Hello guys! I am back again with second post of this series today in this post’s I am going to tell you how to edit, upload themes and plug ins in WordPress. Before choosing a theme for your own WordPress blog, you should choose your niche, Now what’s niche?
- Niche is a role an organism plays in its inviornment. In simple blogging language its the topic on which you blog. For example- I mainly blog about tricks,tips,blogging,technology so my niche is – Technology,Tricks,Blogging.
According to your niche choose your theme and plug ins to customize your WordPress blogs, if you are having difficulty to choose your theme and need some tips for that, then read this article posted by Satish of budding blogger (the guy who sponsored me hosting and free domain). Now if you got a right theme that suits your niche, then just open your themes folder in wp-content in your WordPress folder and add (upload) the theme you want there, Now login to your WordPress blog and click on appearance > themes, click on your theme and just activate it.
For WordPress MU : before activating any theme for your WordPress MU blog login to your local host site – http://localhost.localdomain/wordpress-mu and activate theme from WordPress Mu themes admin section (http://localhost.localdomain/network/wp-admin/wpmu-themes.php) and then go to appearance > themes and activate your theme.
You can easily customize your themes by editing them, but before you edit any theme you should save your copy of your theme and you should know basic PHP and HTML to edit your theme, Well don’t worry if you don’t know PHP or HTML, you can easily extend and expand the functionality of WordPress with help of plug ins.
If you are new and don’t know what are plugins then wait let me explain you first.
- Plugins are PHP based (mainly) tools which extend and expand the functionality of WordPress. You can add plugins by just uploading it to your wp-content > plugins folder which is in your WordPress directory.
Before you add any plug in, you should check whether that plug in is compatible with your WordPress version or not, if it is not compatible with your WordPress version please don’t upload that to your server cause it may not work or crash your WordPress.
In next post we will learn about Buddy Press plugin which tranforms the default WordPress MU installation into a cool social networking site like Facebook or Orkut.