no plugin tab on my dashboard

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  • #485660

    roisincara
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    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.

    #485846

    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.

    #486088

    I could not see the plug-in option :(

    #486089

    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/

    #486095

    taeltv
    Member

    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

    #486096

    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.

    #486106

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

    #486107

    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.

    #486108

    suedent1
    Member

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

    #486109

    suedent1
    Member

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

    #486110

    suedent1
    Member

    Ooops! Posted twice. Sorry. ;D

    #486111

    timethief
    Member

    @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.

    #486115

    raincoaster
    Member

    Nobody reads the threads they post in, do they?

    #486116

    Not even a little.

    #486117

    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.

    #486118

    auxclass
    Member

    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”

    #486119

    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.

    #486120

    auxclass
    Member

    Sorry about missing the correct name

    Thanks TSP for clarification

    #486121

    You’re welcome.

    #486122

    kimdickson
    Member

    Thank you aux and path for you help!

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