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« on: December 27, 2016, 09:51:28 AM »

I really like your demo for BlogBox.  However, my hosting provider does not work with SiteShaper.  I have two questions:  I have uploaded and partially configured the theme , but am having some trouble selecting the right widgets for the rotating main image, the three middle panels (Forever Family, Eating Healthy, and Fashion Trends) as well as setting up the circular photo on the author in left column.  Could you provide this information to me here or in an email?  My next question, I have about 20 blog entries in the format of a long word documents.  What is the best way to import them?  My site URL is:
Thanks in advance for your help.
Tristan Rineer
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2016, 03:46:13 PM »

If content is missing, it's most likely that the file that installs the demo content got corrupted when you uploaded it.  The easiest way to fix it is to delete the "Sample Data Injector" plugin, then re-install it by extracting the "/wp-content/plugins/shaper_{theme_name}.php" file from the shaper, putting it into a .zip file, and using the WP plugin installer to re-install it from that new file.  Once the plugin is re-installed, activate it once to reset the site to a default shaper install; when you activate it, you'll need to make sure you wait for the page to completely finish loading before you navigate away so you don't interrupt the database dump, which would prevent the sample data from being added and cause the same problem again.

For future reference: When uploading the shaper for a new site, make sure you have your FTP client set to use "Binary Mode" for transfers; any other option can cause file corruption for PHP files, which is usually what prevents the sample data from being installed correctly.

Regarding importing Word documents into WP, a quick Google search for "import doc to wordpress" came up with this as the first result:

I'm not sure how relevant that is, considering how old, but the general process is likely to be similar.
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