I've downloaded and installed a handful of plugins from the WP forum to the plugin folder on my server. All have appeared in the control panel, but only two seem to be working.
Here's the breakdown:
Appear & Work: All in One SEO Pack, AddThis Sidebar Widget.
Appear & Do Not Work: WP Contact Form III, Shareomatic!
Appear & Can't Tell if They Work: Duplicate Content Cure, Copyright, Full Feed and PHP Editor.
I have searched for plugin friendly templates and have tried three different ones that claim to be plugin friendly, but haven't noticed any effective changes when switching between them. The templates are 'TypoX Reloaded', 'Soleil for WP', and 'wpjeriko01.2.'
Any insight as to how to get these plugins to work would be great. If some of the fixes require code to be entered in the template, please be as specific as possible on where to paste the code as I'm quite a neophite when it comes to editing anything beyond HTML.
Thanks for your assistance.