To install WP Legacy on your web host:
- Install and activate WP Legacy as you would any other WordPress Plugin. From the WordPress Dashboard, select Plugins | Add New | Upload. Then follow any additional WordPress instructions for installing and activating WP Legacy.
- Now add the page that you would like WP Legacy to be displayed on. DO NOT use your WordPress site’s front page. WP Legacy will not work if you do so.
- Somewhere on the page you just added include the shortcode [ LEGACY ] or [ LEGACY | Tag ] in the page’s content. This is where WP Legacy will place its output. Other text placed on this page (above or below this shortcode) will get displayed on the WP Legacy main index page that gets generated … but will not appear in sub-index or individual pages. Tag is used when you upload multiple GEDCOMs and you wish to restrict the data that gets displayed on the page to one particular GEDCOM.
- Add a WordPress Custom Field to this page named “wpl” with a value of “yes“. This instructs WP Legacy to add the necessary CSS link to the top of this web page and no others.
- Save the page.
- Now, on the WordPress Dashboard, look for the “Settings” tab and click on the entry for WP Legacy. This will bring up the WP Legacy Settings Page
- If desired, make changes to the plugin settings and save them. You may click on the “Help” button in the upper right corner for detailed information on these settings.
- At the bottom of the WP Legacy Settings Page you will see a place to upload and load your Legacy GEDCOM file. Click the “Browse…” button and select the GEDCOM file you wish to upload on your PC. Enter a Tag if desired, and then click the “Load GEDCOM” button. The GEDCOM will be uploaded to your WordPress site where WP Legacy will parse and load it into its MySQL tables. Success or failure notifications will be displayed near the top of the screen.
- Upload your images to the folder specified on the WP Legacy Settings page. By default this is “images/” under the folder where WP Legacy was installed.
- At this point you should be good to go. Just navigate to the WordPress page you added earlier and you should see the WP Legacy main index displayed. If you don’t like the default appearance of the page, feel free to change the CSS file that WP Legacy uses, or any of the template files. You’ll find these in the “wp-legacy” plugin folder.
NOTE: If your WordPress site is running on an Apache web server, and you receive HTTP Error 406 when using this plugin, try turning off mod_security on your web host. Check with your ISP for instructions on how to do this.