the WordPress User Profile Settings. It turned out that he had nothing set for “Display name publicly as”. [S3VIDEO file='public/liveanswers/LA1-23-11b-authors-name-not-showing-post.mp4' bgimage='https://www.byobwebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/LA1-23-11b-authors-name-not-showing-post1.jpg' displaymode='overlay'] Doug: My last question is my
A member is having a problem installing NetBeans on her MAC. She made several tries but she still gets an error message. We discuss potential solutions to her installation problem, we talk about a couple of other Mac based code editors (Taco & Coda) and we discuss the importance of error checking and syntax highlighting.
A member asked me to discuss the various versions of the “more” tag in both WordPress and Thesis. There is a WordPress default behavior and a default Thesis behavior. Here are what we discussed in this video: Adding the WordPress default more tag to posts Customizing the WordPress default more tag for an individual post
We discuss potential options for plugins and software to use to create membership sites along with a conceptual basis for creating this type of site. The discussion centers on the type of membership site that would allow members to have control over their own profiles and the ability to post some information as well as