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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

desperate for competent Web Hosting Provider

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 - 5 answers

Wordpress Slider with Scheduling/Log?

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 - 1 answer

Rel=canonical and WordPress

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 - 4 answers

What simple, self-hosted blogging platform do I want?

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 - 14 answers

Two websites become one?

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 - 8 answers

Good host for Wordpress

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 - 17 answers

Product / Category Description on page in Wordpress/Woocommerce

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! Holly
posted by Snackpants on Sep 29, 2013 - 2 answers

Wordpress self-hosted private customer chat?

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 - 1 answer

What's a good Wordpress Advertising plugin that is lite on coding?

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 - 2 answers

Wordpress help, please -- frontpage links to categories?

Are there any frameworks or templates out there that would let me have a widget with a grid of image links to category blogs? [more inside]
posted by mkuhnell on Sep 20, 2013 - 1 answer

WordPress theme for college newspaper?

The website for my college newspaper is undergoing a bit of an overhaul and we were looking for a good WordPress theme to replace our current one. It should be simple, with a header image, something to feature a "front page" story as well as categorical images for sports, campus events, etc.
posted by rmttws on Sep 19, 2013 - 2 answers

Wordpress theme for community radio station

Our community radio station currently uses Google sites for their site. We want to move to a Wordpress site and I am looking for premium theme and plug-in recommendations. Also links to other community radio stations that use wordpress would be grand. [more inside]
posted by the fish on Aug 28, 2013 - 6 answers

Wordpress theme for sports stats site?

I'm building a website that will offer in-depth player profiles and statistics. I'm looking for a Wordpress theme that lends itself well to this use -- I'm picturing the homepage being a list of teams & players, with each player name linking to his/her individual profile page. Are there any themes, free or paid, that would suit this purpose well? Simple & minimalist themes a plus. [more inside]
posted by averageamateur on Aug 27, 2013 - 2 answers

Wordpress order scheduling solution?

I run a business where people order equipment online and then I have to call them to arrange pickup. I have a Wordpress site and using WooCommerce. I am trying to find a solution where someone could place and schedule an order using a drop down calendar 48 hours or more in advance . any advice on plugins or solutions I should be looking at?
posted by parmanparman on Aug 20, 2013 - 4 answers

WordPress plugin filter: is there a plugin that does this?

So a friend of mine wrote a book, and he's promoting it via his website. He's also enabled buyers of the book to read the book online - a system which I actually prefer to use instead of the PDF. He hired someone to do the technical lifting, but I've GOT to believe there's a WordPress plugin that does something similar...? I have a book of my own, naturally. [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Aug 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Is it worthwhile registering/adding a domain name to my Wordpress blog?

I've been publishing a blog for a couple of years on Wordpress. Whenever I log into the dashboard, I'm informed that my domain "is available to be registered and added to your blog. (You can use it as your blog address.)" support page on domains is here. Are there any drawbacks to registering it? Will all the widgets work the same way? Will my SEO be effected? Will my wordpress followers still be subscribed? What else should I consider? It's a small blog updated with a couple lengthy posts each week; about 300 subscribers and 500 page views per day.
posted by bookley on Jul 24, 2013 - 3 answers

Blog Info Display, Why you So Difficult!?

What's the best place to be able to make editable charts for a wordpress.com blog? [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Jul 24, 2013 - 3 answers

What are the best Magazine themes for a Wordpress literary/culture blog

Looking to upgrade theme from the free stuff, and not spend more than $100 doing it. Would like a theme with a great slideshow/lightbox. We run comics and photo essays as well as regular articles. Lots of options for banner ads would be good too. What are your favorite magazine themes?
posted by letstrythis on Jul 22, 2013 - 3 answers

How to integrate Flickr photos into Wordpress portfolios?

There are many gorgeous Wordpress themes for photographers out there. But my pictures are all stored on Flickr, and I have no plans to move them. Will those themes - or which of those will - integrate with my Flickr pics, sets and collections? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Jul 7, 2013 - 3 answers

Wordpress 3.5.2 Flickr post plugin

I'm running Wordpress 3.5.2 and it seems that my favorite Flickr plugin for adding photos to posts, wp-flickr-embed, no longer works and the developer doesn't seem to be responding. What are my alternatives? [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Jul 2, 2013 - 2 answers

Wordpress Image Gallery Manager needed

I need a plug in or other solution to manage a bunch of images on Wordpress, so I can easily pull them into galleries based on theme, artist, museum, or other categories, and then be able to dynamically create thumbnail galleries and slideshows based on this data. [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Jun 20, 2013 - 4 answers

Making custom templates for dummies?

I'd like to start editing wordpress themes and I'm finding that while there's loads of individual tutorials, getting a handle on everything I need to learn is proving more of a challenge. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Jun 17, 2013 - 11 answers

How do I allow people to add calendar events with wordpress

I am launching a local performing arts blog with Wordpress as the frontend, and I want to set it up in a way that allows event promoters and performers to easily add events to a calendar. Having the people need to set up an account with a username and password seems prudent, but I'd like it to be as simple as possible. Perhaps logging in with google or facebook if possible. What are my best options vis a vis plugins/widgets/action plans? Thank you in advance.
posted by letstrythis on Jun 10, 2013 - 4 answers

WordPress theme for a marketplace

Need ideas of a off-the-shelf WP theme for a marketplace. [more inside]
posted by heartofglass on Jun 6, 2013 - 1 answer

Wordress plugin that includes comments at the end of each RSS post

I'm looking for a Wordpress plugin that includes a post's comments at the end of that post's RSS entry. [more inside]
posted by arielmeadow on May 28, 2013 - 2 answers

One broken Wordpress image fixit script to rule them all?

Long story short, my Wordpress install became corrupt, and while all content and original images were saved, all of the resized custom images are gone. Is there any way I can run a plug in or some other script that will resolved all of the broken image links? [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on May 26, 2013 - 2 answers

Attractive Wordpress Calendars

Any recommendations for stylish but functional Wordpress calendars? [more inside]
posted by vecchio on May 23, 2013 - 6 answers

Free (or cheap), clean, minimal, mostly text Wordpress theme

I'd like a place to put up a CV and occasionally some writing. I'm looking for a minimal, clean, and if possible free Wordpress theme. In terms of references, I really like the look of Grantland articles (for example, the first thing I clicked on their frontpage). I love the running header, the minimal navigation, the centered space for an article, the white space, the blocking, and the running foot-notes on the side.
posted by codacorolla on May 16, 2013 - 7 answers

Best tablet and workflow for blogging

I would like to purchase a tablet so I can do more blogging without lugging a laptop around. What are the best tools/apps/workflow tips to be able to do this without tearing my hair out? Special snowflake stuff inside. [more inside]
posted by melissa on May 13, 2013 - 6 answers

How do I get a selected attribute term description to show on the page?

I am working in Wordpress with the Whitelight theme. I'm pretty new but know enough to be dangerous :) I have set up my attribute terms and added it to the variable product's page. Since they are scents, I would like to have the description (that I wrote when creating the term) appear on the product page. How this possible? Thanks! Happy Day!
posted by Snackpants on May 8, 2013 - 5 answers

Moving Wordpress content from multiple domains into a single one

I've got multiple domains, all running Wordpress, and am down-sizing to just one. Looking for the easiest way to get the content from the other domains moved/imported to the keeper domain, each in their own category. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on May 3, 2013 - 2 answers

Solve the Single Weirdest WordPress Glitch Imaginable

I'm running the Amazon S3 plugin by TanTanNoodles on a fresh installation of WordPress with no other plugins, and whenever I use it to upload any media, it correctly sends it off to the S3 bucket. But only if I use my iPod. [more inside]
posted by dubadubowbow on Apr 20, 2013 - 3 answers

Who's compressing my JPEGs: Gmail, iPad, or WordPress?

The other day I discovered that some JPEGs I'd posted to my (self-hosted) WordPress blog had been compressed. The subject of my blog happens to be anaglyph 3D photos... and if the images are not saved at a very high resolution, a phenomenon called "ghosting" or "crosstalk" appears, where parts of the image that are only supposed to be visible to one eye are visible to the other eye as well. This can ruin the 3D effect. So it's important that my images are uploaded and posted with no added compression. The problem is that I don't know exactly where the problem occurred. Details below... [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Apr 16, 2013 - 20 answers

Wordpress for Multi-Genre Creators?

Can you recommend a clean, minimalist Wordpress theme that can display art as well as writing? Bonus for free. [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Apr 11, 2013 - 6 answers

How To Prevent Spam on Wordpress Blog

I have a wordpress blog. Comment sections is being filled daily with spam comments. Is there any way I can block these?
posted by goalyeehah on Apr 4, 2013 - 9 answers

Is there a true WYSIWYG Wordpress Editor?

My wife has been forced to update and maintain her company blog. She is trying to create posts using the default online editor. I am watching her breakdown on a weekly basis while dealing with this. She hits backspace on a paragraph and the paragraph jumps to inside the caption box of the previous image. She creates a post, hits preview and nothing is even similar to what she was trying to create; text that was wrapping around an image is suddenly all messed up, weird breaks appear in paragraphs, Large blank spaces appear on the page. She has no experience with coding so getting her to actually code the post is tough. Is there an easy solution? I want to help her make her life easier.
posted by aburd on Mar 30, 2013 - 14 answers

Simple solutions for a private micro-mix sharing site?

As my friends and colleagues continue to move and diversify, I'd like to make a small, private site where we can share three- to five-song "mix tapes" of what we really love these days; ideally super easy from an interface perspective to create these mix tapes. What's my shortest path to goal? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Mar 28, 2013 - 9 answers

Tool for building a reference guide website or document generator?

Is there a word for these types of web-based tools, and a widely-used way to make them? One: a way make a web-based reference guide / glossary / help centre. Two: a tool that will generate a custom 20-page PDF based on complex user inputs, complete with table of contents. Are there open-source, well-supported solutions for building these things? Maybe a way to combine some plugins for Drupal or Wordpress? I really have no idea how to tackle this. [more inside]
posted by 100kb on Mar 25, 2013 - 8 answers

Reading to complete before a technical interview (CSS, JS, HTML)?

I'm scheduled for a technical interview after the weekend for a front-end development position. I'd like to spend some intensive time beforehand reading relevant blogs and books to prime the ol' noodle and supplement my existing knowledge. Could you recommend some resources? Are there questions you would ask an applicant in this situation, or that you have been asked? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Mar 22, 2013 - 10 answers

Securing a wordpress site accessed through a gmail email

So. If you had a wordpress self-hosted website accessed through your name and an ok password and a gmail account associated with the wordpress admin login, what would you do to secure everything from fuckery? [more inside]
posted by Kerasia on Mar 21, 2013 - 16 answers

Help me create a 10 hour coding project to assess contractors for hire

I'm trying to hire a full time coder for my business. I build, maintain, and remodel my own portfolio of websites (PHP, JS, WP, HTML, CSS, MySQL, etc). Once I have a few candidates I would like to assign them all the same small (paid) project so that I may assess their abilities. What should the test include? All candidates will be US-Based. $6000/mo budget cap. [more inside]
posted by Th!nk on Mar 20, 2013 - 5 answers

Google Calendar Alternative Needed

I need to be able to sync at least two calendars between iOS and Android, and I don't want to use Google Calendar anymore. What should I use? [more inside]
posted by stoneweaver on Mar 16, 2013 - 5 answers

I want a distributed Facebook.

I want a distributed Facebook. What necessary pieces are already available, and what work would need to be done to integrate currently available necessary pieces? [more inside]
posted by eviemath on Mar 10, 2013 - 8 answers

Which Social Media is "Best"?

II am trying to get a handle on web content and which content has, overall, the best stickiness. Sites like YouTube, Tumblr, Flickr are, as near as I can tell, mostly visual. Blog and microblogging sites like Wordpress and Twitter are word based. Quora, Reddit and Metafilter are information sharing communities. Podcasts and music sites like MySpace or Soundcloud are, for the most part, sound focused. And then you have sites like Facebook and Google+ that are trying to combine the best of all of them. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Mar 10, 2013 - 5 answers

How can I allows clients to preview a website before it goes live?

One of our clients has a WordPress site running on our IIS Windows server. They want to be able to preview and edit the site before it goes live. How can this be accomplished? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on Feb 27, 2013 - 9 answers

Wanted: WordPress website tutorial

What are the best online resources to guide me in developing a website using WordPress? [more inside]
posted by braemar on Feb 21, 2013 - 8 answers

Tracking user activity on a Wordpress blog

Wordpress question: Is it possible to generate a report on which users are the most active on the site in terms of interactions, click-throughs, and time logged-in? I see a few plugins which claim to do this, but it seems like something you'd have had to have installed since the time you wanted to start keeping track. Is there something I can use which will find this information automatically?
posted by codacorolla on Feb 18, 2013 - 6 answers

How to bulk download files of one type from the WordPress Media Library?

Is there a quick (or a quicker) way to download all files of a given type from the Media Library of a self-hosted WordPress site? The site in question has about 200 MP3s. I can easily sort out the MP3s by selecting "Audio." But how can I download them all at once? Is there a plug-in? FTP looks like a big pain, too, as these files are organized in folders by year and month, and there are several years here -- and many months with no uploads at all.
posted by houseofdanie on Feb 9, 2013 - 9 answers

Linking Social Networks

I have been combing the social networks I use trying to find a way to link two of them. It's not a big list; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Soundcloud, and Wordpress. I know about IFTTT and Hootsuite, but I'd prefer to not use third party apps if possible. Facebook and Twitter of course, connect to almost everything. But I'm also trying to figure out how stuff I upload to Soundcloud can be posted on LinkedIn. And likewise, I can't get LinkedIn posts to show up my Facebook business page. Is it just not possible w/o 3rd party apps that will make posts I don't need? If there is a way, can somebody tell me?
posted by CollectiveMind on Feb 8, 2013 - 3 answers

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