Aewsomeame- You don't have to fold and tape. Just pull the front of your pouch down, while holding the faceplate. It will bring the top of your pouch down to where the pouch is secured to the faceplate. You should never have a problem. Also, as a matter of choice, I've tried filtered pouches and prefer to use a regular pouch with a deoderant. Again, this is just a matter of choice. I've had an ostomy for 18 years. And, although I'm no expert on ostomies, I'm an expert on mine!!!
Also, and this is just a matter of choice, I tried using an ostomy belt and HATED IT. I didn't need the extra encumberences from a belt. Also I found it shifted a lot, and actually started pulling off the appliance once. So, I said, never again. Again, it is just a matter of choice.
Good luck with the ostomy. Believe me, in short time it will become a regular part of you. You'll find ostomy changes take less time. Your emotions will change. Your attitude about it will change. If you are like I was 18 years ago, your ostomy seems bigger than life right now. Your mind has a nasty game of playing meanspirited tricks on you, and making things seem way bigger than they really are. That will change too. Your ostomy really will become "no big deal" to you. Just give it some time. You didn't mention your attitude was a problem. I'm just making an assumption because I thought at the time my world was over. That was my mind playing those tricks on me.