Humanized History requires a working installation of WordPress. It has been tested with several versions of WordPress 2.x; I can’t promise compatability with older versions of WordPress, but if you’ve tried it successfully, I’d be glad to hear about it.
To install the plugin:
Create a subdirectory named
pluginsdirectory of your WordPress blog.
Put copies of
Log in to the WordPress Dashboard and go to Presentation –> Theme Editor. Check whether there is a template file called
functions.phplisted in your theme files. If so, bring it up the template file for editing. If not, create a new file in a text editor, then enter the following lines:
<?php // Common template functions ?>
Then save it as
functions.php, upload it to your WordPress theme directory, and bring it up for editing.
When you’re ready to edit the
functions.phptemplate, add a new function, named
template_post_display(), which should display the contents of a single post however they are normally displayed on your blog’s front page and archive page. If you are not familiar with hacking WordPress templates, you can find step-by-step instructions that should get you a reasonable result from Templates and Styling.
While you’re editing your theme, check
header.phpto make sure that there’s a call to the
wp_head()function somewhere in HTML
<head>...</head>element for your theme. If not, add the following line to the template, just above the line containing the closing tag (
<?php wp_head(); ?>
In the WordPress Dashboard, go to Plugins and activate the Humanized History plugin.
Be sure to check out Templates and Styling for a discussion of how best to fit in this plugin with your existing WordPress theme.