***One of the first things I learned was to get a paper notebook specifically for your website.
***When you are ready to upload photos, have the pages in your paper notebook ready and have your titles/categories written down.
***As you select your photos, write down the folder the photo is in and the photo number. That way, when and if you go from the Free site to the e-Commerce site. you will not have to spend 100 hours trying to figure out which folder and which photo you uploaded.
***I learned that when you convert to the e-commerce, the "Buy Now" etc. buttons do not magically appear and all of those photos are not magically "products". You will have to go through the process of creating your store, and will have to upload all of those photos again using the "Products" section to THEN "magically" turn them into products.
***I learned that if a page isn't visible to the public, even though you have hit the "Publish" button several times and it's visible to you.....do **NOT** merge it or "fuse it into another page or category because it will vanish into thin air.
***I learned that one of the best things to do when your working on your website is to have your "public version" of the website up too. That way after you hit your "Publish" button, you can quickly check and see if it turned out the way you want it to look right away. Sometimes you quickly see something you forgot....like for me, a number of times I forgot to select a different header on a page or category. Which brings me to the next one....
***I learned that you need to select a header for your pages and categories....because if you leave it as "No Header".....for some reason, it will only show a thin slit of the tops of your photos.
***I learned how to turn photos on my computer and save them so they don't automatically turn sideways when you upload them.---When you double-click on your photo in your file to bring it up to full size, along the top it will say "