A good friend asked for input on how to install a WordPress plug-in on a self-hosted site, so I figured I’d put together a quick five step tutorial in video and text form below. Enjoy:
Step 1: Log in to your WordPress site and click the “Plugins” option
Once you’ve logged in to your wordpress site (typically via www.yourdomian.com/wp-admin), you’ll see a view pretty similar to the screenshot below and you can click the “Plugins” option.
Step 2: Choose “Add New” option from the “Plugins” sub menu
Next, choose the “Add New” option from the “Plugins” sub menu
Step 3: Use the “Search Plugins” field and button
Now that you’ve made it to the “Install Plugins” page, make sure you’re on the “Search” area that looks like the screenshot below. Then, simply type in a keyword (word, phrase, name of a plug-in, etc.) in the search field and click the “Search Plugins.” In this example, I use wp-biography b/c that’s the plugin my friend asked me about.
Step 4: Click “Install Now” on the Plugin you want to use and confirm
Once you’ve found the right plugin in the search results, click the “Install Now” hyperlink and WordPress will install the plug-in for you.
Step 5: Activate your new plugin
Finally, active your new plugin and you are set.
Keep in mind that some plugins have settings you may need to update/edit to get the results you desire, while others may work just like you want them to as soon as you activate them. Whatever the case, if you find you don’t like a plut in, you can always deactivate and/or delete it!
Let me know below if this information was helpful to you!
Quick update on IndieHitMaker.com. We launched a brand new “Pay Per Report” pricing plan for independent touring artists that allows them to sign up for Venue Sales Reporting (live show CD Sales reporting) to Soundscan for only $33 a year and $5 per report. Its great for artist with only a few shows lined up each month but they want to ensure they are reporting their sales.
Of course, for busier artists, we still have the monthly and annual plans (greatest overall savings).
My wife and I use Google Calendar to stay on top of our personal and business appointments/tasks, etc. b/c it integrates well with G-mail and Google Docs and it allows us to share multiple calendars (we share three – one for PolyPlat Records/State of Man, one for her and one for me).
She recently got a Samsung Blackjack II to replace her old AT&T phone, so I hit the internet to find a way to sync her Windows Mobile calendar to Google without using Outlook on her PC.
Here are the options I’ve found (feel free to send your updates and I’ll add to the list):
If you are new to the iPhone, you may have noticed that you can’t play flash content like Youtube videos and MP3s directly from the iPhone’s Safari browser. The following blog offers highlights an iPhone bookmarklet called iTransmogrify! that solves this issue: