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WordPress Maintenance & Security: Website Security Upgrades & Packages Available to Keep Your Cal Coast Website Secure

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  • 31 Mar 2015
Your website is complete. And it feels so good! Let’s keep it that way. No website is perfectly complete or perfectly secure. Like any marketing resource, they require maintenance. Like any software, they require updates. Most websites have potential “loopholes” that can be a security threat.  These security flaws, errors and other vulnerabilities are what malicious users (‘hackers’)

FTP Training Manual: How To Upload Files to The Internet For My Website

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  • 10 Jun 2010
Definitions FTP – stands for File Transfer Protocol, and it’s a method of uploading and sharing files throughthe internet. Overview FTP is the main program Cal Coast uses to transfer edited files to our custom websites. We like CORE ftp or ACE ftp, the programs are easy to download and simple to use: ALL FTP

Turning a Template or PSD Into an HTML Website

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  • 09 Jun 2010
Template Instructions Download the template file as necessary from favorite website like TemplatesBox.com Open template folder Install fonts (if not on your computer already) Open PhotoShop Open PSD file (*start here if creating own PSD image from scratch for design*) Change text to the names you need and feel free to move things around Change

Creating a GoDaddy Form in DreamWeaver

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  • 09 Jun 2010
If you need to create a form for your site, we say skip all the fancy programming and go with a product like JotForm that you can embed in your site. If there’s just no way around it, let this manual share with you how to do so using Dreamweaver and GoDaddy hosting… Please note

Making Your Website Work by Jim Marks

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  • 06 Nov 2009
Wow, I’ve known Jim Marks since my Advanced Access days. And he’s definitely one smart go-getter. I met Jim because he just happened to be on one of the biggest power real estate teams in Orange County. He has walked your walk, fellow Realtors. Time to listen up! First things first. Your website must convert.

When going to deep interior pages of the website, will directories and folders be named relevantly?

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  • 16 Mar 2009
“When going to deep interior pages of the website, will directories and folders b named relevantly? And, will you be programming so that the URLS don’t show more than 3 instances (Levels or question marks) in the URL?” Why? Yes.  All directories, subdirectories, and pages will be named revelantly.  Search engines will not always index

Can the Meta tags be edited on all pages? Why?

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  • 16 Mar 2009
Can the Meta tags be edited on all pages? Why? We often run into issues with editing product pages for sites because their programmers had coding in there that didn’t allow us to change them. This is SOOOO IMPORTANT! Each and every page of your website NEEDS the ability to have customized meta tags.

Will my website be framed?

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  • 16 Mar 2009
Will my website be framed? Why? If you look at the HTML code of a typical framed site, you will usually see the TITLE tag, the META tags, and then a FRAMESET tag — and that’s about it! Search engine spiders are programmed to ignore certain HTML code and, instead, to focus on indexing the actual body

Will you be using CSS? If not, how will you eliminate the extra formatting code?

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  • 16 Mar 2009
Will you be using CSS? If not, how will you eliminate the extra formatting code? Will I be able to edit it easily? With a standard WYSIWYG editor? The content? Why? CSS and traditional ‘font’ coding causes “code bloat.” Search engines spiders are actually lethargic. They don’t go through the bundles of HTML code to

Will you be using links and navigation that the search engines can read?

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  • 16 Mar 2009
Will you be using links and navigation that are searchable by the search engines? Why? Java, flash, images and all that good stuff are not readable by the search engines yet. It’s just that simple; they can’t read it 🙁 Ideally, we will design your website with text links not only for the keywords, but for

Will you be able to work with my SEO consultant?

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  • 16 Mar 2009
Q: Will you be able to work with my SEO consultant? Don’t forget to ask your current website designer if they can work with your Cal Coast and your SEO team!  Why? Because you may need some work done in the future that we must explain in detail to them. Often times companies only want

Websites Missing In Action

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  • 26 Nov 2008
While the Internet is indeed great we often overlook some of the problems that the Internet brings with it. For owners of a website there is nothing worse than having your website go offline for any reason. While it’s common for websites to be unavailable for a short time every now and then when a
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