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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 "Appearance and Media Library not working", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, jainy25, & welcome. The usual recommendation when we see this kind of thing is…

    6 hours ago

  • Posted a reply to "HTTP Error on large files", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Sorry, kjgbriggs--you did say that & I indeed missed it. You may need to change…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Can not view or preview pages", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, lins421, & welcome. Thank you so much for the detailed information you provided--it really…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "New Pages not displaying", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, cookiecrafter, & welcome. Can you please provide a link to your site so we…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "HTTP Error on large files", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    WP usually has a limit as to the size of the files that can be…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "nothing showing up in theme activated", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, rossmorefurniture, & welcome. Could you please provide us w/a link to your site so…

    6 days ago

  • Created a topic, Show schedule by individual day?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 weeks ago

  • Created a topic, Genericons & a11y, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Can Mp3-JPlayer play Icecast stream?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hay, Simon, does the volslider parameter work w/a playlist player? It doesn't seem to.

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, Gantry Framework Not Useful If You're Blind, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, MP3-Jplayer, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Can Mp3-JPlayer play Icecast stream?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Simon, that actually worked--thanks! So--a couple more queries: 1) Does mp3-jplayer have a flash fallback…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Can Mp3-JPlayer play Icecast stream?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks, Simon. The link is: http://66.148.112.41:8098/stream Tunein links look like: http://panel.ultrastreams.us:2199/tunein/upliftradio.pls Any/all help appreciated.

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, Can Mp3-JPlayer play Icecast stream?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Resetting Password Still No Accesss To Admin Panel", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Well, 1 thing I see is that you have a cache plugin running. I'd advise…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Dashboard white screen", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Matt, can you try just uploading the miscellaneous.php file you extracted from the wordpress 4.1.zip…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Dashboard white screen", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Matt, have you tried logging into your dashboard now? You're very wise not to post…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Dashboard white screen", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Well, Matt, I helped a guy fix a hacked website on here, that took at…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Dashboard white screen", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Matt, that is entirely possible, but I have 1 more question--aren't you sick of me…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Dashboard white screen", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Matt, I'm sorry for the delay. It is now Dec. 25, & if you celebrate…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Dashboard white screen", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Matt, I just reread your last post again & realized I probably should've explained a…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Dashboard white screen", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Matt, I really think at this point you'll be better off w/an FTP client. You…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Dashboard white screen", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    What are you using, Mat--an FTP client or the file manager component of your host…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Dashboard white screen", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Sorry for the delay, Matt. W/Christmas being so close, it's jus hectic. Every year around…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Dashboard white screen", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Matt, first of all, pages, posts, etc., are actually stored in a database as opposed…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Won't let me login to admin with "fatal" error", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, masesthetics, & welcome. I'm sorry that's happening. Interestingly, I just responded to a post…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Dashboard white screen", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, mattdeandrum, & welcome. First, sorry this is happening. 2nd, we really appreciate the detailed…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Admin Pages Won't Load", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    TranceFixxed, can you use ftp (& hopefully secure ftp) or your hosting control panel to…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Inability to access the dashboard", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    First, joshson, I wish I could take credit, but I did nothing except register on…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Inability to access the dashboard", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hello again, joshson. Can you log in if you type www.bibliofy.com/wp-login.php ? I registered on…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Resetting Password Still No Accesss To Admin Panel", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, mangoscloset, & welcome. Could you please provide a link to your site so we…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Inability to access the dashboard", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, joshson, & welcome. Could you please provide us a link to your site so…

    2 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Main page will not load at all", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, Walter, & welcome. Looks like you're using a child theme here. Could you please…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Lost access to a parent page directory", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    It was my pleasure, actually. It does sound like the site could use a bit…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Lost access to a parent page directory", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Well, ok, ifiona, we are beginning to enter a new ballgame here. It's 1 thing…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Lost access to a parent page directory", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    iFiona, when you go to 'Pages > All Pages', do you have a page called…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Lost access to a parent page directory", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Ok, iFiona, now go to 'Appearance > Menus'. Have you made a menu? If so,…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Lost access to a parent page directory", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    If deleting the page is what you wish to do, iFiona,, then: * Go to…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Lost access to a parent page directory", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    ALL RIGHT! That's great. Now, here's what we do. * Go into your coaching page…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Lost access to a parent page directory", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    iFiona, what do you have in your trash?

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Lost access to a parent page directory", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    So am I, or I wouldn't be doing this. I really like helping folks who…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Lost access to a parent page directory", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Ok, iFiona, we're making progress. Now please do the same thing you did w/your coaching…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Lost access to a parent page directory", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, iFiona. Ok--so: * Edit your Personal Coaching & Counseling page by going to 'Pages…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Lost access to a parent page directory", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, iFiona. Here's the problem. When clicking on either the services or personal coaching &…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to ""Please Update Now" email scam?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, nfurlan. Please *do not* click that link! Mods, please redact. I don't know what…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Lost access to a parent page directory", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, iFiona. When you go to the permalinks for these pages, what do they say?…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Lost access to a parent page directory", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, iFiona, & welcome. Have you checked to ensure that the 'services' page wasn't accidentally…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Forbidden Access – Permission Denied", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, Genevievenm, & welcome. We're neighbors--I'm in Arizona. Could you please let us see your…

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "permalink problem", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    and, btw, divyccx911, you didn't irritate me & I love you too.

    3 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "permalink problem", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    divyccx911, you're not an idiot. If you made some sort of error, it just means…

    3 months ago