I want to hire a WordPress Pro to fix up my lame looking site. Does this have to entail me giving that Pro my admin password? This scares me. Should this not scare me? Is there another way? [more inside]
posted by gravitypanda
on Aug 19, 2014 -
There's a municipal election coming up, and a friend of mine is hoping to develop a Web site that allows users to cycle through key questions (e.g. "Do you think the city should allow a casino to be built downtown?" "Do you support the closure of the Simpson History Museum?") and see the positions of various candidates, grouped by electoral district. Can you think of a Web site that does such a thing? Bonus points if it's created by a group that might be willing to share their infrastructure. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd
on Aug 19, 2014 -
I'm looking for a photoslider script that let's you manually slide between two overlaid images, for the purpose of displaying the differences between said images. Anything similar to the slider being used in this buzzfeed article. [more inside]
posted by phaedon
on Jul 13, 2014 -
I'm using Wordpress to design my site (photography portfolio). Image quality is very important to me, but I'm also concerned about page-loading times. Galleries will be on one page, and you'll scroll down to view images. I prefer this layout to flash galleries. Some questions about this.... [more inside]
posted by okay-quiet-time
on Jul 11, 2014 -
I'm trying to help my team establish an automated workflow for managing WordPress sites (themes, plugins, databases, the whole shebang). This is going to be a long journey and I need advice on what tools will give us the easiest entry point to a long-term solution. Capistrano? Grunt? Other? Lots of special details inside. [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek
on Jul 11, 2014 -
I'm trying to set up a relatively easy to use eShop on my wordpress website. The tricky part is that my products are pretty complex. I have basically two things I offer: an app and a PDF, and each of those come in 28 possible variations. (They're language learning tools, so the particular app/PDF each person needs depends on which language they're learning and which language they speak natively). The OTHER tricky part is that the products aren't all ready yet, but due to the demand for pre-orders, I need to allow for preorders, as well, and then transition the products one-by-one to automatic downloads as I finish them. Any suggestions? I'm happy to pay for a solution, as long as it does its job well.
posted by sdis
on Jul 7, 2014 -
The nonprofit I work for is undergoing major growing pains and needs donor management and member management software. CiviCRM
has been suggested to us, but I have questions which have to be answered in order for me to know whether it's a solution we can use, how to price the install/hire someone to do the install and explain to my boss and my board how this works and why we should do this. [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick
on Jul 7, 2014 -
I'm in the process of cleaning up a hacked Wordpress install. How can I use the file list from a known-good directory as the basis for deleting all other files in the hacked one? e.g.: If a file exists in .../goodtheme/ leave it in .../badtheme. Otherwise, delete everything. [more inside]
posted by piro
on Jun 30, 2014 -
I am tasked with updating a WordPress site for my research facility. I need to add two features, an image gallery and an event ticker or news feed. Free plugins are greatly preferred, since the mechanics of payment for this sort of thing are a giant pain in the patookus. I am not terribly experienced with WordPress, but have spent a decent amount of time elbow deep in the site and have an idea of how most of it works. [more inside]
posted by telepanda
on Jun 24, 2014 -
I am planning a new website for my business.
My web designer of many years does really stellar sites which Google seems to love.
However, some of the Wordpress templates out there at the moment are superlatively great.
The site is going to be purely a brochure / information website.
So some advice please. Are custom-built websites old hat for the purposes of a brochure site or do hand-crafted websites (right-term?) still hold a lot of merit?
(PS: the cost is not important. I am quite willing to pay the same for both types of architecture)
posted by jacobean
on May 28, 2014 -
I have a blog running WordPress with the Thesis theme, and the AddThis plugin. It currently shows AddThis buttons at both the top of a post and the bottom of a post (like this
). All I want are the buttons at the top, as they appear now. How do I get rid of the buttons at the bottom?
posted by NotMyselfRightNow
on May 18, 2014 -
I am looking for a user-friendly theme with an easy-to-set-up CMS as well as secure hosting for a weekly webcomic. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by omar.a
on May 17, 2014 -
So I've Googled and checked out the WordPress support forums about this, but I'm not finding what I want. Is there any plugin that allows WordPress to have a function like Track Changes in Word? I'm talking about within a post -- so if I made edits (punctuation, changing words, whatever) in a certain post, someone else could see them and also accept or reject them. Just viewing the "Revisions" in WP isn't cutting it.
posted by trillian
on Apr 25, 2014 -
I've installed a new theme on two sites, followed the same instructions for both, but on one the Revolution Slider doesn't seem to be working properly.
On my beta site
, the text on the slider looks nice and pretty, flying in and properly sized.
On the alpha site
, the text isn't looking right at all.
Any Wordpress/coding heads have any ideas why this is happening? [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist
on Apr 24, 2014 -
I want to put up a wordpress site for a virtual gallery of some of my photos. I'd really like to have something that looks clean & elegant enough to send out to potential clients/magazines. ie.
Not so much something that signals, "family summer trip... woohoo" but really something that signals "artist-doing-arty-things." (What I am putting on this wordpress site will be a specific photo story though, and not all of my work-- ie. this site will have a really narrow focus). I've looked at woothemes, and really didn't see anything that had the look I am striving for. (It's that classic problem: I don't know what I want, but I'll know it when I see it.") Can the hive mind point me to other places (like WooThemes) where I can find and buy beautiful wordpress themes (tight budget alert!) and/or specific themes-for-sale that would be great for an aspiring photographer with a story to tell. Thanks!
posted by tangyraspberry
on Apr 22, 2014 -
I maintain for my company a spreadsheet that contains a list of vendors and their associated information: address, contact(s), service area(s), service(s), website, and so on. It's becoming rather unwieldy as a vendor might have up to 5 different services, 2 addresses, 3 contacts each with their own email and phone number, etc. The information's all there, it's just very annoying to use.
I had the idea of creating an "intranet" type website that staff could use to filter vendors by name, service area, service type, and so on, with the results displaying in an easy-to-read format (easier than a mile-long Excel sheet, anyway). I am open to solutions like Wordpress and Joomla, just not sure how best to implement. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by erinsaurus
on Apr 22, 2014 -
asking for a relative: she currently has an online store with a mess of a back end that is impossible to use so we are thinking of junking it entirely and moving to something else: what should this be? [more inside]
posted by unlucky.lisp
on Apr 13, 2014 -
Can I use /Sites/ in OSX to develop WordPress, and possibly share staging URLs with the outside world? [more inside]
posted by critzer
on Apr 8, 2014 -
I've just installed wordpress and the theme I'm using won't display the checkbox buttons on the web form I've created. It has to do with the theme I've chosen because the buttons show up fine with other themes... any idea what the problem could be? Page in question is here
. All of the list items should have a checkbox button beside them. The theme's name is Hemingway.
posted by pwally
on Mar 17, 2014 -
How can I easily and reliably bypass the IWF blacklist and Cleanfeed in the UK? [more inside]
posted by Thing
on Mar 15, 2014 -
I have my own Wordpress blog (hosted on Dreamhost) that's been driving me nuts. Intermittently I get a 404 error when posting or when moving through the admin pages. Simply reloading usually brings up the page. My Wordpress is up to date and so are my plugins.
Besides the usual "disable all plugins and re-enable one-by-one" what other debug can I do? [more inside]
posted by tommasz
on Mar 5, 2014 -
I have a frustrating issue with a site hosted on Wordpress. Every now and again - and seemingly at random - I will get a message saying "Resource Limit Is Reached - The website is temporarily unable to service your request as it exceeded resource limit. Please try again later" when I try and visit my site or dashboard. [more inside]
posted by jonathanbell
on Mar 3, 2014 -
Updating Wordpress website, how to we archive old site so as not to break long-standing links? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo
on Feb 23, 2014 -
Pimp My Website Filter: Help me help a friend who wants to liven up his sports-related blog. [more inside]
posted by jbickers
on Feb 7, 2014 -
I have set up a number of wordpress sites, both for myself and other businesses, so I offered to update the website for a non-profit. However, dealing with the hosting is more complicated than anything I've encountered thus far. So, I'm hoping someone with more knowledge can tell me if I'm going about this the right way. [more inside]
posted by ohisee
on Feb 2, 2014 -
I am having a problem with my website, which is entirely run in Wordpress.
I have WP set up to use a static home page. I followed the directions for creating a homepage and a page for posts to appear on. But if you look at the fluid page in question
, for some reason the entire page is duplicated? I cannot for the life of me figure out what is going on there, I hope someone here can.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering
on Feb 2, 2014 -
On a WordPress site I'd like to add a simple, two-overlapping-circle Venn diagram -- though I'd like the text within to be various links. How would you recommend best implementing this (with a basic to intermediate understanding of HTML and CSS)?
posted by asranixon
on Jan 30, 2014 -
Web developers: My university research lab wants to drag our website
out of 1998 to a more easy-to-maintain and attractive design. We're tending towards using Wordpress, mostly for its large install base and plugin market. However our website won't follow the typical blog page/post format that Wordpress seems to support by default - it's more like a library with inter-related content types. Something like this
is beautiful but probably out of our budget. Those with Wordpress experience, what default features should we try to use? Or is there a plugin / theme that does what we want already? [more inside]
posted by anthill
on Jan 22, 2014 -
I'd like to get back into managing a silly little bit of webspace for myself and my whims. I paid for a year of hosting and two domains through Dreamhost, but no real idea of how to go forward, and I don't have significant blocks of free time to really get involved all at once. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Jan 8, 2014 -
I'm looking for an absolute beginner's guide to WordPress that just covers creating and editing posts and pages and uploading media, and nothing else; the kind of thing that I imagine a web developer might give to a client. Can you recommend some (free) on-line resources? [more inside]
posted by Zeinab Badawi's Twenty Hotels
on Dec 20, 2013 -
I have a little project that I'd like to make a little website for. Does not have to be fancy. This could be a WordPress module, a standalone website, or something else. Here's what I need: a checklist where multiple people can maintain, over time, their own version of a single list of items todo/completed. I have looked but I'm not finding what I want. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn
on Dec 2, 2013 -
I'm launching a Kickstarter campaign tomorrow, and I have around 1500 people to email. How do I do this simply? I'd like the emails to come from my personal gmail address (and not DONOTREPLY@Mail1000.com or something), and if possible, I'd like to customize the emails such that they refer to each person by name (I have everyone in an excel file at the moment). If relevant for potential software/plugin solutions, I have a Mac and a Wordpress site on a good server.
posted by sdis
on Dec 2, 2013 -
I'd like to read about issues, strategies and concerns regarding long-term WordPress maintenance. I have several clients using WordPress. I'm adept with the nuts and bolts, but I can see that staying on top of plugin updates is important and must be done carefully. I've killed live sites enough times to know now not to update willy nilly. [more inside]
posted by humboldt32
on Nov 26, 2013 -
After the probably eighth hacking attack (and success) on my site in less than a year, I'm sick to death of using a platform that has to be updated on an hourly basis or get totally nuked by Moldavians. What platforms are relatively user-friendly for people who want to blog? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd
on Nov 9, 2013 -
Just like it sounds above - for some reason this has been much more difficult than expected. More inside, naturally. [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul
on Oct 31, 2013 -
I have a Wordpress site with ~25k unique visitors/month, and I'm looking for a new host. I've been on Dreamhost for the last year, and have run into serious problems they can't seem to resolve (takes 60+ seconds for uploaded images to appear in Wordpress's media manager, any non-cached content has a 3 second time-to-first-byte). So I'm looking for a webhost that's fast, reliable and ideally, cooperates with a CDN like Cloudflare. Any suggestions?
posted by sdis
on Oct 28, 2013 -
I've been working on making a mirror of a site that we're using for another project. The original site is working fine, but a few of the custom tweaks that the former webmaster made aren't carrying over. One of these is a box on the post creation screen that allows / disallows others to remix
(pictured at the link) your work. We're working off of a BuddyPress framework. Any ideas about how to find the template file that's calling this? More details inside... [more inside]
posted by codacorolla
on Oct 24, 2013 -
Asking for a friend ... I need recommendations for a web hosting provider who handles listservs as well as website hosting. I’m the administrator for a professional association which has a WordPress website and a group email list. [more inside]
posted by intermod
on Oct 21, 2013 -
I know there are dozens of Wordpress plugins that handle sliders, but I have a couple of specific requests for corporate use: namely, scheduling and logging. [more inside]
posted by Hot Like Your 12V Wire
on Oct 17, 2013 -
You have two sites - site1.com and site2.com. Site1 has been around for years, and you've merged it with another site to become site2.com. Site1.com has accumulated years worth of links, backlinks, domain authority, and so on - and you want to pass that one to site2.com in the best way possible. More inside, naturally. [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul
on Oct 10, 2013 -
I'm sick of Wordpress and all it's cruft. What self-hosted blogging platform should I be looking at in 2013? Details within. [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller
on Oct 6, 2013 -
I've spent the last six months building a new website for my workplace. I'm building it in Wordpress (through Bluehost) in a separate addon domain so the current site isn't affected. What are my steps for bringing this all together? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by altopower
on Oct 3, 2013 -
Who would be good to host a Wordpress site, for someone with moderate technical grasp who wants an easy transfer? [more inside]
posted by Segundus
on Oct 1, 2013 -
I have searched to the end of the earth trying to figure out how to do this but cannot find a thing that fits.
I sell soap with various scents. The scent descriptions are written as "Category Descriptions" and "Product Short Descriptions".
I would like to create a new page which lists all the scents with their descriptions. I'm okay with hard coding the name on the page (in fact, I hyperlinked the name to the category page) but would love to call the description from one of the two places it already exists so that three places need not be updated if a description is changed.
I've looked at functions and shortcodes and just can't make it fit. I'm sure I'm missing something.
I have Canvas (child theme). Any thoughts are highly appreciated and I will be forever grateful!
posted by Snackpants
on Sep 29, 2013 -
Is there a plugin you can recommend for Wordpress for one-on-one private discussion between site admins and site users? If an admin is logged in, then a user on the site can ask them a question and have a live chat? [more inside]
posted by RobotHero
on Sep 24, 2013 -
I am looking to monetize my WP self-hosted site with custom banner/sidebar ads. (Not google ads) Ideally it would work out to be one of a dozen or so ads that appear randomly on every page/post refresh. I'd like something with little to no coding involved. What are the best plugins?
posted by letstrythis
on Sep 20, 2013 -