How to Turn Off RSS Autodiscovery in an Address for WordPress

1. Log in to your WordPress admin area, located at Yoursitelocation/wp-admin. You will need either 'Administrator' or 'Super Admin' permissions in order to complete this task successfully. If you have a lower role on the site such as 'Editor' or 'Author,' you will have to contact the site administrators and ask them to do this for you.
2. Click on 'Appearance' from the main menu bar on the left of the screen, then click 'Editor.' This is the Theme Editor, an area of your admin control panel from which you can edit the HTML source code of any WordPress themes you currently have installed.

3. Locate 'header.php' on the list of files on the right, and click it. This brings the file into the main editing window in the middle of the screen.
4. Look between the
tags for the lines of code that set the RSS feed to be auto-detected by browsers. Since there are different feeds for posts, comments, RSS2 and atom, there will probably be four sections you need to delete. Delete the following lines of code if present:
' />
' />
' />
RSS Comments Feed' href='
' />
5. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the 'Update File' button.

How to Post Flash Files in WordPress

Editing HTML
1. Log in to your WordPress blog. Select 'Add New' from the 'Media' menu on the left. Click 'Select Files,' browse to the Flash file on your computer's hard drive, select it and click 'Open.' Enter title, caption and description as desired.
2. Highlight the file's Uniform Resource Locator (URL) in the 'File URL' field from the first forward slash after the domain name to the end. Right-click and select 'Copy.' Click 'Save all changes.'

3. Open an existing page or post or create a new one from the 'Posts' or 'Pages' menus. Click the 'HTML' tab above the main content window.
4. Enter the following code where you want the Flash movie displayed, adjusting properties as needed. Paste the URL you copied earlier into 'embed src=.' Replace the width and height values as well as the value for the movie parameter. You can change the other parameter values for alignment and background, i.e., 'bgcolor,' to suit your needs.

Using Kimili Flash Embed Plugin
5. Log in to your WordPress blog. Select 'Add New' from the 'Plugins' menu. Enter 'kimili' into the search box and click 'Search Plugins.' Select 'Install Now' under the 'Kimili Flash Embed' heading. Click 'Yes' if prompted and then 'Activate Plugin.'
6. Upload your Flash file from your computer and copy its URL as previously described. If you wish to use a Flash file that you have already uploaded to your blog's Media Gallery, select 'Library' from the 'Media' menu on the left. Click the heading of the Flash file. Highlight the file's Uniform Resource Locator (URL) in the 'File URL' field from the first forward slash after the domain name to the end. Right-click and select 'Copy.' Open the page or post in which you wish to embed the file.
7. Select the 'Visual' tab of the editor, if necessary. Click the button on the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) toolbar that has the red Flash player logo on it.
8. Configure the attributes of the generated tag within the dialog box. The only required attribute that you must change is the 'movie' tag. This is the path and file name of your Flash file. Paste the URL you copied earlier here. The dialog box has red asterisks by each required field. You will probably want to change the dimensions of your movie but the other items can remain at their default values. The dialog box has a 'What is this?' link by each item if you would like to know more.
Using SwfObj Plugin
9. Login to WordPress as you would normally. Select 'Add New' from the 'Plugins' menu. Enter 'swfobj' into the search box and click 'Select Plugins.' Select 'Install Now' under the 'SwfObj Plugin: for embedding Flash objects' heading. Click 'OK' if prompted and then 'Activate Plugin.'
10. Open the page or post in which you wish to embed the Flash file. Select the video icon, which is the second one to the right of 'Upload/Insert' above the content editor. Click 'Select Files' to upload a new Flash file to your WordPress blog or select the 'Media Library' to use an existing file. Click 'Show' to the right of your file if you selected 'Media Library.'
11. Enter a title for your file and optionally alternate HTML and the width and height of your file. You may also click 'Show Advanced Options' and enter attributes there but they are not required. The only required attribute is the title. Click 'Insert into Post.' Click 'Save Draft' and then 'Preview.' Return to your blog and make any needed adjustments. If your movie plays as expected, click 'Publish.'

How to Use My WordPress Big Cartel Plugin

1. Download the Big Cartel WordPress Plugin from Upload this plugin to your 'wp-content/plugins' directory.
2. Click 'Plugins' and activate the Big Cartel WordPress plugin.

3. Click 'Settings' and 'Big Cartel WordPress Plugin.' Enter the URL of your Big Cartel store in the 'base URL' field. Enter any custom CSS in the CSS field. Click 'Update options.'
4. Click 'Pages' and 'New.' Name your page whatever you'd like, such as 'Store' or 'Products.' Enter '[bigcartl='home' /]. Save and publish this page. Your Big Cartel products show on the main page.

How to Hide Post Date in WordPress

1. Log into your WordPress website.
2. Expand the 'Appearance' sub-menu, then click 'Editor.'

3. Click 'page.php' to open the code for this element of your website.
4. Select all of the code and copy it to your clipboard.
5. Click 'Start' and select 'Programs,' then 'Accessories,' then 'Notepad.'
6. Paste the copied code into Notepad and then save the document to your desktop. This will ensure that changes you make can be reverted in the event of a mistake.
7. Remove the following block of code from 'page.php' in the appearance editor text box and then click 'Update File.' You can find this section of code by pressing 'Ctrl' and 'F' together to search the document.

8. Repeat the previous steps for 'single.php' and 'loop.php,' copying and pasting the code into a Notepad document and removing the code blocks from each of the files. Click 'Update File' after removing the code blocks from these two files. Once these changes have been made, the date will no longer be displayed on your home page or within individual post pages.

How to Get the Most From FeedBurner on Your Wordpress Blog


All you have to do to get started with FeedBurner is give them the URL of your blog (or podcast blog) to let them 'burn' it. Burning your blog simply means that you will benefit from the services at FeedBurner that attract more readers to your blog and plug you into a wider network of eyeballs than you might have on your own.
2. Once you've burned a feed with FeedBurner you have access to additional services related to your account. You can track the number of subscribers to your blog, get stats about page visits, and even participate in their ad network.

3. If you're running a self-hosted Wordpress blog, FeedBurner recommends that you use a Wordpress plugin called FeedSmith (named for the original plugin creator, Steve Smith). You'll find a link to download the plugin in Resources below.
4. FeedSmith redirects all your RSS traffic through FeedBurner. Your users don't have to do anything other than subscribe to your feed as usual. FeedSmith is installed in the plugins directory on your server and activated in your blog's admin plugins panel. In the WordPress administration area, configure FeedSmith by clicking Options and then the FeedBurner FeedSmith sub-option. Follow the links to create your FeedBurner feeds, or if they already exist, simply fill in their URLs in the boxes provided.
5. You deactivate the plugin in the normal Wordpress manner by clicking the 'Deactivate' link in the Wordpress plugins admin panel.

How to Get Rid of Bulk in WordPress

1. Log in to your WordPress account.
2. Click 'Plug-ins' on the left-hand sidebar of your Dashboard and then click 'Add New.'

3. Type 'bulk delete' into the 'Search Plug-ins' text box and then click 'Search Plug-ins.'
4. Click the 'Install Now' button next to 'Bulk Delete' to install the plug-in. The plug-in will be displayed on the left-hand sidebar.
5. Click 'Bulk Delete' and then select which items you want to delete by clicking on the appropriate box. For example, to delete all drafts, click the 'All Drafts' check box and then click 'Bulk Delete.'

How to Unpublish a Blog Post in Wordpress

1. Log into your Wordpress blog and go to your dashboard.
2. Select Manage, then Posts.

3. Find the title of the post that you want to delete.
4. Click on the word Delete at the end of the row.
5. Select okay in the confirmation box to delete the post.

How to Archive With Thumbnails in WordPress

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

3. Select the 'Archives' template from the list on the left side.
4. Find the WordPress 'Loop' within the code. The 'Loop' begins with this code:
and ends with the following code:

5. Insert the code to display thumbnails within the 'Loop':

6. Click on the 'Update File' button to apply changes to the template.

How to Create a Blank Splash Page in WordPress

1. Open up a blank text file using Notepad or any other text editor. Type the following at the top of the file, and when you're done, save the file as 'splash.php':

2. Log into your WordPress account, and click the 'Appearance' link on the left menu bar. Click 'Editor,' and look for 'header.php' on the list on the right side of the screen. When you find it, click it to bring it into the center editor.

3. Scroll through the file until you find the
tag, then copy everything above it to the clipboard, including the tag itself. Copy the text into your 'splash.php' file, leaving a one-line gap between it and the code you wrote previously.
4. Leave a few lines below the code you just pasted, then type
on separate lines. You have now created a blank splash page, which will have the same background color as specified for the rest of the site, though background images will not be displayed. You can now edit this file to display whatever information you want on your splash page.
5. Save the file. You must now upload it to your WordPress theme directory. Log into your FTP account for your WordPress site, and upload 'splash.php' to /wp-content/themes/yourtheme/.
6. Return to your WordPress admin area. Go to 'Pages,' then 'Add New.' Create a new page called 'Splash,' and from the drop-down menu on the right side of the page, select 'Splash' as the page template. Publish the page.
7. Create another page, this time entitled 'Index.' Do not change the page template this time; just publish the blank page.
8. Go to the 'Settings' menu on the left menu bar, then click 'Reading.' Next to 'Front page displays,' click 'A static page,' then choose 'Splash' from the 'Front page:' menu. Select 'Index' from the 'Posts page:' menu, then click 'Save Changes.' Your splash page will now be displayed whenever someone visits your blog home page.

How to Change 'Leave a Reply' in WordPress

1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
2. Open the 'Appearance' section on the left side of the WordPress dashboard and then click 'Editor.'

3. Click the 'Comments' link in the right side of the page to edit the file 'comments.php.'
4. Press 'Ctrl' and 'F' to open your Web browser's 'Find' dialog. Type 'Leave a Reply' in the dialog box to locate the comment box title. Depending on the WordPress theme that is installed, this section of code will appear similar to '
5. Change the title from 'Leave a Reply' to what you would like the comment form to display.
6. Click the 'Update File' button at the bottom of the page.

How to Share an Unpublished Draft in WordPress

1. Log into your WordPress dashboard in your browser.
2. Click 'Add' from the Plugins navigation section and type 'Share a Draft' into the search field. Press 'Enter' on your keyboard.

3. Click 'Install Now' under the plugin name (you will want to install the plugin by Nikolay Bachiyski). Click 'Ok' when the prompt appears asking if you want to install the plugin.
4. Click the 'Activate Plugin' link after it installs. Click 'Share a Draft,' which now appears under the 'Posts' section in your navigation.
5. Click the down arrow to open the drop-down menu and select a draft to share. You must create a new post, give it a title and save it as a draft before it appears in the list. Choose how many hours you wish to make the draft available for (the default is two hours) and click the 'Share It' button.

How to Find Auto Save Drafts in Wordpress

1. Log into your WordPress account.
2. Click 'Pages' under Pages in the left-hand menu if you want the autosave draft for a page. Click 'Posts' under Posts if you want the autosave draft for a post.

3. Click on the name of the page or post.
4. Scroll to the 'Revisions' section near the bottom of the page. The autosave draft is at the very top, with '[Autosave]' at the end of the linked timestamp. Click that timestamp to access the draft.

How to Write Code for WordPress Syntax

Write the HTML
1. Write your Web site's HTML first. HTML provides the structure for Web pages, while all other Web languages -- for example, CSS, JavaScript and PHP -- add functionality and style afterwards. Make sure to use the proper doctype declaration for whichever HTML specification you use, whether HTML5 or XHTML.
2. Write well-formed HTML, and even when writing HTML5, close all tags and self-closing tags like '' by adding a space and a backslash, like this: '
'. Enclose your attribute values in single or double quotes. Use the W3C Validator service to check your code.

3. Cut up your HTML file into the following parts: header, body, sidebar and footer. The header begins with your doctype declaration and ends wherever the heading ends, not at the end of the '
' tag itself. The footer ends with your final '
' tag. Save these files as header.php, index.php, sidebar.php and footer.php, respectively.
Write the CSS
4. Write your theme's CSS in the style.css file. While you can include more CSS files in your themes, to minimize the number of server requests, write as much of your CSS in one file as you can.
5. Put each CSS selector on its own line, even when chaining selectors together. The Codex states that you should write each property-value pair on its own line as well, so do not write entire style rules on one line. Here is an example of proper CSS:#something {property: value;property: value;}
6. Write your selectors as single words without spaces or, if necessary, separate words in class names and IDs by using dashes. Do not 'camelcase' class and ID names, such as writing 'authorpage' as 'authorPage.' This is common in JavaScript but poor form in CSS.
Write the PHP
7. Replace HTML code in your PHP files with template tags wherever the page needs to load content written in the WordPress dashboard. Wrap template tags in opening and closing PHP tags as follows:

8. Wherever the template files load images, scripts or any other files that make up the theme, use 'bloginfo()' to make the path relative, as in the following example:

9. Create a blank file, and save it as functions.php. Add your custom PHP functions to this file so that you can call them in any of your template files. Write your PHP by using alternating single and double quotes instead of escaping quotes with backslashes. Never write shorthand PHP tags anywhere in your theme. Capitalize any SQL database statements such as 'UPDATE' or 'WHERE ID.' Use proper indentation, and make your code as readable as possible.

How to Insert a Paragraph in WordPress

1. Log in to your WordPress Dashboard and click either 'Posts' or 'Pages,' depending on what you want to create or edit.
2. Click 'edit' below the post title to edit an already existing post or page or 'add new' to create a new page or post.

3. Start a new paragraph by typing '
'. Write your paragraph.
4. End the paragraph by typing '
' at the end of your text.
5. Repeat the process for each new paragraph.

How to Add a Graphic to a WordPress Blog Sidebar

1. Expand the 'Plugins' menu in the gray column on the left side of the WordPress dashboard. Click 'Add New' in the expanded menu.
2. Type 'Image Widget' in the search box, and then click 'Search Plugins.'

3. Click 'Install Now' under 'Image Widget' on the results screen.
4. Click 'OK,' and then click 'Activate Plugin.'
5. Expand the 'Appearance' menu on the left side of the dashboard, and then click 'Widgets.'
6. Locate the 'Image Widget' button under 'Available Widgets.' Drag the button to the sidebar on the right side of the page. The Image Widget expands to show all of the available options.
7. Click the 'Add Image' link. Click the 'Select Files' button in the window that appears. Locate the image on your computer that you would like to display in the sidebar widget, and double-click the image to upload it to your WordPress website.
8. Click the 'Insert Into Widget' button.
9. Click the 'Save' button at the bottom of the widget to begin displaying the image in the sidebar of your website.

How to Export a Wordpress Feed to Tumblr

1. Navigate in your Web browser to and log in to display the dashboard page for your account.
2. Click the 'Customize' link on the right side of the page.

3. Click the 'Services' pull-down menu at the top of the page.
4. Scroll down to the 'Automatically import my...' section.
5. Click the left drop-down menu, and select 'RSS Feed.'
6. Click the right drop-down menu, and select 'Links,' 'Links with summaries,' 'Text without titles' or 'Photos.'
7. Click the field under 'Feed URL,' and type the address of your WordPress website's RSS feed. Usually, the feed address is '' or ''
8. Click 'Start importing this feed.'
9. Click the 'Save Close' button at the top of the page.

How to Edit a Database Within Wordpress With an Admin Plug

1. Click on the 'Plugins' link located on your admin menu, then click on 'Install Plugins.' A page will appear with a Search Plugins field.
2. Enter 'phpmyadmin' into the search box and hit Enter. A list of plugins will appear in the Search Results window. Locate 'WP-phpMyAdmin' and click the 'Install Now' link. If asked whether you are sure, click 'Yes.' The installer will run and notify you when installation is complete.

3. Click on the 'Tools' option in your Admin menu, then click on 'PHPMyAdmin.' Your database tables will be displayed in the main admin panel.
4. Select the table you wish to modify by clicking a link in the left-hand tree menu within the database display. For example, click on the 'wp_posts' table link, then click on the 'Browse' tab along the top. A list of your posts will be displayed, allowing you to delete or edit them.

How to Set Up a Mirror WordPress Site

1. Decide where to host your mirror site. If you only need local access to your site, you can host the installation locally on your personal computer. Using a local host allows instant changes without an Internet connection. Remote hosting, through a web server, gives you access from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. It is best to test user functionality before moving a change to your production site.
2. Set your mirror URL. Log into your domain name control panel and add a sub-domain for your mirror site. If you are using a local host, install a program like WAMP and set up a directory localhost that you can access through your web browser. If you are using a remote host, choose a domain like or to use for hosting.

3. Install WordPress into the mirror directory. If you are skilled at editing databases and php files, you can copy the database and WordPress directory directly to the new host. If not, use the WordPress installation wizard or your hosting WordPress installation tool to setup a new WordPress site hosted at your new URL.
4. Copy your production WordPress site to the new installation. WordPress has a user friendly export/import function that will automate the data transfer. In the WordPress administration panel, you can find the export and import functions under the 'Tools' menu.
5. Copy your template and set your file permissions. Using an FTP client, copy your theme files and set your file permissions on the mirror site to match your production site. Also, make sure you have a .htaccess file that is writable by WordPress with 775 file permission so your new site will function properly.

How to Make a WordPress Post Sticky to the Top

1. Navigate to your WordPress folder. Open 'WP-Content' and then 'themes.' Within that folder, find the folder named for the theme you wish to edit. Open that folder and look for 'Index.PHP' and 'Home.PHP.' If you do not have a Home.PHP file, that is OK. Open those files in a code editor like Notepad , BBEdit or jEdit.
2. Locate the main
tag that surrounds the entire blog post. This tag often contains a class named 'post' or something similar to that. After that tag, you should see code for the post title and then the content. Here is an example:


3. Add the post_class() function to the
tag. You only need this code in the tag that wraps around the whole post. Here is an example of a
tag modified to include the post_class() function:
>The post_class() function generates multiple class names for every post, including the class name you need for sticky posts, 'sticky.'
4. Open the 'style.css' file for your theme, and add the following CSS code:.sticky {background-color: #f4f583;}This code gives all stickied posts a light yellow background color, but you can change the CSS code to include any styles you want. For example, you can add a thick, blue border around the posts, or you can change the color of the text.
5. Log in to the WordPress dashboard. Navigate to 'Posts.' Click a post you want to make sticky and then click the 'Edit' link next to 'Visibility' in the 'Publish' box. Tick the box next to 'Stick this post...' to set the post to sticky, and then click 'OK.' Click the blue 'Update' button to save changes.

How to Install Multiple Wordpress Plugins Using FileZilla

1. Download Filezilla if you haven't already (see Resources below). Open up the application. At the top you will see 'Host,' 'Username,' 'Password' and 'Port,' as well as a button that says 'Quickconnect.'
2. Enter the IP address of your domain in the 'Host' space, for example, Enter your domain-hosting log in details and your user name and password for that account. For 'Port,' input '21.' Then press 'Quickconnect.' This will connect FileZilla to your server.

3. See two panels. The left panel is your computer's files and folders. The right panel is your server's files and folders. Beneath that you will see two smaller panels. The right side shows the files that open up when you click the folder in the top panel. The left side is the same, but opens the folders from your server.
4. Click on the folder on the right side that houses your server's folders. Look for your domain's name and open that folder. It will show you several Wordpress folders. Open the one that says 'Wp-Content.'
5. On the left side, click and open the folder that houses the plug-ins you want to upload. I have a folder titled 'Plug-ins' just for that purpose, where I download and save them all to.
6. In the two panels below the top two, on the left, click the plug-in in that you want to upload so that it is highlighted. To highlight multiple plug-ins, hold down the Control key as you click each one. This will highlight many at once.
7. Look to the panel on the right. You should see a folder labeled 'Plugins'. Using your mouse, grab the highlighted plug-ins on the left and drag-and-drop them to the 'Plugins' folder on the right.
8. Observe a bunch of files flashing in the very bottom window. They are uploading to your server now. Just wait until they are done and the file transfer is complete, then you can close out FileZilla and log into your Wp-Admin panel to activate them.

How to Assign Ratings to Posts in WordPress

Using GD Star Ratings
1. Sign in to your WordPress site. Click on 'Plugins.' Click on 'Add New.' Search for the 'GD Star Rating' plugin. Click 'Install,' and then click on 'Activate.'
2. Click on 'GD Star Rating' beneath the 'Settings' header, then click on 'Settings.'

3. Click on 'Integration.' Check the box next to 'Prevent saving more than one rating per user or visitor' if you want to disable the same user from rating a post twice.
4. Click on the 'Article' button with the star next to it. Here you'll set up your 'Star' ratings. Check the box next to 'Insert Star Ratings' for the 'Individual Post' and 'Individual Page' option, if desired. If you don't want to display the star rating system, leave these boxes blank. Choose the inserted location (top, bottom, or bottom and top).
5. Click on the 'Article' button with the 'Thumbs Up' symbol. Choose whether or not to display the thumbs up rating system on posts or pages, then choose the location. Click on 'Save Settings.'
6. Click on the 'Graphics' link. Choose the star rating graphic you want to use, then choose the 'Thumbs Up' rating you want to display. Click on 'Save Settings.'
Using the Rating Widget
7. Sign in to your site and click on 'Plugins.' Click on 'Add New.' Search for 'Rating Widget.' Click on 'Install' then 'Activate.'
8. Click on 'Ratings,' then fill out the 'CAPTCHA' puzzle. Click on 'Verify Captcha.' This automatically provides you with the API key and enables the plugin.
9. Choose whether to display the rating system on articles and pages, then choose the location (top left, top center, top right, bottom left, bottom center or bottom right).
10. Choose whether you want to display the 'Thumbs Up' system or the 'Star' rating system. Click on 'Save Changes.'
Using the Rate Plugin
11. Sign in to your site and click on 'Plugins.' Click on 'Add New.' Search for 'Rate.' Click on 'Install' then 'Activate.'
12. Click on 'Editor' beneath 'Appearance.' Open the single post template (usually named single.php).
13. Paste the following code where you want the rating widget to appear:

14. Click on 'Update.'

How to Change the Size of the Custom Fields Box in WordPress

1. Open a Web browser on your computer, and navigate to the location of your WordPress blog's domain. Click the 'Admin' text link at the bottom footer section, and log in with your administrator user name and password.
2. Click 'Appearance' in the left panel. Click the 'Editor' link under 'Appearance' to open the dashboard's customization editor.

3. Click the WordPress file you want to edit that contains the text box. For example, if you want to edit a text box in the header file, click 'header.php' to open the code in the editor.
4. Type the column and row sizes in the text box properties. For example, if you want to create a text box that is 45 columns in width and 35 rows in height, the following properties apply:

5. Click the 'Update File' button at the bottom of the editor. Click the blog link at the top of the editor to open a preview of the text box changes in the Web browser.

How to Use PHP Within Wordpress Posts

Installing Exec-PHP Plugin
1. Log into your WordPress blog through the Administration interface. From your dashboard, in the left menu, select 'Plugins,' then select 'Add New.'
2. Choose 'Term' from the drop-down menu. In the search box, type 'Exec-PHP' and click 'Search Plugins.' From the list of returning results, find 'Exec-PHP' and select 'Install Now.'

3. Select 'OK' when asked 'Are you sure you want to install this plugin?' The plugin will now begin installing, which may take a few moments to complete. When the message 'Successfully installed the plugin' appears, click the 'Activate Plugin' link below. The plugin is now ready for use.
Using PHP in posts
4. Click 'Posts' in the left menu. Now, you can click 'Add New' to start a new post using PHP, or you can click on any of the existing posts in the center column to add PHP code to an existing blog post.
5. Insert your desired PHP code within the content pane. Be sure to properly format your code. When you have finished, click the blue 'Publish' or 'Update' button at the top of the right column to save your work.
6. Visit the front-end of your blog and go to the post you have just created or edited. You should now see your PHP code in action within your post.

How to Install Wordpress on Hostgator Using Fantastico

1. Log into your Hostgator cPanel (control panel).
2. Scroll down until you're near the bottom of the page.

3. Locate the section entitled 'Software/Services.'

Click on the Fantastico icon. It's the one with the blue smiley face.

On the Fantasico page, click the 'Wordpress' text link on the left sidebar.

Click on 'New Instillation.'

Choose which domain you want this Wordpress install to be on. If you've got an individual site hosting plan, this will default to your one domain. If you have a shared hosting plan, choose which domain you want this Wordpress install to be on.
8. In the section that says, 'Admin access data,' is where you'll put the login name and password you want to use to log into your Wordpress blog dashboard.
9. Fill in the 'Base Configuration' fields with the name you want to be associated with all the posts you write in your new blog. Also, add in your email address and the website's domain name for your new blog.
10. Click 'Install Wordpress.'

You will be given the domain information, to make sure that it's being installed on the correct domain. If it looks good, click 'Finish Instillation.'
12. You're done. You've just installed Wordpress on your new website. Make a note of your login information and/or print out the information on the screen so that you can remember how/where to log in so that you can access your new blog.

How to Customize Your WordPress Blog for Beginners

1. Find the perfect theme. Themes are like website templates, and they give your blog the look you want it to have. Locate dozens of themes online, or have a custom theme designed.
2. Choose a theme that is widget-ready if possible. Widgets allow you to add, remove, and rearrange items in your sidebars quickly and easily, and that makes experimenting with different arrangements a breeze.

3. Install a theme, or several of them by uploading the theme folder and all of the files in it to the wp-content/themes directory. Change themes by logging in to your administration panel and clicking on the 'Presentation' tab.
4. Find plugins for your blog. Plugins can add a wide variety of functions to your blog. WordPress comes with a couple of basic plugins to get you started, but there are many of them available online.
5. Install and activate your plugins. The plugin file or folder should be uploaded to the wp-content/plugins directory. To activate a plugin, log in to your administration panel and click 'Plugins,' find the name of the plugin, and click the 'Activate' link.

How to Activate Plugins From API on WordPress

1. Log into your WordPress dashboard with your administrator account.
2. Click 'Plugins' from the menu on the left to view a list of plugins installed on your WordPress.

3. Ensure your plugin is up to date. If you need to update the plugin, you will see a yellow box under the plugin name and a link you can click to 'Update Automatically.'
4. Click the 'Activate' link under the name of the plugin. Your WordPress site will reload and the plugin will become active on your blog.

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