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Wordpress - white screen of death login issues - and then some

The owner (Mr Firstname Lastname) of a website I manage (firstnamelastname.com) notified me of a plugin issue that was visible to users on the front page of his site. So I went to try to login to admin. Oh no! WSOD! No login option! So I googled... [more inside]
posted by Kerasia on Dec 10, 2014 - 18 answers

Who do I need to sort out my company's website?

I work for a small non-profit organisation. Our move from a hand-coded website to a WordPress-based system has stalled, and the company who were doing the work are no longer formally involved. Help me to understand who I'd need to engage to get the work finished. [more inside]
posted by monkey closet on Nov 7, 2014 - 11 answers

New to Sass (Wordpress theme development). Need help with workflow.

New to Sass (Wordpress theme development). What the what? Need help with understanding the workflow. [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Oct 9, 2014 - 6 answers

Fiddly Wordpress customization help

I am looking to get a wordpress theme with built-in icons for post types (such as sorbet, but I'm open to using another one to make this easier) to use icons based on categories or tags instead. There is a plugin for this but it doesn't work with the current version of WP and I don't think it's set up to replace part of an existing theme anyway. (It would also be nice if I could customize the color on those bar things too.) Despite my ambitions for awesome blog layout customization, I know very little about CSS and basically haven't coded anything for the web since we all used Netscape Navigator. How do I do this?
posted by NoraReed on Sep 26, 2014 - 0 answers

A smooth and painless transition from old wordpress site to a new one?

So I have a little website for my business. I made it using WordPress 3.3.1 and Thesis 1.8. Got hacked and website is ready for a refresh. I am ready to move to Wordpress 4 and thesis 2.1. Some complications inside. Help? [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Sep 22, 2014 - 6 answers

Looking for a wordpress theme to replicate a tumblr theme.

Looking for a wordpress theme that replicates the "Chunky" tumblr theme. I like the old-fashioned newspaper-style layout but I need something responsive and a little more flexible and customizable. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks!
posted by anticlock on Sep 20, 2014 - 0 answers

Best WordPress gallery for small museum and library collection

I'm putting a small (about 120 items) museum/library image collection online. My organization is using WordPress to create a simple website for this collection, and I need help finding the best gallery/portfolio plugin to display these images. What's your favorite WordPress plugin for this, and why? [more inside]
posted by lillygog on Sep 17, 2014 - 5 answers

What are the best resources for Wordpress these days?

I started a Wordpress blog a few years ago and then ignored it soon after. This time around I'd really like to create the best Wordpress site that I possibly can. I'm looking for any resources that would help to achieve that goal -- themes, tutorials, podcasts, etc. I'd also like to learn more about search engine optimization and monetization in regards to a Wordpress site. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Ostara on Sep 11, 2014 - 4 answers

Is there a plugin that creates this gallery effect?

I'm working on making a magazine blog. I started with a template that is pretty awesome, but I liked the effect another theme used to manage the photo and video gallery. Is there a plugin I can install to achieve this effect or is this hard coded into the template. [more inside]
posted by FireStyle on Aug 20, 2014 - 4 answers

A little freaked out about giving out my password to hired designer...

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 - 14 answers

Election sites that track positions on issues on a per-candidate basis?

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 - 6 answers

Photoslider script?

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 - 2 answers

Sizing images for Wordpress site

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 - 7 answers

Automated WordPress deployment strategies

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 - 2 answers

eShop option for a Wordpress site that can handle ~60 product downloads?

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 - 1 answer

I don't even know how to ask this question

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 - 7 answers

File management and getting two directories in sync.

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 - 13 answers

Recommend me some WordPress plugins

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 - 7 answers

Should I use Wordpress or a custom-built website for my business?

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 - 8 answers

Modifying AddThis on a WordPress blog

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 - 3 answers

Themes and hosting for a webcomic

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 - 5 answers

I want a linkblog like John Gruber/Daring Fireball. How do I set it up?

I've long been an admirer of linkblogs like John Gruber's Daring Fireball and Dave Winer's Scripting News. I would like to start one on my own. What's the best way to go about doing this? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on May 9, 2014 - 6 answers

Show and accept edits in WordPress posts?

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 - 3 answers

Revolution Slider help?

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 - 6 answers

Best wordpress site/virtual gallery to display some of my photos?

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 - 5 answers

Need to create locally-hosted, searchable database of vendors--help!

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 - 8 answers

best way for relative newb to create online store plus more?

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 - 10 answers

How do I tell set up a local WordPress install with public URL?

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 - 5 answers

Wordpress install problems

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 - 2 answers

Unwanted Wordpress Withdrawal

How can I easily and reliably bypass the IWF blacklist and Cleanfeed in the UK? [more inside]
posted by Thing on Mar 15, 2014 - 8 answers

Simple but scalable CMS platforms?

What should I be looking at in addition to Wordpress? [more inside]
posted by Eddie Mars on Mar 14, 2014 - 14 answers

Intermittent 404 errors on Wordpress

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 - 6 answers

Wordpress website breaking

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 - 8 answers

To Look Back At Where We Boldly Went Where No One Had Gone Before

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 - 4 answers

Easy, quick ways to spiff up a sports-themed WP site

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 - 0 answers

Offered to update a non-profit website and in over my head

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 - 4 answers

Help me with static page problems in Wordpress, please?

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 - 23 answers

Venn Diagram with Links?

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 - 3 answers

What Wordpress functions / features / plugins would organize this site?

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 - 8 answers

I paid for a year of hosting and a domain, now what?

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 - 9 answers

Non-technical WordPress user's guide

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 - 2 answers

Looking for a shared checklist/todo list thingdoo.

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 - 14 answers

I need to send an email to ~1500 people. How do I do it?

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 - 13 answers

Long-term WordPress Maintenance

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 - 1 answer

What good alternatives exist for WordPress for the semi-skilled?

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 - 12 answers

WordPress malware. I can't log in. Help!

My beloved website, MicroHorror.com, seems to have been infected with malware, and I can't log in to WordPress. Please help! [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Nov 4, 2013 - 8 answers

Different background color for each WordPress category?

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 - 5 answers

Looking for a good, fast Wordpress host for 25k+ visitors/month

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 - 15 answers

Reverse engineering Wordpress functionality

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 - 6 answers

A Life, Truncated.

I'm having a devil of a time getting my long Wordpress pages to print properly. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Oct 22, 2013 - 4 answers

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