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  • james
    Newbie
     
    19 points

    I’m a neophyte when it comes to creating a WP directory and beachbarlife.com was my first attempt. I’ve already posted this and I think I posted it to the wrong section? Anyway, I’d truly welcome all criticism and opinions on what I could do to enhance the website’s overall users experience. At the same time attract bar owners to list their business and get readers to become more personally involved with the site. Including things like, adding their favorite waterholes, images and write short reviews.

    Summation: http://beachbarlife.com

    The site was theoretical to be straightforward niche business directory. The site is still a work in progress. With a blog and site gallery. Permitting registered members to add their beach tiki bar tavern etc. to list their businesses and enabling registered members to also upload related images and add their favorite drinking establishments.

    I started working on http://beachbarlife.com last May. I hired a freelancer from Guru. After 4 months of assurances and little progress I was forced to essentially start over. Hiring another freelancer who did a better job. However, he was unable to continue. Fortunately, I found premiumpress.com’s forum and asked if anyone could point me in the right direction and help me find a qualified, fair and reliable freelancer. Josh suggested contacting Codeable. Which I did and am working currently. The site is fundamentally done from my amateurish point of view. But I know its unready for prime time and hopefully someone can help me and my freelancer get it ready?

    Hosting: Currently hosted at Godaddy on a shared hosting package.

    Plugins:
    Include Yoast SEO Premium, NextGEN Plus/ NextGEN Gallery, WP FAQ Plus, Premium Age Restriction Plugin (Which I’m not sure makes registering/logging-in to demanding) MailChimp,

    Please help me try to make the site as good as it can be. I’d really appreciated your input and advice. Don’t be bashful I’ve got thick skin. So, please don’t worry about my feelings! http://beachbarlife.com/

    Thank you in advance for your time and input. Cheers, Jim


    Josh
    Josh
    Super Guru
     
    13,888 points

    Hello James,
    The site looks great.
    To hire a freelancer you can try sites like http://www.getafreelancer.com or upwork.com
    To be on the safe side do not pay a freelancer till work is complete and you are satisfied



    james
    Newbie
     
    19 points

    Thanks Josh. It took time but I believe the freelancer currently working on the site will get it right? If you see any obvious problems, please let me know? Thanks, Jim


    Josh
    Josh
    Super Guru
     
    13,888 points

    You’re welcome James :) .Will let you know if I notice any problems



    james
    Newbie
     
    19 points

    Thank you Josh.


    Glen
    Glen
    Newbie
     
    7 points

    Nice looking site with a lot of relevant of content!



    james
    Newbie
     
    19 points

    Thank you.


    Calvyn
    Calvyn
    Newbie
     
    39 points

    hi James, the directly is very niche… good job!

    Number of listing is not much, might need to increase this.
    Would you mind to share us your strategies to get more listing?

    and I see each listing had very good content, is all the listing owner able to put in such content?


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