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Porftolio (website)


#1

Hello. I created a website on Wordpress, which shows my designs, actually my portfolio.
So, can I broke any rule?
I want to know, can I place the link of the website in the offer, when I’m sending it in BuyerRequest Section, so buyers can see my work in the past?


#3

No sorry. There are a few websites allowed but a general Wordpress website is not one of the types of sites you can mention.


#5

Are you being sarcastic?


#6

Why would @misscrystal be sarcastic?

Here’s the link of allowed links:
https://support.fiverr.com/hc/en-us/articles/205167778-What-URLs-can-I-use-in-my-profile-or-Gig-description-


#7

@offlinehelpers The way she structured her sentence implied that sites made on WordPress are not allowed :joy:

What about including an URL of my website that redirects to one of the allowed domains?


#8

Wordpress sites are NOT allowed - @misscrystal was absolutely spot on.

Why bother using a redirect - just link directly to one of the allowed sites.

From the link above:
Note: If you use a URL, which is not in the above list, it will be removed from your profile. If used in your Gig, it will be denied. Repetitive violations may cause an account to be restricted.


#9

@misscrystal was right in a way because none of the websites on the “allowed” list are WordPress sites, but that’s not the criteria they used when compiling that list so it wouldn’t be quite right to frame it in that way.

I was thinking of creating a domain containing my own name or my Fiverr username, which I think would make a better impression on the potential buyer.

What about buyer requests – are we allowed to include other URLs in the offers we send?


#10

Messages with URLs may get flagged.


#11

I feel as if you’re not listening here.

Let’s try again - you have a domain name, you install Wordpress on it.

Is your domain name, with Wordpress installed on Fiverr’s list of approved sites? No, it isn’t, so you’re not allowed to link to it from your portfolio or gig. How much clearer can it be?

Please don’t try to get cute with anything that breaks Fiverr’s rules - they will catch you, and they will suspend you.

Good luck!


#12

No you can’t. I’m not being sarcastic.


#13

Why do you keep mentioning WordPress? Even if I install Joomla or any other CMS – or even no CMS at all – the site will still not be approved because it is not on the list. The list doesn’t consider WordPress at all. That’s my point – the WordPress part in your reply and in @misscrystal’s reply is redundant.

I think professional is a more fitting word. Unless you’re referring to my profile picture, of course. :blush:


#14

What about URLs in offers sent to buyer requests?


#15

Please see this list again:
https://support.fiverr.com/hc/en-us/articles/205167778-What-URLs-can-I-use-in-my-profile-or-Gig-description-


#16

There’s professional and there’s breaking Fiverr rules - if you try to redirect to any URL (regardless of the CMS) and it’s not on their list of approved sites, you’re breaking the rules, whether it’s in a message, on your gig, on your profile or in answering a buyer request.

I’m only trying to help you so you don’t break Fiverr’s rules and risk your account.

If you want to break the rules, then please do go ahead.


#17

Maybe you’re thinking of websites hosted at Wordpress.com? E.g. offlinehelpers.wordpress.com

In that case, you make sense, but WordPress sites can also be hosted elsewhere and NOT end with .wordpress.com. For example, @alinam1’s website uses WordPress and the URL is alinam1.com


#18

Right I’m giving up now - please just read the list of allowed URLS - good luck!


#19

Thanks for the info. Can you refer to an official Fiverr page that says that sending external URLs, that are not on the allowed sites list, via offers to buyers’ requests is also against the rules?

I am not trying to break any rules. I’m just asking questions and pointing out that your mention of WordPress is redundant.


#20

It was the OP who mentioned Wordpress, you responded to a comment about Wordpress - hence the mentions of Wordpress.

I’ve givien you the list of the only allowed external URLs twice now, but I’ll copy and paste them for you below - they also apply to anywhere else on Fiverr including buyer requests, which are treated just like gigs. If you don’t believe us for some reason, please do contact CS.

WHAT URLS CAN I USE IN MY PROFILE OR GIG DESCRIPTION?

The following URLs may be used in your profile or Gig description:

ammyy.com


dafont.com


mixcloud.com

soundcloud.com

tumblr.com



wordcount.com
youtube.com
Note: If you use a URL, which is not in the above list, it will be removed from your profile. If used in your Gig, it will be denied. Repetitive violations may cause an account to be restricted.


#21

In addition to what @offlinehelpers said, sellers have complained about their gigs being removed though the only URLs were from the list. I’m not sure whether someone also received an official warning for that.

On top of that, buyers have complained that their requests were repeatedly rejected, and it turned out that it was because they had a URL in it.

If you want to be sure, it’s best to contact Customer Support and ask them.


#22

I think we have answered this question thoroughly.