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wp-config-sample.phpwith a text editor like WordPad or similar and fill in your database connection details
adminand the password generated during the installation. You can then click on 'Profile' to change the password.
Before you upgrade anything, make sure you have backup copies of any files you may have modified such as
If you have customized your templates you will probably have to make some changes to them. If you're converting your 1.2 or earlier templates, we've created a special guide for you.
If you have any questions that aren't addressed in this document, please take advantage of WordPress' numerous online resources:
WordPress is the official continuation of b2/cafélog, which came from Michel V. The work has been continued by the WordPress developers. If you would like to support WordPress, please consider donating.
WordPress can import from a number of systems. First you need to get WordPress installed and working as described above.
You can now post to your WordPress blog with tools like Ecto, BlogBuddy, Bloggar, WapBlogger (post from your Wap cellphone!), Radio Userland (which means you can use Radio's email-to-blog feature), Zempt, NewzCrawler, and other tools that support the Blogging APIs! :) You can read more about XML-RPC support on the Codex.
You can post from an email client! To set this up go to your "Writing" options screen and fill in the connection details for your secret POP3 account. Then you need to set up
wp-mail.php to execute periodically to check the mailbox for new posts. You can do it with Cron-jobs, or if your host doesn't support it you can look into the various website-monitoring services, and make them check your
Posting is easy: Any email sent to the address you specify will be posted, with the subject as the title. It is best to keep the address dicrete. The script will delete emails that are successfully posted.
You may allow or disallow user registration in your General options. If "new users can blog" is disabled you must first raise the level of a newly registered user to allow them to post. Click the plus sign next to their name on the Users page.
Usually you want to have a team of level 1 users except for you.
WordPress has no multi-million dollar marketing campaign or celebrity sponsors, but we do have something even better—you. If you enjoy WordPress please consider telling a friend, setting it up for someone less knowledgable than yourself, or writing the author of a media article that overlooks us.
WordPress is released under the GPL (see license.txt).