Apr 21 2013

Recovering from a Bad Theme Installation

If you’ve read some of my earlier website-related posts, you know that I host several web sites on a GoDaddy Windows server account, and I use WordPress as the CMS for those sites. I use a Windows server because I have several ASP pages that I run which access Microsoft Access databases, and I haven’t […]

Jan 29 2013


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I have been using a free software application, GIMP (the GNU Image Manipulation Program), for a number of years to touch up my pictures. I shoot with an inexpensive compact digital camera, the Panasonic Lumix 12.1 megapixels. Even though it’s a nice model as far as compact digitals go, my pictures suffer […]

Oct 20 2012

Joomla 3.0

Objective: To get a web site up and running using Joomla 3.0 on a Windows IIS server hosted by GoDaddy.

Background: I’ve used GoDaddy as my web host for a number of years, choosing their Windows Deluxe package because I have a number of ASP applications that use Access databases. I have experience doing manual […]

Apr 25 2012

WordPress, Comments, and E-mail

Another problem specific to GoDaddy-hosted sites: when sending e-mail from your site, you must use a GoDaddy-hosted domain name as the from e-mail address. For example, if a user on your site, foobar.com, submits a form and you want to send a confirmation message back to them, the from address must be someusername@foobar.com. It can’t […]

Aug 22 2010

WordPress and Subdomains

A couple of days ago, a secondary site that I host, also using the WordPress framework, was getting a 500 – Internal Server Error. I managed to fix it, but it took a lot of searching.


Apr 13 2009

New Website Software

Well, this is the second incarnation of our website. The old software package, ACS Blog, wasn’t being updated, and when our web host, GoDaddy.com, offered WordPress as an application option, I jumped on it. For the more technically inclined, that meant that I had to have our website transferred to an IIS 7 server because […]