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  1. I'm still relatively new to WP, but not new enough that I don't need to already do an update to the new 2.6 version. (I think they rolled it out about a week or two after I started with 2.5... :thumbup1: )


    My question about updating is this- When I FTP the new version, will it overwrite or delete any of the themes or plugins I already have installed? I have modified slightly the theme I'm using and would hate to have to rebuild the whole thing from scratch.



  2. I'm running WP 2.5.1


    I have a flash file that is about 18M that I want to upload. However, when I try, I get an error which reads "This file is too big. Your php.ini upload_max_filesize is 2M."


    I've been through all the control pages, but I can't seem to find where to increase the filesize maximum.


    Any thoughts?

  3. OK, I was able to make my modifications using a text editor and then upload them. (What an educational weekend this has been!)


    However, I have stumbled across another problem.


    When I went to create a new post, I wanted to add in a picture. With Blogger, I would pick the picture from my laptop and publish it to a folder on my site. I tried to do that with WP, but got the following error-


    "Unable to create directory /home/"cpanel User ID"/public_html/FBOLNewsreel/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/06. Is its parent directory writable by the server?"


    I replaced my real user id with "cpanel User ID".


    Do I still have to change those file permissions for index and css? If so, can you recommend a good freeware FTP program?


    My continued thanks...

  4. Installation is simple here using Fantastico in cPanel. Just a few click and you are ready to start using it. Adding a theme is simple enough if you find one you like. Otherwise designing a theme may be a challenge.


    I migrated from Blogger to MT and then to WordPress but WordPress comes with a script to migrate your Blogger posts. Once installed go into the Admin interface select Manage --> Import --> Blogger


    As for multiple authors I don't think it will import them as individual authors but once migrated they will be able to post new content once you add them.


    And yes, it would be better to create a subdomain.


    Thanks for the advice.


    I got everything installed OK, though I used FrontPage instead of Fantastico. (I'm just more comfortable with FP after 6 years of use...)


    Good news is that if you register your other writers, when you import a multiwriter blog, WP will let you assign each author to their old Blogger posts!


    I only have one question.


    I've found a theme that I like, but want to tweak it just a bit. (add stuff into the footer, remove one small thing out of the header, drop some code into one of the sidebars...)


    To allow FP to edit the themes the site's instructions read-


    In a WordPress install, two files that you will probably want to alter are the index page, and the css which controls the layout. Here's how you change index.php - the process is the same for any file. In the screenshot below, look at the last column - that shows the permissions. It looks a bit confusing, but for now just note the sequence of letters.


    Right-click 'index.php' and select 'File Permissions'

    A popup screen will appear.



    However, when I try to right click on index.php, either in its original website diretory on my harddrive or in the FrontPage publishing window, I don't get a "File Permissions" option.


    What am I doing wrong?

  5. OK... This latest screwup with Blogger publishing (or in this case, NOT publishing) via FTP has me ticked, but good.


    I am seriously thinking about changing from Blogger to Wordpress, but have a couple of questions for anyone who might have traveled this road before me.


    1) How easy is the installation on to the server for a someone with only a bare amount of tech knowledge/skills? I've read some of the installation instructions and they don't seem too complicated....


    2) I currently host my blog at http://www.filmbuffonline.com/FilmBuffNewsreel.htm. Can I still use that or should I set up a subdomain like Newsreel.FilmBuffOnLine.com?


    3) In addition to myself, I have to two contributors to the blog. What happens to their posts during migration from Blogger to WP?Do I need to have them become registered with the new Wordpress version before I migrate?





    GAH! Just noticed a WordPress subforum. feel free to move thread there... *embarassed*

  6. My site (FilmBuffOnLine.com) is hosted through TotalChoice. Recently, I acquired another website (TheBlob.info), which I have folded into my own. I want people who click on any link for TheBlob.info to be directed directly to the main page my site. I went to the registrar of TheBlob.info (DomainTK) and reset the A Record to the same setting as the one supplied by my FilmBuffOnLine registrar.


    However, after giving things about 24 hours to propagate out, if I go to TheBlob.info all I get is a cPanel error page stating that “There is no website configured at this address.”


    Since you guys use cPanel, I’m thinking there is some fault on your end. Any thoughts on how to resolve this?



  7. I recently acquired another person's website which I have added onto my site as a subdomain. (http://theblobsite.filmbuffonline.com) I've also been transfered the Registration to the original site (www.theblob.info).


    Do subdomains generate their own DNS addresses so that I can set the original site to automatically refer to the subdomain at my site? If so, where on the cPanel can I find it?


    Thanks guys and gals!

  8. D'oh! Sorry I landed in the wrong forum. (I blame the barbecue chicken coma I was in after the holiday weekend! :D )


    So using FP, I looked at both the site on my harddrive and as it is on the server, and I can't seem to find a folder titled "public_html"...


    Where am I not looking?


    (I tell you, somedays you feel so smart until you can't figure something out on your own and then you feel like world's biggest dumbbell... :D )

  9. Got a bit of a problem here, hope you folks can help.


    I recently took over another person's website, adding it to mine as a subdomain. They sent me a disc with the site on it which I was able to load into MS FrontPage as a separate web, made the few changes I wanted to make, and attempted it to upload it. However, I've been getting the following error after it has loaded a page or so-


    "406 Not Acceptable

    Not Acceptable An appropriate representation of the requested resource /_vti_bin/_vti_aut/author.exe could not be found on this server. Apache/1.3.34 Server at theblobsite.filmbuffonline.com Port 80 "



    I have set up the subdomain to have FrontPage extensions.


    Any thoughts on what I'm not doing right?

  10. Wow! Thanks for the "Gang Welcome!"


    So I enabled cookies last night, but didn't specify a path. (I didn't think about asking about that until after I had enabled the cookies and then posted my follow up question to Don)


    Now, as I'm trying to Log in and goto the admin controls, I got a security certificate warning and then a HTTP 404 - File not found error.


    Have I royally screwed something up?


  11. Hi folks, newbie here with a phpBB question...


    I've just added a phpBB bulletin board to my site through the cPanel. While testing it, I've noticed that when trying to log in, the first attempt doesn't show the UserID as logged in the upper right of the screen, but a second attempt at logging in works. (I've found that if you use the "Remember Me" option, it log ins correctlt right when you go to the boards)


    My entirely un-educated quess leads me to think that it might be a cookies issue. On the cookies setting on the phpBB General Configuration panel the "Cookies Secure" setting is "disabled" and I haven't put anything in either the Cookie domain or cookie path fields.


    Any thoughts?




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