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Automating turning podcast MP3s into YouTube uploads

Any recommendations on the best way to have a Wordpress podcast blog turn its MP3s into movie content that is then uploaded to a YouTube channel? [more inside]
posted by johngoren on Aug 11, 2016 - 4 answers

Should I go through digital marketing bootcamp or outsource it?

I have an idea for a knowledge product (think: in depth e-book) that I'd like to sell online and am trying to figure out how much technical knowledge I need to acquire in order to distribute it, own the channel of distribution and be able to make tweaks and A/B tests in real time to monitor traffic flows. [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Aug 5, 2016 - 2 answers

WordPress Ecommerce solution for a small shop?

I am helping redesign a website. We will be moving it to a WordPress platform. The site needs some kind of simple shopping cart system for selling real world goods. What are the best options, both for cost as well as ease of use? [more inside]
posted by jammy on Jul 11, 2016 - 7 answers

WordPress is deleting some post and attachment metadata

Issue: WordPress is deleting metadata for certain posts (a specific post type actually) and attachments. These seem to be recently added items (the last month or so - it appears to keep the data added prior to that intact). [more inside]
posted by backwards guitar on Jul 4, 2016 - 6 answers

WordPress setup to replace Evernote?

I use Evernote for storing a combination of random reference bits (including photos) and writing ideas. Now that they're switching the basic version to only access by two devices, I'm wondering if I should use my webhosting and a WordPress install to achieve the same thing. I had a general idea of what I might do, but could use specific recommendations from anyone who's tried to do something similar. [more inside]
posted by epersonae on Jun 29, 2016 - 6 answers

How do I change the color of this text?

I am helping a friend with her WordPress customization and I've run into something I can't seem to fix. One bit of text on the website does not seem to be controlled by the CSS. How do I change it? [more inside]
posted by Biblio on Jun 27, 2016 - 6 answers

Decent PSD to HTML / Wordpress Services?

I'm in need of additional web development resources, and wondering if anyone has any high quality PSD to Wordpress services that they would recommend? (Or recommend to avoid, for that matter...)
posted by spilon on Jun 24, 2016 - 4 answers

How do I create an automated copyright line in WordPress?

I'm still a novice at WordPress, and I know next to nothing about PHP, so forgive me if I use the wrong terminology for anything. How do I make a function that displays an author's name and the year to automatically generate a copyright line? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Jun 9, 2016 - 4 answers

Wordpress/Site Hosting

My question is two part: 1) the problem I am currently having with Wordpress site and 2) a larger question around what exactly is the most cost effective way to use Wordpress to create a professional website. [more inside]
posted by metajim on May 26, 2016 - 11 answers

iTunes won't accept my podcast. What am I doing wrong?

I've been fighting with this for so many days that I'm starting to not see straight ... but iTunes Podcasts Connect says that it can't accept my feed. Please tell me what I'm doing wrong. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on May 19, 2016 - 8 answers

WordPress, or roll-my-own cms?

I have a bunch of friends and acquaintances in a particular career for whom operating WordPress as a user is just too overwhelming and complicated. Also, none of the themes or plugins I'm finding are actually geared to meet their industry's information presentation requirements. So do I learn WordPress theme and plugin development so I can wrestle it around to be what they need, or do I create my own lightweight CMS that does what they need while minimizing and simplifying the user backend? [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule on May 12, 2016 - 16 answers

Is Wordpress secure now?

I've read anecdotally that Wordpress is pretty flawed from a security standpoint, and I'm wondering if any of the issues in this article have been patched in the four years since it was published (there have been a lot of updates since then). And if so, what are the current concerns about WP security? Anything a site owner like me should be concerned about, or watching for?
posted by jbickers on May 12, 2016 - 22 answers

Podcasting on WP?

Is there a good podcasting plugin for WP? Or do I need to roll my own? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on May 4, 2016 - 10 answers

more like wordpre$$ amiright

I would like to convert a custom-built paid membership website to Wordpress. What is the best paid membership plugin? [more inside]
posted by michaelh on May 1, 2016 - 2 answers

Blogs, Forwarding, Nameservers, Oh My

I (very) recently started a blog using Wordpress and a domain that I own. I was tweaking domain names and nameservers today and everything went haywire. Halp! [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Apr 28, 2016 - 11 answers

WordPress Plugin for Collecting Information and Payment?

WordPress peoples: Can you recommend a plugin that will allow users to fill out a form with contact information and item choices, and make a credit card payment online - all as part of one transaction? [more inside]
posted by jammy on Apr 13, 2016 - 7 answers

You shall not pass! (without submitting contact info)

Looking for a solution for Wordpress for gated content and lead capture. I have a few different standard pages that I do not want to be accessible until a short form is filled out. It's free content, so no need to deal with payments. [more inside]
posted by Sophont on Apr 7, 2016 - 5 answers

Very slow Wordpress site

My travel blog is loading very slowly, especially the photo galleries. I'm using Wordpress, Nextgen Gallery, and Foobox. I'm into photography, so I want to have lots of high quality images (Retina, when possible). But I don't know how to optimize them to load reasonably fast. Or it could be something else causing the slow load times. I really don't know. [more inside]
posted by mkuhnell on Mar 30, 2016 - 22 answers

Listserv integrated with wordpress?

I have a bike club wordpress site. I want members to be able to send an email to the "rides@club.com" site and reach all members. [more inside]
posted by mtstover on Mar 17, 2016 - 10 answers

Examples of WP Origami theme in use?

Becoming acquainted with WordPress and have identified the Origami theme as potentially suitable (it was recommended on the green some time ago). How do I find examples of the theme in use by others?
posted by xaryts on Mar 15, 2016 - 1 answer

Help me find/customize a minimal, text-based Wordpress theme

I want a Wordpress theme like this: Cocoro (that writer is great, by the way, but the blog seems to be abandoned). Details inside. [more inside]
posted by aperturescientist on Feb 22, 2016 - 4 answers

Looking for opinions on Media Temple for hosting a blog....

Just curious if anyone has any strong opinions about switching to Media Temple -- which is owned by GoDaddy. Has GoDaddy improved its image or reputation or anything since I last checked (which was years ago)? Does it matter that GoDaddy and MT are run separately or not?
posted by mhh5 on Feb 19, 2016 - 7 answers

Simple online auction site/wp-plugin

Hi all. I'm setting up an auction of artworks our members have donated. Trying to find either a third-party site, a one-off site I could setup, or a plugin for our Wordpress install. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by monocultured on Jan 22, 2016 - 2 answers

Securing custom MySQL tables in Wordpress

I have personal tables I'm using within the Wordpress database for my own data storage and manipulation purposes. How can I protect these *most easily* from sql injections and/or whatever other evil lurks? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jan 8, 2016 - 5 answers

Theme Builders: Which one (if any) to use?

Metafilter Wordpress peoples: Tell me of your experiences in using any of the following: [more inside]
posted by jammy on Jan 1, 2016 - 10 answers

Moving images after a messed up Wordpress move

Recently two Wordpress sites of mine were merged into one, by someone else. But some of the images didn't transfer, though the posts did. So at this point, I can go into one of the moved posts with the missing images and the image is just a blank box with the URL pointing to the old website. There are about hundred+ posts like this. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Dec 19, 2015 - 7 answers

Where can I find this WordPress theme?

I'm looking for a particular layout for a blog, preferably a WordPress theme. It's such a simple layout that I know something like it must exist out there but I can't find the right one! [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Dec 14, 2015 - 3 answers

Redesigning a scientist's personal research website

I'm looking to redesign my personal research site and I'm thinking to use a blogging platform such as WordPress; however, I can't seem to find any good, clean and modern templates. In particular, I would like to add sections for my publications, recent news, scripts I have written, and my upcoming talks / presentations. Does anyone have suggestions for a robust platform and any themes that I could use for the site? Thanks!
posted by Aanidaani on Dec 5, 2015 - 8 answers

Slider menu does not show current slide

Hello Wordpress peoples of Metafilter. Please help me make this slider menu plugin work better. The problem: The slider menu does not display the current slide - it always reverts to the beginning. [more inside]
posted by jammy on Dec 3, 2015 - 3 answers

Wordpress Notification Bar for Twitter or similar?

I am looking for a Wordpress plugin (or service?) which will allow me to send a tweet and display it at the top of the page, with some caveats. [more inside]
posted by terrapin on Nov 24, 2015 - 3 answers

Free wordpress themes - appearance somewhat comparable to divi or avada

Looking for a responsive wordpress theme that's quick loading, doesn't have a lot of bloat, and lets me use my own plugins (SEO, etc.). I used to work in the biz; that plus my current field and sometimes slightly particular aesthetics make a certain amount of customization inevitable. There's so much out there to weed through and many reviews/compilations aren't all that helpful.
posted by dancing leaves on Nov 24, 2015 - 4 answers

How do you choose a WordPress theme?

With so many choices of themes, how does one go about narrowing them down? I'm a bit overwhelmed by the myriad of choices. I understand that security, updates, and responsiveness are all important. I'm brand new to WordPress and want to get going on building my installation, but I'm really kind of stuck until I figure out this theme thing. Bonus Question: I do realize you get what you pay for when it comes to themes. Do you have any recommendations for reasonably priced ones?
posted by Bushmiller on Nov 23, 2015 - 5 answers

There's an event management plugin for that... right?

WordPress hivemind, please – a client has requested a website based around ordering a service available at events from several different people. Oh, and they need ratings / reviews too. More after the jump. [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Nov 22, 2015 - 2 answers

Looking for a certain style of Wordpress theme

I'm looking for a Wordpress theme that is similar to the style of a certain page, and I'm coming up with nothing. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Nov 18, 2015 - 6 answers

Should I self-host my blog or post to a site with a built-in community?

I've been a blogger, off and on, since "weblog" first became a word, but the way blogs and communities are built these days confounds me. I miss tight-knit, ye olde internet communities but am no longer sure how they are built or nourished in a noisier, more commercialized web. I need opinions. [more inside]
posted by iamfantastikate on Nov 9, 2015 - 11 answers

WordPress - more like WordLost

I am starting a blog using a very simple wordpress template. But, Wordpress cuts off the post so that users see only the beginning. In addition, it is not clear that there is more content to follow. Is this a theme issue? I need the whole post (including photos) to show on the main page. This seems so basic. I tried googling but no luck.
posted by seesom on Nov 5, 2015 - 9 answers

Just another Wordpress.com question...

Is there a widget which will display the most recent posts from a given category, or am I misremembering this feature? [more inside]
posted by chainsofreedom on Oct 29, 2015 - 3 answers

Medical Marijuana Delivery Website Menu for Wordpress?

I'm helping some folks who run a medical marijuana delivery service, and would like an easy-to-maintain solution for their menu on a site running Wordpress. [more inside]
posted by klinefelter on Oct 26, 2015 - 7 answers

The call was coming from inside the onion.

The Wordpress blog that I manage is being attacked from Tor nodes. Is there anything that I can do about it? [more inside]
posted by koucha on Oct 21, 2015 - 10 answers

Responsive Wordpress Thumbnail Menus?

Wordpress peoples! I am looking for a responsive thumbnail menu plugin for an artist's website. [more inside]
posted by jammy on Oct 20, 2015 - 1 answer

Help me find the cheapest web hosting for my blog and podcast...

I run a WordPress blog, and the archives of a defunct podcast, hosting on Dreamhost. I'm up for renewal in two weeks, and I don't want to keep paying $120 a year for the service... not because I don't like Dreamhost, but because I'm cheap. [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Oct 19, 2015 - 8 answers

Best Wordpress Plugin For Donations to Political Campaign?

I'm working on creating a Wordpress-based website for a friend who is about to announce his candidacy for an elected office (county-level). [more inside]
posted by davidmsc on Oct 17, 2015 - 2 answers

To Redirect, or To NoIndex, that is the question...

I have a Wordpress blog, and I want to get rid of a large number (200+) of old, junky blog posts. They're clogging up my archives and search results, they get virtually no traffic, and they're poorly done and embarrassing. There is no question they need to go. The question is, should I delete and redirect them, or just noindex them? [more inside]
posted by Bella Sebastian on Oct 12, 2015 - 8 answers

can't log into wordpress admin dashboard and blog shows no content

I have a professional blog hosted on my own domain. Spry is my domain host and I use Wordpress to publish the content. This evening after some time away I tried to log into my wordpress admin dashboard to add a new post to my blog but am unable to log in - the browser just gets stuck on the url and the page doesn't load and shows as a blank white page. [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Sep 27, 2015 - 4 answers

semi-private or secret personal blogs

I used to be part of a group that blogged anonymously and read anonymous blogs through xanga, which effectively shut down a year or two ago. I really miss this community, as well as the opportunity to read these sorts of semi-private blogs. How can I find a similar community? [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Sep 3, 2015 - 5 answers

WordPress Instagram plugin that shows by hashtag AND location together?

Do you know of a WordPress Instagram plugin that will allow me to show together in a single gallery all images that are tagged as a certain location OR that use a certain hashtag? To restate: it's all the images that are marked with a certain location, and all the images that are marked with a certain hashtag. I'm trying to avoid installing and testing dozens of plugins to see if any do this.
posted by Mo Nickels on Aug 21, 2015 - 3 answers

Open source, MVC alternative to WordPress?

I've been using WordPress for over 10 years to manage my blog and my site... [more inside]
posted by eustacescrubb on Aug 17, 2015 - 5 answers

Please fill out this form...

I am in need of a good, versatile, form-making plugin for a Wordpress website I help to manage. I am having difficulty, among the plethora of possibilities, zeroing in on the one that will serve all our needs. [more inside]
posted by jammy on Aug 7, 2015 - 5 answers

Recommendations for WordPress maintenance services for nonprofits

I help a nonprofit manage their WordPress.org site. I am looking for recommendations for services that backup, update, and secure WordPress sites. [more inside]
posted by debgpi on Jul 29, 2015 - 2 answers

Wordpress DB growing too large?

I have a wordpress site running WooCommerce. I'm getting a couple dozen notices from Webfaction each day saying that a mysql query has taken longer than a minute and has been killed. [more inside]
posted by humboldt32 on Jul 21, 2015 - 13 answers

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