This was an exciting project with a great existing client. The requirement was for a German-language version of the site I’d previously built for them. Here the power of WordPress and Thematic really came to the fore. It was a relatively painless procedure to produce a copy of the theme for the German site. Once that was done, this project involved management in equal measure alongside development. Having been involved in foreign-language website builds before, this was definitely the most painless.
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This was an unusual project, completed over a short timescale from brief to go-live. My client had previously commissioned a London agency to build the site for her based on design work previously done, but was very dissatisfied with both their service and quality of work. I then stripped the website’s assets, took a full backup of the site, compiled a list of reasons why the website provided was not fit for purpose and then re-factored the website as a child theme for Thematic on top of WordPress. I kept the best of the design and stripped away complications and unnecessary functionality to realise the design as a fluid, intuitive and attractive website that’s focussed on desired visitor outcomes, and on tracking those.
Having paid for wp-newsletter, I’ve just spent three hours trying to get it to activate from the WordPress admin panel. When I first tried, I simply got a 404 error page and a Microsoft Windows (I’m on Vista 32bit Ultimate using Wampserver 2.0i) notification that Apache had crashed with the following details:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: httpd.exe
Application Version: 126.96.36.199
Application Timestamp: 493f5d44
Fault Module Name: php_mysql.dll
Fault Module Version: 188.8.131.52
Fault Module Timestamp: 4a492311
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00004a2a
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: c7db
Additional Information 2: ae42b9a901477bc30e02003a5e74faf8
Additional Information 3: d49a
Additional Information 4: 762910875005615186a3604064d40157
I tried everything I could find. I set the max memory limit to half a GB. I went to the latest versions of Apache, PHP and MySQL through the wampserver menu. I tried installing the new ‘unofficial’ wampserver release. Nothing worked and in the end I’ve simply had to go back to the official wampserver and I’ll find a different newsletter plugin.
Anyone else having this problem? Any chance anyone has a fix?