Posts by Gareth_Gillman

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Gareth_Gillman says

Thanks GS :)

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Gareth_Gillman says

I need a logo for a new website I am doing, it’s a directory website for cleaners, I have had a look through and can’t find anything I like

I have tried:

cleaner, cleaning, mop, bucket and brush

I came across a logo before xmas on the blog but I forgot to bookmark it, I have searched and searched but can’t find anything that makes me go wow.

Ideally it would have a character related to cleaning of some sort (brush, mop, water etc)

Anyone know of a gem in the mass of logos available?

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Gareth_Gillman says

You need tax advice from an advisor in your country not many people on here will know the vat rules for your country so we are just guessing, Tax is a complicated matter and something you may need to take up with Envato as well as you will need buyer information to be able to account for tax for your items.

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Gareth_Gillman says

I find chrome quite laggy and a bit of a resource hog, I am using Firefox Developer for debugging websites but firefox (normal) for day to do browsing

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I just got asked to review a website for issues and I nearly fell off my chair – http://goo.gl/FnwDoa The client has built it themselves using a multi-purpose theme (not from here)

There are so many issues with the site that I told them to start again from scratch

Multi-purpose themes are great when used by someone with a creative eye but when used by clients with no clue then they end up looking like crap

Why clients think they know better than a web designer, and they can build a site for $58 and 2 hours in WordPress is beyond me.

Now if they had bought a “niche theme” such as [Mod: Link Removed due to Complaints] then it wouldn’t have turned out so bad and would be usable.

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Gareth_Gillman says

1) Nope, not a requirement but why wouldn’t you? WordPress recommends users to use child themes instead of editing the “core” theme. There isn’t much you have to do to make your theme child friendly either.

2) No rules saying you can’t but it’s not a good idea as an experienced user will set the setting in the WP settings and then go irate when it doesn’t work. The WP settings are there for a reason and it’s easy to get the data for that by using the get_option() tag

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Gareth_Gillman says

Yes, you need to WordPress on a hosting account and then install the theme to WordPress

I am based in the UK, happy to chat on the phone to run through everything with you if you would like, sometimes it’s easier than typing questions here, send me a message through my profile with your email and I will call you

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Gareth_Gillman says

It’s only europe which has the stupid rules, everywhere else (that I am aware of) the VAT is only collected if you and the client are in the same country e.g. Bulgaria. You need to be VAT registered to charge VAT but this is different per each country so get advice.

Example

I run a freelance business in the UK, if I deal with a UK business I have to charge them VAT (if they don’t have a VAT #) as I am supplying to a resident of the country of my business.

I have Australian clients I don’t have to charge VAT to as they are outside of the scope of the UK tax system

TLDR; You only need to charge VAT to customers in Europe or the country of your residence,

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Gareth_Gillman says

If you want to include plugins in your theme than you need to use the TGM class, there is no point in re-inventing the wheel, the most popular themes on here use TGM.

TGM has 2 options for plugin includes:

1) Required – it has to be installed, only use this if the theme needs the plugin features

2) Recommended – the user may install the plugin, use this for plugins which add to the theme e.g. the social media buttons

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Gareth_Gillman says

You won’t be able to do this from a WP, it’s just too complicated and requires a lot of server interaction to pull the emails in from an email account.

Any decent web host will come with webmail systems installed, my personal preference is SquirrelMail which comes with cPanel.

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