Week 3: Account and Pages

This week we learn about creating accounts and adding content

  • Adding Content to WordPress Managing Accounts
  • Configuring Your Account
  • Managing User Accounts
  • Adding Content
  • Adding Posts
  • Adding Pages
  • Editing Posts and Pages
  • Setting Up and Using Categories
  • Using Tags
  • Internal Linking

 Extra Help to Fix Issues that May Arise in WordPress

The .htaccess file is an invisible file – so first you have to find some kind of FTP program that will show you invisible files.In Filezilla you will need to force the files to be visible. To do this in Filezilla go to Server > Force Show Hidden Files

If you have newly installed WordPress, there will probably be no .htaccess file. The .htaccess file should be located in the root of the domain name (public_html folder) or in the appropriate blog sub-directory (eg. http://www.yourdomainhere.com/?f.

Take the custom settings given by WordPress under the Permalinks tab in your dashboard and enter these lines of code into a .htaccess file.
Notepad and other text editors will add the .txt suffix to the .htaccess file. In other words, you may be seeing a normally invisible file named “.htaccess” but, in reality, you have probably just saved a file called “.htaccess.txt” which wordpress can’t recognize. The fact is you just can’t see the “.txt” suffix and you have to remove it before wordpress can write to the file. You can save the file with quotations marks ( ” ” ) around it (eg. “.htaccess”) and it will not add an invisible .txt suffix.
Enter this code in a document saved as “.htaccess”
# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index.php$ – [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
# END WordPress

Permalinks have always been a problem on the SSC server. I do not have this problem on my own hosting. For this course leave the permalinks as default.

  1. Download the .htaccess file from the Week 3 Lesson
  2. FTP the .htaccess file into your practice folder. Be sure that the file has a period (.) in front of the htaccess
  3. In the FTP program, right click on the .htaccess folder and change the properties to 777 to make it writable.

Are WordPress Update in your WordPress dashboard.

If you choose to update your software be sure to always have a backup. Also be aware that the textbook we are using is based upon WordPress 3.2. WordPress versions can be released often. You will find that the web site http://wordpress.org/ has great forums as you work through the kinks of WordPress. With WordPress you must be patient and complete assignments early just in case something does not work as planned.

Having a Hard Time Finding the Privacy Settings?

The Privacy Settings are no longer under an individual page; it’s located under the Reading Settings.

Refer to this URL for more information, if needed: http://codex.wordpress.org/Settings_Privacy_Screen


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