How to Place JavaScript Into WordPress Pages

1. Log on to your WordPress blog.
2. Click on 'Appearance' and 'Editor.'

3. Select 'Header' from the list of templates on the right.
4. Add your JavaScript code using the online editor. The 'Header' template is the template where you add JavaScript required in the
section of an HTML page. If the JavaScript code is contained in an external JavaScript file, you can use the following code:

Replace 'myjavascript.js' with the URL of your external JavaScript file.
5. Click on 'Update File.'
6. Select the 'Page' template on the right.
7. Type in the additional JavaScript code needed in the body of the 'Page' template. If you need to call a JavaScript function from the code set up in the header section, use the following syntax:

8. Click on 'Update File' to save your changes.

How to Choose a WordPress Business Theme

1. Log in to the WordPress admin area or control panel as the website administrator.
2. Click 'Themes' below 'Appearance' on the left side of the WordPress control panel page that opens.

3. Type 'Business' in the search box below 'Browse Themes' and click 'Search.'
4. Click the 'Activate' option below the business theme that you want to use on your website. To preview a theme, click the 'Preview' option below the business theme. If you want a premium theme, skip to the next step.
5. Click 'Premium' below the business theme.
6. Choose 'Credit Card' option as your payment method, type your card number and your address (required for the purchase) and click 'Purchase Premium Theme.' Click the 'Activate' option that appears after you have purchased the theme. To pay by PayPal, skip to next step.
7. Select the 'PayPal Express' option, click 'Confirm via PayPal' and make the payment. Click 'Activate' after you have successfully paid and purchased the theme.

How to Use Google's AdSense With WordPress

1. Log into your Web hosting account. Install the WordPress package in the root directory of your domain, such as or wherever you wish to install your WordPress blog. Follow the instructions of your Web hosting provider. When you install WordPress, note your administrator user name and password.
2. Log into your Google AdSense account. Click 'My ads' on the menu and then click 'Get code' under the name of the ad unit you want to use. Click the code, right-click and select 'Copy.'

3. Sign into your WordPress account using your administrator user name and password.
4. Look on the left navigation bar in WordPress. Click the drop-down arrow next to 'Appearance.' Click 'Widgets.'
5. Click the sidebar where you want to insert the AdSense ad. For example, click 'Sidebar 1.'
6. Look in the 'Available Widgets' area. Click and drag 'Text' over to the sidebar. When the dotted outline of a rectangle appears, drop the text widget.
7. Drag the widget up or down to position it where you want the AdSense ad. If there are other widgets in the sidebar, as there usually are, you will probably want to move the newly added widget to where you expect it to get clicks without disturbing user experience.
8. Click the drop-down arrow next to the 'Text' label. Enter a label for the widget, such as 'Advertisement.'
9. Right-click the main input box. Click 'Paste' to transfer the AdSense code into the widget.
10. Click 'Save.' Click 'Close.'
11. Click the name of your WordPress site on the top left of the page to view your blog. It may take a few minutes before Google generates ads for the unit.
Single Post
12. Click the drop-down arrow next to 'Appearance' and then click 'Editor' to open the 'Edit Themes' page.
13. Click 'Single Post' on the list of PHP files on the right.
14. Scroll down the code area to find the following line, or similar:
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'); ?>
15. Right-click and hit 'Ctrl' and 'V' to paste the AdSense code below the above line. This will place the ad immediately below the WordPress post content. You can also add formatting such as '
' to align the ad as you like.
16. Click 'Update File' to save the changes.
17. Click the name of your site on the top left of the page. Click a post title to see how the AdSense ad appears on a single post.

How to Change WordPress From Strict to Transitional

1. Open the 'Appearance' menu on the left side of the WordPress dashboard, and then click 'Editor.'
2. Confirm that the pull-down menu next to 'Select theme to edit' displays your current WordPress theme. If it does not, select the theme and click the 'Select' button.

3. Click the 'Header' link under 'Templates.'
4. Locate the code '
' or '
' in the header, and change it to '
.' It may be helpful to copy and paste the code from this article to avoid a typing error.
5. Click the 'Update File' button at the bottom of the page.

How to Automatically Link WordPress Articles

1. Log in to the WordPress dashboard from your wp-admin directory. Navigate to 'Editor' from 'Appearance' in the left-hand menu. Find the link to your single.php file under the 'Templates' heading on the 'Edit Themes' screen and click that to open the file.
2. Locate the end of the WordPress post loop, which looks like this:

3. Split the 'endwhile' and 'else' statements in to two separate lines:

4. Place your post navigation links between the 'endwhile' and 'else' statements. Here is the code:

5. Wrap the post navigation links in div tags so you can style them later. Add an ID name to each. Here is the code:

6. Format the post navigation links by adding parameters to the functions:
The first parameter controls the link's format; in this case, the text is a left-arrow quotation mark (double arrow) and specifies that the text is a link. Change '%title' -- this code outputs the title of the previous or next post -- to 'Go Back' or 'Last Post' if you like. Set the next parameter to 'true' instead of 'false' if you want to keep the links confined to the current post's category. You can add a number between the empty pair of single quotes to exclude one or more categories.
7. Save your changes by clicking the blue 'Update File' button. Copy and paste the post navigation codes and add them to any other single view template file, such as single-post_type.php.
8. Open the style.css file from the bottom of the right-hand side of the 'Edit Themes' screen. Add this code to the bottom of the file:#previous-post {float: left;}#next-post {float: right;}This CSS code puts the links on either side of the post pages, where your visitors will expect to find them. Update the file to save your changes.

How to Find a WordPress Post ID

Find the ID in the Dashboard
1. Log into the WordPress dashboard by visiting this page: in your user name and password, if prompted, and then press 'Enter' to log in. The dashboard is the control panel for your WordPress website.
2. Click 'Posts' in the left-hand menu and then click the post you want to check. Look at the address bar of your browser. The address contains a URL for 'post.php' plus a question mark and 'post=' with a number following that. The number is the ID for that post. While you can change the post title or the 'slug,' the ID always remains the same.

3. Click 'Pages' in the left-hand menu and then click the title of a page. Look at the address bar again. Like with posts, pages also get post ID numbers. In the case of IDs, WordPress treats pages and posts the same way.
Find the ID Programmatically
4. Navigate to the folder of your current WordPress theme and open any template files you wish to edit using a code editor like Notepad , jEdit or BBEdit. You can also edit from the dashboard by navigating to 'Appearance' and then 'Editor.' Files are listed on the far-right side.
5. Use the get_the_ID() function to find the ID of a post or page. This function returns the ID without displaying it on a Web page; use the_ID() to display the post ID as content on the post or page. Assign the ID to a variable so you can pass it to other functions. Here is an example:$post_id = get_the_ID();
6. Get the post ID by its title using a MySQL query. This is more complicated because WordPress does not offer a template tag function to do all the technical work for you. Here is some sample code:
get_var('SELECT ID FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_title = '' . $title . ''');?>The above code sets a variable to 'Sample Post' that is then passed into a MySQL query. The query itself is saved to the 'titleid' variable. You can then pass that variable somewhere else in the code or output it using '

How to Insert a Map Into WordPress

1. Navigate your browser to Google Maps (see Resources).
2. Enter the street address or geographic information and click 'Search Maps.'

3. Link the map. Click the 'Link' option in the top right portion of the navigation bar, just above the 'Terrain' function.
4. Place the mouse cursor in the second text box that appears, titled Past HTML to embed in website; the code will begin with '
5. Launch WordPress, then to go 'Posts,' 'Add New or Page' and 'Add New.' Paste the code directly into the editor. Click 'Save Draft,' then 'Update' or 'Publish.'

How to Install FeedBurner for WordPress

1. Navigate to If you have not added Feedburner to your Google account yet, follow the instructions to do so and view the 'My Feeds' page.
2. Click the text field under 'Burn a feed right this instant'. Type the address of your website, followed by a forward slash and the word 'feed' such as '' Click the 'Next' button. This brings you to a page titled 'Welcome'.

3. Type the title and address that you would like to use for your feed, or click 'Next' to use the default settings.This generates a Feedburner feed for your website.
4. Click the 'Skip directly to feed management' link at the bottom of the page.
5. Select the 'Publicize' tab at the top of the page.
6. Click 'Chicklet Chooser' on the left side.
7. Click the radio button next to the graphic that you prefer. This is the graphic that your readers will click to subscribe to your feed.
8. Use the mouse pointer to highlight the contents of the 'Copy the HTML below' box at the bottom of the page. Right-click the selected text, and then click 'Copy'.
9. Open a new browser window or tab, and navigate to the dashboard section of your WordPress website. Expand the 'Appearance' menu on the left side of the page, and then click 'Widgets'.
10. Drag and drop the 'Text' box from the middle of the window to the sidebar area on the right side. The widget expands and displays two fields.
11. Click the 'Title' field at the top of the widget, and type a title such as 'Feedburner' or 'Subscribe to our feed'.
12. Right-click the large field at the bottom of the widget, and then click 'Paste' to paste the HTML code for your Feedburner button.
13. Click 'Save'.

How to Add Clickable Logos in WordPress

1. Sign in to your website's WordPress admin panel and click on 'Appearance.'
2. Click on 'Editor' then 'Header.php.' Right-click on the contents of the header file. Click 'Select All.' Right-click and click 'Copy.'

3. Open Notepad or another word processing program. Paste the clipboard contents from the 'Header.php' file into the document. Save it as a backup.
4. Examine the 'Header.php' file in your admin panel closely. Look for a line of code that begins with '
.' Between the tags you'll see the script to deliver the clickable site title. It reads '
' followed by 'Name,' although the exact function code depends on your theme.
5. Replace the entire line of code with the following line of code:
. Replace 'yourimage' with the URL of your site logo; leave the quotation marks around the URL. If you haven't uploaded the logo yet, click on 'Media' then 'Add New.' Once uploaded, you'll see the image URL path.
6. Click on 'Update' to save the changes to the 'Header.php' file. Visit your website and make sure the logo is visible and clickable.

How to Add a Wordpress Blog to a Static Site

1. Check to make sure your domain hosting company offers MySQL database service, preferably with MySQL version 5. A MySQL database is necessary to operate a WordPress blog. Create a database with a logical name like 'myblog.' You don't have to do anything else, as MySQL and WordPress together will handle all the technical management. Just note the Account Log In information carefully, including Database Account, User Name, Database Server Location and Password. Wait for confirmation from your hosting company that the database is active before continuing. The content you add to your blog, in the form of posts and articles, will be stored in this database automatically. WordPress then 'pulls' the content from the database and displays it on the blog pages.
2. Open your server folders using an FTP program. Create a new blog folder as a sub-domain of your website labeled '/blog.' By doing so you are giving the new WordPress page the URL identity of

3. Download the latest version of the WordPress core program, available from file will be compressed when it arrives in your download folder. Extract the file contents to your hard drive to a folder clearly labeled 'WordPress.' Keep this core file in case you need to reinstall WordPress.
4. Open the /blog folder on your server using an FTP program. Copy the entire contents of the unzipped WordPress file on your hard drive into this server folder. Make sure you are loading to the '' sub-folder location, not to the root directory of your static website.
5. Click on the file 'config-sample.php' on your hard drive inside the WordPress core files, and open the file for editing using WordPad or Notepad. Change the 'sample' configurations to the configurations provided by your MySQL database when you first created it, the Database Name, User Name, Server assignment, and Password. Save the file with the name 'config.php,' and then load it over to your WordPress blog site.
6. Open your Browser and navigate to this address: The WordPress setup page will appear. Fill in the information required, being sure to specify that the 'home' page for the blog should be this location (http:/ and not your website root directory. Register an active email address that you can access immediately. Save the information, and exit the installation module.
7. Test the installation by navigating to the blog page by entering this URL: '' You should see the WordPress blog page on your site, in its 'infant' form, usually the default WordPress theme template.
8. Log in to your WordPress dashboard by clicking on the 'Log In' link on the page. Enter your default account name ('admin') and the password provided to you by WordPress in an email soon after you complete Step 7. Once inside the dashboard, you can change settings, change to another theme and begin to add content to your WordPress site.
9. Insert links to your new blog site on other pages of your static website. Link the blog to the static site with the URL Visitors to your static site will be able to visit the blog through this link. Conversely, create a link inside the blog site that will return visitors to your static site's homepage.

How to Remove Phoenix Exploit From Your WordPress Install

1. Log in to your WordPress blog.
2. Click 'Administration.' Click 'Users.' Click 'All Users.'

3. Look through the Users list for administrator level accounts which you did not create. Check these accounts and select 'Delete' from the bulk actions list. Choose 'Delete all posts and links.'
4. Click 'Appearance' and 'Editor' to access the theme editor. Look through your theme files for links to sites that you never put on your site. Likely places for the malicious code would be your header.php or your footer.php files, as these files are pulled and displayed on every page of your site. Delete the code and save your changes.
5. Click 'Tools.' Click 'Update.' Click 'Update Automatically' to update your WordPress installation to the most recent version.

How to Access WordPress on HostGator

1. Log in to your HostGator CPanel account using your username and password. Navigate to the 'Software/Services' section of CPanel by scrolling down and clicking the 'QuickInstall' link, which is located directly under the section header.
2. Click on the 'WordPress' link under the 'Blog Software' menu on the left side of the screen. Press the 'Continue' button to the right of the 'Blog Software' menu.

3. Enter the required information into the boxes under the 'Install WordPress' menu. Click the 'Install Now!' button to continue installing WordPress.
4. Access the inbox of the email address you entered into the 'Admin email' field under the 'Install WordPress' menu. Select and copy the automated password provided for you in the email.
5. Type '' into your browser's address bar (without the quotation marks). Replace the '' section of the URL with your website's actual domain. Replace the 'blog_subfolder' section of the URL with the name of the folder you installed WordPress into from the previous 'Install WordPress' menu. For example, the URL in the address bar would be '' Press 'Enter' to go to the WordPress login panel.
6. Enter 'admin' (without quotations) into the 'Username' field. Paste the automated password into the 'password' field, and then click the 'Log In' button to access your blog.

How to Get Vietnamese in WordPress

Installing Vietamese Version of Wordpress
1. Go to the Vietnamese version of Wordpress,
2. Download the Vietnamese version of Wordpress by clicking on the red download button, which reads 'T?i WordPress 3.0 v?.'

3. Unzip Wordpress. Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to 'wp-config.php'. Edit the file with a text editing program to fill in your server details, which are given on the Wordpress Codex's 'Editing wp-config.php' help file.
4. Upload the Wordpress directory to your web server.
5. Access 'wp-admin/install.php' installed in your directory to install Wordpress.
Installing a Language Plugin
6. Download the plugin from the plugin's website, and unzip the files. Upload them into the /wp-content/plugins directory.
7. Log into your wp-admin page. From the control panel, click 'Plugins' to view your uploaded plugins.
8. Find the language plugin you installed, then click 'Activate' to activate it.
9. Click 'Settings' or 'Preferences' to set up your language settings.
10. Enable or Disable languages from the settings panel.

How to Add AdSense to a WordPress Theme

Install Advertising Manager
1. Navigate to your WordPress blog and log in to your administrative panel.
2. Click 'Plugins' and then click 'Add New.'

3. Type 'Advertising Manager' into the search box and click 'Search Plugins.'
4. Click 'Install Now' to install the Advertising Manager plug-in.
5. Click 'Activate Plugin' to enable Advertising Manager and begin using it to add AdSense code to your WordPress theme.
Import AdSense Code
6. Click the 'Ads' button that now appears in your WordPress administrative sidebar. You will be presented with an input box that you can use to add Google AdSense code.
7. Navigate to Google AdSense in a new tab or window and log in to your account.
8. Copy the AdSense code for an existing advertisement or create a new one if needed.
9. Paste the Google AdSense code into the Advertising Manager input box and then click 'Import' to add the AdSense advertisement to your WordPress administrative panel.
10. Title your advertisement and adjust any other settings related to the ad and then click 'Save.'
Add AdSense Ads to Theme
11. Click 'Appearance' and then 'Editor' in your WordPress administrative panel to edit your theme.
12. Select the theme element where you would like to add the AdSense advertisements.
13. Type '[ad#name]' replacing 'name' with the name of your AdSense ad in the position of the WordPress theme element where you want the advertisement to appear.
14. Click 'Appearance' and then 'Widgets' to add a simple advertising widget to your WordPress theme sidebar.
15. Drag the 'Advertisement' widget to the position on your sidebar where you would like the advertisement to appear and then select the ad that you'd like to display.

How to Use PHP in WordPress Editor

1. Log in to your WordPress blog.
2. Click on 'Appearance' and then 'Editor.'

3. Select the template you wish to edit from the list on the right.
4. Add your PHP code using the online editor by enclosing the PHP code in between '
.' For example:

5. Save your changes by clicking on the 'Update File' button.

How to Do a Complete Uninstall of Wordpress From Hostgator

1. Log into your 'cPanel' on your 'Hostgator' account through the website that you are going to uninstall 'Wordpress' from. This can be done by typing in your domain name with a '/cpanel' a the end and substituting your website address for the domain. Type in your login, password and press 'OK.' This will bring you into the 'cPanel' which is used to manage the contents of the website.
2. Scroll down on the page until you see a symbol labeled 'Fantastico' and click on it with the left mouse button. You will now launch the script manager which is used by 'Hostgator' to install and uninstall various programs and plug-ins such as 'Wordpress.' To the left of the screen, 'Fantastico' will display the list of programs which has been installed on the hosting account. There is a 'remove' link located next to each of the programs.

3. Click the 'remove' link next to 'Wordpress' in order to completely uninstall it from 'Hostgator.' This process will take a few minutes, wait until it is completed before doing anything else on the computer. Once it is done, exit out of the cPanel and log into your website to check whether the website or blog is still visible. On certain occasions, the uninstaller will miss several files that will need to be uninstalled manually. This can only be done by the staff of 'Hostgator' which can be contacted via phone, email or instant messenger.

How to Use WordPress Mobile Edition

1. Download and unzip the WordPress Mobile Edition from the Crowd Favorite website.
2. Launch your FTP client and log into the server that hosts your WordPress site by entering your username, password and the FTP address.

3. Navigate to the 'plugins' directory within your WordPress installation. Drag and drop the file 'wp-mobile.php' into this folder.
4. Navigate to the 'themes' folder in your WordPress installation and drag and drop the 'carrington-mobile' folder into this directory.
5. Log into your WordPress dashboard with your Web browser. Click 'Plugins' from the Plugins menu section and scroll to 'WordPress Mobile Edition' in the list of all plugins. Click 'Activate' to turn on the plugin.

How to Make a WordPress for Facebook

1. Visit the WordPress blog post you want to post to your Facebook news feed. Drag your mouse over the URL, then right-click and choose 'Copy.'
2. Sign on to Facebook and click the 'Link' button at the top of the news feed. Right-click and select 'Paste,' then click 'Attach.'

3. Click the post title or description to unlock either or both so you can edit them if necessary. Use the left and right arrows beneath the thumbnail to change the thumbnail that appears. Optionally, type in a text status update into the blank field above the link and click 'Share' to post the blog post to the Facebook new feed.

How to Access Login to WordPress on your Web Server

1. Login to your Web server.
2. Navigate to your Web site's CPanel or locate the phpMyAdmin and login.

3. Check the box next to 'Databases.'
4. Next check the box next to WordPress in your database.
5. You will then be taken to your WordPress database.
6. You are now logged in to WordPress.

How to Embed Tweet Box With WordPress Plug

Twitter Tools
1. Navigate to your WordPress blog and sign in to your account.
2. Select 'Add New' from the 'Plugins' section of the left sidebar.

3. Type 'Twitter Tools' in the search box and click 'Search Plugins.'
4. Click the 'Install' link in the 'Twitter Tools' row, then click 'Activate.'
5. Select 'Twitter Tools' from the 'Settings' section of the left sidebar.
6. Enter your Twitter user name and password. Then click 'Test Login Info.'
7. Select 'Yes' from the 'Create tweets from your sidebar?' drop-down menu to enable the embedded tweet box.
8. Adjust the remaining Twitter Tools settings according to your preferences, then click 'Save Changes.'
9. Select 'Widgets' from the 'Appearance' section of the left sidebar.
10. Drag the 'Twitter Tools' widget from 'Available Widgets' to 'Sidebar' to display your Twitter stream and embedded tweet box on your blog. You can also update Twitter using the embedded tweet box available in the admin panel under the 'Posts' section in the left sidebar.
11. Navigate to your WordPress blog and sign in to your account.
12. Select 'Add New' from the 'Plugins' section of the left sidebar.
13. Type 'Tweetable' in the search box and click 'Search Plugins.'
14. Click the 'Install' link in the 'Tweetable' row, then click 'Activate.'
15. Select 'Tweet' from the new 'Twitter' section of the left sidebar.
16. Click the 'Sign in with Twitter' button and enter your Twitter account credentials to authorize Tweetable to access your Twitter account. The embedded tweet box will now be accessible from the 'Tweet' link in the WordPress administrative panel.

How to Insert an Image Into a WordPress Blog Without a Thumbnail

1. Log in to your WordPress administrator account and open or create the post into which you want to insert your image.
2. Click the first icon to the right of the 'Upload/Insert' row above the post form. A pop-up box appears on the screen.

3. Click the 'Select Files' button in the middle of the pop-up box. A new pop-up window appears displaying the contents of your hard drive.
4. Browse your hard drive for your image and double-click it to automatically upload it to your WordPress media library.
5. Scroll to the bottom of the pop-up box and click the radio button next to 'Large' in the 'Size' section.
6. Customize your image to your liking, such as designating its alignment in the post and adding a hyperlink to the image.
7. Click the 'Insert Into Post' button at the bottom of the pop-up box. The pop-up box disappears, and your image appears at full size in the post.
8. Add your content to the rest of the post, including a subject line and any text and additional media.
9. Click the blue 'Publish' button on the right column to make your post live.
10. Check your WordPress blog to make sure your image appears the way you wanted it to.

How to Stop the Alphabetical Sorting of WordPress Categories

1. Log in to the WordPress dashboard, located at the 'wp-admin' directory of your website. Go to 'Appearance' and click the 'Editor' link to load the 'Edit Themes' screen.
2. Locate the template file used to list your categories under 'Templates' and click its link to open the file in the editor. Find the start of the WordPress loop:
Add this code above that line:

3. Add the type of category sorting you want between the equal sign and the single quote mark in the 'query_posts()' function. Your choices include none, ID, author, title, date, modified, parent and rand (short for 'random'). A few other options exist, but those options will not help you much in this case. Here is an example of a query that orders categories by their IDs:

4. Find the end of the WordPress loop:

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The code will not look identical in every theme, but this example gives you the basic idea. Add this code below the '
' line to reset your query:

5. Save your work by clicking the blue 'Update File' button. Use the same solution on any other template file that lists categories as needed.

How to Upload Word Documents to Wordpress

1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
2. Click 'Posts' or 'Pages' and then 'Add New.'

3. Find 'Upload/Insert' on the page and click 'Add Media.' The icon resembles a seven-pointed star.
4. Click 'Select Files' under the 'From Computer' tab.
5. Browse for the Word document, click on the file name and click 'OK.'
6. Click 'Save All Changes' once the file has downloaded.

How to Center Headers in CSS on WordPress

1. Open your browser and load the wp-admin directory of your WordPress website. Enter your username and password to log in to the dashboard.
2. Navigate to 'Editor' under 'Appearance' to load the 'Edit Themes' screen. Load the header.php template file in to the editor box by clicking on its link under the 'Templates' heading.

3. Locate the set of tags wrapping around your header. Depending on the theme and the standard of HTML used, you might find '
,' '
,' or '
' tags. Find the ID assigned to the wrapping tag:
Header content here...
In the above example, 'myheader' is the ID you need.
4. Load style.css in the editor by clicking its link at the bottom of the list of template files. Find the selector that targets your header. Here is an example using the 'myheader' ID:#myheader {background: URL(path/to/image.png) center no-repeat;width: 960px;height: 200px;}
5. Add the following CSS code between the curly braces for the '#myheader' selector:margin-left: auto;margin-right: auto;Click the blue 'Update File' button to save your work.

How to Use Images in a WordPress Template

1. Log in to WordPress. Select 'Pages' or 'Posts' from the left navigation. Click the title of the page or post you want to edit. It loads in WordPress.
2. Place your cursor where you want the image to go within the page or post. Click the 'Add an Image' button beside 'Upload/Insert' above the page. An 'Add an Image' window opens.

3. Select the 'From Computer' tab to retrieve an image from your computer and click the 'Select Files' button. Double-click the image file you want to insert. Set the 'Alignment' to 'None,' 'Left,' 'Center' or 'Right.' Pick the image size and click 'Insert into Post.'
4. Go to the 'From URL' tab to use an image from a website. Add the full link to the 'Image URL,' such as '' without the quotes.
5. Click the 'Media Library' tab to use an image from your WordPress library. Select 'Show' beside the image you want to use. Choose your alignment and size preferences and click 'Insert into Post.'

How to Create a Sitemap in WordPress

1. Open the dashboard for your WordPress website by typing the domain name and adding '/wp-admin' to the end such as '' Type your WordPress ID and password.
2. Open the 'Plugins' menu and click 'Add New.'

3. Click inside the search field near the top of the screen. Type 'Google XML Sitemaps' and press 'Enter.' On the top of the search result page, you should see a WordPress plugin with the title 'Google XML Sitemaps.'
4. Click 'Install Now,' then click 'OK' in the pop-up window.
5. Click the 'Activate Plugin' link after WordPress confirms that the plugin is successfully installed. This returns you to the Dashboard. You should now see a 'XML-Sitemap' link under 'Settings' in the bottom-left corner of the page.
6. Click 'XML-Sitemap.'
7. Click the phrase 'Click here to build it for the first time.' This builds a sitemap for your WordPress website.
8. Click the 'sitemap' link to view your sitemap.

How to Convert a WordPress Template to Fluid Width

1. Open the WordPress theme folder on your computer. You downloaded and installed the theme at some point in the past. If you deleted the copy on your computer after you uploaded the theme to your site, download another copy from whichever website provided your theme.
2. Look for the file named 'style.css' and double-click to open it. If you're prompted to choose a program to open it with, choose Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac). Any Web design program will also work, but Notepad and TextEdit are easy to read code in.

3. Carefully scroll through the file for any lines of code labeled 'width: 000px;' where 000 may be any numbers. You're going to change the px values to percent values.
4. Decide what percentages you will use. Many WordPress templates, or themes, have three basic sections: a '#header' section defines the horizontal area across the top of the page, a '#main' section where the posts appear and one or more '#sidebar' sections. The header is often set at 100% while the main section is 80% and the sidebar 20% if there's only one.
5. Change each '000px' value to the percent value you chose. Using the example above, you would type 'width:100%;' in the #header section, 'width:80%;' under #main and 'width:20%;' under #sidebar. Leave out the quotation marks.
6. Save the file and upload the new 'style.css' file to your website. Use whatever method you usually use to upload. Visit your site online to view the changes. Hit the refresh button to reload the page if you don't notice the change right away.

How to Make a WordPress Thumbnail Redirect to an External URL

1. Copy the URL to your clipboard to which you want to link the thumbnail in your WordPress post.
2. Log in to your WordPress admin account and visit your blog's dashboard.

3. Create a new post or page by clicking the 'Add New' tab under either the 'Posts' or 'Pages' section on the left menu. As an alternative, add the thumbnail to an existing post or page by clicking the 'All Posts' or 'All Pages' tab under the appropriate section. Hover your mouse over the title of the page or post, and then click the 'Edit' link in the menu that appears beneath the title.
4. Click the place in the text of the post or page where you want your thumbnail to appear.
5. Click the 'Image' icon immediately to the right of 'Upload/Insert' above the posting form. A pop-up box appears prompting you to either upload a new image, or insert one you've already uploaded to your WordPress media gallery.
6. Upload a new image by clicking the 'From Computer' tab at the top of the pop-up box, and then click the 'Select Files' button to browse your hard drive for your image. Double-click the image to select it. You can also use an image you've already uploaded by clicking the 'Galleries' or 'Media Library' tab, and then clicking the link that says 'Show' next to the image you want to use.
7. Customize the image details to your liking, including a title, alternate text, description and caption, if you wish. Paste your external URL into the 'Link URL' field. Click the radio button next to 'Thumbnail' in the 'Size' section, and then click the 'Insert Into Post' button to insert the thumbnail into your post or page.
8. Add or edit any additional content to the post or page, including tags, a subject line and other information.
9. Click the 'Publish' button in the right column if you're working with a new post or page, or if you're editing a pre-existing page or post, click the 'Update' button to make your changes live.
10. Check that your thumbnail links to the external URL you want it to by visiting your WordPress blog and hovering your mouse over the thumbnail image. In the status bar of your browser, you should see the external URL you want to link to.

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