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Re: [webdesign-396] Co-working

From: Ronald F.
Sent on: Thursday, December 9, 2010 9:59 PM
Go daddy is the pits, one of our guys faught with it a month or so ago and finally got sftp up to get me a copy of the site (joomla) so I can build test sites on other hosts. I use godaddy exclusively for domain registrations not for hosting I dumped them for that back in 2003. I don't know why they make you go through so many unnecessary hoops.
Pam, pick a host any host and install wordpress there and rebuild the site...it will be easier for you in the long run.
 I am going through such conversions with a few sites trying to move them from joomla...advantage on joomla is akeeba backup is a way around the ftp problems for migrating the site.
ron 


From: Heidi Cool <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Thu, December 9,[masked]:23:09 PM
Subject: Re: [webdesign-396] Co-working

Pam,
GoDaddy is a pain, but you should still be able to FTP to your WordPress directory to update your CSS file. (under wp-content>themes>yourtheme)

You mentioned child themes which makes me think you may be working with a theme framework such as Thesis or even Twenty-Ten. If that is the case, it won't be quite as simple as with a more vanilla theme. You may need to spend some time getting to know hooks and functions.php (the one in your theme file not in the main directory.) These types of themes rely on function calls far more than others. Thesis for example is very easy for end users but is more difficult for developers to customize.

http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

If that is not the trouble you may find it helpful to peruse
http://www.heidicool.com/samplewordpress/the-wordpress-loop/
and
http://www.heidicool.com/samplewordpress/hierarchy/

which will help you understand more about the WordPress loop and the template hierarchy.

Good luck!
- Heidi

Heidi Adams Cool

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On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 3:58 PM, Marc <[address removed]> wrote:
Ohhhhhhh Go Daddy....Pam I struggled with Go Daddy for 2 weeks and threw in the towel. I went to dream host and am using the wordpress through that....Save yourself a lot of stress, call go daddy and cancel you web hosting through them, get some money back...
Check with Aoirthoir..


From: Pam Adams <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Thu, December 9,[masked]:54:30 PM
Subject: Re: [webdesign-396] Co-working

I used Godaddy. I know I know, but it was all I knew at the time when I started this site back in Sept. The client JUST got me the content, so I'm stuck with Godaddy. And, of course, They installed Wordpress for me. I'll never do that again.

On Dec 9, 2010, at 3:46 PM, Aoirthoir An Broc wrote:

I have co-working every day, just about seven days a week. I would need to know the time.

Also what host did you install WordPress on and how did you install it?

Kind Regards,
Aoirthoir The Fatman.

On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 3:23 PM, Pam Adams <[address removed]> wrote:
Aoirthoir,

I'm having a devil of a time with this wordpress site. I was under the impression that this was easier to customize than Joomla, but after going to Lynda.com for some tutorials���talking about child templates���this is NOT going well. I am a designer and was able to go into Joomla and customize the css with little problem. Do you have co-working tomorrow? If so, may I come there and work and ask you some questions about this site?

Thx, Pam Adams





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