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« on: March 29, 2013, 05:23 »
Wondered if Leo (and others) would like to see how we are getting on so those of us that are are working with his theme could demonstrate how it is going, maybe we could add it here with comments such as

Things I need to do before going live:
  Get lots more images up
  Link to other people and get links back
  Pretty the site up and get all the "paperwork" sorted

Things I would like at some point
  Option to sell "extended" licence
  Cookie box, I don't know about the US but in the UK (Europe?) all sites should now state they use cookies and if you don't like it please leave - well words to that effect.  (  or I can do as I have done elsewhere and just add a note to the front page

My unfinished site is at


Thought it might be useful to add more information

Host:  (just needed php.ini edited, works fine otherwise)
Want to network - Yes
Current networks added  as these were the first so I could try them out and they all show results from my site
« Last Edit: April 02, 2013, 03:36 by Tinny »

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2013, 05:38 »
Looking good so far! You've got quite a few images up too! I see you've done some styling too - good deal. Tonight I'm posting a child theme so you can make customizations to your site and not lose them with updates. Thanks for making this thread.  ;D

« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013, 11:16 »
My site is starting to take shape. There is a lot of work to do yet.

Technically, it's live. I have started linking to the site in a few areas. I want Google to index it asap.

I have plans to add quite a bit more content (not just images for sale). I'm holding off on doing much customization to the site at this point.

Whenever that first sale happens, it will probably feel better than any other stock image sale that I've had.

My site:

I agree with Tinny, some way to offer an extended license would be great. At this point I'm just going to make it clear in the EULA that if people want to use an image in a way that is not allowed to contact me for pricing.


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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2013, 11:44 »
I'm actively working as well, but stuck with some hosting issues at present that are impacting image processing. If I solve them (with Leo's help), I'll post full details for future users of this theme.

I'll be an active participant in these networks, but I'm a bit stuck for now. It is going to be

I've updated my logo and added bits to the licenses to refer to the owner of the website rather than just the website itself (my business entity), but that is about as far as I have got.

More to come!!



« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2013, 14:45 »
This is awesome. I was able to install to a sub directory and I've uploaded my first image this morning. The only issues I'm having are host related (ie. can't set the "post" function so I can't network, can't upload over 4MB but I can FTP as a workaround.

Now I need to find the child theme thingy and learn how to use that. Here's y site:

« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 23:04 »
I have my site setup. Just working on adding more images, and some actual content pages. Then I will work on some aesthetic changes.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2013, 23:04 »
Good job! It looks unique! Your using the child theme to make changes?

« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2013, 23:13 »
Thanks! Yes, using the child theme.

« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2013, 23:37 »
Great work! I like the look of the theme and how you all are customizing.

« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2013, 11:42 »
My site is up, just working on graphics to make it my own (watermark, logo, etc.)

« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2013, 12:04 »
I have a test site up and am playing with it.

things to do:
decide if I will use it.
intergrate into the rest of my site.


« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2013, 12:35 »
If anyone wants to check their networking function, feel free to link to my site ( and use the search term "graphic". You should see a bunch of photos come up. I'm having a blast with this.

« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2013, 12:57 »
Farbled - Great, first time I have seen mine come up on anyone else's page  :)

 :( Not so great - I cannot get yours to show -- I can get Leo's , Backyard, Stompstock but even changing position does not bring up anything else from yours, not even an empty box.  I tried with and without the Q and the WWW.   I tried on gold as well as graphic.  Can someone else try yours to see if they have more success
I do like your site logo, must sort out something better for mine.


« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2013, 16:14 »
Leo had the same issue because he had a null link in his list before mine. Perhaps you have an inactive site in your list? I think this is a really, truly great feature.

Thanks about the logo. My strengths are not in design, but it seemed to work out with a little thought. :)


« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2013, 16:18 »
Hmm, I am wondering how hard it would be to get networked results to open in a new window when you click on them. I don't want to direct anyone away from my site and it might be confusing to buyers to start on one site and then end up in another...any thoughts?

« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2013, 16:26 »
Got it installed this morning.  Just have to upload a few images and do a test purchase.

Microstock Man


« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2013, 21:09 »
Got mine happening here:

LONG way to go yet for anything resembling a functioning site, but so far no errors or issues with the theme, other than the common one about large files not processing.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2013, 23:13 »
Some plugins that I use on my site - I'm sure there are modern ones.

FIRST AND FOREMOST < you want this

Others < helpful as well, for personalizing. < essential

« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2013, 18:06 »
I'm in.

Hosted at bluehost. Seems fine by now.

« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2013, 03:38 »
I have added some information to my first post which may be useful to others as once we all launch might be useful to know who links to who so no-one gets left out?

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2013, 04:02 »
Definitely! I'm finding it hard to remember who's who.

« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2013, 04:18 »
0 up on Bluehost, everything is fine so far

Stupid question I added travelling light to my network but it does not appear on my main page how do you do that?

« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2013, 04:41 »
Will only appear on your page when you do a search - for an example go to my page and do a search on "animal" or "graphic" some of my network will have results but if you choose "gold" they will all come up with results

« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2013, 04:53 »
Yes I did that but it does not work,my guess is that travelling light did not activate the network yet

« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2013, 06:32 »
I'm in.

Hosted at bluehost. Seems fine by now.

I like your tagline "part of symbiostock network". Ok if i add that to my logo too?


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