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Birgit

  • Birgit posted an update 2 months ago

    Need some help with word press updates!

    My word press site (Alan’s older version) has the Accelerate Child theme. Now there is an update for the theme Twenty Nineteen.

    I haven’t even noticed, I had this theme until this message in my dashboard.

    Anyone else has this message on his dashboard? Maybe Alan can give advice?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Hello Birgit,
      The 2019 theme is the standard theme that comes with WordPress (there is a new version each year). It’s good practice to keep this theme installed and up to date (but inactive). If WP gets buggy for some reason you can swap to the 2019 and see if the problem is caused by Accelerate.

  • Birgit replied to the topic Help Wanted in the forum The Soup 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hi Alan,

    my airbnb listing: https://www.airbnb.de/rooms/11417062

    VRBO; https://www.vrbo.com/2479674ha

    Cheers

    Birgit

     

  • Birgit posted an update 3 months ago

    Website speed

    Does anyone use Speed Booster Pack 3.7.5 ? I am looking for a way to improve my loading time. Actual my website is stagnating around position 48 on google. Checking tools always complain about loading time.

    Any other idea to get a better position – technically?

  • Birgit posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    To be on the safe side I installed the plugin classic editor. And I deleted automatic updates. I plan to wait 2 months and then update to the new WordPress. I was told, that this gives all other plugin providers enough time to fix any problems that their plugins might have with the new WordPress.

    • Just to let you know I let Siteground upgrade my site to the last WordPress version and it looks fine. They automatically add the classic editor plugin.

  • Birgit posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    Yes, it is your website, from the tutorial.

    • Hi, always a worry updating things but I have updated the Accelerate theme a few days ago (using the child theme too) and it didn’t cause any problems.

      I’m more worried about updating WordPress to the new version. I haven’t done that yet. I’m wondering if anyone else has (with the old Accelerate version of the website) and can report back?

      Thanks

      • To be on the safe side I installed the plugin classic editor. And I deleted automatic updates. I plan to wait 2 months and then update to the new WordPress. I was told, that this gives all other plugin providers enough time to fix any problems that their plugins might have with the new WordPress.

        • Just to let you know I let Siteground upgrade my site to the last WordPress version and it looks fine. They automatically add the classic editor plugin.

  • Birgit posted an update 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Theme update

    Hi,

    I have the older website with the theme accelerate – plus a child theme.

    Now there is an update of accelerate theme. Can I do this or do I have to be careful with anything?

    Thanks for help.

    • Hello Birgit, are you using a child theme?

      • Yes, it is your website, from the tutorial.

        • Hi, always a worry updating things but I have updated the Accelerate theme a few days ago (using the child theme too) and it didn’t cause any problems.

          I’m more worried about updating WordPress to the new version. I haven’t done that yet. I’m wondering if anyone else has (with the old Accelerate version of the website) and can report back?

          Thanks

          • To be on the safe side I installed the plugin classic editor. And I deleted automatic updates. I plan to wait 2 months and then update to the new WordPress. I was told, that this gives all other plugin providers enough time to fix any problems that their plugins might have with the new WordPress.

            • Just to let you know I let Siteground upgrade my site to the last WordPress version and it looks fine. They automatically add the classic editor plugin.

  • Birgit posted an update 5 months ago

    To Alan and Francis:

    Some months ago I asked about the date and the permalink.

    If I do a post with VS plugin, the date is not correct plus the permalink is not editable. This means, I always have to edit my post in my post section to get the right date and a better and shorter permalink.before sharing it to my other social media channels.
    VS…[Read more]

    • Hi Birgit, I’ll ask Francis to add this to the requests list. Is the time set correctly on your WordPress installation?

  • Birgit posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

    Plus: There is a warning with the Timber plugin:
    “Warning: This new version of Timber introduces some major new features which might have unknown effects on your site.
    Is your theme in active development? That is, is someone actively in PHP files writing new code? If you answered “no”, then DO NOT UPGRADE. We’re so serious about it, we’ve even…[Read more]

  • Birgit posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

    Thanks. As I have 2 of your websites – 1 in German 1 in English – and only the English one has the VS plugin, I can delete the Timber plugin without harming my website?

    • Plus: There is a warning with the Timber plugin:
      “Warning: This new version of Timber introduces some major new features which might have unknown effects on your site.
      Is your theme in active development? That is, is someone actively in PHP files writing new code? If you answered “no”, then DO NOT UPGRADE. We’re so serious about it, we’ve even…[Read more]

  • Birgit posted an update 5 months, 1 week ago

    Website – Plugin “Timber”

    My website is based on the first version of Alan’s templates. There is a plugin named “Timber” installed.

    Alan, please let me know if this plugin is mandatory for the mistake free running of my site or if I can delete it.

    Thank you for help.

    • Hi Birgit, the Timber plugin is needed for the vacation soup plugin to work.

      • Thanks. As I have 2 of your websites – 1 in German 1 in English – and only the English one has the VS plugin, I can delete the Timber plugin without harming my website?

        • Plus: There is a warning with the Timber plugin:
          “Warning: This new version of Timber introduces some major new features which might have unknown effects on your site.
          Is your theme in active development? That is, is someone actively in PHP files writing new code? If you answered “no”, then DO NOT UPGRADE. We’re so serious about it, we’ve even…[Read more]

  • Birgit posted an update 8 months, 1 week ago

    Is there anything new with the programming of the VS plugin? You wanted to check if there could be a possibility to change the slug for the permalink.
    This is very important because now it is always the whole title of the blog – which is way too long.
    I always have to shorten it in my post before sharing it.
    Thanks.

  • Ok, thanks Francis. I am looking forward to 🙂

  • When I type in “Venice Florida” at “Where to stay” – I get a list of several posts – all of other areas. My own posts do not show!

    Shouldn’t our posts show up when a traveler is looking for our area? Why are there posts from Kissimmee, Panama City and so on? Hundreds of miles away!

    Even when you klick at the marker where my property is, just ONE…[Read more]

  • Hello VS team,

    please update the plugin so that we can edit our permalink!
    Especially for google it is not positive that permalinks are so long.

    Example: My last post with VS had the title: <span style=”font-size: 100%;”>”Where to eat in Venice: Café Venice for exquisite Menus and Wine”. </span>

    <span style=”font-size: 100%;”>So the automatic p…[Read more]

  • Birgit posted an update 10 months, 1 week ago

    No inquiries from website

    I have the old version of Alan’s website, am pretty busy in blogs – 1-2 times a week – and have each page SEO optimized with Yoast.
    I have this website since the end of last year and I get ZERO inquiries from it.

    Do you have similar experiences? I have to say I am a bit disappointed. I cannot count the hours I sat…[Read more]

    • The only way I take bookings is through my website (no OTAs) and I’m happy with the impression they get from it, both of my cottage and my area. Getting people to visit the website is always going to be the most difficult thing. Looking at Google analytics most of my website visits come from referral (80 in the last week). In particular there is a…[Read more]

    • Hang in there Birgit. I know that it is frustrating at times. You are doing the right thing by steadily building your brand. You are in a very competitive area. I would recommend that you create, maybe less, but longer blog posts. The bigger the post the higher it will rank. Maybe target larger articles on these subjects things to do in venice fl…[Read more]

  • Birgit posted a new activity comment 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    Thanks. Would be great to change this. The title usually is much longer than a good link should be.

  • Birgit posted a new activity comment 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    Well, I inserted the code, it shows up in my post on my website, but not on VS.

  • Birgit posted an update 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    I just saw that the youtube video is missing in my VS post – it is there on my website. Is there a reason for this?

  • Birgit posted a new activity comment 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    Thanks, but I am looking for a way to post my VS post with a shorter than the title, that automatically adds to the permalink. Like I said, instead of villahappygator(dot)com/beach-yoga-on-our-venice-beaches-you-will-love-it/ I want to shorten it by myself BEFORE posting it with VS (to villahappygator(dot)com/beach-yoga)
    Isn’t there a way?

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