User Feedback using User Voice and unexpected feature Overridable Templates in OXID eShop 4.2.0
The annual OXID Partner Day is taking place on October 27th. I will attend and hope to see and to talk to alot of mates.
Actually I wrote the blog post “The Scuttles at Anker Leipzig” to check out the module “Upcoming Events” whether WordPress is working nice for bands and artists that want to run an interactive website instead of a stupid static one. You know, I don’t really like that upcoming Flash intro pages (that you might skip in best case) followed by links like “Band”, “Members”, “Sound”, “Guest Book”, “Imprint”, the complete design held dark-colored. You can find that scheme for every bl**dy band, even for the most wanted. “Band” and “Members” usually are rarely updated, “Sound” is mostly illegally implemented and “Imprint” seems to be a German legal invitation against common sense in most cases. The only interactive part seems to be the “Guest Book” where you may find stuff like saw you yesterday and really appreciated it, if you are lucky. Ages ago, Verena brought up the idea of heaving a weblog for a band homepage instead: Post your upcoming events like On this and that date, we will have our next gig at [location]. We are very proud to perform there again because [reason]. The plugin “Upcoming Events” additionally delivers an event calendar as a widget to your site bar. The interesting thing, especially for band who don’t perform every day / week is: Upcoming events will be listed and treated more like a topic then a calendar. The only thing you have to do is to define a custom field date and the value for it. Once your gig is done, publish a new post: Yesterday we performed at [location]. It was lots of fun, we liked you as audience, here are some pictures [3-4 pictures/videos]. From now on, people might react with certain comments and fill up your specific event page with contents. Comparing to a guest book entry (the word itself sounds obsolete somehow) that method looks like really search machine relevant, doesn’t it? For me, it looks like a real alternative. But talking to the band guys and musicians, I really found reservations: They do not even got what I was talking about! Most of them just know how to turn on a computer. Most feel like they have to have a website. Talking about interactivity and maybe weblogs is too much for them, even if you would explain how to update the website’s content, simply sending an e-mail. This would probably be the most suspect thing. 🙂 What to do?
Learn how to move your WordPress installation from one server to another. This post might be useful if you prepared your blog on your local machine or if you have to change your hosting provider. Let me know your thoughts commenting to this post.
On November, 14th, The Scuttles will perform again in Anker Leipzig. As Seb is really set on fire about that band we have go there. Seb seems to to be really addicted to Dire Straits tbo. No day that I don’t hear “Sultans of Swing” played along on his guitar in a different version again and again. I really love it 🙂
Finally I stumbled in 🙂 It took a long time since I felt expressing myself and actually doing it! Twitter is just too short, isn’t it? I will mostly be writing about my job as Community Guide at OXID eSales, the inventor of OXID eShop but also about personal stuff: My boys, making music and musicians, aquaristics, archery and past episodes and stories I underwent in my life. Hope you’ll like it.