How to Combine WordPress Themes

1. Download the two themes that you want to combine to separate folders on your computer. Then, open the Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) file for each theme in any Web page editor. Take some time to familiarize yourself with the names of the components in WordPress so you understand which elements of the style sheet create the visual styles you like. The names of the core components in WordPress remain the same in all themes; only the style values change. For example, when a WordPress blog loads an entry it looks to a style sheet to know how to display the headlines between the
and the body text between the opening
and closing
2. Open a browser window from your WordPress dashboard and click 'Appearance,' then 'Themes.' Install the two themes you want to combine using the WordPress interface; then, apply one of the themes to your blog. View your blog in another browser window. Right-click any blank space and select 'View Page Source' from the context menu that appears. Scroll down through the code until you see a 'div' container and note the 'class' name. Write down which elements you like from your applied theme, then return to the WordPress dashboard and make the other theme active. Repeat this process -- view the source, write down the attractive elements -- for the new theme.

3. Return to your editor and locate the class elements that you liked from each theme and wrote down in Step 2. Select the entire class definition. For example, if you like the paragraph style from the first theme, copy everything from the opening 'p {' to the closing '}' curly bracket. Create a new file named 'style.css' and paste the code in this file. Do this for every element in the style sheet, building a third CSS file from the styles associated with the two themes. Save the new file.
4. Open the WordPress dashboard again and click 'Theme.' Click 'Edit CSS' and paste your new CSS file into the input field. Alternatively, if you have access to your Web server, upload the new 'style.css' file you created in Step 3 to the folder that contains your active WordPress theme.

How to Add Custom Boxes to the WordPress Post Edit Screen

1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard. Click the 'Posts' link to create a new post or edit an existing one.
2. Click the 'Screen Options' tab at the top of the page. Click the 'Custom Fields' box to add a check to it, and then click the 'Screen Options' tab again to close it.

3. Scroll down to the 'Custom Fields' area of the page. Click the blue 'Enter New' link.
4. Click inside the 'Name' field and type a description for the custom field. For example, you might create a field called 'Location' if you travel and want to add a custom box describing the place where you created the blog post.
5. Click inside the 'Value' field and type the information that the custom field should display.
6. Click the 'Add Custom Field' button to add the field to your blog post.

How to Go Into Admin in WordPress

1. Identify the URL of your WordPress site. For example, ''
2. Open your browser and type the address into the navigation bar. Add '/wp-login.php' to the end of the address. This will load the Admin panel for your WordPress site.

3. Enter the username 'Admin' and the password supplied when you first set up your WordPress installation. Press Enter to log-in.

How to Change a Feed for WordPress Blogger

1. Log in to your Blogger account, and click the 'Settings' link next to the blog you want to edit.
2. Click 'Site Feed.'

3. Type the RSS feed URL and file name in the first two fields. Select whether to show the 'Full' blog post in the feed, the 'Short' summary or the 'Until Jump Break' to take it to the break.
4. Add a footer which appears on your feed, if necessary. Click 'Save Settings' to update the changes to your feed.
5. Log in to your WordPress blog, and go to the 'Settings' section.
6. Click 'Reading.'
7. Select the amount of items which display on the syndication feed.
8. Select whether to display 'Full Text' or 'Summary' for each post on the feed.
9. Click 'Save Changes.'

How to Use Plugins to Make WordPress an Article

1. Download your WordPress post article plugin of choice. Many plugins are available through the WordPress Codex, each with a slightly different approach to posting articles.
2. Extract the post plugin. Open your FTP program and load your server. Drag and drop the post plugin to 'wp-content/plugins' to install it to your Plugins directory on your Web server.

3. Log in to WordPress. Click 'Administration' and 'Plugins.' Click 'Activate' to activate this plugin.
4. Click 'Edit' to go to the plugin's setting page. Since each plugin is created by a different programmer, each panel will look a little different. The initial setup will allow you to set exactly how the plugin is going to alter your WordPress post. In most cases, the plugins are going to affect all of your currently live posts, unless you have to put a tag in each post for the plugin. Save your changes and check your site to see whether your posts are displaying in the way that you wish.

How to Convert PSD to WordPress

1. Open the Photoshop PSD you want to use on your WordPress blog in Photoshop by clicking the 'File' menu and choosing 'Open.' This displays the Open dialog box. Navigate to the file, select it, and then click the 'Open' button.
2. Click the 'File' menu and choose 'Save As' to open the Save As dialog box.

3. Navigate to the directory where you want to save the graphic, click the 'Format' drop-down menu and choose the desired file format. For photographs and other graphics that contain a lot of color gradients, choose 'JPEG.' For drawings and graphics that contain a lot of text, choose 'PNG.'
4. Click 'Save.' The graphic is now ready for use in WordPress. You can upload it to your blog through the WordPress administration interface as you would any other graphic.

How to Add Clickable Links in a WordPress Post

1. Navigate to and log on to your account. Click the 'Dashboard' link in the My Blogs tab to view your Dashboard page.
2. Click the 'Pages' icon on the left side of the page. The Pages Web page opens and displays the page sections contained in your blog. These sections include 'About,' and 'Title.'

3. Click the 'About' button, and then click the 'Edit' link beneath the 'About' button. The Edit Page Web page opens and displays the editor containing the contents that make up the blog's 'About' page. Text and images may appear in the editing box depending on what you have placed there.
4. Highlight the text you wish to convert into a clickable link. Click the 'Insert / Edit Link' button at the top of the editing box. The 'Insert/Edit Link pop-up dialog box opens.
5. Type the URL of the link you wish to include the 'URL' text box. Type a title for the link in the 'Title' text box.The text you enter here will appear above the link when users hover over it. Note that a check box labeled, 'Open Link in a New Window/Tab' appears beneath the 'Title' text box.
6. Click that checkbox to place a checkmark there if you want a new window or tab to open when users click your link. Click 'Add Link.' The dialog pop-up closes and returns you to the editing window. An anchor tag containing your link appears in the box. It will look similar to the anchor tag shown below:
7. Click 'Preview Changes.' A new window or tab opens and displays a preview of your blog page. Click the new link you added. Your browser opens that link. Return to the Edit Page and click 'Publish.' WordPress publishes your changes.

How to Disable Auto Save Draft in WordPress

1. Download WordPress software. Only by downloading the program can users change the auto save feature.
2. Locate and open the WordPress file on your desktop. Select 'wp-admin' folder. Scroll down and select 'post-new.php' file.

3. Locate the line code titled 'wp_enqueue_script('autosave').' Delete this line in order to disable the 'auto save' draft feature on your new posts.

How to Make a Password Protected Section of a WordPress Blog

1. Go to your blog's Dashboard. Navigate to, log in, point to 'My Blogs,' then the blog you want to use, then 'Dashboard.'
2. Click the arrow next to either 'Pages' or 'Posts' in the left column of the Dashboard, depending on what you want to create. A post is a simple blog post that appears on a particular page of your blog; a page is a separate section of the blog, which may contain posts itself. Click 'Add New' under whichever one you choose.

3. Click the 'Edit' link next to 'Visibility' on the right side of the screen. This will bring up several options regarding the post or page's privacy settings. By default, this option is set to 'Public.'
4. Click 'Password protected.' A text box will appear allowing you to enter a password. Enter whatever you want, then click 'OK.' You can now design your post or page however you want, and click 'Publish' when you're done. Anyone trying to view this section of your blog will be prompted to enter the password you set.

How to Fix the WordPress Title Spam Hack

1. Load up your FTP client and log into the FTP account associated with your WordPress site. Navigate to '/wp-content/plugins.' Set your FTP client to view hidden files -- see your client's documentation for instructions on how to do this -- then enter the first plugin folder in this directory. The Pharma Hack files share the following format, and there are usually find two or three of them together:.pluginname.cache.php.pluginname.bak.php.pluginname.old.phpclass-pluginname.phpdb-pluginname.php
2. Delete any files with this structure in the plugin folder, then repeat for all your plugins. This effectively removes the Pharma Hack, and spam links will no longer appear on your search results. However, there is additional malicious code in your database which you must remove as well.

3. Load up phpMyAdmin and click on the database relevant to your WordPress site from the list on the left. Click 'Export' and 'Go,' then choose a location to save the database to. This is so that you have a backup copy -- always backup your database before making changes to your MySQL database, as you can then restore the backup if you make a mistake.
4. Click 'Structure,' then the 'wp_options' table, then the 'Browse' button just to the right of it. Click 'Search' and search the 'option_name' field for the following malicious entries:wp_check_hashclass_generic_supportwidget_generic_supportfwpDelete all matches that appear in the search results by clicking the red 'X' on the same row as the entry.
5. Perform a search for 'rss_%' -- without quotations. This time, delete all results except the following legitimate entries; in other words, delete all matches apart from these:rss_languagerss_use_excerptrss_excerpt_lengthAll the malicious code of the Pharma Hack is now removed from your site.

How to Edit WordPress Themes on DreamHost

1. Sign into your DreamHost account dashboard. Click 'Domains,' and then click 'Manage Domains.'
2. Click the domain you want to manage, and then click 'WebFTP.' This opens the DreamHost browser FTP site, which allows you to access your files.

3. Open the 'WP-Content' directory, and then open 'Themes.'
4. Open the folder for the theme you want to edit to access its files. Open the template file you want to edit. For example, if you wanted to open the basic style sheet, open 'Style.css.' If you wanted to edit the header, open 'Header.php.'
5. Make the desired changes to the theme, and then click 'Save.'

How to Import WordPress Posts Into Facebook

1. Log into your Facebook account and go to your Profile page.
2. Click the 'Notes' icon in the left menu. If the 'Notes' selection is not visible, click 'More' to view all of the menu options.

3. Click 'Write a Note' on the top right, then 'Discard.' Click 'Confirm' to continue. The 'Subscribe' option will appear in the left menu.
4. Click 'Edit import settings.'
5. Enter your WordPress URL in the Web URL field. Click the check box to authorize the import.
6. Click 'Start Importing.' Your WordPress blog posts will automatically update to the Notes section of your Facebook page.

How to Put a Signature Plugin on WordPress

1. Click to open the 'Plugins' section on the top-level menu of the WordPress dashboard. Under 'Plugins,' click 'Add New.'
2. Type 'WP Post Signature' in the text field at the top of the new page, and press 'Enter' to search for the plugin.

3. Click 'Install Now' under 'WP Post Signature' on the result screen, and then click 'OK' and 'Activate Plugin' to install and enable the plugin.
4. Click to open the 'Settings' section on the left side of the page, and then click 'WP Post Signature.'
5. Click the text field in the 'Settings' section at the top of the page, and type the signature you would like WordPress to display on each post.
6. Click the 'On' radio button under the text field to enable the signature.
7. Click the 'Top' or 'Bottom' radio button to indicate whether you would like to display the signature at the top or bottom of each post.
8. Click 'Save Changes.'

How to Create Submenus in Wordpress

1. Sign in to your administrator dashboard. Click on 'Appearance' and 'Menus.'
2. Click on the menu you want to create a sub-menu for. If you've yet to create a base menu, click on to add a menu.

3. Select the pages or categories you want to add to the base menu on the left sidebar, if you are creating a base menu. Click 'Add to Menu.' You'll see the tabs for the menu links appear in the box.
4. Click on the boxes next to the pages or categories you want to add to the sub-menu. Click on 'Add to Menu.'
5. Click on the tab for each menu item you want to add to a sub-menu. Drag and drop it beneath the base menu item, and then move it slightly to the right. The sub-menu link will appear slightly offset, indicating it has a parent menu.
6. Repeat the process for each sub-menu item you want to add. Click 'Save Menu' when you are finished.

How to Use the LinkShare WordPress Plugin

Configure Plugin
1. Log into your WordPress blog and click the 'Plugins' link on the left menu.
2. Click the 'Activate' link under the Linkshare Merchandiser WordPress plugin to activate it on your WordPress site.

3. Click 'Settings' from the left menu, then click the 'LinkShare Merchandiser' link in the sub-menu. This will take you to the settings configuration for the plugin.
4. Enter your LinkShare Merchandiser Token in the text box. This is a code generated on your LinkShare account. If you don't know what your token is, click the 'Found Here' link next to the text box.
5. Click 'Save Changes' to complete the configuration.
Add Code
6. Highlight the following code, right click and select 'Copy' from the menu:[ ls lsquery='topic' lsmid='####' lsno='40' lssort='asc' pnum='1']
7. Edit an existing post on your WordPress site or create a new post by clicking the 'New Post' button in the top right corner of your WordPress dashboard.
8. Right click and select 'Paste' from the menu to paste the code in your post.
9. Highlight 'topic' in the code and type the search term for the merchandise you would like the plugin to display. Do not remove the quotation marks around the topic.
10. Highlight the '####' in the code and enter the LinkShare ID for the merchant you would like to display. The default will display merchandise from all of the merchants who are linked to you on the service.
11. Highlight the '40' in the code and change this number to the maximum number of items to display.
12. Save the changes to your post. When you view the post on your site, the plugin will display a list of merchandise based off the queries you coded into the post.

How to Export Posterous to Wordpress

1. Log in to your WordPress account.
2. Click 'Import,' located under 'Tools,' and then click 'Posterous.'

3. Type your Posterous host name, user name and password into the host name, user name and password text boxes, and then click 'Submit.'

How to Insert a Script Into a WordPress Post

1. Log in to WordPress and open the post you want to edit.
2. Click on the HTML tab.

3. Insert the script. If you are inserting an external script, such as a JavaScript file, use the following code:

Edit the 'src' variable to reflect the URL where the script is located.
4. Insert the script function call:

5. Save your changes.

How to Add Nofollow to WordPress With GoDaddy

1. Open your preferred Web browser to work with your WordPress installation and plugins.
2. Type your WordPress main homepage in the address text box and press 'Enter.' Scroll down to the bottom of your homepage and click the 'Admin' link to open the main dashboard. Before you can access the dashboard, you must type your WordPress username and password in the text boxes. Click 'Login.' The browser redirects you to the main WordPress dashboard.

3. Click the Plugins section on the left side of the dashboard. This link shows you a list of plugins for your WordPress blog.
4. Check the WordPress plugin that was installed to overwrite the 'NoFollow' property. Click 'Deactivate' to remove the plugin. This link stops WordPress from removing 'NoFollow,' and your links return to the 'NoFollow' state.

How to Determine the Width of a WordPress Blog

1. Log in to your WordPress admin area. This is located at
2. Click 'Appearance,' then 'Editor.' This section allows you to edit the HTML source code of the blog directly. Note that to merely determine the width of the blog, no changes need to be made to these files.

3. Click 'Stylesheet,' which is located at the bottom of the list of files to the right of the screen. The stylesheet contains information on the size, coloring and positioning of all the elements of your blog. After you click the link, the file will appear in the central editing area.
4. Search the site for 'wrapper.' You can either press Ctrl f on Windows, or Command f on the Mac to open up a search bar, or you can scan the file manually. The title for the wrapper will be proceeded by a hash '#' symbol. Look just underneath for 'Width' -- next to this will be the width of your blog in pixels. If you cannot find 'wrapper,' try searching for 'container.' If there is no container element either, continue to the next step.
5. Click 'header.php' -- the file which contains meta data and information for your sites top header and any menubars located there. Your aim is to locate the first
tag after the
tag. This will be labeled with an 'id', for example,
. Note the name of the
tag, and search for it in the stylesheet, using the same procedure that you used in the previous step.

How to Insert an Audio Player for WordPress

1. Log in to your WordPress administrator account on your website.
2. Click the downward arrow next to the 'Plugins' widget on your administrative dashboard. You can find this widget on the left column of the dashboard screen. Clicking the downward arrow will expand the sub-menu for all the available options.

3. Click the 'Add New' link under 'Plugins' to add a new plugin.
4. Type 'Audio Player' and click the 'Search Plugins' button to search for all the available free audio player plugins in the WordPress plugins repository.
5. Scroll down to the option that says simply 'Audio Player.' The list will include several other plugin options for audio player functionality, but the one named simply 'Audio Player' is the highest-rated plugin. If you wish to explore the functions and features of the other similar plugins, clicking the plugin name takes you to the description page in the WordPress plugin repository.
6. Click the 'Install' button on the right side of the screen next to the audio player plugin of your choice. The screen displays a success message once the software has successfully installed the plugin. Click the 'Activate Plugin' link below the message to make the plugin active in your WordPress dashboard and site. This will also redirect you to your Active Plugins page.
7. Locate the Audio Player plugin in your list of plugins and click the 'Settings' link directly below it. Configure the settings of the plugin to your liking. Here, you can customize the way the plugin displays audio files, the location on the server where the files are stored and the look and feel of the player itself.
8. Create a new post or page in which you'd like to insert the audio player by clicking 'Add New' under the 'Posts' or 'Pages' widgets on the left column. If you'd like to insert the audio player into an existing post or page on your site, click 'Edit' under 'Posts' or 'Pages' instead, and select the post or page where you'd like to insert the audio.
9. Click the 'Visual' tab above the blank content box in the new post or page. This will be next to the 'HTML' tab. The 'Visual' tab is the editing option that allows you to insert the audio player through the dynamic interface.
10. Click the button with the music notes next to the 'Upload/Insert' field above the content box. Add a new music file to your site's media library by clicking the 'Select Files' button and uploading a file from your library. Alternatively, click the 'Media Library' tab on the top menu of this dialog box to view the audio files you have already uploaded to your site's media library. Click the 'Show' link next to the file of your choice, to open its dialog box.
11. Customize your audio file to your liking. Add a caption, description and alternate text. To create the audio player code, click the 'Audio Player' button under the 'Link' field toward the bottom. This will change the code in the 'Link' field to begin with '[audio:' instead of the usual link code.
12. Click the 'Insert Into Post' button below the audio file options in order to insert the audio player code into your page or post.
13. Customize your page or post by adding content, a title and any other details you wish to add or edit prior to publishing.
14. Publish the page or the post. Click 'Publish' on the right side of the publishing dashboard. This is a blue button next to several other options, including 'Preview,' which will allow you to preview the post before going live on your site, and 'Draft,' which allows you to save the post for publishing later.

How to Insert an MP4 Video on WordPress

1. Click on the 'Add Video' icon above the post editor toolbar. The icon is shaped like a filmstrip. Once the icon is clicked the 'Add Video' dialog will appear.
2. Select whether you want to upload your video from your computer or embed it from a URL. If you are uploading click 'Select Files' to browse your local folders. Do not close the dialog until the upload is complete. If you are linking an online video source paste the URL into the 'Video URL' field. Click 'Insert Into Post' when complete.

3. Click the 'Preview' button to see how the video will look on your blog post. Make sure that the player is functioning correctly. Once you have added all the content you need to your post click 'Publish.'

How to Insert a Border into a WordPress Blog Post

1. Sign into WordPress, and click 'Posts.' Click the post you want to add a border to.
2. Click 'HTML' inside the post editor. Move your cursor to the beginning of the document.

3. Type the following code:

4. Change the thickness of the border, if desired, by increasing the 'px' value. For example, you could make a thicker border by replacing '1px' with '3px.' It's best to experiment to find the ideal size.
5. Replace the border style with your desired style. For example, you could replace 'solid' with 'dotted,' or you could replace 'black' with 'blue.'
6. Move your cursor to end of the WordPress post to type the div closing tag:

7. Click 'Update' to save the changes. The border is now visible around the WordPress post.

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