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Few questions for my first word press site

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  1. still_crystal

    still_crystal Junior Member

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    This is the first time I am gonna try making wordpress site.

    My site is going to be about english lessons for those learning english as a second language. We are going to use those lessons and materials from many books, i.e Oxford, TOEFL (ETS), IELTS etc etc. We will help providing quality free learning stuff for those students. We are giving away free stuff which many students are not able to buy, so they at least have to sign up to access.


    1. For example, I am going to put few lessons from TOEFL (ETS official edition), and other sources, will we get caught, banned, sued (any legal issues) you can think of ? Because my partner is so worried about using lessons from those official books. We are going to use only few lessons from each source not showing the whole book to the world. Google hates copy, so is it possible to do this?

    2. What do I need to have (i.e, plugins, codes, anything) to build search engine friendly Wordpress site?

    3. Is it possible to make password protected content site in wordpress? I heard Joomla is better to use but I still prefer wordpress. So I wonder if wordpress is able to do that?

    Thanks in advance for your advice.
     
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    On the second question, I've had good experience with All in one SEO plugin for WP to make it SEO-friendly.

    On the third question, you can password protect your whole site using WP or password protect parts of it using Blackhat Code Breaker or a similar add-on.

    On the first question and some of your other concerns, I'm no lawyer, but a good rule of thumb is if you have doubts try it out....but cover your tracks....and if you have serious doubts don't do it at all....look around here, and look around the web, and see what others have experienced. Some companies are very litigious, some aren't....
     
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  3. radi2k

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    password protection can be done with a private site or .htaccess restrictions :)
     
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  4. dietbird

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    Yes, you can make the members area private or password protected. That way G won't be able to crawl it and you should be safe, in terms of indexing, that is.
     
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    You can also password protect within Wordpress. I'm not sure if you can easily create multiple users versus one password for all. With that said, people can not change the password once they get to the page.

    Searching wordpress with Google is done very easy and for the most part, you do not have much you have to do on your end. I set up search friendly URLS (in setting). It's always good to put links in your pages to other post you have.

    Joomla is good and they have an iPhone app that is really nice compared to the one for Wordpress. I like both. Wordpress is most likely where you want to start basked on the quesitons you are asking. I'm not down playing it though as it is powerful and most likely is your solution until your site grows.
     
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    Answer to question 1, I would recommend spinning the content and make it look different, if you use it the way it is chances if you are caught using it you will be asked to remove and possibly sued, but if you rewrite it and make it look like your own, you should be ok.

    Answer to question 3 there are themes etc to turn your wp site into a members only site where they have to sign up, and chances are if you do this then for question 1, the chances of the owners of the original content signing up is slim.

    Hope this helps
     
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    still_crystal Junior Member

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