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please help me locate my wp-content/plugins directory

  1. bloggersanjida
    Member

    http://blog.addthis.com/?p=32 says i can add AddThis WordPress Plugin (drop-down version)
    by uploading it into my wp-content/plugins directory.
    and i really want to do this.

    can you pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese help me locate my wp-content/plugins directory?

    thank you!

  2. Sorry. Can't do it. You don't have one.

    We don't upload stuff here. The plugins you see are for people with independent blogs that use the wp software.

  3. You can add the html code, not javascript, for the add-this button either manually on each post or on a widget. When on a widget or a post, the permalink has to be clicked so it shows the exact title for the add-this button. But it won't do the drop down. It will go to a new page. But check out what timethief wrote:

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=9051&page&replies=46#post-62497

    But for the feed button where in the code it says -- YOUR_BLOGNAME.wordpress.com

    Make sure to write your blog name.

  4. But what if you have a purchased domain name? Does this make any difference?

  5. The fact that you have a domain name makes absolutely no difference at all when it comes to plugins. WordPress.com blogs do not have plugins. You cannot upload them into wp.com blogs whether or not they are on your domain because we have no ftp uploading.

    http://faq.wordpress.com/2005/10/27/can-i-upload-my-own-plugins/
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/07/22/where-is-my-plugins-tab/

    If plugins are not essential for your blog then you can purchase domain mapping from wordpress.com for it http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/11/10/domain-mapping/

    But if you do want plugins then you will need hire a web host and download the software from http://wordpress.org
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/05/07/wordpresscom-vs-wordpressorg/
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=3700

  6. Then why did I get this message from WordPress.com?

    "We hope you dig your new weblog. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know!
    Your WordPress.com API key allows you to use services like Akismet @ http://akismet.com/
    API Key: [api edited out by Trent]
    --The WordPress.com Team
    Wordpress.com"

    Then I go to the akismet page and see these instructions:

    1. Download plugin and unzip.
    2. Upload the plugin file to your WordPress plugins directory inside of wp-content.
    3. Activate it from the plugins menu inside of WordPress.
    4. Enter your API key.
    5. Forget that spam was ever a problem.

    Just following orders here...... or just trying to.

  7. AND this instructs me in the same "misguided" way?

    "" FeedBurner FeedSmith

    For the best results using FeedBurner with your self-hosted WordPress site, we recommend the FeedBurner FeedSmith plugin (originally authored by the awesome Steve Smith). The plugin will detect all ways to access your feed (e.g. http://www.yoursite.com/feed/ or http://www.yoursite.com/wp-rss2.php, etc.), and redirect them to your FeedBurner feed so you can track every possible subscriber. It will forward for your main posts feed, and optionally your main comments feed as well.

    * Download the plugin and then follow the instructions below to begin forwarding all WordPress feed traffic to your FeedBurner feed.

    Installation

    1. Copy the plugin file, FeedBurner_FeedSmith_Plugin.php into your default WordPress plugin directory, wp-content/plugins/ . ""

  8. > Then why did I get this message from WordPress.com?

    excellent question!

    "We hope you dig your new weblog. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know!" at http://wordpress.com/contact-support/

    I suppose you're happy user of the web application WordPress downloaded from "community owned" site at wordpress.org, correct?

    you see, Akismet is commercial service which is free for personal use. regardless of its usage terms everyone has to register a user account on the wordpress.com (thus increasing its userbase) just get a so call 'API key', which activates plugin said.

    forget that spam was ever a problem, forget about some legit comments too.

  9. Sorry, I just read the first line again:
    For the best results using FeedBurner with your self-hosted WordPress site

    okay so they're talking about self-hosted.
    aha!

  10. btw, just curious how did you 'get this message from WordPress.com'?

  11. theultimaterenaissance
    Member

    I want to add the Live Calendar plug-in to my blog. I have just downloaded the file. But now I need to paste the folder in the 'wp-contents/plugins' folder. Can anybody please guide me regarding where will I find this folder???

  12. We don't have a plug-in folder here at wordpress.com. That's a plug-in for a self hosted blog (one where you download/install the software from wordpress.com on your own webhost).

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