Good morning to anyone..
Last night I had a successful night I managed to get WordPress 2.7.1 uploaded and fully fuctionable I am so happy I feel like a 58 year old kiddie in the park..
so heres my new site..http://www.cupofcoffee.ralphjramirez.com/
this will change to a new domain name shortly...
I got my new free theme from someplace on google and I want to make some changes.. but I don't know how to log in into my dashboard / admin panel.DUUUUUH?????
I was there last night when I was setting things up..
and this morning I cant figure out where my Admin panel is.. go figure
It appears that I need to make a separate bookmark just to log in.. if If I type in wordpress.org that does not get me to my admin panel..
Is it me or am I the only living, jerk with no brains, out here. I know I'm one of those people who look and don't see.. I cant help it I was born this way.. Is sure do give it my best
However...where in the F$%^#$% is the admin panel for crying out loud...??????????????????????
..Next Issue now that I've got the 2.7.1 version I want to have the new 2.8 version.. what do I need to do here ..??????????
Do I delete the 2.7.1 version from my FTP host and re upload or can I just upload 2.8 over it ..or what..
A small note to the wordpress community from me...
Please bear in mind to those who teach anything about WordPress.org
I detest information or anyone who writes information that claims that creating and uploading a word press .org blog setup can be done in 5 minutes.. I have read many tutorials so far..and more than half of them are outdated, many comments from other tutorial type blogs have comments with advice that are more 3-4 years old..etc etc. do you get the point....give me a break...
It took me 5 hours to get things going especially dealing with my FTP client..
Please bear in mind I am new to this..I have no idea what I am doing.
I see many others are in the same boat...
God forbid you should drag an important folder in the wrong spot..
and since I'm computer stupid along with 95% of the rest of us trying to get a free blog going.. it took me an hour or so and numerous phone calls to my FTP tech support just to figure out that what i did was wrong.. Duh???
really.. I didn't realize that..How does one know.. I don't have a teleprompter..I wish i did..
then I also never realize that ther is a big difference between uploading one of those CSS free templates as oppossed to a CSS free theme..
Holy Cow... after 2 hours of trying to figure out why my template did not appear.. on my new theme page...
Thank god for my tech support gal who picked up on the fact that certain types of templates don't work right because of this or that reason and she suggested to use a theme instead.. Viola..
Sure enough that was the trick.. lets see TEMPLATE OR THEME..
which is better..? you tell me..this would make for a good article.
That was some 5 minute installation..if any one recognizes this 5 minute tutorial you may want to express the fact ..
that this only applies to MIT grads and software INTERNET specialist who do this for a living..
If your not one of those type of guys or gals.. they should re-write their tutorial and state....
"proceed with caution this may take 5 hours or longer"
I'm a general contractor/ carpenter..
what do you do..?
Sure would appreciate hearing how to log in to my admin panel..
thanks for listening.. everyone..