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  1. Hey, Haven't been here in a while, which is a good sign as my site is up and running. However, I have a feedburner form where one can enter an e-mail address and subscribe to updates. If I type in the an e-mail address and the security letters, it then states that "The feed does not have subscriptions by email enabled". Now, I've done the following: 1. Copy the plugin file, FeedBurner_FeedSmith_Plugin.php into your default WordPress plugin directory, wp-content/plugins/ Check 2. Activate the plugin by logging into your WordPress administration area, clicking Plugins, then clicking Activate at the end of the "FeedBurner FeedSmith" row. Check 3. In the WordPress administration area, begin the configuration by clicking Options and then the FeedBurner FeedSmith sub-option. Check 4. Follow the links to create your FeedBurner feeds, or if they already exist, simply fill in their URLs in the boxes provided. Check check 5. Verify your URLs in the text entry fields, and click Save. Check Now all of your WordPress feed traffic should be redirected to FeedBurner. But it doesn't. I can't fill in any e-mail addresses and I feeling a bit distressed as I want to offer this service. What should I do?
  2. I have tried ><?php wp_list_categories('orderby=id'); ?> but for some weird reason they haven't changed, might be my cache though???? I'll go ahead and try once more. You're absolutely correct, it's a flat list, though I'll admit that this theme was purchased and I'm learning by doing and tweaking, rather than composing it myself. I did remove it at first and IMHO it looks a whole lot better being flat-listed.
  3. Hello, I'm tweaking my blog and have run into a problem. In the header, the categories sort themselves by name or rather alphabetically. <ul> <?php wp_list_categories('sort_column=name&exclude=55,56 ,57,58&title_li=&depth=1'); ?> </ul> I have been able to exclude the categories, which I don't want and happy that that works, but I can't understand what to do? If I write ('sort_column=id&exclude=55,56,57,58&title_li=&dep th=1'); then my categories will still remain in alphabetical order AND one of the categories sometimes drops out. I have consulted Wordpress Codex but I can't figure it out. I did try to write ('include=1,2,3,4&exclude=55,56,57,58&title_li=&de pth=1'); but that hasn't worked either. I have been recommended to using a '$mylist=news,environment,arctic' but I can't find a "$mylist " code in my header. So does anyone have any idea how sort the categories so that they do not get ordered alphabetically? /C
  4. danada..problem solved.
  5. Thanks. I was trying to install xampp and didn't understand that if the Apache server wasn't running then http:/localhost/ wouldn't know what to hook up to. Extraordinary what books can teach you... Also if anyone has had this problem and is running Skype, close it down in the taskbar, because it uses Port 80 and does not share that spot with anything very well.
  6. I would like to test a few things on my WordPress blog before it's really live. My OS is XP and web browser is Firefox. The problem is that I cannot open the web browser in http://localhost/ or It just states that there is a problem loading the page. I opened the Command prompt to ping localhost and it exists. Does anyone have a clue how to do this?
  7. I figured it out!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Bruce :) Note: for those of you who might find themselves at this point, don't forget to "Add User to Database". No blanks should exist in the tables. Puh!
  8. Nearly there...I am truly confused now. I get a new error message with Word Press logo (positive!) stating: So I know that the second question, I've got covered. No problems there! Yet, I went to my cPanel and then onto MySQL database page. It clearly states in the table what my current database is xxxx_yyyy; size = 0.1 MB (something to worry about?); the user in the first table is absent, but further down the page it is stated what the user is xxxx_nnnn. any advice?
  9. Okay, that's what I'll do. Wipe the slate clean so to speak. I just want a WP blog so I'll delete and then follow your instructions as posted above. Fingers crossed and I'll keep you posted. Thanks!
  10. Thanks Thomas....and just like to say thanks to TCH-Bruce for helping me out.
  11. I have the WP press folders: wp-admin, wp-content, wp-includes folders and the php files outside those three folders; _private folder; _vti_bin, _vti_cnf, _vti_log, _vti_pvt, _vti_txt; cbw; cgi-bin; images In the cbw folder, I suspect this is a remnant from my first attempt of subdomains in which I scrapped pretty quickly, there is an additional cgi-bin folder in the cbw folder. Despite these trials and tribulations, I certainly hope that I'm contributing to this forum in a positive way....
  12. Do you mean everything, the WP files and other folders that were there originally when I opened up the file mgr prior to installing WP?
  13. okidoki...I entered the information as above again and still was not able to install. So I was doing some troubleshooting and found that my WP folder had made it on to my server, but not the actual public_html folder. Thus, I opened up my File Mgr and dragged it to the public_html folder. Now, I was wondering, when I was FTP:ing my WP folder, should I have opened it and en masse uploaded the three folders and all the other files? The reason for which I'm asking this, is that now that my WP folder is in public_html, should it be able to open it up and process the files? Is this the reason why there is a conflict and won't install?
  14. Yes, I did all that. So I have the DB_* variables, etc. I guess what I'd like to know is: if my cpaneluser is xxxx and database-name is yyyy, do I write the information like this: define('DB_NAME', 'xxxx_yyyy'); // The name of the database define('DB_USER', 'xxxx_nnnn'); // Your MySQL username define('DB_PASSWORD', 'mypassword'); // ...and password define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // you won't need to change this value[/code] or do I write it like this: define('xxxx_yyyy'); // The name of the database define('xxxx_nnnn'); // Your MySQL username define('mypassword', 'the-password-for-the-user-you-created'); // ...and password define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // you won't need to change this value[/code] Should I retain the apostrophes as above. I gather they should remain but I never said I was a computer programmer. I have created a few databases, then ending up deleting them to start over and am willing to do the same again, but I just want to get it going so to speak. Thanks again, Searlait
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