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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

Lead-gen plugins for Wordpress

What's the best, easiest, most elegant way to hack my Wordpress site to do leadgen? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Jul 20, 2015 - 3 answers

Can you recommend a Wordpress theme designer?

I run a website (link in my profile) about an old computer game series and I'm changing it from HTML to Wordpress. I need a one-of-a-kind Wordpress theme. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on May 27, 2015 - 7 answers

For British Eyes Only

I blog on Wordpress. I'd like to make certain posts visible only to readers in certain countries. Details within. [more inside]
posted by Rinku on May 27, 2015 - 9 answers

Updating a WordPress site?

A client asked me to update their current website, which is running on Wordpress (which I'm not super familiar with). But there doesn't seem to be a built in way to build this newer version (same number of pages, swapping out photos and text) while keeping the current one live. Is there a built in way to do this? If not, how is a Wordpress site generally revamped while keeping the current site live?
posted by Brandon Blatcher on May 22, 2015 - 10 answers

Why won't my Pinterest board display properly in Wordpress?

I've tried everything to embed a Pinterest board in a Wordpress page. No matter what I do, some of the pins get cut off. What gives? [more inside]
posted by Biblio on Apr 14, 2015 - 3 answers

Where should I start setting up a scheduling website?

I have a friend who has inherited the job of coordinating some organized play lines at a local gaming convention. He needs something to help get everyone pointed in the same direction and schedules put together without needing to do it all on paper. I have slightly more web experience and access to either WordPress or Joomla host. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze on Apr 13, 2015 - 2 answers

Good looking footnotes in Instapaper from Wordpress

Is there any documentation on how Instapaper's parser handles footnotes? [more inside]
posted by thecaddy on Apr 8, 2015 - 2 answers

How can I boost my portfolio ranking on Google?

I currently pay for a Cargo membership, but my ranking is really terrible even though I have a steady stream of visitors according to Google Analytics. Do I have to switch over to something custom like Wordpress (or any other service), or can I boost my ranking with some low-cost tricks?
posted by omar.a on Apr 3, 2015 - 3 answers

Wordpress / WooCommerce plugin that allows "purchases" via "points"

I want to set up a non-monetary credit system using Wordpress, and probably WooCommerce, that will allow registered visitors to use credits to redeem for certain perks (probably listed as products). [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Mar 18, 2015 - 1 answer

How to fix 404s on WordPress permalinks

I delivered a website to client which included a WordPress blog. In development, I had permalinks set to show the category and post name in the path. Now the client has it installed on their staging server and the same permalink settings are delivering 404s. [more inside]
posted by starvingartist on Mar 4, 2015 - 8 answers

shoring up the digital ramparts against hate mobs

I'm writing about feminism and gaming on the internet. I'm a woman. I know that if I gain any reasonable amount of success, it'll probably come with death threats and hacking attempts and doxxing and the like. What should I do now, while very few people are reading me, to protect myself? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Feb 25, 2015 - 35 answers

System for categorizing, tagging, and rating audio/video material?

A friend is looking for a multimedia system that allows categorization, tagging, rating of audio/video materials, and is ideally capable of being integrated into Wordpress....think StoryCorps with the addition of video and photo. [more inside]
posted by hangingbyathread on Feb 23, 2015 - 2 answers

How to sync content between Wordpress and PDF

I have an online textbook that's currently in Wordpress, and I want to make a PDF version of it so that users can download it all at once. What's the best way to do this in terms of time, efficiency, and minimizing the hassle of syncing changes/corrections/additional content in the future? [more inside]
posted by neat graffitist on Feb 5, 2015 - 6 answers

Wordpress/GoDaddy woes

GoDaddy-hosted site, built in Wordpress, loads only blank page. Do not want. [more inside]
posted by altopower on Feb 5, 2015 - 9 answers

How can I replicate these in-post menus on my own Wordpress site?

The menu at the far left of these posts. [more inside]
posted by stormyteal on Feb 3, 2015 - 4 answers

Good way to dump hundreds of podcasts into one RSS file?

I'm making a Swift iOS app that lets the user search years of daily podcasts from a certain Wordpress site. Right now it is working off an RSS feed that only goes back several days but I want to be able to dump everything into one giant file. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by johngoren on Feb 2, 2015 - 6 answers

Need a simple solution to a Wiki-style contact directory

I work in a medical clinic with a few other doctors, and we're trying to come up with a way to centralize our "favourites" when it comes to referrals -- which specialists do we usually refer to, where can patients go for physiotherapy, etc. I'm trying to find a simple way to implement this but so far not having a lot of success. [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Feb 1, 2015 - 5 answers

Looking for a classy Wordpress theme for a financial business website

Our business needs a new webpage, and we're thinking of going with Wordpress. The problem is finding a nice theme that meets our requirements. [more inside]
posted by unreason on Dec 30, 2014 - 2 answers

Best FREE parallax Wordpress themes?

I'm looking for a very professional-looking Wordpress theme with parallax scrolling. Preferably horizontal, wouldn't mind if it were standard vertical. Something clean, simple and modern. The less glitches/bugs, the better.
posted by cyrusw8 on Dec 26, 2014 - 1 answer

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

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