Need Help With Your Site? Where's the link?

by gyar29
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Fellow Warriors,

I've just finished going over some of the threads in this forum where members are asking anyone for help with some problem on their site. Not one of them included the url to the site in the original post.

If you need help, please tell us where your site is located.

Do you really think we know why the left side <div> isn't floating to the left without seeing your site?

In almost every case there is no way for us to help you without seeing your site. We probably will need to see the code. We probably will need to see your css. We may even have to tinker with it a bit to see whats wrong and how to fix it.

Additionally, in order for us to tell you how to fix it we may have to reference specific code within your file. That way we can give you a bookmark to look for when you're making your changes. Damned hard to do without seeing the code.

We promise not to steal your code. Chances are real good that if someone can help you, and knows how to steal your code, they don't need to steal your code. They would write it themselves.

You can give us a link like this: My Site
Or you can type the url like this: 3w.example.com
Or you can type it like this: www example com
Or you can type it like this: example.com

It doesn't really matter we'll figure it out.

Oh yeah, if it is the site in your sig, tell us that too. Don't make us guess.

For your sake...

Help us Help you.

I don't know about anyone else, but if you ask for help in a post and don't tell me where your site is, I will not even bother to ask for a link. I'll just move along. Which sucks because I do like to help when I can.

Thanks,
Gene
#link #site
  • Profile picture of the author bg-011
    Great info
    thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author SickHippie
    Very true. Even with FireFox's Web Developer Toolbar to look at the html/css and troubleshoot, it does NOT A BIT OF GOOD without a link to the site!

    I like to help out - and most tech-savvy people do! We like to feel that our massive storehouse of knowledge is useful, and quite frankly it makes us feel good to help other people!

    When asking for help, offer as much information as you can, not as much as you think we'll need. If you don't know what information to give, it's worth saying that. It helps us to see how much you know - then we know how to explain how to fix it!

    Just my $.02
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    • Profile picture of the author XRay
      I need help moving my current wordpress blog (wordpress blog A) to a new domain that I've installed wordpress on (wordpress blog B). Both have WP 2.8 installed (the new domain has the latest version of WP 2.8) and are hosted on the same server @ hostgator.

      Here are my links:

      wordpress blog A: Burn Belly Fat

      wordpress blog B: Six Pack Abs Diet

      I want to make sure I'm doing it right and will appreciate any/all replies that provide clear instructions on how to do this.

      Thanks in advance
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  • Profile picture of the author gyar29
    Ray,

    You've got two posts. You can pretty much just copy and paste to move your site.

    1st deactivate all your current plugins & widgets, then download the contents of your wp-contents folder of your old site to your pc, then upload and replace that same folder on your new site. Then reactivate all your plugins & widgets. Then copy and paste your articles from old to new.

    Should be a piece of cake. Deactivating your plugins & widgets on the old site before you download the wp-contents folder isn't always necessary, but it never hurts either. If you had a lot of posts, we would also download and insert into the new db a csv copy of your old database, but since you don't we won't.

    Take care,
    Gene
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    • Profile picture of the author XRay
      Originally Posted by gyar29 View Post

      Ray,

      You've got two posts. You can pretty much just copy and paste to move your site.

      1st deactivate all your current plugins & widgets, then download the contents of your wp-contents folder of your old site to your pc, then upload and replace that same folder on your new site. Then reactivate all your plugins & widgets. Then copy and paste your articles from old to new.

      Should be a piece of cake. Deactivating your plugins & widgets on the old site before you download the wp-contents folder isn't always necessary, but it never hurts either. If you had a lot of posts, we would also download and insert into the new db a csv copy of your old database, but since you don't we won't.

      Take care,
      Gene
      Gene,
      That's the clearest explanation I've read on how to do this. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author gyar29
    XRay,

    Not a problem. Remember, whatever settings you currently have your plugins and/or widgets set to may need to be reset on the new site.

    I say may because some plugins and widgets create a config file when you setup that plugin or widget. If so, that config file will be included in the wp-content folder in most cases. However, some don't save your settings via a config file.

    Some save your settings in the php files of the plugin and/or widget without creating a config file. Those too will be in your wp-content site.

    Some (very few, but some) actually write those settings to a db. In some cases that db is the wp db. In some cases it is not. Just depends on the plugin or widget. So the fact that we are not going to update your new db with the old db info means you will lose those settings that may be in old db.

    Hope that makes sense.

    Anyway, don't be alarmed if after you've finished uploading you've lost your plugin and/or widget settings. Just re-set them.

    Additionally, if your using a plugin or widget that requires a site specific license, wishlist comes to mind here, you will have to change the site that you are licensed for.

    If you do run into any unforeseen problems, just post here and I'll see if I can help you out.

    Oh, BTW don't be afraid of screwing something up. You've now got a back-up of your site on your pc. It's in the wp-contents folder you just downloaded. So if something breaks, it will be easy to fix.

    Take Care,
    Gene
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  • Profile picture of the author pan2588
    That's right. I have read a few posts here with this missing link problem. Therefore although I wanted to, but could not help them.
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