Installing a plugin on a privately hosted WordPress server is real easy. All you need to do follow a few simple steps:
- Access your admin dashboard.
- Backup your WordPress Database.
- Click on Plugins from the left side.
- Click on Add New.
- If you know the name of the plugin, enter it in the Search field and click Search plugins or…
- If you have downloaded a zip file of a plugin click on Upload then follow the instructions to upload the plugin. If you are searching for a plugin, please continue.
- Find the plugin from the results page and click on details to make sure the plugin is compatible with your version of WordPress.
- If so then click on Install Now. You can install plugins that haven’t been tested, but remember that if it isn’t tested it could cause issues with your site and may need to be rolled back to an earlier version.
- Installation should take a moment or two.
- When you see the Successfully Installed message, click Activate Plugin.
- Try not to install plugins that conflict with other plugins or you will have unexpected results.
- Test your plugin. If it works then congratulations! You have installed your first plugin successfully.
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Now isn’t this just the coolest thing in the world. As many of you already know I love automation, it won’t be a surprise to you that I’ve found a new way to update facebook from twitter without any kind of 3rd party tinkering. Granted, it might get annoying for your friends on facebook if you tweet a lot, but hey it’s social networking.
All you need to do is log into facebook and then into twitter and click on your personal menu in the upper right corner. Next, click on settings and scroll down to profile. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and check the Update Facebook box. It will ask you to give the application permission. Once you give the app permission, it will work for for you.
Sometimes it doesn’t update and I don’t know why, but it does work most of the time. There are better ways to do this through services such as ping.fm, but if you want a simple way to get your facebook page updated with just a tweet then try it and see if it works for you.