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  • Well it is admirable that you believe this WP theme will put script onto the area of the photo(s) you are using (and where you want it). But I think time spent toward that end is squandered when a viable alternate exists desktop.

    The location of specific code within unique authored themes is a coder’s preference as long as it conforms generally with WP minimum requirements for php operation. So asking another who did not write the theme where a snippet is located is the proverbial needle in the haystack. The basic concept of WP is fast and flexible. I’d still add text on your desktop and load the graphic. Imagine of you had a half dozen clients wanting to use a version of this theme… with texted graphics.

    By the way, should the theme up-date, your particular code snippet and its location may well change. Then your work is irretrievably lost in the theme update overwrite.

    Once the desktop creation is complete, you always have control. If you use layers you can change the location and other qualities. There are numerous editing programs besides PS. Some are free or low cost but could do this job in the time already spent.

    Last chance is to contact the theme author and ask her/him. Coders are generally nice people, but getting a response and getting her/his time for free is another issue. BTW I like the theme ….

    Forum: Themes and Templates
    In reply to: Text on images

    Why not use an image editor and create what you want as a .png and upload into WordPress.
    No Photoshop? No problem. Go here:
    This blog has listed free alternatives with reviews.

    What happens if you remove the code and put your link in its place?

    You don’t want the button to be the link anchor do you?

    If you do, you can load the button image into the media area of the WP install. Upload it from your PC directly into WP.
    Within WP there is the ability to name/rename the image, put a headline below and give a link property to it. One, two, all or none.
    If you mess up one those, WP is forgiving because like a post it does not affect the programming code. Just repeat your steps and correct the error (spelling, link fetch address, etc). In your page composing area, there is an html editor choice which will allow you to use stand html code to make the button function as link.

    What you are doing is not unusual. Google should give 15 to 20 good hits. Google: “jpg as hyperlink in wordpress”. The first result seems right on.

    This rather brief because from your words it seems you are more handy than other beginners here. If not, respond and I will give additional detail.

    In the Appearance section (where you chose your theme) of the admin dashboard there are choices including one called “editor”.
    Click that link and you should see a window with your theme files files listed to the right.
    One at least will be a CSS.
    However, in the writing area of pages and posts you generally have the option to do visual editing or html editing. The html option allows CSS coding that overwrites the theme CSS for that page/post. I would do changes here, rather than core files.
    If the theme updates, it may change the CSS file and destroy your changes there without notice.

    I do not see the problem you describe.
    You are not thinking of describing a drink and not put its picture next to your words, are you?

    How much development is done? If none, delete files and start anew.

    Is your site one-click install or FTP loaded? The former is easy but some think more hackable. The later is preferred but sending lots big files over the Net leaves them open to poor ISP service hazards that can corrupt code–even though they say it cannot.

    If you have done no development, starting over is no loss. Change all the set-up entries required at install so the server does not look for the same corrupt code in the first install.

    Did you purposely remove the WordPress logo on the log-in page?

    There is a process in the admin dashboard to remove plugins. You should use that in the future. Usually that will avoid errors.

    I’d guess, without knowing your step by step nor your building, that removing the plugin by FTP caused some tag to remain open (that breaks the WP loop) or caused a code redundancy confusing the WP php process. That error is affecting your access. The concept is similar to removing the files of an unwanted program on your PC. The files are gone but the app is not uninstalled.

    I went to your site. The site seems still operative. I wish you allowed “subscribers”. I’d like to try to sign-in and see what happens.

    I would try this: make a sub-domain folder, such as
    Install same version WP there. Get it operative to the point you can install your basic plugins–the ones you used and like before the problem happened. No content nor design. No pages. No posts.

    After completion, go to the WP folder holding the plugins folder (by cPanel) of the broken main site. I am assuming that if you design you know what and where this is. Rename that folder, such as “plugins-bad”.

    Then right-click copy the newly created “plugins” folder at and paste it next to the one you just labeled “plugins-bad”. Give the hosting server a bit of time to recycle, then try logging in as you usually do. The new folder should operate as your old did. The rest of the site should remain unaffected from these steps. Hopefully this will allow you to log-in.

    Do not delete the “plugin-bad” folder until you are sure the substitute folder is working properly. By undoing the steps above you can bring your original install back to the current problem state, if necessary for further trouble shooting.

    The removed plugin may well have done some corruption in other places. But if you can get in, at least you can look around in the theme editor area for code breaks in the main parts.

    The subdomain set-up is a good way to build and test a site. And while the horse is out of the barn, you should always be editing a child-theme version of your main theme to avoid error that leads to total loss. Some corruption does not allow recovery. How about back-up??

    I hope this moves you toward a solution.

    Domain names, generally, stay at the site of the registrar from whom you bought it. So in reality your domain name remains on the registrar’s server.
    On that entity’s site there is a place where DNS settings for each domain are entered, including yours. That setting looks like: “” and at least a second one reading like: “”. (illustrative only.)

    This setting registers the place where traffic and browsers can find your domain. So at those DNS locations is where your WP files actually reside. That is where you must go to look at the files; where everyone must go to see your domain by typing “”.

    On a server that hosts websites, in the section rented, there will be a root file for your purchased hosting package named something like: .

    In that directory there is, at many commercial hosting companies, a folder entitled “public_html/”. In this folder will have its own file folder clearly labeled with the name of your domain. Within this directory, all of your WP files reside. You can view them/find them there: (for illustration only). All of these directories and files act similarly to the files and directories on your computer; double clicking to open, right click functions, etc. You need FTP editor to view them. However,

    Most hosting companies have cPanel for clients like you to use. Get that address from your hosting service if you do not have it. Log in and look for a menu made of a vertical string of rectangles (main interface). In one under the heading “FILES”, you can click on a folder icon labeled “file manager” to get to your hosting directory and find your files as outlined above.

    Be very cautious about not deleting or editing any files unless you know what you are doing. Changes to a WP site should be made by logging onto your site and using the admin dashboard. That’s where building your site takes place after basic installation. Deleting or editing a file installed on the hosting server can break your installation and put your site off line.

    If you have never been, finding the files is seemingly mysterious, perhaps even arduous. But after a few uses it will be familiar. DO NOT change anything on the hosting server unless you 100% certain you know what it is you are doing. Read all pop-ups closely–don’t just click through.

    Good luck. Enjoy WP!

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