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Jackie McBride

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  • Member Since: December 28th, 2010
  • Desert Southwest USA
  • brighter-vision.com
  • Website Dr. at Brighter Vision Technologies
  • @abletec on Slack
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Bio/Description

Most of my friends just call me Dr. WP, because I used to be a physician. A computer technician of 25 years, I’ve been hosting websites, as well as coaching businesspeople how to create & get the most from their websites for the past 4 years. Increasingly, I’ve been doing a great deal of fixing websites when their hacked or otherwise broken, & this is really my area of expertise. It’s almost like being a doctor all over again.

Interests

singer, songwriter, creative writer, reading, mom, grandma, pastor’s wife, co-founder breast cancer survivors’ support group, exploring faith in action.

WordPress Origin Story

I got involved w/WordPress back in 2010 when a client asked me to help her & her husband create a new website for their business. Their last one had been created back in the late 90’s, it was brochure-style, & the coding reflected the practices of the time. They were also eager to be able to update the site without having to pay someone, & they were therefore thrilled when I told them about WordPress. propane-conversions.com & progressivefueltechnologies.com are the results of their creation, with help from me as a hosting provider, setting things up, teaching them how to use WordPress, etc.

  • Posted a reply to "504 GatewayTime-out", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I do feel, Iain, that something was seriously wrong w/your prior WordPress install, so, although…

    4 hours ago

  • Posted a reply to "504 GatewayTime-out", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    well, snap! Or some other word that ends in ap. I can't say I'm totally…

    7 hours ago

  • Posted a reply to "504 GatewayTime-out", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Iain, I got 1 private reply to my inquiry to the support forum list, &…

    1 day ago

  • Posted a reply to "504 GatewayTime-out", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Iain, no matter what you decide to do here, please ensure that your file permissions…

    1 day ago

  • Posted a reply to "504 GatewayTime-out", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Forever grateful, Tim--thanks so much!

    1 day ago

  • Posted a reply to "504 GatewayTime-out", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    No, I don't think it has anything to do w/the database, Iain. But I do…

    1 day ago

  • Posted a reply to "504 GatewayTime-out", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, Iain, since you've now indicated your name. I've actually been thinking (& researching) about…

    1 day ago

  • Posted a reply to "504 GatewayTime-out", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, chattan. I'm really sorry for the delay--we had a holiday yesterday in the States,…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "504 GatewayTime-out", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Chattan, you said at 1 point you tried to revert to wp 4.21. Could you…

    3 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "504 GatewayTime-out", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Ok, chattan, they just weren't real helpful, huh? Arrgg! I know you've stated you've disabled…

    3 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "wp-admin blank screen", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Well, it appears you can log in by going to: http://shop.studieverenigingpolis.nl/wp-login.php I don't understand Dutch…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "wp-admin blank screen", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hello, zapster94, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. It really is helpful in these…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Strange Hyperlink appears when I view blog on Iphone", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, Philip, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. Unfortunately, it sounds very much as…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "504 GatewayTime-out", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I do hosting, chatton, & I'll guarantee you that's what I'd be doing, & in…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "403 error on entire site", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Alastair, to what folder have you installed WordPress? Your index.php file *in the folder where…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "504 GatewayTime-out", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Chattan, can you ask your host if they could provide you w/error logs for your…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "504 GatewayTime-out", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    OK, chattan, I'm sorry, but I have more questions. 1) What sort of hosting do…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Parse error: syntax error, unexpected end of file... Site Bricked", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hello, mphilpot22, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. Please rename your deli theme by…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "504 GatewayTime-out", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, chattan, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. Have you perchance tried using wp-login.php?…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "403 error on entire site", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Actually, Alastair, that sort of thing often appears farther down in the directory tree, i.e.,…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "WordPress 4.2.2 returning a 500 server error", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I think it's the subscribe to comments 1, but, truthfully, I'm not at all certain,…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "WordPress 4.2.2 returning a 500 server error", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Well, I can guarantee this--that index.php file isn't the cause of the error, as it's…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "WordPress 4.2.2 returning a 500 server error", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    salabinha, I have your file now. Thank you--that was a great idea! I'm looking. I…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "WordPress 4.2.2 returning a 500 server error", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hello, salabinha, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. First, might I congratulate you for…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "403 error on entire site", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hello, alastair, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. The message I actually get is…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Plugin updates never complete?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Gosh, helices, I'm so sorry--I just now got the email, & it's clear you've posted…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Locked outmy WordPress Site", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    First, rickiet, please understand we on the forums have no access to anyone's server. WordPress…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Dashboard link disappeared resulting in Permissions Error", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi again, jarodsafehouse71. Ok--so it looks as though you've actually installed WordPress to a folder…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Permalink structure error both with local and remote install !", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, fafanellu, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. Well, the only 'Page Not Found'…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Dashboard link disappeared resulting in Permissions Error", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, jarodsafehouse71, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. Could you please provide us a…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Locked outmy WordPress Site", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    rickiet, it appears you're using a WooCommerce login as opposed to the standard WordPress one.…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Changing directory now cannot get into admin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I no longer get that screen. It's just stuck. However, before it got stuck, there…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Changing directory now cannot get into admin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    pwDiane, when you created the new database, did you use the same password as you…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Changing directory now cannot get into admin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    When I go there, I get: WordPress › Installation WordPress Select a default language English…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Changing directory now cannot get into admin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Diane, might I ask a question here? Does your CPanel have any autoinstallation scripts like…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Changing directory now cannot get into admin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Which is 1 reason, Martin, I hoped you'd consider suggesting the edits to the functions.php…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Changing directory now cannot get into admin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Ok, hello to the support team volunteers working on this 1: Might I take the…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Changing directory now cannot get into admin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Diane, get some sleep, by all means. When you can, please go to: http://im.mikediane.com/wp/wp-login.php Log…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Changing directory now cannot get into admin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, PW Diane. Could you please confirm for me that you have an index.php file…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "my page has a small 404 error on the upper left side of the screen", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    AJAFFER, since this topic was started by someone else, it'd really be better to start…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Changing directory now cannot get into admin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Diane, When I go into http://im.mikediane.com/wp/wp-login.php I get: Intermin Username Password Remember Me Log In…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "4.2.2 blog pages all go to mywebsite.com home page.", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Ed, well, of course I'd never give any advice regarding eyesight except as regards making…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Changing directory now cannot get into admin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Diane, could you describe your folder structure for us? I know you've got a couple…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "4.2.2 blog pages all go to mywebsite.com home page.", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, Ed. If you'd please be so kind then, as to mark the topic 'resolved',…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "4.2.2 blog pages all go to mywebsite.com home page.", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Ed, you should likely delete the files pertaining to WordPress from your bestcancersites.com root folder,…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Changing directory now cannot get into admin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Also, Diane, could you explain "I get the content but no template?" I'm afraid I'm…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Changing directory now cannot get into admin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    O, sorry, santeven, would you like me to exit--stage left? I can.

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Changing directory now cannot get into admin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    pw Diane, please clear your cache, cookies, etc. from your browser, or please use a…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Changing directory now cannot get into admin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Diane, you can indeed log in, as I said in my prior post, by going…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Changing directory now cannot get into admin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Diane, I'm afraid you're under the mistaken impression that we in the support forums can…

    2 weeks ago