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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.

  • Wrote a comment on the post Test Chat Summary, March 16, 2015, on the site Make WordPress Accessible:
    Abletec wrote: "The first is a problem I reported 4 years ago & still exists…

    1 day ago

  • Posted a reply to "Slow Loading", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, higgypop. Well, of course, because the problem's intermittent, I didn't get much indication. I…

    4 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "I get asked to log in even though logged in", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks for marking this as resolved, Andrew. I wish you great success & many blessings!

    4 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Slow Loading", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, higgypop, & welcome. Could you provide us a link to your site, please?

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "I get asked to log in even though logged in", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi andy3142 & welcome. Unless I'm completely off base, I rather suspect the problem lies…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Links not working after switch from Blogger to WordPress", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Angela, I clicked around on your site for awhile & didn't encounter any broken links.…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "n unexpected error occurred. Something may be wrong with WordPress.org or this s", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, socialctr & welcome. When I go to your site, it says "authentication required. A…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Redesigning a site while keeping existing site active", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, runamuck. I actually keep it around for a bit till I'm very certain I…

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Site Hacked Now Just get menu with no pages", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, thegraphicscompany, & welcome. Firstly, I'm really sorry this is happening. Won't you please provide…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "trying to make changes in pages and being asked to try again", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, yogasource, & welcome. Could you please provide us the url to your site so…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Empty response in wp-login", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, merenlin, & welcome. Could you please provide us the url to your site?

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Redesigning a site while keeping existing site active", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, runamuck, & welcome. Great username, btw! This is precisely what I've done while building…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "htaccess: WordPress permalink code interferes with redirect to mobile site", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, pauleric5, & welcome. Um, I sure hate to ask this, but is your site…

    1 week ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Test Chat Summary, March 16, 2015, on the site Make WordPress Accessible:
    Hi. I'd like to report 2 accessibility problems w/the current version of WordPress, which likely…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Login Redirect Loop", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, Conor, & welcome. First, thanks for providing a link to the site. It proved…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Not able to login to admin dashboard", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, HowZad, & welcome. Sorry you're having this problem. Often when this occurs, there's either…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Error establising a database connection", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, David, & welcome. I just tried the link you provided, & it works fine.…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "blog enrtys bring me to home page", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, Jessehanson1, & welcome. When I click the link, it goes to your blog, when…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "After changing my site URL, no admin pages work", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Do you have access to the database? Can you ftp in?

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Display DJ name in DJ Widget?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Well, from an A11Y perspective, I've gotta say that the control-click method of selecting dj's…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "failed to open stream: No such file or directory, wp-settings.php on line 30", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, mark. Sorry for the late response--I had to do a bit of research on…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Login Cycle in Customize Theme Section", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, meadhbh. I'm glad that worked for you. Would you please be so kind as…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Login Cycle in Customize Theme Section", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, meadhbh. Well, I looked at the source for your site, & your WP-SuperCache is…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Login Cycle in Customize Theme Section", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hello, meadhbh, & welcome. Please provide: Your site url; your WordPress url; c) A copy…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Directed to the wrong admin dashboard", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    cathyg2009, hello & welcome. You don't give us enough information, specifically your site url, but,…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "failed to open stream: No such file or directory, wp-settings.php on line 30", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Mark, the problem is that the drive you've installed Xampp on is probably not o:…

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Appearance and Media Library not working", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    the508seal, sorry, but I have a few more questions: First, could you please provide a…

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Appearance and Media Library not working", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, the508seal. It does sound as though there's some incompatibility between a theme, a plugin,…

    3 weeks ago

  • 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…

    4 weeks 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…

    1 month 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…

    1 month 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…

    1 month 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…

    1 month 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…

    1 month ago

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

    2 months ago

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

    2 months 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.

    2 months ago

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

    2 months ago

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

    2 months 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…

    2 months 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.

    2 months ago

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

    2 months 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…

    3 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…

    3 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…

    3 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…

    3 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…

    3 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…

    3 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…

    3 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…

    3 months ago