Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




3 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 83003 8-May-2011 15:08
Send private message

Hi there. Chris here. New member with a bit of a problem.

I'm trying to set up a 'Directory' type website (www.foodfinder.co.nz) through OPENHOST using their SITEBUILDER tool.

The problem I have is finding a suitable template for this type of site. I am a complete novice with sitebuilding but can just about scrape through the basic template programme.

I have found a compromise template using the Eshop feature and think this might be suitable but would like to remove a couple of the FIELDS from the Products page layout.






Price? $ 0.00
?





The layout lends itself to what I'd like to achieve but would like to find a way to remove the above fields from each business page entry.

As you will see I haven't done much at all with inputting sample businesses but this is only because I don't want to spend hours on inputting to then find it's all been a waste of time.

If anyone has any knowledge of Sitebuilder and can offer an tips, helps or suggestions I would be very grateful.

Chris


Create new topic


3 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 466770 8-May-2011 15:40
Send private message

ZolloZ: Hi there. Chris here. New member with a bit of a problem.

I'm trying to set up a 'Directory' type website (www.foodfinder.co.nz) through OPENHOST using their SITEBUILDER tool.

The problem I have is finding a suitable template for this type of site. I am a complete novice with sitebuilding but can just about scrape through the basic template programme.

I have found a compromise template using the Eshop feature and think this might be suitable but would like to remove a couple of the FIELDS from the Products page layout.






Price? $ 0.00
?





The layout lends itself to what I'd like to achieve but would like to find a way to remove the above fields from each business page entry.

As you will see I haven't done much at all with inputting sample businesses but this is only because I don't want to spend hours on inputting to then find it's all been a waste of time.

If anyone has any knowledge of Sitebuilder and can offer an tips, helps or suggestions I would be very grateful.

Chris



Just noticed that the fields I was asking about didn't publish (although they showed on the draft post.)

The fields in question are: -

Price $0.00

ADD TO CART

BUY

It may have been obvious but I thought I clarify.

Chris

933 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 26


  Reply # 469684 16-May-2011 15:17
Send private message

unless you're wanting to construct the simplest of simplest websites I'd stay away from any of those sitebuilder tools that hosting companies provide

instead check out a CMS, the top three would be: Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal (and to a newbie I'd recommend you'd try them out in that order listed. Strongly suggest you use Wordpress first as is the easiest for a newbie)

Any more questions about it feel free to ask away!




Who I am: multi time Ironman finisher, University of Auckland graduate, Freelancer (mainly focused on website development, message me for work).

twitter.com/TersoIT

 
 
 
 


1163 posts

Uber Geek


  Reply # 469691 16-May-2011 15:21

ZolloZ:
ZolloZ: Hi there. Chris here. New member with a bit of a problem.

I'm trying to set up a 'Directory' type website (www.foodfinder.co.nz) through OPENHOST using their SITEBUILDER tool.

The problem I have is finding a suitable template for this type of site. I am a complete novice with sitebuilding but can just about scrape through the basic template programme.

I have found a compromise template using the Eshop feature and think this might be suitable but would like to remove a couple of the FIELDS from the Products page layout.






Price? $ 0.00
?





The layout lends itself to what I'd like to achieve but would like to find a way to remove the above fields from each business page entry.

As you will see I haven't done much at all with inputting sample businesses but this is only because I don't want to spend hours on inputting to then find it's all been a waste of time.

If anyone has any knowledge of Sitebuilder and can offer an tips, helps or suggestions I would be very grateful.

Chris



Just noticed that the fields I was asking about didn't publish (although they showed on the draft post.)

The fields in question are: -

Price $0.00

ADD TO CART

BUY

It may have been obvious but I thought I clarify.

Chris



 

You should contact the host for support, as they are the company you are paying and they will know the systems they are providing.



3 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 469697 16-May-2011 15:26
Send private message

I contacted them but the sitebuilder is a 3rd party program and they can't do more than offer very basic support.

What I want to do is 'edit' one of their templates to remove 3 fields from the front end.

I had assumed it was a matter of editing a file which controlled the layout of the products page but as I mentioned I am a little out of my depth.

I'd give the 'edit' a go but don't know where to look.

1163 posts

Uber Geek


  Reply # 469706 16-May-2011 15:41

ZolloZ: I contacted them but the sitebuilder is a 3rd party program and they can't do more than offer very basic support.

What I want to do is 'edit' one of their templates to remove 3 fields from the front end.

I had assumed it was a matter of editing a file which controlled the layout of the products page but as I mentioned I am a little out of my depth.


I'd give the 'edit' a go but don't know where to look.


 

You should try squarespace.com . It is a decent site builder /CMS system, and they do provide full support for it. 

933 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 26


  Reply # 469831 16-May-2011 19:34
Send private message

I'd suggest first checking out Openhost's one click installation for wordpress as I just checked and they've got it, as you've already got an account with openhost so you might as well make the best of it for now




Who I am: multi time Ironman finisher, University of Auckland graduate, Freelancer (mainly focused on website development, message me for work).

twitter.com/TersoIT

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52


NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46


Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.