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Topic # 83003 8-May-2011 15:08
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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


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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 466770 8-May-2011 15:40
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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

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  Reply # 469684 16-May-2011 15:17
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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!




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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.



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  Reply # 469697 16-May-2011 15:26
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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.

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  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. 

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  Reply # 469831 16-May-2011 19:34
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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




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