Hello Internet people!

Welcome to PunchSalad, a place where small business website owners & webmasters like you, can find straightforward & entertaining tutorials, insights and inspiration about running and growing your online business and online presence.

My name is Robert, and you can contact me here on PunchSalad or on my TipsWithPunch Youtube channel.

On this website and on my youtube channel you will learn how to run and maintain your web business including the website setup, tracking users, getting people to your website, monetizing your traffic and retaining people on your website.

This channel is for you if you are running a website and need help with website tools but you are tired of those frustrating tutorials that waste your time with unnecessary talk and long loading pages. I Hate loaders!

Why I started this?

Some time ago I was like you, just working hard and long hours on my website, you know to the point when you get a bit of pain in your lower back and stiffness in your shoulders, just from sitting too long.

I was trying to set up and run my own website, and you know how it all goes well until you hit a problem or you don’t know how to achieve something on your website.

You go to youtube and try to learn how to solve your problem, and you end up watching 5 videos, where 4 of them don’t even have a voice over and on top of that it doesn’t even work.

You know those that have notepad as an explanation of the steps. Oh the frustration, I can still fill it building up. So much wasted time for nothing. I just wanted to do this:

That’s when I decided to create this channel, where I want to collect how-to videos to help you solve your web related problems, with a straightforward – no BS videos with a bit of fun mixed in.

So if you want to get regular updates, subscribe to my YouTube channel. See you there!

Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy. I make helpful tutorials, so tip me maybe?

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36 thoughts on “About PunchSalad

  1. Ankur Jagani

    Hi Dear,

    I have followed all your instructions and video step by step. I have a domain from GoDaddy and Hosting Server from BigRock. Following all the steps correctly, I’m facing this problem every time. It will be a great help If you can get a li’l time for me.

    I will give you my TeamViewer id If you require to check exact problem I have.

    Thanks a lot!

  2. md sanzid

    hi

    i have followed your instruction and tutorial very helpful and understandable .

    if you don’t mind i have faced a problem.
    how can i clean up any type of virus from wordpress and remove warning and red alerts?

  3. Harpreet

    Hello Robert,
    Thanks for your excellent videos. Actually i followed your instruction for SSL certificate, it worked well but unfortunately my fonts got changed. Could you please suggest me what to do?
    Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
    Regards,
    Harpreet

  4. Nikhil S. Pawar

    Respected sir,

    Sir, I am a fan of your youtube videos, sir, I am living in India sir, I can not afford WordPress hosting so I set up my blog with “Blogger.com and Purchase Domain from Google domain…since sir, I am a non-coder and want to earn money. please help me, sir…

    Your admirer
    Nikhil
    India
    Please reply to me, dear sir, your suggestion will really help me to set up my career…Thank you, sir, for reading me.

    1. Robert

      Hi Nikhil, thanks for the kind words about my youtube channel.

      I’ll be honest, I think making money with a website is pretty hard.
      You need a lot of traffic to make money from ads. If you have a store with a product then it’s a bit more feasible, but again you will need to get people on the website.

      Also try to think about your mindset, don’t think how to make money, but rather how can you add value to people. Once you are valuable money will come. But you have to be useful to other people. Here is a nice video about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJwpmMo18vE

      I hope this helps,
      Robert

  5. George Elliott

    Hi Robert,

    You were very helpful to me last week in guiding me through installing a wildcard SSL certificate. Can you help me again with another project?

    I am trying to position a main div x% in and % down. This hovering div is a flexbox div that has 4 divs side-by-dide as I want the 4 divs to be responsive and to overlap 2 background images. The 4 divs will mainly have words in them. I have coded the divs using relative and absolute. So, when I make the page smaller the boxes get narrower and taller. However, as these divs are literally outside of everything, they also overlap the footer and any text I have below them. I have searched the web and Youtube for hours, but no one seems to cover how I can get the main div or the 4 divs to push everything below them, downwards. Hope you can help. I have used flexbox instead of grid as I want the boxes to grow longer. When the width gets to 576px I have put in a media query for the boxes to stack on top of each other.

    I hope you can help and many thanks.

    Regards
    George

  6. Nicola

    Hi Robert,
    you have great youtube tutorials. Maybe a little help with wordpress. How to show me the same page content but headline different city… Any plugins,… Thanks advance and kind regards.

  7. Mark

    Hi Robert,
    Love your youtube videos.
    Can you please help me one small feature?
    Am trying to find our how I can add a search bar in my WordPress website, like in this website:
    https://u-mee.com/registration

    So in this website, they are showing if the services are available in particular area or not. I want to have something similar in which I want to have a table at the dashboard which I can edit anytime and the search bar shows the availability.

    Can you please tell me which widget or plugin is it? Or how can I incorporate this in my WordPress website?
    This will be very helpful.

    Thank you in advance.

    Best

    Mark

  8. victor okb

    Hi Robert, I just built a website using your instructions from your videos. However, I noticed this error message today when I tried visiting the website. Any suggestions.
    PS: I did some troubleshooting on the plugins thinking it might be a plugin issue but it remained the same.

    Warning: require(/home/chelisbkz/public_html/wp-includes/rest-api/endpoints/class-wp-rest-block-renderer-controller.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/chelisbkz/public_html/wp-settings.php on line 265

    Fatal error: require(): Failed opening required ‘/home/chelisbkz/public_html/wp-includes/rest-api/endpoints/class-wp-rest-block-renderer-controller.php’ (include_path=’.:/opt/alt/php70/usr/share/pear’) in /home/chelisbkz/public_html/wp-settings.php on line 265

    1. Robert

      Hi Victor, this sounds like something went wrong in your WordPres core files (especially with the rest-api). Are you able to update or reinstall WordPress? (please back up what you have before you do anything, just incase)

      Robert

  9. dave

    would be so i debted if we can chat fir a few. trying to finish the first of a “suite of sites” in the acute care area. sooooooo stuck at one point and cant move on…..will gladly donate to the paypal.

    best

    btw your videos are awesome, great creativity

    best
    dave

  10. Faithful

    Hi robert. I am one of your subscribers in youtube. I already have my old blogspot site i already built a decent traffic on it. I really want to remove the blogspot on my web address and make it my own. Do you have any tips? 😄

  11. Evolmissing

    Hello, I Hope your doing good!

    I Have a problem on this “Accept Credit Card Payments on a Website (With PayPal Express Checkout in Woocommerce”

    i have do all his steps, but the Buttons under the paypal not showing on my website?

    Please take a look at my website: Evolmissing.com

    Tell me what do you think?

    Thank you.

    1. Robert

      Hello!

      I have heard about this issue, some other people had it too.
      I don’t the exact fix, but here is what others told me in comments that helped them fix the issue:

      1. In the payment setting (woocommerce) don’t enable the “Paypal”, just the “PayPal checkout”. Otherwise, you will not have the credit card payment access to the checkout.

      2. I login to the woocommerce Forum to see what people are seeing i found many people have the same complaints. The only solution is to go back to the old version of the plugin (V1. 6. 21).
      Any one interested he can download the old version from this link, but he have to sign up first
      https://github.com/woocommerce/woocommerce-gateway-paypal-express-checkout/pull/740

  12. Jean Depiesse

    Greetings,

    Thank you for doing this work !

    I followed your instrcutions, but when I arrive at step 14 : “Then click on the green button at the bottom that says “Download SSL Certificate”.”, when I click on “VERIFY DOMAIN”, it start loading but I never get the certificates code.

    Do you know why and what should I do ?

    Thank you so much !!

    Warm regards,

    Jean

    1. Robert

      Hi Jean,

      Do you see the txt file when you click on the links (step 13)?
      You should see these random characters and only then let’s encrypt can verify that it works.

      Regards,
      Robert

  13. Mike Black

    Hi Robert,

    I can’t thank you enough for making all of this so simple and easy with your generator! I’ve been following you back when it was ZeroSSL and that was way more complicated. But now I’m having an issue with one of my domains that end in .com. I’ve done all the steps and I see the txt file when I click the link but it still says that let’s encrypt can’t verify it. It worked for my .ca domains perfectly so I’m unsure what the issue is.

    Any chance you could help me out?

    best,

    -Mike

    1. Robert

      Hi Mike,

      I think in this case it might be some bug in the tool. I’m still improving it so there are so strange stuff happening with it.
      Please just try again with your .com domain. It should work in most cases.
      I hope this helps!
      Robert

  14. Muhammad Sher Ali

    Please reply me
    Is there any other domain provider except freenom because it’s not working it says technical error at the checkout page.
    Please I want to make a website.
    Reply me Bro

    1. Robert

      Hi Muhammad,

      No, unfortunately, Freenom is the only one I know of. For technical error try to register the domain with a fake address in the UK or US. That helped some users.

  15. Mujahidh Haseem

    hi,
    Thank you very much for the free SSL certificate tutorial and I run for 90days.
    When I going to renew it and regenerate the file and upload it to the folder I already created.
    but unable to verify the domain and getting an error ( Oh no, Let’s Encrypt wasn’t able to access the verification file(s)). I can view the files by click the links. Please help me.

    1. Robert

      Hi Mujahidh,

      The tool still has some bugs. As long as you can see all links opening with the verification files, you haven’t done anything wrong.
      You can just come a bit later and try again. It seems the tool is hitting some limits from Let’s Encrypt but I can’t figure out why is it doing it.

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