I literally copied and pasted a thread I recently started in my type forum, because I'm pretty sure that INTP + INTJ = Every Nerd on Earth. And I need a nerd---not just any ole' one, a serious one. I need someone who will be able to help me get my website back online.
Before you read the quote I pasted below, I would like to stress that while I'm obviously comfortable with computers, and with managing my website in general, my skills are not even remotely at a "help-desk" level (not by any means). So please be patient with the way I describe the problem I'm having. Thing is, I am highly logical and info-resourceful, which is sufficient to build a CMS site, and basically keep it running smoothly. However, some stuff I just donno enough about, and I can't effectively troubleshoot on my own.
In other words, go easy on me! If you suspect I might be an amateur, I am! I know I am! That's why I need an expert, see?
I am a desperate girl. Lady. Person. Individual.
Whatever I am, I'm desperate.
I need help getting my website back up, and live. I would never exploit these forums for IT assistance, if I weren't at the end of my rope. I've already spent $100 and several days, simply transferring data from my old site, to the newest version of Joomla!. It involved SQL queries, and creating missing columns, tables, etc. in my DB. Finally, the site desisted from spitting up fatal errors, and all is basically as it should be. Except for one thing. I cannot figure out how to match my file permissions for both the ftp client (Joomla!), and my DB (SQL/ Linux).
Anybody...if you know what I'm talking about, please help me. Specifically, I apparently lack permission to alter /tmp files, which limits my ability to install any Joomla! extensions. And I really can't live without a third party media manager, or WYSWING editor.
If you happen to be familiar with the Joomla! CMS, great. If you understand SQL/ Linux (and file permissions in general) AWESOME. I admit, my knowledge about SQL and Linux are limited....donno what a WAMP is, or Unix, or Apache. Usually, I don't have to get so down and dirty, altering root files and their configurations. Also, if you think I should try posting this thread on another type's forum, let me know. INTJ, maybe? I donno who the real MBTI turbo-nerds are, but since I'm one, I assume some of you are, too.