How to Fix a Redirect Error in WordPress

1. Check with your Web hosting company to ensure that either mod_rewrite for Apache and lighttpd or Microsoft with the URL Rewrite 1.1 module is installed on your Web server. Otherwise, the WordPress rewrites will be unable to function correctly.
2. Log in to your WordPress blog.

3. Click 'Settings,' and 'Permalinks.'
4. Select one of the permalink structures listed on this page. You can also create a custom permalink structure using various tags, such as 'tegory%,' and '%postname%.' Save your changes to update your .htaccess file. Your WordPress blog begins redirecting the default numerical post names to the permalink post names once you have done so.

How to Add Meta Tags in WordPress

1. Locate the .PHP files for the theme you are using for your WordPress site.
2. Open the file containing the 'head' section for your site in a text editor. This file is usually called 'header.php.'

3. Add a new line in the text file between the opening
tag and the closing
4. Enter your meta tag information, such as a description, key words or the language of your site. An example might be:
5. Save the text file.
6. Upload the 'header.php' file to the FTP server that hosts your WordPress site.

How to Install Volusion Shopping Cart on WordPress

1. Visit your blog on your Web browser and click the 'Admin' button.
2. Enter your WordPress blog username and password at the prompt to log into the admin page.

3. Click 'Plugins' from the admin page, then click 'Add New.'
4. Click 'Upload' in the 'Install Plugins' window and click 'Browse.' Use the file browser that appears to locate the Volusion Shopping Cart ZIP File.
5. Click 'Install Now' to upload and install the shopping cart.

How to Get the WWW in the URL in WordPress

1. Sign into your self-hosted WordPress account. Type the username and password on the Admin log-in page.
2. Go to the 'Settings' panel on the dashboard's left sidebar. Click the 'General' link.

3. Find the 'WordPress address (URL)' field and add 'www' to the beginning of the domain name. For example, the full text would read, '' on the URL line.
4. Click the 'Save Changes' button at the bottom of the page. Your blog or website should populate the address with the 'www' prefix.

How to Enable SEF URLs in Wordpress

1. Log into the Wordpress Dashboard at
2. Click 'Settings,' then 'Permalinks.' Under 'Common Settings,' select the 'Custom Structure' radio button; this will allow you to enter your own template for permalinks in the adjacent box.

3. Type:/%post_id%/%postname%.htmlThis creates permalinks of the form ',' with both the post's number and title rendered legibly in the URL. Click 'Save Changes' to incorporate the new style.

Tutorial on How to Back Up Your WordPress Blog

Backing Up WordPress Content
1. Navigate in your Web browser to the dashboard page for your WordPress website. Enter your user name and password to continue if prompted.
2. Open the 'Tools' section of the dashboard menu, and then click the 'Export' link. This displays the WordPress content exporting tool.

3. Click the 'All Content' radio button under 'Choose what to export' to back up all of the content of your WordPress website.
4. Click the 'Download Export File' button. The Web browser displays a file download window. Save this file to the location of your choice. To restore the content of your website or migrate content to a new website, open the 'Tools' section of the dashboard and click the 'Import' link. This file contains only the text content that you have added to your website. To back up uploaded files such as images, continue to the next section.
Backing Up WordPress Uploads
5. Connect to your Web server by entering the address '' in a Windows Explorer window. Substitute your user name, password and website address using the information that your Web hosting provider sent when you opened your account.
6. Open the 'public_html' folder.
7. Open the 'wp-content' folder.
8. Drag the 'uploads' folder to your desktop to download it from the Web server. This folder contains all of the images and other files that you have uploaded to your website. If you have changed the default upload folder in WordPress, download that folder instead.

How to Move a Drupal Blog to WordPress

1. Create backups of your Drupal database. The method for this will be different for each situation, since your host determines the access to your SQL database. Use your mySQL administration panel to download the tables from your Drupal database; this creates a text or comma separated values file with all of your blog entries. If you lose the contents of your blog when changing the content management system, you can restore the database.
2. Install WordPress in a new folder on your server, or on a separate server. Configure the site to suit your needs. Create a new database specific to your WordPress site. Do not name the WordPress database with the same name as your Drupal database.

3. Create categories in WordPress to match the structure of your Drupal site. Select your theme and add any plug-ins and widgets that you plan to use. Structure your WordPress site to match your Drupal site as much as possible. Create the same menus, categories and tags.
4. Manually transfer your Drupal content to WordPress posts. Use two separate browser windows, one for each site. Log in to Drupal and open a post, then copy all of the contents and paste them into a new post in your WordPress site. For sites with only a few dozen posts, this process is the simplest way to move your content. For sites with hundreds of posts, use a migrating script through your MySQL administration panel.

How to Get Text Wrap on a WordPress Blog

1. Click the picture in your post that you want to change the properties for. Two buttons appear in the upper-left corner of the picture, resembling a photograph and a red circle with a line through it.
2. Click the button resembling a photograph. The properties window for that picture appears.

3. Click the 'Left' button to place the image on the left and have the text wrap around it to the right, or click the 'Right' button to do the opposite. You can also select the 'Center' button to center the image on your post.
4. Click the 'Update' button to save the text wrapping settings.

How to Modify WordPress Twenty Ten Headlines

1. Expand the 'Settings' section of the WordPress dashboard menu by clicking the 'Settings' link in the menu's left column.
2. Click the 'General' link.

3. Click the 'Site Title' box and type the title that you would like to use for your website. The Twenty Ten theme displays the site title using bold text on the left side of the header of each page.
4. Click the 'Tagline' box and type the text that you would like to use for your website's tagline. The Twenty Ten theme displays the tagline using italic text on the right side of the header of each page.
5. Scroll to the bottom of the menu and click the 'Save Changes' button.

How to Manually Place a Tagline in a Wordpress Header

1. Go to the 'wp-admin' directory of your website and log in to WordPress. Load the 'Appearance' screen and click 'Editor' to load the 'Edit Themes' screen.
2. Click the link to 'header.php' under 'Templates' on the 'Edit Themes' screen.

3. Locate the tagline code:
Delete the code and type the code and text for your tagline in its place. Click the blue 'Update Files' button.

How to Put a Donation Button on a WordPress Blog

1. Expand the 'Appearance' menu in the left sidebar of your WordPress Dashboard. Click 'Widgets.'
2. Click and drag the 'Text' widget from the 'Available Widgets' panel into the 'Sidebar' panel. If you have more than one sidebar on your blog, choose the sidebar that the donation button will fit best in. Once you have dropped the widget into the sidebar panel, the widget will expand to reveal two text fields.

3. Write a title to go above the donation button, such as 'Donate' or 'Support This Blog.' If you do not want any text above your donation button, leave the 'Title' field blank.
4. Open the website for your donation button in a separate browser tab. Copy the HTML code for embedding the button. Paste the HTML code into the the main text field within the Text widget. Click the blue 'Save' button. The donation button is now live on your WordPress blog.

How to Insert PHP Into WordPress

1. Launch WordPress and sign in as the 'admin' user to access the WordPress dashboard.
2. Choose 'Editor' under 'Appearances' from the Dashboard menu. Select a PHP file to edit from the list of files in the 'Templates' column on the right. Click the file name, insert PHP code into the file and click 'Update File' to save it.

3. Select a WordPress plugin that allows you to add PHP code to a post or page (see Resources). Install the plugin in your WordPress blog or website.
4. Click 'Plugins' from the Dashboard menu. Locate the plugin you installed and click the 'Activate' link under its name to activate it.
5. Click 'Add New' under 'Posts' to add a new post. Follow the plugin instructions to add PHP code to the post. Click 'Publish' to publish the post with the PHP code included.

How to Make Static Text in WordPress

1. Start your FTP client program and log into your Wordpress installation.
2. Navigate to your 'themes' directory.

3. Make a copy of the file 'index.php' and name it 'index.php.bak' and leave it in the themes directory.
4. Download 'index.php' to your local machine.
5. Open index.php in a text editor, and look for the comment indicating the beginning of The Loop. The Loop can be identified with the following code snippet:

6. Create a blank line in the text file before the beginning of the text that starts The Loop, and enter the following text:
This is some text that will display at the top of the Category page.

7. Replace the text between the
tags with what you want to show up on the top of each page.
8. Save 'index.php' and upload it into your themes directory to replace the file that's already there.

How to Reinstall the Default WordPress Theme

1. Navigate to the WordPress administration area of your website to view the Dashboard. By default, the WordPress administration area is at, where '' is the domain of your website.
2. Open the 'Appearance' menu on the left side of the page, and click 'Themes.'

3. Click the 'Install Themes' tab.
4. Type 'Twenty Ten' in the text field at the top of the page, and then click 'Search.' The Twenty Ten theme should appear first on the list of results.
5. Click the 'Install' link under the Twenty Ten theme.
6. Click the 'Install Now' button. After a moment, the page changes to display the message 'Successfully installed the theme Twenty Ten.'
7. Click 'Activate.'

How to Change a Table Background Color in Hover Wordpress

1. Log in to your WordPress blog and navigate to 'Appearance' from the sidebar. Go to “Editor” and scroll down to the bottom of the “style.css” code displayed in the editor box.
2. Write a CSS style rule that targets the hover state of table cells:td :hover {
}In this example, “td” represents the “
” tags in the HTML code of your template files. The “:hover” selector, when added as shown, tells the browser to only use this style rule when a user hovers her mouse over the selected tag.

3. Add the “background-color” property to your style rule and use it to set the changed background for that cell:td :hover {
background-color: lightblue;
}Use either a named color or a hexadecimal color code. You can get hexadecimal codes from online color pickers.
4. Click the “Update File” button at the bottom of the “Edit Themes” screen to save your work.

How to Put a WordPress Theme on GoDaddy

1. Download the WordPress theme you want to use. Themes on the WordPress website allow you to 'Activate' the theme automatically without any effort. A theme on a third-party website requires you to put the theme on your site through an upload.
2. Navigate to your website's WordPress log in. Most log-in URLs are ''

3. Click 'Themes' under 'Appearances.' Click 'Install Themes' at the top of the page then 'Upload.'
4. Click 'Browse' and find the saved theme file on your computer. Click 'Install Now.' Click 'Activate' to update your website with the new theme.

How to Move Joomla Posts to WordPress

1. Log in to your WordPress admin control panel. From the large menu bar on the left, click 'Plugins,' and then 'Add New.' Type 'Joomla/Mambo To WordPress Migrator' into the search box, and then click the 'Search Plugins' button. When the search has completed, find 'Joomla/Mambo To WordPress Migrator' in the results list, click 'Install Now,' wait for the plugin to install, and then click the 'Activate' link when prompted.
2. Sign in to the root FTP account. Navigate to your Joomla installation, and then copy the folder called 'Images' to your computer. Then navigate to your WordPress installation, and go to 'wp-content' ' 'Plugins' ' 'Joomla-to-wordpress-migrator.' Upload the 'Images' folder you just downloaded to this location, selecting the option to overwrite any files if prompted by the FTP program.

3. Go back to your WordPress admin control panel. From the menu on the left, click 'Joomla2WP,' and then 'Settings.' You will see a number of text fields. Enter the user name and password for the MySQL server in the relevant boxes near the top. Underneath this are fields for your WordPress and Joomla user names and passwords -- fill these in too. Finally, a number of fields ask for certain URLs -- fill these out to give the plugin the locations of your Joomla and Wordpress sites, and the image folders for each. For Joomla, this is usually yoursitelocation/images. For WordPress, this is usually yoursitelocation/wp-content/uploads.
4. Click 'Migration' from the main menu on the left. Click the 'Start Migration' button. Depending on the size of your site, this process might take a few minutes. When it is done, click the 'Change URLs' button. This changes the URLs in your posts so that they point to posts an images on the WordPress installation instead of the Joomla site. Again, this may take a little while if you have a lot of posts.

How to Disable Blog Features in WordPress Admin

Disable the Blog Itself
1. Sign in to your WordPress Dashboard using your username and password.
2. Scroll down the Dashboard page until the 'Settings' section is visible in the left sidebar. Click 'Reading.'

3. Click on the radio button next to 'A static page' in the 'Front page displays' section.
4. Click on the 'Front page' drop-down box and select the page you'd like to use as the front page of your WordPress site. Leave the 'Posts page' drop-down box as 'Select.' You have successfully disabled the blog feature of WordPress.
Disable Comments Only
5. Sign in to your WordPress dashboard page.
6. Scroll down until the 'Settings' section is visible in the left sidebar.
7. Click 'Discussion' under the 'Settings' section.
8. Disable comments by unchecking the box next to 'Allow people to post comments on new articles.'
9. Click the 'Save Changes' button at the bottom of the page.

How to Block IP Addresses in WordPress

1. Open your computer's text editor. Text editors are more simplistic than word processors, featuring limited formatting and font options. On a Windows computer, the default text editor is called Microsoft Notepad.
2. Type 'Order allow, deny' on the first line of the text editor. Do not enter the quotation marks when typing this line or any line of the code sequence.

3. Press the 'Enter' key on your keyboard.
4. Type 'Deny from.'
5. Press the space bar, and type in the IP address you want to block.
6. Repeat Steps 3 through 5 to block additional IP addresses.
7. Press the 'Enter' key, and type 'Allow from all.'
8. Click 'File' and 'Save As,' and save the text file as '.htaccess.'
9. Open the FTP program you use for WordPress site or blog management.
10. Upload the '.htacess' file to the site's root directory. In many FTP editors, you simply drag the file into the root directory from the browser on the left-hand side of the screen.
11. Save your FTP settings and exit the program. Typically, you save the settings by clicking 'File' and 'Save.' Your WordPress blog is now secure from unwanted visitors.

How to Transfer a WordPress Blog to a New Web Host

1. Backup your WordPress database. If you’re unfamiliar with how to do so, you can download and install a WordPress plugin called WordPress Database Backup. The plugin, available at, makes backing up a database easy.
2. Copy all of the core WordPress files to your local computer. If you’re unsure as to which files are the core files, copy all of the files in the WordPress directory to your local hard drive or storage device.

3. Modify the file wp-config.php to reflect the new information on your new server. Make sure you have the right location of your database host. Many hosting companies use 'localhost,' but check with your new hosting company to confirm. Anyone who has had the misfortune of inserting the incorrect information into the wp_config.php file knows that a WordPress blog will not function without the correct information.
4. Sign into your old WordPress account and change the URL to reflect the new blog’s location and URL. Once you change the URL, WordPress will boot you out of your blog’s administrative account.
5. Upload your database and WordPress files to the new host. Be sure to upload the revised wp-config.php file. You want the information to reflect the current database and hosting location, not the old.
6. Sign into your WordPress account at your new location. If you can sign into your account, that means that you properly transferred your blog.
7. Check your newly transferred blog to ensure that all links work and images display properly.

How to Create a WordPress Page

1. Download and install WordPress, if you have not already done so, from
2. Create a WordPress account if you do not already have one, or log into your existing account.

3. Go to the 'Administration' screen and select 'Pages.'
4. Choose the 'Add New' option. From there, you will be able to begin fleshing out your new page. It's as simple as that.

How to Make a WordPress Blog Part of Your Website

1. Download the current version of WordPress software. This can be found at
2. Create a new database on your web hosting account. Give the database a unique name corresponding to your blog. Make note of the database name, administrator name, password and host URL when creating the database. These will be needed for the WordPress installation.

3. Open the WordPress file named 'wp-config-sample.php' with a text editing program like Notepad or Wordpad. Enter the database name, administrator name, password and host URL in the proper locations in the configuration file. This file is extensively commented, so follow the sample formats when inserting the information for your site. Do not use a word processing program to edit any code files on a website. Unlike text editors, word processing programs embed information about fonts, line breaks and other formatting information that cannot be interpreted by the python compiler or the user's browser.
4. Save the changes to the file. Rename the 'wp-config-sample.php' file to 'wp-config.php.'
5. Create a new directory for the WordPress software on your web server. Locate the directory immediately below your website's root directory. For example: 'MyWebsite/MyBlog.'
6. Upload the WordPress software to the newly created directory.
7. Run the installation script. Open a browser, type the address of your WordPress installation in the browser's address bar and append the location of the WordPress installation file. For this example use, ''.
8. Enter the information requested in the WordPress welcome screen. Enter a site title, user name, password and password verification. Enter an email address in the last text box. The security information is forwarded to this address for future reference.
9. Click the 'Install WordPress' button at the bottom of the page.
10. Insert a link on the existing website that points to the new blog location. For example:
11. Insert a link on the blog pages to return a visitor to your home page.

How to Install a Plugin In Wordpress

1. Go to Wordpress and select the plugin that you want to use. Take your time because sometimes they offer several different plugins that all do the same thing, and are written by different designers.
2. Download the plugin to your computer, taking note of where it's going to store it. Put in on your desktop for example, It will be in the form of a zip file. Open the zip file by right clicking your mouse and selecting 'extract to...'.

3. Go back to your wordpress site and select 'One Click Install'. This feature is great and makes setting up the plugin very easy.
4. Click browse and select where on your computer you uploaded the plugin to. Once you find it click 'upload'. When you click on One Click Install it will show a browse button that will take you to your computer.
5. Go to the plugin section of your Wordpress site and the plugin you uploaded should be in the list of plugins you have on that site. It will say activate and deactivate. Click on activate and your plugin is not only installed but functional till you click deactivate.

How to Change a WordPress PHP Call for a Style Sheet to a Full Path

1. Go to the 'wp-admin' directory of your website and log in to WordPress. Navigate to 'Appearance' and click the 'Editor' link. Locate 'header.php' under 'Templates' on the 'Edit Themes' screen.
2. Locate the '
' tags in 'header.php' that reference your style sheets:
' type='text/css' />
/css/mystyles.css' type='text/css' />The first example shows a '
' tag containing a PHP function that points to the main 'style.css' file in the theme. In the second example, the function points to the directory of the theme and combines with HTML to create a URL to a style sheet in the 'css' folder.

3. Remove the PHP delimiter tags and anything contained between them. Remove the first forward slash as well:
This path will not work by itself in WordPress. You will need to point to the full path of the theme directory as well as the style sheet.
4. Convert the relative file path into a full path:
Above, the full path begins with 'http://' and is followed by the domain name. Add 'wp-content/themes' plus the name of the directory where the theme is located to complete the file path. Update the file to save its changes.

How to Increase Size Import Into WordPress 3.0

1. Download the 'wp-config.php' and 'wp-functions.php' files from your WordPress installation on your web server. Open the wp-config.php file in a text or HTML editor.
2. Locate line 19, which comes right after the end of the block of information text outlined in asterisks. Insert a blank line just above the following code:'define('DB_NAME', 'database_name_here');'Now paste the following line of code into the blank line:define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '64M');This tells WordPress to attempt to increase your PHP memory limit to 64 megabytes, a huge increase over most web servers' default of 8 megabytes. Increasing memory limit can help pages load faster, help some scripts to complete and prevent the media manager from timing out during the upload of large files.

3. Save the file and then access your WordPress installation on your web server. Rename your existing wp-config.php file to wp-config.old. This is your fail-safe in case something goes wrong with your edited version. Upload your new wp-config.php file, then access your WordPress administration panel.
4. Open the wp-functions.php file in a text or HTML editor. Scroll to the very bottom, and insert a new line just above the '?>' at the end of the document. Copy the following code, then place your cursor at the beginning of that blank line and paste it in:@ini_set( 'upload_max_size' , '100M' );@ini_set( 'post_max_size', '105M');@ini_set( 'max_execution_time', '300' );You should now have the following at the end of your document:@ini_set( 'upload_max_size' , '100M' );@ini_set( 'post_max_size', '105M');@ini_set( 'max_execution_time', '300' );?>
5. Save the file and then access your WordPress installation on your web server. Rename your existing wp-functions.php file to wp-functions.old. This is your fail-safe in case something goes wrong with your edited version. Upload your new wp-functions.php file, then access your WordPress administration panel. If you receive an error or a blank white page, something went wrong with the previous step, and you will need to rename your wp-functions.old back to wp-functions.php and try again.

How to Insert Breaks Into WordPress

Method One
1. Sign in to your WordPress site.
2. Go to the 'Posts' panel on the left sidebar. Click the 'Add New' link.

3. Enter the title and write your blog post. When you are finished, you will insert a break.
4. Move the mouse cursor to the post's location where you want the break. Click the cursor in that spot, then go to the menu bar and click 'More' icon. It looks like a page divided by a tiny, blue dotted line.
5. Click 'Publish' to save and publish the post to your WordPress site.
Method Two
6. Log in to your WordPress account.
7. Start a new post by clicking the 'Add New' link from the 'Posts' panel.
8. Click the 'HTML' tab on the 'Add New Post' page.
9. Type your blog post. When you want to insert a break, click the 'More' button. Alternatively, you can insert the following code between two paragraphs:

10. Click the 'Publish' button to make the post live.

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