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Hugo

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Expeditionmeister.com | input & creativity needed
« on: November 16, 2022, 11:56:03 PM »
www.expeditionmeister.com connects buyers and sellers of expedition vehicles worldwide.
We bring enthusiast from all over the world together and connect them with the right vehicle for their expedition/overland journey.

Individuals and companies (business plugin) can create listings.
for the business profiles there are some advantages (verified logo)

extra features: Receive free shipping qoutations

We are curious with what you guys think would be a great new extra feature for buyers and/or sellers.
Do you know a (php) tool that would be great to implement let us know. Maybe some advice on travel routes? but we dont want it be bloggy a like.

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Wiz

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Re: Expeditionmeister.com | input & creativity needed
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2022, 08:51:29 AM »
Nice job Hugo although I would recommend revisiting your color combination/choices as it feels fragmented.. Personally, I would stay away from gold and shades thereof for site-wide usage (it's ok to use for logo). Pick a "selling" color and consistently apply it through out the site (no variations except for highlighted ads).

Another thing you could look into is the seller's description / profile - feels redundant having details listed twice so gather all details under one seller info section.

Mobile version looks great too! Only thing I would recommend now is Cloudflare + setting up PWA.

By the way - how did you manage to host your pages on the root path without messing up your categories?

Cheers



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Hugo

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Re: Expeditionmeister.com | input & creativity needed
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2022, 01:55:12 PM »
Thanks for the reply Wiz!

Going to dive deeper in the mobile design (contact details of the seller)

Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't PWA only if you want to create an app for it? and Cloudflare is just another hosting provider (why recommend switching)?

For the root system with pages; what do you actually mean? You mean the static pages? or the slugs of the categories?

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Wiz

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Re: Expeditionmeister.com | input & creativity needed
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2022, 03:10:13 PM »
Yup, PWA is progressive web apps - so you'll have your classifieds site posted as an app in Apple / Google app stores... helps with extending site reach as any sound site strategy should include mobile and have mobile as the primary focus.

As for Cloudflare, and seeing that you're targeting the world, I would highly recommend it for several reasons:

1. Cybersecurity - through WAF and other must-have site security features ie. Bot-fighting, Invisble Captcha(no-script), hot-linking etc.

2. CDN - I noticed your site is hosted out of the Netherlands which is great as that country hosts one of the top 5 internet exchanges in the world but it mainly benefits mainland Europe. By implementing and fine-tuning Cloudflare / caching (you can start with the free plan), you'll ensure your site is fast and performant globally. Also, Google and other search engines love fast sites (mobile / web versions).

3. Cloudflare is synonymous with privacy - highly recommended for GDPR jurisdictions. They also offer privacy-focused site analytics which I think you get the basic version with the free plan. You can also opt for Matomo (open source, easy to install and it's free).

4. Speed .. You get http3/QUIC out of the box which accelerates site access. Also, Cloudflare has the most POPs (Points of Presence) in the world - so a customer of yours in the US would get served by local/regional pops (static / cacheable content). Dynamic content will always be served out of AMS/Netherlands but it will get served over Cloudflare's networks which are optimized for delivery / shortest path.

While you may have secured your site using a firewall, it isn't sufficient to defend against today's attacks and cybersecurity challenges. Cloudflare adds that missing layer of protection and speeds things up for your site audience.

As for the pages - yes, I meant the static pages. I noticed you had them hosted under / with your categories also hosted under / ... usually with Osclass, you can have one or the other but not both which honestly makes no sense as wordpress is capable of doing that out of the box. Did you modify your core files?

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Wiz

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Re: Expeditionmeister.com | input & creativity needed
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2022, 03:23:10 PM »
Never mind, I just noticed you hosted your categories under /for-sale/

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Hugo

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Re: Expeditionmeister.com | input & creativity needed
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2022, 10:59:16 PM »
Thanks again Wiz,

Which (pricing)plan from cloudflare do you recommend for me?

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Wiz

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Re: Expeditionmeister.com | input & creativity needed
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2022, 08:06:04 AM »
Thanks again Wiz,

Which (pricing)plan from cloudflare do you recommend for me?

No problem.

Start with the free plan and set it up to meet your needs. If you find later that you need additional features only available in the pro plan then upgrade. Pro is $20 per month.

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MB Themes

Re: Expeditionmeister.com | input & creativity needed
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2022, 10:17:14 AM »
Looks very cool 8)
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