It has been a long week for me waiting for our next lesson. I guess I shouldn’t complete the lessons as fast as I have been lately. Although I am sure that other lessons will take me much longer to complete.
I have spent my time this past week checking out WordPress (that is the power behind this blog site and provided as an option for my D9 host site) and found out things to make it easier for me to improve things. One thing I found was expansion of the blog entry box. The default is 20 lines and I found out in the settings area that I can change it to a larger area just by changing the number of lines and saving the setup. I now have it set to 50 lines which for me makes it easier to read, spell check and proof-read every blog before we post them.
I also spent some time on the cPanel of my hosting site with D9. I can’t wait to start having add-on domains and sub-domains. It all looks very easy to manage anything from just the one panel. It provides all of your hosting information for your site and all the statistics related to it also. Just about anything you need for your site is just a point and click method. You do not NEED to know HTML at all. However, having played with web sites before, it is always good to know HTML just in case you would like to modify things a bit. All in all a pretty slick deal for the price.
This morning I have been madly trying to ensure I have all my links, IDs and Passwords on my laptop so I can travel and continue working on the Marketing Masterclass. I have one of those USB pocket drives that I basically have for my photo’s. So I loaded our Masterclass desktop folder onto it so I can take it along, plug it into the laptop and I have all that information. This will become important this week I think when we add graphics to our sites. Thinking ahead I save the header and footer graphics I purchased from Planet Divinity into a sub-folder called (what else) “Graphics”.
Don’t forget to check out the links highlighted in this blog. I put them in case you are interested in them. The D9 hostings is obvious, but the HTML link take you to a site that has free HTML code for you to use on your site.