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  1. One of my sites is back (blog), but none of the posts or comments put up since February 5th are extant. Another site is in the same boat, suggesting the backups used to restore these two (most of my other customer sites are still not operating) are more than ten hours old. More like 5-6 days.


    I realize this is no fun for anyone, but the increasingly frequent outages my customers have experienced the last month have taken their toll, and one is pulling their site and moving to another host.


    It's not a lot of revenue, but... [sigh]

  2. A 400 error is a bad request.


    If I remember correctly LiveWriter uses the .NET Framework. Make sure you have the latest.


    I only briefly played with LiveWriter a long time ago. I either use the WP admin interface to blog or BlogDesk.



    Thanks. I too prefer BlogDesk, but you gotta make allowances for the rare deviant... 8-)


    Believe I have the latest version of the .net framework. The hunt continues...

  3. Here's an odd one. I used to write my blog entries for my multiple WordPress installs in Windows LiveWriter beta, but eventually switched to BlogDesk for its streamlined interface and speed.


    Now I've got a new blogger working with me. He wanted to use LiveWriter, and damned if we couldn't get Windows LiveWriter working. He couldn't configure it, and I even downloaded the new version (which used all my old files and settings just fine), and I couldn't even get that to work with the same blogs it used to post to just fine.


    Of course, in that six months since I ditched it, LiveWriter and Wordpress have both been upgraded, but honestly, both *should* work with each other (my blogger used the current version of LiveWriter with a Wordpress.com blog).


    I get a "400" Error, and I've played around with the settings enough that I don't think I'm missing anything obvious.


    Any ideas? Guesses? Communications from the dead?




  4. Thanks for the helpful replies. The sad part is I only understand about half of it, but then, I knew nothing about WordPress before I installed my first blog.


    One learns by doing. I'll get into it with the totalchoice help desk to try and clarify what level of server's needed (hopefully the semi-dedicated works).



  5. Right now I've got a handful of WordPress blogs running on my Reseller account. I have an idea for a multi-user site containing a central "showcase" blog and a bunch of satellite blogs written by other writers.


    I don't expect monster traffic, but the single blog this is growing out of is running just under 16GB a month in bandwidth, and I'd expect similar traffic on a few of the other blogs (less on others).


    I'm doing the spreadsheets right now, and had a couple questions.


    1. Is WordPress MU the kind of thing that demands a dedicated (or semi-dedicated) server?

    2. I read the acceptable use policy (as recommended in an earlier MU thread), and don't see any problems -- am I missing something?




  6. There have been a lot of releases lately. It's good to see that the WP folks stay on top of the security issues. :)


    Yeah, but I'm maintaining quite a few blogs, and without some kind of automated upgrade, it's kindofa pain. Hope they address that soon (or Fantastico keeps up a little better).

  7. That's a pretty slick piece of software. Thanks for posting. Sort of like Windows Live Writer only not M$. :)


    I tried BlogDesk and liked it - expect every time I started it or posted with it I got asked for my MS Office installation CD. I haven't used Office in years (use Open Office) and have no idea where the disk is, so I ended up deleting it.


    Too bad - I liked it better than Live Writer (which I'm using now).


    Interestingly, when I try to upload images from LiveWriter using my WP blog's uploading function (not using ftp), I get a 406 "no allowed" error. Is there anyway around this? I'm using the ftp option now, but preferred the other way (which I could have sworn worked a couple times).



  8. No problem. ;)


    Actually I just happened to stumble on that page when I visited the wp codex some time ago. Otherwise I wouldn´t have known about it myself. :)


    Just a followup on this thread; I've located a couple of plug-ins that seem to do the job, though I've come to prefer the Filosofo version because it allows you to designate a static home page while still retaining the blog page as part of the site. Handy, though I've discovered that not all themes play nice with it; sometimes there are cosmetic weirdnesses.




    The Semilogic plugin looks easier to use (haven't tried it) but requires a bit of a workaround to retain the blog page (assuming you do). If you simply want to use WordPress as a static CMS without a blog, then try this one...




    Thanks for the help!


  9. I haven´t tried/tested it myself (so I don´t know if/how it works), but perhaps this is what you are looking for.



    Thanks. I looked on the Codex, but wasn't using the right search terms. I understood a good 20% of that, but the Filosofo plug-in looks like just what the doctor ordered!


    You guys have answers for everything. Even if I didn't need it I'd pay for a TCH package just to have access to this forum.. 8-)

  10. Tom, if you use fantastico to install WP

    you will be prompted for a folder to install in

    Then you can have an index.html page in your root folder (public_html)

    with a link to the WP folder.




    Considered that, but then the "home" page isn't part of the navigation of the rest of the site (which will include a fair number of static WP pages in addition to the dynamic blog page). Unless someone comes up with a better solution, I may just go ahead and create a search-engine friendly "home" page (html) in the root, and then re-use that content in another "home" page on the blog site. Not exactly seamless, but...


    Thanks for the suggestion, it pushed me a little farther down that path. Still hoping somebody comes with a trick fix tho... 8-)




  11. Hello!


    Considering using WP for my professional writing Web site, but would prefer that the "home" page of the site NOT be the blog.


    Is there a way for a techno-gimp to do this in WP -- have a static home page while the dynamic blog page gets included in the navigation?



    Tom Chandler

  12. I'm happy I stumbled onto TCH. Over the last two weeks I've been forced to wrestle with a couple of clients' non-TCH domain/web hosts, and while I knew I had it good here, I've certainly come to appreciate the fast, friendly service even more.


    Plus, I recently shifted my fly fishing site to a WordPress blog (which is working out great), and that's been largely possible due to the help I've received in this forum.


    This place is great, and really has helped me grow the online part of my business. I'm going to upgrade to a reseller account and let 'er rip...


    Thanks guys!

    Tom Chandler

  13. To show galleries in wp I believe you would need something like Gallery embedded.


    However, the above script is to use with Gallery and not Coppermine, but if you google wp + coppermine, you will find solutions for that combination too. But the gallery script is much easier to work with in wp in my opinion.


    That's exactly the kind of information I'm looking for, though now I'm starting to wonder if I really need to have it embedded. A separate page would probably work well and be easier to set up (and easy is good). Thanks!

  14. I don't use galleries myself, but quite a number of people seem to recommend Coppermine. You can install it via fantastico.


    Thanks. I've noticed a few posts that suggest Coppermine can be a little tough to set up. I fear "tough" when it comes to this stuff. I'll look into it!



  15. With the help of Fantastico (and this support forum), I've got my WordPress Blog site up and humming along. Now I'm looking for an easy-to-use photo solution that will put automatically generate thumbnails on a page of my WP site, and throw up full size images when clicked.


    Do any of the three photo/gallery solutions on Fantastico fit this description? Keep in mind I'm willing to tinker a bit, but when it comes to code, I'm in deep do-do....


    BTW - I found that very simple WP plugin that creates a gallery from the WP-uploads folder, and it doesn't look like what I need. Not enough power...


    Thanks in advance for any suggestions...

  16. Thanks to everyone for the help. I've done more research, and it's all pretty intimidating. To someone who thinks my NAMO WYSIWYG html editor is only one step removed from rocket science, the idea that editing css code is "easy" is an amusing one indeed.


    I like Wordpress and once the Fantasik scripts are available, I plan on installing it and seeing if I can modify it to look the rest of my site. If that doesn't work, perhaps I'll pay someone to do it for me.


    In any case, thanks for all the help!


    Tom Chandler


  17. PluggedOutBlog looks interesting too, if perhaps a little less mature than WP. Am I correct in assuming it can be installed on a TotalChoice server?


    The idea of sticking a single blog page in the midst of my already-built-and-I'm-real-happy-with-it site is certainly an attractive one.


    More research it is...


    Tom Chandler

  18. I used to run Movable Type and now I use Wordpress so my opinion will be biased.


    There are plenty of themes out there for both and you can certainly create your own. If you are comfortable with CSS you will have no problems making it look the way you want.


    You could try both, it will only cost you some time. :D



    Thanks for the information. I don't even know what CSS means, but I'll probably figure it out. Do blogs like WordPress offer custom navigation? My concern is I'll be forced to construct a blog page that looks like a blog - and nothing like the rest of the site.


    Thanks for the help.

    Tom Chandler

  19. Welcome to the forums Tom.


    I see no reason why you couldn't install Wordpress to do that. Or any other blog software, Movable Type, Blogger (and publish to your web space here) or any of the others out there.


    What ever you decide create a sub-domain in your web space and install/run from there. You can have links back to your main site.



    Thanks. I'm leaning towards WordPress, but am a little wary of the level of control offered over the appearance - and the technical challenge. I'm not exactly a code geek. Is Movable Type easier to manage/configure than WordPress?


    If no one else pops up with anything I'll install WP this weekend and start experimenting...


    Tom Chandler

  20. Hello!


    I host my www.troutunderground.com site on TotalChoice. I have been updating my blog/fishing report page (www.troutunderground.com/uppersacreport.htm) using my Web editor (Namo Webeditor), but would like to run that one page of the site on blog software.


    That will give me the ability to invite user comments, and also automatically handles archiving, RSS feeds, etc.


    I would rather not redirect offsite (and back onsite) from one of the blog sites. I'm looking at Wordpress blog software as a possibility, but wonder if there isn't a better solution. I may end up using WordPress and investing the time learning the software, but I'm open to other ideas.


    Take care,

    Tom Chandler

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