As technology has advanced, I have had to keep up with the times. I have learned to adapt and incorporate new ideas, concepts and processes. It is vital to keep abreast of what is new, as falling behind is not a good idea in today’s blogging world.
Therefore whenever a problem is presented by one of my readers, I do my utmost to solve it for them. Sometimes it’s easy, as I’ve already worked it out before, and it’s just a matter of finding the appropriate post and presenting it appropriately, or dredging my knowledge to impart it within an email.
Sometimes there are problems that require thinking, research and working it out. These can be quite enjoyable, especially when the solution is found and shared with the requester. There is nothing more satisfactory than seeing a blog function properly again, or a design problem solved to improve visitor experience. It gives me a special glow to know a business is able to continue correctly and profitably once more.
For example, a business owner requested how he could have different navigation within his sidebars on particular pages in his website. The solution was to use the Headway theme which allows different sidebars on chosen pages, with menu widgets for secondary navigation. I had to wade in to create an appropriate additional menu that restricted which pages were shown in the main navigation bar, against the ones revealed in each sidebar, to provide the desired visitors’ journey through the website.
Another problem solved was the matter of pretty permalinks and understanding where you can create child pages. It is important for your website to have easy-to-use permalinks (URLs for each page) that make sense and are memorable for the visitor. The settings need to be changed to create suitable permalinks, and child pages cannot be allocated to the homepage, or the permalink will contain /sample-page/ within it. Using menu widgets will regulate which pages are shown in the main navigation, and which pages can be hidden from view or shown elsewhere.
All this may sound complicated, partly because it is difficult to ‘view’ or understand what is described, but rest assured, if there is a problem with the design element of your blog, ask the Fairy Blog Mother and I will do all I can to find the answer.