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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 "WordPress database update failed and trashed my menus and pages", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    As I said, @songdogtech, sometimes these autoinstallers upgrade automatically. Most folks don't even look at…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "WordPress database update failed and trashed my menus and pages", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hey, @songdogtech, I've actually had that happen to me--on a couple of occasions, to be…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "WordPress database update failed and trashed my menus and pages", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Chrisphast, 1 more thing--can we have an url to your site? I can't believe I…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "WordPress database update failed and trashed my menus and pages", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Chrisphast, you wrote: "I can see the web pages (and Events from the EventsManager plugin)…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "WordPress database update failed and trashed my menus and pages", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    chrisphast, while the tables might all begin w/wp_, sometimes you'll se wp_posts, & then wp_oe_posts,…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Recently updated to 4.4.2 and cannot access", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Ok, Synthia, the next step is to download WordPress to your computer. Please do so…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Media Library won't load/Images won't attach", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hello, Grant, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. I'm sorry this is happening. My…

    3 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Recently updated to 4.4.2 and cannot access", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Well, believe this or not, I actually figured the site url out on my own.…

    3 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Recently updated to 4.4.2 and cannot access", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    hello, Synthia. What operating system are you running, i.e., Windows? Mac? Also, who is your…

    3 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Admin Login", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hello, Sam, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. First, I'm sorry this is happening.…

    3 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Recently updated to 4.4.2 and cannot access", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hello, Synthia, & welcome to the WordPress support forums. First, I'm sorry this is happening…

    3 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "WordPress database update failed and trashed my menus and pages", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, chrisphast, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. First, I'm so sorry this is…

    3 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Pictures is not visibel on mobile device only on computers", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Guldkanter, you know, you've paid for a theme. Have you requested support from them? Normally…

    4 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Some update links broken in WordPress 4.3.2 and 4.4.1", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    MtnBiker, here's the part of the codex that shows what the .htaccess looks like. Choose…

    4 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Some update links broken in WordPress 4.3.2 and 4.4.1", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Ok, MtnBiker, so define('PATH_CURRENT_SITE', '/'); should get changed to: define('PATH_CURRENT_SITE', '/wordpress'); Again, I do need…

    4 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Some update links broken in WordPress 4.3.2 and 4.4.1", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    MtnBiker, could you please tell me when you originally installed WordPress as multisite on this…

    4 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Some update links broken in WordPress 4.3.2 and 4.4.1", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    MtnBiker, could you please do me a favor? Could you rename your .htaccess file, (i.e.,…

    4 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Pictures is not visibel on mobile device only on computers", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Pernilla, in theme options, is the 'Responsive' option enabled?

    4 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Incorrect Memory Allocation for subsite", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Ok, so my brain must've been fried, I can't believe I didn't ask for this…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to remove password protection from images", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    @songdogtech, thanks for telling me wordpress.com doesn't allow ftp access. I guess I should've known…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to remove password protection from images", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Well, you can paste your .htaccess file in your next reply for us to look…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to remove password protection from images", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thank you. That was actually fruitful, though I'm not entirely sure it'll be helpful to…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Home Page not connecting to static page", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Well, you're new, not dense. There is a *huge* difference. The theme is not connected…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Home Page not connecting to static page", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Ok, thanks. Please go ahead & switch back to your elegant theme. Ok, so at…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Home Page not connecting to static page", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    christophersangelsorg, could you please try an experiment for me? Could you please just momentarily switch…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to remove password protection from images", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, modablogmanagement. O, gosh--you likely got the absolute worst support volunteer to take this that…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Images returning Internal Server Error after migration", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Brute force. Well, sometimes if it doesn't work, hit it w/a bigger hammer. Glad you…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to remove password protection from images", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    You know, modablogmanagement, I'm thinking (& I don't get paid for that--that's why I'm a…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Timed out error in new blog.", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, avik96, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. Sometimes in your public_html folder, or…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Problems with upload images", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, bjovaar, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. I apologize for the delayed response.…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "get post filtering by category", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, damiarita, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. I apologize for the delayed response.…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Posts Missing Schedule and Unable to Sticky/Unsticky Posts", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, fiddleback, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. I apologize for the delayed response.…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Transient_doing_cron crashes the website daily", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hello, Neeraj, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. Please accept my apologies for the…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to remove password protection from images", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, modablogmanagement, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. First, thank you *so* much for…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Pictures is not visibel on mobile device only on computers", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, Guldkanter, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. I think that the first thing…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Help with User profiles - saving checkbox input", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, alfie2590, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. The tutorials may have checkboxes next…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "major issues with 44 series", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, frazzledjazz, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. First, please accept my apology for…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Old Links aren't working", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, paganolina. You appear to be getting redirects to matrimonio.com as in: http://www.matrimonio.com/trucco-sposa/lina-pagano--e119786/fot os/0 Is…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Posts not found in WP but they are in the database", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, omigosh, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. I apologize for the delayed response.…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Lost data in Widgets after update to 4.4.1", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, mtdurham, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. First, let me apologize for the…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "ERROR: Cookies are blocked due to unexpected output.", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, cdlangreo, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. Firstly, thank you *so* much for…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Old Links aren't working", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, paganolina, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. Firstly, could you please provide a…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Home Page not connecting to static page", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Christopher's Angels, what should we be seeing? What should the homepage look like? I happen…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Internal Server Error 500 / Migration to new domain", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks, Jas, for marking the topic resolved, & I'm so glad you got help. I…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "background color keeps resetting", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hello, Gregk, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. First, let me apologize for the…

    7 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Back End is loading Front End, and won't upload Photos", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, whistleandivy, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. First, please accept my apology for…

    7 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "draft post shows another published post", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, janeverts, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. First, please accept my apology for…

    7 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Index.php will not resolve from www.mydomain.com", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, John. I'm so sorry for the delayed response. We're all volunteers here, & sometimes…

    7 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Some update links broken in WordPress 4.3.2 and 4.4.1", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    MtnBiker, that's just what I was looking for--thanks. Would you please post your .htaccess file…

    7 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Media Library Loading Issue", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, SarahIM, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. Let me first apologize for the…

    7 days ago