Adding plugins

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  • #259308

    kitslife
    Member

    I’m confused. Sorry newbie here. I want to add a plugin that I found on wordpress.org but it says you add it through the Plugin tab. I can’t see one on my account and the widgets list that is the default in my wordpress account doesn’t have a way to add any additional widgets.

    If they are listed on wordpress.org should you not be able to add them to your wordpress blog? Also, where do I find the plugins tab so I can put the timezone widget on my blog.

    Thanks in advance.

    #259482

    You cannot add plugins to blogs hosted on wordpress.com. The plugins at wordpress.org are only for blogs that are self-hosted using the software downloaded from wordpress.org.

    #259484

    kitslife
    Member

    I didn’t realize there was a difference between the two. So if I understand you correctly .org is for those who most likely have their own domain?

    Having my own domain is where I want to eventually get to but thought I would do a friends/family blog for practice first. So much to learn… thanks!

    #259490

    bubel
    Staff

    For clarification on the difference between .com and .org, please refer to the following FAQ article –

    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/05/07/wordpresscom-vs-wordpressorg/

    #259491

    teck07
    Member

    Also .org is were they pay for a hosting provider…

    #259683

    getintouch
    Member

    There is a guy who has got his blog hosted on wordpress.com and he actually has a plugin installed called SyntaxHighlighter (joshuajava.wordpress.com). I thought it is not possible. Can somebody explain that to me? Thanks.

    #259684

    raincoaster
    Member

    Um, can you explain to me what Syntax Highlighter does? Looks like a perfectly normal WP.com blog to me. Lots of things are possible at WordPress.com, but installing plugins isn’t one of them.

    #259686

    What you are seeing on that blog is the use of the the code-displaying “shortcode” WordPress.com has provided for us to use here. It allows us to display code within out blogs and will highlight syntax for a large variety of languages.

    http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/09/03/how-do-i-post-source-code/

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