It’s been a long time since I posted here and have decided to breathe some life back into this site. I have been working on building niche sites with Joomla specifically concentrating on web 2.0 type community and review sites. Even though this site doesn’t receive a huge amount of traffic, only makes a few sales here and there and the domain name isn’t brilliant (it was the first domain I ever purchased and I really had no idea what I was doing, I had no idea that 18 months later I would be working full time as an internet marketer) it is now reasonably well aged and has decent PR so I thought it was worth trying to put it to better use, only time will tell!
This is now the third face lift this site has had, originally it was an “out-of-the-box” PIPS site which was my introduction to the world of internet marketing. It still uses the original PIPS newsletter however I will probably create my own in the near future.
The current design is called Populous and will be familiar to those who use Joomla and more specifically are members of the Rockettheme template club. The main site is built using Joomla 1.5.4 and this blog has been upgraded to the latest version of WordPress 2.6 prior to that I think it was 2.1 so was well due for an upgrade. Upgrade went relatively smoothly however I had the category issue that a lot of others had and considering I seem to have accumulated a lot of categories was a bit of a pain.
Since the theme was designed for Joomla I had to create a version for WordPress which I did using the Sandbox theme which is great for creating your own WordPress designs without having to build the theme from scratch. I removed all plug-ins and started again from scratch as they were all out of date. Here is a list of all current plug-ins running on this blog.
- All in One SEO Pack
- Dagon Design Sitemap Generator
- Post-Plugin Library
- Recent Posts
- Similar Posts
- WordPress Automatic Upgrade
I also plan on adding the Random Posts plug-in as well as the Auto Social Poster plug-in and one other which has unfortunately just slipped my mind, oh thats right the Google XML plug-in which can be submitted to the Google Webmaster tool I haven’t done all that much research into the tool yet.
Perhaps in a future post I will list the Joomla plug-ins which I am running also.
I plan to make this site a review type site where I will research as many tools, memberships, ebooks and anything else related to home businesses and internet marketing as possible. I have already started to map out the sections of the site and as you will see I have a lot of work ahead of me!
Each opportunity, product or service will have a comment section where people who have used the opportunity, product or service can leave their own review and give it a rating. The goal is to provide people with an unbiased, honest review to aid them in making their decision.
That’s all for now I will be posting again soon once I have some content up to hopefully encourage people to leave their own reviews, I will have to come up with some incentives for top reviewers.