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douglasjohnnienhuis

  • Member Since: June 26th, 2010
  • Sumatra, Indonesia
  • www.thecyclingcanadian.com
  • @douglasjohnnienhuis on WordPress.org
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WordPress Origin Story

A friend of mine started a successful travel blog, and I was inspired to follow her example. I didn’t want to do it as a business. The idea was to have a website where friends and family could follow my travels.

I knew NOTHING at all about building websites. Nothing. However, WordPress seemed to be the way to go. Unfortunately, WordPress and I have not gotten along at all. I have had nothing but trouble from the very beginning. Everything that could possibly go wrong has gone wrong. And these things have gone wrong over and over and over again.

I’ve spent hundreds of hours studying WordPress and going over online help resources. But it didn’t help at all. I just can’t come to grips with how WordPress works and how websites work in general.

So, that’s my WordPress Origin Story. I’m sorry to say it hasn’t been a happy one. On the positive, the blog I created does exist. So there’s that.

  • Created a topic, Is Duo Compatible with Authy Mobile App?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    In all the documentation I've found, it always says th…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Not Working in 2 Sites at Same Time, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I think I might have found the answer to my own question. After carefully rereading…

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, Not Working in 2 Sites at Same Time, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I have two WordPress sites. I'll call them Site One an…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to How Do I Use this Plugin?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I found the answer to my own question just by clicking on everything in the…

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, How Do I Use this Plugin?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    How do I use this plugin after I install it? The plu…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Only Disqus shows up in Social Commenting, no Facebook or Default, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I've tried a bunch of other things to figure out what is going on, and…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Only Disqus shows up in Social Commenting, no Facebook or Default, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks again for your help. However, I don't think it worked. I deactivated the Disqus…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to Only Disqus shows up in Social Commenting, no Facebook or Default, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thank you very much for the information. I was really confused about what was happening...…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to How to Use Full-Width Page Template for Posts?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks again for your help. The code snippets you provided for centering the featured image…

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, Only Disqus shows up in Social Commenting, no Facebook or Default, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I just installed Super Socializer. I don't really unde…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to How to Use Full-Width Page Template for Posts?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I have to say I'm amazed. That bit of code actually did the trick. Thank…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to How to Use Full-Width Page Template for Posts?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Here is the site url: http://www.thecyclingcanadian.com/ It would be great if what you suggest would…

    1 month ago

  • Posted a reply to How to Use Full-Width Page Template for Posts?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks for the insight, Mr. Case. I appreciate it. I'm assuming from your answer about…

    1 month ago

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  • Created a topic, How to Use Full-Width Page Template for Posts?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I'm using quite an old theme called Arthemia. This the…

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, Using LastPass Authenticator Android App, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Just wanted to add a couple of tips for newbies like m…

    1 year ago