Welcome to Country Blocking

I speak only English and I work in the United States.  I block all countries except the United States.

If you are a “bot” and most of you will be, then you can’t see how cute this page is. If you are a human then clicking the “sad-robot-icon” will take you back home to 127.0.0.1.

Oh! By the way, the featured image is an example of my WordPress work.

If you are looking for more info on country blocking, an AIOWPS Country Blocking add-on,  please click here  (no affiliation, just a recommendation because it works and it is simple to use). It is an add-on to their free plugin WP Security which you must have installed before the Country Blocking add-on will work.




FrontPage Extensions Microsoft

Recently I became involved with FrontPage again. I’ve never been an experienced user of FrontPage.

My program dates back to #FrontPage2003 and still does the job.

I was hired to do a simple web maintenance phone number change for a client MediVac Technologies Helium Leak Testing Service who’s website is built with FrontPage hosted on AT&T.

#microsoft frontpage web maintenance

Ordinarily in WordPress or any other HTML platform other than FrontPage, Dreamworks or Custom Website Designers the task would be easy and performed on the hosting server’s files directly.

FrontPage is a Microsoft product that is used to build websites. After you have built your website with the FrontPage program on your hard drive, you need to publish your site to your hosting account i.e. the server where your website resides.

Continue reading FrontPage Extensions Microsoft

DIY WebBuilding Books

Hand Selected #WebBuilding Books: From Beginners like WordPress in a Week to HTML and CSS to Audio API and eCommerce and successful blogging secrets. Covering, hopefully all, the aspects of Web Building; Website, Marketing, Blogging, and Social Media.


Please Note: You will CHECKOUT WITH AMAZON.COM FOR BOOKS ONLY and not checkout with me (PayPal) as you would if you purchased one of my services like a website installation for instance. If you want a book it will be in your Amazon cart, not my cart.




I have books on my website for two reasons: I’ve been in the DIY shoes looking for answers as simple as CSS & HTML color codes and I am an Amazon Associate which gives me the “widget” to produce the Bookstore itself.


Being a do-it-yourself web builder incorporates the beginner DIY webmaster, the startup blogger looking to market an existing online product, online store, online business how-to and social media marketeer looking to earn passive income. Those are a few of the #WebBuild scenarios and the books suggested are geared to the DIY community.


Lots and lots of education is available to you and most of these books are in my library.


I’ll help you and your staff understand your website’s inner workings like why WordPress, what is Dashboards, how does SEO work, social media Viral Loop, Security importance of add-ons and blogging for your online business. Plus, use my “lab” website to hone your web-skills.

Pick a Service that is right for you and your business or company profile.

. . . let’s start building. . . get a free quote. . .

Virtual Webmaster
Web Tech, WordPress Specialist and Real Person dedicated to your Web Presence, Online Company Profile and Online Marketing. If you are a small business, individual, self-publisher, and/or artist than WordPress is for you . . . and so am I.

Call or Text Me: 661-857-2244 (USA)
Everything can be done virtually using Skype, JoinMe, Dropbox, Email, Text and Phone.

Thanks for visiting. Have a good day! If you find something of value in one of my pages or posts; please feel free to share it with your social media friends. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing so.

How Does My Website Looks Like in SERPs?

Have you ever wondered how does my website appear or look-like in search results? There is an easy way to find out. Here’s how-to: see search engine results page (SERP) of your own website.

Example: type into GOOGLE SEARCH prompt using info:

  • info:www.valsjewels.com (use your website’s domain name info:www.yourdomain.xxx)

The SERP (Search Engine Result Page) displayed from Google is:

“Website Build; Startup, Turnkey and DIY
valsjewels.com/
WordPress self-hosted published website how to get one and own it!”
Google can show you the following information for this URL:
Show Google’s cache of www.valsjewels.com
Find web pages that are similar to www.valsjewels.com
Find web pages that link to www.valsjewels.com
Find web pages from the site www.valsjewels.com
Find web pages that contain the term “www.valsjewels.com”

Do the same in BING SEARCH prompt using info:www.yourdomain.xxx

Do the same in YAHOO SEARCH prompt using info:www.yourdomain.xxx

You can use “site:” instead of “info:” and/or do both

  • site:www.yourdomain.xxx (using site: may require dropping the www if you have your domain set to permanent redirect the www). Not to worry, if search results come up with “results not found” using the www: simply remove the www and try again.

If search results in Google or Bing or Yahoo, with or without the www, come up with NO RESULTS it means you are not being crawled and indexed by search engines a.k.a. registered with them. Contact me it is easy to resolve and I’ll send you how-to-register with search engines or I’ll do it for you for a small consult fee. It is very unlikely that you are not being crawled and indexed by search engines (Google, Yahoo and Bing primarily), but if you aren’t I can help.

  • You should not spend thousands of dollars for a website and you want a website that looks like you did, don’t you?
  • Your website your way in days, not months.
  • Request a free quote or call me.

Pick a Web Service:

. . . let’s start building.

Virtual Webmaster
Web Tech, WordPress Specialist and Real Person dedicated to your Web Presence, Online Company Profile and Online Marketing. If you are a small business, individual, self-publisher, and/or artist than WordPress is for you . . . and so am I.

Call or Text Me: 661-857-2244 (USA)
Everything can be done virtually using Skype, JoinMe, Dropbox, Email, Text and Phone.

Hootsuite & Facebook

 

I use Hootsuite’s Free Account and as I remember setting it up some years ago I thought Hootsuite automatically “grabs” my most recent blog post via rss feed and posts it to two of my social media accounts. I want Hootsuite to post to Google+. I also use Facebook, both personal and page, to automatically post to my Twitter Account.

This is a test to see if Hootsuite posts automatically to both my Facebook personal account, Facebook page and Twitter from my blog rss feed. If it does then I should see in my “stream” on Twitter the 1 post being posted 3 times.

In my Twitter feed, if I am correct and configured the Facebook App right, then Twitter will get posted by Hootsuite once and Facebook twice (1 from my personal and 1 from my page).

I apologize for “testing” and any inconvenience this may cause you but Hootsuite is trying so hard to get me off the “free” account and into their “pro” that they are “hiding” where my posts are posted and how many cross-posting social media accounts I can have in the “free” account.

In summary, if I see the 3 posts in Twitter then I’ll delete the Twitter from my Hootsuite account in hopes that my next post is “grabbed” by Hootsuite, posted to Facebook personal and page (which Facebook will send to Twitter) and post to Google+ instead of Twitter.

It all depends and again I do apologize for testing on you. Management and cross-posting,  yikes and the technology constantly is changing. I’ve not posted a blog for more than a year and lots has changed. So I am getting up to speed on the technology.

PS: I am seriously considering Hootsuite Pro for $9.99 per month. It is a great app!

When you decide you too want to cross-post, manage your social media and blogs, have your very own website for your company or just personally, please let me know. WordPress and I are here for you.

  • You should not spend thousands of dollars for a website and you want a website that looks like you did, don’t you?
  • Your website your way in days, not months.
  • Request a free quote or call me.

Pick a Web Service:

. . . let’s start building.

Virtual Webmaster
Web Tech, WordPress Specialist and Real Person dedicated to your Web Presence, Online Company Profile and Online Marketing. If you are a small business, individual, self-publisher, and/or artist than WordPress is for you . . . and so am I.

Call or Text Me: 661-857-2244 (USA)
Everything can be done virtually using Skype, JoinMe, Dropbox, Email, Text and Phone.

Mobile Call Me Button

Updated 07/02/2017 Obsolete info. I thought I was being so smart but now entering a phone number as a number on your website, your smartphone will give you the option to call or text by tapping the phone number. No need for “tel:” Happy Trails to you and no need to scroll any further. Call me if you are looking for a WordPress website installed, launched, refreshed or maintained. 661-857-2244 or text. Continue reading Mobile Call Me Button

Digital Business Card

It is very important to have a website even if it is only a “digital business card” and you really do not want to blog, maintain or market on the Internet or eCommerce online. But, if you ever do want to expand and market your services, products or shop, your “business-card-website” is there for you to add pages and start blogging.

One website for all devices is what I offer. No fuss, easy to maintain, stable, backed-up on a regular basis and hack proof. A website built on WordPress.

So, you don’t blog, you don’t sell any products online and do not want to, you like the personal touch and storefront or office visit in person. I get it!

Your site can be as simple as: here is what I do and here is where I do it! Please visit my brick and mortar store or office and that is all your website is (a.k.a. digital business card).

One page with your business mission statement and contact info and maybe a Google Map embedded so smartphones, chrome-books and tablets can get driving directions right to your door.

Now your real business card is dressed to impress with its own website address. www.You.me or www.yourbusiness.com or you choose the right domain name extension that fits what you want the digital-business-card to say about you.

  • What is this going to cost you to keep your digital business card website up on a host and your domain name registered? An annual estimate of $150 for both.
  • What is it going to cost you to initially set up your digital business card website by a professional webmaster? $500 Turnkey Website which includes the 1st year host and registered domain name or $150 value included.

In my Thank you for your purchase I include my personal satisfaction guarantee and it reads;

“If you ordered a website: You will have final approval rights on verbiage, setup, images, we will work together on graphics and design (columns, header etc.) and you will see what your website looks like before launching it on your domain.
You have 10 days to change your mind and ask for a refund. I personally guarantee my work.
If your web presence requirements are bigger than a Startup or that I can’t handle or what is or is not in the offer you purchased; we will discuss options or upgrades to my services or I can issue an immediate refund.” 

  • You should not spend thousands of dollars for a website and you want a website that looks like you did, don’t you?
  • Your website your way in days, not months.
  • Request a free quote or call me.

Pick a Web Service:

. . . let’s start building.

Virtual Webmaster
Web Tech, WordPress Specialist and Real Person dedicated to your Web Presence, Online Company Profile and Online Marketing. If you are a small business, individual, self-publisher, and/or artist than WordPress is for you . . . and so am I.

Call or Text Me: 661-857-2244 (USA)
Everything can be done virtually using Skype, JoinMe, Dropbox, Email, Text and Phone.

Why WordPress

I use and have installed WordPress for myself and clients for many years (Twenty Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Fifteen and Customizr templates). Better the question should be “why not WordPress?” Each was a child theme and transition from one template to another is a piece of cake. I am thoroughly enjoying Twenty Fifteen for its simplicity, great font and easy reading on any device. You are on a WordPress Twenty Fifteen website.

Why WordPress? you decide:

Big Businesses using WordPress:

  • From Fortune 500 companies like eBay, Sony, GM and UPS, to national news giants like Forbes, CNN, Reuters and The NYT, to tech tycoons like Samsung, IBM and TechCrunch, heavy hitters everywhere are rolling out slick sites with full-scale content strategies developed in and supported by the WordPress. Why not you too?

WordPress is Open Source:

  • Your website should be making you money, not costing you more than you’re gaining from it. WordPress is an open source CMS, for which you will never pay a licensing fee.
  • Open source means more than just no licensing fees. It’s a community philosophy that allows programmers to work together to improve each others’ code or change it to do something different. That means that the functionality you’ve been looking for has probably already been created and is available for you to use. This can save your business thousands of dollars in long-term custom development costs.

WordPress Intuitive Backend:

  • One of the reasons WordPress has been so widely adopted is that it has a very easy-to-use, intuitive backend. WordPress’ plugin architecture and templating system are also well-known for being simple to customize and build upon.

WordPress is Highly Extendable:

  • Want social networking? Want forums? E-commerce? Event management? All of these features are available through the WordPress plugin architecture.

ECommerce using WordPress:

  • Whether you need a small corporate store or a large-scale international enterprise with complex selling needs, WordPress has the e-commerce solution to suit your business.

What does a professional WebTech have to say about WordPress:

  • You should not spend thousands of dollars for a website and you want a website that looks like you did, don’t you?
  • Your website your way in days, not months.
  • Request a free quote or call me.

Pick a Web Service:

. . . let’s start building.

Virtual Webmaster
Web Tech, WordPress Specialist and Real Person dedicated to your Web Presence, Online Company Profile and Online Marketing. If you are a small business, individual, self-publisher, and/or artist than WordPress is for you . . . and so am I.

Call or Text Me: 661-857-2244 (USA)
Everything can be done virtually using Skype, JoinMe, Dropbox, Email, Text and Phone.

Sitebuilder to WordPress

Building my business. My previous Sitebuilder website is now a WordPress with a responsive template and ecommerce. All free Open Source stuff.

I am announcing my newly designed website and testing Hootsuite to see if my links to Facebook, Twitter and Google+ work.

Nonetheless, if you want to see my NEW stuff, please come on by, leave a comment, register, sign up for my newsletter, buy a product, leave a review.

Oh who is kidding who, just take a peek. Thanks, Valerie

I’ll help you and your staff understand your website’s inner workings like why WordPress, what is Dashboards, how does SEO work, social media Viral Loop, Security importance of add-ons and blogging for your online business. Plus, use my “lab” website to hone your web-skills.

Pick a Service that is right for you and your business or company profile.

. . . let’s start building. . . get a free quote. . .

Virtual Webmaster
Web Tech, WordPress Specialist and Real Person dedicated to your Web Presence, Online Company Profile and Online Marketing. If you are a small business, individual, self-publisher, and/or artist than WordPress is for you and so am I.

Call or Text Me: 661-857-2244 (USA)
Everything can be done virtually using Skype, JoinMe, Dropbox, Email, Text and Phone.

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. You may have reached this post by clicking a link elsewhere on the Internet; do not be alarmed, the link is still good you are in the right place. Please Email Me with any questions.

I made a template change from a sitebuilder template to WordPress and as of February 15, 2014 this is the landing page for some of my old sitebuilder template website’s URLs and products.

Shortly my old stuff will be here on my new responsive WordPress template.

Thank you for stopping by. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

I am no longer sewing and selling gymnastics grips bags and personalized Christmas Stockings.

If you are looking for Kindle Direct and #AmazonPOD Printing – Please contact Patt Davis.

If you are looking to #WebBuild, I am here for you. If you are concerned about #Mobilegeddon then WordPress has the answer and I can install responsive WordPress for you with a mobile friendly #WordPressTemplate or make your template change if already using WordPress.

I’ll help you and your staff understand your website’s inner workings like why WordPress, what is Dashboards, how does SEO work, social media Viral Loop, Security importance of add-ons and blogging for your online business. Plus, use my “lab” website to hone your web-skills.

Pick a Service that is right for you and your business or company profile.

. . . let’s start building. . . get a free quote. . .

Virtual Webmaster
Web Tech, WordPress Specialist and Real Person dedicated to your Web Presence, Online Company Profile and Online Marketing. If you are a small business, individual, self-publisher, and/or artist than WordPress is for you and so am I.

Call or Text Me: 661-857-2244 (USA)
Everything can be done virtually using Skype, JoinMe, Dropbox, Email, Text and Phone.