WordPress is software you can use to create a website or blog. The software allows you to highly customise your website; thousands of plugins and widgets are available for you to use. The standard WordPress installation does not allow your users to upload photos to WordPress; in order to achieve this functionality, you must install two different plugins to your WordPress website. WordPress plugins, like the actual software, are free.
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Log into your WordPress account.
Click "Plugins" on the left hand toolbar and then click "Add New."
Type "NextGEN" into the plugins search box and then click "Search Plugins."
Click "Install Now" next to the NextGEN Gallery plugin.
Wait for the installation to complete and then click "Activate."
Repeat steps 2 through 5. However, instead of NextGEN, install NextGEN Public Uploader.
Click "Dashboard" and then click "Widgets." Drag the NextGEN widget to the sidebar on the right.
Tips and warnings
- Make sure you install NextGEN Gallery AND NextGEN Public Uploader; the NextGEN Public Uploader will not work without NextGEN Gallery.
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