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I thought I’d keep a post of links on how to install WordPress for myself. Maybe you’ll find it useful.

Webhost Requirements

Before installing or even downloading WordPress , (or signing up for a web host provider if you haven’t already), please ensure your web host meets the following requirements:

  1. PHP version 4.2 or greater
  2. MySQL version 4.0 or greater

Is WordPress For Me?

Here are some reasons you might want to install WordPress:

  • You want to manage a dynamically created website- creating webpages that are created when the webpage is accessed rather than created only when you make a new webpage and upload it.
  • You want a blog that can be customized to your liking without creating one from scratch (and have a knowledge of php and cascading style sheets). If you don’t know php or css, try using WordPress.com.
  • You want a content management system (CMS). However, keep in mind WordPress is primarily meant for blog users. Here’s a website that gives instructions on how to make WordPress a full-fledged CMS rather than just a blog.

Here are more specific WordPress features, such as dynamic webpages, user management systems, comments management and spam protection.

If WordPress is what you’re looking for, go ahead and begin downloading it.

Installing WordPress

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In discussion with Christians about why they ought to adopt Presuppositional Apologetics, the subject of religious neutrality MUST BE ADDRESSED  

Here is  a link to “A Brief Outline Against Religious Neutrality”


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I changed the time zone for the posts. However it seems that the time change only affects new posts and not previous. Thus, there will be a discrepancy with the February 9th and Feburary 8th posts. This is written for archive purposes.

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When making a new password, you can use SecurityStats.com for guidelines and to “test” your password.


Use a mix of upper case and lower case letters, symbols, letters, and numbers. Don’t use a word in the dictionary. (Password crackers sometimes use word lists from a dictionary)

Don’t use a password you use for other accounts.

For wordpress, I would recommend you avoid using your accountname as your nickname. My friend told me his ex-girlfriend hijacked his email, blog, and AIM screenname. Don’t share your password with anyone… especially your girlfriend. -.-

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Uploading Requirements on YouTube

Before uploading, please keep the following in mind:

  • Need a YouTube account
    • With a confirmed email address
  • No limit to number of videos, however:
    • Video size must be a maximum of 10 minutes
    • Will stay up until you remove them
    • Must not be copyrighted material or used without permission of owner
    • Accepted formats:

“YouTube accepts video files from most digital cameras and camcorders, and cell phones in the .AVI, .MOV, and .MPG file formats.”

For more detailed information please visit the Help Center.

Walk-through on Fulfilling Requirements of Uploading a Video

  1. In order to upload a video on YouTube, you must sign up for an account.
  2. If this is the first time uploading, you’ll be asked to verify your email address. Type in your email address and click on ‘Send Email’:
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In order to post YouTube on your wordpress.com blog follow the following instructions:

1. Click on the YouTube window


Clicking on the YouTube window will bring you to YouTube’s website.

There you will find the YouTube URL:


2. Highlight and Copy the URL found


3. Insert the following code:

4. Paste the URL copied in step 2 into the code after the equal sign

Example: step4.jpg

5. Save and Publish

Notes: Make sure you do not include spaces in the brackets; doing so will only display the code as text.

  • References: (Please note that the code shown in the links includes spaces in the code- Took me awhile to figure out why following directions failed to work.)

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