New slots blog, please some feedback

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    byebyebaby

    byebyebaby Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Hi,

    I am starting a new website, blog.
    Only posts about new slot games, any software.
    No reviews for casinos, no bonus pages, nothing, just a new post with every new slot game.

    I have made a first, small, setup.

    Like to know your opinion. Still work in progress, so only 3 posts so far. Just as a test.

    This will replace my DEAD website www.heaven4casinos.com, which doesn't do anything asymore :-(
     
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    Guard Dog

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    Looks decent for a first run at it :) Looks like a lot more than 3 posts.
     
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    DaftDog

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    byebyebaby

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    DaftDog

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    I personally don't like the blog style home page, it's pretty boring.

    I personally like to think of a home page as if you were going to the movies. You don't just walk directly into the movie theatre and sit down, much your pop-corn and sip your soda. There is a whole process you have to go through before you can do that, and that is where the movie house makes it's money. You walk into the foyer, look at the posters maybe to decide which movie to watch. Then you buy tickets, buy pop-corn and soda's and other stuff and then you get to watch some boring chick-flick with your date.

    Your home page must be like the movie-house foyer, lots of info and call-to-action buttons. Banners in the sidebar will not earn you lots ftd's. You need to add call-to-actions within each review as well. Add a free games section too.
     
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    byebyebaby

    byebyebaby Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Of course.
    I still need to add a welcome, maybe a top 5 best slot game sites.
    And later all different slot terms and maybe even a list of every software explained.

    But how about the look? Colors?
     
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    KasinoKing

    KasinoKing Player turned affiliate.

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    I would be very interested to hear if the site becomes profitable for you.

    My feedback (sorry it's so negative):
    Slot review sites always sound like a great idea, but in practice there are SO many new slots released each month (usually 20-30), and it's SO time consuming to write the reviews and add them to your site, that pretty soon it will become a tedious bore and you'll stop writing many new reviews.

    Just my honest opinion!

    KK
     
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    Rick Perry

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    Your new site is not working now:

    -Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_FUNCTION in /home/content/15/7594915/html/heaven4slots/wp-content/themes/Responsivo/includes/functions/excerpt.php on line 3

    Check it asap..
     
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    Edd

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    I'm just getting 'Error establishing a database connection'
     
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    BetOnlineUK

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    Blank page for me
     
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    DaftDog

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    Looks like you tried to install the wrong Resposivo zip file. I think you need to unzip the initial zip file first, inside will be another zip file which is the theme zip that needs to be installed.
     
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    byebyebaby

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    There is no zip within the zip.
    Just the folder.
    Can I maybe upload the folder directly using FTP?
    Or will I still keep getting that error?
     
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    Redbush54

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    Worked fine for me.
     
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    LandofOz

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    The site is not loading. There is an error message.
     
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    byebyebaby

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    Tried uploading the theme by FTP, just the folders, not the zip.
    Still the same error, no idea what could be wrong?
     
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    byebyebaby

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    Can someone tell me if something is wrong with this code?

    <?php
    function custom_excerpt($new_length = 50, $new_more = '') {
    add_filter('excerpt_length', function () use ($new_length) {
    return $new_length;
    }, 999);
    add_filter('excerpt_more', function () use ($new_more) {
    return $new_more;
    });
    $output = get_the_excerpt();
    $output = apply_filters('wptexturize', $output);
    $output = apply_filters('convert_chars', $output);
    $output = '<p>' . $output . '</p>';
    echo $output;
    }
     
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    DaftDog

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    Weird stuff, not sure what you're doing wrong. Have you tried de-activating all your plug-ins?
     
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    byebyebaby

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    Getting the same problem each time.
    Deactivated all plugins, even deleted all added other themes and the one I used before.

    Keep getting the same error. Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_FUNCTION in /home/content/15/7594915/html/heaven4slots/wp-content/themes/Responsivo/includes/functions/excerpt.php on line 3
     
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    DaftDog

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    Contact the theme creator for support. I assume you're using the latest version.
     
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    DaftDog

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    What php version is your hosting account running?
     

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