I’ve been researching my family history for more than 20 years although my research tends to happen in fits and starts so posting here may be rather sporadic.
I’m particularly keen to set the family history in a local context, hence the section on places, although this is more time consuming so may not happen for all areas very quickly.
Creating a family history website
I integrated WordPress and TNG by following the very helpful TNG wiki. If you follow it step-by-step, it’s not as daunting as it may first appear! Do pay particular attention to the section on permalinks – my site looked very messed up and I realised after going back through the wiki step-by-step that the reason was I had permalinks set to “post name” and not one of the preferred options. Changing this to one of the recommended permalinks made the site work immediately.
I also had problems with the table of surnames not displaying properly (the first cell was too small to display the contents). The solution to this was to edit the main.css file within the WordPress theme folder and change the table-layout to auto rather than fixed.
Final tip is that if you get an error message about being unable to open a file (fopen [path]: failed to open stream…) the solution is to check in TNG admin General Settings > Paths and Folders and check the root URL.
I’m no expert in this field but am happy to answer any questions about setting up a family history website if I can, as I’ve had a family history site for over 15 years. Feel free to get in touch.