How to Save Pending Reviews in WordPress

1. Sign in to the WordPress blog with your contributor username and password.
2. Write and finish a new WordPress post. You do not need to alter the way you create a post to use the 'Pending Review' feature. Select 'Add New' from within the 'Posts' menu, create a title and paste or compose the article inside of the text editor. Click the 'Save Draft' button as you work.

3. Submit the article to administrators or editors by marking the post's status as 'Pending Review.' Click the 'Edit' link next to the 'Status' field within the 'Publish' menu. Choose 'Pending Review' from the post status drop-down menu, click 'OK' and press the 'Save As Pending' button.
4. Confirm that the post's status is set to 'Pending' from within the 'Edit Posts' area, which you can access by clicking the 'Posts' menu heading.

How to Migrate From Blogspot to WordPress

1. Log into your WordPress account. Scroll down your dashboard until you reach the 'Tools' pane, then click 'Import.'
2. Click 'Blogger.' Input the credentials for the Google account you use in conjunction with the Blogger blog you want to import, then click 'Continue.' WordPress populates the window with a list of all the Blogger blogs you operate in conjunction with your Google account.

3. Hover your mouse under 'The Magic Button' column and click the 'Import' button to the right of the blog you want to import. Once WordPress tells you the process is complete, the posts appear within your WordPress blog.

How to Change Your Theme to Default If You Can Access WordPress

1. Navigate to the wp-admin directory of your website and log in to the WordPress dashboard.
2. Go to 'Appearance' to load the 'Manage Themes' screen. To change your theme back to the default theme that came with your copy of WordPress, find the theme and click its 'Activate' link. The naming convention for default themes since WordPress 3.0 is the release year spelled out in words, such as 'Twenty Ten' or 'Twenty Eleven.'

3. Click 'Add New' on the 'Manage Themes' screen to search for the original copy of the default theme if you made changes to its code. Type the name of the theme in the search box and press 'Enter.' Click the 'Install' link under the theme and click the blue 'Install Now' button on the pop-up box. Wait for the theme to finish installing and then activate it to set it as your current theme.
4. Search for a theme that you want to return to default settings if you changed its code. Install and reactivate the theme. If the theme did not come from the free listing provided by WordPress in the dashboard, click 'Upload' on the 'Install Themes' screen instead. Select the original zip file you downloaded for the theme and upload it to begin its installation. Install and activate as usual.

How to Back Up Restore a WordPress Blog

1. Log in to your database server using your username and password.
2. Open a new terminal or command prompt window

3. Type 'cd /path/to/restore/location' without quotation marks. Change '/path/to/restore/location' to the directory where you would like to save your files.
4. Type 'mysqldump --add-drop-table -h mysqlhostserver -u mysqlusername -p databasename' and replace 'mysqlhostserver' with the IP address of the database connection server, 'mysqlusername' with your username and 'databasename' with the password for the database.
5. Log in to your WordPress blog's back-end file in the '/wp-admin' directory of the WordPress installation.
6. Click 'Administrative Tools,' 'Tools,' then 'Backup Panel.'
7. Choose the tables you would like to save from the list of available system information, then click 'OK' to perform automatic backup.

How to Install Custom Text in WordPress

1. Sign into your WordPress dashboard (usually, where is the domain name you own).
2. Click the 'Widgets' link under the Appearance heading in the left sidebar.

3. Drag a 'Text' widget from the 'Available Widgets' section over to one of your sidebars on the right side of the screen. This widget has a label at the top that says 'Text.'
4. Enter your custom text into the provided box, then click 'Save' when finished.

How to Import Bulk Categories Into Wordpress

1. Go to 'Posts - Category Import' in your dashboard.
2. Add your categories one per line. For example:ClothingElectronicsAnimals

3. Create a hierarchy with subcategories using the '/' symbol between categories. For example, 'Clothing/Men' and 'Clothing/Women' will create a category for 'Clothing' with two separate subcategories for 'Men and Women.'
4. Click 'Add Categories' to complete the process.

How to Use Wufoo Form on Wordpress

1. Sign into your account at
2. Hover your mouse over the form you want to use to reveal additional menu options. Click 'Code.'

3. Click 'Embed Form Code' on the left side.
4. Click once on the code in the 'JavaScript Version' box. The code highlights.
5. Press 'Ctrl' and 'C' to copy this code to your computer's memory.
6. Sign in to your Wordpress blog account.
7. Click 'Posts' or 'Pages' depending on the type of content you want to create.
8. Click 'Add New' to create a new post or page. Click the name of an existing post or page to add the form to existing content.
9. Click the 'HTML' tab.
10. Click inside the box where you want the form to appear. Press 'Ctrl' and 'V' to paste the code.
11. Click 'Publish' to save your changes. Your Wufoo form is now integrated into your WordPress post or page.

How to Move WordPress Hosting to a Different Domain

1. Login to your dashboard. Open the 'Tools' menu. Click 'Export.' Create and save your blog's XML file to your hard drive.
2. Login to your WordPress dashboard on your new domain. You can find your new dashboard at ''

3. Open the 'Tools' menu. Click 'Import.' Select 'WordPress.' Browse your local files for the XML file saved from your blog. Select the 'Download import file attachments' option. Wait for your blog to be transferred over. This may take several minutes. Do not close your browser during this process.

How to Set the Dimension of a WordPress Website

1. Log into your WordPress admin area. Click on 'Appearance,' then 'Editor.' This is the WordPress Theme Editor, which allows you to view and edit the files that make up your blog.
2. Click 'header.php.' This file controls the header information, such as title tags and meta tags, but also the top menu bar of WordPress sites. Scroll down and look below the
tag. Write down the names of the
tags you see. These are dividers, which determine the size of different parts of the site. In particular, take note of the first divider, usually called 'wrapper' or 'container,' which sets the overall width of the site.

3. Click 'index.php.' Look underneath the 'get_header();' tag, and again, write down the names of the dividers here. Then go to 'sidebar.php' and note the dividers here, too. Normally, the sidebar divider is simply labelled
, but it is worth checking just in case your theme uses a different name or has two sidebars labeled 'sidebar1' and 'sidebar2.'
4. Click 'Stylesheet,' located near the bottom of the list on the right. Now you can edit the dividers you have noted down to the dimensions you want. But first, copy and paste the entire file into a text editor and save it to your hard drive. This way you can replace this backup should you make a mistake that you cannot undo.
5. Scan the file for the dividers you want to modify, either by scrolling through the file manually or by pressing 'Ctrl' and 'F' to bring up a search menu. When you find the code for the divider, look for the 'width' and 'height' attributes beneath them and modify the values to the dimensions you wish. Note that usually they are listed in pixels; for examplewidth:400px;But sometimes they are given as percentages of the divider in which they are contained.
6. Click 'Update File' while you are done.

How to Format Paragraphs in WordPress Posts

1. Navigate to 'Posts' from the left-hand menu in the WordPress dashboard. Click the title of the post you want to edit or click 'Add New' at the top of the screen.
2. Inspect the 'Visual' tab on the top of the editor box and make sure it is highlighted. Press 'Alt Shift Z' to display both rows of icons on the editor's toolbar. Click the drop-down box on the left side of the tool bar. Select 'Paragraph' and begin writing your paragraphs. Press the 'Enter' key whenever you want to start a new paragraph.

3. Highlight text you want to convert to paragraph formatting. Click the drop-down box on the toolbar and select 'Paragraph.' Keep the text highlighted and click one of the toolbar buttons to format your text with a different alignment, color or indenting.
4. Click the 'HTML' tab at the top of the editor box to edit your post using HTML. Place '
' tags around any text you want to format as a paragraph. Set the 'text-align' CSS property to 'justify' or 'right' to use an alignment other than left. For example:
This a justified paragraph.

How to Add Amazon Ad Code to a Wordpress Blog

1. Establish an Amazon affiliate membership (see Resources below). Set up your information with your name, email, choices on how you want to receive payments, your username and any other information that is needed by Amazon.
2. Once this step is complete and everything is ready to go with Amazon you are ready to create a link to a product. Go to the Affiliate Program page. Sign in to your account.

3. I'll show you a specific product link, but the steps for a link, a banner or a widget are basically the same. On the Affiliate main page, click the tab called 'Links Banners' on the tabbed menu at the top.
4. On the new page for Product Links select 'Add Product Links Now.'

You can narrow down your search for the exact product you want to sell using the drop-down menu to select a category within Amazon's product line. You can enter an exact title or give an ASIN/ISBN if you know it. Press Go.
6. If you get more than one result in your search, find the proper one. Click the button that says 'Get Link' for the one you picked.

In the window that opens, select your link type. If you choose 'Text and Image' (Enhanced Display) you don't have to copy the image and upload it. Amazon will serve the image. If you choose 'Image Only' you will need to copy the image and upload it. If you choose 'Text Only' you get a text link with no photo.
8. You can customize the link to fit your blog's color scheme, then you are ready to grab the HTML for the product link. It's immediately under what you see in the image in Step 7. Copy that HTML.
9. I recommend you leave the Amazon page open. If you need the HTML again, it will be findable. In a new browser tab sign in to your Wordpress blog. Create a new post title in the usual way. Type some text in the blog post to talk about the product you are planning to link.
10. At the top of the Wordpress blog post entry field, click the tab that says HTML.Find the spot where you want to insert to link to the product. Paste the HTML from Amazon there.
11. At the top of the Wordpress blog post entry field, click the tab that says 'Visual.' Check visually to make sure things turned out the way you want. Select 'Save Draft' and then Preview the post so you can click on the link to make sure it really goes to the Amazon page you want, then close the Preview.
12. If you have finished writing the text you want to have appear with the link, you are ready to click 'Publish.'

How to Properly Change Domain Names for WordPress

Exporting WordPress
1. Log into WordPress on the domain you are currently using. Click 'Export' in the 'Tools' section of the dashboard.
2. Select the filter options you want included in the export, including the start and end date, authors, categories, tags, content types and statuses. By default 'All' will be selected for each filter.

3. Click 'Download Export File.' Click 'Save.' The saved file will be called 'wordpress' with the date, and the '.xml' extension.
Importing WordPress
4. Install WordPress on the new domain. Read the Help page or forums provided by your Web host. Some Web hosts provide WordPress pre-installed. If not, you may have to download WordPress and then upload it to your Web server.
5. Log into WordPress on your new domain. Click 'Import' located in the 'Tools' section of the dashboard. Click 'WordPress.'
6. Click 'Download import file attachments,' then locate your WordPress export file and click 'OK.' The file will be loaded into WordPress.
7. Click 'Import' in the 'Tools' section. Click 'Blogroll.' Type the Web address of your original blog into the 'OPML URL' field. This will import your blogroll to your new domain.
Finishing Touches
8. Notify everyone who has linked to your blog that you are changing domains. Provide them with links to your new domain.
9. Publish a final blog post at your old domain announcing that you are moving to a new domain. Include a link. You can also publish a blog post on the new domain explaining the reasons for the address change.
10. Copy any pictures you use for your blog posts or pages to the new website. You can do this by clicking 'Add New' in the 'Media' section of the dashboard. Change the link in each post by clicking 'Edit' on the post.

How to Display Featured Posts in WordPress

1. Open the 'index.php' file of your current WordPress theme in a code editor. WordPress calls its templates 'themes,' and you can find their files in the following location:/site-name/wp-content/themes/theme-name/Change 'site-name' to whatever you named your main WordPress folder and change 'theme-name' to the name of the theme you want to edit.
2. Copy and paste the contents of 'index.php' into a new file and save it as 'home.php'. When WordPress finds a 'home.php' file in a theme folder, it uses that file to display the first page of your blog if the blog is your home page. This is in contrast to the 'front-page.php' WordPress uses to display contents of a static home page.

3. Find the WordPress loop in the code of 'home.php'. It starts like this:
Sometimes the loop is all on one line, but sometimes you will see it broken up. Add a few blank spaces above the loop and add this code:

The code above sets a query, begins a new loop, ends the loop and then resets the query. You must reset the query to avoid effecting the second loop.
4. Write your query between the parantheses after 'query_posts'. You need to query featured posts, so use the following code:
'Featured')); ?>Save the file and upload it to your server.
5. Log into the WordPress dashboard and add the category name 'Featured' to all featured posts. Update them and then visit your website to see the results. Featured posts will display first on the first page of your blog, and then all posts will display beneath them.

How to Get Into a WordPress Footer

1. Log in to your WordPress blog.
2. Click 'Appearance' from the left menu, then click 'Editor.' A text box with file code and a list of theme files appear on the right side.

3. Click the 'Footer' link under the 'Template' list on the right side. This loads the code for your footer in the text box, allowing you to change it.
4. Type your changes to the footer file in the text box and click 'Update File' when you are done. Changes automatically appear in the footer section of your WordPress blog.

How to Install a Theme on WordPress

Changing the Theme for a WordPress Blog
1. Login to your WordPress blog account. Go to your Dashboard.
2. Click on the 'Appearance' tab in the sidebar on the left side of your Dashboard. Click 'Themes' in the new page that loads.

3. Choose from your options. If you want to search for themes, type in your search keywords or make selections from the checklist, then click the 'Find Themes' button. If you have a self-hosted WordPress blog and you want to upload a new theme from your computer's hard drive, click 'Upload' and follow the instructions.
4. Click 'Activate' in the 'Available Themes' section to activate your new theme.
5. See how the new theme looks on your blog: scroll up to the top of the page and click the 'Visit Site' button at the top-left corner of the Dashboard.

How to Remove Ads From Posts in WordPress

1. Type your WordPress blog address in the navigation text box of your browser and press 'Enter.' Click the 'Admin Dashboard' link at the bottom of the blog.
2. Type the administrator user name and password in the dashboard login screen. Click 'Log In' to access the main dashboard window.

3. Click the 'Plugins' section link in the left dashboard navigation panel. A list of plug-ins is shown in the dashboard.
4. Click the 'Deactivate' link to deactivate and remove the ads without uninstalling the software. If you want to permanently remove the software, check the box next to the ad plug-in and click 'Delete' in the drop-down box. Click 'Apply' to remove the software permanently.

How to Add Standard Text to WordPress Blog Posts

1. Open a Web browser and navigate to your blog domain. Log in to the WordPress blog dashboard using your writer or administrator account.
2. Click the 'Posts' button link in the administration panel on the left side of the window. Click a post title you want to edit to open the editor.

3. Type any standard text you want to add to the post field in the editor. Notice that no formatting is applied to the text. Click 'Save Draft' if you want to save the changes to a draft or click 'Publish' to post the new content to your blog.

How to Use an XML File Template on WordPress

1. Sign in to your WordPress account. Scroll down the left side of the Dashboard until you reach the 'Tools' menu, then select 'Import.'
2. Choose the name of the blogging platform from which you want to import an XML file. Examples include 'Movable Type' and 'TypePad.' Choose the 'Browse' button, locate the XML file on your hard drive and click 'Open.' Select the 'Import' button.

3. Wait for WordPress to inform you that the import has been successful. View the blog in a separate tab or window to see that your old posts, tags, categories and comments now show within WordPress.

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