How to Hook Up WordPress to Dreamweaver

1. Place all your WordPress files into a dedicated directory on your computer. Remember the directory in which you store your files; you will need the directory name to set up Dreamweaver.
2. Click the Windows 'Start' button and click 'All Programs.' Click 'Adobe,' and then click 'Dreamweaver' to open the design software.

3. Click the Dreamweaver 'Site' menu item and select 'New.' A new site configuration window opens. Type a name for the WordPress blog in the 'Name' text box.
4. Click 'Browse' in the 'Folder Location' text box. Select the 'htdocs' folder in the WordPress directory. Click 'OK' to connect to the site. Notice that all your blog's files are displayed in the left panel.

How to Put IzeaRanks on Your WordPress Blog

1. Log in to your website control panel to access the file manager/webshell, or launch a file transfer protocol (FTP) program on your computer and enter your login credentials to access your host's server.
2. Navigate to the folder for your current WordPress theme. Its location will vary depending upon your installation structure, but the location will be similar to 'wp-content/themes/current theme' where 'current theme' is the name of your theme.

3. Select your 'header.php' file for editing. It will either open in your specified program, if using FTP, or a browser-based editor if you are using your control panel file manager.
4. Paste the IzeaRanks code after the opening '
' tag. Save the header file. You can close the editor if you are working with browser-based tools. Upload the saved header and overwrite the current file if using FTP.

How to Move My WordPress MU Install

1. Log in to your WordPress installation. Click 'Settings' and 'General.' Type the URL to which you are moving your WordPress base files in the 'WordPress address (URI)' field. Type the URL for the blog site in the 'Site address (URL)' field. You do not need to change the URL if you are only moving the WordPress installation to another server and it will remain in the same directory and at the same URL. Save your changes.
2. Open your FTP program. Connect to the server where your WordPress MU installation is hosted. Copy all files in the home directory to your new website, server or directory. Open the '.htaccess' and 'wp-config.php' files and change all instances of the URL if applicable. Save your changes to these files and upload the edited copies of the files to your server.

3. Log in to your Web server's administration panel. Open “PHPMyAdmin” and load the database associated with the WordPress multisite installation. Click 'Search' and then search for the server URL in your database. If you have changed the WordPress installation directory or URL, you need to edit every table referencing the original URL and update it to the new URL. Click 'Edit' next to each table entry to edit it. Click 'Go' to save your changes.

How to Export and Import a Wordpress Blog


Log into your Wordpress account and select 'Manage' from the dashboard.

Click on 'Export.' That will take you to the next menu, which allows you to export all the content in your blog as a unique file. When you are ready, Click on 'Download Export File.'

3. Go to your computer files browser and locate the file you just exported to make sure that you have it.

Log into your new Wordpress blog account and go to your dashboard. On the menu, you will find again the 'Manage' option. click on it and you will again see 'Export' and 'Import.' Click on 'Import.'

Under the Import menu, you will see that there are different options, depending on where you had hosted your previous blog. Click on the 'Wordpress' option and browse the file you previously imported.
6. Once the upload is over, you can visit your site and you will see that all your old content is there.

How to Use a Page Template in WordPress

Using Page Templates
1. Connect your computer to a secure Internet connection. Unstable Internet connections can lead to errors while updating and editing blog systems such as WordPress.
2. Log in to your WordPress account to access the dashboard of your website. If you are unsure of how to do this, add '/wp-admin' to the end of your website, minus the quotation marks. Contact your system administrator if you need assistance with your log-in credentials.

3. Locate the 'Appearance' tab on the left side of the WordPress dashboard. Click on the top of this menu to access the optional links. Select the top choice, marked 'Themes.' Select a theme that suits your needs.
4. Locate the 'Pages' tab on the left-hand side of the dashboard. The default home page is what readers will see when they navigate to your Web page. Select the 'Add New' feature, located under the Pages box on the left-hand side of the dashboard, to access a blank page, customizable with multiple page templates.
5. Open a blank document in Notepad or other writing software. Choose the 'Editor' option underneath 'Appearance' in WordPress, accessing the page template codes. Select the theme you intend to use with your website, loading the provided page templates.
6. Select the page template to edit from the list of templates on the right-hand side of the WordPress dashboard. The page template editor loads, providing the list of CSS needed for how each template operates and looks. Copy and paste the template code into your blank Notepad document for editing. Changing these default page templates to react the way you intend is all in how you edit the coding of this file. Save any changes you make to the page template file as a new name and paste the information into the WordPress dashboard.
7. Open a new Notepad document if you wish to create your own custom page template for WordPress. Paste the following code into the Notepad document, replacing the template name with any name you desire:

8. Save the Notepad file as the name you created. Navigate your computer to the newly saved file and change the extension to .php for use with WordPress. Adding and editing code to this page template brings on a limitless amount of possibilities, so research what CSS can do to make your website look unique.

How to Install WordPress Ning

1. Open a Web browser and log in to your WordPress site.
2. Click the 'Plugin' tab in the left navigation panel. Click the 'Add New' button at the top of the Dashboard Plugin window.Type 'ning' into the search box and press Enter. WordPress searches for the plug-in.

3. Click the Ning plug-in you want to install, then select 'Install.' It takes a few minutes to install the application to your blog. Click 'Activate' after the installation.
4. Click the 'Ning' plug-in to view the plugin's settings. Select the settings for the plug-in. For instance, enter your Facebook username to post blog comment notices to your Facebook page. Click 'Save' to save the changes.

How to Add a Template File to WordPress

Add Template from the Internet
1. Log in to WordPress. From the dashboard, click 'Appearance' on the navigation bar on the left. The 'Themes' section will be displayed.
2. Click the 'Install Themes' tab. You will be taken to the 'Search' page where you can search for free WordPress templates online.

3. Type a word or phrase in the search box under 'Search for themes by keyword, author or tag.' Choose the category from the drop-down list on the left. By default this is set to 'Term.'
4. Filter the search to narrow your options. This is useful if you want specific features in the theme. For example, if you want only a white-colored theme with two columns, check those options in the filter section. Click 'Search.'
5. Review the search results. To see a template preview, click 'Preview.' For additional information about the template, click ' Details. To install, click 'Install' instead.
6. Click 'Install Now.' After installation, you can preview the theme as it would look on your blog or activate it. Otherwise you can return to the theme installation page to add more templates.
Add Template from the Computer
7. Click 'Appearance' from the WordPress dashboard. Click 'Install Themes.'
8. Click 'Upload' from the 'Install Themes' page.
9. Click the 'Browse' button. Click through the folders on your computer and select the WordPress theme file you want to use. The template must be saved in zip format.
10. Click 'Install Now.' After WordPress unpacks the template, you can select 'Preview,' 'Activate' or 'Return to Themes Page.'

How to Upload Theme to Wordpress Blog From Your Computer

1. Navigate to 'Start' on the Windows taskbar and open 'Computer.' Locate your theme's folder on your computer. Right-click on your theme's folder, go to 'Send To' and select 'Compressed Folder.'
2. Log in to your WordPress dashboard at the 'wp-admin' folder of your website. Navigate to 'Appearance' and click the 'Themes' link. Go to 'Add New' and click the 'Upload' link below 'Install Themes.'

3. Click the 'Choose File' button and select the compressed file you made. Press 'Install Now' to upload and install the theme. WordPress will upload the file and decompress it on the server for you.
4. Wait for the theme to finish installing and click 'Return to Themes page.' Locate your theme on the 'Manage Themes' screen and click 'Activate' under its screen shot.

How to Add an MP4 to a WordPress Page

1. Navigate to the Bubblecast Video Plugin Download page. The web page is located in resources. Download the file.
2. Open the file to 'wp-content/plugins' within the WordPress directory.

3. Log into your WordPress admin account.
4. Navigate to Plugins.
5. Select 'Activate plugin.' This will open the Bubblecast plugin. You will be prompted to enter your Bubblecast log-in and password information.
6. Select 'Save and Login.'
7. Click the Bubblecast icon to create a new MP4 post to your WordPress Page.

How to Move the Vertical Scrollbar in WordPress

1. Log in to your WordPress account to automatically bring up your Dashboard. Click the 'Editor' link under the Appearance heading on the left side to access the area that contains the code for your WordPress site.
2. Locate the Styles heading on the right side and click the 'Stylesheet (style.css)' link underneath it. This action automatically loads the CSS code in the text box on the page.

3. Press the 'CTRL' and 'F' keys at the same time and enter 'body' in the text box that appears. Press the 'Return' key to highlight this style rule in the code.
4. Enter 'overflow-x: hidden;' inside the curly brackets of the body rule to remove the vertical scrollbar. To illustrate:
body { overflow-x: hidden; }
5. Type 'overflow-y: scroll;' to move the scrollbar to the bottom of your page so visitors can horizontally scroll from left to right. Your complete CSS code now looks like this:
body { overflow-x: hidden; overflow-y: scroll; }
6. Click the 'Update File' button at the bottom of the page, then click the title of your blog at the top to see the changes.

How to Build Footer Links in WordPress

1. Log into your WordPress dashboard using your administrator account.
2. Click 'Appearance' from the left menu, then click the 'Editor' submenu. This will display the coding for your WordPress theme.

3. Click 'Footer' from the list of pages on the right side of the screen. The code for the Footer area will appear in the text box.
4. Find the section of code that displays 'Powered by WordPress.' While this may be a little different depending on what theme you use, the WordPress copyright indicates this is the area of the code where you can add more links.
5. Highlight the following code, right-click and choose 'Copy' from the menu:
Website Name

6. Right-click in the WordPress code and click 'Paste' from the menu. A copy of the code will appear in your WordPress editor.
7. Highlight 'linkURL' and type the URL of the website you want to link. Do not remove the quotation marks in the code.
8. Highlight 'Website Name' and type the text you want associated with the link. This can be the name of the website or any other text you would like.
9. Click the 'Update File' button to save the changes to your WordPress site. When you view your site, you will see the link appear in the footer, next to the WordPress copyright.

How to Upload SWF Files to WordPress

1. Log on to your WordPress blog.
2. Click on 'Media' on the left column and click on the 'Add New' button.

3. Click on 'Select Files' and upload the SWF file from your computer. Once the file uploads copy the file URL that appears on the page.
4. Open up the page or post where you wish to display the SWF file.
5. Click on the HTML tab of the content editor and type in the following code:
Replace 'yourfile.swf' with the file URL of your SWF file.
6. Save the changes and view the page by clicking on the 'View Page' button.

How to Add WordPress to HostGator

1. Open a Web browser and proceed to your administrator page on HostGator. HostGator calls this page the 'cPanel;' find the direct link your email inbox after starting an account.
2. Scroll down to the 'Software/Services' heading and click 'QuickInstall.'

3. Click 'WordPress' on the left side of the page.
4. Click 'Continue.'
5. Click the drop-down menu, and select the domain name where you will host the WordPress blog. If you only have one domain registered with HostGator, skip this step.
6. Click the field next to the drop-down menu, and type the subdirectory where HostGator should install WordPress. To avoid installing WordPress in a subdirectory and have the blog appear when people type the main URL of your website, skip this step.
7. Enter your email address in the 'Admin Email' field.
8. Type the name of your website in the 'Blog Title' field.
9. Enter your name in the 'First Name' and 'Last Name' fields. You can change this information after installing WordPress using the 'Settings' section of the WordPress Dashboard.
10. Click the 'Install Now!' button to install WordPress on your HostGator Web server using the settings you have selected.
11. Check the email address that you provided in Step 7 for a message containing instructions for logging in to your WordPress blog for the first time.

How to Use Object Cache for WordPress

1. Open your FTP program and log in to your website.
2. Locate the 'wp-config.php' file and download the file to your computer.

3. Open the 'wp-config.php' file. Locate the 'ENABLE_CACHE value and set it to 'define('ENABLE_CACHE', TRUE);'
4. Save and close the 'wp-config.php' file.
5. Upload the new 'wp-config.php' file to your server.
6. Go to the 'wp-content' directory using your FTP program.
7. Create a folder named 'cache' within the 'wp-content' folder.
8. Set the permissions for your new folder to '755' to ensure that it is writable. Permissions are typically changed by right-clicking on the directory name in your FTP program and selecting a 'permissions' option.

How to Put WordPress Into WampServers

1. Check your taskbar icons for the 'W' icon surrounded by a box. If you do not see it, click the 'Start' button on the Windows taskbar and enter 'WampServer' into the search bar. Press 'Enter' to load WampServer. Hover your mouse pointer over the 'W' icon and check that your server is online. Click the 'W' icon once and select 'Put Online' to start your server if it is not already online.
2. Click the 'W' icon and select 'phpMyAdmin' to load your MySQL database manager. PhpMyAdmin will load in a browser window. Type a name in the field below 'Create new database' and click 'Create' to make a new database for WordPress.

3. Download the WordPress installation Zip file and unzip it on your computer. Copy the folder labeled 'wordpress.' Click once on the 'W' icon on your taskbar and select 'www directory' to open the directory. Right-click on any white space in the window and select 'Paste' to paste WordPress into your Wamp Server.
4. Open wp-config-sample.php in a code editor or Notepad. Where you find 'define('DB_NAME', 'putyourdbnamehere');' change 'putyourdbnamehere' to the name of the database you created in phpMyAdmin.
5. Change 'usernamehere' to your MySQL username or 'root' if you did not create one. The root account is bad to use on live sites for security reasons, but you can use it on your computer. If you made a MySQL username, then change 'yourpasswordhere' to the password you created. Otherwise delete 'yourpasswordhere' and add nothing else. Save the file as 'wp-config.php' after you finish making the changes.
6. Open a browser and type this in to your address bar: localhost/wordpress/. Wait for WordPress to load in your browser. Fill out the form and follow the prompts to install your blog. Log in to the dashboard with your WordPress username and password to begin setting up your blog.

How to Change Your WordPress Address

1. Log in to WordPress. On your dashboard, click 'My blogs.'
2. Click 'Register another blog' in the lower right.

3. Choose your new address and blog title and click 'Create blog.'
4. Return to the dashboard of your original blog and click 'Tools.' Select 'Export' from the drop-down menu.
5. Check that the filters are suitable and click 'Download export file.' Save the file to your computer.
6. Go to the dashboard of your new blog and click 'Tools.' Select 'Import' from the drop-down menu. Choose 'Wordpress' from the list of platforms.
7. Click the 'Browse' button and locate the export file on your computer. Click 'Upload file and import.'
8. Check the 'Download and import file attachments' box if you want photos transferred over to your new blog. Click 'Submit.'

How to Change Your WordPress Username

1. Log in to your WordPress account as usual.
2. Open your profile control panel. On the left-hand menu of the dashboard, scroll down to the 'Users' widget and click on 'Your Profile.'

3. Change your public username display. This is also called a nickname. Enter your desired new public username in the field that says 'Nickname (required).' In the field directly below that, which reads 'Display name publicly as,' select your new username from the drop-down menu. There is no need to save your settings prior to doing this; the drop-down menu will automatically populate with your new username. Click on the 'Update User' button at the bottom of the screen. Your new public username is now changed.

How to Find SQL Injections in WordPress

1. Open a Web browser and navigate to your WordPress website. Open a page that contains a form with text boxes. The text boxes are where the SQL injection hack is used.
2. Type the following SQL injection code into one of the text boxes:' or '0' = '0' ; --The code above retrieves all records from a table, because the '0 = 0' logic returns true for all records. The dashes at the end comment out any SQL code at the end of the statement, so the SQL does not return an error.

3. Click the 'Submit' button on your form page. If an error returns or you see a list of records, your site is vulnerable to SQL injection.
4. Repeat the SQL injection code for each of your WordPress text boxes. You must check each box, because each box is vulnerable to SQL injection.

How to Embed an Easy PHP Calendar in WordPress

Placing the Calendar Into a Post or Page
1. Log into your WordPress admin area, then click 'Plugins,' and 'Add New.' From here you can search for new plugins to add functionality to your site.
2. Type 'PHP Execution' into the text field in the center of the screen, then press enter.

3. Find 'PHP Execution' in the results list, then click the 'Install Now' link just beneath it. When prompted, click 'Activate Plugin' to turn the plugin on. You are now able to paste PHP code into WordPress posts and pages.
4. Start a new post, or open the post that you want to embed the calendar into, and click the 'HTML' tab. Copy the PHP code for the calendar, and paste it into the post at the position you desire. You can also add any other HTML or CSS that you need.
Placing the Calendar in the Sidebar
5. Log into the WordPress admin control panel, then click 'Appearance,' and 'Widgets.'
6. Locate the 'Text' widget in the main area in the center of the screen, and drag it to the sidebar on the right. Move the text widget to the position you want it to be on the sidebar; to place it between two widgets simply hover in place for a seconds and the widgets will move to make room.
7. Type in a title for the widget in the 'Title' text field, them paste your PHP code in the main text area below it. Click 'Save' when you are done.
Placing the Calendar in Another Area of the Site
8. Log into your WordPress admin area. Click 'Appearance,' then click 'Editor.' This is the Theme Editor; from here you can edit the HTML files for your site.
9. Click the file corresponding to the place on your site you want the calendar to go. For example, if you want it in the footer, click 'footer.php,' or if you want it in the main index page, click 'index.php.'
10. Scroll through the file to the point you want the calendar to go, and paste in your PHP code. If you are using a post or page file, you can place the calendar directly above or below the main content area by pasting the code above or below 'the_content(),' respectively.

How to Build a Web Site With WordPress

1. Design your website's content. A personal website, for instance, may have a section for your resume, a section for previous work and a section for contact info. A website for a business may have the business's location, customer testimonials and a product list.
2. Download Wordpress from the Wordpress website.. Extract the zip file into its own directory. Create a database on your webserver and add a user to the database; the process will be different for each webserver. Give the user all permissions. Write down the hostname, username and database you receive from the server.

3. Upload the Wordpress directory to your server. The location of the directory will be the root directory for the website. Rename the 'wp-config-sample.php' file in the directory to 'wp-config.php'. Edit the file as provided by Wordpress's documentation, including the database information from Step 2.
4. Install Wordpress by visiting 'http://
/wp-admin/install.php' with your Web browser, where
is your server's domain name and
is the directory you installed Wordpress in. After that, choose a name for your website and a username and password for the administrator account. Finally, input your email address and click 'Install Wordpress.'
5. Log in as an administrator to access the administration interface. You can add new content or customize your site's appearance and plug-ins using the menubar to the left, and you can edit your website's title or other important data from the 'Settings' tab on the menubar.
6. Choose a theme. Go to the Wordpress themes directory and download the theme you want to install. Unzip and upload it into the 'wp-content/themes' directory of your Wordpress installation. Then from the administration interface, click 'Appearance' and click on the newly uploaded theme. Visit your website to check the appearance. Some themes have customization options that appear under the 'Appearance' menu once you've installed the appearance.
7. Upload content. Wordpress has two main types of content: posts and pages. 'Posts' are essentially blog posts organized by date, and 'Pages' are individual webpages. Pages show up on the menu bar of the webpage. If you are designing a website, most of the content will come from pages. To create a new page, click 'Pages' in the administration sidebar, then click 'Add New.' Give your page a title and enter content in the given boxes, then click 'Publish.'
8. Install plug-ins to increase Wordpress functionality. Wordpress plug-ins serve many purposes, from adding a customized menu bar as a Widget to supporting multiple languages and custom CSS for each webpage. To install a plug-in, download and unzip the plug-in, then upload the folder to the 'wp-content/plugins' directory. From the Wordpress administration interface, click 'Plugins' and click 'Activate' under the plug-in you uploaded.
9. Install or uninstall Widgets as needed. Widgets are tools for navigation that can be added to select themes. Select 'Widgets' under the 'Appearance menu. To add custom widgets, drag the widget bar you want to install to beneath the location where you want it, usually one of the sidebars. To remove them drag the widget bar you want to remove to the main area of the screen. Most of these are only useful for blogs, but some are useful to websites as well, such as the Search bar.

How to Use WordPress for BlackBerry

1. Download the WordPress app from BlackBerry App World (either through the App World application already on the phone or from the main App World website at Downloading directly onto the BlackBerry automatically installs the app. Downloading from the website requires BlackBerry Desktop Software to install it, available from
2. Prepare WordPress Blog for connection. The WordPress blog may not initially accept connections from the BlackBerry app due to security restrictions (this primarily concerns WordPress blogs installed on hosted Web services and not necessarily those hosted directly through On the WordPress dashboard, navigate to the 'Settings' tab located at the bottom of the main menu. Select the 'Writing' subheading. On the Writing Settings screen, scroll to the bottom of the screen. Check the 'Enable the WordPress, Movable Type, MetaWeblog and Blogger XML-RPC Publishing Protocols' button, and click 'Save Changes' (Source 1).

3. Start the WordPress app on the phone. It asks to connect to a blog or a self-hosted WordPress blog. Choose the appropriate response. Adding a self-hosted blog requires you to enter the URL for the blog (in the format, the user name and the password. Connecting to the blog just requires the username and password. After the information is entered, the app connects to the blog. The blog name appears on a list, from which you can manage multiple blogs (just press the 'BlackBerry' menu key and select 'Add Blog').

How to Change Menu Order in Wordpress

1. Review your website and its current menu order. Decide how you want the menu order to change.
2. Log onto your web hosting server. Find the 'header.php' file for your WordPress site. Open the file in the web hosting's file editor or download the file to your hard drive to edit it with another php-editor program.

3. Insert the 'wp_list_pages' function into your header.php file. Use an unordered list tag for the wp_list_pages function. Type '

' into your file where '( )' indicates the parameters you set. Leave the function as is if you would like to keep the default alphabetical order for your page menu. Insert the parameter 'sort_column=menu_order' with single quotes inside the function's parentheses to control the page menu order from the WordPress admin panel.
4. Save the changes to the header.php file when you are finished. Upload the saved file to your web hosting server, overwriting the existing file.
5. Log into your WordPress admin panel. Click on the 'Pages' section in the left-hand column. Click 'Edit' or 'Quick Edit' under each of the pages. In the 'Attributes' section of each page, type the number in which you want the pages to appear in your menu order. For the page you want to appear first, type '0,' for the second page type '1,' third page type '2,' and repeat this process until you have the menu order that you want. Click the blue 'Update Page' button to save the changes.
6. Refresh your WordPress website in your Internet browser. Review the changes you made to make sure that your page menu order is showing correctly.

How to Write a WordPress User Bridge

1. Assign your plug-in a unique name. Search the directory before selecting the name to determine that it isn't already taken; then create a PHP file with a corresponding name -- if you name your plug-in YouTube Bridge, the file should have a name such as youtubebridge.php.
2. Document your bridge. If you want WordPress to include the bridge in its plug-in directory, provide a readme.txt file along with your plug-in. WordPress also recommends creating a Web page providing details of what your bridge does, how to install it and how to use it.

3. Write a header for your plug-in's main PHP file. You must have a header in order for WordPress to recognize your program, load it and run it. The PHP in the header must give the plug-in's name -- though you can include added information as well -- and must be written with UTF-8 encoding.
4. Program your plug-in's functions. Among the functions to consider, in addition to bridging to the other software, are connecting to a WordPress hook -- a way for WordPress to check when a plug-in is usable -- and saving data from the plug-in in the WordPress database.
5. Review your finished PHP code and confirm that it complies with WordPress requirements. The rules include that you use single and double quotes when appropriate, put spaces after commas and always use full PHP tags rather than shorthand tags.

How to Upload WordPress to Bluehost

1. Export the .xml file from your current WordPress blog, which you will later upload to your Bluehost WordPress blog to transfer all of its posts and settings. Log in to your existing WordPress Dashboard, scroll down to 'Tools' and click 'Export.' Click 'Download Export File,' which downloads a copy of your blog in .xml format to your hard drive.
2. Log in to your Bluehost account. Scroll down to the 'Software/Services' tab and click 'WordPress' to begin installing WordPress on your site.

3. Click the green 'Install' button. Open the drop-down menu that lists all of your Bluehost domains and click the one on which you want to install WordPress. Check the box to indicate that you've read the Terms and Conditions and then click 'Complete.'
4. Import your existing WordPress blog to your website. Log in to your Bluehost WordPress Dashboard -- if your website is ',' this is located at '' -- and scroll down to 'Tools.' Click 'Import' and browse your computer for the .xml file from your previous WordPress blog. Click 'Open' and wait for WordPress to import the file, which updates your new WordPress to reflect all the posts you made in your previous blog.

How to View WordPress on a BlackBerry

1. Click the 'Browser' icon on the home screen of your BlackBerry.
2. Type the URL of the WordPress site you want to visit in the browser's navigation field.

3. Click the BlackBerry trackball. The WordPress site will load and display in your BlackBerry browser.

How to Enable Auto Excerpts in WordPress

1. Open the 'Posts' section on the left side of the WordPress dashboard, then click 'Posts' to view a list of your website's published posts. Click the 'Edit' link under the post that you want to modify. Alternatively, click 'Add New' to compose a new post.
2. Remove the contents of the 'Excerpt' box below the post editing area to eliminate the post's manual excerpt.

3. Scroll to the post editing area, then click to place the cursor on the line below what you feel is the post's most important content. Click the 'Insert More Tag' button at the top of the post editor, shaped like two pieces of paper with a dotted line in between. To have WordPress generate an automatic excerpt starting from the beginning of the post, skip this step.
4. Click the 'Update' or 'Publish' button at the top of the post editing page.

How to Add a Banner to a WordPress Template

1. Open your Web browser and navigate to WordPress' website ( Sign into your blog or website user account.
2. Click on your blog or website's dashboard and select 'Appearance,' followed by 'Header.' Be aware that if these options aren't present, your currently selected theme doesn't support custom header banners. You will need to select a different theme to create a custom banner.

3. Click on the 'Browse' button in the Header menu to begin looking through your computer's files and folders. Select the image you want to use and click 'OK.'
4. Click on 'Upload' to upload the image into WordPress.
5. Highlight the area of the image you want to use, making sure to keep it within the box of broken lines. This is a cropping box, and everything outside of the lines will be cut from the image. When finished positioning, click on 'Crop and Publish' to add the image to your WordPress blog or website, with the title of your blog or website over-top.

How to Create a Blog Using WordPress

1. Visit and click the 'Get started here' button.
2. Enter a URL address for your blog. Free blogs hosted at have an '' address, where 'X' is the blog name selected by you. The system lets you know if the name you choose has already been taken, so keep trying until the system accepts your blog name.

3. Type a username and enter a password twice.
4. Enter your email address, select your blog's language, then click 'Create Blog.'
5. Check your email inbox for an email from Click on the activation link contained in the email to finish creating your blog.
6. Load your blog's admin panel by typing the following URL address in your Web browser's address bar: ''. Replace 'X' with the name of your blog. Log in to your blog's admin panel by typing your username and password.
7. Click on 'Posts' in the left-hand column and select 'Add New.'
8. Enter a title for your new post and type the post in the large box under the editing icons. Use these icons to modify your text's appearance; they're much like the tools found in traditional word processors. For example, to center-align part of your post, select a phrase or sentence with your mouse, then click the 'Align Center' icon.
9. Click the 'Publish' button to publish your new post on your blog.
10. Log in to your admin panel, click on 'Appearance' in the left-hand column and select 'Themes.' Here you can load new themes and alter your blog's appearance without losing any posts you might have created. Browse the gallery of available themes and click on 'Activate' under the theme you want to switch to.
11. Edit your current theme's options by clicking on 'Theme options' under the Appearance category in the left-hand pane. These options are specific to each theme and depend on the features the developer has added to it. For example, the default theme allows you to add your Twitter username so that users can conveniently follow you on this social network. When done editing your theme's options, click on 'Save all options.'
12. Add widgets to your blog by clicking on 'Widgets' under the Appearance category. Widgets allow you to add various types of items to your blog, such as Facebook 'Like' buttons or a calendar. To activate a widget, click on it and drag it to one of the items to the right of the page. For example, to add the Facebook widget to your blog's sidebar, which is the area displayed to the right of your posts, click on 'Facebook' and drag the icon to the Sidebar box.

How to Convert WordPress Posts to PDF

1. Open the 'Plugins' menu while viewing your WordPress dashboard, and then click 'Add New.'
2. Enter 'PDF24' in the text field at the top of the page, and then press 'Enter.'

3. Click 'Install Now' under 'PDF24 Article to PDF' on the search results page.
4. Click 'OK,' and then click the 'Activate Plugin' link at the top of the page.
5. Display any of the posts on your WordPress blog to see the 'Send article as PDF' box at the bottom.
6. Type your email address, and then click the 'Send' button to confirm that the plugin works.

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