Using Custom Code From the IMC

One of our core skills here at the IMC is web programming: PHP coding, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and so on. And, while WordPress is a fantastic platform to build websites with, it doesn't do everything. So, we like to provide our members with access to some of the custom programming we have done to add abilities that WordPress doesn't have.

You don't need to be a programmer or understand the first thing about programming to use these tools; we'll walk you through exactly how to use them. You just need to be able to use WordPress. If you can create a post or page, or you can add a widget to your sidebar in the WordPress administration area, you can use our custom code!

That said, if you want to take advantage of these code examples and snippets that we like to provide, you will need to install several plugins on your WordPress blog. All of the plugins are completely free, available at wordpress.org. The plugins are:

  • PHP Code Widget
  • Exec PHP
  • Raw HTML

To make things simpler for you, we've generated this quick how-to video to walk you through how to get the plugins, then install them on your site. Some of the details will be a little different if you work on a Windows computer instead of Linux, but this should give you enough to do the job.

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