Tag Archives: WordPress Blog

Installing the Follow Plugin and SMTP mail in WordPress

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Look in the bottom right corner of this blog for a working example

This plugin does not seem to be available from the WordPress.org site or in the plugin search.  If you can find it, let me know.  I think it has probably disappeared off the site because the author is not supporting it. You can download the follow plugin I use here:

Download the Follow Plugin zip file
(Install via WP Dashboard -> Plugins -> Install New -> Upload)

There is a follow tab/button in the lower right corner of every “free” wordpress.com blog.

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This is what the follow button opens up to.

When people subscribe, they get an email every time a post or a page is published. It’s a great feature for keeping your audience engaged!

If you have a hosted blog and you would like a follow button here are step by step instructions for the installation. FYI – I used GVO hosting in this video.

There may be minor differences if you have a different host…

The picture to the right shows what the box looks like when you click on it.  You can try it out for yourself on this blog.  Look in the lower right hand corner.

Happy blogging!!

Moving a Post to a Page and Using All in One SEO in WordPress

Accidentally put what should be a page into a blog post? Want to move it over to a page? Pages are what populate your menus, either the tabs along the top of your WordPress Blog or the menus in the sidebar, footer, etc.

This tutorial goes over how to change a Post to a Page and also, how to use All in One SEO with your blog posts and pages.

Moving a Post to a Page and Using All in One SEO in WordPress