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What is U-be-U?

In 2010 i had an idea to start my own social site. I had a good idea how to do it and chose u-be-u.com as the domain name. The name was to mean you be you … as in just be yourself! Creating a different type of site where everyone had access to everyone else not only people you already know. On FB you can send friend request to people you know or you will get a ominous warning! The site had to be easy to use and people had to be able to change their profile settings or even delete their entire account! I wanted to be able to filter what is seen to show only updates from my friends or my groups.

Register here: u-be-u.com/register and enter ubuvip to get to reg page.

All did not go as planned thought! I had problems getting people to try it out. I still have that same issue today! I  do not want to spent 1ks of dollars to put ads allover to do it. Once the site gets about 100-200 members it will start rolling along on its own. This is the 4th attempt to get it going but i have faith…lol! It is not costing me anything because I have it on a VPS I already run for sites I manage for myself and others.

PLEASE give it s try… I want to see what people think of it. The theme and layout may still change a bit but all the content and features will remain the same. Also in future I can turn on the ability for members to create their OWN WEBSITE! I will prob set it as a goal of 1000 members? Not sure rt now tho.

A Site Wide password is being use to stop bots from creating fake accounts and more security. Any one can get past it because the actual pw is in the pw-hint!! Bots wont be able to figure that out but people will. People will only have to enter it once and it should remember them unless they change browsers/device or have not visited in while.

Here are some of the main features of the site you can have access to. I hope you will give it a test drive…

Profiles

Settings: Manage account settings.
Email notifications.
Email and Password.

Groups: Extensible user groups.
Create micro-communities.

Activity Streams: For members and groups.
Sitewide directory and
single threads.

Notifications: Get notified.
Smart read/unread.
Fully integrated.

Friendships: Friendship connections.
It’s always about
who you know!

Private Messaging: Private conversations,
with several members at one time.

… more coming!

Full Features Details here: https://buddypress.org/

Creating Good Content

One of the hardest part of any web site design job is coming up with all the photos and text to fill all them pages. I hate trying to write in a way that explains my points and fill up the space I need it to. I don’t want to make thing sound too simple but then I don’t want to overwhelm people with info and options either. Some times I cheat and look on other sites for same services to get an idea from what they have. I and often rewrite what they have to make it my own. They prob paid a high dollar editor to write it so I can usually feel okay doing it that what here is my biz site if you want to see how it is coming along.  givesuccess.com

I Got Another Site to Build!

– I made a website for my neighbor Jimmy Pritchard and his friend Megan LuRose wants me to create her new site too! Click her name to see what her site looks like now. I know I can make it look way better than the older style it has now. I can’t wait until (more…)

Icons Instead Of Links For Navigation

I hated the way my classifieds site’s navigation worked especially on smaller screens like a smartphone. It turns the navigation links into a drop down menu thing with radio buttons to choose. I made it easier by finding icons then turned them into clickable photos. Now the visitors just click the icons to go to
the page they want. The symbols on the icons show where they are

Start Your Own Online Store!

crocs-shoes-scIf anyone wishes to start an online store to sell stuff from Amazon.com leave a comment here and I will get back to you about setting it all up. You Will need to register to be an affiliate of Amazon to get paid commission on item you sell. Don’t worry it is FREE! Sign up here https://affiliate-program.amazon.com to get things rolling.
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