Archive | September 13, 2019

Aaaaah!!

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I can fix a car…I can restore a car! But when it comes to work in computers and the internet I am almost useless! Meaning by that, I am not a techie person about all the new computer thing.

For the past two months I’ve been working on restarting this site. Since I abandoned it for two years (from July 2017) the very little I learned at that time about how to configure my site has become completely obsolete. So when getting into this again I discovered I had like 25 updates pending! One of those was to update the WordPress platform, but to do that first I had to update the PHP thing from the Host. So after spending lots of time reading tutorials in the internet and becoming dizzy every time, finally I have something.

So far I’ve updated the PHP thing, so I could update the WordPress platform, the Theme, a bunch of pluggins, and I don’t know what else. Not that I knew what I was doing, but rather one of the million clicks I did with the mouse finally worked in the direction I wanted to go, LOL.

Also I needed to add a SSL Certificate to change this site from HTTP to HTTPS. Well, that is also done, so this is a safer site to visit. Now it is about finding out why many things don’t work and why others do what they want to do and not what I want them to do, so there’s still a lot of work to go through.

The reason for so many complications (other than I have no clue what I’m doing) is that I want to make this site more interactive than it used to be. For instance the Comments section after every post, a good Contact Form, and even a Chat box for live chat with visitors when I’m online. It should work great…once it starts to work! LOL. As you can see I already installed a Tab on top for Chat…but now I need to figure out how to make it work.

So every day you will see that something is changed, something works now, and other things stopped working compared with yesterday!! Then you’ll know there is a mouse tinkering with the wiring of the website (me). So please be patient, and if you have any suggestions I’m all ears!

Hugs

Angela