News & Announcements

Welcome to Sanguinarius v5.

Nope, I’m not referring to the so-called v5 Virus (or other alleged viruses)  that supposedly turns people into vampires, but which is actually from a TV SERIES… Read on…

Sanguinarius has undergone a small number of not-so-small transformations.  The first incarnation of Sanguinarius was The Home Page of Sanguinarius, located on AOL (shudder) way back in 1997 (v1), before moving to Tripod and becoming Sanguinarius: The Vampire Support Page (v2).  Then it was hosted on a former real vampire resource and community site called The Coven Organization (v3). The domain was launched on June 9, 1999 (v4), and has undergone a few cosmetic and structural changes since then, but nothing really major.  By mid-to-late 2014, it was apparent that Sanguinarius needed some kind of content management system in order to grow and thrive.  After some research and experimentation (and hair-tearing-out), I decided that WordPress would be the best solution, as it didn’t HAVE to “be a blog” — and besides, if CNN and many other major and well-known websites can use WordPress and look good, so can Sanguinarius.

I’ve tried to include all the information, tips, guide, articles, FAQs and other stuff from the previous incarnation, though it may be presented in a different format or organization.  The important thing is to IMPROVE upon Sanguinarius, not detract from it.  Enough babbling; there’s work to be done (and hair to be torn out weg)!

Feel free to look around or register/login as a member so you can post, comment, provide articles or materials, and do other fun stuff (coming later). You are not required to register in order to view the information on this site, or to vote in a poll. If you do register, it is advised that you include your name (it doesn’t have to be your real name) and some sort of profile picture so I won’t delete your empty profile because I think that you’re a spambot which has managed to register. Default user role is “Subscriber”; send me a message if you wish to be promoted to “Contributor” so you can post, etc.


Site updates, new articles, tips; real vampire, otherkin, therian, donor, and community news and announcements.

  • Added Sanguinarius Community Center (1/24/2015) - Print/PDF FriendlyAdded the page for Sanguinarius Community Center in Second Life, a virtual in a virtual, 3-D world.  And as I was adding it to the navigation menu, something went wrong and I lost the whole navigation menu!  Fortunately, after much hassle, I was able to restore things from yesterday’s backup and re-add the page.  All’s well that ends well.  Check the page out, and join us in Second Life (no, it’s NOT just … Continue reading
  • Help! Save! (1/4/2015) - Print/PDF FriendlyCan you help spread the word that I need help saving   I need to raise USD $150 for yearly hosting by the end of January. — Otherwise, I don’t know what I’m going to do.  The time (not to mention bills and life) just snuck up on me before I’d managed to save anything toward hosting costs. The link is Rate: 0
  • New Theme + Sanguinarius v5 Work Complete (12/30/2014) - Print/PDF FriendlyThanks to Jarandhel Dreamsinger’s super-awesome, mad ninja theme-finding skills, we have a new theme, Mantra, which is even more suitable than the Raindrops/Boots theme I was using.  I’d even say it’s perfectly suitable! This theme also has more widget areas and also doesn’t break the video player.    You’ll probably notice that the new site looks eerily like the previous incarnation (v4).  I think I’m going to go with that, at least for a … Continue reading
  • Theme-hunting again (Pardon our dust) (12/26/2014) - Print/PDF FriendlyPlease pardon the lack of a decent WordPress theme.  The one I was using, which was almost perfectly suitable for my site, recently  got updated and it slowed the page-load time to minutes, rather than seconds.  This current theme (Twenty-Fifteen), will have to do until I can find something suitable.  I’ve got someone helping me, so that is good. I’ll be working on this today (even though I have a tummy ache). Rate: 0
  • Progress Update (12/7/2014) - Print/PDF FriendlyCompleted transferring and editing of Problems Vampires Have to the new site. Completely rethought and redid several major portions of my site and I am finally (almost) back up to where I left off before.  So…no new progress; just more efficient pages/sections…hopefully. I’ve been through hell fighting with Firefox (a formerly good browser that now sucks, but the OTHER browsers suck even more so I’m stuck with it) constantly crashing since it’s last update; … Continue reading
  • Hit some snags (12/4/2014) - Print/PDF FriendlyWork on 5.0 has temporarily stalled due to either a bug in the backend (Admin) of WordPress or limitations of the content management system itself. Scans and tests indicated it’s not a plugin conflict or virus, and the site wasn’t hacked. You’ll notice that the top Navigation Menu is messed up… It should be one row of about 5 or 6 different headings (Home, Support, Interact, Press Room, etc.) with some menu items … Continue reading
  • More Materials Added (11/26/2014) - Print/PDF FriendlyI’m folding the Parents’ Section into the rest of I don’t have enough material to create subsection(s) for parents, and I have already folded the teens/newly awakened vampires section into the site (better overall organization of information, hopefully). However, I’m not giving up on either teen or parent. In fact… I am seeking input from parents with experience dealing with vampires/vampirism, vampire parenting, etc. If you have any articles, tips, advice, or anything … Continue reading
  • Progress Continues (11/24/2014) - Print/PDF FriendlyI’ve just been doing miscellaneous stuff today, mostly searching for and testing just the right plugins and widgets I need or want to use and the arrangement and appearance of my site elements.  I’ve got the infrastructure for Problems Vampires Have in place and ready to just drop in the text once I’m finished reviewing and editing it.  Also, added a Links widget to my site footer with 5 links from each of the … Continue reading
  • Awakening Stories Done (11/14/2014) - Print/PDF FriendlyAlright! I finished the Awakening Stories section, plus figured out a way to efficiently crank out the other multi-page sections (such as Good Vampires Do, etc.). And now I’m going to finish getting ready for tomorrow’s garage sale.  Wish me good finances! Rate: 0
  • Awakening Vampire section update (11/13/2014) - Print/PDF FriendlyThe Teen/Awakening Vampires section (now being folded into the Articles Library and the Guide, Tips & Advice section) is 2/3 done.  I have transferred all the tips, advice and articles to the new site (this one). What remains to be added are the Awakening Stories; there are about 7 pages of stories, and I need to figure out how best to set this section up. However I finally decide to do it will also … Continue reading



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