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  • To confirm, it was the template comment that was screwing everything up. Now that it is gone, it looks correct.

    I have to wonder if the template=”image” part of the coding was to blame. Using just [download id=”469″], it gives me the file name, which I can use. But I would have preferred labeling it “Download Brochure”.

    One of the steps implies I have gone through numerous steps. I have looked in the programming of several files looking for similar coding. I have tried all the settings with no changes.

    Was one of the steps I tried and failed.

    I just checked again with other settings and found that the number download still showed, even when I picked show version.

    Nope. Didn’t work.

    I went into pages > edit > Add Widget inside SiteOrigin Editor > edit > insert download > quick-add download and dropped the file.

    It created:
    [download id=”469″ template=”image”]

    I understand why you want to communicate offline regarding prices. I would be embarrassed to make public that you want to charge a daily rate of 840€+VAT for 6 to 12 hours to solve our problem.

    Considering that we have recovered our own data, and not the web site, without any assistance from anyone is sad. Don’t worry about us wasting anymore more of your time. We will start looking for a more reliable backup plugin elsewhere.

    If I understand correctly, yes. Did not modify config files. But I have to wonder if it could be a setting problem in Linux too. I have little experience with Linux, so I am unsure where to begin.

    Considering my last attempt to restore resulted in a partial viewing, I have to assume some of what I did was correct. This was why I was wondering if an individual site and backup would be easier, not to mention less complicated. I need this to work flawlessly with little work on my part, since who can afford the time learning the extra stuff.

    James, here is a joke for you in response to your comic. Out of amusement, I started looking at the comics, since I am not so proud where information comes from. On one of the chapters, it mentioned top tier servers. I then realized one thing I didn’t look into…who was providing our domain name hosting and could it have anything to do with the DNS question. Sure enough, I forgot that Godaddy was our DNS server. Using their zone, one word was all it took to solve one of the many problems encountered. So, turns out your comic idea was not so dumb…not that I said it was.

    I will be working on the new server tomorrow and will give an update, as well as any other points worth mentioning. I will still add what I can to this forum, since it was the first one I really turned to when I had questions. Guess that says something about you guys….lol!

    Thanks James. I have discovered the hard way what a pain it is. Like I have been saying, if there was a checklist available to tell me what was needed, I would be a good amount of the way there. I keep installing and uninstalling DNS and AD DS coz I get differing opinion but nothing definitive. The stuff I am reading sounds easy enough, but it doesn’t go far enough as to say this is what is needed to avoid errors like 503. In any case, I have been working my way through this maze for the last 6 months. My list of errors is long. I have learned far more than I wanted, but I am not finished yet.

    Before you go any further down the WordPress path, I strongly recommend spending some time to research networking, servers, and how they operate. It’s going to be a rough ride if you only plan to learn as you run into bumps in the road, and you need all of that to be set up and solid before you even think of running a site off of it.

    I know this. Problem is, all the answers are clunky and spread out. Yet, I continue on…. LOL. I guess the motto we adapted a little while ago really is appropriate… Adapt, Improvise, Overcome. So keep the pointers coming when u can. Every little bit helps. and Thanks again.

    Perhaps we both are…. I have reinstalled the OS about 6 times…. so I am plenty nuts now.

    Exactly as the above page details: you’ll need a web server (Apache, Nginx, or IIS), PHP 5.2.4 or higher (5.6 or higher preferred), and MySQL 5.0 or higher (5.6 or higher preferred).

    Have found a copy of WAMP Stack. Will be installing it shortly, after I get rid of the last of the previous installs. I hope this is a good direction to go.

    I am still curious about whether I need AD DS or DNS server. Or is something like WAMP enough?

    Thanks again Marius. That I didn’t know.

    Yes, if you want answers related to your requirements, like a checklist, we need to know what those requirements are.

    The first sign of insanity is saying the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Yet, I can’t be clearer. I have a server running Windows Server 2012R2. I want to run a WordPress web site. From a fresh install, what would be the software and steps I would need to make this happen? In other words, you are in this situation. What would you do to get to the end result?

    Here you go:

    Correct me again…I ran the stuff from Bitnami and came across the same 503 error. I was thinking that there was something wrong with the installs, but I haven’t been able to lock down where I have been going wrong. I have even followed help on youtube but am still having the 503 error. If I stay away from IIS and use Apache for the web server, I still get the same 503 error. Very frustrating.

    James, I hear what you are saying. I will continue to try to approach it from the Win side. With the number of error codes coming up, I am not going anywhere. If the 503 error has nothing to do with the WP installation, there is nothing more to gain here.

    I am going to assume you are joking about it being a secret. If this is a play on my previous comment, really? I didn’t say I was keeping it a secret. It is just a long drawn out story that doesn’t matter to 99.999% of the people using wordpress, other than curiosity. And I am not here to titillate the readers.

    If I want help, I have to be open? Metaphysically, I am always open. Otherwise, WTF are you saying?

    Thank you. I didn’t think it required different folders. That being said, no one has given a good reason not to use it. Everything I have read so far says it is perfect for my needs. It allows me to share the same database, and web site information. By setting up different installations, I have to duplicate my work, as well as keep 2 separate sets of plugins, etc.

    Back to the checklist. So far, I have yet to get a clear answer of what is required to be installed in order to run wordpress (other than wordpress, for those picky people out there). I want to use the windows platform installer. But what do I need to have installed in Windows Server 2012R2? IIS, DNS, AD DS? All, some of them, all of them? And has anyone going this route experienced error 503 when doing this particular install? I read previous forum posts of partial answers, but no one has given a complete answer.

    Dude….don’t you think I know that already? But this is a government requirement. Can’t go into details why, even for something as simple as this.

    It is complicated. Until I can find someone who really is qualified, I have to muddle through. What I have noticed is that there is a lack of checklists out there to help out. If there was, I could deal with this must faster and with less grief.

    As for the multisite, I want everything inter-connected. The only other way for me to do this would be to program in HTML, and I don’t have that kind of time. Besides, I have been happy with the results I got from WordPress and wouldn’t want to go back to programming.

    I have gotten quite familiar with IIS, DNS, AD DS, far more than I had wanted to. I would prefer a checklist of what is required as a whole, as I am sure many others in the same boat would. In the last few months, I have found many posts out there saying individually what needs to be installed. I have yet to find an A-Z checklist on how to go from a new server install > necessary IIS related software > ending with WordPress.

    What is funny now is that you have laid out in the form exactly what I am trying to build. But what I am now wondering is… do you have to create 3 different folders if you are making a multisite? I understand about opencart, and that is done. I thought in multisite, it uses the same folder and database, allowing one to take advantage of keeping everything in one area.

    An additional question that I do not expect to be answered, yet I have to ask. After several installations of WP, I wake up to find that my system stops resulting in a 503 error (hence the reason for the checklist). I do not know if this is caused by the WP installation, or just something that should have been done when IIS/DNS/ADDS was installed.

    And before I forget completely, thanks Marius for responding. I was beginning to think I would never get a response to this question.

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