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Diana Nichols

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  • Member Since: July 11th, 2010
  • Smyrna, Georgia, US
  • diananichols.com
  • Director of Inspiration at Diana Nichols (formerly Lavender Threads)
  • @diananichols on Slack
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Bio/Description

Website Designer since 1995 & WordPress Developer since 2010

WordPress Origin Story

Starting in 1998, I was building admin modules for my client sites using Cold Fusion. They allowed clients to update page copy, collect form data, etc. Each one was custom built for the specific site. Sanitizing the data inputs, validating uploads – all manually written code. Even re-using templates, it was time-consuming.

The first time I saw WordPress, and realized all that work was done for me – and cleaner, better than I could – I was hooked!

And that’s all she wrote.

  • Posted a reply to "Site menus hiding behind page content", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    As v123shine said, the most likely culprit is the z-index. Make sure your menu has…

    2 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Cannot move my WP site", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    What is the URL of your site?

    3 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to get 'search' field to appear on more than one page", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    The if statement on first line of your code is what is causing the form…

    3 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Cannot move my WP site", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Can you be more specific as to how it's not working? What happens when you…

    3 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "creating a Worpdress user using phpMyAdmin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi - Did you try using the queries at the bottom of the page? The…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Link page in sub-menu to a custom url", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I'm not sure I understand your question completely. When creating menus, you have the option…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Site menus hiding behind page content", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Please send the URL of the site you are asking about. There could be any…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Space below ContactUs Widget", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Padding is controlled by the CSS in themes and plugins. And options to change various…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Modify menu position in child theme", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    That is exactly the correct approach! When the parent theme updates, your child theme will…

    5 days ago

  • Posted a reply to "Replacing original site with new WordPress theme", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Glad I could help!

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Table width", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Here'a a pretty good article talking about ids and classes that explains it more clearly…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Table width", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    You replace <table> with <table class="2columns"> in the editor. Essentially, ids are meant to be…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Table width", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Sorry, I mis-spoke. The table editor I was referring to is added by the TinyMCE…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Table width", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Yes, you are correct about changing the width. As to how you can add classes…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Table width", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Then you will need to add either a class or an id to your tables,…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Replacing original site with new WordPress theme", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    It doesn't look like your old site is WordPress. It is probably using index.html or…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Table width", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi - The simplest way is with CSS. If you have the ability to add…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Spacing issue in Canard theme", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Yes, your issue is a simple CSS fix. It looks like you are using a…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "video link", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    If you've already sent a request to http://jetpack.me/contact-support/, that's your best bet for a reliable…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Need help with registration form addition", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Glad I could help! Happy Tuesday! Diana

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Spacing issue in Canard theme", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, Can you post a link to your site? It's most likely some extra padding…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Edit Category Archive Behaviour", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Jim - First, I tried to access your site this morning and am getting an…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Specific Form plugin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Both Ninja and Gravity are pretty robust, and each also has a very active support…

    1 week ago

  • Posted a reply to "Need help with registration form addition", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Yes, just a couple of bracket issues: This should work: <?php //add first and last…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "video link", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    If you have Jetpack installed on the site and connected to WordPress.com, this should give…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "404 erorr", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Glad you were able to resolve it!

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "video link", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I'm not sure what you mean. Do you want to move the video from YouTube?

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Edit Category Archive Behaviour", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi - The layout and output of the different types of pages is determined by…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "video link", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, carmelhill, Are you referring to the video on your home page under Featured Video?…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Hide product category title", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hey, terrianne - It looks like you got this fixed. Please let us know if…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Custom Page Template Display Category Posts & Regular Content", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    In order to show both the normal page from the editor, and your custom query,…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "setup_postdata no setting up last post's data", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Your code looks clean to me. Were two of your posts posted on the same…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "404 error", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    It's hard say exactly what is happening without knowing more. One thing to check: are…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Post headline image too small on mobile, fine on desktop", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Different views for different screen sizes are controlled by the CSS in the theme, so…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "404 erorr", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi - Can you send a link to a page where this is happening? It…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to override author bios", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Your best bet is to ask this question of the plugin authors and community: https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/pressforward…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Customize menu not showing up", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    First, have you tried accessing the menu under Appearance->Menus? If that doesn't help, I would…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "How to create custom form and store in db", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    There are a number of great forms plugins for WordPress that should do what you…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Need help with registration form addition", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Can you post the code that you put into your functions.php file? If it's not…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Video Plugin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    If I understand your question correctly, here's what I would do: Create the page just…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Set custom title", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Your best bet is to search the forum for The Events Calendar here: https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/the-events-calendar If…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Adding Pages to Sidebar Menu", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    You probably want to check with the theme's author about this, as all WordPress themes…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Help! Publishing my page loses content...", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Your best bet is to ask your question here: https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/pootle-page-builder so the plugin's developers and…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Page displays fine and normal, but no content displays in editor?!?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    If you are referring to the home page, it appears to be constructed of a…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Page Misaligned", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Yes, padding and margins are set in style.css. Depending upon your theme, you may be…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Add search form in menu", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    You should be able to accomplish this by adding this to your functions.php file: (You…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Page Misaligned", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    The most likely cause is that your CSS is adding padding or margins around your…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Primary menu dropdown not displaying (WP Bootstrap theme)", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    If this is still an issue, please provide more information as to when and where…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Specific Form plugin", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Have you looked at Gravity Forms? (premium plugin) http://www.gravityforms.com/ It has many conditional logic options.…

    2 weeks ago

  • Posted a reply to "Page Misaligned", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    I've checked your link in Chrome 47, Firefox 43, and IE 11, and don't see…

    2 weeks ago

Plugins

  • UpdraftPlus Backup and Restoration

  • Ultimate Member

  • Duplicator

  • Tesla Login Customizer

  • Event Organiser

  • WP Smush

  • Responsive WordPress Gallery - Envira Gallery Lite

  • Wordfence Security

  • MailChimp List Subscribe Form

  • Meta Box

  • MailChimp for WordPress

  • Responsive Menu

  • Contact Form DB

  • Responsive WordPress Slider - Soliloquy Lite

  • The Events Calendar

    User rating

  • WP Google Maps

  • Ultimate Coming Soon Page

    User rating

  • WordPress Download Manager

  • My Eyes Are Up Here

  • Crayon Syntax Highlighter

  • InfiniteWP Client

  • Sucuri Security - Auditing, Malware Scanner and Security Hardening

  • Regenerate Thumbnails

  • Yoast SEO

  • Ninja Forms

  • Google Doc Embedder

    User rating

  • TablePress

  • Unsplash WP

  • Theme Check

  • Image Widget

  • Revisr

  • TinyMCE Advanced

  • Better Search Replace

  • WP Migrate DB

  • Stream

  • Contact Form 7

  • Query Monitor

  • Flexible Posts Widget

  • Imsanity

  • WP Gift Certificate Lite

  • Developer

  • User Switching

  • Disable Emojis

  • SrcSet Responsive Images for WordPress

  • Typecase Web Fonts

  • Constant Contact Widget

  • Black Studio TinyMCE Widget

  • Better WordPress Minify

  • Sticky Menu (or Anything!) on Scroll

  • Tabbed Login Widget

  • Add Widget After Content

  • What The File

  • WP Jump Menu

  • Testimonials Widget

  • Page Template Dashboard

  • Google XML Sitemaps

  • Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin

  • Debug Bar

  • WP Idle Logout

  • Link Manager