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These settings are only for those websites that were created before 7/1/2010.
(that have not upgrade to the VPS servers)

What are the procedures for setting up a website?

  1. Sign up for the service (http://www.whiteoakbooks.com/WOBSellers/Signup.asp)
    • When you signup through these links you are actually signing up for a hosting account on my servers.
    • You enter you contact information here.
    • You pay for your service here.
    • You can setup your email here.
    • You can access the Web Traffic statistic packages here.

  1. If you do not already have a domain name you must purchase one. www.GoDaddy.com is one of the most popular ones. They cost around $8/year.
    • When purchasing a domain you should setup your nameservers (this tells the internet where to find your website) Enter:

ns3.wobbooksite.com
ns4.wobbooksite.com

  1. If you already have a Domain name you can point it to our servers. Change your nameservers to:

ns3.wobbooksite.com
ns4.wobbooksite.com

WARNING – If you current get your email through this domain then read this article first: http://mb.wobbooksite.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16

It is not a requirement for your domain to point to your website right away. You can configure your website 1st.

  1. Fill out the form at the bottom of the webpage you signed up on. (http://www.whiteoakbooks.com/WOBSellers/Signup.asp)

This give us the basic information we need to setup your website. At a minimum we need you SellerID (or link to your storefront) and we need to know if you use AOB or Fillz.

  1. Once you have paid your account will be created. This will generate several emails to you. They contain account information. Save them off somewhere.

  1. Once you receive these emails you can setup your email accounts if you wish to.

· If you use AOB you need to setup a custom Venue:

    • Go to Settings – Venue Setting on AOB

      (The FTP Host is in the email you receive or by signing into your hosting control panel and clicking the ‘FTP Manager’)

          • Custom Venue 1 FTP Display Name – Whatever you want to name it.
          • Custom Venue 1 FTP Host – ‘Host Name’ in the control panel or email.
          • Custom Venue 1 FTP Username – ‘Login’ in the control panel or email.
          • Password – The password you created your account with.
          • Format – AOB Tab-Delimited
          • Custom Venue 3 FTP Directory – YourDomainName/Inventory ( example: whiteoakbooks.com/Inventory )
          • Check the ‘Pull Orders’ checkbox.
          • Check the ‘Active’ checkbox.

      · If you use Fillz you need to setup a custom Venue:

        • Go to Settings – Marketplaces on Fillz
        • Click the 1st available Custom Configuration and set the following values:

      (the following two values can be found in the email you receive or by signing into your hosting control panel and clicking the ‘FTP Manager’)

          • FTP Hostname – FTPhost/domain/inventory where FTPhost = ‘Host Name’ in the control panel or email and domain = your domain minus the www. ( example: win31.wobbooksite.com/whiteoakbooks.com/Inventory )
          • Your FTP User ID at Custom #1 – ‘Login’ in the control panel or email. The login you created.
          • FTP Password – The password you created your account with.
          • Order Retrieval Path: – orders ( remove the ../ )
          • File format – UIEE
          • Do not set any other values

      · If you use Amazon to list your inventory and have under 5000 items you do not need to do anything for me to read your inventory.

      · If you use Amazon to list your inventory and have over 5000 items you will need to send me an open listings report the 1st time I create your website.

      1. Once the above steps are done I will verify I can read your information off of Amazon and if you use AOB or Fillz, that I am receiving files from them.

      1. I will then build your website. Website building almost always happen the evening you signup. If I have problems reading your data or if it is a weekend or if multiple orders come through on the same day then it might take an additional day or two.

      1. I will keep you informed of my progress during this time.

      IMPORTANT – Sometimes the content of the emails you are sent cause email SPAM filters to flag our email as spam emails and the emails do not go through.

      Add the following 2 emails to your Email SPAM filter whitelist: Info@WOBBookSites.com and AndyLL@Mho.com

      1. After I build your website I will send you a link to your website look & feel control panel.

      1. The 1st time you try to access this link you will be prompted to enter a Login Name/Password.

      1. You are then free to setup your website. The 1st link on your Website Admin control panel is a checklist listing every item you need to setup before your website goes live.

      1. I like to let new users try to setup their website themselves. I believe the basic setting up of site is fairly easy. But I am always available to help setup the website. If something is not working let me know.

      1. After the basic website is configured do not burn yourself out working on the site. Remember this is a long term project.
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