SelfAssemblySites News Update November 2011

Here's an update for November to let you know what changes and improvements we've made around the site - and what's coming next - as well as a taster of the website training videos we've produced or have in production. Please give us your thoughts and suggestions on anything you think could make the site better for you!

We're continuously shooting more videos for you - here's a list of recently completed screencasts:

And recently completed Expert Answers videos:

On the way over the next few weeks:

  • Show/Hide Content On A Page
  • Installing A Picture Gallery
  • List of Recommended Plugins
  • Ecommerce Plugin Overview
  • Backup Plugin Setup
  • Yoast SEO Plugin Setup
  • Westhost Hosting Setup

We've also made some improvements to the website itself since our last update:

  • Completed our site move to faster hosting
  • Made improvements to code and images to optimise page load times
  • Design improvements on the Members Dashboard

Site improvements we will making over the next few weeks :

  • Improving the layout of the category pages (e.g. http://www.selfassemblysites.com/cat...dating-content ) - to differentiate between video pages and blog posts
  • Tidy up how Tags appear (on all pages)
  • Add blog specific sidebar for blog listing page
  • Add a new custom field to the videos which will tell you "How this particular video benefits you" (we're working on figuring out a better way to word that, it's a bit clunky, but we want to make it really obvious what result you will get from watching any given video)
  • Reviewing the plugins we use on the site currently, ensuring we have everything we want installed

We will update this community forum thread regularly - feel free to add your suggestions and comments!

Thanks,
Alastair.

About Alastair McDermott

Alastair McDermott is an online business and technology consultant specialising in web design & development, internet marketing and search engine optimisation. He has been building websites and software since 1996 and is a ten year veteran of using WordPress.

Alastair blogs and makes media of all kinds at WebsiteDoctor. Follow him on Twitter at @WebsiteDoctor.
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