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Makins says

It’s reassuring to know it’s not just me.

Thanks for the info Gareth. I can access the codex now, so I guess peer1 or whoever hosts the WordPress.org servers have updated their hardware!

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Makins says

For some reason I’ve suddenly become unable to access the WordPress Codex today, but can access all other websites. This isn’t just specific to my computer, but all computers in my house, and I can get to the codex through a proxy. I’ve tried doing a factory reset on my router, but that didn’t help.

If I ping wordpress.org the request times out. If I use the tracert command it gets to 10ge.xe-0-0-0.linxb.ldn-teleh-dis-1.peer1.net, then times out.

Is it possible WordPress.org is blocking my IP? I haven’t a clue how to fix this, so any help is appreciated!

Thanks in advance, Toby

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Makins says

I use zPanel, it’s pretty good

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Makins says

What’s inside it? Ready-made sandwiches? They look like that :)

Fatty, salty, processed meat – it’s really quite disgusting!

The origin of the word ‘spam’ (as in email spam) if you didn’t already know: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE
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Makins says

Fine for me!

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Makins says

This is called a hard rejection – when your template needs quite a lot of work they don’t give specific details.

Here’s my honest feedback: your template currently is a bit of a mess, there appears to be several sort of styles going on. The typography is awful in some places, the spacing is not consistent, elements don’t line up at the edges etc. The “Why do you Choose Appolo” section in particular looks just awful; that text shadow is hideous!

I recommend you read up on web design and start by creating something much more simple. Just keep creating more and more, and you will get better eventually.

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Makins says

I’ve had bad experiences with 1&1 before and haven’t used them since, I can’t say my experience with GoDaddy was much better though!

I use IntoVPS now, but a VPS with them is unmanaged – so if you know a bit about servers, or are up for the challenge of learning about them, it’s a pretty good deal at $10/month :)

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Makins says

Hi,

I’m interested in doing this for you – please contact me through my profile.

Many thanks, Toby

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Makins says

Hi,

I’m looking for a list of WordPress themes and HTML templates that use a description in the navigation menu. One example I’ve found is SmartStart, are there any others?

Thanks in advance!

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Makins says

Don’t like this at all either. It looks rubbish.

This is a much bigger change than adjusting the background colour, where’s the thread about it?

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