Gerry D

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  • Gerry D posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

    John, a direct link in the sidebar would be great for novices, actually I’m probably the only “novice” in here. Still as a reference point a link to the “knowledge base” might help others and those with more experience won’t always have to be on the lookout for posts that ask for help.

  • Gerry D posted an update in the group Group logo of Wish ListWish List 5 months ago

    Dear Santa, oops, I mean John.
    What I would really like to see, (if it already exists, it needs a prominent link), is a “How To” area.
    Personally I know “squat” about WordPress. My days of posting are limited to Yahoo groups and Facebook. (for example) How do you post a video? It was explained to me, yet when I posted it that way, no video showed up so I deleted the post. My first attempt was a link to a page on my own website because I could not get it to work. Do others have this problem? I would venture to say they do. I understand the bandwidth constraints and larger storage…[Read more]

    • There are FAQ.
      Gerry, would you be willing to write a manual for new users? After you learn how to do the things. I am thinking of a PDF format and conversational.
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      https://www.ratburger.org/index.php/2018/05/21/does-any-one-or-a-group-of-you/

    • Somehow your Wish List item got flagged as Spam by the software, Gerry. I restored it.

    • The “How To” area, such as it is, is the “Knowledge Base”:

      .https://www.ratburger.org/index.php/category/knowledge-base/

      which can be found from the “Categories” section in the sidebar. The Knowledge Base consists of individual articles on various aspects of using the site, both site-specific features and general WordPress and BuddyPress topics.

      One big problem with WordPress (and BuddyPress) is that the developers seem to have overlooked ever writing a user manual for either one. There is massive internal documentation for developers, but the users, who outnumber developers…[Read more]


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    • >> How do you post a video?

      Most people post videos by uploading to a service such as YouTube or Vimeo, then simply inserting the raw URL in a post or comment as described in the Knowledge Base article on embedding:

      .https://www.ratburger.org/index.php/2017/12/25/knowledge-base-embedding-media-in-posts-and-comments/

      WordPress only allows direct embedding from a built-in white list of trusted sites. It doesn’t allow embedding from an arbitrary site because due to the bonehead way they implement it, a malicious site would be able to do arbitrary damage by supplying malicious…[Read more]

    • John, a direct link in the sidebar would be great for novices, actually I’m probably the only “novice” in here. Still as a reference point a link to the “knowledge base” might help others and those with more experience won’t always have to be on the lookout for posts that ask for help.

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