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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 WordPress.org and 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.

  • Created a topic, PayPal Advanced Recurring, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 months ago

  • Created a topic, PayPal Advanced Recurring, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    4 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post March 3rd Support Team Meeting Summary, on the site Support Everything WordPress:
    Thanks for the acknowledgement - and your help and support during the weekend. I'll be…

    5 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Cannot move my WP site", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Sorry, I didn't see your earlier post. We must have been typing at the same…

    5 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Custom App Login Questions", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Thanks, bcworkz, I hadn't thought of pulling the hash. I may try that. This is…

    5 months ago

  • Created a topic, Custom App Login Questions, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    5 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, All Aboard!, on the site WordCamp Atlanta 2016:
    Tickets for WordCamp Atlanta 2016 are now available, and they're going fast! Hurry on over…

    5 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Trying to fix URL in dashboard not working?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Glad it worked! Happy Monday! Diana

    5 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Trying to fix URL in dashboard not working?", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Try just typing 'data-recovery' in the permalink, and if it is a sub-page of 'services',…

    5 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, Why Trains? Because Atlanta., on the site WordCamp Atlanta 2016:
    [caption id="attachment_1462" align="alignright" width="300"] The original "Zero Mile Post" that established the location of Terminus[/caption]…

    5 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Table width", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Here is the CSS reference that I use most often. It's quite complete and easy…

    5 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Table width", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Glad it worked! Padding should be set using CSS, and you should also add the…

    5 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Table width", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Try renaming the class to columns5. Class names should not begin with numbers. (Sorry, didn't…

    5 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Table width", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Paste the CSS - a few lines above and below the table parameter. If the…

    5 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Table width", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    The CSS that you wrote for the class is correct, but it's not being called…

    5 months ago

  • Posted a reply to "Table width", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Taking the example above for two columns, just change the width to allow for a…

    5 months ago

  • 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…

    6 months ago

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

    6 months 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…

    6 months 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…

    6 months 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…

    6 months 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…

    6 months 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…

    6 months 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…

    6 months 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…

    6 months ago

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

    6 months 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…

    6 months 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…

    6 months 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…

    6 months 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…

    6 months 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,…

    6 months 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…

    6 months 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…

    6 months 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…

    6 months 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…

    6 months ago

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

    6 months 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…

    6 months 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…

    6 months 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…

    6 months 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…

    6 months 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…

    6 months ago

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

    6 months 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?

    6 months 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…

    6 months 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?…

    6 months 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…

    6 months 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,…

    6 months 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…

    6 months 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…

    6 months 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…

    6 months ago

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