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  1. I use wordpress.org which I understand allows the use of plugins. After checking many tutorials I'm still confused about the use of plugins. I have uploaded two plugins onto my server into the WP plugins folder and they are present.

    However, I have no plugins tab on my dashboard. I've seen in various tutorials that it should appear under Appearance.

    Can't locate the answer to this anywhere. What am I doing wrong.

    The blog I need help with is thinplacestour.com.

  2. We cannot help with self-hosted blogs. Those are supported at http://wordpress.ORG/support/ . This forum is for those that are hosted her at wordpress.COM.

  3. I could not see the plug-in option :(

  4. Plugins are not allowed on blogs at wordpress.COM for security reasons. Plugins are for self-hosted blogs using the software from wordpress.ORG.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  5. yes and can we do after downloading it form wordpress.org? Please give me a step by step process to get that important PLUGIN TABS!. It seems the wordpress 3.O
    doesn't read by my windows 7 computer..Please answer am getting frustrated because i bought essential plugins and i cannot attached it there because there is no TAB!

    Badly needing your help.Thank you! Hoping for your favorable response

    Israel

  6. You cannot have plugins on a wordress.COM blog. Period. End of sentence.

    If you have to have plugins, hire a web hosting company such as godaddy or bluehost etc., install and configure the wordpress.ORG software at that host and plugin your life away. Figure with all things included, a monthly cost of around $10 to $25 depending on bandwidth and storage requirements.

    You will be responsible for all installations, all upgrades, all backups and all troubleshooting and repair of the site. If something goes wrong you will have to figure out what went wrong and fix it.

  7. designing4ever
    Member

    That sounds like a raw deal. Is there a way to mimic a forms plugin on a wp.com site?

  8. WordPress does not allow forms, iframes, javascript, flash, and other code due to security concerns. All those things have brought down and cause many problems for social networking and blogging sites.

    Tell us what you are looking for when you say "forms." Perhaps there is a way to get you what you are looking for.

  9. I have a wordpress blog and the plugins tab was there and now it isn't. How does that happen I wonder?

  10. I have a wordpress blog and the plugins tab was there and now it isn't. How does that happen I wonder?

  11. Ooops! Posted twice. Sorry. ;D

  12. @suedent1
    Please understand that free blogs from and being hosted by wordpress>COM are NOT the same as wordpresss.ORG installs. The software is different.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    Plugins are not allowed on blogs at wordpress.COM for security reasons.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/

    Plugins are for self-hosted blogs using the software from wordpress.ORG.

  13. Nobody reads the threads they post in, do they?

  14. Not even a little.

  15. Based on the above I imagine that it is impossible to get an 'email opt in' in any form attached to a wordpress.com blog?
    Thanks.

  16. WordPress.COM has an email Widget that allows people to sign-up to be sent an email when your blog has a new Post.

    Close enough?

    WordPress.COM has taken many functions from Plug-in's and made Widgets out of those functions, so don't let the "no Plug-in" line make you think that it is the same as "no features" or "can't do"

  17. It's called the subscriptions widget. Just place it in your sidebar and people can then subscribe to your blog and every time you publish a post, you will they will get an email with an excerpt and a link to the new post.

  18. Sorry about missing the correct name

    Thanks TSP for clarification

  19. You're welcome.

  20. Thank you aux and path for you help!

  21. i want to map my adsense account to my wordpress.com blog.how can i do that? please help.

  22. stephenwinburn
    Member

    Is it possible to add a tag to a page through some use of html, or otherwise?

  23. What do you mean by "a tag"? And what does that have to do with plugins which we cannot have on wordpress.com blogs? Are you refderring to displaying the tags you assigned to your posts in a Tag Cloud widget?
    Appearance > Widgets > Tag Cloud
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-tags/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/tag-cloud-widget/

  24. Only posts can have tags. Pages cannot.

  25. And please, don't hijack threads with off-topic questions. Start a new thread.

  26. stephenwinburn
    Member

    Sorry, couldn't find where to submit a question or start a new thread. As a side note you may also want to work on your etiquette. Whether intended, or not, you came across as an expletive in your comment.

  27. Sorry, couldn't find where to submit a question or start a new thread.

    Here:
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/

    press the Add new topic ยป button, please.

  28. stephenwinburn, may I suggest not taking offense at simple directions? This is a technical help forum, and we give simple directions here all the time.

  29. I am in the same boat. I had a plug-ins tab under appearance (that is how I activated Akismet) but now it is totally not there. and yes - it is a WordPress.com. If it was never there I would understand, just don't know why it was and now is not. I am trying to add an interesting photo gallery and so wanted to apply NextGen. The problem is Vuvox embed codes don't work so trying to find something that does. Any suggestions??

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