How to Load a WordPress Backup

1. Go to your website and log into your WordPress blog.
2. Scroll down the Dashboard to the 'Tools' section and click the 'Import' link.

3. Choose 'WordPress' from the list of systems you can import.
4. Click 'Choose File' to select the WordPress backup that you want to import.
5. Click the 'Upload File and Import' button to load the backup.
6. Select 'Admin' when prompted to assign an author to the backup on the 'Assign Authors' screen. This gives you control over the backup you are importing.
7. Click the 'Submit' button to complete the import of your WordPress backup.

How to Redirect in Wordpress

Redirect Post Or Page
1. Log in to the admin area of your WordPress site. Click 'Plugins' on the left-side menu bar, then click 'Add New.' In the search box, type 'Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin' and press enter. This is a free plugin for WordPress that lets you easily redirect posts and pages.
2. Find 'Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin' on the results page and click 'Install Now.' Wait for the plugin to install, then click 'Activate Plugin.'

3. Click 'Redirect Menu' on the left-hand menu bar, then click 'Quick Redirects.' You will see two text boxes. One is under the header 'Request' -- in here, put the URL of the page you want to redirect, excluding the domain name. For example, type /my-post/ instead of The other box is labelled 'Destination' -- this is where you want the post to redirect to. Type the URL in full in this box. This can be any URL -- it does not have to be on your own site.
4. Click 'Save Changes.' Whenever a visitor attempts to access the pages listed under 'Request,' he will be redirected to the corresponding destination.
Changing Permalinks
5. Log in to the admin area of your WordPress site. Click 'Plugins' on the left-side menu bar, then click 'Add New.' In the search box, type 'Permalinks Moved Permanently' and press enter. This is another free plugin. Whenever a visitor searches for a link that does not exist, the plugin searches for another post with the same slug -- the last part of the URL, usually containing the post title -- and if it finds one, redirects the visitor there.
6. Find 'Permalinks Moved Permanently' in the search results, and click 'Install Now' just below it.
7. Wait for the plugin to install, and click 'Active Plugin' when prompted to do so. No further actions are necessary -- the plugin is now installed and running, and will redirect visitors to the correct locations of your posts.

How to Put a Theme to a WordPress Blog

Upload Your Theme in the Dashboard
1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard and navigate to 'Appearance' and then 'Themes.' Click the 'Add New' link under 'Themes.' Go to 'Upload' under 'Install Themes.' Select the zip file containing your theme and click 'Install Now.' Click the 'Return to Themes Page' link after the theme finishes installing.
2. Navigate to 'Appearance' and click the 'Themes' link to load the 'Manage Themes' screen. Find your new theme in the list of 'Available Themes' and click the 'Activate' link beneath its screen shot.

3. Look under 'Appearance' for a link with a name like 'Theme Options.' Look under 'Settings' for a theme options page if you do not see one under 'Appearance.' Not all themes come with an options page, but you can use this page to set up text, ads and other options. Remember to click 'Save' before previewing your website.
Install a Theme From the Directory
4. Log in to your WordPress dashboard and click 'Themes' to navigate to the 'Manage Themes' page. Click the 'Add New' link below 'Themes' in the menu and fill out the search form. You can search by keywords such as 'framework' or 'white' or search for themes by their names. Check off features under 'Feature Filter' to narrow down the results.
5. Browse the search results and click the 'Install' link under the theme you want to install. Click the blue 'Install Now' button on the pop-up. Wait for the theme to finish installing and then click the 'Return to Theme Installer' link.
6. Navigate to 'Themes' and find your new theme in the list. Click the 'Activate' link beneath a theme's screen shot to set it as your new theme. Locate the 'Theme Options' page if one exists to set up your theme. Not all themes come with an options page.

How to Insert a Read More in WordPress Posts

1. Click 'Add New' in 'Posts' to create a new WordPress post, or click 'Posts' and then click 'Edit' under an existing post you want to edit.
2. Click the 'Visual' tab if it is not yet enabled. This ensures you are in WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) mode.

3. Write your blog post. Click where you want the 'Read More' link to appear.
4. Click the fourth icon from the right on the editing toolbar. This icon is the 'Insert More Tag' command. It looks like two rectangles separated by a line. WordPress will now display a horizontal line followed by the word 'More' where you added it.
5. Resume writing your blog post. When you are finished, click 'Publish' if it is a new post or 'Update' if it is an existing post. Your blog will initially display only the words coming before the 'Read More' link. When a visitor clicks that link, the rest of the post will be displayed.

How to Turn Excerpt Off in WordPress 2.9.2

1. Log in to your WordPress account.
2. Click 'Appearance' on the left-side menu bar of the admin control panel, then click 'Editor.'

3. Look at the list of posts on the right side of the page. The ones you need to modify are called archive.php and index.php. The archive.php file controls the appearance of your category, tag and archive pages, and index.php controls your main index page, which is usually the homepage of your site.
4. Click 'archive.php.' The code for this page now appears in the center area. Select all the text in the editor, and paste it into a text editor such as notepad. Do not use a word processor such as Microsoft Word, as this will add additional code to the file. Save the file to your computer's hard drive. Now you have a backup, so if you make a mistake you can easily replace the file with a working version.
5. Return to the WordPress admin screen and scroll through archive.php in the central editing area until you find the line of code containing 'the_exerpt()' (without quotations). This may be surrounded by php tags, like this:

6. Replace the word 'excerpt' with 'content,' so the code looks like this: 'the_content()' (again without quotations), then scroll to the bottom of the page and click 'Update File.'
7. Go to your blog's main index page, followed by a category page, to confirm that the posts are displaying in full. If they are not, return to the code and ensure that the changes have been saved correctly and that there are no typing errors.

How to Embed Images in Comments in WordPress

How to Enable Images in Comments
1. Log in to your WordPress admin area. From the large menu bar on the left side, click 'Plugins,' then click 'Add New.' Your user role must be either 'Super Admin' or 'Administrator' for the 'Plugins' menu to be visible to you. If you cannot see it, you will not be able to complete these instructions and must ask a site administrator to do it for you.
2. Type 'Comment Images' in the text field, then click the 'Search Plugins' button. Find 'Comment-Images' in the search results, which will probably be right at the top of the list, and click the 'Install Now' link, located just beneath the title.

3. Wait for the plug-in to finish installing, then click the 'Activate Plugin' link when prompted. The plug-in is now installed and active. You do not need to perform any further action for the plug-in to work.
How to Embed An Image in a Comment
4. Visit the blog post that you want to leave a comment on. Note that the above series of steps must be fully completed for images to be successfully embedded in comments. Scroll down to the comments section and write your comment in the text box.
5. Open a new browser tab or window, and locate the image you want to embed. When you find the Web page it is on, right-click the image and click 'View Image.' The image will appear in its own window. Copy the URL of this page.
6. Return to your blog comment and click the link to add an image, located directly beneath the text box. A pop-up window will appear asking you for the image's URL. Paste the URL into the text bo, and click 'OK.' The image will be embedded in your comment inside [img] tags. You can move this code to any location in your comment where you want the image to be displayed. When you are finished, click 'Submit Comment.'

How to Restore a WordPress Blog From EZ Backup

1. Log into your WordPress blog.
2. Click 'EZ Backup' from the menu, then click 'Backup Browser.'

3. Select the backup you want to restore to from the drop-down list, then click 'Prepare for Download.'
4. Click the 'Download Now' link provided on the page to download a copy of the backup. This file will be in a '.tgz' format.
5. Right-click the downloaded file and select 'Decompress' or 'Unzip.' This will unzip the contents into a new folder on your computer. This folder contains the files backed up from your WordPress blog.
6. Launch your FTP program and log into your website hosting account.
7. Navigate to your WordPress blog directory on the server side of the FTP program. Navigate to the folder with the decompressed data on your computer's side.
8. Highlight the files and folders you want to restore from the decompressed folder in the FTP program. If you hold down the 'Ctrl' button, you can select many files at once.
9. Click the 'Transfer' button to upload the backup data into your WordPress folder on the server. This will restore any files that were corrupted or erased from your EZ Backup.

How to Remove Featured Image

1. Open the 'Posts' menu on the left side of the WordPress dashboard menu. WordPress displays a list of the posts that are in published or draft status on your website.
2. Click 'Edit' under the name of the post that you want to remove a featured image from. The word 'Edit' appears when you hover the mouse pointer over the name of the post. WordPress opens the post editing screen and displays the contents of that post.

3. Scroll to the 'Featured Image' section in the post editor, and click the 'Remove Featured Image' link under the image that you want to remove.

How to Create a Free WordPress Blog Badge

1. Design a strategy to encourage your followers to use the blog badge. You could start a post on 'The 100 best blogs in [your niche]' and create badges for 'Top 100,' 'Top 50,' 'Top 10' and so on. Then, email the relevant code to the websites. Alternatively, you might simply ask your loyal visitors to help you by writing a dedicated post about the badge and asking people to put it on their sites.
2. Create a badge. If you have graphic design skills, you can open Photoshop or a similar program and get to work. If not, ask an artistic friend or use a free logo generator such as the one on Regardless of how you design the badge, remember that you want it to stand out enough that it will be noticed and people will click on it.

3. Log in to your WordPress account. Go to 'Media' and click 'Add New.' Upload your badge to your website by clicking 'Browse' and locating the image file on your hard drive. Once you have uploaded the file, copy the text next to the 'URL' text box -- this is the location of the image on your website.
4. Determine the code that is needed to place your blog badge on another blog or website. Use the following format, replacing the example URLs with your own:

5. Advertise the badge on your website. Start a new post, telling people about the badge and providing the code you developed in Step 4. Alternately, you can place a small message on your WordPress sidebar by going to 'Appearance,' 'Widgets' and dragging a 'Text' widget to the sidebar. Add your message and the code for your badge to the 'Text' area.

How to Check the RSS Outputs for WordPress

1. Sign in to your WordPress admin area.
2. Click 'Settings' and 'Reading' in the menu on the left.

3. Click the button next to either 'Full Text' or 'Summary.' Full text makes your entire posts available in RSS. Summary outputs only a portion of your posts. Click 'Save Changes.'
4. Click 'Posts' and 'Add New' in the menu on the left.
5. Create a test post. Depending on what you are trying to check with your RSS output, you will want to enter different things in your post. If you just want to see that the feed works, enter a few lines. If you want to check more advanced features like formatting, fonts and images, then enter the appropriate information to see those features.
6. Click 'Publish.' Wait awhile and then check your RSS feed in your RSS reader. Depending upon the service you use to download to your RSS reader, you may need to wait anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of hours.

How to Make Your Own Free WordPress Template

1. Change the color for the text of the name of your blog under the 'Site Name' box. Type in the name of your blog or upload the logo you would like to use. Change the body size of the text. You can view the changes on the blog to the right.
2. Position the sidebar, if you would like one. You can insert the text bar into a specific position on the right or the left. Also, decide if you would like a third column. In the next box down, choose what components you would like to appear in your column(s).

3. Choose your blog background color and any background items you would like to appear. You can insert your own background items by typing your URL into each drop-down box. Move to the next box and adjust how you would like your text to appear. This includes both headings and regular text. Remember, this dictates the texts you'll be able to use on your blog, so choose carefully.
4. Decide on the Tags, Archives and Search options. When you're satisfied with your template, preview it. If everything appears OK, choose 'Save' and then download it onto your computer into a place that you won't forget. Each of the separate files, such as 'index.php,' are separate templates.

How to Export Content From WordPress to Tumblr

1. Navigate to and log in to your account.
2. Click the 'Customize' link in the right column on your Dashboard.

3. Click the 'Services' link at the top of your 'Customize' page.
4. Click the tab under the 'Automatically import my...' and select '' from the drop-down menu. If you are using, leave the tab on RSS and paste the URL for your blog's RSS feed into the field.
5. Enter your blog name into the field.
6. Click the tab next to 'as' to choose which format you want to use to import your Wordpress blog. Click 'Links' to import only links to your Wordpress posts. Click 'Links with summaries' to import a link to your post with truncated text. Click 'Text without titles' to import the entire body for text posts. Click 'Photos' to import photos.
7. Click the 'Start importing this feed' button. Click the 'Save Close' button at the top of the 'Customize' page to save your changes.

How to Change the Theme of a Wordpress Blog

1. Choose a theme that you like and that complements the topic of your blog. There are a variety of free themes available online. Download several, if you can't decide. You can always upload them all and then experiment to see which one looks best on your blog (see Resources below).
2. Unzip the folder for the theme. Inside it, there will be another folder with the same name. Save this folder to your hard drive in an easy to find location, such as a folder labeled 'Wordpress Themes.'

3. Open your FTP software and upload this folder to your site's 'Themes' folder.
4. Log in to your Wordpress control panel and activate your new theme from the 'Design' tab. You should now be able to click the 'View Site' button and see your new Wordpress theme in action.

How to Export WordPress to Facebook

1. Log in to your Facebook account.
2. Click 'Edit Page' and 'Apps.' Locate 'Notes' and click 'Go to App.'

3. Click 'Edit Import Settings.' Type the URL of your WordPress blog into the 'Web URL' box. Place a check mark next to the box that states that you have the right to produce the Web content you have added.
4. Click 'Confirm.'

How to Change WordPress Permalinks for Split Posts

1. Sign in to WordPress. Choose the 'All Posts' link from the 'Posts' pane on the left side of the WordPress Dashboard.
2. Scroll through posts until you locate the one whose permalink you want to edit. Select the 'Edit' button below the post's name.

3. Click the 'Edit' button next to the permalink. Input any title you desired for the post, keeping in mind that you don't need to specify 'Page 1' or 'Page 2' -- WordPress does this automatically for your readers. Select 'Update' to update the entry to reflect the new permalink.

How to Embed YouTube in Thesis WordPress

1. Go to and find the video you want to embed on your Thesis WordPress blog. Copy the URL in your browser's address bar.
2. Log in to you blog's admin area.

3. Click 'Add New Post.'
4. Click on the 'Add Video' icon. This icon will look like a film strip.
5. Click the 'Type' drop-down menu and select 'Flash.'
6. Paste the YouTube URL for the video in the URL field, and then click the 'Insert' button. Finish the rest of your blog post as normal. When you post the blog entry, the YouTube video will be embedded.

How to Make a New WordPress Blog

1. Go online to the WordPress sign-up page (
2. Type the URL you want to assign to your blog in the first text field.

3. Type the username you want to be associated with your blog in the second text field.
4. Type a password you want assigned to your username in the second and third text fields.
5. Type your email address in the last text field and click 'Sign Up.'
6. Go to your email inbox and open the email sent to you by WordPress. Click the link in the email body to activate your WordPress blog. Your new WordPress blog is now active.

How to Set Thumbnails in WordPress

Set a Featured Image
1. Log into WordPress and click 'Posts' in the left menu. Hover over the post that you would like to have a thumbnail, and click the 'Edit' link that appears. Look for a 'Set Featured Image' link in the lower-right corner. If it does not exist, your theme is not yet compatible with thumbnails and needs editing.
2. Click the 'Set Featured Image' link on the post editing screen's lower-right corner. Follow the prompts to upload an image, but do not click the 'Insert' button. Instead, click 'Set as Featured Image' next to the button.

3. Click the 'X' at the top-right corner of the media uploader to make it disappear. Check that your image appears in the 'Featured Image' box. Click the blue 'Update' button to save the post with the thumbnail.
Add Theme Support for Thumbnails
4. Open the functions.php file of your current WordPress theme in the plain text or code editor of your choosing. This file is found here:/yoursite/wp-content/themes/name-of-theme/Add this code anywhere between the
tags of the file, preferably at the very bottom or very top:if (function_exists('add_theme_support')) {add_theme_support('post-thumbnails');}
5. Start a new line and add in the following code:set_post_thumbnails_size(50, 50, true);Between the parentheses are three parameters for this function: width, height and cropping mode. Set the width to whatever you want, and set the height to 9999 if you want variable height. WordPress takes thumbnails and sizes them to the width first and the height second, and with variable height it leaves the height alone. Include the 'true' parameter to tell WordPress to hard-crop the thumbnail to exact dimensions. WordPress crops from the center of images.
6. Add various thumbnail sizes by including the following function on the next line:add_image_size('size-name', 300, 200);Here, the 'size-name' is whatever you want to call that image size when you use it in theme templates, so give it a name that makes sense and is easy to remember. The next two parameters are height and width, just like in the set_post_thumbnails_size() function.
Add Thumbnails to Template Files
7. Open up your template files in your theme's folder. Wherever you want thumbnails to appear, add this code:
instead to use a different thumbnail size set in the functions.php file.
8. Wrap the thumbnail function in conditional tags to keep WordPress from trying to load thumbnails when posts do not have them. Your code should look like this:

9. Use an Else statement to show a fallback image for posts without thumbnails. Fallbacks are useful for site designs that would look awkward without some type of image in the thumbnail spot. Here is an example:

/your-fallback.png' />

How to Convert Wordpress to a Doc

1. Log in to your Wordpress account. Select 'Tools' and click 'Export.'
2. Change the filter values to download the Wordpress files you want and click 'Download Export File.'

3. Open Word on your computer. Select 'Open' from the File menu and choose the 'Wordpress.xml' file. Click 'Open.'
4. Select 'Save As' from the File menu. Choose 'doc' from the list of file types and click 'Save.'

How to Teach Yourself WordPress Visually

1. Sign up for a blog at When signing up for a free WordPress blog, you have to choose a domain name which will look like Access your WordPress blog by adding /wp-admin.php to your website domain name.
2. Choose a user name and a password and enter an e-mail address. WordPress will use the e-mail address entered to send (the website administrator) important e-mails. After choosing a username and password, WordPress will send you a confirmation e-mail to verify your account. Click on the link in the e-mail to verify your account and you are on your way to becoming WordPress proficient.

3. Sign in to your new WordPress account with your new username and password. After signing in, you will be taken to your account 'dashboard.' The dashboard is referred to as the 'back-end' of the blog, or the part of the blog that only you as the administrator will see. The 'front-end' of the blog is what the rest of the world will see. Along the left side of the window, you'll find a long list of buttons including Posts, Media, Links, Pages Comments, Ratings, Polls, Appearance, Users, Tools, and Settings. The easiest and quickest method of teaching yourself WordPress visually is to click through each button on this list.
4. Adjust the general settings of your blog. Click on the 'Settings' button and then on the 'General' button. These settings are basic to your blog and include your time zone, desired date and time format, and other settings. When you are finished making general setting changes, click on 'Save' and then continue to work your way down the 'Settings' list -- including 'Writing,' 'Reading,' 'Discussion,' etc. -- until you have made all of the changes you'd like under the 'Settings' button.
5. Decide what you are going to cover. You can do a photoblog, a food blog, write about technology or the stock market. You can vent your frustrations about the real estate market or your local congressman. Develop a writing or blogging plan. Most bloggers and writers write about their passions. List all of your passions and decide what to focus upon.
6. Choose your blog's 'theme'---not the overall point of the blog, but what the blog looks like. The point of the blog and the theme should go together. It wouldn't make visual sense to write about serious topics and have a theme that features pink polka dots and purple banners. There are hundreds of themes to choose from. A theme can be chosen under Appearance > Themes. You can preview each theme before assigning a new theme. Themes can be changed at any time.
7. Add 'widgets' to your Wordpress blog. You add widgets under Appearance > Widgets. Widgets add features and functionality to your blog that would not be available otherwise. There are literally thousands of widgets to choose from. Again, add widgets that make sense to your blog. These may include a text widget, a calendar widget, multiple back-end widgets that help with social media exposure and widgets that help track traffic.
8. Write your first post. Write the post in a word processing program first and copy and paste it into Wordpress later after you edit and proofread through the post. When it is ready to reveal to the world, click on 'Post > Add New.' Add a title to the post and paste the body text into the body field. Format the text how you would like, click on 'Save Draft,' and click on 'Publish.' Click on 'View Post' to look at your new post. Review it and make any changes you'd like in the body field, click on 'Update,' and click on 'View Post' to see the result of the changes you made. Changes to the body of the post can be made with the 'Visual Editor' or the 'HTML Editor.' The Visual Editor will add HTML tags to the text for you. Using the HTML Editor, you can add any supported HTML tags yourself.
9. Add photo and video files to your posts. Click on the 'Add Image' or 'Add Video' button and follow the prompts to upload and customize the image or video file and its display characteristics. If adding a video file to your blog, it is better to upload the video file to YouTube and add the video link.
10. Add links to your social media accounts so each time you add a post, your social media accounts are automatically notified of the update. All of your friends and contacts will automatically be updated with your new status. Also, add the 'Blog Subscription Widget' to your blog. This will allow your readers to sign up to receive post notifications by e-mail every time you add a new post.

How to FTP a Static Page in WordPress

1. Download and install an FTP client, such as FileZilla or Kompozer. When the download completes, run the setup file to install the client to your computer.
2. Launch the FTP client from its desktop shortcut and provide the information about your website, including FTP account, FTP username and FTP password. You will get this information from the web hosting company with which you signed up for hosting your website. These details are typically found in the 'Welcome' email from your hosting company.

3. Click 'Connect' or 'Quickconnect' to access your blog's files on your web host's server.
4. Use the directory listing under 'Local site' to navigate to the static webpage file that is to be uploaded to your website. Right-click this file and select 'Upload.' You will be prompted when the webpage uploads successfully. The uploaded file will also appear under 'Remote site' section, which shows all the files that are currently uploaded to your website.
5. Shift the uploaded webpage file to a new directory. Since you're looking to add the file as a new page on your Wordpress blog, you will have to create a new directory for it. To create the new directory, right-click anywhere in the 'Remote site' section of your FTP client and select 'Create directory.' Enter the navigation link for the new page. For instance, if the title of the new static page is 'Downloads,' type '/public_html/New folder/Downloads' as the address link for the new page. Drag the webpage file from the main folder under 'Remote site' to the 'Downloads' folder that you just created. If we assume that the address of your blog is ',' then the static webpage that you added to this blog will be accessible at ''
6. Add a link to the new static 'Downloads' page on your Wordpress blog's homepage. To add this link, you need to open your website homepage files in a web designing software, such as Adobe Dreamweaver and add the link at an appropriate place on your homepage.

How to Install a Chat Room in WordPress

BuddyPress AJAX Chat
1. Log into your self-hosted WordPress website.
2. Select “Plugins” from the navigational sidebar.

3. Select the “Add new” sub-menu.
4. Type “BuddyPress AJAX Chat” and click “Search Plugins.”
5. Click “Install Now” to add the BuddyPress AJAX Chat plug-in to your WordPress installation.
6. Click “Activate Plugin” to configure the chat room.
7. Select “BuddyPress AJAX Chat” to configure where your chat room is displayed.
WP Chat
8. Log into your self-hosted WordPress website.
9. Select “Plugins” from the navigational sidebar.
10. Select the “Add new” sub-menu.
11. Type “WP Chat” and click “Search Plugins.”
12. Click “Install Now” to add the WP Chat plug-in to your WordPress installation.
13. Click “Activate Plugin” to configure the chat room.
14. Select the “WP Chat” sub-menu from “Settings” in the navigational sidebar.
15. Register your chat room to finalize the set up of WP Chat.
Zopim Live Chat
16. Log into your self-hosted WordPress website.
17. Select “Plugins” from the navigational sidebar.
18. Select the “Add new” sub-menu found under “Plugins.”
19. Type “Zopim” and click “Search Plugins.”
20. Click “Install Now” to add the Zopim Live Chat plug-in to your WordPress installation.
21. Click “Activate Plugin” to configure the chat room.
22. Select “Zopim Live Chat” from the navigational sidebar.
23. Register your Zopim chat account and click “Activate Now.”
24. Retrieve your Zopim password from your email and enter it into the log-in screen to activate the plug-in.

How to Load an Artisteer Template to Wordpress

1. Click 'Start' and 'All Programs.' Click 'Artisteer' to open the program.
2. Click the 'WordPress' icon under 'Content Management System Themes' on the 'Getting Started with Artisteer' New Document screen.

3. Click the tabs across the top to choose the colors, layout and fonts for your website. Click the disk icon to save the website.
4. Click the 'Ideas' tab. Click 'Export' and then 'WordPress Theme' from the drop-down menu.
5. Type a name for the theme. Click the folder icon next to 'Path' and choose the location for the exported theme. Click 'Export.'
6. Log in to your Web hosting account. You are directed to the cPanel page.
7. Click 'File Manager' and open the Web root directory.
8. Click the 'wp-content' folder to open it. Click the 'themes' folder, then click 'Upload.' Select the Artisteer template. The template uploads to the WordPress themes folder.
9. Open a Web browser and go to your WordPress login page. Type your username and password and click 'Log In.'
10. Click 'Themes' under 'Appearance.' The Artisteer theme is listed under 'Available Themes.' Click 'Activate' to activate the theme.

How to Import Drupal Into WordPress

Import Drupal Content
1. Open your Web browser and start phpMyAdmin or the tool your website uses for database administration. These programs are typically found on your Web-hosting control panel.
2. Click on the 'Import' tab. Upload your Drupal database into the exact same database where WordPress 2.7 is now installed.

3. Visit the 'SQL' tab on your database administration tool to begin pasting your SQL queries. Each query will follow the exact same procedure for copying and pasting.
4. Highlight the text in quotes below.'TRUNCATE TABLE tempdb.wp_comments;TRUNCATE TABLE tempdb.wp_links;TRUNCATE TABLE tempdb.wp_postmeta;TRUNCATE TABLE tempdb.wp_posts;TRUNCATE TABLE tempdb.wp_term_relationships;TRUNCATE TABLE tempdb.wp_term_taxonomy;TRUNCATE TABLE tempdb.wp_terms;'Right-click on the highlighted text and select 'Copy.' Return to the SQL query box. Right-click in the box and select 'Paste' to enter your queries. Click the 'Go' button. Repeat this process for every SQL query.
5. Import all of the taxonomy terms by highlighting the quoted text below.'INSERT INTO tempdb.wp_terms (term_id, `name`, slug, term_group)SELECTd.tid,, REPLACE(LOWER(, ' ', '-'), 0FROM tempdb.term_data dINNER JOIN tempdb.term_hierarchy hUSING(tid);INSERT INTO tempdb.wp_term_taxonomy (term_id, taxonomy, description, parent)SELECTd.tid `term_id`,'category' `taxonomy`,d.description `description`,h.parent `parent`FROM tempdb.term_data dINNER JOIN tempdb.term_hierarchy hUSING(tid);'Paste all of the highlighted text into the query box in your browser.
6. Copy and paste the query below to import all of your Drupal posts directly into WordPress.'INSERT INTOtempdb.wp_posts (id, post_date, post_content, post_title,post_excerpt, post_name, post_modified)SELECT DISTINCTn.nid, FROM_UNIXTIME(created), body, n.title,teaser,REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE(LOWER(n.title),' ', '-'),'.', '-'),',', '-'),' ', '-'),FROM_UNIXTIME(changed)FROM tempdb.node n, tempdb.node_revisions rWHERE n.vid = r.vid'
7. Copy and paste the query below into the query box to import each of your Drupal posts to the appropriate category.'INSERT INTO tempdb.wp_term_relationships (object_id, term_taxonomy_id)SELECT nid, tid FROM tempdb.term_node;'
8. Copy and paste the category count updating query below into the query box.'UPDATE wp_term_taxonomy ttSET `count` = (SELECT COUNT(tr.object_id)FROM wp_term_relationships trWHERE tr.term_taxonomy_id = tt.term_taxonomy_id);'
9. Keep unapproved comments hidden to visitors by copying and pasting the below query into the query box.'INSERT INTO tempdb.wp_comments (comment_post_ID, comment_date, comment_content, comment_parent, comment_author, comment_author_email, comment_author_url, comment_approved)SELECT nid, FROM_UNIXTIME(timestamp), comment, thread, name, mail, homepage, status FROM tempdb.comments;'
10. Update the comment counts on individual posts by copying and pasting the below query into the query box.'UPDATE `wp_posts` SET `comment_count` = (SELECT COUNT(`comment_post_id`) FROM `wp_comments` WHERE `wp_posts`.`id` = `wp_comments`.`comment_post_id`);'
11. Correct any line breaks within your content by copying and pasting the query below into the query box.'UPDATE tempdb.wp_posts SET post_content = REPLACE(post_content, '', '');'
12. Correct the image paths for all of the images that will be imported from Drupal. Copy and paste the query below into the query box.'UPDATE tempdb.wp_posts SET post_content = REPLACE(post_content, ''/sites/default/files/', ''/wp-content/uploads/');'
Import Images From Drupal
13. Open your favorite FTP program.
14. Log in to the website that has WordPress installed using the user name and password provided by your Web host.
15. Locate the directory where WordPress is installed. Click on the 'wp-content' folder and then on the 'uploads' folder. Leave this open.
16. Locate the path on your computer where you saved your Drupal website's files.
17. Navigate through your Drupal folders by clicking on the 'sites' folder. Then click on the 'default,' 'files' and 'content' folders.
18. Locate the 'images' folder inside of the 'content' folder.
19. Copy the entire 'images' folder directly into the WordPress 'uploads' folder. Your WordPress installation should now include all of your Drupal website's posts and images.

How to Set Up the Mochi Plugin for WordPress

Install the Plugin
1. Download the MyArcadePlugin from the WordPress directory.
2. Unzip the file into a folder on your computer using a zip utility like 7-zip, Winzip or IZAArc.

3. Upload the '/myarcadeblog/' folder to the '/wp-content/plugins/' folder on your WordPress site using your FTP. Exactly how you do this depends upon what FTP you use; in general, sign into your FTP, select the '/myarcadeblog/' folder from the local drive window and then drag the file to the '/wp-content/plugins/' folder in the WordPress window.
4. Log into your WordPress admin panel. Your WordPress admin panel can be found at 'yourwebsitename/wp-admin' where 'yourwebsitename' is the name of your actual website.
5. Click 'Plugins' and then click 'Activate' next to 'MyArcadePlugin.'
6. Click 'MyArcade' and then click 'Settings.'
Set Up The Plugin
7. Click 'Appearance' and then click 'Activate' under Fungames 1.20.
8. Click 'Manage Themes,' then click 'MyArcade' and then click 'Settings.'
9. Click 'MyArcade' and then click 'Settings.' Type your Mochi Publisher ID into the 'Publisher ID' text box. Your Mochi Publisher ID can be found in the 'Publisher Bridge' section of your Mochi account.
10. Type a number of games to feed into the 'Feed Games' text box and the 'Publish Games' text box. For example, type '100' into each box. Click any boxes in the 'Games Categories to Feed' section, then click the 'Create Categories' and 'Enable Leaderboards' check boxes.
11. Type your Mochi Publisher Secret Key into the 'Publisher Secret Key' text box and then click 'Save Settings.' Your Plugin is now set up and ready to use.

How to Change a Sidebar Background Color With a WordPress Theme

1. Log in to the WordPress dashboard from the wp-admin directory of your website. Navigate to the 'Appearance' screen and click the 'Editor' link under 'Appearance' on the left-hand menu. Click the link to your sidebar file under the 'Templates' heading.
2. Find the div or section tags that wrap around your sidebar in the code. Add a pair of wrapping div tags if you see none, and give them an ID name. Here is a sample of sidebar code:

In the above example, you would need the ID name 'primary' from the first div tag. Save the file if you changed it.

3. Open the style.css file in your themes editor by clicking on its link under 'Templates.' Look for a selector such as '#idname' where 'idname' is the ID name of your wrapping div or section tags. If you do not see this selector, add it to the bottom of the file. Edit your CSS code so it looks like this:#idname {background-color: #cecece;}The above code shows how the background color is set for the div or section with an ID name of 'idname.' Your selector may include other property-value pairs.
4. Change the value of 'background-color' to the code for the color you want to use. You can use named colors like 'red' or 'purple,' hexadecimal color codes like '#ff0000' or RGBa (Red, Green, Blue and Alpha) codes like 'rgba(255, 255, 0, 0.5)' to specify semi-transparent colors. Save the file after you finish.

How to Install Wordpress on Yahoo Hosting

1. Log into your Yahoo! web hosting control panel. Navigate to 'Create Update' and then click 'WordPress'. Fill in the form with a username and password of your choosing. Use an active e-mail address for the e-mail field so you can retrieve your password if you ever forget it. If you want to make the blog your home page, click the checkbox before submitting the form.
2. Continue moving through the install prompts. Click the radio button next to the folder where you wish to install WordPress. You can create a new folder at this step. Do not install WordPress to a folder where there is already another system or tool installed, such as a message board or your phpMyAdmin folder. When prompted, agree to the license and then activate WordPress.

3. Log into the WordPress dashboard Click 'Appearance' and then 'Themes' to look at the themes Yahoo! installed to your WordPress blog. Yahoo! pre-installs some themes, but they add advertisements to them, including the default 'Twenty-Ten' theme. Click 'Add Theme' and search through available themes. Click on the theme you want and click 'install' to add a theme without ads to your WordPress blog.

How to Insert Banners in Between WordPress Posts

1. Open the 'Appearance' menu on the left side of the WordPress dashboard, and then click 'Editor.'
2. Click the 'Main Index Template' link on the right side of the page to edit the index.php file for your WordPress theme.

3. Locate the code '
' or '
' in the main area of the page. If you do not see either of these, click 'loop.php' on the right side of the page to edit that file instead of index.php. Place the cursor at the beginning of the line, and then press 'Enter' to create a new blank line above the code. Move the cursor to the blank line.
4. Enter the code
in the blank line. Copy the code from this article to avoid a typing error. Edit the number after 'showads' to change where the banner advertisement is shown on your website. To display the advertisement after the third post, for example, change the code to 'showads = 3.'
5. Locate the code '
' or '
' in the file, and place the cursor at the start of a blank line immediately above the code.
6. Type
(ad code)
in the blank line. Change '(ad code)' to the code received from your advertising partner to display the banner, removing the parentheses and words 'ad code.'
7. Click the 'Update File' button at the bottom of the page.

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