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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 "Can't access subsites on a subdomain install", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Ok--never mind--I fixed it. Despite my protestations to the contrary, I decided to visit 1…

    6 days ago

  • Created a topic, Can't access subsites on a subdomain install, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    6 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Database Update Required after upgrading to 4.2.2", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    amesDHC, welcome to the WordPress support forums. Actually, the powers that be request you start…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Leave a Reply takes you to "Oops, Page Can't be Found"", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Ergoguru, please start your own topic as per the forum guidelines at: https://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#Welcome_to_the_WordPress_Support_Forum The salient…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "504 GatewayTime-out", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Iain, this is tough; your host, it seems, is being < cooperative in terms of…

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Dashboard link disappeared resulting in Permissions Error", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Well, & how would you know? Thanks for the translation. I just feel bad my…

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "504 GatewayTime-out", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Ok, Iain, I'm not sure whether being too dumb to go to the first page…

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Dashboard link disappeared resulting in Permissions Error", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Karen, apologies for taking this long. So--ahem. I happen to be completely blind now. The…

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "504 GatewayTime-out", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, Iain. Sorry this has taken me so long. 2 things. You know that the…

    3 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "I can not log into my site as admin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    antreas74, you'll then need to use either your host's file manager or an ftp client…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Losing Data after updates", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Willywiz69, I wish I could--it'd likely get this problem resolved faster--but, no--none of us on…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "I can not log into my site as admin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    antreas74, then my hypothesis is that you've got some sort of security plugin that's causing…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Losing Data after updates", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Willywiz69, is that the way you had it set initially? When I went to that…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "all pages automatically moves to the bin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Actually, I get a 404 error on the entire site.

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Losing Data after updates", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Willywiz69, please log into your dashboard, go to Settings > Permalinks' & tell us what…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Losing Data after updates", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    What are you using to view files? Have you ensured that hidden files are visible?…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Losing Data after updates", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    It's in your breathittonline.com/ folder. Please make sure hidden files are viewable in your file…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Losing Data after updates", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Willywiz69, importurl means that something is being imported from another url--usually indicates a child theme.…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Losing Data after updates", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    The theme should be in your breathittonline.com/blog/wp-content/themes/wpnewspaper Are you using a child theme? I see…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "I can not log into my site as admin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    While I clearly don't understand Greek, when I typed both those urls, I got what…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Losing Data after updates", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Willywiz69, would you please change your theme to a default WordPress theme like 2015 &…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Losing Data after updates", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    willywiz69, do you know anything about this url? http://www.breathittonline.com/blog" ?

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Cant make any new pages or update old ones.", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hello, cartelcustoms, & welcome to the WordPress support forums. Could you please provide us w/the…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Redirect Loop (Cannot Login To Access Dashboard)", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, michaelhackmer, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. It'd be really helpful if you'd…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "I can not log into my site as admin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hello, antreas74, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. Have you tried using your site's…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Time zone set to UTC+1 refusing to show BST (summer time)", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hello, gstain, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. I just had that difficulty when…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "Losing Data after updates", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hello, willywiz69, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. Could you please perchance look at…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "all pages automatically moves to the bin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hello, wordcompress, & welcome to the WordPress support forum. Could you please provide the url…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "504 GatewayTime-out", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    G'day, Iain. While troubleshooting an issue for 1 of my hosting clients, I had a…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to "error wp-admin/includes/translation-install.php cannot establish secure connecti", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, jamie4u. The truth is, since I marked this topic resolved, you're likely not to…

    1 month ago

  • 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…

    1 month 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…

    1 month 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 month 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 month ago

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

    1 month 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 month 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 month 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,…

    1 month 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…

    1 month 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…

    1 month 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…

    1 month 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…

    1 month 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…

    1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago