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Development / Re: help needed with website development (SOLVED)
« on: October 09, 2015, 03:02:14 am »
Thanks Mark,
You are entirely correct.
In the 'Dashboard' I have a notification that I need to update Wordpress and I need to update the 'Akismet' plugin.
I will ignore these messages for now and continue with the book. I just want to play around and get a feel for the process.
Thanks again for some invaluable help.

take care
Don W
EDIT First thing I try in Dashboard and it comes up again with the ' Please enter your FTP credentials to proceed'
This time I am trying to load a theme and I just get the same response as the last problem. I have checked out some forums and I may have a problem of my own making. When I created the database to load Wordpress I used root as my user name  :-[ I hoped to change it later but it didn't let me, in some circumstances 'root' creates a problem. I will dig further and see what I can find.
I have the information from but haven't worked out how to use it yet.

Development / Re: help needed with website development (SOLVED)
« on: October 08, 2015, 03:51:01 pm »
I am sorry about this Mark, but I hit trouble almost immediately.
I am sure I must have a note of the information needed but can't find it.
I have been looking round and everything is ok as per the book.
The first thing to do is update the Wordpress version and it asks a couple of questions, the first one being
hostname ?   'To perform the requested action, Wordpress needs to access your Web server. Please enter your FTP credentials to proceed. If you do not remember you credentials, you should contact your web host.'
I thought I was using 'localhost' but it seems I am not. ? What next ? I really am sorry about all this work I am creating for you, can you help (again)

take care
Don W

Development / Re: help needed with website development
« on: October 08, 2015, 12:23:51 pm »
Thanks again Mark,
I have installed the various assets needed to run my website on this computer and it all seems to be working (so far).
I may have a look at SMF Simple Machines for advice on setting up a members forum.
I will mark this solved as you have effectively installed the website I needed, I will now try and set up the theme etc. that I want.
I may be back with some questions as the site develops but I reckon Wordpress has a pretty good helpline and any problems will be caused by me pressing the wrong key.

take care
Don W

Development / Re: help needed with website development
« on: October 08, 2015, 09:03:18 am »
Hi Mark,
I am seriously considering giving up this project and using the standard Wordpress setup. ie. using and buying the site name and setting it up on there.
I went back to page 5 of taskell and entered the details that were asked for in the config file sheet,(the bit you sorted for me last night), but when I press continue, it says I will have to create the wp-config.php file manually, When I enter /var/www/ the file wp-config-sample doesn't allow me to change anything. I don't have owners permission ? When I try to write a new doc I don't have permissions for that either, it is very frustrating after reading through these tutorials and thinking how simple it was.
Should I continue with this ? I feel very frustrated at the moment and leaving it for a while may help, I have a week in Blackpool next week maybe a restart after that will help ?

take care
Don W

Development / Re: help needed with website development
« on: October 07, 2015, 04:32:28 pm »
Thanks Mark,
That has opened the page I wanted.
I can continue this in the morning.

take care
Don W

Development / Re: help needed with website development (SOLVED)
« on: October 07, 2015, 03:32:32 pm »
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  don@ldwatson ~ $ ls /var/www/wordpress
index.php    wp-activate.php     wp-comments-post.php  wp-cron.php        wp-load.php   wp-settings.php   xmlrpc.php
license.txt  wp-admin            wp-config-sample.php  wp-includes        wp-login.php  wp-signup.php
readme.html  wp-blog-header.php  wp-content            wp-links-opml.php  wp-mail.php   wp-trackback.php
don@ldwatson ~ $   

Is this it ?
I have removed the SOLVED from the header as it looks likely to be a long process  :-\

Development / Re: help needed with website development (SOLVED)
« on: October 07, 2015, 02:03:51 pm »
Sorry about that  :-[

Development / Re: help needed with website development (SOLVED)
« on: October 07, 2015, 01:40:51 pm »
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don@ldwatson ~ $ ls /var/www
html       license.txt  wordpress-4.3.1.tar.gz  wp-blog-header.php    wp-content   wp-links-opml.php  wp-mail.php      wp-trackback.php
index.php  readme.html  wp-activate.php         wp-comments-post.php  wp-cron.php  wp-load.php        wp-settings.php  xmlrpc.php
info.php   wordpress    wp-admin                wp-config-sample.php  wp-includes  wp-login.php       wp-signup.php
don@ldwatson ~ $
Is this ok ?

Development / Re: help needed with website development (SOLVED)
« on: October 07, 2015, 11:22:12 am »
I am sorry Mark, :-[
I have completed so much of that tutorial with some success, but it is a lot of to-ing and fro-ing to get the results that the chap seems to achieve with no bother.
I have now reached Part/page 5 and can't find my way forward.
' Open a browser and navigate to “http://localhost/wordpress“, you can now see the first page of wordpress installation. '
When I carry out this action I get a ' 404 Error Not Found. The requested URL /wordpress was not found on this server '.
I don't know where to go next ?

take care
Don W

Development / Re: help needed with website development
« on: October 07, 2015, 02:12:36 am »
Thanks for that Mark,
I am in no hurry to get this up and running.
The present site is running on Joomla and it is a bit dated. I don't think it has been updated for a while.
I was hoping to play with wordpress on my own computer to gain some experience, If I gain enough proficiency in this I will then create a site using a new domain name and hosted on someone else's server.

take care
Don W
PS I will now pop back to the UK and start to create  ;)

Development / help needed with website development (SOLVED)
« on: October 06, 2015, 03:04:04 pm »
Hi All,
Can I ask here for some help on making a website for my local woodworking club.
Can I ask what is needed to create a site on my computer and what I need to install, I have had a look at Wordpress and even bought a book on building a website but the author doesn't use the free .com site and uses the fee paid .org site. I will take a while to get this together and don't want to start paying fees if I can run it on my computer.
Can anyone tell me what I need to get this project running/ if I can get this project running. ?
Machine Specs
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00 GB  Peppermint 6 64 bit   500 GB HD  496 GB Ext 4  4.0 GB Swap Partition  4.0 Extended Partition   1.1 Mb Free Space

take care
Don W

Software & Applications / Re: Libre Office and Libre Office 5
« on: August 17, 2015, 11:28:58 am »
@ scifidude79, That worked great thanks, I forgot about 'Reload' your sources
@ AndyinMokum, Sorry about that I will remember next time  :-[
Thanks guys

Software & Applications / Libre Office and Libre Office 5 (Solved)
« on: August 17, 2015, 03:47:09 am »
I have office and office 5 installed,  :o  how do I get rid of office 5 .
Thanks for looking
I have this if it helps

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jack@jack ~ $ inxi -F
System:    Host: jack Kernel: 3.16.0-45-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Six
Machine:   System: TOSHIBA product: Satellite L350 version: PSLD8E-06Y008EN
           Mobo: TOSHIBA model: Portable PC Bios: INSYDE version: 1.80 date: 03/20/2009
CPU:       Dual core Intel Pentium Dual CPU T3400 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1000.00 MHz 2: 1000.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller
           X.Org: 1.16.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1440x900@59.9hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel GM45 Express GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.3.2
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: k3.16.0-45-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver: r8169
           IF: eth2 state: down mac: 00:1e:33:bf:54:64
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath5k
           IF: wlan2 state: up mac: 00:24:d2:8b:6b:09
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (3.9% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MK1652GS size: 160.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 59G used: 5.8G (11%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 2.01GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 70.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 146 Uptime: 20 min Memory: 393.1/1871.8MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17
jack@jack ~ $

Announcements / Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
« on: June 02, 2015, 08:02:37 am »
Hi Mark,
Can I follow (loosely) the tutorial you gave for Pep 5 ?

Announcements / Re: Peppermint Six is now live - Let the fun begin.
« on: June 02, 2015, 03:28:19 am »
Should I use the Direct Download or would I be better waiting for the Torrent  :-\

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