New to plugins – how to install?

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  • #1191263

    skphan
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    I’ve been googling a guide on how to install a plugin on my homepage. I found this: http://codex.wordpress.org/File:plugins.png
    According to the picture I should have a menu under “appearance” called plugin. I don’t have that. Is this because of my theme (Coraline)? Or?

    Any hints or tips would be great as Im making this for my work!

    The blog I need help with is skphan.wordpress.com.

    #1191360

    raincoaster
    Member

    Stop reading WordPress.org information. Start reading WordPress.com information instead http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/

    #1191475

    peanut2
    Member

    This support page is not helpful. It basically says that wp pre-loads plugins, so don’t worry about it. I want to add an Embed PDF plug-in to my blog (http://qc-writers.com/), but can’t figure out how to do that. I found the plug-in but can’t find any instructions for activating it. This is kind of important information!

    #1191477

    auxclass
    Member

    did you bother to read the link @raincoaster gave?

    Actually quite easy to embed a pdf document here so it can be read

    #1191478

    peanut2
    Member

    Yes, I bothered to read it. Here’s most of the text (before the list of plugins):

    There are lots of plugins already bundled with every WordPress.com blog and website. They extend WordPress functionality and include things like Google Sitemaps, caching, Akismet anti-spam, Carousel slideshows, social media buttons, and over a hundred others.

    Most WordPress.com users won’t find a Plugins tab in your dashboard. We include and configure the plugins for you, so you don’t need to worry about them.

    Where are the obvious, easy instructions for embedding pdfs?

    #1191480

    raincoaster
    Member

    A PDF is a media file, not a plugin. You can either upload it to the media library and link to it via a text link or embed it in a viewable way via any of these:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/?s=PDF

    #1191481

    auxclass
    Member

    look for Scribd in the support documents @RC gave you

    #1191490

    peanut2
    Member

    Thanks. The piece was originally a prezi, and there used to be a work-around for embedding prezi into a wp blog. That seems to have changed, so I had to save the file as a pdf, upload to scribd, and plan to embed it that way. Wish there was a more direct way to do this–maybe in the future!

    #1191494

    auxclass
    Member

    PS – one caution with Scribd – it loads the whole document – so if the document is large you should put it after a “More” tag so the document won’t load each time someone visits your front page – only loads when they go to the Post with the Scribd document – personally I now always put Scribd documents after the More tag – does not matter – large or small – helps with search engines also since load time of front page is one of the ranking factors

    #1191495

    peanut2
    Member

    Thanks for the tip.

    #1191496

    auxclass
    Member

    You be welcome & good luck

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