How to Hide Post Dates in a WordPress Thesis

1. Log into your WordPress Admin account and click 'Thesis' in the left navigation.
2. Select 'Design Options' under the Thesis heading in the left navigation.

3. Find 'Bylines' in the Design Options section and expand the menu by clicking on the plus icon.
4. Make sure 'Show published-on date in page byline' is not checked. If it is checked, uncheck it.
5. Click 'Big Ass Save Button' and always check your blog to confirm the changes have been applied.

How to Clean Out WordPress on Filezilla

1. Enter the URL for FTP access to your website along with your user name and password. If you have forgotten these, contact your hosting provider to get them.
2. Click the 'Quickconnect' button to connect to your site.

3. Double-click on the folders in the 'Remote Site' field in FileZilla to navigate through the files on your site and find where you installed WordPress.
4. Click on a WordPress file or folder to highlight it. Press 'Delete' to remove the file or folder. To remove WordPress completely, delete the main WordPress folder.

How to Use Wordpress to Control Subdomains

1. Open your FTP software and go to your WordPress installation. Right-click 'wp-config.php' on your server and click 'Edit.' This process may be slightly different depending on the FTP software you're using, but you just need to open up the 'wp-config.php' file for editing.
2. Type 'define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);' in the line above the comment that says '/* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */.'

3. Go to your WordPress blog and log in. Click 'Administration.' Click 'Tools' and 'Network.'
4. Select 'sub-domains.' Provide the base address for your WordPress network. Add a title to the network, as well as a network email address. Click 'Install.'
5. Go back to your FTP program. Double-click 'wp-content.' Right-click an empty space in this folder and create a new directory named 'blogs.dir.' Open 'wp-config.php' again. Paste the data in the second field above the stop editing comment in this file. Add the data from the second field on this screen to the wp-config.php file. Save the files.
6. Navigate to the base directory of your WordPress installation. Open the '.htaccess' file and paste the information from the third field into this file. Save the file. Log out and back in to your WordPress installation.
7. Click 'Super Admin' and 'Sites.' Enter the subdomain address, name and email. Click 'Add Site' to add the subdomain to your WordPress installation.

How to Fix WordPress Comments in IE8

1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard by launching a web browser and typing your website domain name, followed by '/wp-admin/', into the address bar. Press the 'ENTER' key.
2. Type your WordPress username and password into the displayed text fields, then click the 'Log In' button.

3. Click the 'Editor' link under the 'Appearance' header in the menu on the left side of the dashboard page.
4. Click the 'Header (header.php)' link on the right side of the web page.
5. Click to place your mouse cursor at the top of the header.php web page, above all other lines of code, then press the 'ENTER' key to create a new line.
6. Type '
' into the new line. This code detects the Internet Explorer 8 web browser and forces it to render content in 'compatibility' mode as Internet Explorer 7.
7. Click the 'Update File' button to save the header.php file with the new code.

How to Edit Multiple Wordpress Posts

1. Open your Web browser and log in to your WordPress administration area. If you are hosting your blog on your own server, type your domain name into the address bar followed by '/wp-admin/', type your user name and password into the displayed text fields, then click the 'Log In' button. If you are hosting your blog at, type '' into the address bar, then type your user name and password into the text fields in the top left corner of the Web page. Click 'Log In.'
2. Click the 'Posts' menu on the left side of the screen.

3. Check the text boxes next to the posts that you want to edit.
4. Click to select 'Edit' from the 'Bulk Actions' drop-down menu.
5. Click the 'Apply' button to open the bulk-post-editing section.
6. Check the boxes next to the listed categories to add or remove the selected posts from that category. Type new tags in the 'Tags' field to add tags to all of the posts.
7. Click the 'Author,' 'Comments,' 'Status,' 'Pings' or 'Sticky' drop-down menus to change each available option for the selected posts.
8. Click the 'Update' button to apply and save the changes.

How to Reinstall WordPress on Go Daddy

1. Go to Go Daddy's website and log into Account Manager. There's a log-in box at the top of every page.
2. Click the 'Products' tab and go to 'Web Hosting.'

3. Find the account you want WordPress on and click 'Launch.' The Hosting Control Center opens.
4. Select 'Install Apps' and then 'WordPress.'
5. Press the 'Install Now!' button.
6. Confirm the domain name you want WordPress installed on.
7. Type in a description of your database and choose a password. Click 'Next.'
8. Enter a directory for WordPress. Leave this blank if you want WordPress to be your default landing page; otherwise type in a directory name. You create and name the directory yourself, so choose anything you want. If you used WordPress before you may have created a 'Blog' directory. Use it again if you want.
9. Click 'Next' and enter an admin name, password, email address and blog title for your new installation.
10. Select 'Finish.' It takes about 24 hours for everything to be set up. Just as before, you'll receive a confirmation email when WordPress is ready to use.

How to Post From WordPress to My Facebook Wall

1. Download WordBook from the WordPress plug-in repository. Open the FTP program. Connect to your WordPress web server. Navigate to 'wp-content/Plugins.' Drag and drop the plug-in folder here to upload it.
2. Log in to WordPress. Click 'Administration.' Click 'Plugins.'

3. Click the 'Activate' link underneath this plug-in. Click 'Options' and 'WordBook.' Adjust your settings as necessary to post to your Facebook profile.

How to Register a Sidebar in a Header in a WordPress Blog

1. Connect to your WordPress site using an FTP application.
2. Go to your WordPress theme's folder and copy the files 'function.php' and 'header.php' into your computer.

3. Open 'function.php' in Notepad and add the following code:register_sidebar(array('name' => 'Header Widget','id' => 'header-widget','before_widget' => '
','after_widget' => '
','before_title' => '
','after_title' => '
'));Save your file.
4. Open 'header.php' in Notepad and add the following code in the section of the header where you want widgets to appear:
Save your file.
5. Upload the files back in your WordPress theme folder via FTP.

How to Change WordPress Permalink Structure

1. Log into your WordPress blog.
2. Select the 'Permalinks' link from the 'Settings' submenu in the left sidebar.

3. Click the radio button beside the permalink structure you prefer, then click 'Save Changes.' If you select 'Custom Structure,' enter the variables you would like to use for your permalinks, separated by '/' to denote different directories. For instance, to configure a permalink with the year, category and post name all in different directories, enter '/%year%/tegory%/%postname%/' in the text box. A full list of variables is available at

How to Add Posts to My Pages in WordPress

1. Log in to your WordPress blog by entering your username and password into the top left-hand corner of the WordPress homepage. Click 'Log In.' If you have previously saved your password in your browser, it will log you in automatically.
2. Click 'My Blog' and choose 'New Post' from the drop-down menu. A template page for your new post will open.

3. Enter the title for the post into the blank field under 'Add New Post.'
4. Type the text of your post in the box underneath the style option toolbar. You can either type the text directly into this box or cut and paste it from another source. If you cut and paste, check that the formatting transfers correctly and edit the text as needed.
5. Click the 'Save Draft' button in the 'Publish' box to the right of the text box. This saves your work, allowing you to finish writing later and protecting you against losing your writing.
6. Click the 'Preview' button to the right of the 'Save Draft' button. Review your post and make sure it appears as you want it to.
7. Return to the post page and make any changes necessary to your post by modifying the text box. Click 'Publish' when you are ready to publish the post. The post will, by default, publish on the homepage of your WordPress blog.
8. Choose 'Dashboard' from the 'My Blog' drop-down menu to add posts to a non-homepage section of your Wordpress blog. Click on 'Pages' in the left-hand column, then click on the name of the page. Add text to the text box. Click 'Update' on the right-hand side to publish the post.

How to Add WordPress

1. Open your web browser and go to Click on the 'Download' tab in the right top corner. On the download page, click the 'Download WordPress' button on the right side of the page to download the latest version of WordPress. Click 'Ok' to confirm the download.
2. Unzip the WordPress folder by double clicking on it once it has downloaded.

3. Create a database for your new WordPress installation in the control panel of your website. Create a database user with full privileges and add this user to the database.
4. Open your FTP client. If you want to install WordPress in your site's root directory, select all of the files and folders inside the WordPress folder, and drag them from the local side of the FTP client over to the live website side of the FTP client to begin uploading the WordPress installation to your website server. If you want to have your WordPress installation in a sub-directory of your website, rename the WordPress folder to the name you want for the sub-directory and drag it from the local side to the live website side of your FTP client to begin uploading. Wait until all files have finished uploading.
5. Open your Internet browser, and enter the name of the website or sub-directory where you are installing WordPress.
6. Click 'Create a Configuration File'. On the next page, click 'Let's Go'.
7. Type the database name, database user name and database password that you created for this WordPress installation in the provided text boxes. Leave the text boxes marked 'Database Host' and 'Table Prefix' with their default text. Click 'Submit'.
8. Click 'Run the Install'.
9. Type the title you want to give your site in the 'Site Title' text box. Type your chosen username in the text box below, then type your chosen password into the two text boxes provided to confirm it. Enter your email address in the marked space. Select whether you want your site to appear in search engines by clicking the check-marked box. Click 'Install WordPress'.
10. Click 'Log In'. On the login page, enter your newly created username and password, then click 'Log In' to be taken to your new WordPress Dashboard.

How to Remove a Date From a WordPress URL

1. Open your Web browser and navigate to your WordPress dashboard at, where is the domain of your website. Enter your user name and password to continue.
2. Click 'Settings' in the bottom-left corner of the page, and then click 'Permalinks.'

3. Click a radio button under 'Common Settings' to select the permalink structure that you want to use. The common settings allow you to have WordPress use items such as the month, day, the name of the post or the post's number. Alternatively, click the 'Custom Structure' radio button and define a permalink structure of your own using tags such as '%postname%' and 'tegory%'. The full list of available permalink tags is available at
4. Click the 'Save Changes' button to begin using the new permalink settings. WordPress adjusts the permalinks for all of your existing posts automatically.

How to Eliminate a Ticker on Wordpress

1. Log in to your WordPress blog account by entering your user name and password. View the dashboard.
2. Click 'plugins' on the left column about half way down the dashboard page. Locate the ticker plugin you want to eliminate. Click the plugin.

3. Click 'uninstall' to stop the ticker from running on the blog. Remove the plugin after it is deactivated and uninstalled by going to your website's wp-content/plugins folder on the hard drive of your computer or the hosting server. Look for the file name of the plugin you deactivated and uninstalled and select the file name. Hit 'delete' to eliminate it from your web directory.

How to Make a WordPress Page Link to an External Website

1. Sign into your WordPress site and go to the 'Plugins' panel on the left side. Click 'Add New.'
2. Type 'page links to' in the search field and hit the 'Enter' key.

3. Look for the 'Page Links To' plugin, which is compatible with WordPress version 2.7 and higher, as of April 2011.
4. Click the 'Install' button to add the plugin to your WordPress site.
5. Create a new page from the 'Pages' panel or go to an existing page. If creating a new page, give the page a title and leave the body text field blank, as it will be redirecting without the visitor seeing the content.
6. Look for a meta box titled 'Page Links To' below the body field of the page or post.
7. Type in the external website address in the 'Point to this URL' input field. Select your options and save your page as normal. Click the 'Publish' button to make the page live on your site.

How to Change the Date of a Blog Post in WordPress

1. Log into your WordPress account and go to your dashboard.
2. Click on 'Manage' and select 'Posts' as an option.

3. Click 'Post Timestamp' in the sidebar.
4. Select 'Edit Timestamp.'
5. Change the date to reflect the date you want the post to have.
6. Save the post.

How to Change a Login Redirect in WordPress

1. Log into the WordPress dashboard from the wp-admin directory of your website. Hover over 'Appearance' on the left side of the screen and click 'Editor' to load the 'Edit Themes' screen.
2. Determine which file you need to open to change your login redirect. In most cases your theme will contain a login link in the comments.php template file only, unless you added a link to another template. Find the file in the list on the right side of the 'Edit Themes' screen and click its link.

3. Find the following code or code similar to it:
By default, logging in takes the user back to the main blog index or front page, depending on your WordPress settings.
4. Add a full URL path between the parentheses, or include another template tag like get_permalink() to change where the login will redirect the user. It looks like this:
This code takes the user back to the original page on which he clicked the link to log in. Click the blue 'Update File' page to save your changes.

How to Embed HTML in My WordPress Blog Pages

1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard and navigate to 'Pages.' Select the page you want to edit and click on its title to load the editing screen.
2. Click the 'HTML' tab at the top of the editing box to edit in HTML mode. You can edit the HTML code of your post and insert HTML tags using the buttons at the top of the editing box.

3. Type in the HTML code that you want to display on the page.
4. Replace the 'less than' ('
') symbols in the code you just typed with special character codes to keep the browser from rendering the code, then wrap the sample HTML code in '
' and '
' tags as shown in this example:

Hello, world!

Do not put the '
' tags on separate lines because they will cause extra blank spaces to appear on your pages.

How to Upload Files to WordPress Larger Than 2Mb

1. Access PHP Config. Log in to your cPanel account and scroll down to “Software and Services.” Next, click “PHP Configuration.”
2. Install the php.ini file. Once you are on this screen, click the button that says “Install PHP.INI Master File.”

3. Access the php.ini file. Go back to the cPanel main screen. Click “File Manager” and then “Webroot.” Find the file that says “php.ini” and select “Edit.”
4. Change the maximum file size. Once the configuration file opens, find the line that says “upload_max_filesize=” and change the file size to 300M. Also change the line that says “post_max_size=” to 300M.
5. Increase the time allowed. Find the lines that say “max_execution_time =30” and “max_input_time =60” and change them both to 120. This allows for the server to allow 120 seconds to execute, or load, scripts and parse data. This may be necessary if you are uploading large files.
6. Save the changes. Click the button that says “Save Changes.”
7. Test the settings. Log in to WordPress and try to upload a file that is greater than 2 MB but less than 100 MB. If you still receive an error message, contact your Web host.

How to Hide Empty Categories in WordPress

Install Plug-in
1. Log into your WordPress website.
2. Click 'Plugins' from the menu on the left, then click 'Add New.'

3. Type 'Category' in the search box, then press the 'Enter' key.
4. Click 'Install Now' under 'AVH Extended Categories Widgets,' then confirm the installation. WordPress will automatically install the plug-in to your blog.
5. Click the 'Activate Plugin' link to activate the plug-in on your WordPress.
Delete Old Widget
6. Click 'Appearance' in the menu on the left, then click 'Widgets' to open your widget page.
7. Click the name of the widget area that contains your current 'Category' widget.
8. Click the current 'Category' widget, then click 'Delete' to remove it from your widget sidebar.
Add New Widget
9. Click the 'AVH Extended Categories' widget box in the widget bank on the left side of the screen.
10. Drag the widget box into the widget area that previously contained the 'Category' widget. This will place it on your blog's sidebar.
11. Type a title for your new widget box in the text box.
12. Place a check in the box next to 'Hide Empty Categories' option.
13. Configure the widget with any other changes you would like to make, then click the 'Save' button. When you view your WordPress site, you will see a new categories widget that no longer displays empty categories on your sidebar.

How to Use One Wordpress Database to Populate Another

1. Log into the WordPress admin panel on the site where the database is that you want to use. In general, the WordPress admin panel is located at where '' is the actual name of your website.
2. Click 'Tools' in the left hand sidebar and then click 'Export.' WordPress will create an xml file which contains all the data from your installation including posts, pages, custom post types, custom fields and custom taxonomies. The file will download to your computer.

3. Log into the WordPress admin panel on the site you want to populate with the data.
4. Click 'Tools' and then click 'Import.'
5. Click 'WordPress' and then locate the xml file on your computer. Once uploaded, the file will populate your new WordPress site.

How to Import Blogger XML to WordPress

1. Log in to your WordPress account.
2. Click 'Import,' located in the Tools section of the Dashboard.

3. Click 'Blogger' and then follow the tool's instructions to upload the XML file from your hard drive.

How to Link External Feeds in WordPress

1. Sign in to your WordPress dashboard (usually located at
2. Click the 'Widgets' option under the 'Appearance' heading on the left side of the page.

3. Drag the 'RSS' button from the 'Available Widgets' section into one of your available sidebars on the right side of the Widgets page.
4. Enter the RSS feed, give the widget a title, check off the RSS data you'd like to display, and then click 'Save.'
5. Repeat this process for each RSS feed you'd like to add to your WordPress blog. You can add as many RSS widgets as you want.

How to Decode a WordPress Footer

1. Open the 'Appearance' menu within your WP Dashboard's left sidebar. Click the 'Editor' submenu. The 'Edit Themes' page will load within the main Dashboard panel.
2. Locate the 'Templates' listing on the right side of the Dashboard. Click 'footer.php.'

3. Scroll through the code displayed within the main Dashboard panel. You may type in changes to the code if need be. When you have completed your changes, click the blue 'Update File' button below the code. If this button is not available, you will need to change the PHP file's write permissions in order to modify the file. This is typically done directly through your web hosting account. If you do not know how to alter the write permissions, consult with your web host.Once your changes are saved, open your WP blog in a new browser tab to view the changes to your footer.

How to Create an Offline Version of Your WordPress Blog

1. Install an offline editor to create your content. Editors such as WBloggar (see Resources) work with blogging platforms like Blogger and WordPress. WordPress compiled a list of recommended text editors on its own Codex (see References). This specifies editors that work with Mac or Windows, or both.
2. Install a plug-in for your browser. Scribe Fire Blog Editor (see Resources) works as a browser plug-in to create content offline through Mozilla, Safari and Chrome. If using a browser plug-in, you will need to restart your blogger to access the editor.

3. Select a file transfer protocol so that you may upload the content you create on your own timetable. FileZilla (see Resources) works with different operating systems, including different versions of Windows, and is completely free to use like WordPress.
4. Install your FTP. The setup process allows you to set up the proper port, which usually automatically populates for you in the dialog box. Follow its instructions how to upload specific files.

How to Get Lightbox to Work in WordPress

1. Search for and download the LightBox plug-in from the plug-in directory.
2. Click 'Plugins,' then click 'Add New' in your WordPress Dashboard. Click 'Upload' and navigate for the plug-in. Select and upload it, then activate Lightbox.

3. Go to a post or page on your site and click an image. It should automatically open with the LightBox effect.

How to Build WordPress Site With Go Daddy

1. Go to the Go Daddy website. Log in to your account using the username and password fields at the top of the website.
2. Locate 'Products,' and click 'Web Hosting.'

3. Select the website you want to install WordPress on, and click 'Launch' next to its name. If you only have one hosting account, only one website will appear. Some users have multiple sites hosted, so choose the correct one. The Hosting Control Center will open.
4. Click 'Install Apps' from the Hosting Control Center.
5. Browse to 'WordPress,' and click to select it.
6. Choose 'Install Now!'
7. Confirm the domain name and click 'Next.'
8. Enter a username for the Go Daddy Community. If you've never logged into the Community, you'll need to accept the terms of service. Click 'Next.'
9. Type in a database description and password to identify your WordPress account on the server. Click 'Next.'
10. Specify the installation directory. If you want WordPress to appear automatically when a user types your website, leave the directory blank.
11. Create an Admin name and password for your blog, enter your email address and give your blog a title on the next page.
12. Click 'Finish.' Wait for your WordPress confirmation email. It may take up to 24 hours. Log in to the admin page through the link sent with the confirmation email.
13. Make changes to your blog using the WordPress dashboard. The dashboard is the landing page every time you log in to WordPress. Use a default theme or download new themes to change the appearance of your blog.

How to Set Up SSL for WordPress Administration

1. Get an SSL certificate. You can get one from a third-party provider or many hosting providers (see Resources).
2. Install the necessary documents for the SSL certificate. This process might be slightly different based on your hosting provider and your certificate provider. Documents should include a CRT file and key.

3. Download the '.htaccess' file from your WordPress installation using your FTP client software. Any FTP client software will work. If you do not have an '.htaccess' file, go to the next step.
4. Open your '.htaccess' file using your code editing program. Open a new, blank document, if you are creating an '.htaccess' file.
5. Enter the following code:redirect 301/wp-admin your WordPress installation is in a sub-folder, you will have '/YourWordPressInstallation/wp-admin' instead of just '/wp-admin.'
6. Upload your '.htaccess' file to the root directory of your website files using your FTP client software. Your WordPress Administration SSL has been set up.

How to Add a Twitter Icon to WordPress

Accessing the Twitter Icons
1. Open a Web browser and log into Twitter with your username and password. This takes you to your Twitter homepage.
2. Click the 'Resources' link on the bottom of the right column in your Twitter homepage. This takes you to a selection of 'Follow' buttons, 'Tweet' buttons, widgets and Twitter logos.

3. Select the type of Twitter icon you want for your blog.
Adding a Plain Icon or Logo
4. Click the 'Download Twitter Logos Icons' link from the Resource page to add a plain Twitter icon or logo. These are image files without any HTML code.
5. Select any of the PNG files available. Note that EPS files are also available, but these are for graphic design and are not suitable for use on a blog or website. Right-click any PNG link to download it to your computer.
6. Log into your WordPress account.
7. Click the 'Media' link in the dashboard. Then click 'Add New.' Upload the PNG file to your WordPress media library.
8. Add the image to any page or blog post by clicking the 'Add an Image' button. You can also add the icon to a WordPress column by pasting the link to your image into a Text widget. WordPress widgets are accessible from the 'Widgets' link, located in the Appearance section of your Dashboard.
Adding a Button or Widget
9. Select the type of button or widget you want from the Twitter Resources page.
10. Select the style of button or widget you would like. Then copy the HTML code to your clipboard by highlighting it and pressing 'Ctrl' and 'C' on your keyboard.
11. Log into your WordPress account.
12. Go to any page or blog entry where you want the button or widget to appear. Click the 'Edit' link. Paste the code into the blog entry or page by pressing 'Ctrl' and 'V' on your keyboard.
13. Place the Twitter button or widget on every page of your website by pasting the code into a WordPress widget. To do this, go to the 'Widgets' link in the Appearance section of your WordPress dashboard. Drag a Text widget into a column. Then click on the widget and paste the code into the widget. Click 'Save.'

How to Move Plugins Around in a WordPress Layout

1. Download the plug-in file of your choice to your hard drive. Extract the contents of the compressed file into your plug-ins folder.
2. Open your File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client that you use to upload new content to your website. Navigate to the 'wp-content' folder inside your WordPress installation. Find the 'plugins' folder and open it.

3. Transfer the plug-in files from your hard drive to the open folder in WordPress using your FTP transfer client.
4. Log in to your WordPress blog dashboard. Select 'Appearance' and then click 'Plugins.' You should see your new plug-in listed in the directory. Activate the plug-in by clicking on 'activate.' Click out of the plug-in directory and press the 'F5' key on your keyboard to refresh your dashboard controls.
5. Navigate down through the dashboard menu until you find a listing for the new plug-in. If you just installed the 'WP-Polls' plug-in, for example, you will see a control panel listed for WP-Polls. Open the control panel to configure the settings for the plug-in. Save your changes and then exit out of the folder.
6. Determine where you want the plug-in to appear on your WordPress page. If you want to place the feature in a widget sidebar, click on 'Widgets.' You should find a listing for your new plug-in under 'Available Widgets.' Drag and drop the plug-in label to the sidebar location. If you want to place the plug-in inside a main content column on your layout, click on 'Editor' instead. Find the plug-in code in the list of page codes on the right side of the Editor page. Open the coded .php file for the plug-in and copy it to your temporary clipboard.
7. Locate the PHP page template that you want to use for hosting the plug-in. Open it and edit the template to include your plug-in code. You can also program it to link directly to the plug-in code using script language references. Either way, be forewarned that this kind of editing requires knowledge of WordPress script language and PHP functions. If you do not have this experience, use the Widget method described in Step 6 to place the plug-in on a page. You can also contact the designer of your WordPress theme or members of the WordPress community through the many WordPress forums on the Web to seek advice on how to edit the base code to accommodate a plug-in.

How to Use Craigslist RSS for a WordPress Post

Install an RSS WordPress Plugin
1. Open a Web browser, and log into your WordPress website. Click 'Plugins' in the dashboard, then click 'Add New.'
2. Type 'news' to get a list of news-related plugins, or 'newspage' to find the NewsPage plugin used in this example. Many of these plugins are designed to show only the RSS feeds of other websites, like CNN, or specific topics. Look for one that allows you to select your own news feed sources.

3. Click 'Details' to learn how the plugin works. Click the 'Installation' tab to learn how to install it. Make notes if necessary. Close information window by clicking the 'X'.
4. Click 'Install Now.' This downloads the plugin to your website plugin folder.
5. Click 'Activate.'
Copy the Craigslist RSS Feed
6. Open a new browser window. Go to Craigslist and click on the page of ads you want to use as an RSS feed.
7. Scroll to the bottom of the page. There may be up to 100 ads on each page.
8. Right-click on 'RSS' on the bottom right corner of the page. Click 'Save Link As' or 'Save Target As,' depending on your Web browser. This copies the RSS feed link to your clipboard.
Configure your Plugin with the Feed
9. Click on your WordPress browser window. Click on the Plugin entry in the dashboard. In our example this is 'Newspage.'
10. Type the name you want to give to your link in the 'Name' field. Put the cursor on the 'Link URL' text field, and press 'Ctrl-V' to paste the Craigslist RSS feed. Type a topic name in the 'Topic' field.
11. Click the 'Active' menu, and select 'Active.' Rather than deleting this entry later, you can deactivate it and then activate it again according to your needs. 'Click 'Add New Record.'
12. Click on the Craigslist browser window and find another page of ads you want to use, then repeat these steps to put as many RSS feeds on a page as you like.
13. Change the order of your RSS feeds on the page by clicking 'Move Up' or 'Move Down' beside each entry.
Post the Feed on a Page or Blog
14. Go to any WordPress page or blog post where you want the RSS feed to appear. Click the 'Edit' button. Click the 'HTML' tab.
15. Type the code for the plugin into the place where you want the feed to appear. In our NewsPage example it is '[newspage].' Click 'Update.'
16. Click 'View This Page' to see your Craigslist RSS feed on the page. Hover your mouse over any entry to see the details. Click on any entry to be taken to the Craigslist ad.

How to Add Google Meta Tags to WordPress

1. Sign in to your Google Webmaster Tools account. Click on the site you want to get the meta verification tag for, and then click on 'Verify.' Click on 'Alternate Methods.'
2. Highlight and copy the meta verification tag with your mouse. It should look like this:

3. Log in to your WordPress dashboard. Click on 'Editor,' and then open the 'Header' template.
4. Paste the meta verification tag anywhere between the
5. Click on 'Update File.' Return to your Google Webmaster Tools dashboard. Click on 'Verify this Site.' Google will now verify the meta tag is in place, giving you access to your site dashboard.

How to Lock WordPress to Users Only

1. Sign into your site and click on 'Plugins' then click 'Add New.' Type 'Member Access' into the search box. Click 'Search.'
2. Click on 'Install Now' under the 'Member Access' plugin and click 'Ok.' Click on 'Activate Plugin.'

3. Click on 'Settings' then click on 'Member Access.'
4. Place a check inside every box on the options page to completely disable non-members from accessing your Wordpress site. If you'd like to allow to view posts or pages, deselect the specific feature. Select the 'Redirect' feature if you want to redirect non-members to the login page. If you would prefer to display an error page, leave the check box blank for the 'Redirect' feature. Click on 'Save Changes.'
5. Click on 'Posts' or 'Pages' if you want to make a specific piece of content accessible to everyone. Open the specific post and scroll down to the 'Member Access' section. Click on the box next to ' Ignore the default settings and make this post visible to everyone.' Click on 'Update.' The specific post or page is now visible to everyone.

How to Remove an Unordered List From a Widget in WordPress

1. Log in to WordPress from the 'wp-admin' directory and go to 'Appearance' from the Dashboard sidebar. Click 'Editor' to load the Edit Themes screen.
2. Load the 'functions.php' file from within the 'Edit Themes' screen by clicking its link listed under 'Templates.'

3. Remove the '
' and '
' tags from the sidebar registration code. Leave the quotation marks that surrounded these tags alone:if(function_exists('register_sidebar')) {register_sidebar(array('name' => 'My Sidebar','before_widget' => '','after_widget' => '','before_title' => '
','after_title' => '
',));}Make these changes to every sidebar registered in 'functions.php' and click the 'Update File' button to save each file.

How to Unblog Your Front WordPress Page

1. Log into the WordPress dashboard and navigate to 'Pages.' Click the 'Add New' button at the top of the page and then fill in the title with whatever name you want to give your home page. Add whatever content you want to the page. Click the blue 'Publish' button to create the page. Navigate back to 'Pages' and create another new page, this time calling it 'Blog.' Do not add content to the page.
2. Click the 'Settings' link in the left-hand menu and then navigate to 'Reading.' Click the radio button located next to 'A static page' to set your WordPress-based website to display a 'static' front page. Visitors to your site will see the front page first, and then they can read your blog by clicking on its link in the site menu.

3. Click on the drop-down box next to 'Front page' and select your home page by its name. Do the same for 'Posts page' but select the 'Blog' page instead. Your blog will now be accessible from the following URL: the blue 'Save Changes' button to finish.
4. Click 'Appearance' and then go to the 'Menu' sub-panel. Look in your menu for a link to your blog. If you do not see the link, click the check box next to 'Blog' under 'Pages' on the left-hand side of the menu and then click 'Add to Menu.' Drag the link to its proper place in the menu and then click 'Save Menu' to save.

How to Add a Donation Box in WordPress

1. Log-in to your PayPal account.
2. Click the 'Merchant Services' tab.

3. Click 'Donate' under the 'Create Buttons' list.
4. Fill out your desired information for the donation button, including the name of your organization and the currency accepted. You can change the visual display of the button and see a preview of it in the 'Buyer's View' window to the right.
5. Click 'Create Button.'
6. Click the 'Email' tab next to 'Website.' You need the e-mail button link because WordPress will strip the website form code when you try to enter it. Copy this link into a text document. You'll need it later.
7. Log-in to your WordPress account and open the editing window for any page or post on your blog.
8. Switch to 'HTML Editor.'
9. Create an image with the HTML 'img' tag. PayPal provides a number of official buttons that you can use for the 'src' attribute--see Resources.
10. Switch to 'Visual Editor.'
11. Click on the donation image to select it, then click on the 'link' button on your toolbar.
12. Copy and paste the link you got from PayPal into the link field, then click 'OK.'
13. Publish the changes to your post, page, or sidebar widget. Your button is ready to receive donations.

How to Embed MediaWiki in WordPress

Install Wiki Embed
1. Click 'Plugins' from the left menu in your WordPress Dashboard, then click 'Add New.'
2. Type 'wiki embed' in the search box, then press the 'Enter' key.

3. Click the 'Install Now' link under 'Wiki Embed,' then click 'OK' to confirm.
4. Click the 'Activate Plugin' link.
Embed Wiki Page
5. Click 'Posts' or 'Pages' from the menu on the left of your Dashboard. Create a new post or page, or edit an existing post or page.
6. Click the 'Wiki Embed' button next to the 'Upload/Insert' options above the text editor box. This button looks like a pair of brackets.
7. Type the URL address for the MediaWiki page you would like to embed in the 'Wiki URL' box.
8. Click the 'Insert into Page/Post' button.
9. Click the 'Publish' button to publish your post or page.
10. Click the 'View Page' or 'View Post' link to see your new page or post. You will see the content of the MediaWiki page embedded into the page or post.

How to Make a Newsletter Out of Your WordPress Blog Posts

Create a New Category
1. Log into your WordPress website using your administrator username and password. Click the arrow beside 'Posts' in the dashboard, then click 'Categories.'
2. Type a name for your newsletter, such as 'Newsletter' in the 'Name' text field under 'Add New Category.'

3. Type the name in lowercase in the 'Slug' text field. Click 'Add Category.' The new category will be added to the list on the right of the page.
4. Find the category ID for the new category by hovering your mouse over the category name in the list on the right side of the page. The status menu at the bottom of the window will show the category ID in a line beginning with your website name. The end of this line will read 'posttag_ID=123,' where '123' will be the category ID number. Make a note of this two or three digit number.
Removing the Category Widget
5. Navigate to your WordPress home page and right-click on each category in your Category widget. Select 'Open in New Tab.'
6. Click 'Widgets' in the dashboard. Then drag the 'Category' widget into the 'Inactive Widgets' section.
7. Drag a 'Text' widget into the sidebar where your Category widget used to be. Name the widget 'Categories.'
8. Click on each open tab and highlight the address in the address bar. Press 'Ctrl-C' to copy the address. Paste it in the Text widget. Then type HTML link code around the link, using the name of the category as the linked words, like this: '
9. Add all of your categories to the Text widget as above, except the new Newsletter category. Then click 'Save.'
Install the Category Excluder
10. Click 'Plugins' in the dashboard and type 'Add New.' Type 'Category Excluder' in the search field.
11. Select a plugin like 'Advanced Category Excluder,' 'Ultimate Category Excluder,' or 'ClixCorp Post Category Excluder.' Click 'Install Now,' then click 'Activate.'
12. Configure the plugin as directed by the developer to exclude the Newsletter category from archives, search, RSS Posts, RSS comments, search, robots, and all other options with the exception of 'Single Posts.' This will make any posts using this category invisible to viewers and search engines. It will only be found by you and people clicking on your newsletter.
Burn Your Newsletter Feed
13. Log into FeedBurner, or create an account to create a newsletter feed.
14. Type the name of your Newsletter in the 'Feed Title' text field. Type the RSS feed for your Newsletter category posts in the 'Feed Address' field. This should be in the following format, replacing '123' with the category ID number recorded earlier: ''
15. Click the 'Publicize' tab in FeedBurner, then click 'Email Subscriptions.' Click the 'Activate' button. Select the 'Full Text' option to post the entire post from wordpress into your email newsletter.
16. FeedBurner will provide you with the code needed to publicize your newsletter feed to any page or blog post on your website. Copy it as described.
17. Create a new page on your website describing your new newsletter, and explaining that the only way to get this content is to subscribe. Click the 'HTML' tab in the page editor, then paste the FeedBurner code into your page. Click 'Publish' to begin publicizing your new WordPress-based newsletter.

How to Remove an Author Name on WordPress Posts

1. Access your WordPress dashboard page by entering '' (replace '' with your website address).
2. Enter your WordPress login name and password and click 'Log In.'

3. Click on 'Appearance' on the left side of the dashboard to expand the selection. Click 'Editor' below it.
4. Click on 'Theme Functions (functions.php)' on the right side of the page.
5. Scroll down and locate the following line of code:
Posted on
6. Highlight '
%3$s' from the above code and delete it.
7. Click the 'Update File' button to make changes. View your WordPress blog to view the changes.

How to Embed FLV in WordPress Plugins

1. Click the Windows 'Start' button and open a Web browser on the desktop. After the Web browser loads, navigate to your WordPress blog address.
2. Click the 'Admin' link and log in with your administration username and password. Click the 'Posts' link in the left panel. A list of WordPress blog posts display. If you want to add the FLV file to an existing post, click the post to open it in the editor. If you want to create a new post, click 'New Post' to open the editor.

3. Click the 'Add Video' button. A window opens that asks for the location link and options for the FLV video file. Click 'Insert into Post' when you set up the FLV file.
4. Click 'Update Post' in the editor, if you are adding an FLV file to an existing post. The WordPress editor automatically generates the code, so the movie file embeds directly into WordPress.

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