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  • Sorry if this has been asked a million times, but I can’t seem to find an answer:

    I want to add a plug in to my blog, but I cannot figure out how to do it. Everything I see says that I need to download the plug in, upload it to “upload the plugin file into your wp-content/plugins directory.” Unfortunately, I can’t find a place where I can upload to that folder. I also don’t know which part of the plug in file to upload.

    I am interested in uploading the Wassup plug in, or some other plug in to track visitor hits to the blog.

    I would appreciate any help, as obviously I don’t know what I am doing. Thanks!

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  • Uploading and intalling a WP plugin is so much easier since a few versions ago and if you upgrade to latest 2.8.6. All you need to do if you upgrade is go to Plugins > Add New and search within Admin for the kind of plugin you want. When you click on the install link, it will automatically be uploaded to your server and the choice is yours whether to activate the plugin or not.

    You would also need to upgrade to prevent any hacking on your WP install.

    You could also upload the “unzipped” plugin folder via FTP or cpanel to your server. Specifically, upload to wp-content/plugins/ folder

    I just tried to install the plug-in Add-To-Any, and now I get this message across the top of my homepage:

    Warning: include_once(services.php) [function.include-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home1/autismne/public_html/wp-content/plugins/add-to-any.php on line 43

    Warning: include_once() [function.include]: Failed opening ‘services.php’ for inclusion (include_path=’.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php’) in /home1/autismne/public_html/wp-content/plugins/add-to-any.php on line 43

    What does this mean?

    Now I’m unable to access WP administration. I get this message:

    Warning: include_once(services.php) [function.include-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home1/autismne/public_html/wp-content/plugins/add-to-any.php on line 43

    Warning: include_once() [function.include]: Failed opening ‘services.php’ for inclusion (include_path=’.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php’) in /home1/autismne/public_html/wp-content/plugins/add-to-any.php on line 43

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home1/autismne/public_html/wp-content/plugins/add-to-any.php:43) in /home1/autismne/public_html/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 868

    I removed the error messages, and tried to install again through the WP admin plug ins page. It has said “Unpacking the package” for about five minutes. How long does this take?

    Still unpacking after 45 mins.

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    That’s a wee bit excessive. Have you ever successfully installed a plugin via the Plugins/Add New interface?

    Not sure if I have. It’s been a while.

    Another comment string says to add this:

    * AddType x-mapp-php5 .php

    to the htaccess file. Not sure where that file is, or if the space before .php is a typo. Or the asterisk.

    I tried uploading the plugin folder to wp-content/plugins, but I could only open the folder and, I guess, upload individual files. With no clear directions on which files to upload, I opted for the add new plugin function in WP admin.

    I’m trying to back up my WP files for my blog, but that’s taking forever, too.

    My backup just completed and the size is just over 64 MB. That might be the problem. I increased the memory from 32 to 64 mb about an hour ago.

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