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A WordPress log (while I'm learning it)

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Objective Wordpress blog

By the end of this page you will be able to:


Database schema. http://codex.wordpress.org/Database_Description#Database_Diagram


  • To change the start page use Settings > Readings and change "Front page displays"

Creating a Virtual Machine installation (The Uniform Server)

In order to try out WordPress you can create a local and portable WAMP stack version (runs on your PC) using The uniform Server ( http://www.uniformserver.com/ ). It's a system for both beginner webmasters and experienced developers, as it's a fully powered webserver you can take with you on a USB Stick or even your camera's flash drive.

Brinkster: Installation

Brinkster requires mail pluging to be installed. https://help.brinkster.com/KB/a9/unable-to-send-email-with-wordpress.aspx

  • Setting up a post from email
    • Settings > Writing ..
    • Post via e-mail for Brinkster can't get it to work yet
  • Don't forget to change local time

Hi Michael --- Ive done this...this is how it went :

Set yourself up a mail account on yr host. use some random email name suggested by Wordpress (Settings, writing, PostVia Email then: fill in the mail server stuff. Then download the Postie Plugin and fill in the required fields - choose if you want to hold the post or publish etc. The Mail USERID was the full email address in my case. Then edit the footer.php for the theme you are using to include: <code><iframe src="http://www.yourdomain.co.nz/yrwordpressdire/wp-content/plugins/postie/get_mail.php?Submit=Run+Postie" name="mailiframe" width="0" height="0" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title=""> </iframe></code> This will create an auto update on browser refresh, otherwise you have to log into yr wordpress and do it manually from the plugin options.

put the iframe outside the </html>

Hope this helps :)

PS Did the plugin because it allows you to restrict senders and the default wordpress mail post just seemed to add to the posts and have them pending, so you still had to log in and approve. (Probably something in a .php somewhere to modify) - didnt look - so the secret email probably doesn't have to be so secret :) Anyway, leave you too it now...happy playing!!

Will have a look at it. Are you also using Brinkster? Found with MediaWiki I have to inject some php code to make it work as brinkster uses some weird mail system. -vmvadmin 10:15, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

No, not Brinkster :). Only issue Ive had after a couple of months or two of playing has been GD not enabled in PHP so havent been able to use submission forms with Captchas enabled and a brief moment of panic when migrating WP from a subdirectory into the root following some vague instructions on a website!

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  4. Kavin (2011, July 18) Add a Superfish Dropdown menu to wordpress. Retrieved from http://kav.in/wordpress-superfish-dropdown-menu

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