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  • I’m pretty new to all this. I used Dreamhost one click install for wordpress and it works beautifully. I wanted to add the streampad plugin but I don’t have the administration powers to do that because of my method of install?

    Can anyone lend a brother a hand?

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  • You should have received an email to the id you provided during install – the email will have your admin user name and password.

    Failing that simply go to your install-location.tld/wp-login.php and select lost password and enter admin for user name or the email id and you’ll get a link to reset your password.

    I need to upload plug ins to my wp-admin file, but because I used the one click install i have no idea where that folder would be. I’m pretty ipad oriented as well and did everything with it. I’m using my laptop right now. Do i need to download wp and override the one click somehow? Am I blithering like a moron here? Ha Ha …

    To upload plugins you will need to use an ftp client like filezilla or similar. Navigate to the public_html or www of your domain name and look for a folde named wp-content.

    Inside this folder is where you will find the plugins and themes folders where you can upload your plugins and/or themes.

    Al alternative is to log into your hostings cPanel and navigate to file manager – again look for the folder as above and here you should be able to upload the required plugins.

    Hope that helps.

    You can’t upload to the one-click installs on dreamhost. They don’t let you have access to that. If you want a configurable wordpress on dreamhost you’ll have to install it yourself.

    Yeah. Thats what I thought. Next question then …

    Do I need to uninstall what I’ve got or can I essentially do an upgrade with the manual install that I do.

    Thanks for the assistance boys!

    If you don’t have access to your WordPress folders via FTP or cpanel, login to your WordPress dashboard i.e. via (replace ‘’ with your actual domain), and upload your plugin there (Plugins > Add New > Upload).

    Thanks for all the feedback. I got it sorted out! I know I’ll be back with more questions.

    Peace all!

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