Mount Hood Rideshare Site

Posted by on Nov 30, 2011 in News | 0 comments

UPDATE 12/25/11: The Mt. Hood Rideshare website is up and running: mounthoodrideshare.com. Here’s a blog post about the new Mt. Hood Rideshare. I’m beginning work on a rideshare/carpooling site to the Mt. Hood ski and snowboard resorts. It will serve Mt. Hood Meadows, Ski Bowl, and Timberline. Users will be able to offer rides, request rides, respond to ride posts in a forums format, and private message users to arrange rides. The planned launch date is Christmas Eve, 2011. I’m really excited about the site, both because as a...

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Adding Custom Fields to bbPress Topics, then Filtering Topics by Custom Fields using Views

Posted by on Nov 29, 2011 in bbPress, Website Tips, Wordpress | 0 comments

I am creating a rideshare site. My goal was to add custom fields to bbPress topics, and then filter those topics in order to display relevant information to the user. For example, I want people offering rides to be able to select their “Destination” from a dropdown list. Then, I want users to be able to filter the offered rides by destination. 1. Create the custom bbPress topic fields To create the custom bbPress fields, I used a premium plugin called “GD Custom Posts and Taxonomy Tools“, which has special bbPress...

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How to Post to Your WordPress Blog via iPad or iPhone

Posted by on Nov 25, 2011 in Website Tips | 0 comments

Install App 1. Download the WordPress for iOS app from the iTunes Store 2. Open the WordPress app in your iPad or iPhone. 3. Select the 3rd option: “Add self-hosted WordPress blog” 4. Fill in the 3 fields like this: URL: http://yourwebsite.com Username:  username Password: password 5. Tap “Save” Create a New Post 1. Tap the “New Post” Icon in the upper right hand corner. 2. Fill in the first 3 fields like this: Title: [Type the title of your blog post] Tags: [Type keywords that describe your blog...

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Brand Management

Posted by on Nov 24, 2011 in Recommended Reading | 0 comments

On a friend’s Facebook wall, I came across a brand management company that spoke to the quirky yet mainstream side of Portland, and likely the hipster techie creatives of most American cities: iHeartProductions. That is all.

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Stone & Smith Website Launches Today

Posted by on Nov 20, 2011 in Client Websites | 0 comments

Stone and Smith Jewelry’s new website launches today! Melissa’s distinct jewelry line has a small but growing group of followers in Portland, OR. Her new website, built by us at Internet a la Carte, is pretty yet soft-spoken, letting her visitors focus on the jewelry itself. Congrats, Melissa!

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Steve Rosen Website Launched

Posted by on Nov 18, 2011 in Client Websites | 0 comments

I’m excited to announce the launch of Steve’s new website, selfcaresteve.com. As a teacher and Certified Circle of Life Coach, Steve offers wellness trainings to organizations and individuals. He’s has been doing wellness programs for over 30 years. It was lots of fun working with Steve on the launch, and I look forward to supporting his online efforts to grow his business. Steve’s new website includes information about Steve, his wellness trainings and coaching, as well as a schedule of upcoming trainings, email...

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Adding Craigslist posts to your website using RSS

Posted by on Nov 8, 2011 in Website Tips | 0 comments

Adding Craigslist posts to your website using RSS

So you want to add a live feed of Craigslist posts to your website or blog? Me, too! And you can do it using Craigslist’s built-in RSS feeds. First, you go to the Craigslist city and section you want (such as Portland > Rideshare). Second, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click the RSS link. You’ll be taken to the RSS page. Third, copy the URL from that page. Finally, put the RSS URL on your website or blog. If you’re using WordPress, go to Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets, and drag the RSS widget to your...

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Coming Soon: Website Versions Designed for Mobile Phones

Posted by on Nov 4, 2011 in News | 0 comments

Coming Soon: Website Versions Designed for Mobile Phones

‎”According to Gartner, by 2013, more people will access websites through mobile phones than through desktop computers.” – Mashable Mobile users demand a unique experience. They are goal-oriented, visiting your site for store hours or a product price. They don’t want to sort through all the information on your site to get what they want. So… …Coming soon, I’ll be offering an optional mobile version of the any website I build! The mobile version will be shown only to smartphone users, while desktop...

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Building Your Ideal Private Practice: A Guide for Therapists and Other Healing Professionals by Lynn Grodzki

Posted by on Nov 1, 2011 in Recommended Reading | 0 comments

Building Your Ideal Private Practice: A Guide for Therapists and Other Healing Professionals by Lynn Grodzki

This book was recommended to me by Patricia, who is a certified practitioner of Rubenfeld Synergy Therapy, a cross between body work and psychotherapy. In our first meeting, I asked Patricia what her “ideal client” would look like, so we could orient her website to attract the kind of clients she wants. She liked the question, which reminded her of Lynn Grodzki‘s book about envisioning and building your ideal private practice that several bodyworker friends has recommended to her. The book, Building Your Ideal Private...

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How to Add a New Administrator to a Facebook Page

Posted by on Oct 17, 2011 in Website Tips | 0 comments

How to Add a New Administrator to a Facebook Page

Adding a New Administrator to a Facebook Page This will make it so a designated person can edit a business page while logged into their own Facebook account. First, before being added as an Admin, the person will need to log into their personal Facebook first, search for the business page in question, and “Like” it. Do this part before trying to add the new Admin, or it won’t work. Then, when logged into the business page, click Edit Page button in the upper right hand part of the profile. Click Manage Admins from the left-hand...

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