HOW TO WRITE A POST WITH WYSIWYG AND HTML EDITOR IN WORDPRESS
Using Excerpts, Trackbacks, and Discussion Options in wordpressFollowing the post message body on the screen is a text area labeled Excerpt This optional bit of text gives a summary about your post It is optional because it can be used to replace the full content in your RSS feed if you use the option to display summaries in Settings, Reading. And. depending on the WordPress theme used you can use it where summaries are preferred to full content. These places include Search results Tag archives Category archives Monthly archives Author archives The next section below Excerpt is Send Trackbacks. Trackbacks are a way to notify other blogs that you have linked to them, which is useful for getting not only your readers but also readers from another blog involved in the conversation. Trackbacks work like this: Person A writes something on her blog. Person B wants to comment on Person A’s blog. but wants her own readers to see what she had to say. and be able to comment on her own blog. Person B posts on her own blog and sends a trackback to Person A’s bIog. Person A’s blog receives the trackback and displays it as a comment to the original post This comment contains a link to Person B'S post If you link to other WordPress blogs. the trackback function is automatic, and you can leave it blank For non-WordPress blogs. enter the URL of the other blog’s post in the space provided. Finally; in the main column are the Discussion options. They allow you to enable or disable comments and trackbacks on a post-by-post basis (over riding the settings in the global discussion options in Settings.Discussion).
HOW TO USE PUBLISH OPTION IN WORDPRESSr post by default it is set to Public. but by clicking the Edit link, you get several options. Including password protected and private. Another handy feature under VIsibility is the check box labeled Stick This Post to the Front Page. Some people like to use this option for announcements or other information they want to make available all the time. For example, if our local radio-controlled airplane club is having a monthly meeting in three weeks. I want that meeting announcement to stay on the front page even if there are a dozen more postings between the time I post the announcement and the meeting.
The options in the Publish section on the right allow you to manage when and how your post is released to your readers.
Save Draft (button)—The Save Draft button allows you to save your work as you continue writing Few things are more frustrating than ‘‘writing for a long time and then losing your work Saving as a draft simply keeps a recent back-up of your article on WordPress. Your content is saved but not yet published. Preview (button)—If you want to see how your post will look before it is made public. click the Preview button. A preview is useful when you have embedded images, additional formatting. or something else besides simple text and you want to verify the layout appears as you would expect.
Status (field)—The Status defaults to Draft to indicate the post is under construction You .can click the Edit link next to the word Draft and change it to pending Review if you want to have an editor review it before It is posted.
Visibity (field)—The Visibility option allows you to change who can see you
Of course, I will have to remember to edit the article and uncheck that option at some point in the future
Publish (field)—You also can change the time the article is published. This capability is useful for dated material. For example. our local radio-controlled airplane club just got a pre-release of a New model so write a review. As part of the agreement, the review must be posted on the first of next month to coincide with the product release. When I click she Edit link next to Publish Immediately, a date and time appear. I can set the date so the first of next month, determine what time it will show up, and click OK. After reviewing and setting all my options. I can click the Publish button. Publish ( button )—The simplest action in this section is the Publish button. When you click it, your content is online for the world to read
HOW TO USE POST TAGS IN WORDPRESS
Post tags provide a way to group similar post topics together in an informal Way. When you create a post. you can add optional tags that work much like keywords Posts with the same tags can be automatically linked together. Some Word Press- themes display the tags to quickly access posts with the same tags. For example my personal blog has a posting on it about my martial arts training. 1f I include tags such as karate, training, Exercise , and bo staff they are easily searchable among other WordPress .corn blogs using the Dashboard, Tag Surfer feature, From an information organization standpoint, you should start getting in the habit of putting a few tags in each post. Post tags are managed from the side menu under Posts., Post Tags.
HOW TO USE CATEGORIES IN WORDPRESS
Categories are another way to organize your information They are more structured than post tags in that they can be hierarchical (one category can have one or more subcategories) When you create your blog. have a good idea of what types of information you will be sharing and create categories around the major groupings. For example. in my personal blog. I write about personal and professional topics. I further break down the personal topics into family, exercise, personal development. And hobbies. I have created my categories around these major groupings. When I create a post. I know it generally fits et least one of these categories. Before I publish the post I can check the appropriate category (or categories). Now if someone comes to my blog and wants to see what I’ve written regarding my personal development program, he can click a category link (typically displayed on the front page of my blog under a Categories heading) and see those posts grouped together. Try not to go overboard on categories. Again, some forethought is recommended here