Update Troubles – Trying to Get Site to Work

PLEASE HELP! I’m at my wits end trying to set up my site (http://artistsmall.com/) now for 3 years! I just want my site to work!

I recently paid for a full year of updates with the idea that I would finally be able to get my site running. However I continue to run into difficulty with the different plug-ins and settings.

Some of the download and upload updates give error messages – such as easy blogging (I gave up and took it out) and some are too complicated (over my head) – such as AntiSplog.

This is what I want:

– to be able to offer blogs/shops to individual artists.

– shops to look like Etsy and show up in the site search results.

– charge a $10 a month subscription fee.

– top area to be white around the logo – not blue

– people to be able to sign in via Facebook

– share things on the site with social media

– have SEO functions set up so that it’s site wide

Any help and guidance you can give would be extremely appreciated.

Best,

Leigh Ann

  • Jack Kitterhing
    • Code Norris

    Hi there Leigh Ann (@lalemire)

    I hope you are well today, in theme options, which preset are you using the light blue?

    You’ll want to use the branding wrap tag, this is what is currently there in blue.css line 28,

    #branding-wrapper,
    .nav .current a, .nav li:hover > a, .nav li.current_page_item a, .nav li:hover li a{background:#0099bb;color:#ffffff;}
    .nav ul li:hover a{background:#006688;color:#ffffff;}

    You want to replace that with

    #branding-wrapper,
    .nav .current a, .nav li:hover > a, .nav li.current_page_item a, .nav li:hover li a{background:#0099bb;color:#ffffff;}
    .nav ul li:hover a{background:#ffffff;color:#ffffff;}

    That will get rid of your blue around the logo.

    – to be able to offer blogs/shops to individual artists.

    For that you will need to have WordPress multisite installed and activated. http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/wordpress-multisite-guide/

    – shops to look like Etsy and show up in the site search results.

    Gridmarket has a store picker and you could also use something like global site search. https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/global-site-search/ or http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/relevanssi/

    – charge a $10 a month subscription fee.

    For this you will want to use Pro Sites, where you can charge people for creating a site on your network. https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/pro-sites/

    – people to be able to sign in via Facebook

    You’ll need our Ultimate Facebook plugin and set up your facebook app. https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/ultimate-facebook/

    – share things on the site with social media

    This depends on exactly how you want them to be shared, you could for example, use our floating social plugin, or you may prefer the share buttons to be on the actual item itself, how would you prefer?

    – have SEO functions set up so that it’s site wide

    You’ll want to use our Infinite SEO plugin for that. https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/wpmu-dev-seo/

    If you have any problems, any questions please don’t hesitate to ask, we’re here to help.

    Thank you for being a WPMU DEV member.

    Kind Regards

    Jack.

  • lalemire
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Hi Jack,

    I put the code in themes > gridmarket > styles > blue.css

    On the second step, I believe I already have multi-sites installed as I got the full package. Is there some place to check to make sure?

    Best,

    Leigh Ann

  • Jack Kitterhing
    • Code Norris

    Hi there Leigh Ann,

    It’s seem strange then that you got a white scree, do you still have the white screen issue now? Could you give me a link to the site please?

    On the second step, open up your wp-config.php and check for this line

    define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);

    If you have that and then some other defines under it, you have multisite, you’ll also know if you’ve got multisite by seeing if you have a network admin.

    Also can you paste your .htaccess file here for me please to take a look at?

    Thank you!

    Kind Regards

    Jack.

  • lalemire
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Hi Jack,

    Step two is done – I have WordPress Multi-site. It was already installed and activated.

    Step three – being able to offer sites & stores like Etsy – I do have Gridmarket installed and activated. Not sure if I have the settings correct.

    Best,

    Leigh Ann

  • lalemire
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Hi Jack,

    I have two .htaccess files, as follows:

    1. .htaccess

    RewriteEngine On

    RewriteBase /

    #uploaded files

    RewriteRule ^(.*/)?files/$ index.php [L]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !.*wp-content/plugins.*

    RewriteRule ^(.*/)?files/(.*) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$2 [L]

    RewriteRule ^(.*/)?avatar/(.*) wp-content/avatar.php?file=$2 [L]

    RewriteRule ^(.*/)?sitemap.xml wp-content/sitemap.php [L]

    # add a trailing slash to /wp-admin

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^.*/wp-admin$

    RewriteRule ^(.+)$ $1/ [R=301,L]

    #add the following line to make cgi work

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d

    RewriteRule . – [L]

    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(wp-.*) $2 [L]

    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(.*.php)$ $2 [L]

    RewriteRule . index.php [L]

    <IfModule mod_security.c>

    <Files async-upload.php>

    SecFilterEngine Off

    SecFilterScanPOST Off

    </Files>

    </IfModule>

    2. .htaccess_wpmu

    RewriteEngine On

    RewriteBase /

    #uploaded files

    RewriteRule ^(.*/)?files/$ index.php [L]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !.*wp-content/plugins.*

    RewriteRule ^(.*/)?files/(.*) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$2 [L]

    RewriteRule ^(.*/)?avatar/(.*) wp-content/avatar.php?file=$2 [L]

    RewriteRule ^(.*/)?sitemap.xml wp-content/sitemap.php [L]

    # add a trailing slash to /wp-admin

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^.*/wp-admin$

    RewriteRule ^(.+)$ $1/ [R=301,L]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d

    RewriteRule . – [L]

    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(wp-.*) $2 [L]

    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(.*.php)$ $2 [L]

    RewriteRule . index.php [L]

    AddHandler application/x-httpd-php5 .php

    <IfModule mod_security.c>

    <Files async-upload.php>

    SecFilterEngine Off

    SecFilterScanPOST Off

    </Files>

    </IfModule>

  • lalemire
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Hello Again Jack,

    Here’s the Ultimate Facebook Setting sections that I don’t know how to set:

    Permissions & Tokens

    Facebook OpenGraph

    Facebook Groups

    Facebook Comments

    Autopost to Facebook

    Although the sections have some information, there’s not enough to really know what to choose. Any help would be appreciated on setting it up properly.

    Thanks,

    Leigh Ann

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