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Old 01-06-2015, 01:21 PM
 
Location: NJ/SC
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Here is the dilemma.

I have an old site that still brings in supplemental income and was created with Frontpage. I built it myself many years ago and the only web design software I know how to use. Since then, I endured major health issues that made it impossible for me to learn Wordpress, Dreamweaver or anything else. My brain was affected with a neuro disease and I dont have the mental capacity to piece together anything.

I do know Wordpress is the way to go and switch it all over, I tried but can't do it myself. Mostly because a lot of my income is from my Amazon affiliate program. Many products are from that and with Frontpage I was always able to manipulate them to change the way they appeared on the page easily. With Wordpress, I dont have a clue.

Somewhat recently Amazon changed something, dont know what but I cant even update my site using Frontpage. When I choose a product to add usually I just copy/paste the html, change the font, color etc with Frontpage. Now its doesnt even show up when I paste. I did a lot of research and answer received, I dont understand.

So my question: I'm in need of a web designer or person Wordpress /Amazon affiliate savvy. Dont really need to know or use my Frontpage, just would have to access from the internet, see what it's about, create on Wordpress and know or easily figure out the Amazon links so I can add them. Then give me a easy instruction so I can maintain.

I contacted local web designers and no one does Amazon and anyone willing wants to charge me way more than I can afford. I'm disabled and doing the best I can to get by. I will pay someone but I cant afford $80-$100 an hour.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:21 PM
 
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I'm going to take crack at this. Forget about amazon as that apparently has nothing to do with it.

You have a host like Godaddy or whoever, you're host supported MS Front Page Extensions that allows the software on your computer to communicate with the sever. Support for Front Page has apparently been dropped recently and subsequently any hosts that still have it will be dropping it too.

AFAIK you can still use Front Page to build your site on your computer however you will have to publish it using FTP. The specifics will vary and I can only point you in the right direction because I don't know enough about Front Page, which host are you using?
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:27 PM
 
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Just one other question, how many pages is the old Amazon code on that needs to be raplaced?
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:54 AM
 
Location: NJ/SC
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I'm going to take crack at this. Forget about amazon as that apparently has nothing to do with it.

You have a host like Godaddy or whoever, you're host supported MS Front Page Extensions that allows the software on your computer to communicate with the sever. Support for Front Page has apparently been dropped recently and subsequently any hosts that still have it will be dropping it too.

AFAIK you can still use Front Page to build your site on your computer however you will have to publish it using FTP. The specifics will vary and I can only point you in the right direction because I don't know enough about Front Page, which host are you using?
Thank you for responding. This is not the problem and I know this because the host does still support FP extensions. They plan to for a long time because many people still have sites built with FP.

I want to and have to get away from FP. I need a new desktop and it won't work on a new computer. I can last maybe another year with my desktop but it's old with many problems. My laptop, pad etc...cant use FP on them. Its old news and has to go.

So need Wordpress site or I am willing to use a content mgt online deal, have even tried a few. They are easy enough but I couldnt manipulate the link once posted. It's really an Amazon issue or help needed by someone very familiar with the affiliate program. They have a discussion board I tried help there but everyone was getting so technical, using lingo and exlpaining way above my knowledge. It's very confusing to me but in my prior life (not sick) I built about 30 sites and became expert in SEO so I'm not an idiot, I just have comprehension issues now. Also, very bad short term memory.

The majority of items on the site are Amazon affiliate products. It used to be about 50% and 50% drop ship but drop ship requires me working with customers and I'm not well enough for that and doing invoices, bookkeeping etc...
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