How to install WordPress Themes & WordPress Plug-ins to your Blog


Ok, here we are at the next video tutorial, which will show you how to install WordPress Themes & WordPress Plugins to your WordPress Blog ….

There are hundreds of free wordpress themes out there, that can be used, you can go to an type in ‘free wordpress themes’

You can then choose one that you like, if you want a wordpress similiar to myself then you can download it free here Download Pro-Sense WordPress Themes Here the reason I like these templates are that they have a double sidebar which can be customised to include anything you want to monitise your blog …..

I will show you how this is done in my next video tutorial ….

Brilliant, you now have chosen the wordpress theme, that suits you, now you will need to think about which WordPress Plug-ins you want to use on your Blog …. (so much to think about!!) don’t panic though as after watching the video tutorial, you will be able to do this with ease, as always if you have any problems or questions, then just post a comment or question and I will help you 😉

There are numerous different types of WordPress Plug-ins you can use within your blog …..

I would reassure you, that there is no right or wrong plug-in to use on your WordPress Blog …..

There are plug-ins that will do the same or similiar functions, for example, ‘Add This’, ‘Share This’ or ‘Sociable’ Plug-ins all do the same function which is to allow your posts/blog be shared via ‘Social Media’ medium, now a lot of the time it is your personal preference as to what you like that will determine which WordPress Plug-ins you will use within your blog.

You can visit here to get your WordPress Plugins Click Here to view WordPress Plugins

In the video tutorial below I show you how to use ftp software to upload your WordPress Themes and WordPress Plugins. I use a program called Filezilla, now there are lots of other software programs that will do the job, it is just that having used a few, I have personally found Filezilla to work well….

You can obtain your own copy of Filezilla Click here to download Filezilla ftp software

It is important that you download the version that will met your needs , ie- windows, mac user etc

I hope that I may have solved some of the issues that people that have emailed and posted questions on the blog about the uploading of wordpress plugins, but as you will find that a lot of learning is about trial and error, but I also prefer to try and “learn from other people’s mistakes” 😉 i say that as I have made the same mistakes as others….so that you don’t have to 😉

I also show you how to create ‘trackbacks’ in the video, I know that I have explained to some about ‘backlinks’ , however ‘trackbacks’ is a very useful tool to create traffic to your blog 😉

I hope you find the video tutorial helpful as I tried to get it done quickly given the emails & questions I have been receiving….

Please feel free to comment, good or bad so I can ensure that my videos get better ….

I have received some questions via email and on blog about adsense and changing sidebars etc …..I will ensure I cover this in my next video tutorial ……

Enjoy 😉

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  1. mandy says:

    hi tommy—

    i am having real problems…
    do you know anything about html codes?
    i really mess up my blog…how do i fix it.
    thanks mandy

  2. Mandy, I am not sure exactly what you have done, a possible solution would be to load another theme and then revert back to your original theme, i am assuming you have deleted some of the html table?

    Are you looking to install a pro-sense theme?

    If after watching the tutorial, you are still stuck, if you give me a temp admin access I will do it for you if it helps?

    Don’t worry too much it can be sorted ..



  3. Mark Austin says:

    Hi Tommy,

    Just a quick one, I’m going round updating my blogroll so will add you now.

    Notice you have the same theme as I am using, are you a John Thornhill student also? 🙂

    all the best

  4. Mark Austin says:

    Hi again,

    Must be getting tired, I already asked you about JT last time!

    Time for a cup of coffee I think.


  5. Lol you are working too hard Mark ….

    Thanks for the add to your blogroll



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