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downloading a plugin file on Vista

  • Fortunately I’ll not be able to hear people laughing at me but I just bought hosting from Siteground (great service by the way) and they uploaded bbpress for me. I believe I found how/where to upload in the “my plugin” file. It asks where to download from… well….when I try to save the plugin download onto my computer it defaults to save it with notepad (offers internet explorer too). When I save it with notepad and then view the file it looks like wingdings on bad drugs. I know this is a silly question for most here…but how do I save a plugin download with Vista? (go ahead and laugh my speakers are off) LOL …I must to learn more basics before I can do this it appears. oh yeah….my site is Thanks!

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  • chrishajer


    Which plugin are you talking about? It’s possible you don’t have the software installed to decompress the file. What is the extension?

    If you want to download it, instead of clicking the link to the download, just right click and select “Save As” or something similar (I don’t have Vista.) Then it will be saved.

    It’s the Avatars file that I tried…I believe your right about not having the right software to decompress the file. I know Vista can unzip files but I haven’t figured out how so I’m going to and download a zip file program. I’m going to wait a day or so and see what else gets added to this topic first. The Avatar plugin does in end .zip

    Also I’ll try the right click and save. Thanks for your reply and “pre thanks” for any more replies!

    I’m also wanting to add a stock market theme when I find one and the TOU plugin…after I get the feel for bbpress I hope to make a good bulletin board forum for penny stock traders…Thanks !

    (thanks for not laughing in front of me)



    Post the link to the plugin you want to download and someone can download and unzip it and post it so you can save it as plain text.

    …thinking outside the box…




    You should really figure out how to unzip files on your Vista machine. An unzip utility was included with Windows XP and I suspect one is included with Vista. You’re going to need it.

    Anyway, you can download all the files here:

    The php files were all renamed php.txt so you can display them in your browser and save them, then upload them. You will need to keep the same directory structure. There is also a readme.txt file that is included that I did not rename.

    Also, you’ll note on the plugin page that this says compatible up to which is very very old. I have no idea if that works at all with whatever version you’re installing.

    When you’re done, you should have something like this:

    Chris, Thank you….I figured out hoe to open it with Vista….pluginworks…..Thanks!

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