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  1. nate1977
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I was on blogger for the last 6 months and I thought that was pretty self explanitory, but since I bought my own domain, I went with wordpress and hooked up with a hosting company who led me to wordpress cause IT WAS EASY.

    The last week I loved it, but now you almost need a engineering degree to figure it out. I am not a huge HTML, or PBP Know it all, in fact I know little, but I was told that it was simply.

    Well today I try to add a image, and its all small and blurry. I then go into a html to try to widen it and make it bigger by adjusting the height size from 85 to 105 to 185, and the width size from 96 to 116 to 196, either way it just is small and blurry. I tried to right click on image and expand it, but can obly go so far down.

    I even tried to re-save it as a jpeg, bitmap and neither work.

    Its getting real frustrating, WordPress is suppose to be top of the art for blogging, but with thissimple and important feature Blogger has them.

  2. Conceit
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi nate. As with every tool, WordPress has to find a balance between ease-of-use and feature-richness. That means: The more features a tool has, the more complex it will become to use.

    Concerning your problem, the WordPress developers went a very typical way: They implemented only some necessary standard features and let the user decide what they need for their special purposes - that means, you can download hundreds of plugins, which enhance wordpress in any thinkable way.

    To give you a clearer anwer, I suggest a plugin like Sticky Image (well, developed it myself, so of course I promote it). It lets you upload images directly when posting, while automatically thumbnailing and resizing it the way YOU want. You can get to the plugin page here:

    http://www.wp-plugins.net/index.php?filter=sticky+image&filter_search=Go...

  3. Kahil
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    it'd be nice to have an image plugin that does all that and more.... things like placing images with text wrapping or thumbnails you click to bring up a popup window with the image that is about the size of the image, etc. there are lots to do with imagaes that if you don't know how to add the code to, it can be difficult to acieve those featurs

  4. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

  5. chillbilly
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've worked with PHP-BB, Invision, Vbul, PHP-nuke and a few others...WP has been the best out of any of them BY FAR! When it comes to support, mods and being user freindly...php-bb is pretty frikin close though and I still love it.

    Still though..I wonder why there are any problems at all..doesn't make much sence to me. You'd think that somehting like WP could be set up without a single flaw, but what ever...If ya want ta see how great WP is...just go to the php-nuke support section and see the list of bugs and security issues!!!

    Basicly...if ya want you nuke ta work...ya gota script it from scratch by your self :)

  6. lhk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi,

    I have been installing quite a few WP 1.5 a while ago and loved it. Now I did my first WP 2.0.1 and just about hated the new image uploading function, especially as I need to adjust that installation for a complete web/html noob.

    But there's a good solution with ImageManager, found here:

    http://soderlind.no/archives/2006/01/03/imagemanager-20

    It's absolutely great. :-)

    LHK

  7. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hmmm. Yeah, I think that one's better than the one I linked earlier.

    Thanks!

  8. nate1977
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Can someone please lead me in how I add the plugin to my wordpress.

    I downloaded the one IHK provided, now what do I do?

    Thanks

  9. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ... Go back to that url. Scroll down to the "Installation" section.

  10. The Codex has your back. ;)

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Managing_Plugins#Installing_Plugins

    Basically, upload to /wp-content/plugins/ and activate.

  11. nate1977
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ok, I went back to that URL and followed the installation. I downloaded by zip and extracted to my plugin in file for wordpress under my program files on my C Drive.
    Everything is there, but under my plugins on my wordpress dashboard its not showing.

  12. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    in file for wordpress under my program files on my C Drive.

    You either don't read what was said above... or I don't know what to think.
    Is your blog hosted on your own computer? Even in that case - read again and again what was posted above and click those links they give you and read everything before posting back and wasting everybody's time.

  13. nate1977
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    wow, dude chill.. I did exactly what was said here.
    http://soderlind.no/archives/2006/01/03/imagemanager-20

    I downloaded the plugin to /wp-content/plugins/ on my computer.Thta is the only way to extract the files.

    It still doesnt show.

    This is a forum to get help, you really dont have to come off as a jerk.

  14. Kahil
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    nate, get used to it around here...it happens to me a lot... they forget that not everyone is a code junkie or an expert at this...

    after you have exracted them on your computer, you need to upload them into your wp-content/plugins/ folder online... then you go to your plugins section and activate it... hope that helps

  15. nate1977
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thats is what I am saying.... I put them in the file on my computer, but there not shoing upon my wordpress

  16. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nate. Is your computer also your web server? If not, then move the plugin files to your web server (as mentioned above a couple times now). They just don't provide much value anywhere else.

  17. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    EDITED* Sorry HandySolo, was writing while you posted lol. :/ Beat me to it..haha. =)

    nate1977, I think you're not getting what they telling you to do fully or something, the plugin's installation procedures are telling you to download and extract the files to your hard drive (computer) BUT THEN, you'll have to upload them to the proper directories in the FTP directory for your blog for it to show up on the blog....ONLINE..

    Unless you're doing what moshu said earlier: Is your blog hosted on your own computer?

    I dunno..just trying to figure this out..that's all.. =)

    spencerp

  18. nate1977
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No my blog is hosted by webhost unlimited.

    There is a folder under my c drive titled wordpress, in there there is a folder named content, then a folder named plugins. Thats where I extracted too.

  19. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    There is a folder under my c drive titled wordpress, in there there is a folder named content, then a folder named plugins. Thats where I extracted too.

    Ok, now, upload them same files, keeping the directory structure or what not..to your FTP directory for where your blog is at on webhost unlimited's server.. at:

    http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-content/plugins/ folder..using an FTP software..

    spencerp

  20. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Are you really that "blonde" or just pretending?
    It has been posted 5 times till now what to do with that plugin... Read, my friend, read, instead of posting.

  21. nate1977
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    So I need to go to my CPanel?

  22. nate1977
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Are you really that "blonde" or just pretending?
    It has been posted 5 times till now what to do with that plugin... Read, my friend, read, instead of posting.

    Dude, Im not a code junkie like you are. Please if your not going to help, please dont respond.

  23. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Are you really that "blonde" or just pretending?
    It has been posted 5 times till now what to do with that plugin... Read, my friend, read, instead of posting.

    Hahaha...I thought I was being a space cadet lately...running on hardly any sleep..lmaO!! It's cool nate1977, just takes more practice and doing then writing it down.. took me a little while to learn in the beginning, but you'll get it then.. =) Maybe..

    THIS WILL OR SHOULD HELP... =)
    http://codex.wordpress.org/FTP_Clients

    spencerp

  24. nate1977
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I see what you are saying, but how do I move the files to my web server?

  25. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oh Jesus.. You'll have to download a FTP software to do that, it's covered within that section I gave ya there lmaO!

    Download and Install, ask your host for the FTP information if need be, they should tell ya..
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/

    spencerp

  26. WarAxe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This dude is killin' me...

  27. nate1977
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ok, you know what screw it..

    I am sure some of you struggled with codes when you first started, I am new to this.

    So screw wordpress.

  28. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Calm down nate1977, I'll post this again for ya k.

    Download and Install, ask your host for the FTP information if need be, they should tell ya..
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/

    Once you get your FTP account informations, open that up and put the info in the right boxes and click connect or whatever..

    spencerp

    I just hope this don't turn into a Moby Dick length book (post) though lol..

  29. nate1977
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ok, I went into my CPanel and went into my file manager where my host downloaded my other plugins.

    So I know thats where they go, but do I have to extract them on there again? Or can I just go into the file on my CDrive and move them over?

  30. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Or can I just go into the file on my CDrive and move them over?

    Yes, you can do that via the file manager, just make sure you're making the right directories and stuff for that plugin..

    As example, if you're wanting to use the BaStats you'd have to create the folder BAStats first, then upload all those files into that folder.. at wp-content/plugins/BAStats/

    If it's just single plugin files, then just upload them straight into the wp-content/plugins/ folder..

    You'll also have to have the spelling CORRECT for those specific plugins (folders)...they might not work then if you don't, the above was just an example..

    spencerp

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