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I am looking for someone to help me figure out how to do a couple of things on my site: add a page, and change an item or two on the menu. The thing is, I know NOTHING about how to do it (I can add and change a few things on the existing pages, with limited html knowledge) so I am starting from the bottom, basically.

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Do you have the files used to create your website? What software do you have on your computer to edit web pages (Dreamweaver, Frontpage)?

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Um, Good question. Someone created it for me, and all I have to make any changes it my Smart FTP. Do I need more than that?

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I have not used Smart FTP but it looks like from the screenshots on their webiste, the only thing you can do is move files from your hard drive to the server, like WS-FTP, which is what I use for that. Does it look like it has a code editing feature, though, that I am missing?

You could use Notepad (assuming Windows) to edit your files, but it will be a bit yucky unless the changes are simple. Can you get Dreamweaver? You could download a trial version to see if you like it.

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Hmmm... I totally appreciate your help, but I really have no idea how to do any of this. I hate to start downloading stuff if the think I have will do it. I should just pay someone to do it. I hate to do that too, since it is just removing an item from the menu and telling me how to crate a new page. Oh, what to do. lol

I think I will contact Kristin who created it. I didn't want to bother her since she did so much for me, but I may need her help.

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The best advice I can give is to learn html yourself. It's not that hard, believe me, if I can do it anyone can! I got HTML 4.0 for Dummies and the Everything About Building Your Own Webpage books from the library. There's also tutorials for html online. One I like is Lissa Explains it All - it's written for children, which is about my level when it comes to languages!

Honestly, even if you just learn the basics you'll be surprised what you can do!
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I do know quite a bit of html, but I still don't know how to create a new page on my site - ??? Also, I think you need to go into some database to change the menu, you can't just go to each page and edit the html. Am I right?

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Yes, I think adding a page and then having it appear on the menu has to do with the structure of the website. Probably a little more than html, but I'm no expert. I only know Trellix SiteBuilder which is a point and click WYSIWYG program. GoDaddy has WebSiteTonight which is similar and there are a few other programs like that. But, I think you would have to do your whole site with the software, not edit a current site. Not sure - I would go back to Kristin because it would be quick for her to do and then you wouldn't have to learn a whole new program.

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You could edit each page for the buttons, but maybe they are database-driven. I've never seen that.

To create a new page, yeah, I guess it would depend on what was used to make it. I keep my site(s) in Dreamweaver so I can edit them anytime.

The site is really really pretty, btw!

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I do know quite a bit of html, but I still don't know how to create a new page on my site - ??? Also, I think you need to go into some database to change the menu, you can't just go to each page and edit the html. Am I right?

Thanks.

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I know we chatted via emial (let me know if you have more questions about that).. I just wanted to also add that you can edit the menu right on the pages, no database with your setup.

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Cynthia> Thanks!

Kristine! Yes - it worked. I don't even know if "database" is the right term - lol - but I didn't realize you can just go to each page and edit the menu bar. I will try that. I am also considering a shopping cart, but anybody can use Paypal, so I am not sure what the benefits vs. the cost of change would be.

Thanks again Kristine!

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Most carts work with paypal as well. The benefits would be that its easier to update products, inventory control, template control (based on the cart), and ability to do coupons, order tracking etc.

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Yes - we should talk.
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I am also thinking of moving to a "real" shopping cart. I would like to offer coupons and gift certificates, plus control inventory. But I don't want to change the look of my site right now. I was thinking about ZenCart because it is more seamless than some of the others. Not sure though.

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I write websites for a living! I can offer advice on specifics if you want to pm me.

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