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Post  z on Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:23 pm


In non-music news I am setting up a fiction blog website to help sell my books.

It involves some tricky shit like MySQL (database), Wordpress (blogging software), and a lot of customization.

HOWEVER, if I figure out how to make it look real PRO, then I can probably do the same thing for
Atomic Force Records. I think it might help AFR to have more of a blog oriented site with press release
type entries and a place where listeners can sign up and post comments and everything.

Stay tuned....

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Post  Star4mation on Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:49 pm

Sounds like a great idea Z Smile If you need any additional graphics just shout! Smile

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Post  z on Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:02 pm

Star4mation wrote:Sounds like a great idea Z Smile If you need any additional graphics just shout! Smile

Probably will! I will let you know!
Thanks!

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Post  Star4mation on Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:36 pm

z wrote:
Star4mation wrote:Sounds like a great idea Z Smile If you need any additional graphics just shout! Smile

Probably will! I will let you know!
Thanks!

Z

Allways glad to help Z Smile

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Post  globaltrancemission on Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:17 pm

Z......a question.....are you setting up Wordpress under your own domain with a webhosting company?

If so then its not too difficult to do and its very easy to use Wordpress once its setup.

My Darkstarcruiser site is a Wordpress site if you want to take another look at it Smile

Its set up to look more like a website than a blog because I designed it that way. I have softawre that I bought that enables me to build and design my own Wordpress templates.

If you are setting up WP on a hosting site then you will find hundreds of templates you can use....there is no shortage of free designs.....but they are not easy to customise too much. That's why I got software for the job.

As far as an SQL databse goes all you have to do with WP is allocate and name an SQL database for use with WP and it will use it automatically.

If I can help with anything just let me know Smile

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Post  z on Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:10 pm

globaltrancemission wrote:Z......a question.....are you setting up Wordpress under your own domain with a webhosting company?

If so then its not too difficult to do and its very easy to use Wordpress once its setup.

My Darkstarcruiser site is a Wordpress site if you want to take another look at it Smile

Its set up to look more like a website than a blog because I designed it that way. I have softawre that I bought that enables me to build and design my own Wordpress templates.

If you are setting up WP on a hosting site then you will find hundreds of templates you can use....there is no shortage of free designs.....but they are not easy to customise too much. That's why I got software for the job.

As far as an SQL databse goes all you have to do with WP is allocate and name an SQL database for use with WP and it will use it automatically.

If I can help with anything just let me know Smile

Thanks! I might need a little help. So far so good.

I am redirecting the URL to my own machine.
I have MySQL and Wordpress working.

The only thing not working is sending emails through Comcast (when people register)..... I think I know why.... it's a comcast thing.


I'll post a link here once email / registration is working.






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Post  z on Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:27 am


It's up. I will be adding a lot more content and customizing it as I go....

also adding links to sites I like (like your guy's sites) soon....

http://mikecooleyfiction.com

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Post  z on Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:15 pm


Hey Steve! I want to put an Art Link section there.
What URL should I link to for your stuff?

And I will put the link in the Book Description too...

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Post  Star4mation on Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:04 pm

z wrote:
Hey Steve! I want to put an Art Link section there.
What URL should I link to for your stuff?

And I will put the link in the Book Description too...

--Mike

Cool looking site Z! Smile
You can link to my DeviantArt url http://star4mation.daportfolio.com/
I really must update some of the images there to include some newer stuff (or build a new site, or maybe both!)

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Post  z on Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:05 pm

Star4mation wrote:
z wrote:
Hey Steve! I want to put an Art Link section there.
What URL should I link to for your stuff?

And I will put the link in the Book Description too...

--Mike

Cool looking site Z! Smile
You can link to my DeviantArt url http://star4mation.daportfolio.com/
I really must update some of the images there to include some newer stuff (or build a new site, or maybe both!)

Cool! Adding it. Let me know if it changes.

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Post  Star4mation on Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:12 pm

Cheers Z Smile

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Post  globaltrancemission on Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:27 pm

Looks good Z.......a nice clean look that draws your eye straight to the content Smile

Have you looked at installing plug ins yet?

You can get lots of plug ins that do all sorts of things like giving you stats, creating good meta tags and making it all search engine friendly. Most of them are free.

Wordpress is a very cool program and is very user friendly Smile

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Post  z on Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:31 pm

globaltrancemission wrote:Looks good Z.......a nice clean look that draws your eye straight to the content Smile

Have you looked at installing plug ins yet?

You can get lots of plug ins that do all sorts of things like giving you stats, creating good meta tags and making it all search engine friendly. Most of them are free.

Wordpress is a very cool program and is very user friendly Smile

Thanks!

Yeah I need to pick some plug-ins. I looked at a few stat plug ins but haven't found one I like yet.

I used wordpress before years ago. It's a lot easier to use now.

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