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    Cool How do I get the blog to show up?

    As you can see....I'm a Private. How do I get the blog to show up on my web page? Do I have to write some html code to get it there or what? I really need a mickey mouse explanation if somebody has a few minutes.

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    Default Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    1) First of install and create your blog
    2) Simply create hyperlinks from your website you yout blog.

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    Default Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    OK....Still don't get it. Create a hyperlink to what, exactly? Does anybody have an example of how this code goes so that I can see it in practice?

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    Default Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    For example, add the words.. My Blog to your website. Now hyperlink
    those words to your blog, if you do not know how to create hyperlinks.
    please click the below...

    http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/hyp...mages-etc.html

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    Default Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    Got it. Now, what if I want the blog to be displayed on my index page below my header and menu bars?

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    Default Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    You can link it anywhere you like on your page.

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    Question Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    I'm very new to blogging and just need a bit more specific info than this thread provides.

    In post #4 below, you say, "Now hyperlink those words to your blog." I know how to hyperlink in BV but I don't see what URL should be the link's target. My WordPress Admin panel says that http://jhwm.net is both my "blog address" and my "WordPress address." But any link aimed at that URL simply leads to my web site's home page, NOT my blog. I'm sure you can clarify.

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    Default Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    simply love the welcome mat!
    Keep it simple. copy your blog url from the browser then hyperlink it to your website!.
    If this isnt the correct answer, then if you can explain more maybe I can help.

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    Question Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    Thanks, Kassi, I think the mat's kind of cool-looking too. The only URL I know of for my blog is the one listed on my WP Admin Panel (http://jhwm.net), and that URL doesn't lead to my blog. How do I know what my blog URL is?

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    Default Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    Go into your control panel.
    click fantastico.
    click workpress.
    After wordpress is up there you will see a list of your installations.
    click 'visit site'.
    then your blog will come up/there you can copy and save your blog url.


    One thing that I do when installing any thing is at the end of installation you are asked if you would like an email sent to you via email. I alway have it sent to my personal email and then create a folder for that specific application..(wordpress) (joomla) (zen cart) then within each folder has all of the necessary information of each site and how to access administration and the site itself.

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    Question Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    OK, I followed those steps you gave me, but maybe I did something wrong when I installed WP, because:

    On the WP page of my cPanel, I clicked Visit Site and once again, I was taken to the home page of my web site, not my blog. And yes, I have created the blog (see attached screen shot).

    BTW, on the WP page of my cPanel, here's what's listed in the 'Current Installations' area. FYI, "Visit site" and "Remove" are hyperlinked, but the "/ (2.0.4)" is not:

    Current installations:

    / (2.0.4) Visit site Remove

    I bet we're close to figuring this thing out!
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    Default Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    hmm...ok, what did you name your blog download...for instance I named mine simply 'wordpress'
    my address is 'http://www.kateart-cards.com/wordpress
    so as yours should be the same, your address/blogname
    How far did you get with your blog?
    Did you change anything within the administration options/general?
    If you have changed the info there to your website addy, well...umm not good...lol

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    Default Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    I cant view your screenshot.
    forgot, click the view site hyperlink.

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    Question Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    I did enter information into some of the fields on the Options > General page, but I'm pretty sure I didn't touch the "WordPress Address" or the "Blog Address".

    Also, not sure how to answer your question "What did you name your blog download?" Is that the same as the "Weblog Title" on the Options > General page?

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    Default Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    WordPress address (URI) This address shouldnt be changed. That is found in General options
    After you have chosen to download 'wordpress' you are then led thru a series of questions. One of which is where to add a 'name' to where you want your blog to be.

    Install in directory
    Leave empty to install in the root directory of the domain (access example: http://domain/).
    Enter only the directory name to install in a directory (for http://domain/name/ enter name only). This directory SHOULD NOT exist, it will be automatically created!
    If you left that empty and it appears you have then what I would do is to delete your installation and install a new one. and to make sure you not only 'name' it to its own directory, but to send yourself a personal email at the end of installation that way you will have all the information at your finger tips!

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    Thumbs up Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    Kassi--Thanks, I took your advice and removed my originial installation of WP, and then installed WP again, this time telling it to install in a directory called WordPress. Looks like it worked; I now have a link on my site to my blog, which is at http://jhwm.net/WordPress.

    And yes, I made sure to e-mail myself a copy of the installation details (I had done that the first time I installed WP, too).

    Also, I'm sure there's an easy fix for this, but why is a date in 1969 listed at the head of my blog?

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    Congrats! Good work! Ive seen it and so far wonderful!...Now we will work on cool templates!...hehehe....

    personally I'm a computer slob. lol....So I do my best to keep to my own rules of folder saving. Text files will my passwords and any other important info that at the time I don't think Ill ever need. Well I have needed it for one reason or another..So I keep all of that for future reference.

    Outdated - When the templates were created they needed something to put there. All you do is:
    write
    write post
    on the right there are different categories.
    scroll down to 'post timestamp'
    click the + sign to open that if its not already open.
    there you can edit the time.

    For the post you already have:
    manage.
    posts
    click on edit
    and again scroll down to edit time stamptime stamp.
    poof done!....
    no more outdated!....

    Oh, after doing all that make sure that you save and or publish. so the times will change accordingly.

    NOW - templates, Here is a link to many free wordpress templates, they are really cool, have a look/see to find the one that goes with what you envision.
    TEMPLATES

    Hollar at me if you need some help on installing the new template.
    Have fun!

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    Question Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    Thanks for all those instructions, K. I think I followed them correctly, but when I looked at my one-and-only post (so far) after doing what you said, I see the date of it but not the time. But when I go to Manage > Posts > Edit > Timestamp, it shows that the right time and date I posted the message. So why isn't the time of the post showing in the blog?

    Also, still learning here: Each time I publish a new post, I have to specify whether I want it timestamped or not? I'd prefer that the date and time of each post appear automatically, as they do in this VH forum.

    Looked through the themes; the one that comes closest to what I want is "Sky3c" but I see that it's:

    - the 4th-most-downloaded theme, and I'd rather not look like a me-too
    - having trouble displaying that great cloud photo on some browsers or PCs

    Plus, I'd prefer a theme that's as close as possible to the blue and orangey-yellow of my site and my logo (picky, I know). Any thoughts on these issues? And, how difficult is it to design one's own theme?

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    Default Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    I have found it sometimes take a while for it to catch up with itself...lol..actually I think the browser wont give up to changes..sometimes when you go to a different browswer you will see the changes...I had a look and it looks fine to me...september 22, 2006.
    mine doesnt have the acutal time post...just the date.
    I would at least have a look at it to make sure it is in fact the proper date. but you shouldnt have to deal with it.

    What you can do about certain themes is go to the THEME VIEWER
    on the left there are areas to tick.
    Tick all the areas and leave out the colors you dont want to have.



    I dont know about designing on my own. Ive only used the templates. I have been able to take the templates that have a photo header and change that in my home software, then upload that.
    I did that on both blogs. But Im not that savvy to a complete design.
    I can have a look around and see if there are any templates that I can exchange with a photo of your mat if you would like.

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    Default Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    I just noticed that Sky3c was the template that I used!..lol....
    VERMONT
    ACTUAL TEMPLATE
    I changed a couple items.

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    Question Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    I learned a lot reading this thread- thanks Kassi.
    I downloaded a theme called Grow with the Flow from http://www.freelayouts.com/templates...w?preview=true
    I got it into my FTP manager and uploaded it in the themes folder but now what? The wordpress page I installed looks nothing like the one in the tutorial- no toolbar for doing what I need to do to get a new theme. See it at http://humnew.com/wordpress.

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    Default Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    To be able to access your dashboard you first must be logged into your admin account.
    After you are logged in you then click presentation
    If you have uploaded your theme correctly it should appear on this page.
    If its not there then you must find out what didnt upload. by going back and forth between the download and the server.
    every once and a while something gets lost in the shuffle.
    hope this helps.

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    Thumbs up Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    Thanks again
    I just checked my blog address and this time I got a whole new response that let me log into my account. I guess it just took a couple of days ???

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    Default Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    ok. After you log in then follow the directions I explained above and you should see the template there.

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    Default Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    Future Bloggers of America!

    I recently found this, haven't been able to spend much time reading, but it seems interesting! Link

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    Smile Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    Thank you from another novice!!!! I too couldn't find my blog. Then I followed the steps of deleting, adding a name and presto- I can see my blog.

    For new users like me I think this is a problem with the outlay of instructions when you download

    Happy blogging to all
    Thanks

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    Default Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    hi kassie,
    I was able to benefit from all your posts...from finding my blog and getting it set up... but I don't understand how to change the template... can you give me the directions on how to do that?

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    Default Re: How do I get the blog to show up?

    First you will need to download some templates to choose from. In your presentation there are only the default templates and they aren't so exciting.
    Go to:
    http://themes.wordpress.net/
    choose from there a couple or how ever many you want.
    download them onto your desktop
    -------
    In blueftp (or filezilla) any ftp program will surfice:
    After loading your ftp you will see two sides.
    Left is your computer files/right is your server.
    on your right - find your wordpress (in public/html)
    In that find wp-content
    themes
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    Upload from your left side (computer desktop(or where ever you downloaded your templates)) to your right side in the themes.
    -------
    After uploading all your templates into your themes folder
    double check to make sure you have gotten all the files
    transfered properly.
    --------
    Now go to your wordpress blog
    after signing in find presentation
    There if all went well in the transfer you will find all your new templates!
    just click on the one that appeals to you and you will have changed the
    look and feel of your blog!
    Hope this helps!

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