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isaxby



Joined: 20 Apr 2016
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Location: Brixham

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:06 am    Post subject: Finally gone live with the new website Reply with quote

Comments/suggestions welcome

Many thanks

Ian

https://onefishermansloft.co.uk
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stewart-sandeman



Joined: 29 Dec 2015
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Location: Scotland - highlands

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great website - excellent photos and generally has a modern look - a couple of typos to tidy up

About us has a full stop flying about 4th paragraph
on your website” .

A couple of inconsistencies with Loft and loft - see the apartment
One Fisherman’s loft

I did struggle a bit with the sleeps 2. There is a double bed and also a 3 seater sofa bed - so is it a sleeps 4 apartment? Possibly just remove the word bed from 3 seater sofa - or say that it sleeps 4?

I did find getting to the costs was a bit hard - had a really good look around as it says availability and costs on the tab but |I could not find the costs - got there eventually but may put some off - possible to make it more obvious.

hope this helps

Peter
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newtimber



Joined: 24 Nov 2012
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Location: Brighton

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I really don't like your front page. The reflections and numerous boats and colours combined with the menu floating on top makes me feel ill.

If you hover over the terms and conditions link, the text disappears instead of highlighting.

Your privacy policy does not comply with GDPR as it does not have the prescribed information. I know you say you've used a 3rd party template but some of the clauses they provide have been missed out. I think you need to have the official name and address of your organisation - whether that be a limited company, partnership, or individuals as you cannot have any legal agreement with a website. You also need to include the statement on user's rights.

In addition, you cannot assume user consent for cookies anymore.

Other than this, it is a very comprehensive site and you've put a lot of work into it.
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isaxby



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi both

Thank you for the reviews, much appreciated.

I have corrected the typos and removed "bed" (we used to sleep 4 but now only two).

Will have a look at the other comments regarding costs, GDPR, links etc.

Thanks again.

Ian
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Pengman



Joined: 22 Apr 2019
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Location: Portland, Dorset UK

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ian,

I think your website looks great. I'm new to LMH and about to construct a Wordpress website and am wondering which Template to use. On another post back in 2016 I think, you said you were using the 'Accelerate' template. Does your 'new' website still use Accelerate? If so, is it the free version or the pro version? Accelerate is a generic template, i.e. not specifically designed for holiday lets - if you're still using Accelerate, do you think your site suffered from it not being a template specifically designed for the industry?
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Pengman (sorry, couldn't find your name!)

I used to use Accelerate and it was good, but I followed a course that used that theme.

I now use a theme called Ultra by Themify and it is brilliant, so much more flexibility and it has a "builder" built in which makes putting the site together so much easier.

It is a paid for theme but well worth it in my experience, their support is also brilliant.

Hope that helps, if you want to buy Ultra here is a link, I think it will get you a discount (although can't guarantee as I have never tried it before).

https://themify.me/member/aff/go/isaxby

Any other questions please let me know.

Thanks

Ian
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Pengman



Joined: 22 Apr 2019
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ian,

Very helpful - thanks a lot. Looking at Ultra https://themify.me/themes/ultra , it comes with various 'design skins' (Agency, Restaurant, Wedding, Fitness, etc etc). There's not one that immediately jumps out at me as being the obvious one to use and adapt to holiday let usage - do you remember which one you used? Then again, you may have not used any one of these.

Graham
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I followed a YouTube video for the initial setup, I can't remember which skin it used but I can post a link to it once I get to my pc.
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Pengman



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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ian. I've gone ahead and purchased Ultra and am busy installing it. Your link didn't give me a discount, but no worries.

Graham
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian,

My guess is that the YouTube video you used was this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=243&v=P8Lte26BBN8 This guy uses the default skin so I guess that's what you did? No more questions after this (promise) - I just want to start going in the right direction.

Graham
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Graham

That is worth watching as well, but the one I used was this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi61nWqeKf8&feature=youtu.be

It is over 3 hours long but takes you through the whole thing. I found it very good and at the end just took what I had and converted it to a holiday apartment website. Then I integrated online booking etc.

Hope that helps, let me know if you need anymore info.

Thanks

Ian
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Pengman



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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ian,

Thats great - thanks. Will post up the web link when I'm done.

Cheers,

Graham

PS The WP site I built last year is at www.django-band.co.uk (I'm the Graham in the band Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi again Ian,

I doubt if you remember, but did you post up the stock images provided on the website that accompanies the video you followed and then replaced them with your own later, or did you go with your own images from the start?

Graham
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi again Ian,

Well I decided to go with my own images from the start. Interesting that the latest update of the Ultra theme includes new fields that didn't exist when the nyctechclub tutorial video was shot - for the moment I'm just leaving them at their default settings.

Graham
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Graham

Sorry for the delay. I used my own images, and yes I am sure the tutorial is a little out of date but hopefully it is still useful.

Any other questions let me know, I'll try and respond a little quicker!

Thanks

Ian
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