How to Make a WordPress Theme in Dreamweaver

1. Use TAGStention, found at This add-on puts an actual extension bar within Dreamweaver that gives you easy access to any WordPress tags you might need to use while typing code. If you use a tag that requires certain parameters to be met, you will be able to use a wizard to fill them out. As of the date of publication, TAGStention is free to use.
2. Go to and get ThemeDreamer, a Dreamweaver extension designed to help you make WordPress themes. The extension allows you to see exactly what your WordPress theme will look like when it's finished, and provides access to more than 50 royalty free fonts.

3. Build a WordPress theme in Dreamweaver from scratch without any extensions. This is by far the most difficult option -- you will need to be knowledgeable in HTML and CSS programming. Instead of building your own from scratch, you may want to try editing a pre-existing WordPress theme.

How to Disable Footers in WordPress Themes

1. Open a browser window and type your WordPress domain name in the navigation text box. Press 'Enter' to open the blog in your browser. Click the 'Admin' link to open the login screen.
2. Type the administrator user name and password and click 'Login.' The WordPress dashboard opens. Click 'Appearance' on the left, then click 'Editor' in the list of appearance options.

3. Click 'footer.php' on the right side of the editor. The editor displays all of your footer code. Type '/*' at the very top of the file and type '*/' at the very bottom part of the file. This comments out all PHP code in the footer.php file.
4. Click 'Save Changes' to save the changes to the blog. Open a new browser window or tab and view the website in the new window. Notice that the footer links no longer display on your blog.

How to Enable URL Rewriting on WordPress

1. Click the Windows 'Start' button, and open your preferred Web browser. Use the Web browser to navigate to the blog's home page.
2. Click the 'Admin Dashboard' link in the WordPress blog footer, and log in to your WordPress dashboard.

3. Click the 'Settings' link in the left navigation panel. In the list of available options, click 'Permalinks.' A list of options display in the center detail panel.
4. Choose the type of URL rewrite you want to use on the blog. For instance, using 'Day and Name' rewrites the URL to display the day the post was written and the name of the post.
5. Click 'Update' to save the changes. Click the link to your blog at the top of the dashboard to view your URL changes.

How to Change a WordPress Template in Dreamweaver

1. Launch Dreamweaver on your computer, and click 'Dreamweaver Site' in the center column of the splash page.
2. Type the name of your WordPress site in the text field, and click the folder icon next to the 'Local Site Folder' text field. Navigate to the WordPress directory on your computer using the navigator dialog, click the root folder and click 'OK.'

3. Click 'Servers' in the left side bar, click the ' ' button and type your Web hosting information in the corresponding text fields and click 'Save.' If you do not know what to type in the text fields, contact your Web host -- most service providers maintain 24 hour customer service hot lines.
4. Click the 'Save' button in the 'Site Service' window. Dreamweaver displays your WordPress directory in the 'Files' panel.
5. Open the 'wp-content' folder located in your WordPress site's directory, open 'themes' and open the folder whose title corresponds to the template you want to change.
6. Double-click 'style.css' to open your template's style sheet. Change the code in whatever way you want to change the style of your WordPress template. Alternatively, double-click any of the PHP files to change the structure of certain aspects of your WordPress template. For instance, open 'footer.php' to change the PHP functions present in the page.
7. Click 'File' in the menu bar of the application window, and select 'Save.' Upload the changed WordPress template document by clicking the 'File Management' button adjacent to the 'Title' text field and selecting 'Put.' The file uploads to your remote directory.

How to Place a Search Box in a WordPress Theme

1. Visit the wp-admin sub-directory of your WordPress website and log into the Dashboard. Navigate to 'Appearance' and click the 'Editor' link to load the 'Edit Themes' screen.
2. Locate the template file you want to edit in the list under 'Templates' and click its link. Each template file controls a certain page type or a part of the overall theme, such as the sidebar or the header. File names for templates relate to their function within the theme, so editing footer.php, for example, will change the footer.

3. Place the following code into the file where you want the search box to appear:
Save the updated template file. The search box will now appear in your theme on the pages controlled by the template you edited.

How to Edit HTML in a Wordpress Blog

1. Create a new post if you haven't already done so by clicking the 'New Post' button in the navigation bar of WordPress.
2. Compose the main text of your post within the 'Visual' editor, which is the default view which appears when you create a new post. Click the 'HTML' tab once you've finished adding content -- which may also include videos or images -- to your post.

3. Edit any HTML you want to change, such as tags for image or videos, line spacing between paragraphs or font size or style. Switch back to 'Visual' after making any changes to make sure they've taken effect and, if they have, to see how they look.
4. Undo any changes with which you're not satisfied by clicking back to 'HTML' view and pressing 'Ctrl-Z.'

How to Hide a WordPress Blog From the Public

1. Log into your WordPress website.
2. Click 'Add New' under Plugins.

3. Click 'Maintenance' into the search box. A list of plugins will appear.
4. Read the description of each plug in and then click 'Install Now' on one plugin.
5. Click 'Activate plugin.'
6. Click 'Plugins' from your Dashboard and then click 'Settings' under the plugin you just installed. Change the value and units to hide your blog for a certain period of time. For example, change the value to '30' and the unit to 'days' to hide your blog for 30 days. The specifics of how to choose options, and which options are available, vary among plugins.

How to Update Twitter From WordPress

1. Log into WordPress as the 'admin' user. Download and install a plugin that allows you to update your Twitter status with each new blog post (see Resources).
2. Click 'Plugins' from the menu. Locate the plugin you installed and click 'Activate' underneath its name.

3. Navigate to the settings for the plugin. For example, click 'Tools' and 'Twitter Updater' for the Twitter Updater plugin.
4. Set the options in the plugin based on how you want Twitter updated when you create a new WordPress post. Save your changes, for example by clicking the 'save options' button.
5. Click 'Add New' under 'Posts.' Type a title for the post, the body for the post and an optional excerpt for the post. Click 'Publish' to publish the post.
6. Sign into Twitter to check that a new tweet was entered for the post you published.

How to Add Products to a WordPress eShop

1. Log on to your WordPress dashboard.
2. Click 'Add page' to create a brand-new page for shopping, or click 'eEdit page' if you want to add a product to an existing WordPress page. You may only add one product per page in WordPress, so you'll need several pages if you sell multiple online items.

3. Enter the product name in the 'Page Title' field.
4. Type a product description in the text field below the title, or click on the image icon to insert a product image.
5. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the 'Product Entry' section. With the eShop plug-in installed, a Product Entry section appears on all pages, but you can leave it blank to hide the option on any published Web pages that do not contain products.
6. Enter a SKU number into the 'Product ID' box. This number can be random, but the eShop plug-in requires that you number all products.
7. Enter a price for the product and any shipping charges into the field provided.
8. Click on the check box labeled 'Stock is Available.' You can uncheck this box later if the product sells out but you still want to keep the page online.
9. Click 'Publish' to upload the product page. Unless you used custom payment settings while installing the plug-in, customers who click on a product will send you money via PayPal. You will receive a notice at your default WordPress email account whenever a sale is made.

How to Edit WordPress Gallery Spacing

1. Log in to WordPress.
2. Go to 'Posts' and select the post where your gallery is located.

3. Switch to the 'HTML' tab.
4. Edit the gallery shortcode to include the thumbnail size and number of columns:[gallery link='file' columns='2' size='thumbnail']
5. Adjust the number of columns and thumbnail size to control the gallery spacing. If you wish to space the images closer, you can change the thumbnail to a bigger size or adjust the number of columns. For example:[gallery link='file' columns='3' size='medium']
6. Save your post.

How to Embed YouTube Into WordPress Sidebar

YouTube Plugins
1. Select a YouTube widget that meets your needs. 'Smart YouTube' not only allows you to display videos on your sidebar but also helps to properly insert YouTube videos into your blog posts and pages. The plugin 'YouTube' displays the current videos you've watched and uploaded in a list on a sidebar widget. 'YouTube Embed' allows you to embed videos in the sidebar using the video ID and type (either video or playlist).
2. Log in to your WordPress dashboard, and go to 'Plugins' > 'Add New.' Search for the plugin you want to install. If you want to browse alternative YouTube plugins, you can enter 'YouTube' in the search bar to find all plugins that use the phrase 'YouTube.'

3. Click 'Details' below the plugin title if you want to know more about the features. Click 'Install Now' to install the plugin. Your site will prompt you to make sure you want to install the plugin. Click 'OK' to start the installation.
4. Follow plugins instructions for adding YouTube videos to your sidebar. How this is done depends on the plugin that you use.
Embedding a Video
5. Log in to your WordPress dashboard and select 'Appearance' from the left sidebar. From the appearance options, click the 'Widgets' link. This will open the widgets options, including a widget representation of your sidebar on the farthest right side of the screen.
6. Select the 'Text' widget from under 'Available Widgets' and drag it to where you want the video to appear on your sidebar.
7. Go to the YouTube video that you wish to share, and click the 'Embed' button underneath the video. Set a custom video size that will fit on your sidebar. The exact numbers will depend on the width of your sidebar, but the minimum width is 200 pixels. YouTube will select a height based on your width so that the video will remain in scale.
8. Copy the embed code and paste it into blank text area for your 'Text' widget. You can add a header for this widget if you want, such as the name of the video.
9. Click 'Save' in the lower-right corner of your widget, and check your website to make sure the video is properly embedded and fits with your website's layout.

How to Create a Full Width Page Template for WordPress

1. Create a new, blank file in the plain-text or code editor of your choice. Open up your 'page.php' file from the following location:/yoursite/wp-content/themes/name-of-theme/'Yoursite' is the directory where you installed WordPress, and 'name-of-theme' is the name of the theme you want to edit. Copy the contents of 'page.php,' and paste it into the blank file. Save the blank file as 'your-template-name.php,' where 'your-template-name' is whatever name you want to give the file.
2. Add the following line of code to the very top of your new template file:
WordPress reads this code, and when it sees 'Template Name,' it knows that 'Your Name Here' is a template it should offer when you create pages in the dashboard. Give it a descriptive name, such as 'Full-Width Page.' Save your file.

3. Read through the PHP file you just created, and look for this code entry:
In the case of multiple sidebars, you might see code for the other sidebars similar to the following:
Remove codes for sidebars wherever you see them. Save your file again.
4. Open up your 'header.php' file, and check that the
tag includes the following line of code:
If you do not see it there, add that tag within the
tag. Save the 'header.php' file. Now go back to your full-width template file, and make sure the
tag that wraps around your page content has its class set to
like so:
5. Open up your 'style.css' file, and add the .page {width: 100%;}Change '.page-template-layout-full-width-php' to reflect the name you gave your template's file. A file named 'my-new-page.php' will be '.page-template-my-new-page-php'. This CSS code ensures that any page set to use the full-width template will display its contents across the full width of the screen.
6. Log in to the WordPress dashboard, and create a new page. After adding your content to the editor, find the drop-down under Template in the Page Attributes box on the right of the screen. Click the drop-down and select your new template. Click the blue Update button in the box above to publish the page.

How to Log in to WordPress With GoDaddy

1. Locate the installation email sent to you during the WordPress installation process. The installation email was sent to the email address you specified during installation. It contains your WordPress password.
2. Navigate to your domain's WordPress log in panel. The address to log in is http://yourdomain/wp-admin where 'yourdomain' is the actual name of your domain. For example, if your website is named '' then navigate to ''

3. Type 'admin' as the user name and then type the password sent to you in the email.
4. Click the 'Log In' button.

How to Turn off Widgets in a Wordpress Theme

1. Open your computer's default Internet browser, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome, and browse to your website.
2. Access the administration area of your Wordpress website and log in using your admin username and password (for the WordPress blog). The default administration URL for Wordpress is accessible by entering '/wp-admin' after your WordPress website's URL (only if you have not changed the administration directory yourself in your Web host).

3. Scroll on the left side bar until you view 'Appearance' as one of the tab headers within the navigation. Click the arrow icon to the right of 'Appearance' to view the drop-down menu of options you have in WordPress, including Widgets.
4. Select 'Widgets' from below the 'Appearance' tab and allow all of your current widgets and the sidebar to load within the WordPress administration area. From this page 'Available Widgets', 'Inactive Widgets', and 'Full Width Sidebar' will be your options with the widgets in their said place.
5. Drag any widgets under 'Available Widgets' to deactivate and turn off their use entirely from your website. This will deactivate any scripts or codes that also come with the widget. Dragging an 'Inactive Widget' to the 'Available Widgets' section will activate the widget, making it available for use and placement on your website. Place an 'Available Widget' on to your website by dragging one to the 'Full Width Sidebar.' This will activate the widget for users to view on your website. Dragging a widget to a new section will cause your website to save instantly and automatically, with no need to save final changes.
6. Remove a widget from your website that is active and placed within the 'Full Width Sidebar' by clicking the arrow icon directly to the right of the widget title. Within the dropped down content, select 'Delete' to remove the widget from being actively displayed on your WordPress website.

How to Delete Avatars in Wordpress

1. Login to your WordPress account. Make sure you use the account that has the unwanted avatar, not a secondary accounts.
2. Click the 'Settings' link in the left control panel of the WordPress dashboard. When the list of options opens, click the 'General' link.

3. Scroll down to the 'Blog Picture' area. You see your current avatar. Underneath the avatar is a button labeled 'Remove Image.' Click it and click 'Yes' at the confirmation window.

How to Reinstall WordPress to Root

1. Log in to your Web host administration panel. This will vary depending on your host, but cPanel is the most common.
2. Open the 'MySQL Databases' configuration page. Highlight your WordPress root database and delete it.

3. Click to create a new database. Use the same database settings as with your initial database. Log out of the administration panel after you are done.
4. Go to the WordPress page on your website to open the installation page. For example, if your WordPress is installed to '' in the default folder, go to '' Enter your database details in the configuration setup to reinstall WordPress.

How to Edit a Footer in a WordPress File

1. Log into the WordPress site with your administrator account.
2. Click 'Appearance' in the left menu, then click 'Editor.' You will see a page that displays the PHP coding for the sections of your WordPress template.

3. Click 'Footer' from the list of PHP sections. The footer area code will appear in the text box in the middle of the screen.
4. Edit the code for the footer, then click the 'Update File' button. When you view your WordPress site, you will see the changes you made appear in the site footer.

How to Change the Header Size in WordPress 3.0

1. Log into the website.
2. Open the Presentation Administration Screen. Locate the 'Appearance' tab in the left navigation bar. Click the down arrow to open a drop down a list. Click 'Editor' from the drop down list.

3. Locate the link on the right side of the dashboard titled 'Stylesheet,' under the section title called 'Styles.' Click the link to open the CSS file for your website.
4. Replace the header tag #header with a larger number of pixels for the 'height.' For example, the CSS string may read: #header { height: 100px; width: 100%; }.
5. Click the 'Update file' button at the bottom left of the file editing box. Refresh your website to see the new header change.

How to Delete WordPress From cPanel

Hosting Providers That Use QuickInstall
1. Click the 'QuickInstall' icon in the 'Software/Services' section of the cPanel interface.
2. Click the 'Manage Installations' button at the top of the window.

3. Click the 'X' icon next to the WordPress installation that you want to remove.
4. Click 'OK.' The selected WordPress installation is removed from the server and from the list of applications displayed on the page.
Hosting Providers That Use Site Software
5. Click the 'Site Software' icon in the 'Software/Services' section of the cPanel interface.
6. Scroll down the list of installed applications until you locate the WordPress installation that you want to remove.
7. Click the 'Uninstall' button to remove WordPress.
Hosting Providers That Use Fantastico
8. Click the 'Fantastico' icon in the cPanel interface.
9. Click 'WordPress' under 'Blogs' on the left side of the page.
10. Locate the WordPress installation that you want to remove in the 'Current Installations' section at the bottom of the page.
11. Click the 'Remove' link next to the WordPress installation that you want to remove.
12. Click 'OK.'

How to Change WordPress Gallery Spacing

1. Visit the 'wp-admin' directory of your website and log in to the WordPress dashboard. Navigate to 'Appearance' and click the 'Editor' link to load the 'Edit Themes' screen. Find the 'style.css' link at the bottom of the list under 'Templates' and click to load it in the editor box.
2. Add the following code to the bottom of {margin-top: XXpx !important;margin-left: XXpx !important;margin-bottom: XXpx !important;margin-right: XXpx !important;}The class name 'gallery-item' matches the code WordPress generates for the gallery. WordPress automatically adds CSS code to any page containing an image gallery. In CSS, code between style tags on a Web page takes priority over code in an external CSS file, so you must use '!important' to override those on-page styles.

3. Click the blue 'Update File' button to save your changes. Visit your website and take a look at your gallery. If the new spacing creates a conflict with the rest of the site's design, go back and make tweaks to style.css until the gallery looks good.

How to Use Template Tags in WordPress in Widgets

1. Log in to the WordPress admin area.
2. Go through the left-hand navigation pane and locate 'Plugins.' Click on 'Add New' under plugins so the plugin search page will load.

3. Insert 'PHP code widget' in the search box and click the 'Search Plugins' button to the right. Click the 'Install' link for the 'PHP code widget' plugin which will be the first search result. Click on 'Activate Plugin' link when prompted.
4. Click 'Widgets' under 'Appearance' in the left-hand navigation menu. Notice that there will be a new widget named 'PHP Code.' Drag this widget to the chosen sidebar in the right.
5. Insert the desired template tag within the body of 'PHP Code' widget. Enter an appropriate title for the widget or leave it blank.You may even test the widget with a simple template tag such as '

'. The only condition to insert PHP codes into the widget is that the code must be contained within regular HTML tags.

How to Access WordPress Page Files in BlueHost cPanel

1. Sign in to your cPanel at Click on 'Files.'
2. Click on 'File Manager' to open the server file manager.

3. Open the directory on your server where WordPress is installed. Open the 'WP-Content' folder.
4. Open the 'Themes' folder, then open the folder for the specific theme you are using.
5. Open the 'Page.php' file to open the page template. The other page templates, such as the 'Archive.php' and 'Index.php' templates will also be visible.

How to Rotate the Header Image in WordPress

1. Install the Rotating Header plugin in your WordPress theme. The Rotating Header plugin is a simple plugin that allows you to enter a set of image files to use in your header and to rotate among them.
2. Download the WP Random Header plugin to your WordPress blog. The WP Random Header plugin chooses image files from the wp-content/header-images folder to use as your header. Because the plugin chooses any file in the folder, be sure you include only image files.

3. Use the Dynamic Headers plugin. The Dynamic Headers plugin allows you to choose different headers for your posts from image files or flash files, as well as rotating through random file headers on each post.

How to Connect Tumblr WordPress

1. Create an RSS feed of your WordPress site using a feed creator service, such as those at or Copy the URL address of your WordPress site and paste it within the appropriate boxes once you've signed up for an account with the RSS feed-burning service. The instructions will vary based on the service you choose, but the process is designed for users of all computer skill levels. Once you've entered your information the service will create a new extended URL address that represents your RSS feed. An RSS feed allows you to syndicate content from any site and this feed will automatically send updates of new content to any site containing your RSS feed.
2. Copy and paste your new RSS feed into a text document for use in your Tumblr theme. You can also grab your RSS feed at any time by logging into your user account with the service you selected.

3. Access your Tumblr dashboard with your email address and password. Once inside your dashboard, click the 'Customize' link on the right-hand side of the screen located underneath the 'Queue' link for scheduled postings.
4. Select the 'Services' tab from the top navigation bar once your theme customization screen loads.
5. Scroll to the bottom of the drop-down menu and locate the 'Automatically import my' option. Select 'RSS feed' and 'Links with Summaries' from the drop-down menus just above the feed entry bar. You can select a variety of import and preference options from these menus.
6. Paste your RSS feed address into the box below these menu options, labeled 'Feed URL,' and click the 'Start importing this feed' button below.

How to Migrate a Hosted WordPress to Your Own Domain

1. Export your WordPress database. In your current installation of WordPress, log in to the admin area and click on 'Tools-Export.' Select 'All Contents' and click 'Download Export File.' This will download an XML file to your computer containing your articles, comments, pages and registered users.
2. Install WordPress on your new domain if you haven't already done so. Almost all Web hosts offer tools such as Simple Scripts or Fantastico that allow you to install WordPress automatically with a push of a button. If you do not have access to these tools, download and unzip the current WordPress package manually and save it to a folder on your computer. Be sure to name the folder the same as the directory you will create on your Web host.

3. Access the control panel on your new domain host and create a new database. Open MySQL. There should be a box to add databases. Write in the name of your new database and click the button that reads 'Submit,' 'OK' or 'Create Database.'
4. Access the file manager on your domain and create a new directory where you will install WordPress.
5. Open the folder on your computer where you saved the WordPress package. Rename the 'wp-config-sample.php' file to 'wp-config.php.' Open 'wp-config.php' in your favorite text editor and fill in your database details including the database name, user name, password and host name.
6. Upload the WordPress package into the directory you just created. Install WordPress by accessing '' in your browser (replace 'yoursite' with the actual domain name). You new WordPress should now be installed.
7. Log in to the WordPress administration area and access 'Tools-Import.' Select 'WordPress' from the list. Upload this file using the submission form. You will be asked to map the authors in the export file to users on the blog. You have the option choose to map to an existing user on the blog or to create a new user. WordPress will import all of the content in the export file and your blog will be fully migrated to the new domain.

How to Install Bulk Plugins in WordPress

1. Download the plugins you want to install from the WordPress 'Download and Extend' section. Open each .ZIP file and extract the contents to a folder on your computer.
2. Access your server's files using an FTP program or your host's file manager. If using an FTP program, contact your Web host to find the IP address, FTP username, password and port. Type these values into the connection box inside your FTP program and connect to your server.

3. Open the 'WP Content' folder inside your server, and then navigation to 'Plugins.'
4. Upload each WordPress plugin you downloaded and extracted. Make sure they all go in the 'Plugins' folder.
5. Sign in to your WordPress panel, and click 'Plugins.' Click on 'Inactive.' Here, you will see the list of each plugin you uploaded.
6. Check the box next to each plugin you want to activate. Click the 'Bulk Actions' selector and choose 'Activate.' Click 'Apply' to activate each plugin.

How to Make Changes on Multiple WordPress Posts

1. Log in to your WordPress site. Click 'Posts' on the sidebar to display a list of your blog posts.
2. Browse through the post list. Place a check mark next to each post you want to edit. To select all the posts on the display page, click on the check box above the top article to highlight them all.

3. Click on the arrow next to 'Bulk Actions.' Select 'Edit' and then click 'Apply.' This opens the bulk post editor.
4. Click on a category box to transfer the selected posts to a specific category.
5. Make changes to the post author or the comment status (enabled or disabled) by clicking on the arrow next to the respective entry.
6. Click on the 'Status' arrow to change the display status of the posts (published, draft, etc.). Click on the 'Ping' arrow to choose whether to allow pingbacks for the specific posts. Click on the 'Sticky' arrow if you want to keep the posts at the top of the blog.
7. Click on 'Update' when you have finished making changes to the posts.

How to Include a Graph in My WordPress Blog

1. Open a Web browser and navigate to a free image-hosting site such as Each image site works differently, but you can upload the graph image using the hosting site's interface. For, click the 'Computer' button and choose the graph image on your computer. Click 'Upload' to upload the image to the site. After you upload the image, a direct link is displayed for the image. You need this link to insert it into your WordPress post.
2. Click the 'New Tab' button on your browser. Type your WordPress blog's domain name in the navigation text box. After your blog loads, click the 'Admin Dashboard' link and log in to your WordPress dashboard.

3. Click the 'Posts' link in the left navigation panel. Click 'Add New.' You'll add the image and post content in the WordPress editor that opens.
4. Click the 'Image' icon at the top of the editor. An 'Insert Image' window opens. Click the 'From URL' tab. Paste the image URL from the image-hosting website into the 'Image URL' text box.
5. Type a title for the graph image in the 'Image Title' text box. Click 'Insert into Post' to add the image. Note that a preview of the graph image is shown in the editor.

How to Embed WMV Video in WordPress

1. Upload the WMV video you wish to embed into your WordPress post to your server using your preferred FTP program. Record the exact URL of the uploaded video.
2. Open your browser and log into your WordPress dashboard.

3. Create a new post or edit a current post where you want to embed the WMV video. Click the 'HTML' tab to view and edit the HTML coding of the post. Scroll through the post and find the location where you want to embed the WMV video into your WordPress post.
4. Insert the following HTML code into the post:

5. Replace '' in the above code with the exact URL of the video on your server.
6. Change the 'WIDTH' and 'HEIGHT' values to the size in pixels you want to set for the embedded video player in your post.
7. Click 'Publish' to save and publish the post.

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