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WordPress Content

How do I add content to WordPress?

You can add content to WordPress using Posts and Pages. You will find these on the navigation to the left hand side of your Administration Panels.

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What's the difference between Posts and Pages?

Posts are a dynamic content type. They have a timestamp and will be listed on your website in reverse chronological order. Each post is assigned to a Category. You can also Tag your posts. Posts are displayed in an RSS Feed.

Pages are static content that are not time dependent. An example is your About page.

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How do I format my text?

You will find formatting options in the TinyMCE text editor. Formatting options include bold, italic, underline and justification.

Can I copy and paste text from Microsoft Word?

Do not copy text straight from Microsoft Word into the WordPress visual editor. MS Word has its own formatting which is copied into WordPress and will fill your editor with lots of code. You should either:

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Can I get more options for editing my text?

The furthest icon to the right in TinyMCE is to "Show/Hide the Kitchen Sink", you can click this to get additional formatting options.

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How do I add images to my content?

Click on the media upload icon above the text editor.

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How do I make the text wrap about the pictures?

To wrap text around the images you can edit the alignment when you insert the image. After the image has uploaded, choose the image alignment from the settings.

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How do I use smilies/smileys in my Posts?

Smilies are emoticons that you can use to convey emotion. They are turned on by default. You can turn them on by visiting the Settings > Writing Screen. See also:

Can I set my "moods" or add lists to my Posts?

You can set moods and add lists by Using Custom Fields with Post-Meta

Can I set a Sticky Post?

A Sticky Post is a post that stays on top of all the other posts. You can set this on the Post Editing screen.

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Is there any way to make WordPress more like Tumblr?

Since WordPress 3.1 it's been possible to use Post Formats. These are Theme features so they will be active if the theme designer has activated them in your Theme. You will find them in the WordPress Twenty Eleven Theme.

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The post editing screen is very cramped. Isn't there somewhere else to write?

Click on the fullscreen icon in the text editor to bring up Distraction Free Editor. This is a full screen editor that gives you more space to add and edit your content. There is a visual editor and HTML mode.

How do I link to posts, pages, and categories?

You can create links by either:

  • Using HTML in the HTML editor.
  • inserting a link by clicking on the link icon. You can then search for the content you wish to link to.

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Can I add more options to my editing screens?

It is possible to add more options to the content editing screens by clicking on the *screen options* tab at the top of the Administration Screens. The available options are:

  • Posts: Format, Categories, Tags, Featured, Image, Excerpt, Send Trackbacks, Custom Fields, Discussion, Slug, Author
  • Pages: Page Attributes, Featured Image, Custom Fields, Discussion, Slug, Author

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How do I make my web pages print pretty?

For a webpage to print properly it needs to have a print stylesheet included with the theme. In your browser, navigate to ""Print > Print Preview"" to see what it will appear when printed. If your website does not look pretty you can use the Styling for Print tutorial to learn how to make a print stylesheet.

Customizing WordPress

How do I change the box with information about my post?

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How do I change the sidebar?

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How do I change the navigation links and areas?

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How do I learn more about styles and CSS?

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How do I find my styles?

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How do I make notes or comments in my files?

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How do I change the time and dates on my posts?

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Customizing WordPress

What are template files?

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What are template tags?

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How do I create an archive index?

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How do I get my category pages to look different on each category?

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How do I get a custom 404 Error Page?

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What is The WordPress Loop?

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Can I hide or disguise my email address?

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What are Feeds?

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Administering Your WordPress Site

How do I validate my website?

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I want to know more about PHP, MySQL, HTML, and CSS

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How do I maintain my WordPress site?

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How do I find information about my server and site?

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Where are the meta tags in my WordPress site?

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Problems and Trouble

What do I do if I have problems?

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I make changes and nothing happens

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