So I’m slowly just getting to grips with RW7 - bought it a few months ago and now there’s a paid for upgrade… if only I’d known that was going to happen
Anyways, here we go…
I’ve mainly purchased RW to make a website and then install my phpbb forum into it. So far so good and although the website looks a bit (a lot) rubbish at the moment, my goal has been achieved as to installing the forum.
It didn’t take me long to realise that the adverts were too good to be true, I fact you can’t actually make the website you want unless you buy all these stacks, then when your ideas move you have to buy more stacks… it seems to be a never ending buy buy buy.
So, I’m looking at this new to buy or upgrade RW8 , do I need it?
The first thing I noticed with RW7 was the very poor SEO -
Google hammers me on page speed, css optimisation, image optimisation etc, so it’s not actually all that really is it?
Does RW8 fix all these associated problems or does RW8 come with the exact same problems?
I’m not new to forums but I am new to all this website stuff, all this seo is a nightmare for someone that can barely string together a website let alone make it search engine friendly.
CSS…apparently some of my files are not minimised, google very kindly send you optimised/minimised images,css. Etc but how do I replace the original css?
If I use the inspector, does that rewrite over the RW7 css or doesn’t it just add more?
Will that cause me problems?
I do like the whole RW experience so far, but it really does seem to be made more for people that know what they’re doing rather than some numpty that’s just learning.
It’s taken me weeks to suss out now to add social media icons, why the hell weren’t they included in the basic RW?
Good to be aboard, lots of learning to do and looking forward to reading the wealth of knowledge aboard here.