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Easiest way to get decent-looking affiliate site online?

I want to get an affiliate site running without spending a huge amount of time or money on it. What I want is a pretty standard shopfront with a grid of icons, and some text explaining why I think you should buy these items, running on my own domain. All the actual sales will be done on the affiliate end, so a shopping cart is not required. [more inside]
posted by StephenF on Feb 5, 2013 - 6 answers

Can you recommend a good device detection approach for Wordpress?

Not sure I want to use Twitter bootstrap for the mobile versions of my Wordpress site. What alternatives do I have? [more inside]
posted by radiocontrolled on Feb 4, 2013 - 2 answers

Help me move my blog from Blogger to WordPress.

Should I try to move my custom-domain blog from Blogger to WordPress using the WordPress "import blog" feature, or is it worth hiring a professional to be sure I don't mess it up? Also, WordPress template questions. [more inside]
posted by The Girl Who Ate Boston on Feb 4, 2013 - 5 answers

New to web hosting, what hosting services can I use?

I've recently created a small hobby site using wordpress and currently hosted on wordpress.com. It is a niche site and I will have a number of product recommendations that I feel would be valuable to monetize. I'd like to add affiliate links (specifically Amazon.com) or possibly use adsense but that's a no no on wordpress.com. Can anyone help me through the myriad of options for hosting by providing some recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Octoparrot on Jan 31, 2013 - 19 answers

Wordpress / Buddypress question about user roles

I have a Buddypress site set up with all of my contributors set up as Authors. This has worked well, up until this point, where the users want to make groups. However, the Author role doesn't have permission to create groups. I've used several role modifying plugins to try to switch it on, but none of the plugins have this option available. The current plugin I'm using for role moderation (called 'Members') has an option to add in new Wordpress actions to allow/disallow, but I'm not sure what this would be called. Further data about installed plugins, versions, etc. available upon request. For the moment let's say that simply changing all user's roles to something else isn't an option.
posted by codacorolla on Jan 28, 2013 - 4 answers

How to index a Youtube channel on a Wordpress blog?

I've just started up a new Wordpress blog, which is all well and good. I've also got a lot of content on Youtube in a channel, quite a bit of videos, as in 200+. Most of that content is not going to be embedded in the blog, but it's useful content that I'd like to be able to index and show to a browser. When I googled this topic, I found a WP plug-in that seemed to do precisely that, generated an XML sitemap of a Youtube channel and a URL on your blog that you could browse and see the content as thumbnails and synopsis. The plug-in unfortunately is no longer available and the developer is not interested in supporting it. [more inside]
posted by diode on Jan 25, 2013 - 2 answers

CMS for book project

I'm considering writing a technical book, mostly a labour of love. I want to do the writing process online, like Bruce Eckel did for his excellent Thinking in Java years ago. In order to facilitate user feedback, Eckel had a very fine-grained commenting system, which he developed himself and called TalkBack. At the end of each paragraph there was a "comment" link that let users comment on that particular paragraph. Are there any other CMS that offers fine-grained feedback like that? I'm aware of an older (2003-2004?) Zope TalkBack implementation, but would like something more current. And if you think I'm looking for the wrong thing and should go about writing a book on the web differently, please chime in!
posted by Harald74 on Jan 22, 2013 - 8 answers

Looking for Wordpress conference plugin

I'm organizing a conference which has a Wordpress website. Can anyone recommend a plugin that facilitates easy setup of pages/posts with speaker bios, session descriptions, locations and times, and an attractive auto-generated conference schedule page with links to the bios and session blurbs? [more inside]
posted by beagle on Jan 18, 2013 - 2 answers

Content management systems in Ruby -- where are they at in 2013?

I'm interested in using a Ruby CMS as a substitute for the usual Wordpress or Drupal. Although I know my way around Rails, I am not sure whether there might be a good off-the-shelf way to make the control panel as easy to use for regular folks who are not programmers. [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on Jan 18, 2013 - 3 answers

Help me create a useful gallery site with WordPress?

I've not used WordPress for quite some time and the recent release of 3.5 with its new ways of handling media has me somewhat confuddled. [more inside]
posted by humph on Jan 5, 2013 - 8 answers

A work in progress...

Am creating a wordpress-powered site on my .com domain. It's far from being finished and looks pretty crappy right now. How can I make a "site coming soon" splash page without uninstalling wordpress from my page and starting all over again? [more inside]
posted by Miss T.Horn on Dec 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Help choose a WordPress theme for a simple, 365-post photo blog.

Please help me to choose a WordPress theme for my (second) daily photo blog. My problem is that I want something so plain and simple that I'll probably have to pay for it, but the paid themes are complex and difficult for me to decipher. The content will be 365 posts and an archive gallery, presented as simply as possible. [more inside]
posted by cribcage on Dec 22, 2012 - 5 answers

WordPress spam

How do WordPress spammers work? [more inside]
posted by TheRaven on Dec 20, 2012 - 8 answers

Wordpress for dummies?

Wordpress question: How difficult is it to learn wordpress for someone with no experience or knowledge of it? Assume that the student is around 18 years old and has basic computer literacy but has never heard of wordpress before. Thanks for your help!
posted by tessalations999 on Dec 18, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me make domain name A appear at subdomain B.

WordpressFilter: Domain A is pointed at Domain B, specifically at Subdomain http://example.domainB.com. How do I make it appear as if the site on Domain B is actually being hosted at domain A, URL-wise? [more inside]
posted by seesaw on Dec 1, 2012 - 6 answers

Test backup of a live WP site

I have a live Wordpress blog. I want to backup and restore it to another directory so I can test and try things before doing this on the live site. What's the best way to go about this? [more inside]
posted by diode on Nov 30, 2012 - 3 answers

Turning user input into pie (charts)

WordPressFilter: I'm looking for a plugin/widget/codesnippet that will allow me to create a graph using input from the user. [more inside]
posted by antonymous on Nov 27, 2012 - 5 answers

Hosted wysiwyg web publishing that allows adult content?

Are there any hosted publishing platforms where a) I can do some wysiwyg fiddling with the design and b) post content that descends into Dan Savage fetish-too-far territory? Do I have to self-host? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Nov 25, 2012 - 4 answers

How do I automatically detect and display the length of a MP3 in a Wordpress post?

I need a way for Wordpress (or a plugin) to automatically detect and display the length of a podcast/MP3. [more inside]
posted by brownrd on Nov 17, 2012 - 11 answers

Mirror, mirror, make my pages mirror...

WordPress MU-filter: My site is xyz.com. I'm trying to setup subdomains (abc.xyz.com) that will mirror / copy *selected* pages from the main site, but not all. What plugin / technique works best? More after the jump. [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Nov 11, 2012 - 4 answers

Can you help me with a WordPress site problem?

I need a WordPress guru to help me figure out what happened to my friend's site. When I launched it months ago, it was working fine. Tonight, it is not. And nobody has made any changes. [more inside]
posted by starvingartist on Nov 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Unserializing Wordpress data into JSON

I'm building a Javascript application that will do cool things with JSON data dumped from a client's Wordpress. It's working great except for parts that are in this PHP-style serialized data that I can't figure out how to deal with in Javascript. Can someone recommend a good method for this? [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on Nov 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Plug me in to a subscribe plugin for wordpress

What is the best free WordPress plugin for subscribers to get an email update about a new post on my girlfriend's blog? (Hopefully using HTML and images, not boring plain text updates). [more inside]
posted by MT on Nov 4, 2012 - 8 answers

I just moved from Movable Type to a category-based Wordpress site and am now having redirect issues. Help me push my users to the right place!

I just moved from Movable Type to a category-based Wordpress site and am now having redirect issues. Help me push my users to the right place! [more inside]
posted by radiocontrolled on Oct 30, 2012 - 2 answers

(RSSfilter) I I Am Am Seeing Seeing Double Double

The blog title is doubled in the RSS Feed How do I get rid of the duplicate ? The blog is going to be a photo only blog, no titles - Is that a contributing factor ? Is it a bad WP install to blame ? The WP title ? Where/how can I edit the blog title in the RSS feed ? This thing is driving me nuts !
posted by Webbster on Oct 28, 2012 - 4 answers

WordPress redirect from "post" to "page"?

WordPressFilter: My WordPress blog uses Atahualpa. I have "posts" which I would like to appear in the menu bar where "pages" appear. Is there a "right way" to do this? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Oct 23, 2012 - 2 answers

"Companion themes" for Tumblr and WordPress?

Is there (a) such a thing as "companion themes" for WordPress and Tumblr and, if so, (2) where do I find them...? Yeah, so, my new personal project is about writing, not design (which is where all the time goes that I think I should be spending writing...) I want to collate images from Tumblr blogs onto my own Tumblr blog, then write about (some of?) the images and post it on a WordPress blog that's parked at my personal URL. Since I can't go all designery and both platforms are theme-based, I'm wondering if anyone's seen what I'll call "companion themes," for lack of a better term: themes that are adapted for the specific features of each platform, but that share at least a common aesthetic, if not full UI.
posted by OneMonkeysUncle on Oct 22, 2012 - 3 answers

Move my new Wordpress site from subdirectory to root?

Blog/website tech support needed! How can I move my newly designed Wordpress site from a subdirectory to the root, while somehow archiving the old indexhibit site which currently dwells on the root? I only have a couple of days in which to do this! [more inside]
posted by betsbillabong on Oct 18, 2012 - 11 answers

A nice thesis theme to my website

Where To Find a Thesis Wordpress Theme Designer? [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Oct 18, 2012 - 2 answers

Oh, so you're flipping videos now? That's cool.

We're using iPads for users to post videos directly to our Wordpress site through the official Wordpress app. The videos are being recorded on the iPads, and posted through the app's media upload feature. When we do this through the HTML4 options (which uses embed) there are no controls to start the video playing. When we do this through HTML5 the videos are rotated 90 degrees. Any ideas what's causing this video weirdness and how to fix it? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Oct 11, 2012 - 1 answer

Website crashing - is it Wordpress, my site, or the host?

Wordpress site crashing throughout the day. Webhost says I need to upgrade to dedicated server... is there another option? [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Oct 10, 2012 - 15 answers

WordPress, where to start?

Can you recommend a good set of tools, books, blog posts, or videos to get into WordPress? I have functional knowledge of HTML and CSS, but most of my experience is a decade out of date.
posted by radiopaste on Oct 10, 2012 - 3 answers

How does this GPL licensing issue play out?

Are WordPress and Drupal themes, plugins, extensions, etc. legally obligated to be released under the GPL? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Oct 8, 2012 - 7 answers

Specific slider for wordpress

I want my wordpress page to have a slider like this one [large image]. Specifically, I need tabs/titles at the bottom, which are always displayed no matter what image happens to be displayed at the moment. [more inside]
posted by victory_laser on Oct 8, 2012 - 2 answers

My Wordpress blog subscribers aren't getting updates.

Blog at Dreamhost, using Wordpress - After many months of posting with few to no email issues, the last two posts did not send emails to my subscribers. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Glinn on Oct 4, 2012 - 5 answers

Are you there Google? It's me, antonymous

Why is google indexing my personal domain "better" than my work's domain - both have WP blogs, but only posts under my personal domain show up in the Google Alert I have for my name. I am responsible for the visibility of my employer's blog and I do not think it's being crawled effectively (or something). [more inside]
posted by antonymous on Sep 27, 2012 - 4 answers

I need a Wordpress registration solution

Please recommend a Wordpress plugin for event registrations. Or suggest an alternative. [more inside]
posted by beagle on Sep 27, 2012 - 3 answers

Is it possible to get a custom field on a Wordpress post to expire or delete after a certain date?

Is it possible to get a custom field on a Wordpress post to expire or delete after a certain date? [more inside]
posted by radiocontrolled on Sep 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Wordpress theme for software blog

Seeking recommendations for a "look what I've done" type Wordpress blog theme in the area of software development. Help me filter the Niagara of wordpress themes ! [more inside]
posted by southof40 on Sep 19, 2012 - 3 answers

How can I edit this Wordpress theme?

How can I edit this wordpress theme? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Sep 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Who are these random "Users" at my website?

Wordpress. I have a website hosted by Dreamhost using Wordpress. I just got an email alerting me to a "new user registration". It is not a follower, so what is it? [more inside]
posted by Glinn on Sep 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me better understand how WordPress handles images.

I need to better understand how WordPress works with images, how they load onto a page and the best way to automate the process to keep a WordPress self-hosted site running fast.. [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest on Sep 7, 2012 - 1 answer

please help me hide comments in latest version of WP using a child theme of twenty ten!

I'm creating a web site for a non-profit using WordPress. I know some CSS (and can figure out most of the basics), but I'm using a child theme based on Twenty Ten and one stupid small thing is bugging me: I've turned comments off for posts and pages that don't need them, but I still get the "comments are closed" message. How do I make it go away? [more inside]
posted by canine epigram on Sep 2, 2012 - 9 answers

Actually PHP, your mom is an unexpected T_ELSE

PHP / Wordpress filter: I need to hide some aspects of my site behind if ( is_user_logged_in() ) functions, but being a newbie to PHP I don't think I'm getting the syntax right. Specific code is beneath the jump. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Aug 31, 2012 - 4 answers

How long will it take me to learn Wordpress and create/implement a theme?

I am fairly new to Wordpress. Will I be able turn wireframes I design into a useable theme for a somewhat-complex website in 3-4 weeks? [more inside]
posted by Grafix on Aug 30, 2012 - 7 answers

Strategy for removing hardcoded links from a Wordpress theme?

Strategy for removing hardcoded links from a Wordpress theme? [more inside]
posted by radiocontrolled on Aug 28, 2012 - 13 answers

Remove header image on image post pages in Wordpress

Wordpress: help me get rid of the header image on image post pages. [more inside]
posted by jammy on Aug 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Can I add a second news page to my wordpress website?

I run my record label website using wordpress. There is the main page where i can post news updates, pictures, video's, etc... Is there a way to add a second separate updatable page on the same site? (more to follow) [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Aug 10, 2012 - 5 answers

In this week's edition of 'codacorolla struggles with php'...

Wordpress question: I have two different types of post categories on the site that I'm designing. Is it possible through plug-ins (or otherwise) to create links from the front page to the posting screen so that either one of the categories is pre-selected for the post? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Aug 10, 2012 - 6 answers

Flickr, Smugmug or a WordPress plug-in? Snowflake details within.

I have a website for a book, to which I would like to add photo galleries. The site is built using WordPress and is on an external host (i.e. not WordPress). There would be fewer than 200 photos, with captions, and each would be 1–3 MB in size. [more inside]
posted by quidividi on Aug 9, 2012 - 3 answers

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