- How do I automatically display article comments on every page?
- How do I automatically expand replies to articles so they display on every page?
- How do I stop the WordPress TinyMCE editor’s background from using my template’s colour scheme?
- How do I change the category listing order?
- How do I change the page listing order?
- How do I change the link listing order?
- How do I change the position of the admin login link?
- How do I add a sitemap to my blog?
- How do I optimize my blog for search engines?
- How do I redirect URLs?
- How do I automatically tweet my posts?
- How do I automatically broadcast my posts to social networks?
- How do I change the category listing order?
- How do I add social networking buttons to my posts?
- How do I display a message to visitors based on where they’ve come from?
- How can my users upload their own avatars to my server?
- How do I add a ratings button to my posts?
- Can I add a forum to my blog?
- Can I write my blog using RSS feeds?
- Can I add more options to the TinyMCE editor?
- What’s the best way to add ads to my Wordprss theme?
- How do I put a copyright notice at the bottom of my blog?
- Can I automatically translate my blog into different languages?
- How do I display random posts in my side bar?
- Can I add a link directory to my blog?
- How do I redirect my default RSS feed to my Feedburner RSS feed?
- Is it possible to have post tags automatically written?
- Can I copy the plugins from one blog over to another blog?
- What’s the easiest way to add videos to my blog?
- Is there a user friendly gallery plugin for WordPress?
- How do I stop code examples from displaying outside of my template?
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Edit your WordPress template’s index.php file (also called the Main Index Template) by adding
<?php $withcomments = 1 ?>
<?php get_header(); ?>
and by adding
<?php comments_template(); ?>
<?php endwhile; else: ?>
The second addition might already be present. If it is, there’s no need to add it.
See the answer to the question above this
Edit your theme’s style.css file (the main css file) and add
To its very bottom. Do not put it at the top or in the middle, put it at the bottom to prevent it from being overridden by other styling information.
Use the My Category Order plugin.
Use the My Page Order plugin.
Use the My Link Order plugin.
1, use the BNS plugin to move the meta links (dashboard login links) to the footer of your pages,
2, use the Sidebar Login widget plug-in.
Use the Google XML sitemap plugin which will create a sitemap at yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml after you’ve set it up and clicked Build Sitemap,
Use the Greg’s High Performance SEO plugin, SEO Friendly Images plugin and TagPig.
Use the Redirection plugin.
How do I automatically tweet my posts?
Use the shorten2ping plugin with either the Twitter setting or Ping.fm setting.
Use the shorten2ping plugin with the Ping.fm setting.
Use the My Category Order plugin
Use the Sociable plugin.
1, use the WP Greet Box plugin,
2, use the Target Visitors plugin.
Use the the Avatars plugin.
Some themes provide this as an inbuilt option so check your theme’s settings. Alternatively, use the GD Star Ratings plugin to add either/both ratings stars and/or ratings thumbs.
Yes you can. Use the Simple:Press plugin to add a completely integrated forum to your blog that resides within your blog’s template. The alternative is to cross-link your blog with a non-integrated forum package such as SMF or phpBB. Simple:Press is the most integrated option in that it’s designed to function with-in WordPress and not as a standalone product.
Yes. Use any or all of these three plugins: Feed WordPress, WP-o-Matics and/or WP Autoblog. WP Autoblog has been discontinued but I do have a copy of it and will provide if you ask nicely.
Affirmative. Use the TinyMCE advanced plug-in to unhide the secret options hidden by the WordPress development team. This plug-in also enables you to re-arrange the editor’s buttons’ layout. There’s a button in the TinyMCE editor called the “Kitchen Sink” (it looks like a TV screen with multi-coloured dots scrolled across it): either click it or remove it to display extra buttons.
Either edit your theme’s footer (has to be done to every theme you use) else use the Blog Copyright plugin.
It can be done using the Global Translator plugin which creates multiple language versions of your website. When using a translator plugin, be careful to write you posts in complete sentences with few to no unambiguous words; keep your grammar and syntax as pure as possible – short sentences might work best for some people; try to not end sentences with a preposition.
Use the Random Posts plugin.
Yes, there are several link directory plugins available; I like to use the WordPress Link Directory plugin because the frontend can be customized to look as I want it to look and the backend is intuitive to use. In all honesty, if you want a serious link directory (and not much of a blog) then you can use Joomla! as a pure link directory via a plugin or you can make a few edits to your WordPress installation’s files to make it into a directory not a blog.
Install the FD Feedburner plugin and add your Feedburner feed’s details to its configuration page.
Yes, use the TagPig plugin. It scans the text in your posts, compares the words and phrases within it against keyword lists held by tagthe.net, Yahoo and your site’s tag database.
In most cases, yes. Some plugins must be installed afresh but, generally, most plugins can be installed by copying yourdomain.com/wordpress/wp-content from your source blog over to yourdomain.com/wordpress/wp-content of your destination blog. Once the copying is complete, visit the destination blog’s Dashboard’s Plugins page and activate the new plugins.
This answer assumes you do not want to use third party hosting when embedding your own video content.
Use Viper’s Video Quicktags to embed content from Youtube, Flickr and Google etc.., and to embed your own videos as uploaded to your WordPress media gallery or directory to your server.
You need to edit your template’s style.css file by adding the following code at the top of it:
white-space: -moz-pre-wrap; /* Mozilla, supported since 1999 */
white-space: -pre-wrap; /* Opera 4 - 6 */
white-space: -o-pre-wrap; /* Opera 7 */
white-space: pre-wrap; /* CSS3 - Text module (Candidate Recommendation) <a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-text/#white-space">http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-text/#white-space</a> */
word-wrap: break-word; /* IE 5.5+ */
white-space: -khtml-pre-wrap; /* Safari, not working -- maybe on Konqueror khtml */
color : #000000;
And you need to convert all instances of < to < and > to > and & to & within the example code.