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One of the weaknesses of the default WordPress Visual Editor is that it lacks some features.  It often happens that a client is used to a particular visual editor and when moving onto WordPress he begins to dislike minor features which he could do before. Some of the main things are changing the font-size , and inserting a table from the visual editor.  

These issues can be easily be resolved by adding the TinyMCE Advanced WordPress Plugin – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tinymce-advanced/. Which can be installed and configured in a few minutes.  You only need to drag and drop the features missing in your current editor, such as the font-size and table for example to include them.

Hey Guys, here goes my first useful post.

I wanted to create a blog on my own domain, and these are the steps I had to follow.

There are two options you can follow; the auto-install or the manual-install.  Some hosting accounts allow auto-installation of WordPress blogs, if your hosting account allows that it’s really easy to do it.  These are the steps you should follow for both methods:

Auto-Install:

  1. You first need to create a Database, and a Database user.
  2. Find how to auto-install WordPress from your hosting account, and then simply follow the steps.

Manual-Install:

  1. Download the latest version of WordPress from their website, or click here
  2. Unzip it
  3. Modify the file named wp-config-sample.php and fill in your database details as explained here
  4. When you’re ready, rename the file wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php
  5. Upload the files to your FTP.  If you want the blog to appear at http://www.yourdomain.com/blog , upload the WordPress folder in the root directory and rename it to blog. (If you want your blog to appear in the root of your website http://www.yourdomain.com ,  just upload the contents of WordPress to the root)
  6. Install WordPress by visiting http://yourdomain.com/blog/wp-admin/install.php , if you created a sub-domain named blog. (If you uploaded everything to the root use http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin/install.php
  7. You’re Done! All you need to do is to configure the settings of WordPress from your dashboard.

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Additional Information:

You can use FileZilla, which is an open-source FTP Application to upload data to your FTP.
http://filezilla-project.org/

If you come across any problems when updating your plugins or versions from the dashboard, make sure you have Write Permissions on the FTP.  This also applies when trying to import an XML File from another Blog.

You can also find more information on WordPress’s site .

I hope you find this useful,

Ryan Sammut
Internet. File Sharing